Free–Or Cheap–Weekend Family Fun Along The Wasatch Front

(Cover Photo credit: Valerie)

SO MUCH to do this weekend!  There are piles of competitions and fun up in the mountains and away from the inversion. If you really want more gunk in your lungs and less driving, there are sports, Walking With Dinosaurs, and all kinds of free crafting, dance and art. Take a look…

Free–Or Cheap–Weekend Family Fun Along The Wasatch Front

creative dance

(Photo credit: Michael Creamer)

Friday 1.9:

10am: Intrigued by all the recent stories of mountain lion sightings along the Wasatch Front? There’s a free exhibition at the Swaner Nature Preserve in Park City–your kiddos can touch the teeth and pelt on a puma. Free admission.

10:30am: Library Storytime-free admission, crafts and activities.

Columbus Library, SLC. 

Murray Library. 

Sandy Library (and creative dance class)

Washington County Library

4:00pm: “No Girls Allowed” Adventurous fun for boys, Riverton Library

6:00pm: UofU Women’s Basketball-$0-8.00. Huntsman Center, University of Utah

6:30pm: Minecraft Lockin-Calvin Smith Library, SLC. Come show your mad Minecraft skills–free party.

7:00pm: Utah Grizzlies vs. Stockton Thunder-Maverick Center $12-35

7:00pm: Walking With Dinosaurs-Energy Solutions Arena $27.50-45.00

7:30pm: Val Browning Center 50th Anniversary Celebration, free concert and events-Weber State University

All Day: Strayboots Interactive Scavenger Hunt: pick from 3 downtown SLC locations or an Ogden one. Challenges, games and questions. $10.00



(Photo credit: Mr Outdoor Guy)

Saturday 1.10:

9:30am: Snowshoe Stomp 5K and Kid’s 5K at Mountain Dell Park, Parley’s Canyon. $15.00-35.00

9:30am: PreSchool Puppet Time, Brigham City Fine Arts Center, $1

10:15am: Free Crafting Time: Salt Art Mittens at the Calvin Smith Library in SLC

11:00am: A “Frozen” Magic Show: Kearns Library, free admission

12:00pm: Brian Head Triple Crown Rail Jam-skiers and snowboarders compete. $25-60.00

12:00pm: Brickyard Wellness Community New Year’s Celebration-holistic health and wellness fair, free admission.

2:00pm: Family Art Saturday, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art-create a pop art collage with your photos, old photos and more. The events is free, but there is a suggested $5.00 donation per family.

7:00pm: BYU Men’s Basketball, Marriott Center Provo-$8-20.00

7:00pm: Utah State Men’s Basketball-Dee Glen Smith Spectrum, Logan. $15-17.00

7:30pm: Jo Koy-from “Chelsea Lately” at 50West – Wiseguys Comedy Club. $25.00


walking with dinos

(Photo credit: Hadl Zaher)

Sunday 1.11:

9:30am: Triathalon Clinics-train with the best at the JCC in SLC. $25.00

12 Noon: Uof U Women’s Basketball-Huntsman Center $0-8.00

1:00pm: “Walking With Dinosaurs” ESA Arena, SLC. Tix $27.50-45.00

3:00pm: Contemplations of Beyond: a NOVA event with “expressions of musical spirituality” Gardner Hall, UofU  Tix $8-25.00

All Day: Strayboots Interactive Scavenger Hunt: BYU Campus-free


Thanks again to my girlie Michelle from Enjoy Utah!

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