The leaves are changing color and the weather is getting cooler, so that means one thing: fall is coming! And with fall comes plenty of fun events in the Salt Lake City area. From farmer’s markets to family-friendly holiday activities, there’s something for everyone to enjoy this season. In this post, we will list some of the biggest and best upcoming fall events in our beautiful city. So mark your calendars and get ready for a fun-filled autumn!
Downtown Winter Market at The Gateway
The Winter Market at The Gateway is the perfect place to spend a Saturday morning this season. Held every Saturday from 10 am – 2 pm starting November 12th, the market features a wide variety of vendors who sell everything from fresh, locally-grown fruits and vegetables to florals and artisanal bread. Additionally, many of the booths will offer arts & crafts, so you’re able to browse unique, handmade gifts and art made by locals in the area. So whether you’re looking for the perfect pumpkin for your pumpkin pie or some fresh apples for cider, the Downtown Winter Market at the Gateway is sure to have what you need (and then some!) For more information, visit their website right here.
Luminaria at Thanksgiving Point
If you’re looking for an enchanting way to celebrate the holidays, Luminaria at Thanksgiving Point is the perfect choice! Located in Lehi, Luminaria is a walk-through light show made up of thousands of different colored lights. Not only will you get to holiday music and view all sorts of moving lit-up displays, but you’ll also get to see a 120-foot tree! This truly is an event for all ages, so it’s the perfect way to celebrate with a big group of loved ones. Typically, the show will take around an hour and a half to walk through completely. You can get tickets for the light-filled event here.
Frightmares at Lagoon Amusement Park
Every fall, Frightmares comes to Lagoon Amusement Park. On Fridays and weekends until October 30th, the park is transformed into a spooky fright-fest with haunted houses, family-friendly Halloween activities, and thrilling rides in the dark. There are also plenty of photo-op opportunities with frightful characters that roam throughout the grounds. Of course, there will also be plenty of Halloween candy for everyone! This event is wonderful for visitors of all ages, as the park has events appropriate for age groups ranging from young toddlers to adults. Get your tickets for Frightmares here!
BOOtanical at Red Butte Garden
BOOtanical at Red Butte Garden is the perfect place to enjoy the fall season. Located in the foothills of the Wasatch Range in Salt Lake City, the garden features numerous plant collections, display grounds, and beautiful greenery with foliage that becomes vibrant with fall colors in the cooler months. While the botanical garden is open to visit year-round, it holds a Halloween-centered event from October 20th-30th with hundreds of lights and seasonal decor, activities for kids, and live music. Red Butte Garden is a great option if you’re looking to take a walk. relax, and enjoy the beauty of nature while still celebrating the holidays. If you’re interested in walking through the spooky garden, get your tickets here!
Fall Festival at Cross E Ranch
The Fall Festival at Cross E Ranch is a great place to celebrate the Fall season! The event features a variety of fun activities, including hayrides, pumpkin painting, pig races, ziplining, a barrel train, a corn maze, and more! The ranch also offers lots of fun Fall foods, so make sure you try some of their famous apple cider donuts, a fresh gourmet caramel apple, or a bag of fresh kettle corn or roasted nuts. The festival runs until October 29th, so you have plenty of time to visit with friends and family. Have so much fun this fall and get your tickets for the festival here!
Now go have fun!
Salt Lake City is a beautiful, fun-filled place to celebrate the fall season. There are so many events held in the area that help support the creatives and hard workers in the community. Hopefully, this list will make it easier to find a way to get outside, spend time with loved ones, and celebrate the season in a fun, festive way!