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Going on vacation to Salt Lake City, travelers have to consider several important features of the local way of life. This will make the stay calm and pleasant, save from embarrassing situations and will help to find common ground with locals. First of all, it is worth considering that locals are proud of their country and consider it the best in the world. Don’t criticize the local way of life and don’t touch upon the subject of important historical and political events. Indigenous people don’t tolerate criticism, no matter what aspect of their lives it touches.
The largest city in Utah, this is one of the most beautiful and wealthy places. Salt Lake City is located in a very scenic place, where rocky cliffs and thick ridges are mixed with desert … Open
Locals are intolerant to buckram and it concerns not only manners, but also the style of dress. For many travelers the look of indigenous people may seem ordinary and even negligent, as they prefer free style in clothes and communication. You may notice that many people treat each other informally and talk as equals, even if among them there is a notable difference in age and social status.
There is always a smile on faces of local residents; it isn’t customary to be sad. According to local rules of conduct, it’s also not accepted to share your own personal problems and experiences with someone; such behavior here would be treated as mauvais tone. Many travelers say that locals keep proper hours. They are very punctual and appreciate this quality in others, so don’t be late for a meeting, even if it is unofficial. Copyright
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Another important feature of the local way of life is a healthy lifestyle. Drinking alcohol and smoking in the city are only allowed in special areas; violation of public order may be followed by a fine or arrest. Every year, there become more and more adherents of a healthy lifestyle; visiting gyms and fitness centers is considered one of the most acute trends.
Utah State Capitol Of course, such efforts will be appreciated; sport is one of the most popular hobbies. Going to visit a new acquaintance, you should definitely take care of modest gifts. A book or a bottle of good wine would be an ideal present for host.
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With regards to the festivals held in the capital of Utah, there are plenty of captivating events here each month. So no matter what time tourists come to Salt Lake City, they always have the opportunity of attending something wonderful. Music fans, for example, will be interested in the Utah Blues Festival, which is held in mid-June. The traditional place where you can listen to high-quality music performed by famous blues and jazz musicians is the open area of the Gallivan Center. This arrangement plays a role in ensuring that visitors can enjoy not only music but also have a great time outdoors.
Utah State Capitol Building The same scene becomes the venue for the beautiful festival, Lunch Bunch Concert Series. This is the most long-running fest in the city and it runs throughout the summer period, starting in mid-May and ending in mid-September. Music concerts featuring local artists and bands are held in the city center also during this time. The genres displayed are very diverse and results in the possibility for everyone to choose the performance that suits them. The same series of concerts are held in the open-air in the amphitheater which is located in the park, Red Butte Garden (as you might guess, the festival is called Red Butte Garden Summer Concert Series). Another place of interest – Pioneer Park – can offer an excellent cultural program starring music concerts, dance shows, theatrical performances, as well as food courts. We are talking about the Twilight Concert Series, which takes place from mid-July to the beginning of September.
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Fans of theatrical arts will be interested in visiting the cultural center Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center in mid-June when the Page-to-Stage New Play Festival is held here. The organizers of the event settle on a certain theme every year, and the directors of performances of theatrical productions strictly follow it, creating new masterpieces in the art world. This spirit of challenge attracts fans of theater and sketches even more. In the middle of August, an interesting event takes place which showcases craft fairs, workshops, and food courts. All this happens in a family-friendly atmosphere that is the hallmark of the DIY Festival. The capital of Utah is transformed into “Craft Lake City” during this time. The Gallivan Center is the venue of the event.
Union Pacific Depot in Salt Lake City, Utah Friday Night Flicks is a multilocational festival, which includes film screenings out in the open air. The event could be visited in various Parks of the city at the beginning of July. In addition to the open-air cinema, the parks hold music concerts as well as opens food courts. Earth Jam is the name of another remarkable fest that takes place in Salt Lake City in mid-June. It is dedicated to the environment and its protection. Every piece of the event, including musical and theatrical or gastronomic program, is related to this topic. The venue of the event is the picturesque green areas of the city, while the most interesting events are held in Liberty Park and Rosewood Park. The opening of food courts, craft fairs and workshops, music concerts, dance and theater shows, and seminars and debates on the salvation of nature, all awaits those who decide to attend the festival.
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Many festivals of Salt Lake City are also great for spending time with children (including those that were mentioned above). Discovery Gateway Children’s Festival is another one of such events. It is held annually at the Children’s Museum of Utah in mid-June. At that time, there are bright exhibitions and a variety of entertainments for children such as face-art, contests, and interactive scientific demonstrations. The museum itself is motley decorated during this time so that children would feel the touch of the holiday. Utah Foster Care’s Chalk Art Festival is held as a part of the event. It consists of art exhibitions that take place in the museum and on the street next to it. It is worth noting that all family festivals are available to visitors at absolutely no cost.
Temple Square, Salt Lake City: the Temple The end of June is remarkable for being the time The Worker’s Compensation Fund Family Festival is held. This event takes place on Washington Square, one of the central streets of the city. A colorful parade is held here, in which children and teenagers participate. After it, participants and visitors of the procession can enjoy an entertainment program with interactive games and attractions (including inflatable slides and obstacle bands so loved by all kids). Another festival that will be appreciated by every family member is Hollowfest. Wasatch Hollow is chosen as the venue, and it falls on the beginning of September, marking the beginning of a new school year for pupils. Music concerts by children’s favorite stars, the opening of food courts, face art, theatrical shows, and other entertainments, are presented here.
The largest city in Utah, this is one of the most beautiful and wealthy places. Salt Lake City is located in a very scenic place, where rocky cliffs and thick ridges are mixed with desert … Open
June is the perfect month when it comes to spending time in the capital of Utah. In addition to the above-described festivals, several more fascinating art events take place here. Among them is the Utah Arts Festival which is held on Liberty Square in late June. It includes an extensive program with music concerts, parades, animator’s shows and exhibitions of young artist’s works. The latter takes place in the Salt Lake City Public Library and the Utah Museum of Fine Arts. During this same time, which is at the end of June, a festival dedicated to the culture of the Indians – the so-called “powwow” or gathering of Native Americans – takes place in Liberty Park. This is a bright and colorful event that introduces visitors to the rich culture of the aborigines by way of dances, music, communication, and interactive contests. The festival is also called the Native American Celebration in the Park.
Entrance to The City Library, Salt Lake City The center of the city and the cultural complex Gallivan Center attract even more connoisseurs of art in mid-September. The reason is that the colorful Urban Arts Festival is held there. The fest is well known and was recognized as the best event of Utah plenty of times. In addition to street art, the fest comprises fashion shows, art exhibitions, and performances of indie-rock musicians and dancers. A truly unique event is Five-O Fest. It is dedicated to the police and takes place in mid-June. During the festival, representatives of the law enforcement agencies take off their uniforms and have fun with all other citizens at the Salt Lake City Public Safety Building. This fest is a great opportunity to get acquainted with policemen and have a good time dancing to the fiery beats of DJs. Moreover, you can attend for free.
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