There are plenty of entertaining activities in Davis and Weber counties — music, sports, theater, museums, parks and shopping. Take a dip in the pool at Lorin Farr Park, for instance, or swoosh down the snowy slopes of Snowbasin Resort. Raise a turkey leg like royalty at the Utah Renaissance Festival & Fantasy Faire, or marvel at the dozens of hot air balloons floating in the Ogden Valley Balloon & Artist Festival. And be sure not to miss the Hill Aerospace Museum.
Residents of Davis and Weber counties will enjoy a variety of annual events, festivals and community gatherings.
Great Salt Lake Bird Festival
Held in May in Farmington, the Great Salt Lake Bird Festival celebrates the migratory birds of Great Salt Lake. The event connects festivalgoers with the best birding, bird guides, workshops and speakers. The festival also features a student art contest, with a different theme bird each year. For more information, visit www.daviscountyutah.gov/greatsaltlakebirdfest.
Ogden Arts Festival
Held the second full weekend in June, the Ogden Arts Festival is the official kick off to summer events in downtown Ogden. The event features more than 50 juried fine artists’ booths, interactive art activities, live music and performances, children’s activities, food and more. For more information, visit www.ogdenartsfestival.com.
Ogden Music Festival
The three-day Ogden Music Festival showcases live acoustic music. The event is held at the end of May and features children’s activities, music workshops and the Utah State Instrument Championships. For more information, visit www.ofoam.org.
Ogden Valley Balloon & Artist Festival
Watch colorful hot air balloons against the backdrop of the Wasatch Mountains at the Ogden Valley Balloon & Artist Festival. Held in August, this three-day festival features balloon launches, arts and crafts booths, live entertainment, children’s activities and food. The evening Balloon Glow is a must-see. For more information, visit www.ogdenvalleyballoonfestival.com.
Utah Renaissance Festival & Fantasy Faire
See history and fantasy collide at the Utah Renaissance Festival & Fantasy Faire. Held in May in Marriott-Slaterville City, the festival features a jousting tournament, story-tellers, magicians, dancers, musicians and comedic acts. More than 100 merchants sell everything from tapestries and handcrafted leather goods to toys and jewelry. Food vendors cook up a variety of tasty treats, including the classic turkey leg. For more information, visit www.fb/UtahRenFaire.
Area residents enjoy a wealth of artistic endeavors, from theaters to music to dance and more.
Bountiful/Davis Art Center
90 N. Main St.
Bountiful, Utah 84010
The Bountiful/Davis Art Center supports the cultural scene of Davis County with visual arts exhibits, classes, workshops, performances and educational activities. For information on upcoming exhibitions and events, visit the center’s website. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday. The gallery is closed between exhibits.
CenterPoint Legacy Theatre
525 N. 400 West
Centerville, Utah 84014
The CenterPoint Legacy Theatre showcases multiple performances each year at a multivenue facility that includes a main stage theater, a black box theater and a small outdoor amphitheater. For information on upcoming performances, visit CenterPoint’s website.
Davis Arts Council
445 N. Wasatch Drive
Layton, Utah 84041
The Davis Arts Council provides a number of artistic offerings to the community, including a summer concert series, a film festival, a chamber music series, Arts in the Park, theatrical productions, educational workshops and more.
Eccles Community Art Center
2580 Jefferson Ave.
Ogden, Utah 84401
Located in the historic David Eccles mansion, the Eccles Community Art Center features rotating exhibits of regional and local art. Admission is free. The center also hosts special events throughout the year, including an Art in Bloom competition, the African Festival and an annual art auction fundraiser. The center’s Carriage House Sales Gallery offers a selection of gifts created by local artisans.
Ogden Symphony Ballet Association
638 E. 26th St.
Ogden, Utah 84401
The Ogden Symphony Ballet Association brings the Utah Symphony and Ballet West to Ogden. All performances are held in the Austad Auditorium at the Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts at Weber State University. For more information on upcoming performances, visit the association’s website.