Amidst all of the craziness, work, schedules, sports, lessons, etc. take time to do some fun family bonding. We have put together an extensive list of free summer activities in Utah. Many of these can probably be applied to any location. It just takes a little searching to see what is available in your area. Free summer activities save my family a lot of money and my kids have (almost) as much fun as they would with a big fancy vacation.
This summer I have made a deal with my kids that we would have as much fun as possible and try to spend as little as possible. We are all for fun vacations (like we went to Florida, Arizona, Arches, Yellowstone, Zion, and California just to name a few over the last few years).
That is why I wanted to make this summer about enjoying each other and spending quality time together in our local areas and exploring where we live. If you know of something that isn’t listed, please let me know in the comments and I will get it added! Please share this list of Free summer activities in Utah with your friends and family so they can take advantage of the fun too!
List of free summer activities in Utah:
Wheeler Historic Farm
Lakes (fishing, playing on the beach/shore, paddle boarding, rafting, etc)
Summer Reading Program
Trails & Walkways
Provo River Walkway
Jordan River Parkway
Denver and Rio Grande Western Rail Trail
Legacy Parkway Trail
Moab Canyon Pathway
Murdock Canal Trail
Odgen River Parkway
Porter Rockwell Trail
Virgin River Trail
Bonneville Salt Flats
Great Salt Lake Nature Center at Farmington Bay (closed until late summer 2018)
Central Utah Gardens
Museums (many are free or have free days)
Utah State Capitol
Memory Grove Park
Movies in the Park
Concerts in the Park
City Days Celebrations
Star Gazing (view free events with the SLAS)
Digging for Geodes in Dugway
While you here be sure to check out the FREE & Discounted Admission Days in UTAH for Hogle Zoo, Loveland Living Planet Aquarium, Red Butte Gardens and more!
Here some inexpensive things you can enjoy as well, in addition to the free summer activities listed above:
Family Night at the Salt Lake Bees game (cheap tickets, great seats, and a free hot dog!) You can get these tickets at Smith’s locations.
Family Nights as places like swimming pools, movie theaters, etc for a discounted admission (Cinemark and Megaplex offer $5 movies on Tuesdays)
$2 Tuesday Admission to Thanksgiving Point every Tuesday in August
These free summer activities are just what we have found so far! If you know of any free or cheap activities, please leave a comment and I will add them. I will keep this updated as we find more.