At Neumont University, we're proud to call downtown Salt Lake City home. We love our convenient location with grocery stores, restaurants, cafes, shops, and more in walking distance. We make use of a convenient public transit system to get around downtown and around the valley.
Every summer, Salt Lake City comes to live with festivals and free events. We're looking forward to Salt City Sounds, a free concert series, at the Gallivan Center with plenty of food truck options and some delish restaurants readily available during the Wednesday night event.
Following that up, is the Utah Arts Festival. This classic Salt Lake City event is a four-day celebration of art of all kinds. Best of all, admission is free all day Thursday, June 23. Library Square is all dressed up for the days and nights of music, visual, and performance art. It's a great way to get inspired and take a break from your computer screen for awhile.
Another music concert series, Twilight, takes the stage on August 21. Every Thursday for six weeks, you can hear amazing bands at Pioneer Park. Entry is just $5 and you can buy a $35 season ticket now.
Finally, we would be remiss not to mention Salt Lake City's largest parade of the year--Pioneer Day. Yes, Utah has it's very own holiday to celebrate the state's earliest founders. Each year, the city gets together for a parade and festival through downtown Salt Lake City that is the culmination of a summer of celebration. You can find out more about all the details for the event at Days of '47. And please remember that Neumont University will be closed on Monday, July 25 in observance of this day.
These are just a few of the incredible events going on in Salt Lake City all the time. And we hope to see you there.
But if crowds aren't your style, we've got some other ideas for how you can enjoy your summer in Salt Lake City.
Biking the city is a great way to see neighborhoods you may not get to without some wheels. And the city has done a lot recently to make it more bike friendly. SLC Green Bike is especially useful for getting around downtown.
If you have a car or are up for a walk, hiking is another great way to experience a Utah summer. You may even want to camp out in the Wasatch mountains over a weekend to beat the heat. We especially like the closeness of Ensign Peak (you can walk to the trailhead from campus) and Mill Creek Canyon (about a 20 minutes drive). Plenty more outdoors activities await you in Utah's incredible outdoors. Utah.com has a great roundup of some of the best hiking and biking trails around.
And don't forget we have five national parks within a day's drive from Salt Lake City for the more adventurous outdoors person. Arches, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, and Zion National Parks are remarkable just a small sampling of the outdoor adventures our state has to offer with even more national monuments, forests, and recreation areas. The National Park Service has a complete listing of protected areas.