Here’s a list of potential signature-gathering events. Here is a draft sign-up sheet, but feel free to go to any of these events even if you aren’t signed up!

2020 events (draft)

January

  • Utah Jazz: 6 regular season games
  • Utah Red Rocks (women’s gymnastics): 3 home competitions
  • Utah Grizzlies (men’s hockey): 8 home games
  • Farmers markets: Saturdays in Cedar City
  • Thursdays 999 Ride in SLC at 9pm
  • All colleges and universities in session. See our college chapters page for more information!
  • Random notes: Apply to host a campaign intern from the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the U of U. The deadline from 2019 (which we missed) was Aug 5.  Also: SLC: East Liberty Park Community Organization (ELPCO) meets on the fourth Thursday of every month at Tracy Aviary’s Education Room at 7pm. Also, re Park City: Notes from a Park City contact: Melissa Robinson runs the volunteers at DV Symphony and Terry Orr is the Director Park City Institute.  Also, the Kimball art center has their arts fest next weekend.  Thousands of Utahn’s attend these events and likely someone who is a decision maker listened to your interview on KPCW too!  Just look them up on the respective websites to figure out if they would allow your group to speak with patrons.  I would also call Mountain Town Stages to ask if people could assist in signing the petition during there several weekly venues. Also: See Gallivan Center calendar of events; No Name Chili Fest (website currently showing 2018 date of Sept 3): Snowbasin; Utah Farm Conference, Feb 6-8, 2020, Cedar City.

February

March (daylight savings starts March 8, 2020, and March 14, 2021–more evening daylight)

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November (daylight savings ends Nov 1, 2020, and Nov 7, 2021–less evening daylight)

December

Sporting events (recurring):

Music and culture (recurring):

Farmers Markets:

Other:

  • Early June: SLC Pride?
  • Late June: Utah Arts Festival (Library and Washington Squares in downtown SLC)
  • Late June: Utah Democratic Party convention
  • Late June: Taylorsville Dayzz
  • SLC, Sat June 29: LoveLoud Festival (USANA Amphitheater)
  • Apply to host a campaign intern from the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the U of U. The deadline from 2019 (which we missed) was Aug 5.
  • Provo, Th July 4: Freedom Festival Grand Parade (other events on other days, need to add them to this calendar.
  • SLC, W July 10: Eat Drink SLC at Tracy Aviary, starts at 6:30pm
  • American Fork, Sat July 20: Steel Days, parade starts at 9:30am, Carnival at 1pm, Fair at 4pm, Big Show at 7:30pm, fireworks afterward.
  • Logan, W July 24: Pioneer Day Celebration. Willow Park, 450 W. 700 South, Logan. Activities include a fun run at 7 a.m., parade at noon, live music in the evening, and fireworks at 10 p.m.
  • Ogden, W July 24: Ogden Pioneer Days Grand Parade, along Washingon Boulevard fro 31st Street to 20th Street. Starts at 9 a.m.
  • Layton, W July 24: Layton Pioneer Day. Layton Commons Park, 437 N. Wasatch Dr., Layton. Food from 4 to 7 p.m.; concert by Riders in the Sky (at Ed Kenley Centennial Amphitheater, 403 N. Wasatch Dr., Layton), Electric Light Parade at 10 p.m., with party to follow. Free.
  • Spanish Fork, W July 24: Fiesta Days Grand Parade. Center Street and Main Street, Spanish Fork. Parade starts at 9 a.m. Free. Followed by a craft fair, carnival and entertainment, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., City Park, 49 S. Main St.; concert with country musician Charley Jenkins, at Sports Park, 295 Volunteer Drive, at 8 p.m., followed by fireworks at 10:30 p.m.
  • SLC, W July 24: Days of ’47 Parade. Runs through downtown Salt Lake City, starting at South Temple ad State Street, moving east to 200 East, then south to 900 South, then east to 600 East, ending at Liberty Park. Parade starts at 9 a.m. Free to sit along the parade route; be mindful of private property; many people camp out overnight for good spots.
  • SLC, W July 24: Pie and Beer Day. Beer Bar, 161 E. 200 South, Salt Lake City. Activities from 2 to 6 p.m. Presented by KUAA-FM and the Utah Arts Alliance. Admission is $25; must be 21 or older.
  • SLC, W July 24: NACIP (Native American Celebration in the Park) Powwow and Festival. Liberty Park, 600 East and 900 South, Salt Lake City. Starts at noon, runs into the night, with fireworks at 10 p.m. Admission is $5, or free for people under 3 and over 65.
  • Ogden, W July 31: Summer concert (The Waifs) at Ogden Nature Center starting 7pm.
  • Park City: Kimball Arts Festival, Aug 2-4.
  • Ogden, Sat Aug 3: Ogden Pride (Ogden Amphitheater and Historic 25th St). Alliance for a Better Utah will have a table.
  • SLC, Sat Aug 3: Food Truck Battle, 4 to 10 p.m. at The Gateway Plaza, 100 S. Rio Grande St. It’s a bit unclear if this is a public space, but try it! There were 10,000 people there last year and folks waiting in line are a great target!
  • St George: Washington County Fair Aug 7-10. Maybe get a booth?
  • Logan: Cache County Fair Aug 8-10. Maybe get a booth?
  • The 999 Ride in SLC at 9pm.
  • SLC, F Aug 9: Craft Lake City/DIY Festival (5pm-10pm)
  • Tour of Utah bicycle race
  • SLC, Th Aug 15: Anniversary day at Natural Grocer. They have vendor booths and sales &c on their anniversary day, and they’ve said they usually get about double their normal customer volume on this day. Apparently there’s a company policy that we can’t collect signatures on their property (boo!) but some of their locations are near sidewalks or other places where we should be able to collect signatures, and it might be worth just trying to walk through their parking lot to see if they’ll kick us out. They have 8 Utah locations: the South Jordan store looks especially friendly in terms of having a sidewalk nearby. The Logan store is in a mall right next to Al’s Sporting Goods, which we’ve been told is friendly to canvassers; the St George store is also in a mall where you might (?) be able to gather signatures in the parking lot. The two SLC locations are probably not worth targeting because we have lots of signatures from those districts. The stores in Bountiful, Heber City, and Ogden are all stand-alone locations that might be worth trying. Note that the Heber City store is in the Park City – to Vernal District 26.
  • Orem, Aug 16-17: Orem Latino Fest, F Aug 16 and Sat Aug 17, 12pm-10pm, University Place.
  • SLC, Sat Aug 17: Utah Beer Festival (Utah State Fair Park, 155 N 1000 W)
  • Mid-August: Start of classes at Univ. of Utah in SLC, Utah Valley Univ. in Orem, and Dixie State Univ. in St George. See our college chapters page for more information!
  • Start of classes at Snow College in Ephraim. See our college chapters page for more information!
  • Start of classes at Salt Lake Community College. See our college chapters page for more information!
  • Start of classes at Utah State Univ. in Logan, Weber State Univ. in Ogden, Westminster College in SLC, and Southern Utah Univ. in Cedar City. See our college chapters page for more information.
  • SLC, Th Aug 29: Bruins Bash at SLCC, Taylorsville Redwood campus, 6-9pm.
  • Friday August 30: We have a table at the Weber State Back to School event on August 30, 8am to 2pm, to connect with students.
  • Start of classes at BYU in Provo. See our college chapters page for more information!
  • Ogden, F Sept 6: Wildwoods BASH at Ogden Nature Center
  • SLC, Sept 5-7: FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention at the Salt Palace Convention Center from 9:30am-7pm.
  • Logan: Logan Pride? Jack G went.
  • Logan: Hispanic Heritage Festival, Logan Public Library, 4-8pm.
  • Provo: Provo Pride? Previous note said: (website currently showing 2018 date of Sept 15), Utah County Historic Courthouse. Dave and Colleen went.
  • SLC and elsewhere, Sept 20: SLC will be part of the global climate strike: from noon – 1pm, gather on the Northwest Lawn of the Salt Lake City & County Building; from 1 – 2pm March to the State Capitol along State Street; from 2 – 4pm Rally on the South Steps of the Utah State Capitol.
  • SLC, Sept 20-21: Utah Latino Festival, Vincit Amor Event Center (993 Bending River Rd W, SLC), Friday 4pm-10pm, Saturday 12pm-10pm.
  • St George, Sat Sept 21: St George Pride Festival, 3-9:30pm, Town Square Park (moved from Vernon Worthen Park). We will have a table!
  • SLC, Sat Sept 21: People’s Energy Summit, 9am-5pm, SL Public Library.
  • SLC, Sat Sept 21: Hispanic Heritage Parade & Street Festival (11am-9pm at the Gateway in downtown SLC)
  • Orem: Utah Valley Earth Forum, Orem Library, 7pm.
  • SLC: U of U College of Science homecoming, 4:30-6:00pm (Crocker Science Center, Google map), followed by Distinguished Alumni panel 6:00-7:15pm (Skaggs Biology Building, Google map). Parking if needed in Chemistry Lots.
  • Moab, Sept 28: Moab Pride, 12:00-5:30pm, Swanny City Park. Alliance for a Better Utah will have a table. We will have a table too!
  • SLC: U of U homecoming events (also Sept 21).
  • SLC, Park City, Weber State: Climate Week events.
  • Park City: Notes from a Park City contact: Melissa Robinson runs the volunteers at DV Symphony and Terry Orr is the Director Park City Institute.  Also, the Kimball art center has their arts fest next weekend.  Thousands of Utahn’s attend these events and likely someone who is a decision maker listened to your interview on KPCW too!  Just look them up on the respective websites to figure out if they would allow your group to speak with patrons.  I would also call Mountain Town Stages to ask if people could assist in signing the petition during there several weekly venues.
  • Park City: Thriller — Odyssey Dance Theatre at 3pm and 7:30pm at Egyptian Theatre.
  • SLC: LDS General Conference, Oct 5-6.
  • SLC, Moab: Climate Week events.
  • Logan: Common Ground Outdoor Adventures gala. (Gathering on the sidewalk is of course fine, but don’t attempt to gather inside without their permission.)
  • Ogden: Weber State’s annual outdoor gear sale from 8am-3pm at the Lower Bell Tower Plaza.
  • SLC: Work the lines outside haunted houses: Fear Factory at 666 W 800S (opens 7pm Tue-Sun), Nightmare on 13th at 300 W 1300 S (opens 7:30pm Mon-Sat), maybe also Castle of Chaos in Midvale (opens 7:30pm various nights).
  • Park City: ARToberFest, Kimball Art Center.
  • SLC: Wheeler Farm.
  • SLC: Strut Your Mutt dog walk at Liberty Park, 12-4pm.
  • SLC: Beer, Bourbon, and BBQ at the Gateway, 4-10pm.
  • SLC: Garden After Dark, 6-9pm at Red Butte amphitheater Th/F/Sat.
  • SLC: SLC gallery stroll, 6-9pm.
  • SLC: Thriller — Odyssey Dance Theatre at 7:30pm at Kingsbury Hall.
  • SLC: Rocky Horror Picture Show, midnight, Tower Theater (9th and 9th), show up an hour early to work the lines. Some shows have live pre-shows 30 minutes before showtime.
  • SLC: Wheeler Farm (Mon – Sat 9-6)
  • SLC: Margarita and Taco Fest at the Gateway, 10am-9pm. The $5 admission includes 2 tacos or 1 margarita.
  • SLC: East Liberty Park Community Organization (ELPCO) meets on the fourth Thursday of every month at Tracy Aviary’s Education Room at 7pm.
  • SLC: Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk, Liberty Park, check-in at 7:30am, walk starts 9am.
  • Logan, Nov 9: Stokes Nature Center gala. (Gathering on the sidewalk is of course fine, but don’t attempt to gather inside without their permission.)
  • SLC: Donut Dash, run starts at 9am at Memory Grove Park (375 N. Canyon Road, SLC)
  • SLC: Shred Fest, 1-10pm, Liberty Park.
  • See Gallivan Center calendar of events
  • No Name Chili Fest (website currently showing 2018 date of Sept 3): Snowbasin
  • Utah Farm Conference, Feb 6-8, 2020, Cedar City.

Past events (for record-keeping)

See below and/or the Events Archive.