History Of This Great Event in Salt Lake City

For years there have been many events in Salt Lake City. One of the most memorable and culturally celebrated is the Living Traditions Festival, a yearly event that tries to showcase the diversity in Salt Lake City. This SLC attraction includes food trucks, arts and crafts, and music performances. Events at the Salt Lake City Living Traditions Festival attract a diverse crowd of people from Utah and around the world. Located within the heart of downtown Salt Lake City the event has grown larger each year offering an enjoyable experience to anyone who attends.


Produced by the Salt Lake City Arts Council, the Living Traditions Festival is a three-day multicultural festival celebrating the traditional concerts, dance, crafts and foods of Salt Lake City’s contemporary ethnic communities. Admission is free for all event attendees, which brings together over 50 cultures—both native & foreign—that have made Salt Lake City their home. Throughout our history, our events have highlighted the beauty that these cultures have brought to Salt Lake City and all of Utah.

Living Traditions honors the cultural activities of these groups, which are maintained and handed down from generation to generation, and are based on traditional practices, techniques and materials. Some are thousands of years old, some are only performed at community celebrations, and others are practiced within families on a daily basis. Join the festivities at Salt Lake’s favorite outdoor event!

A Cultural Tradition of Events in Salt Lake City

From its beginning, The Living Traditions Festival has been an event by Salt Lake, For Salt Lake. The Living Traditions Festival has a more than 30 year of history of welcoming spring to our vibrant state with events in for everyone. Put on every year by the Salt Lake Arts Council at the beautiful City and County Buildings and Library Square, the Living Traditions Festival is a can’t miss event for both Salt Lake Natives and visitors. With Concerts, Art Shows, Dance Performances and more, Living Traditions Festival has always sought to showcase the rich tapestry of cultures that make Salt Lake the great city it is. Living Traditions welcomes one and all to join in free festivities taking place, and learn something about their fellow Utahns!