Here are 45 Awesome Things You Can Do in Utah During August…Without Opening Your Wallet

Who doesn’t love FREE? I do, so I’m going to bring you at least one list of free things to do in Utah each month. The month of August is jam-packed with summer concerts, festivals and county fairs. Before attending an event listed here, double-check the details — they can change between our publish date and the event.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

Granary Row Street Fest: 350 W. 700 S. Salt Lake City: Live music, food trucks and art. Every Friday and Saturday through August from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m..

Pride Festival, Historic 25th Street in Ogden: August 1st from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Bountiful/Davis SummerFest in Bountiful: Thursday, August 5th through Saturday, August 8th.

Stansbury Days, Stansbury Park: August 14th and 15th.

Sandy Hot Air Balloon Festival, Sandy: August 7th and 8th. Sunrise balloon launches start at 7:00 a.m. both days at Storm Mountain Park; evening festivities and launches begin at 8:00 p.m. in front of Sandy City Hall.

Price International Days, Price: Festival runs from July 30 through August 1st.

Oktoberfest at Snowbird: August 15th, 22nd, and 29th from noon to 6:30 p.m.

Heritage Month Kick Off with Mayor Becker at the Sorenson Center in SLC: August 1st from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Mo’olelo Hawaii Storytelling Event at Utah Lake State Park: August 1st from noon to 5:00 p.m.

MZL Annual Carnival at Veterans Park in West Jordan: August 1st 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Family Island Festival at Jordan Park: August 6th, 7th and 8th

“When the Man Went South” Free Screening at The Tower, SLC: August 10th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

“In Football We Trust” Free Screening at UVU, Orem: August 17th from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Retro Community Dance and Potluck at Valley Fair Mall, WVC: August 21st from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

“Kumu Hina” Free Screening at The Tower, SLC: August 22nd from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

“When the Man Went South” Free Screening at UVU, Orem: August 22nd from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Polynesian Culture Festival, Hatch Park in North Salt Lake: August 28th and 29th

“When the Man Went South” and “A Winning Girl” Free Screenings at Snow Canyon High School in St. George: August 29th starting at noon.

Beaver County Fair: August 20th through 22nd

Bluffdale Old West Days: August 11th through 15th

Box Elder County Fair in Tremonton: August 24th through 29th

Cache County Fair in Logan: August 6th through 8th

Carbon County Fair in Price: August 6th through 8th

Davis County Fair in Farmington: August 12th through 15th

Duchesne County Fair in Duchesne: August 1st through 8th

Juab County Fair in Nephi: August 3rd through 8th

Salt Lake County Fair in South Jordan: August 12th through 15th

Sanpete County Fair in Manti: August 22nd through 29th

Sevier County Fair in Richfield: August 4th through 9th

Summit County Fair in Coalville: August 1st through 8th

Tooele County Fair: Catch the last day of the fair on August 1st.

Utah County Fair in Spanish Fork: August 12th through 15th

Washington County Fair in St. George: August 12th through the 15th

Weber County Fair in Ogden: August 5th through the 8th

Cool Air Concert Series at Snowbird: August 1 and August 8th 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Summer Concert Series at the Canyons: August 1 and August 15th starting at 6:00 p.m.

Brigham Young Historic Park Concert Series: Tuesday and Friday evenings from August 7th to August 28th starting at 7:30 p.m.

Ogden Amphitheater Free Concert: Wednesday, August 12th starting at 7:00 p.m.

St. George Concert in the Park at Vernon Park: August 10th starting at 7:30 p.m.

Summer Concert Series at the Homestead, Midway: Every Saturday evening in August, starting at 7:00 p.m.

Brigham City Free Concert at the Bill of Rights Plaza Brigham City: “FOG: Fat Old Guys Acapella” Monday, August 3rd starting at 7:00 p.m.

It’s almost impossible for me to find every free August event. If you know of an event that I haven’t listed here, tell me in the comments and I’ll add it to share with all our readers.