Weekend Express: Free national parks, Bluff balloons, Sundance
Sundance Film Festival • The festival runs daily through Jan. 26 at various venues in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance Resort. More information: http://www.sundance.org/festival/.
2014 Utah International Auto Expo • More information, http://www.motortrendautoshows.com/saltlake.
When: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday and Monday
Where: South Towne Expo Center, 9575 S. State St.
Admission: Adults $10, children 7-12 and seniors 62 and over $6 (children 12 and under are admitted free with a paying adult on Sunday and Monday)
U.S. Grand Prix freeskiing • Many of the world's best freeskiers will compete in halfpipe and slopestyle as they try to qualify for their countries' Olympic freeskiing teams. Saturday night, the U.S. freeskiing team members will be named. More information, http://www.visitparkcity.com/events/annual-special-events/sprint-grand-prix-canyons/.
When: 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Saturday
Where: Park City Mountain Resort
Utah's Animals • On the first Saturday of every month, the natural history museum allows visitors to get up close and personal with critters. Animals on hand this Saturday include the Great Basin gopher snake, North American bullfrog and Great Basin Spadefoot toad. More information, http://www.nhmu.utah.edu/utahs-animals.
When: 2-3 p.m. Saturday
Where: Natural History Museum of Utah, 301 Wakara Way
Admission: Adults $11, youths 13-24 and seniors 65 and over $9, children 3-12 $8
Andy the Condor's birthday • Tracy Aviary is celebrating Andy the Condor's 55th birthday with crafts, nose-to-beak encounters with South American birds like Andy, cake and an opening of presents by Andy. More information, http://www.tracyaviary.org.
When: 1-3 p.m. Saturday
Where: Tracy Aviary, 589 E. 1300 South
Admission: Included with aviary admission: adults $7, students 13 and older and seniors 65 and older $6, children ages 3-12 $5.
16th Annual Bluff International Balloon Festival • Thirty balloons are scheduled to fly in this year's festival. Scheduled events include a 5 p.m. Friday Navajo taco benefit dinner, 3 p.m. Saturday arts fair and 5:30 p.m. Saturday glow-in and a Sunday sunrise flight over Valley of the Gods. More information, bluffutah.org/16th-annual-bluff-international-balloon-festival-dates/.
When: Friday through Sunday
Where: Various locations in and around Bluff
National parks free admission day • On Monday, all national parks will have free admission. More information, http://www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm.