Weekend Express: Colorful 5K, paranormal, Tooele Arts Festival
WestFest • West Valley City celebrates its founding with a carnival, talent showcase, international cuisine and entertainment, a symphony concert and fireworks. Information, http://www.westfest.org.
When: 5-11 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, noon-11 p.m. Sunday
Where: West Valley Centennial Park, 5415 W. 3100 South, West Valley City
Admission: Some events including carnival rides and the 5K/10K charge a fee
Kids Day • Family nature walks, kids' activities, birding and more, sponsored by the Cottonwood Canyons Foundation. More information, cottonwoodcanyons.org/education/summer-2014/.
When: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday
Where: Silver Lake, Big Cottonwood Canyon
2014 Tooele Arts Festival • Visual artists, food vendors, live entertainment, children's art yard and more. Information, tooeleartsfestival.org/.
When: Activities start at noon Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, going into the evening on Friday and Saturday and into the afternoon on Sunday
Where: Tooele City Park, 200 W. Vine St., Tooele
5th Annual Bumblee Bash Children's Festival • This day-long event is geared for kids with entertainment, face painting, youth musicians, Irish dancers, magic, bounce houses and more.
When: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday
Where: Discovery Gateway: The Children's Museum of Utah,
Admission: $5 for Discovery Gateway members, $10 for non-members
Color me Rad 5K • Runners start off with a pristine shirt and get bombed with brightly colored corn starch as they run. Information, http://www.colormerad.com/race/salt-lake-city.
When: Waves start at 8 a.m. and 8:20 a.m.
Where: Washington Square, 200 E. 500 South
Savor the Summit • Dine al fresco in the middle of Park City's Main Street to an alpine backdrop and live music. More than 20 restaurants are participating but several have already sold out. Information, http://www.savorthesummit.com/.
When: 4-10 p.m. Saturday
Where: Park City Main Street
Admission: Varies according to participating restaurant
Sun and Star Party • Join members of the Ogden Astronomical Society at the visitor center to learn about and watch the sun through solar scopes. Later in the evening at White Rock Bay you can do deep-space viewing while learning about nebulae, galaxies and more. Information, 801-721-9569.
When: 3-11 p.m.
Where: Antelope Island State Park, 4528 W. 1700 South, Syracuse
Admission: Park entrance fee is $10 per carload, up to eight people.
ParaCon West • Have your fortune told, meet paranormal stars, peruse the array of paranormal items for sale. Information, http://www.paraconwest.com/.
When: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday
Where: Maverik Center, 3200 S. Decker Lake Drive, West Valley City
Admission: Single-day pass $35
7th Annual Eyes to the Sky Hot Air Balloon Festival • Watch as 25 hot air balloons take to the skies one mile west of Salina. On Saturday, craft vendors will set up on Main Street. Information, http://www.eyestotheskyballoon.com/.
When: 6:45 a.m. balloon launches on Saturday and Sunday; noon-7 p.m. Saturday vendors on Main Street