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(Scott Sommerdorf | Tribune file photo) An onlooker observes the 2011 Utah Pride parade on 200 South. This year's festival is this weekend.
Weekend Express: Nearly 100 fun things to do in Utah
First Published Jun 01 2012 10:44 am • Last Updated Jun 01 2012 05:54 pm

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Utah Pride Festival » Friday to Sunday; most events are at Washington Square, 200 E. 400 South. Friday: 7 p.m. Grand Marshal reception ($40) at The Leonardo, 209 E. 500 South; Saturday: 9 a.m. 5K, 12:30 p.m. interfaith service, 2 p.m. dyke and transgender march, 3:30-5:30 p.m. festival family hours and kid carnival, 7:30 p.m. entertainment/dance party; Sunday: 10 a.m. parade, 11 a.m. festival gates open. Festival admission $10, children 12 and under free. More information, http://utahpride.org.

Free Fishing Day » Saturday. Fish for free throughout Utah. More information, http://wildlife.utah.gov/dwr/news/42-utah-wildlife-news/815-fish-for-free-on-june-2.html.

Ninth annual Park City Film Music Festival » Friday through Sunday, Egyptian Theatre, 328 Main St., and Prospector Theatre and Screening Rooms, 2200 Sidewinder Drive, Park City. Independent films, seminars, free performances, receptions and roundtables. Admission varies. More information, www.pcfmf.com/ or 435-649-5309.

Slow Food Park City Food & Film Weekend » Friday through Sunday, Jim Santy Auditorium, 1255 Park Ave., Park City. Each day features food and a food-themed movie: Friday, "Julie & Julia"; Saturday "Big Night"; and Sunday "Chocolat." More information, www.facebook.com/slowfoodpc.

Temple Square Concerts In The Park - Buzztones » 8 p.m. Friday, Brigham Young Historic Park, 50 W. North Temple. Admission free.

St. George Pow Wow » 2-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, Dixie Convention Center, 1835 S. Convention Center Drive, St. George. Arts and crafts vendors, food booths, local entertainment. Grand entries at 7 p.m. Friday, 1 and 7 p.m. Saturday. Admission $3 for 12 and older. More information, www.sgpowwow.com.

Ogden Music Festival » Friday through Sunday, Fort Buenaventura, 2450 "A" Ave., Ogden. Admission: three-day pass $55, Friday or Saturday admission $25, Sunday admission $30. More information, www.ofoam.orgor 801-399-8491.


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10th Annual Historic 25th Car and Motorcycle Show » 5-9 p.m. Friday, Historic 25th Street, Ogden. More than 200 hot rods, classic cars, trucks and motorcycles will line Historic 25th Street from Wall Avenue to Washington Boulevard. Admission free. More information, www.historic25.com/index.php/events/car-show.

National Trails Day Service Project » 7:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, REI Salt Lake City, 3285 E. 3300 South. Join REI, Bonneville Shoreline Trail Committee, and the Wasatch Mountain Club to help build a new portion of the Bonneville Shoreline Trail (Mt. Olympus). Pre-registration required through Public Lands Info Center at 801-466-6411 or by emailing plic@xmission.com.

National Trails Day Celebration - D&RGW Rail Trail » 10 a.m. Saturday, Ellison Park Trailhead, 750 N. Cold Creek, Layton. Events include geocaching, a superhero scavenger hunt, several prizes and giveaways. Call the recreation center at 801-336-3924 for more information.

Sounds Of Freedom Military Appreciation Day » 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Layton Commons Park, 457 N. Wasatch Drive, Layton. Festivities include a car show hosted by J.C. Hackett, musical entertainment, a drawing for an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle, and booths with demonstrations, games, food and drinks. More information, http://utahsoundsoffreedom.webs.com/.

Summer Reading Kickoff » 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, West Jordan Library, 8030 S. 1825 West, West Jordan. Free live music, entertainers, activities, exhibitors, a giant inflatable playground and crafts for the kids. Sign up for the Summer Reading program at the party.

Who Likes Short Shorts? Film Festival » Friday and Saturday, Post Theater, 245 S. Fort Douglas Blvd. This festival will exhibit high production-value short films, many from around the world but with a focus on Utah productions. Admission $8-$20. Visit http://welikeshortshorts.com for more information.

Fiesta! » 6-10 p.m. Saturday, Utah Cultural Celebration Center, 1355 W. 3100 South, West Valley City. Fiesta! is a spicy evening of art, activity, entertainment, excitement and education celebrating Mexican heritage and culture in Utah. Admission free. More information, www.wvc-ut.gov/index.aspx?NID=1299.

Family Fun Day And Open House » Noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Camp Kostopulos, 4180 Emigration Canyon. Camp Kostopulos invites families with children with special needs to come to the annual Family Fun Day and Open House. There will be swimming, horseback riding, jump houses, ropes course, fun and food. Call 801-582-0700 x 104 or visit www.campk.org for more information.

Daylong Events » Saturday, Antelope Island State Park, Syracuse. Learn about the history of bison on Antelope Island at 10 a.m., stop by Bridger Bay Beach between 11 a.m. and noon to visit with a park interpreter about lake life and other fun facts. Microscopes will be on hand for viewing and discovering lake wonders. At 7:30 p.m., meet the park naturalist at the White Rock Bay Campground Trailhead for a 3.5-mile round trip hike up to Beacon Knob under the light of the full moon. Admission $9 per car. More information, http://stateparks.utah.gov/parks/antelope-island.

Beginning Knitting Workshop » 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Taylorsville Library, 4870 S. 2700 West, Taylorsville. Learn basic knitting techniques with Mary Wiley. Knit a simple washcloth during this three-week series. Pick up the supply list at the information desk. Register at http://bit.ly/KsodU3.

Fight For Air 5k Run/walk » 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Sugar House Park, 2100 S. 1500 East. The American Lung Association will sponsor a Fight for Air 5K Run/Walk. More information, www.lung.org/pledge-events/ut/salt-lake-city-walk-fy12/.

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