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2 Your Health — Utah’s Health Expo » 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, South Towne Expo Center, 9575 S. State St., Sandy. More than 60 vendors, health screenings, stress management, alternative health and more. More information, http://www.kutv.com/custom/health-expo/.
Relay for Life » Friday and Saturday, Gallivan Center, 239 S. Main St. Teams will walk the track overnight to raise money for cancer research and awareness. More information, http://www.relayforlife.org/getinvolved or 801-483-1500.
Porsche Parade 2012 » Saturday, State Street. Participants in the Porsche Club of America’s week-long conference will drive their cars through downtown Salt Lake City, up State Street to the Capitol, circle clockwise around the Capitol and then through The Gateway Mall. More information, http://parade2012.pca.org/.
Utah Reggae Festival » 6 p.m.-midnight Friday, noon-midnight Saturday, Ogden Amphitheater, 343 25th St., Ogden. Two-day festival featuring The Expendables, Tribal Seeds, J Boog and more. Admission: $15 adv/$20 day of/$30 VIP. More information, http://www.facebook.com/UtahReggaeFestival.
Element 11 Arts Festival » Friday through Sunday, Bonneville Seabase, 1600 North State Road 138, Grantsville. Element 11 is an official regional Burning Man event. Art displays, workshops, entertainment, yoga and more. Main effigy burn 11 p.m. Saturday. No children are allowed. Gate price $150 cash only. More information, http://element11.org/.
Ute Stampede » Friday and Saturday, Juab County Fairgrounds and Juab County Complex, Nephi. Chuckwagon breakfast, craft fair, golf tournament, fun run, carnival, rodeo, parade, car show and more. More information, http://www.utestampederodeo.com/ or 435-623-5608.
9th Annual Damn These Heels! LGBT Film Festival » 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W. 300 South. Utah’s showcase for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender films, arrives with 11 feature films. Festival all-access passes are $25. More information, http://utahfilmcenter.org/damntheseheels/.
Farmington Festival Days » Saturday, various locations. 6 a.m. 5K/10K/half marathon, 7-9 a.m. breakfast in the park, 10 a.m. parade, festival booths, 7 p.m. free concert in the park, 10 p.m. fireworks. More information, http://www.farmington.utah.gov/specialevents.festivaldays.html.
8th Annual Boulder Heritage Festival » Noon-10:30 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Anasazi State Park, Boulder. Enjoy music and presentations on this year’s theme, "Roads, Trails, & Cow Paths." More information, http://www.boulderheritage.org/ or 435-335-7550.
29th Annual Payson Scottish Festival » 6 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Memorial Park, 250 S. Main St., Payson. Dance a jig to bagpipes, enjoy athletic competitions, activities for children, a parade and traditional food. Admission free. More information, http://www.paysonscottishfestival.org/.
Butch Cassidy Days » Friday and Saturday, Beaver City Hall, 60 W. Center St., Beaver. Beaver celebrates Butch Cassidy’s birth every year with live entertainment pie eating and hog calling contests, a mountain man camp and car show. Admission free. More information, http://www.beaverchamber.com/ or 435-438-5081.
Greek Festival Days » 11 a.m.-midnight Friday and Saturday, Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church, 61 S. 200 East, Price. Dancing, food, entertainment, tours of the church, gift shop. Admission free. More information, 435-637-0704.
Days Of ‘47 Union Pacific Youth Parade » 10 a.m. Saturday, Washington Square, 450 S. 200 East. The parade starts at 600 East and 500 South, runs west on 500 South to 200 East and ends at the City & County Building. It will be televised by KUTV 2News. Afterward, enjoy the youth festival at Washington Square. More information, www.daysof47.com/events/youth-parade.
Ice Block Day » 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Hogle Zoo, 2600 Sunnyside Ave. It’s time for a very cool Hogle Zoo tradition where many of the animals get their run of refrigerated refreshments from food frozen in ice pops to giant 300-pound ice blocks. Ice-themed contests and games will be set up in the Oasis Plaza. More information, http://www.hoglezoo.org/ or 801-582-1631.
United Clans Swordsman Association Sword Fighting Competition » 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Liberty Park, 900 S. 500 East. The association will hold its first sword fighting competition. The group teaches long sword, short sword, dagger, and unarmed fighting and defense. Participation will be limited to association members, however all are invited to watch. More information, http://www.theucsa.com.
Family Art Saturday — Fly Your Flag » 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, 20 S. West Temple. Learn how to make fabric flags and celebrate symbols, identity and oral histories. Appropriate for children ages 5-12. Free. More information, http://www.utahmoca.org/.
Obon Festival » 1-10 p.m. Saturday, Salt Lake Buddhist Temple, 211 W. 100 South. Traditional Japanese folk dancing, food, taiko drum exhibition. More information, http://www.slbuddhist.org.
Latino Crime Prevention and Safety Fair » 1-10 p.m. Saturday, Utah Cultural Celebration Center, 1355 W. 3100 South, West Valley City. 1-3 p.m. is a community meeting with law enforcement and government leaders; 3-10 p.m. is the safety fair.Next Page >
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