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Entertainment rewind: A recap of weekend festivals, concerts and events

Published August 15, 2013 7:28 pm

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2013, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

It's time to rewind and take a look back at the festivals, concerts and events that Utahns participated in this past weekend:

DIY Day • The fifth annual do-it-yourself festival known as Craft Lake City took place Friday and Saturday at Salt Lake City's Gallivan Center with Utah artisans sharing their creative ideas and handmade goods.

Gone Country • Country singer Alan Jackson, offered a back-to-basics show at USANA Amphitheatre in West Valley City performing nearly two dozen songs from the emotional "Remember When," to the upbeat "Where I Come From," featuring video highlights from around Salt Lake City. Sarah Darling opened.

Suds and slippers • Ballet West and Epic Brewing teamed up for a Beer and Ballet on Saturday. Ticket holders sampled beer then moved into the Rose Wagner Theater to watch a dance performance.

Food, music and rugby • Tongans from the Wasatch Front and as far away as California and Texas gathered Friday and Saturday at Salt Lake City's Fairmont Park for the 16th Annual Friendly Island Festival. It's the one time of year when all Tongans, come together and celebrate with food music and rugby. Utah is home to one of the largest Tongan American communities in the country with some 13,000 and counting.

Superheros in the streets • There was a host of comic superheroes parading around downtown Salt Lake City Saturday as part of a "cosplay" scavenger hunt to promote the upcoming Salt Lake Comic Con convention Sept. 5 to 7.

A lot of hot air • The annual Sandy Hot Air Balloon Festival on Friday and Saturday featured early morning balloon launches from Storm Mountain Park and a night-time festival at the South Towne Promenade with food, music and the glow from more than a dozen hot-air balloons.