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: www.sundance.org/festival/.
2014 Utah International Auto Expo » More information, 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, 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, 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