Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah, is home to many groups dedicated to the arts. Many performances are held each month, and admission is generally free, with a few exceptions. Admission is, however, limited to visitors age 8 and older. For more information, call (801) 240-3323 or visit lds.org/events.
Ongoing Events on Temple Square
Thursdays, 8:00 p.m.
Mormon Tabernacle Choir rehearsals
Weekdays and Saturdays at noon and Sundays at 2:00 p.m.
Weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Weekends from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Church History Museum
The museum is located across from Temple Square on West Temple Street.
Admission is free.
Daily 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Exhibits focusing on the life of Jesus Christ, ancient and modern prophets, the construction of the Salt Lake Temple, and the importance of families.
North and South Visitors’ Centers
Free guided tours of Temple Square and the Conference Center are available from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. To arrange a tour of Temple Square, please call 801-240-4872. To arrange a tour of the Conference Center, please call 801-240-0075. Walk-ins welcome.
CONTINUING —Free one-hour tours of the gardens surrounding Church headquarters are available Monday through Friday at 10 a.m. at door 15 of the Conference Center.
Events on Temple Square
To read about General Conference time (early April and early October) at Temple Square, please go here.
Performances at Temple Square
Performances are free and open to ages eight and older.
For more information, call Temple Square Performances at 801-240-3323.
Events in Salt Lake City
Area Universities Announce Their Performance Seasons:
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Twilight Concert Series in Salt Lake City
Twilight Concert Series Opening Night
Thuesday July 10
7 PM | Pioneer Park
SLC Art Council’s Twilight Concert Series begins with singer/rapper Ms. Lauryn Hill, Opening the show is funk/jazz bassist Thundercat.
The popular series is heldThursday nights throughout the summer at Pioneer Park in downtown Salt Lake City.
See the full lineup at twilightconcertseries.com
July 10 – August 28
Thursdays at Pioneer Park
July 10: Lauryn Hill w/ Thundercat
July 17: TV On the Radio w/ Twin Shadow
July 24: Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires w/ The Budos Band
July 31: Wu-Tang Clan w/ Run The Jewels
August 7: Local Natives w/ Special Guests
August 14: Beck w/ Future Islands
August 21: De La Soul w/ Special Guests
August 28: The Head and the Heart w/ Special Guests
Tickets and Series passes are on sale now!
Mini Farmers Market at the Urban Flea
Location: 600 South Main Street
Dates: May 18, June 8, July 13, Aug 10, Sept 14,Oct 12
Time: Sundays, 9:00 AM — 3:00 PM
The 4th Annual Urban Flea Market in Downtown Salt Lake City is an affordable marketplace where you may find (and sell) a selection of eclectic, vintage used and unused items, including clothing, records, orginal artwork, furniture, tools, oddball knick-knacks and more.
For the second year now, the Downtown Farmers Market will hold a Mini-Farmers Market at the UFM. You can expect to find 8-10 vendors at each UFM. For the May 18 Market, the Farmers Market focus is plant sales and gardening! Each month the Farmers Market component will have a different theme with new vendors so be sure to check out the UFM every month!
For more information, check out the UFM website.
Summer Market Opens June 14!
The 2014 Summer Market season begins Saturday, June 14 at Pioneer Park! The Market will run from8:00 AM — 2:00 PM, as last year. The season will run every Saturday throughOctober 25.
At the June Market, expect spring and early summer crops such as greens, herbs, asparagus, strawberries, kale, and spinach. Shop for your favorite baked goods, locally-raised meats, jams and spreads, sauces, and everything else you’ve come to love from Utah’s oldest farmers market.
For more information, check out our website.
Bike Share Website Launch
On Sale Now
A Bike Share program is a network of many Bike Share stations, where members can take ANY bike, from ANY station, as many times as they like for a small membership fee. A 24-hour Access Pass, 7-day or Annual Membership lets you take UNLIMITED 30min trips at no extra charge! Every time you dock a bike, you get a fresh 30min.
Instead of renting one specific bike (bike rental), your GREENbike Membership gives you access to ALL THE BIKES at every downtown Bike Share station. Return your GREENbike to ANY Bike Share station so someone else can take a ride.
Visit greenbikeslc.org to become a member.
Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure
Turn Salt Lake City into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure. Combine the excitement of the Amazing Race with a three-hour city tour. Guided from any smart phone, teams make their way among well known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history. Start when you want and play at your pace.
Visit urbanadventurequest.com/ for more info.
Worried about parking when you come downtown? Don’t be. We have over 25,000 parking spaces in addition to a wonderful public transportation program. For more information, check out the link here.
Temple Square is a thirty-five-acre plot located in the center of Salt Lake City, Utah. It was no accident that the city was built around Temple Square. When members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly called the Mormon Church) arrived in 1847, Brigham Young wanted the Saints to put the focus of their lives on the temple. He set aside a plot of land for the temple built the city up with the temple at its center. Today, Salt Lake City roads are built on a grid system with Temple Square at the center. From there, roads branch out as 100 N, 100 S, 100 W, and 100 E.
The fourteen buildings which are housed on Temple Square today include the:
- North Visitor Center
- South Visitor Center
- Assembly Hall
- Beehive House
- Lion House
- Joseph Smith Memorial Building
- Relief Society Building
- Church History Library
- Church History Museum
- Church Office Building
- Conference Center
- Family History Library
- and, of course, the Salt Lake Temple.
The Tabernacle, completed in 1867, was home of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir for scores of years, and served as the location of the LDS Church’s General Conferences for more than 130 years. The North Visitor Center houses a replica of Bertel Thorvaldsen’s sculpture the Christus, and the South Visitor Center has many interactive displays about Jesus Christ and the history of the LDS Church. The Joseph Smith Memorial Building (the remodelled Hotel Utah) is home to two restaurants, several Church offices, special-event rooms, a theater (used for Church-made informational and inspirational films), and a distribution center for Church materials. The Family History Library contains the world’s largest collection of genealogical records, which is available for public use, as well as the Museum of Church History and Art.
The Conference Center, completed in 2000, seats 21,000 (compared to the 6,000 seating capacity of the Tabernacle), and is used for General Conferences as well as high-quality community performances such as plays, concerts, and lectures.
The new Church History Library, which opened in June 2009, used special design and construction to qualify for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) ratings. This building houses a unique collection of journals, artifacts, photographs, and other records which pertain to the history of the Latter-day Saints and the Mormon Church.
Temple Square is a popular tourist attraction and with 5 million annual visitors, is more visited than either the Grand Cany0n or Yellowstone National Parks. In 2009, Forbes listed Temple Square as the 16th-most visited attraction in the United States.
Temple Square is now even its own geographical mission in the Mormon Church, with missionaries from 51 countries speaking 30 different languages to greet guests and share with them more about the Mormon Church. This is due to the wide variety of attractions for different interests as well as its beauty. The grounds at Temple Square are breathtaking. The landscaping is beautiful, and the Christmas lights and programs at Temple Square are legendary.
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir rehearses in the Tabernacle every Thursday, and these rehearsals are generally open to the public. All museums and centers on Temple Square are open free to the public.
See Temple Square in a virtual 3-D tour!