Here in Utah, we wait all year for patio time and outdoor events to enjoy the beautiful surroundings we find ourselves in year round. Summer has finally delivered the heat just in time to cool off with some delicious events on the horizon.
Look to Deer Valley to chill with live music, local brews and delectable dishes. Try the newest restaurants at Pendry. Or head downtown to an oasis in the city for cool patio vibes. Finally, get your tickets booked for this fall’s most delicious charitable event at Tracy Aviary.
Hops on the Hill at Stein Eriksen Lodge
Through August 15
Running every Tuesday through August 15, Hops on the Hill returns to Stein Eriksen Lodge to celebrate summer and local craft breweries.
“We are thrilled to bring back our popular Hops on the Hill event on Tuesday nights to celebrate summer and toast the exceptional offerings of our local breweries,” said Zane Holmquist, VP of Food & Beverage Operations and Corporate Chef of Stein Collection. “It’s a great mid-week event to enjoy delicious food, refreshing brews, and the fresh evening air on the Flagstaff Deck.”
- August 1: Wasatch / Mountain West / Salt Lake Brewing Co.
- August 8: Templin Family / Fisher
- August 15: Level Crossing / Mad Fritz
The weekly event runs from 6-8 p.m. on the Flagstaff Deck. Tickets are $80 to those 21 and older and includes the food tasting and specialty beer tasting. A $40 food only ticket is also available.
Laurel Brasserie & Bar Summer Music Series
Through August 24
Head to Laurel at The Grand America each Thursday evening through August 24 for live jazz music on the outdoor terrace from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Fresh air and fresh food pairs perfectly this summer.
- August 3: Beacon Street Jazz
- August 10: Hot House West
- August 17: Sunpuppy Jazz
- August 24: Sunpuppy Jazz
Taste of Pendry
Experience some of Park City’s newest culinary locales at the Taste of Pendry from 3-6 pm on Saturday, August 26 while taking in the fresh mountain air and incredible slope side views. Food stations filled with delectable bites from many of the Pendry‘s dining establishments including Dos Olas Cantina, KITA Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi, Apres Pendry, Disco Pizza and The Pool House Bar & Grill will be represented on the Pendry Plaza along with live music from Jake and the Heist. Drink tickets are available to use at featured beer, wine and spirit vendors. Bring your kids to the Kid Zone with rock climbing, mechanical bull, bounce houses and your dogs are welcome to with a special pup-friendly treat.
Get tickets here.
Eat Drink SLC
September 13 & 14
“A decade ago, we started Eat Drink SLC because it was time to recognize the fabulous chef-driven and locally owned restaurants, esteemed mixologists, and elevated beverage programs that make Salt Lake a culinary destination,” says Tracey Thompson, President of Vine Lore Wine and Spirits, one of the event’s organizing partners. “And now, Eat Drink has become the valley’s signature culinary event.”
The ninth annual event will take place at Tracy Aviary on September 13 and 14 from 5:30-8 pm.
Nibble and nosh on seasonal fare from Utah’s best restaurants and purveyors while sipping on a selection of over 100 wines from around the world. Taste craft cocktails from local small-batch distilleries and enjoy local beers from award-winning Utah craft brewers.
Admission includes all food and drink and a complementary signature wine glass for $125 per person. Guests must be 21 years old and over. ID is required.
Each of the two nights features a different mix of food and libation partners. 350 tickets are available each night.
“Although demand is so strong that tickets sell out weeks in advance, we stay committed to an intimate, uncrowded gathering with ample opportunity for patrons to engage with winemakers, chefs, and other ambassadors of our generous, talented vendors,” Thompson continues.
For a complete list of all vendors, visit the website.
Over the years, Eat Drink has raised over $95,000 for Salt Lake County nonprofits.
Eat Drink SLC is hosted under a nonprofit partnership umbrella consisting of Tracy Aviary and SB Dance. These two organizations represent, respectively, a place and an arts-maker that contribute to the unique character of our community. Net proceeds support these two organizations and a third nonprofit—Women of the World–a small & mighty boutique organization that empowers refugee, immigrant, and asylum-seeking women and their families to achieve self-reliance in their new home of Salt Lake County.
Deer Valley Mountain Beer Festival
September 16 & 17
Join your fellow beer enthusiasts at Deer Valley Resort on Sept. 16 and 17 from 11 am to 4 pm to enjoy the fall foliage while sampling brews from over a dozen Utah breweries at the second annual Deer Valley Mountain Beer Festival.
“We are thrilled for the return of the Deer Valley Mountain Beer Festival to properly toast our talented, award-winning Utah breweries,” said Deer Valley Director of Beverage Josh Hockman. “Guests can imbibe while indulging in elevated summer BBQ dishes, lawn games, and activities geared to whole family at Park City’s newest favorite summer tradition.”
The festival takes place mid-mountain and is accessed by a scenic chairlift ride where attendees will enjoy the opportunity to sample a wide range of beer flavors and styles, including many full-strength selections. The festival was created to celebrate Utah’s brewing culture and is exclusive to breweries from Utah.
Participating breweries include:
- UTOG Brewing
- Talisman Brewing
- Moab Brewery
- TF Brewing
- Wasatch Brewery
- Offset Bier
- Roosters Brewing Co.
- Mountain West Cider
- RoHa Brewing Project
The beer festival also includes options for outdoor dining with live music presented by Mountain Town Music.
All event packages include scenic chairlift access to and from the event via Silver Lake Express Tickets.
Imperial Package (Ages 21+ | $130)
Package includes 8 beer tasting tokens, commemorative mug and t-shirt, and access to the VIP BBQ.
Reserve Package (Ages 21+ | $65)
Package includes 5 beer tasting tokens, a commemorative mug, and cuisine options.
General Admission (Ages 21+ | $45)
Package includes 3 beer tasting tokens, cuisine options, and lawn games.
Non-Drinker (Ages 2+ | $10)
Package includes cuisine options, family activities, and lawn games.