John Gottman is Coming to Utah for Date Night!!

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I have been sharing about this event over on social media for the last month, but I realized that I never wrote a post about why I’m so excited that John and Julie Gottman are coming to Utah to speak at Date Night next month!!

When: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Where:
Cottonwood High School (5175 S 1300 E, Murray)
Cost:
Only $74 per couple!!

John and Julie Gottman Speaking Event

If you could ask the world’s #1 love expert one question, what would it be?

How do you keep the chemistry alive through your 60th anniversary?

How can I get my partner to care more about our relationship?

Why do we keep arguing about the same thing over and over?

What could I do to have the kind of relationship most people only dream of?

Wouldn’t it be great to have answers to these questions!?

Well, you’re in luck!

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The world’s #1 relationship experts, John and Julie Gottman, are coming to Utah to share the secrets of what separate the marriage masters from the disasters.

Typically tickets to see John and Julie cost over a thousand dollars! But you can come see them and get a copy of their brand new book, Eight Dates: Crucial Conversations for a Lifetime of Love, for less than $75!

Will you join us and better your relationship?!

Click here to purchase your ticket before they sell out!

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Lockbox Mysteries Battle

A couple of weeks ago, we had a family staycation. My mom wanted something fun to do one night, for just the adults, so we decided to have a competition using Lockbox Mysteries, one of our very favorite Davis County companies! We love Lockbox Mysteries and have solved both of their crates with different groups of friends for a group date. Every experience with their crates has been fun, even when we were helping solve a crate we’d already done before most recently! It had been almost two years since my husband and I saw that particular crate theme, so it didn’t ruin the game because we didn’t remember many details.

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For groups of two to eight people, one crate should work just fine! We’ve found that for us, the ideal number of people working together on each crate is six. If you have a larger group, whether for a group date or a family event, I would suggest renting more than one crate! We got two of the same themed crate, the Sherlock Holmes mystery, for 10 people, so we had five to a table. We found two areas in the house, apart from each other and set up tables so we had enough space to work. Then we had each person pick a number to determine whether they were on team one or team two. When we were ready to start, we counted down and hit start on our timers.

We had a few different goals as we worked together to solve our crates. We wanted to solve the mystery in under an hour, finish before the other team and bond with our group! Both groups were able to finish in 40-50 minutes, there was a clear winner and we had a lot of fun as a family! I highly suggested this activity for a family reunion or a holiday party this year!

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P.S. We started our night with dinner at Tortilla Union before heading to my parent’s house where we worked on our Lockbox Mystery crates!

A Great Way to Enjoy Community Theatre for Free

When my friend Angela contacted me with this great date night idea that includes volunteering and a free show, I was excited to share it with all of you! We haven’t been to Hopebox Theatre yet, but after hearing Angela’s experience, I think we’ll be volunteering there soon. Enjoy the date night idea below, written by Angela, then follow her @project7.co on Instagram.

Where: Hopebox Theatre
Cost: Free

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As a couple, we love watching the performing arts for date night!  We also love to volunteer. That’s when we came up with the idea to put them together!

We tried, and loved, one such opportunity with the Hopebox Theatre!  The @hopebox_theatre “is built on the power of the performing arts to help people heal”.  They “strive to bring hope and light into the lives of those who are battling dark times, specifically cancer”.  The owner went through her own journey of cancer and found that music and musical productions gave her hope which ignited the idea to open a theatre for this very cause!  For every production, they feature an individual with cancer and give the proceeds to them for their treatment!

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You can also volunteer as an usher with artsaltlake.org at Abravanel Hall, Capitol Theatre, Eccles Theater, and the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center!  When you do, as with the Hopebox Theatre, you get a free ticket!  

Grab yourself a date for the weekend, do some good, and enjoy the show!

Don’t forget to follow Angela on Instagram @project7.co

10 Ways to Spend the Last Month of Summer Together

July is a party and one of the most looked forward to months of the year because of all of the holidays, celebrations and fun that are planned. I'll admit, I'm a little sad to see the month go because everyone starts preparing to go back to school and summer is two thirds of the way over. This year I'm determined to milk every ounce of fun out of the season that I can, and Davis County has A LOT to offer throughout the month of August that will help me do that. So of course, I needed to share that with all of you!

More detailed posts and ideas for turning a few of these events into an epic date night will be coming throughout the month, so watch for those as well. Plus, you can always watch our Instagram feed and stories to see what we're up to throughout the month.

Photo c/o Randy Burgoyne

Photo c/o Randy Burgoyne

South Weber Country Fair Days

This starts this weekend and runs for an entire week. There is something fun going on every single night, with an entire day of fun on Saturday, August 10th. Spend your days being a responsible adult at work, then head over to the evening's activity and enjoy the summer night. Click here for all of the details.

Davis County Fair

It wouldn't be summer without the county fair, would it? This year's fair will feature hot air balloons, Gentri, the rodeo and so much more! The Davis County Fair will run from August 15th to August 18th. Click here for even more information.

Polynesian Cultural Festival

This is the fourth annual festival hosted by Hukilau LLC and it sounds like it would make a great tradition! It will be held on August 16th and 17th at Legacy Park in North Salt Lake. Admission is free and will feature live music and entertainment, pig roasting, fireknife dancing, food vendors and so much more. Click here for all of the details.

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Play Music on the Porch Day

Antelope Island hosts an entire day when people can sit and play or listen to music. Set all of your other responsibilities in life aside and head out to Fielding Garr Ranch for all of the fun. Click here for all of the details.

Farmers Markets

There are farmers markets scattered throughout Davis County and each provide a great opportunity for a fun weeknight date.

Syracuse City Farmers Market (1200 W Antelope Dr) - Wednesday nights from 6pm to 8pm. Click here for week specific information.

USU Botanical Center Farmers Market (875 S 50 W, Kaysville) - Thursdays from 5pm to 8pm or dusk. Click here for more details and week specific events.

Bountiful City Farmers Market (400 N 200 W, Bountiful) - Thursdays from 3pm to dusk or 8pm. Click here for more details.

North Salt Lake Farmers Market (1140 W 1100 N, North Salt Lake) - Wednesdays from 4pm to 8pm. Click here for more details.

Photo c/o USU Extension Farmers Market

Photo c/o USU Extension Farmers Market

Summer Concerts

One of my favorite things about summer and there are still a lot of opportunities to enjoy an evening of music under the stars. Click here for a list of free summer concerts in the area.

Food Trucks

We love food trucks and love that Davis County has so many to offer this summer. Check your favorite local food truck's schedule on social media to find out where they'll be parked each night. You can find some great food truck round ups in the area by clicking here.

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Movies in the Park

Before we had kids, this was one of our favorite summer activities. I'm hoping to get a babysitter one night this month so that we can enjoy a movie in the park after the kids are in bed before the season ends. Check out this post for a list of all of the outdoor movies scheduled in our area.

Enjoy Unique Treats

Play in Davis put together this awesome list of seven unique treats found in Davis County. Make your way through the list and beat the summer heat this month! I've only tried a couple of them, so we'll be eating our way through the list as well. Click here for the entire list.

Tour of Utah Parties

August 12th-18th, there will be a few different events to celebrate the tour. Pre-party starts at Antelope Island with dutch-oven food samplings, music, free t-shirts and other activities. The finish line is in North Salt Lake where you'll find food, live music and vendor booths. Check out the Tour of Utah website for the specifics for each party.

Photo c/o Play in Davis

Photo c/o Play in Davis

There are so many fun things going on through the month of August, I hope you added a few to your calendar! Let's live up the rest of the summer and enjoy those perfect temperatures at night. Check out our upcoming events page for even more ideas.

What plans do you have to end the summer with a bang?

The best August date night activities in Davis County

Davis County Fair Events Perfect for Date Night

I love summer for a lot of reasons, but one of those reasons is all of the local events. In a couple of weeks, we’ll get to enjoy the county fair and all of the fun events that come with it. I’ve got details on the best date night type events below! There are some fun new activities this year that we can’t wait to experience.

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Where: Davis County Fairgrounds
Cost: $2 admission, $5 per family for a day pass. Events listed below require additional tickets. Visit the Davis County Fair web page (daviscountyutah.gov/fair) for all of the details.

We are really looking forward to attending Glow Night at the fair. It’s a new event, starting this year, and something that I’ve been wanting to do with our kids for years! Hot air balloons will light the sky that night and it’s the perfect opportunity for a date night!

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If you’re a fan of Gentri or good, family friendly music, you’ll want to attend this event! Men, your significant other will love this concert, I promise! This is a ticketed event and requires a special ticket, separate from admission. Visit the Davis County Fair website for more details and to purchase tickets.

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It’s not a fair without a rodeo! We’re looking forward to a family date at the rodeo this year and think that our kiddos will enjoy the show. If you’re fans of the rodeo, you have two different nights to attend. The rodeo will take place on both Friday and Saturday night. This is a ticketed event, in addition to admission. Visit the fair website for more details and to purchase tickets.

Whether you go to the fair for the food, the competitions, the animals, or the other events, you’ll love the Davis County Fair this year!