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.
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 tomorrow, Saturday, August 11th. 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.
#BDACSummerfest is a 30-year tradition hosted by the Bountiful Davis Art Center. August 10-11 the festivities take place at Bountiful City Park on 400 North. This year's event features international groups, local performing groups, food vendors, and artist booths. It will be a lot of fun and a great opportunity to experience local and international culture. Click here for more information.
Davis County Fair
It wouldn't be summer without the county fair, would it? This year's fair will feature sea lions, BYU Vocal Point, RMPRA Rodeo, BMX Racing, free pony rides and petting zoo, bugology exhibit 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 third annual festival hosted by Hukilau LLC and it sounds like it would make a great tradition! It will be held on August 17th and 18th 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.
Cold Cones Cool Cars
The 15th annual fall cruise-in will take place on Saturday, August 25th at Heritage Park in Kaysville. The entire car show runs from 11am-3pm but you will be able to enjoy music and free ice cream cones while you look at the cars from 11am-1pm.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 8th-9th, 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 front of Layton High School where you'll find food, live music and vendor booths. Check out this post from Play in Davis for the specifics for each party.
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?