Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

June 1, 2022
Arts Festival scheduled for this weekend

Entertainment, food, and vendors at the park by the pool 

The Tooele Arts Festival will be held this weekend at the Aquatic Center Park in Tooele City. The festival will include vendors, food, entertainment, and kids crafts.

The festival will be held on the corner of 200 West and Vine Street on Friday from noon to 10:30 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Last year the festival was held in September because of the pandemic.

“We are very happy to be moving it back to June this year,” Kaye Beeny, festival director, told the Transcript. “We haven’t had the festival this early in June in over 12 years…It has been held on Father’s Day weekend for many years, but it was difficult for our vendors and artists, because a lot of them are fathers or have a father. They wanted to be with their families.”

This year, there will be over 50 artists with booths, including wood workers, painters, jewelry makers, face painters, photographers, and ceramic makers.

“We have artists from around the Intermountain West,” Beeny said. “We have all sorts of really great artists and there is something for everybody, really.”

Artists have kept their prices low, according to Benny, so everyone will have the chance to make a purchase at the festival.

“Everybody will be able to come and find something they would like to take home,” she said.

Food vendors this year include SugarBear, Les BBQ Sandwiches, Teriyaki Hawaii, Sammy Dogg, and of course the famous Tooele Arts Festival booth serving hot dogs, chips, and soda.

After grabbing a bite to eat, those in attendance are able to sit down and enjoy entertainment that will be running throughout festival hours.

Opening the festival Friday will be Shellie’s Dance Studio from 2-3 p.m. Friday’s entertainment continues with Grantsville Taekwondo, the Tooele Valley Wind Ensemble, and the night ends with Salt Rock City, a rock band.

Saturday has a full day of entertainment with Dancer’s Edge performing from 11 a.m. to noon, Tooele Valley Theater, Tooele Valley Youth Symphony, the Tom Proctor Band, and Red Light Challenge, a dance-rock band will aloso perform.

On Sunday BD Howes will perform at 12:30 p.m. and Burnin’ Daylight will close out the festival with their performance beginning at 2:15 p.m.

To view a full list of booths, food vendors, and entertainment, please visit TooeleArtsFestival.org.

Elementary-age children will have the opportunity to create free art at the festival.

The art yard will be located in the pavilion on the corner of 200 West and Vine Street. Crafts include everything from Wind Chimes to seed bombs.

“There will always be something fun for the kids to do. The art yard will be open from around noon to 6 p.m.,” Beeny said.

Admission into the festival is free. No pets, unless they are a certified service animal, will be allowed at the event and smoking will be prohibited.

“This seems like a true kickoff to summer,” Beeny said. “This will be the first real, big event in the county, so we are excited. The weather will also be nice and it won’t be as hot as it has been in previous years.”

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