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Best Summer Activities in Draper, Utah

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Summer is finally here! After a long period of closures and cancellations during the pandemic, we are all looking forward to everything opening back up again. Here in Draper, Utah, there are tons of fun summer activities going on—from farmers markets to concerts. Here are the best activities in Draper, Utah, that will make for an exciting, fun-filled summer!

Farmers Markets

Summer is the perfect time to pick out fresh produce and other products from local farmers markets. Draper, Utah, is fortunate to be right by multiple popular farmers markets. From July to October, the Utah Farm Bureau puts on the South Jordan Farmer’s Market on Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. It is designated as a food-only market, giving the local farmers an opportunity to sell their fresh produce and pantry staples, including bread, jams, salsa, and tamales.

Another farmers market near Draper, Utah, is the Daybreak Farmers Market, which is open every Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., starting June 5 and ending September 25. Not only will they have vendors set up with quality local products but they will also have music, balloon artists, and art demonstrations. 

Close by in Riverton, you can visit the market at the Petersen Family Farm, which is a shop open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. that sells not only fresh produce but also baked goods, pantry items, kitchen essentials, and more.

Summer Concerts

Nothing screams summer like fun evening concerts with friends and family. There are plenty of exciting concerts going on in Draper, Utah, this summer. To start, in June, there are free concerts on Mondays at Draper Historic Park. Additionally, each year, the City of Draper puts on Draper Days, which includes free concerts, a rodeo, a 5K race, sport tournaments, and movie nights. Similarly, during this time, they host Draper Nights at Draper City Park, where the community comes together to celebrate unity, hope, and gratitude with concerts and fireworks.

On top of the fun local concerts and events in Draper, there will be other, larger concerts happening near Draper in the Salt Lake area this summer. Some famous artists that will be performing include Lindsey Sterling, Garth Brooks, Thomas Rett, Maroon 5, the Jonas Brothers, and 3 Doors Down. There are a huge variety of genres and artists, so no matter your tastes, you will definitely find a concert to interest you.

Other Activities

If farmers markets and concerts aren’t enough to keep you entertained, there’s more. Draper will be having its annual Draper Arts & Crafts Festival, which is rescheduled for September 18. Go and check out the handmade merchandise, excellent food, and music performances. Finally, all summer long, Draper also hosts sports and recreation programs, including sports leagues, tournaments, and even mountain-top yoga classes!

No city does summer activities like Draper does. If you will be spending time in Draper, Utah, this summer, be sure to add these items to your list of things to do. And if you are planning on sticking around in Draper, Utah, ICO Vista Station offers quality studios and one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments for rent. Check out our website today!