Special Events


Candlelight Christmas

It's hard to describe the magic of Candlelight Christmas. We'd like you to experience it! The Village is decorated like a Currier & Ives card, and you'll feel like you've taken a step back in time when you join us for this enchanting event.



Inspired by the world famous German Christmas markets, Christkindlmarkt SLC offers a unique holiday shopping and cultural experience this season. Tantalizing food and festive holiday entertainment await you as you stroll through wooden vendor booths nestled amid the magical backdrop of This Is The Place Heritage Park.


Dog Day

Bring your dogs for a bark in the Park for our annual Dog Day of Summer. Admission is discounted and a portion of each admission goes to support animal shelters and other animal friendly organizations.


Intermountain All-Women Hoop Dance Competition

This is the first ever event of its kind. Nowhere else in the world will you be able to see all-female contestants hoop dance for the people, for the prize money, and for the title; this is the place.


Liberty Day

Enjoy a day of good old-fashioned FUN while you celebrate the birth of our great Nation! Join us as we raise the red, white and blue, have a watermelon eating contest, play games and fire off the Candy Cannon!


Little Haunts

It's not scary at the Park during the day, so put on your costumes and come to the Village for a fun-filled event! 


Mountain man camp

This Is The Place Heritage Park will host a living history encampment. Come and get a glimpse of how our forefathers lived before the Pioneers came to Utah.


pioneer day

Utah's celebration of Pioneer Day won't be complete without a visit to This Is The Place Heritage Park! In addition of our everyday line-up of FUN, we add even more on this special day we celebrate the founding of UTAH!


SUPer DUPer Day

Join us, the Sons of Utah Pioneers, and the Daughters of Utah Pioneers for SUPer DUPer Day. You'll enjoy a fun day at This Is The Place for a great price!


train day

Come celebrate the trains at The Park and the anniversary of the driving of the golden spike!