Special Events


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Baby Animal Season kickoff

Enjoy a visit with the baby animals during Baby Animal Season Kickoff! You'll never forget petting a goat or holding a fluffy chick. We'll have baby animals for you to snuggle and nuzzle.


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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.


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Christkindlmarkt

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.


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Dog Day

Bring your dogs for a bark in the Park for our annual Dog Day of Summer. Admission is $5 per person with a portion of admission going to support animal shelters and other animal friendly organizations.


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huntsman day

In 2007 while attending the inauguration of the Heritage Park trains, Jon Huntsman got so excited about what was happening at the Park he offered to provide a free day each year including free ice cream. For ten years HUNTSMAN DAY has been a cherished tradition - over 50,000 people have enjoyed the Park for free. Come join us when Jon and Karen provide a FREE day, FREE ice cream, and unlimited FUN!


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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.


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Liberty Days

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!


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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! 


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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.


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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!


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train day

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