The Living Traditions Festival will return to Washington and Library Square on

May 19-21, 2023

The Living Traditions Festival supports the diverse artistic traditions and perspectives through the presentation of both historical and contemporary customs, facilitating thoughtful conversations about the unique qualities of various cultures, and the similarities of the human experience, while creating bonds among community members. By preserving the cultural traditions of their community, Living Traditions artists make a great contribution to our sense of place and help demonstrate Salt Lake City as a diverse and vibrant place to live. Admission is free for all event attendees, which brings together over 90 cultures that have made Salt Lake City their home.

Interest forms to participate in the 2023 Living Traditions Festival are now live!

 You may fill out an interest form to be a performing artist, craft artist vendor, or food vendor. Interest forms are due Wednesday March 1st at 11:59pm. Our notification date will be Friday March 24th

If you do not have access to computers or WiFi to apply, the Main Library Branch of the Salt Lake City Public Library System offers free computer and WiFi access. You may also stop by the Art Barn offices (54 Finch Lane) in person Wednesday February 1, 8 and 15 from 3-5pm, or by scheduling an appointment.

We do our best to respond to inquiries in a timely manner, however we may not be able to respond to your inquiries in a timely manner during the final days prior to the interest form due date. Please give yourself ample time to complete the application.

*Please note, you will have to create a Submittable account in order to complete the interest form


The traditional performances of music and dance provide a rich array of rhythm, movement, instruments, and vocals that engage the audience. Music and dance are often at the heart of cultural expressions found in every community, developed for celebratory, sacred and daily occasions. The performances also represent all ages, connecting the generations. These performing groups commit to preserving the traditional songs and dance of their respective communities and spend many hours in classes, rehearsal, and preparation.

Ballet Folklorico Bolivia

Ballet Folklorico Eck Juvenil

Ballet FolkLorico Quetzalcoatl

Celtic Country Dancers

Columbian Dancers


De Colores

Diego Brazuca Band

Divya School Of Dance

Grupo Folklorico Danza y Color Utah

Harp Irish Dance

Latin Dance Heritage

Malialole Polynesian Cultural Arts Ensemble

Mariachi Aguilas de La Esperanza

Mountain West Highland Dance Association

Red Branch

Wasatch And District Pipe Band

Ballet Folklorico Citlali

Ballet Folklorico Sabor Latino

Ballet Las Americas de Utah


Dionysios Greek Dancers

Expresion Andina

Grupo Folklorico Tollan

Halau Ku Pono I Kamalani

Iranian American Society

Kargi Kala Kendra

Kenshin Taiko

Kulturang Pilipino Ensemble

Los Hermanos de Los Andes


Mi Viejo SanSimon Utah

Neon Nativez

Nepalese Association Of Utah

New Zealand American Society-HIONA

Nuevas Raices Bolivia

Rinceoiri Don Spraoi Irish Dancers

Rumba Libre

Sabor Tropical

Salt Lake Capoeira

Salt Lake Chinese Dance Arts and Eastern Arts

Salt Lake Scandinavian Music And Dance

South Sudanese Nuer Dancers


Tutulli Ballet Folklorico

Utah Argentina Alliance

Utah Okinawa Kenjinkai

Utah Samba Quintet

Utah Tibetan Association

Viva Mexico Ballet

Viva Peru Dance

Weber State University Ballet Folklorico

World Dance Company

Anton Family Band