Information about the 2021 Living Traditions Festival is coming soon!

Community Partners

We value and appreciate all of our community partners. Our work could not happen without all of the other arts and cultural organizations that make Salt Lake City a vibrant place to live. Spread the word about your program or upcoming events or host activities at your booth. If your organization is interested in having a booth at the 2020 Living Traditions Festival, please click on the link listed on homepage.


“We All Come Together at Living Traditions.”

Volunteers provide an invaluable service to the operation of this Festival and contribute to the spirit of Living Traditions.

Be a part of this spectacular spring event in Salt Lake City, and help with beverage sales, greeting at the gates, Living Tradition Kids, the Bocce Ball courts, as well as set-up and break-down. Volunteers receive fun & exciting benefits, such as festival t-shirts, soft drinks, concert tickets, museum passes and more! Volunteers also support an amazing community event, which promotes amazing local ethnic artists and communities! Volunteer Opportunities include positions such as:

  • Beverage Assistant (Non Alcoholic)
  • Bocce Ball Assistant
  • Greeter
  • Grounds Crew
  • Kids Area Assistant
  • Refrigeration Truck Assistant
  • School Day Assistant

For more information, please contact Kellie Call at  

Check back soon for our 2021 Volunteer Application 


Where is the Living Traditions Festival Located?

Library Square in downtown Salt Lake City
450 South 200 East
Get directions with : Google Maps

When is the Living Traditions Festival Open to the public?

Friday, Sept 18, 5:00 – 10:00 PM
Saturday, Sept 19, Noon – 10:00 PM
Sunday, Sept 20, Noon – 7:00 PM

How much does it cost to attend the Living Traditions Festival?

Admission to the festival is free.
Food, beverages and crafts will be available for purchase.

Where are the performing arts stages located?

West Festival Stage – North end of 200 East
East Festival Stage – East side of Library Square
Amphitheater Stage – Library Square outdoor amphitheater
Library Stage – Auditorium inside the Main Library

Will medical care be available?

The First Aid Tent is located on the east side of the Festival grounds, next to the Information booth.

Will there be food?

Traditional ethnic cuisine prepared and sold by various food vendors. (Food tents are located at the south
end of 200 East)
Traditional ethnic drinks will be for sale at various festival food market tents.
Soft drinks and free water are available at the beverage tent in the middle of 200 East.
There are several free water stations located throughout the Festival grounds. Please bring an empty, reusable water bottle to refill at any of the following stations:

Information Booth

Soft Drinks sales

Across from the outdoor amphitheater stage

Next to the East stage

Will alcohol be served?

Beer and wine are available for purchase for patrons 21 and older

Where is the Lost & Found?

Lost & Found is located in the Information canopy on Library Square by the traffic lights on 200 East

Are there hotels near the festival?

Salt Lake City hotels:

Doubletree Suites

Hotel RL

Little America

Metropolitan Inn

Are there activities for kids?

Youth are invited to visit the Living Traditions Kids Area where they can make their own fun and colorful craft. Local traditional artists share the story behind their craft and show youth how to create their own artwork to take home. See the Kids Area page for more details.



Where are the restrooms located?

Portable toilets, including handicap-accessible units, are located on the west side of Library Square adjacent to the East Festival Stage.

Where are the ATMs located?

There are multiple ATMs at the Festival:
200 East next to the beverage tents
Next to Festival Information Booth
At the end of the Food Market

Are pets allowed?

For their own sake, please leave your pets at home. Service animals are welcome but please clean up after your pet.

Is smoking allowed?

In accordance with Salt Lake City Ordinances 15.30.010 & 15.30.020, smoking is not permitted on the festival grounds. This includes electronic cigarettes and ‘vaping.’

 What are the transportation options?

The Living Traditions Festival will be at Library Square. We encourage our patrons to use alternative transportation.

Plan your trip on public transportation with: UTA Trip Planner

There is parking throughout the surrounding blocks in pay lots and metered stalls.

What are other festival accommodations?

People with disabilities may make requests for reasonable accommodations no later than 48 hours in advance of intended attendance at the Living Traditions Festival or all other Salt Lake City Events.

For an ADA accommodation, questions, or additional information, please contact the Salt Lake City Arts Council at 801.596.5000 or