Last-Ditch Summer Bucket List

There’s still time to check these fun activities off your to-do list before school starts.

Nicola McIntosh Aug 9, 2018

Even as the end of the school year vanishes in the rear-view mirror, and the days get shorter, it’s no reason to despair. You still have time to check a few more items off your “Summer Bucket List.” The events don’t have to be fancy or far away to qualify.

If you’re in need of some inspiration, here are a few of our favorites from around Idaho, Utah and Wyoming:

1. Sundance Institute Summer Series

The Sundance Institute is sponsoring free community film screenings through the end of August. For outdoor venues, guests are welcome to bring picnic dinners as well as blankets and low-back lawn chairs for seating.

The lineup of films includes “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” on Aug. 9, “Seeing Allred” on Aug. 22, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” on Aug. 24, and a community choice film on Aug. 29.

Entrance is free, and tickets are not required. More details are available on the Sundance Institute website.

Fred Rogers with head resting on his hand
Catch a free screening of “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” on Aug. 24.

2. Outdoor Concerts

Both Utah and Idaho offer great outdoor music venues. In Utah, the USANA Amphitheatre’s 2018 concert lineup features Dierks Bentley on Aug. 29, Jack Johnson on Aug. 31 and Luke Bryan on Sept. 21. The Portneuf Health Trust Amphitheatre in Pocatello is bringing in Stone Temple Pilots, The Cult and Bush on Aug. 23.

3. Shakespeare

players on a stage
A recent performance of "Othello" by the Utah Shakespeare Festival.

If you’re craving a little more culture, check out the Idaho Shakespeare Festival or the Utah Shakespeare Festival.

Zions Bank clients can get a discount when purchasing tickets to the Utah Shakespeare Festival by entering coupon code ZIONS at checkout. Restrictions apply. 

4. Baseball: America’s Pastime

Root, root, root for the home team! Catch a Salt Lake Bees, Idaho Falls Chukars or Boise Hawks baseball game. Don’t forget the peanuts, popcorn and Cracker Jack. 

5. Real Salt Lake

Real Salt Lake will offer free youth soccer clinics from 6-8 p.m. on Aug. 8 and Aug. 15. All children ages 5-14 are invited to participate. Clinics will be conducted by experienced soccer coaches and close with a special appearance from an RSL player.

6. Moab Music Festival

Calling itself “music in concert with the landscape,” the 26th annual Moab Music Festival runs from Aug. 27-Sept. 13 and features a lineup of chamber, traditional, jazz and Latin music. The musical raft trip runs from Aug. 27-29.

7. Jackson Hole Rodeo

Round up your cowpokes and head to the rodeo. The historic Jackson Hole Rodeo has been sharing the cowboy way of life for more than 100 years.

You can join in the fun Wednesdays, Saturdays and occasionally Fridays from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Have fun!

cowboy riding a horse in a rodeo
The Jackson Hole Rodeo is more than 100 years old.

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