Speaking on Business: Living Traditions Festival

The Living Traditions Festival is a multi-cultural festival celebrating Utah’s diverse ethnic heritage.

Chris Redgrave May 4, 2018

This is Chris Redgrave for Zions Bank Speaking on Business.

Want to experience the rich culture and traditional foods of countries from around the world … right here in Salt Lake City? You’ve got to visit the Living Traditions Festival, starting next weekend!

The Living Traditions Festival is a multi-cultural festival, now in its 33rd year, celebrating Utah’s diverse ethnic heritage. It will be held May 18 to the 20 at Washington Square and Library Square in downtown Salt Lake City, 450 S. 200 East. The festival opens at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 19 and closes at 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 20, and admission is free!

As a refugee resettlement community, Salt Lake City has a high refugee population, and so the festival is a way to keep traditions from various homelands alive. Event director Megan Risbon says over 90 cultures are represented at the Living Traditions Festival, so come here to experience great food, spectacular performances and crafts, all representing countries around the world, with 100 performing artists, 25 crafters and 17 food vendors.

The event is for everybody, with a kids craft area as well. The Living Traditions Festival grows in popularity, so they expect 30,000 to 40,000 people to attend, with 160 plus volunteers making the festival happen.

See a full schedule of events at

For Zions Bank, I’m Chris Redgrave, speaking on business.

Living Traditions Festival
May 18-20
Washington Square and Library Square, 450 S. 200 East in Salt Lake City

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