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February 2018 Events

Posted on 12 February 2018 | 10:13 am

FEBRUARY EVENTS 10/2 - 4/11: Utah Jazz Basketball, Salt Lake City 10/18 - 4/7: Utah Grizzlies Hockey, West Valley City 12/21 - 3/3: Gallivan Center Ice Skating, Salt Lake City 2/15 - 2/18: Chubby Checker and the Wildcats, Park City 2/17: Deadmau5, Park City 2/17: Utah Chinese New Year Celebration Performances, Salt Lake City 2/22 - 2/24: An Evening with Paula Cole, Park City 2/23: Wasatch Powder Keg Sprint Race, Salt Lake City 2/23 - 2/24: 2018 Wasatch Golf Expo, Sandy 2/27 - 3/4: The Sound of Music, Salt Lake City   MORE FEBRUARY EVENTS...  more»

January 2018 Events

Posted on 10 January 2018 | 10:00 am

JANUARY EVENTS 10/2 - 4/11: Utah Jazz Basketball, Salt Lake City 10/18 - 4/7: Utah Grizzlies Hockey, West Valley City 12/1 - 1/31: Harry Potter: Christmas at the Wizarding World, Sandy 12/21 - 3/3: Gallivan Center Ice Skating, Salt Lake City  1/9 - 1/14: Something Rotten, Salt Lake City 1/10 - 1/12: FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup Event, Park City 1/11: Wasatch Speaker Series: Captain Scott Kelly, Salt Lake City 1/11 - 1/13: David Bromberg Quintet, Park City 1/12 - 1/13: Joel McHale, Salt Lake City 1/18: Pauly Shore, Ogden 1/18 - 1/19: Kevin Smith, Salt Lake City 1/18 - 1/28: Sundance Film Festival '18, Park City and Salt Lake City 1/19 - 1/21: Jurassic Quest, Sandy 1/20: Justin Moore - Hell on the Highway Tour, Salt Lake City 1/20 - 1/28: Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer’s Moby-Dick, Salt Lake City 1/26: Bill Engvall, Salt Lake City 2/1: Brad Paisley: Weekend Warrior World Tour, Salt Lake City 2/2 - 2/3: Wasatch Yeti Bash, Ogden   MORE JANUARY EVENTS...  more»

December 2017 Events

Posted on 4 December 2017 | 10:01 am

10/2 - 4/11: Utah Jazz Basketball, Salt Lake City 10/18 - 4/7: Utah Grizzlies Hockey, West Valley City 12/1 - 12/23: 2017 North Pole Express, Heber 12/1 - 12/30: 2017 Downtown Jingle Bus, Salt Lake City 12/1 - 12/30: Luminaria: Experience the Light, Lehi 12/1 - 12/30: Christmas In Color, South Jordan and Provo 12/1 - 12/31: ZooLights, Salt Lake City 12/1 - 1/1: Ogden's Christmas Village, Ogden 12/1 - 1/1: 25th Annual Festival of Lights, Spanish Fork 12/1 - 1/2: Temple Square Christmas Lights, Salt Lake City 12/1 - 1/31: Harry Potter: Christmas at the Wizarding World, Sandy 12/2 - 12/30: The Nutcracker 2017, Salt Lake City 12/4: Mapleton Tree Lighting, Wreath and Christmas Festival, Mapleton 12/4: Lindon Annual Christmas Tree Lighting, Lindon 12/8 - 12/10: 36th Annual Christmas Concert, Salt Lake City 12/11: Draper Candy Cane Hunt 2017, Draper 12/12: Foo Fighters: Concrete and Gold Tour, Salt Lake City 12/14: Lady Gaga Joanne World Tour, Salt Lake City 12/14 - 12/16: Mormon Tabernacle Choir 2017 Christmas Concert, Salt Lake City 12/14 - 12/17: Park City Holiday Spectacular and Sing-A-Long, Park City 12/16: Gabriel Iglesias Fluffymania, Salt Lake City 12/16: Utah Symphony Presents: Here Comes Santa Claus, Salt Lake City 12/18: 2017 Christmas Carole Sing-Along, Salt Lake City 12/19: LeAnn Rimes: Today is Christmas with the Utah Symphony, Salt Lake City 12/24: Santa Claus Visits Deer Valley®​ , Deer Valley®​  Resort 12/24: Christmas Eve Parade & Fireworks, Snowbird®​  12/24: 2017 Christmas Eve Celebration, Snowbasin 12/24: 55th Annual Torchlight Parade, Park City Mountain 12/30: Deer Valley's Annual Torchlight Parade, Deer Valley®​  Resort 12/31: 2017 New Year's Eve Bull Wars, Ogden 12/31: New Year's Eve Torchlight Parade and Fireworks, Snowbird®​  12/31: New Year's Eve Celebration, Park City Mountain   MORE DECEMBER EVENTS...  more»

November 2017 Events

Posted on 6 November 2017 | 10:48 am

  NOVEMBER 2017 EVENTS Saturdays until 11/25: University of Utah Utes Football, Salt Lake City Friday/Saturday until 11/25: BYU Cougars Football, Provo 10/2 - 4/11: Utah Jazz Basketball, Salt Lake City 10/18 - 4/7: Utah Grizzlies Hockey, West Valley City 11/11: Donut Dash 5K 2017, Salt Lake City 11/17 - 11/25: Guys and Dolls, Park City 11/18: 4th Annual Ogden Big Lebowski Festival, Ogden 11/19: John Cleese and Monty Python & The Holy Grail, Salt Lake City 11/21: Trans-Siberian Orchestra: The Ghosts of Christmas Eve, Salt Lake City 11/20 - 12/30: Luminaria: Experience the Light, Lehi 11/23: Thanksgiving Day 10K, 5K & 1K, Bountiful 11/23: Pilgrim 5K, Lehi 11/24 - 12/23: 2017 North Pole Express, Heber 11/24 - 12/31: Temple Square Christmas Lights, Salt Lake City 11/24 - 11/26: Elf The Musical, Salt Lake City 11/25: 2nd Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, Park City 11/25: Ogden's Holiday Electric Light Parade, Ogden 11/25 - 1/1: Ogden's Christmas Village, Ogden 11/25 - 12/23: A Christmas Carol, Orem 11/29 - 12/2: 2017 Festival of Trees, Sandy MORE NOVEMBER EVENTS...  more»

October 2017 Events

Posted on 9 October 2017 | 11:11 am

OCTOBER EVENTS Mondays, until 10/23: Happy Valley Farmers Market, Springville Mondays, until 10/30: Light Up the Night Halloween Parade, Thanksgiving Point Tuesdays, until 10/17: 2017 Tuesday Harvest Market, Salt Lake City Wednesdays, until 10/25: Sugar House Farmer's Market, Salt Lake City Wednesdays, until 10/25: Park City Farmer's Market, Park City Thursdays, until 10/26: Bountiful City Farmers Market, Bountiful Fridays, until 10/27: Happy Valley Farmers Market, Orem Saturdays, until 10/28: Trick-or-Treat Parade, Thanksgiving Point Saturdays, until 10/21: Cache Valley Gardener's Market, Logan Saturdays in October: Trick or Treat Parade, Thanksgiving Point Saturdays and Sundays, until 10/15: Oktoberfest 2017, Snowbird Weekends in October: Frightmares, Lagoon All October: McCoard's Provo Corn Maze, Provo 10/1 - 10/15: Dine About, Park City 10/13 - 10/22: Haunted Aquarium, Draper 10/14: Monster Mash & Dash, Kaysville 10/14: The Color Run Salt Lake City, Salt Lake City 10/14: Park City Sunrise Rotary Shot Ski, Park City 10/19 - 10/22: Aladdin, Salt Lake City 10/20: Haunted Night at the Museum: Viking Ghost Ship, Salt Lake City 10/21 - 10/21: Fall Harvest Festival, Wellsville 10/24: Disney in Concert: Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, Salt Lake City 10/27: Halloween Party, Snowbird 10/31: Howl-O-Ween on Historic Main Street, Park City   MORE OCTOBER EVENTS...  more»

September 2017 Events - Wasatch Back

Posted on 6 September 2017 | 11:16 am

SEPTEMBER EVENTS Wednesdays All Month: Park City Farmer’s Market Sundays, Ending 9/17: Park Silly Market Saturday Evenings All Month: Outdoor Concert Series at the Homestead in Midway 8/12 - 10/15: Oktoberfest 2017, Snowbird 9/1 - 9/2: Midway Swiss Days Festival, Midway 9/7 - 9/17: 2017 Utah State Fair, Salt Lake City 9/15 - 9/17: 2017 Autumn Aloft Hot Air Balloon Festival, Park City 9/22 - 10/8: Thriller by Odyssey Dance Theatre, Park City 9/23: Harvest Market, Sundance   MORE SEPTEMBER EVENTS...  more»

September 2017 Events - Wasatch Front

Posted on 6 September 2017 | 11:13 am

SEPTEMBER EVENTS 8/12 - 10/15: Oktoberfest 2017, Snowbird 8/31 - 9/2: Hurricane City Peach Days 2017, Hurricane City 9/1 - 9/2: Midway Swiss Days Festival, Midway 9/4: Labor Day Triathlon, Bountiful 9/4: Payson Onion Days 5k/10k, Payson City 9/6 - 9/9: Peach Days, Brigham City 9/7 - 9/17: 2017 Utah State Fair, Salt Lake City 9/8 - 9/10: 2017 Salt Lake Greek Festival, Salt Lake City 9/9: Sandy's Heritage Festival, Sandy 9/15 - 9/16: Panguitch Lake Fall Festival 2017, Panguitch 9/15 - 9/17: 2017 Autumn Aloft Hot Air Balloon Festival, Park City 9/16: 2017 Hurricane Half Marathon, Hurricane City 9/16 - 9/17: Urban Arts Festival, Salt Lake City 9/21 - 9/23: Salt Lake Comic Con 2017, Salt Lake City 9/22 - 10/8: Thriller by Odyssey Dance Theatre, Park City 9/23: Harvest Market, Sundance 9/23: Norse Fest, Salt Lake City 9/30: Fall Festival at Thanksgiving Point, Lehi   MORE SEPTEMBER EVENTS...  more»

The Millennial Effect

Posted on 23 August 2017 | 8:42 am

The Millennial EffectPublished in the Park Record's Home Magazine, pages 54-59By Beth RinehartIt has become a reality: The fun-loving, selfie-taking, phone-hooked generation known as ‘Millennials’ can afford homes. While some people may still think of them as young kids, they’re all grown up—and they are becoming homeowners. Millennials — those born post 1980 through the early 2000s — are moving out of their childhood homes and forming their own households. Millennials now make up 42 percent of all homebuyers and 56 percent of the nation’s first-time homebuyers. They are a dominant force in the housing market, and according to a recent Pew Research Center report, have surpassed the baby boomers as the largest living generation.Many Millennials experienced, firsthand, the greatest economic downturn since the Great Depression. During the downturn, many of them graduated from college, entered the job market, and discovered that finding a job proved to be exceedingly difficult. Although the housing bubble contributed to the decline of the stock market in the late 2000s, studies have shown that currently Millennials are the most enthusiastic generation in relation to real estate, and they are turning away from stocks, because they believe real estate is a more profitable investment.“Millennials are showing especially strong increases in job confidence and income gains, a necessary precursor for increased housing demand from first-time homebuyers,” says Doug Duncan, senior vice president and chief economist at Fannie Mae, in a CNBC report by Diana Olick.This strong sense of financial gain and confidence in the real estate market bodes well for the continuing trend of Millennials settling down and purchasing homes.What Millennials WantAs Millennials become homeowners, it’s important for sellers (and investors) to know what they are looking for in a home.“Millennials want simplicity and convenience,” says Will Cooper, President of Business Development at Berkshire Hathaway Utah Properties, and the father of four Millennials. “Turn-key homes that are close to work and their friends. Millennials are typically climbing the career ladder, have high student loan debt, and can’t afford to make updates on their homes.”Since most Millennial homebuyers have tight budgets due to college costs and constricted salary increases, the majority of their savings goes toward purchasing their homes. Updated kitchens and bathrooms provide a vast advantage for budget-conscious Millennials. Most Millennial buyers are happy to make some updates to their homes, but they realize the kitchen and bathrooms are the most expensive to renovate.There are a few “must haves” on most Millennial homebuyers’ lists; at the top are location, open and multifunctional spaces, low maintenance properties and technologically efficient, green, sustainable homes. They follow current trends, in that they prefer open floor plans and space for entertaining, as opposed to sectioned-off kitchen, living, and dining rooms.If there’s one room they are looking for, it’s a home office. With an increasing number of companies moving out of corporate offices and into work-from-home spaces, having a dedicated work area is important for Millennials.Additional sought-after items include: smart home features, energy efficiency and low or no homeowner association dues. Because they use cell phones constantly, most Millennials see value in the ability to control their homes with their phones. Home value may increase or diminish, based on cell signals inside the home or available internet providers.The manner in which Millennials search for homes is also changing; the majority search for homes on their phones, tablets or computers. Online photos essential in capturing the interest of a Millennial. Without professional photos showing the home in its best light, many Millennials will move on before ever stepping foot in the door. But, once they’re interested in a home, they rely on the expertise of their local Realtor® to decipher often inaccurate, or incomplete, information found on the internet.Due to the “reality TV effect,” they are more likely to notice and comment on whether or not a home has been staged or decorated. Millennials expect a home to look as though it could be featured in the “after” shots of a HGTV program.So if you want your home to appeal to the Millennial generation—with their cellphone in one hand and a venti-no-foam-extra-shot-almond-milk latte in the other — think contemporary, think technological, think green, and think: Designer Home Show ready....  more»

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Announces Grand Prize Winner of its Third ‘Love Your Home’ Sweepstakes

Posted on 16 August 2017 | 8:23 am

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices announced the winner of its “Love Your Home” Sweepstakes held in conjunction with HGTV and its popular Good Bones home-renovation show. Aaron Zimmerman, a Sandy, Utah resident, was drawn for the $50,000 grand prize from nearly 5.7 million sweepstakes entrants. The sweepstakes also generated 12 weekly winners of $2,500 apiece.  The entrant total set a record for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices sweepstakes held in conjunction with HGTV, and was 77 above last year’s sweepstakes registrations. “This is a life changer for me and my family,” said Zimmerman, who with wife Kathryn is raising a 4-year-old son in the suburbs south of Salt Lake City.The Zimmermans want a home with a big backyard for their son, who has moderate autism spectrum disorder. “I can picture the home in my mind: four bedrooms, 2,200 square feet and a safe yard for our boy to run and play with our dogs,” Aaron Zimmerman said. “I smile just thinking about it.”“We’re elated to present our grand prize to the Zimmermans,” said Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices CEO Gino Blefari. “The family has big dreams and in some small way Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is a part of it.”Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Utah Properties, presented the sweepstakes check to the Zimmermans at the brokerage’s Old Mill office in Salt Lake City. In addition, the two organizations contributed in the Zimmerman’s name to the Utah Parent Center for its ongoing support of families impacted by autism spectrum disorder. “We congratulate the Zimmerman family and wish them well in the future,” said Steve Roney, CEO and owner of Utah Properties. “We are so happy for our contest winners.”Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices launched the "Love Your Home" Sweepstakes in March as part of its national advertising campaign that included TV spots airing in spring. Through the network’s agreement with HGTV, Good Bones stars Mina Starsiak and Karen E. Laine appeared in vignettes featuring GoodtoKnow home design and renovation tips airing on HGTV and Scripps Networks Interactive digital properties.   Pictured from left to right: Network President and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Gino Blefari; winners Kathryn, Logan, and Aaron Zimmerman; VP of Marketing, Kerry Donovan; Chief Executive Officer & Owner of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Utah Properties, Stephen C. Roney; Utah Parent Center ED, Helen Post and Jennie Dopp; and SVP Marketing Utah Properties, Diane Rinehart....  more»

August 2017 Events - Wasatch Back

Posted on 1 August 2017 | 12:42 pm

AUGUST EVENTS Wednesdays All Month: Park City Farmer’s Market Sundays All Month: Park Silly Market Saturday Evenings All Month: Outdoor Concert Series at the Homestead in Midway 7/31-8/13: Beethoven Festival of Park City 7/28-8/5: Wasatch County Fair 8/4-8/6: 48th Annual Park City Kimball Arts Festival 8/4: Summer Sundance Film Series in City Park 8/4: Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture & Piano Concerto No. 1 at Deer Valley 8/6-8/27: Summer Series at Quarry Village 8/5-8/12: Summit County Fair 8/9-8/12: John Mayall at the Egyptian Theatre 8/11-8/12: Intermountain Mustang and Ford Auto Stampede 8/19: Mid Mountain Marathon 8/25-9/4: Park City Showcase of Homes 8/26: Five for Fighting– St. Regis Big Stars, Bright Nights Deer Valley Series 8/26: Summit Land Conservancy Blue Sky Bash     MORE AUGUST EVENTS...  more»

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