About the Festival: The Get to the River Festival is a month-long series of community events centered on the Jordan River and Jordan River Parkway. During 30 days in September, cities and counties along the river will host events near their section that help celebrate, protect, and restore the Jordan River.
The Jordan River corridor runs through three counties and sixteen cities flowing from Utah Lake, through the Salt Lake Valley, and finally into the Great Salt Lake. The 50-mile river has tremendous value – environmentally, recreationally, economically, and culturally – for both the communities through which it flows and for the entire Wasatch Front.
Around 15,000 people utilize the Jordan River Parkway each month. This paved, non-motorized trails that follows the river and weaves in and out of urban areas, parks, and lush riverside areas is the perfect place for walking, running, cycling, skating, or simply escaping from the city. The river and trail provides a unique offering in our urban landscape and adds to our community’s beauty and wellness.
|Learn more about the Jordan River’s ecosystem by watching these videos from the Loveland Living Planet Aquarium.|
Art is for everyone! Join us October 5 – October 16 for the 13th Annual South Jordan Art Show. At a new location this year, the South Jordan Community Center (10778 S. Redwood Rd), will house incredible artwork from talented artists from our very own South Jordan community. Both adult and youth residents are welcome to submit pieces. The show is free and open to the public, hours of operation are listed below. Thank you in advance for your support of the arts!
Art Show Hours of Operation:
Sensitive Groups/High-Risk Individuals Only
Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 9:00 am
Monday – Thursday 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
Friday – 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
If you are interested in displaying your artwork in the show or have any questions, please contact Haley Greene at email@example.com.
Pieces can be dropped off at the Community Center (10778 S. Redwood Rd, South Jordan, UT) October 1 from 12 pm-5:30 pm and October 2 from 9 am to 12 pm.
Age Groups: Child (6 years – 9 years), Youth (10 years – 13 years), Teen (14 years – 17 years), Adult (18+), Professional (Artists that have ever been paid for their work), Seniors (55+)
November Museum Mashup
The Great Turkey Escape
Don’t let the Gale Center closure stop you from enjoy the fun games at The Great Turkey Escape! Download these fun games at home and have some fun with your family.
We could all use a little extra holiday cheer this year! Join us in “lighting up” South Jordan and Salt Lake Valley by participating in the 2020 Holiday Lights Tour! Cities from around Salt Lake County are teaming up to bring you a Holiday Lights Tour like never before! Visit homes from South Jordan, Bluffdale, Herriman, Midvale, Millcreek, South Salt Lake, and West Jordan! To register your home, take the tour, or vote for your favorite house, visit bit.ly/lightstourut!
Registration begins on Monday, November 23rd and will remain open until December 21st. Register early for a better chance to win the People’s Choice Award!
Looking for other holiday activities in South Jordan? Check out our Virtual Light the Night event here!
Make Candy Windows a holiday tradition! Join South Jordan City for our Virtual Light the Night event to kick off the most wonderful time of year! Take a stroll down Towne Center Drive and enjoy the incredible Candy Window displays. The Candy Window exhibits will be displayed in storefront windows on December 1st – December 31st.
Featured Artists: Krista Johanson and Jennifer Vesper
December Museum Mashup
Join Christmas helpers around the world with these fun digital downloads from the Gale Center. Learn about Christmas traditions in other countries, play a holiday matching game, and color four different winter-themed pages. Free and available through December 31st.
Instructions: download the attachments and print on your home printer. Be sure to check the activity after downloading to see if you need to print double sided!