Craft Lake City DIY Festival


You can’t exactly say that the Craft Lake City DIY Festival created the do-it-yourself culture in Salt Lake City, because, after all, the state’s pioneers and forebears have historically been crafty by nature and have had a knack for that of the hand


It’s a bit like the chicken and the egg conundrum. The summer festival, however, has certainly been pivotal in creating a modern-day marketplace and collaborative center for DIY artisans and engineers — one that’s vital for several reasons.

The three-day event now welcomes 40,000 attendees who shop for myriad DIY goods. The festival runs the gamut in its offerings, because “craft” is a term that they are trying to broaden to encompass all things handmade. During the festival, you can attend workshops, learn about technological advancements, eat from local vendors, hear live music, and see performance art on two stages, and, of course, shop, shop, shop.

With more than 250 exhibitors showcasing and selling anything and everything DIY there is certainly something for everyone.

The Craft Lake City DIY Festival is held at Gallivan Center (239 Main St., Salt Lake City), on the second weekend in August each year. Festival admission is $5; children 12 and under are free; VIP tickets are $50 and includes admission to the VIP pavilion. For more information about the festival, visit

Every Friday and Saturday , Every 3rd Week of August

Salt Lake City, Utah
United States

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