When and where is the Craft Lake City DIY Festival being held?

Salt Lake City’s 8th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival is a three-day event and will take place Friday, Aug. 12, 2016, Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016 & Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016.

Public hours are Friday, Aug. 12, 2016,  5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 13 2016, Noon – 10:00 p.m. & Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016, Noon – 7 p.m.

Festival Admission is $5. Children 12 and under are free.

VIP Tickets are $50 and allow admission into both the festival and VIP Patio for all three festival days. Children 12 and under are allowed in VIP with an accompanying parental guardian that is 21 or older.

The Craft Lake City DIY Festival is held at the Gallivan Center located at 239 South Main Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84111, (801) 535-6110

Is the Craft Lake City DIY Festival outdoors?

While most of the festival programing is outdoors throughout the Gallivan Plaza and behind the plaza on Gallivan Avenue, Craft Lake City’s DIY Festival also has an indoor, air-conditioned STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)Building sponsored by Google. Projects inside feature handmade tech creations by DIY Engineers.

How much does it cost to get in?

Festival Admission is $5. Children 12 and under are free.

VIP Tickets are $50 and allow admission into both the festival and VIP Patio for all three festival days. Children 12 and under are allowed in VIP with an accompanying parental guardian that is 21 or older.

Tickets will be available for sale, early June 2016.

Social Media

We encourage participants and festival attendees to post CLC experiences and pictures through their social media accounts. Please use the following hashtags when doing so:
#craftlakecity
#clcDIYfest

How many booths will there be?

The Craft Lake City DIY Festival features over 200 exhibitors, showcasing and selling anything and everything DIY (Do-It-Yourself). From arts, crafts, vintage, craft food to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) exhibits, there is something for everyone.

Where can I park?

$5 parking will be offered in the Utah One/Gallivan/Marriot parking lot. This parking lot can be accessed by 200 S. Parking will also be available at the Walker Center across the street for $5 to $25, depending on how long you are parked there.

Street parking is free throughout the city on Sunday.

We encourage you to take advantage of Salt Lake City’s public transit via TRAX or Bus, walk, bike or even carpool to CLC.

Salt Lake County and the 222 So Main Group are also providing free parking at the 222 so Main St. parking garage on Saturday Aug. 13 and Sunday Aug 14 from 3:00 p.m. to 12 a.m. midnight.

Is there a bike valet?

Yes, and it’s free! We are proud to partner with the Bike Collective to present Craft Lake City’s Bike Valet sponsored by City Creek. It is located at the 200 South Entrance of the Gallivan Center. As it is a free service, tipping is recommended. Bike valet closes promptly at 10PM on Friday and Saturday and at 7PM on Sunday. All bikes must be picked up by then.

Will there be a children’s area?

Yes! The children’s area is open during the public hours of the festival. There will be make and take art projects for kids of all ages, a bounce house, craft food project, as well as other interactive children’s activities.

Are pets allowed at Craft Lake City’s DIY Festival?

Unfortunately, pets are not allowed on Gallivan Plaza. Only service animals will be permitted inside the festival grounds.

How do I become an exhibitor?

Craft Lake City’s DIY Festival is a juried festival. Applications for artisans, DIY engineers, craft foodies, vintage, and performers for the 8th annual Craft Lake City festival are open now through April 17!

How do I know if I made it into the DIY festival?

All Artisans, Craft Foodies, DIY Engineers, Performers & Vintage Vendors will be announced on craftlakecity.com on May 13, 2016.

*If we do not receive your payment by May 31, 2016, you forfeit your spot and we will reassign it to another exhibitor from the waiting list. Applicants must be prepared to pay participation fees in full by this date. No exceptions. 

Do I have to be Utah based to participate?

Yes. All vendors must reside in Utah.