14th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival Presented By Harmons

Join us in celebrating the best of Utah’s creative community! 

The Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival is Utah’s largest local-centric art, music, science and technology festival. This year’s DIY Fest will be our biggest yet with over 350 local artisans, vintage vendors, foodies, youth entrepreneurs, performers, & STEM exhibitors over three days the second weekend of August at the Utah State Fairpark!

 

14th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival

Utah State Fairpark
155 1000 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84116

Friday, August 12th 5pm – 10pm
Saturday, August 13th 12pm – 8pm
Sunday, August 14th 12pm – 6pm

FRI
$13 advance / $15 day of
12 & under FREE

SAT & SUN
$7 advance / $10 day of
12 & under FREE

Participants

The DIY Festival is a celebration of Utah’s creative community. Local artisans, performers, food vendors and DIY engineers are an important part of the Festival experience! Click below to explore our featured creatives and participants at the 14th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival Presented by Harmons.

Performers

Kid Row Sponsored by Utah Afterschool Network

Commercial Food

Craft Food

Artisans / Vintage Vendors

STEM Exhibitors

Craft Lake City Presents

Joshua James at the DIY Festival

Friday Night, August 12th

Folk artist Joshua James cut his teeth in the independent Utah music scene before becoming a prominent and consistent name in the national alternative folk and indie rock worlds. After his debut album, The Sun is Always Brighter (2008), was voted the number one folk album of the year on iTunes’ year-end list, James went on to receive acclaim from NPR, Paste, Variety and more as he held the attention of diehard folk-rock fans while always acquiring new ears through his introspective, tuneful songs. Recent years have found him collaborating with other successful folk artists such as Timmy the Teeth and Nate Pyfer and refining his indie-folk sound on his 2021 album, Forever in Life, For Now.

 

Level up and see Joshua James perform from the Harmons VIP Lounge.

The Harmons VIP Lounge offers attendees access to an autograph session with Joshua James, two complimentary cocktail tickets, shaded seat access with priority view of the stage for Joshua James’ performance and craft food bites from 8 different local craft food purveyors hand-selected by Harmons.

Performer Lineup

As always, the Craft Lake City DIY Festival’s showcase of local musicians, dancers and other performers displays the true breadth of Utah’s varying artistic styles. 

Harmons VIP Lounge

Friday ONLY 5pm – 10pm

The Harmons VIP Lounge offers attendees access to an autograph session with  headlining performer Joshua James (from 7pm-8pm), two complimentary cocktail tickets, shaded seat access with priority view of the stage for Friday’s performance and craft food bites from 8 different local craft food purveyors hand-selected by Harmons.

 

BARN BURNER Dance PARTY

New City Movement has curated a line up of the best local DJs for a dance party on Sunday from 1PM – 6PM under the shady grove Southwest of the Dreamers Building.

Dog Park

 

Responsible dog owners are invited to bring their well-behaved dogs to join in for the fun by purchasing a Dog Ticket (accredited service dogs receive free admission to the Festival). All dogs must have current rabies vaccinations and sign Craft Lake City’s Dog Owner Liability Release Form in advance. Canine visitors will have access to the Dog Park where they can:

Hydrate

Enjoy some downtime cooling off in the shade and relieve themselves

 

How to Fest

There’s no wrong way to do the DIY Fest, but with 14 years of experience, we have a few tips and tricks to make the most of your experience.

Put the D.I.Y. in DIY Fest

At the DIY Fest, you’re bound to become inspired to be creative yourself. No matter your age, we’ve got you covered!

DIY Stations

Throughout the Festival, you’ll have an opportunity to drop by our two DIY Stations where festival goers can sit down and complete a quick, easy, and fun craft project for free! Contribute to a mural with The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, or create a modular landscape drawing with The Utah Museum of Fine Art. Both projects are accessible for all age groups. DIY Stations are open during peak Festival times: Friday 5 P.M. – 8 P.M.; Saturday & Sunday 12 P.M. – 5 P.M.

Go Deeper with STEM Days

This year’s Google Fiber STEM Building will feature workshops, demonstrations, and Q&A panels to help you GO DEEPER on exciting and important topics. Friday is Online Design Night, Saturday is Sustainably STEM, and Sunday is Backyard Makers. Code your own bot, sauder a circuitry board, and learn to cultivate mushrooms – all for free! View the daily schedule here.

Kid and STEM Crafts

Check out the Mark Miller Subaru Kids’ Area for free crafts with their participating organizations. In the Google Fiber STEM Building your kid can build and launch a water bottle rocket for only $5.

Visit the Google Fiber STEM Building at the DIY Festival

DIY Engineers are housed within Google Fiber’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Building inside the Bonneville Building at the Utah Fairpark and continue to be one of the most popular attractions at our Festival. Plan ahead to catch the workshops, demonstrations and Q&A panels happening each day.

Fun for the Whole Family

There’s so much for young creatives to enjoy at the DIY Fest, and with FREE admission for kids 12 & under, you’ll want to bring the whole family!

Leave Your MARK Park

The Leave Your MARK Park Presented By Mark Miller Subaru is a hands-on play area for children to learn about the power of “giving back.” Inspired by the mission of the Subaru Love Promise, the Leave Your MARK Park will invite children of all ages to participate in a variety of fun and interactive DIY crafts.

Visit the links below for more details on our other family friendly activities!

Google Fiber STEM Building

Kid Row Sponsored by Utah Afterschool Network

Performer Lineup

Shop Kid Row Sponsored by Utah Afterschool Network

Make sure to shop Kid Row on Saturday, August 13th from 12P.M. to 4P.M. Kid Row is a space for young makers, 14 and younger, to sell their creative work as official Festival vendors. 

Pacific Islander Heritage Month Day at the 14th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival Presented by Harmons

Saturday  12pm – 8pm

In honor of August being declared Pacific Islander Heritage Month in Utah, we’ve partnered with Pasifika Enriching Arts of Utah (PEAU) to highlight the diverse Pacific Islander creative community. Celebrated on Saturday, August 13th from 12 P.M. to 8 P.M. at the Festival, the day features cultural booths, make and take crafts, food vendors, and cultural performances.

Become A Sponsor

We are always on the lookout for creating partnerships with those who value contributing to their local community! Do you have something you’re excited to share with our craft-loving audience? Or do you have a strong desire to be involved in the 14th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival?

Contact us to discuss your ideas for becoming a part of Utah’s Do-It-Yourself movement.

14th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival

Utah State Fairpark
155 1000 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84116

Friday, August 12th 5pm – 10pm
Saturday, August 13th 12pm – 8pm
Sunday, August 14th 12pm – 6pm

FRI
$13 advance / $15 day of
12 & under FREE

SAT & SUN
$7 advance / $10 day of
12 & under FREE

Volunteer with Us

The Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival began as a 100% volunteer run event, and volunteers continue to be an integral part of its success. Volunteers also receive fun and exciting benefits including enjoying the Offside Printing Volunteer Lounge. Click below to become a DIY Festival volunteer today!