Craft Lake City is honored to announce that Harmons Grocery Stores is returning as the presenting sponsor for the 15th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival, marking their 11th consecutive year as the title sponsor for the Annual DIY Festival.
Craft Lake City’s Annual DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Festival is Utah’s largest local-centric, three-day arts, music, science & technology festival. Attracting over 20,000 attendees over the course of the second weekend each August, the DIY Fest is an event created by locals, for locals, that celebrates all things local. The 15th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival Presented By Harmons is set to be the largest yet, with over 370 local artisans, vintage vendors, foodies, youth entrepreneurs, performers, and STEM exhibitors as well as headlining performances by National acts Warpaint, Courtney Marie Andrews and Gable Price and Friends! All of this and more will take place at the Utah State Fairpark, on Fri., Aug. 11, 2023 from 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.; Sat., Aug. 12, 2023 from 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.; and Sun., Aug. 13, 2023 from 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
“We are pleased once again to support Craft Lake City’s Annual DIY festival,” said Lindee Nance, vice president of marketing for Harmons. “With over 90 years of operating as a local and independently operated business, Harmons appreciates the ingenuity, drive, and creativity that these crafters, artisans, and creators apply in the pursuit of their passion. We can’t wait to see what the festival has to offer in 2023.”
The first Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival (at the time simply known as Craft Lake City) was a one-day event held in 2009 at Gallivan Plaza in downtown Salt Lake City. Harmons Grocery Stores first joined as the presenting sponsor in 2013, the same year the festival first grew to be a two-day event.
The partnership between Harmons and Craft Lake City goes beyond just a title sponsorship, too. Harmons will also be returning to the Google Fiber STEM Building in 2023 to continue presenting their popular food and science demonstrations. In a blog post from July 2022, Harmons writes, “One of the best things about being a neighborhood grocer is the opportunity we get to work with local creators and makers throughout the state of Utah. Our partnership with Craft Lake City is a natural evolution of being a long-time part of our local community.” Harmons will also be returning to the Google Fiber STEM Building in 2023 for their popular food and science demonstrations.
The DIY Festival has continued to expand since Harmons and Craft Lake City first partnered in 2013, now encompassing all types of creatives, providing participants with both scholarships & mentorships and bringing the Utah arts community together for a massive, three-day celebration annually.
“With a full decade of their support behind us, we couldn’t be more grateful to have Harmons’ continued sponsorship of not only the Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival, but of our mission to elevate the creative culture of the Utah arts community,” says Angela H. Brown, Executive Director of Craft Lake City. “We thank them for continuing to believe in and promote Utah’s dreamers and makers!”
General admission tickets & VIP tickets for The 15th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival Presented By Harmons are now available for purchase on 24tix.com. For more information about this event, visit https://craftlakecity.com/diy-festival-2023/.
Since 1932, Harmons passion for innovation, commitment to its associates, and contributions to the community have provided the building blocks to help the company expand from a single fruit stand to 19 thriving locations spanning Utah. Harmons is known for its unique grocery industry approach, which provides a high-quality experience to its customers by offering fresh foods prepared in-store by chefs, artisans, and experts; local Utah products; and an aggressive sustainability program. For more information about our stores, please visitharmonsgrocery.com.
About Craft Lake City:
Founded in 2009 by Angela H. Brown, Executive Editor of SLUG (Salt Lake UnderGround) Magazine, Craft Lake City® is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization with the mission to educate, promote and inspire local artisans while elevating the creative culture of the Utah arts community through science, technology and art. Craft Lake City strives to further define the term “Craft,” by modernizing the definition for handmade creativity.
Craft Lake City’s year-round programming is supported in part by the residents of Salt Lake County through the Zoo, Arts & Parks (ZAP) Program, the Salt Lake Arts Council, the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation, and Utah Arts & Museums, with funding from the State of Utah and the National Endowment for the Arts.
The 15th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival Presented by Harmons is Utah’s largest local-centric art, music, science and technology festival. The DIY Fest features hundreds of local artisans, vintage vendors, foodies, youth entrepreneurs, performers, & STEM exhibitors over three days the second weekend of August. The 15th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival Presented by Harmons features the Google Fiber STEM Building, the Mark Miller Subaru Leave Your Mark Park Kids’ Area, Bleu’s Backyard Dog Park Presented By Mark Miller Subaru, the 90.9FM KRCL Stage, the Offside Print & Apparel Volunteer Lounge, Kid Row sponsored by Utah Afterschool Network and the VIP Lounge sponsored by Utah’s Own. Additional support is provided in part by the residents of Salt Lake County through the Zoo, Arts & Parks (ZAP) Program, the Salt Lake Arts Council, the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation, the Stephen G. & Susan E. Denkers Family Foundation, the Sorenson Legacy Foundation, the Willard L. Eccles Foundation, the Salt Lake City Mayor’s Office, 24tix.com, STEM Action Center, Utah Arts & Museums, with funding from the State of Utah and the National Endowment for the Arts.