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Summer fun in Millcreek: Exciting events and activities

Jun 04, 2024 12:15PM ● By Peri Kinder

Community events will bring Millcreek residents together throughout the summer such as Juneteenth Freedom Day, shown here in 2023. (File photo Jolene Croasmun/City Journals)

Summer will be a busy time for Millcreek residents as several new programs will engage the community through markets, food truck nights, music and more. With events happening almost every day of the week, visitors can find the experience that fits their time and budget.

“These events offer an opportunity for Millcreek residents and their neighbors to gather, enjoy community and improve the quality of life in their city,” said Millcreek Mayor Jeff Silvestrini. “They build solid memories for our youth and instill in all a sense of pride in living in Millcreek. We want people to love this place.”

New Americans International Market - Open daily through June 23

The New Americans International Market is a place for refugee, immigrant and resettled entrepreneurs to sell handcrafted goods from their native countries. Held at Millcreek Common (1354 E. Chambers Ave.) from 11 a.m.-9 p.m., the experience aims to highlight contributions new Americans bring to the Millcreek community. 

The Summer Bazaar - Sunday

Visitors to the bazaar can find handmade goods, vintage products and art every Sunday through Sept. 29 (excluding June 16) from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The bazaar is located at the Millcreek Public Market on the first floor of city hall (1330 E. Chambers Ave.). 

Summer Jam Concert Series - Monday

Canyon Rim Park (3100 S. Grace St.) will be the location for the Summer Jam Concert Series on Monday nights from 7-9 p.m. Hosted by the Millcreek Arts Council, residents can enjoy live music from local musicians. Visit for the event lineup. 

Coffee with a Cop - First Tuesday of the month

Residents are invited to meet police officers from the Unified Police Department (Millcreek Precinct). The event aims to break down barriers between officers and residents by answering questions, addressing neighborhood concerns and helping people get to know the officers in Millcreek. 

Held at Millcreek Coffee Roasters (first floor of city hall) on the first Tuesday of the month, from 8-9:30 a.m., each participant will receive a cup of regular coffee and 25% off specialty drinks during the event. 

Millcreek Farmers Market - Wednesday

City leaders are excited to host the first Millcreek Farmers Market, running from July 10 through Sept. 25 from 5-8 p.m. at Millcreek Common. More than three dozen vendors will offer fresh produce, artisan foods and handmade crafts at the market. For those interested in becoming a vendor, visit

Food Truck Thursdays

Millcreek Common is the location for the city’s food truck event each Thursday night from 5-8 p.m. Residents can enjoy a different lineup of vendors each week. Follow @MillCreekCommon on Facebook and Instagram for a list of each week’s participating food trucks. 

Special Events

Juneteenth Freedom Day - Sunday, June 16

Celebrating Juneteenth, the Jubilee Day Party from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Millcreek Common will host live music and fun food. The Freedom Day Celebration from 6-10 p.m. at the same location features a spoken word competition, kids activities, food trucks, live performances and prizes. 

The Independence Day Eve: Big Air Show - Wednesday, July 3

The Independence Day Eve: Big Air Show will be held from 6-10 p.m. at Millcreek Common. The show will feature drones, Flying Ace All-Stars, Lucha Libre Utah, games, food and a Beer Garden. Tickets are $3 at 

Millcreek Arts Fest - Saturday, Aug. 17

Held at the historic Baldwin Radio Factory (3474 S. 2300 East), the 2024 Millcreek Arts Fest returns with a day that features dozens of local artists, all-day live music, workshops, arts, activities for the kids, food trucks, games and fun. More information coming soon. λ