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Salt Lake City EventsIn addition to its many cultural and historic landmarks, this destination hosts a number of outstanding festivals and events that may coincide with your visit.

Proud of their heritage, Salt Lake City residents celebrate it throughout the year. The Days of '47 Celebration in July commemorates the arrival of the Mormon pioneers in the Salt Lake Valley. Community festivities over a 2-week period include a rodeo and a procession of floats, bands, horse brigades, clowns and dignitaries marching down Main Street in the Days of '47 Parade .

Other events include the Utah Arts Festival in late June; the Hot Air Balloon Festival in August in Sandy; the Utah State Fair and the Salt Lake City Greek Festival , both in September; and, after Thanksgiving, the Christmas Lighting of Temple Square .

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Salt Lake City, UT

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Travel Information

City Population

186,440

Elevation

4,390 ft.

Sales Tax

The sales tax in Salt Lake County is 6.85 percent. There also is a 4.75 percent tax on lodgings in Salt Lake County, 9.5 percent levied on automobile rentals and a 1 percent restaurant tax.

Emergency

911

Police (non-emergency)

(801) 799-3000

Hospitals

LDS Hospital, (801) 408-1100; St. Mark's Hospital, (801) 268-7111; Salt Lake Regional Medical Center, (801) 350-4111; University of Utah Health Care-University Hospital, (801) 581-2121.

Visitor Information

90 S. West Temple Salt Lake City, UT 84101-1406. Phone:(801)534-4900 or (800)541-4955

Air Travel

Salt Lake City International Airport

Rental Cars

Hertz, 775 N. Terminal Dr. at the airport, offers discounts to AAA members; phone (801) 575-2683 or (800) 654-3080.

Rail Service

The Amtrak station is at 340 South 600 West; phone (800) 872-7245.

Buses

The Greyhound Lines Inc. terminal is at 300 South 600 West; phone (801) 355-9579 or (800) 231-2222 or TTY (800) 345-3109.

Taxis

Taxis are on the meter system. Cab companies include City Cab, (801) 363-5550; Ute Cab, (801) 359-7788; and Yellow Cab, (801) 521-1862.

Public Transportation

Utah Transit Authority (UTA) provides bus service for Salt Lake City as well as transportation to nearby ski areas. Salt Lake City's light rail system, TRAX, also is operated by UTA. The Blue Line runs from downtown south to Draper. The Red Line connects downtown with Jordan and the University of Utah campus. The Green Line connects downtown with West Valley City and the airport. TRAX arrives at stations within 10-30 minutes. In addition, the FrontRunner commuter rail line connects downtown with Ogden, and a high-speed MAX bus links the Millcreek TRAX station with the town of Magna.

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