Harry Potter movie marathon
Harry Potter, the “boy who lived” and put the entire world under a spell, turns 37 on July 31, and Salt Lake Film Society is one of many local organizations planning to celebrate the wizard's birthday.
SLFS will host Weekend at Dumbledore's, a marathon of all eight Harry Potter films over the course of two days, July 28-30, Tower Theatre, 876 E. 900 South, $6.75 for each show (801-321-0310 or saltlakefilmsociety.org).
Disney in Concert: 'A Dream is a Wish'
Watch scenes from "The Little Mermaid," "The Lion King," "Frozen" and "Aladdin" as the Utah Symphony plays the music from the films July 28 at 7:30 p.m. at Deer Valley Snow Park Lodge Outdoor Amphitheater, 2250 Deer Valley Drive South, Park City, $35-$75 for adults, $15 for youths with ID (801-533-6683 or deervalleymusicfestival.org).
Utah Pacific Island Heritage Month kickoff
Celebrate the start of the fifth annual Pacific Island Heritage Month with cultural booths about Fiji, Hawaii, Marshall Islands, New Zealand, Pohnpei, Samoa, Tahiti and Tonga. The kickoff event will be July 29, 5-10 p.m., at the Sorenson Multicultural Center and Unity Fitness Center, 855 West California Ave., free (801-328-4201 or utahmoca.org).
"What if you could spend 24 hours with your closest friends, in your favorite city, checking a bunch of amazing experiences off your bucket list?" That's the question outdoor retailer Cotopaxi asks and seeks to fulfill with Questival, a 24-hour adventure race that includes challenges of adventure, fitness, food, service and teamwork. It takes place July 28-29 starting at Big Cottonwood Park, 4300 S. 1300 East, Millcreek, $49 (cotopaxi.com).
Singer-songwriter Ben Folds is back with the Utah Symphony after performing with the orchestra in 2014. He'll be performing July 29, 7:30 p.m., at Deer Valley Snow Park Lodge Outdoor Amphitheater, 2250 Deer Valley Drive South, Park City, $42 (801-533-6683 or deervalleymusicfestival.org).
Salt Lake County Fair and Rodeo
The Salt Lake County Fair will take place Aug. 2-5 with entertainment, exhibitions and a rodeo. KSL Family Night is Thursday, Aug. 3, and discounted rodeo tickets are available. Two adults and two children can receive admission for $20 by using the discount code "KSL." The fair takes place at the Salt Lake County Equestrian Center, 2100 W. 11400 South (saltlakecountryfair.com).