This urban park is saving downtown one evening concert at a time.. Overview The Gallivan Center is one of those important downtown spots that keep Salt Lake's cultural heart beating strong. Since its completion in 1993, the center has hosted loads of free concerts, Monday-night movie screenings, food festivals, ice skating and more.
The Experience Trees, grass, cement and sculptures dot the park in a well-organized, comfortable layout. A dance area is sectioned off on the grass in front of the stage, but there's also plenty of space to stand and watch (although you may have to jostle for it at some of the Twilight Concerts). Soak up the prime people-watching scene, or kick back with a beer or glass of wine (available for purchase) and catch up with friends at one of the park's more secluded spots.
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Do yourself a favor and leave your desk at lunchtime--the Gallivan Center is the perfect spot for a mid-day alfresco meal. There are often concerts in the summertime and there are usually vacant benches or tables for sitting. If not, grab a spot on the grass, read a book and enjoy the sunshine.