Events and Things to do in Davis County in September

by Discover Davis

As the final traces of summer’s sun cast a golden glow over Davis County, September has lots of activities to partake in. With its mild temperatures and the subtle hints of fall beginning to appear, this is the perfect time to venture out and explore.

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September Events In Davis County

Scarecrow Walk
9/11 Day of Service
Red Barn Fall Harvest
Freedom’s Light Festival
Hill Aerospace Museum
Live Music
Farmer’s Markets
Theatre & Art
Station Park
Races & Marathons
Bingo, Trivia & Karaoke
Library Events
three black pumpkin scarecrow witches at Scarecrow Walk at USU Botanical Center

Scarecrow Walk

Kick off fall with a fun, family-friendly stroll through the USU Botanical Center! Each year we partner with local businesses, organizations, and individuals to bring you a display of scarecrows hidden along the paths of our property. Come and see the colors change in the Varga Arboretum and celebrate the harvest season in our demonstration gardens.

This event is FREE to the public.

Where: USU Botanical Center | Kaysville

When: September 7-12, 2023

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9/11 Day of Service

Two decades ago on September 11, 2001, many lost their lives to the 9/11 attacks. To honor the spirit of sacrifice made that day and the sacrifices that continue to be made by members of the armed forces and their families, we honor those heroes by uniting in service and volunteerism throughout our communities.

Where: Locations across Utah

When: September 9, 2023

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Red Barn Fall Harvest, Graduation and Car Show

Red Barn Academy is hosting our 3rd annual Fall Harvest Car Show/Graduation on September 9th, 2023. Our Fall Harvest is our 2nd big event of the year. This event is not only to raise funds for our program, but also to highlight our graduates. Please check out this link for information and registration, as well as our 2023 Fall Harvest flier included in this email.

There will be a graduation ceremony and a car show. The car show will be hosted by Rockin’ Hotrod Productions. There will be a huge turnout of classic cars. Performance Auto in Bountiful is our title sponsor. They will be giving away the ’84 Ford Bronco that they have restored. View the Bronco here. There will be food trucks and a burnout competition. This event is free to attend and will be family-friendly. 

Our sponsorships include various marketing opportunities. Some have premiere parking/VIP parking spaces. All funds raised go directly into our program to provide sober-safe living and educational opportunities for our 50+ students.

Where: 1200 Red Barn Lane | Farmington

When: September 9, 2023 | 10:00 AM

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Freedom’s Light Festival

Freedom’s Light Festival is a fun, free, engaging event to celebrate America, our Constitution and the people who created it. There are over 40 interactive & engaging activities. Come celebrate with us at the Bountiful Park in Utah to learn more about our history and Founding Fathers & Mothers.

Where: Bountiful Park | Bountiful

When: September 14-16

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Antelope Island

UMFA in the Wild | Make a Nature Rubbing Book

Join the UMFA in Utah’s amazing wilderness to experience nature and make art. Learn about the variety of textures in nature and how artists represent them in paintings and drawings. Construct your own book to classify and record rubbings of the natural textures around you.

There is no fee for this program – regular park entry fees do apply.  Contact with any questions.

When: September 2 | 10:00 am

Where: Visitor Center Amphitheater

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Junior Ranger! Owls: What’s on the Menu?

Junior Rangers, meet the naturalist for your next research assignment: What are our owls eating?

This program is designed for youth – but children of all ages are welcome!

Contact with any questions.

When: September 3 | 1:00 pm

Where: Visitor Center

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OAS Star Party

Join the Ogden Astronomical Society for an evening of sun and star gazing.  Safely look at our sun through telescopes, then distant objects in our universe after sunset.  This is a public, come and go as you wish event. 

There is no fee for this program – regular park entry fees do apply.  Contact with any questions.

When:  September 9 |  6:00pm

Where: White Rock Bay Trailhead

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Basin and Range at Antelope Island

Come learn about Basin and Range geography, and how Antelope Island fits into Utah’s Basin and Range! We’ll do some basin and range movement activities (optional, low physical exertion), and draw a basin and range system to solve a fault-line mystery! This activity is appropriate for kids ages 6 and up.

We’ll meet outdoors at Buffalo Point. This activity lasts 30 minutes, with time for questions after.

There is no fee for this program. Regular park entry fees apply. Contact with any questions.

When: September 10 | 1:00 pm

Where: Visitor Center Amphitheater

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Sunset Kayak Tour

***Registration is Required***

Experience Great Salt Lake in a different light as the sun sets into the water horizon.

A limited number of kayaks are available to those who need them.

Regular park entry fees apply.  There is no additional fee for this tour.

For safety considerations, space for this tour is limited. Contact with any questions and to register. Please include the number of people in your group with your message.

When: September 17 

Where: Antelope Island Marina

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Junior Ranger! Owls: What’s on the Menu?

Junior Rangers, meet the naturalist for your next research assignment: What are our owls eating?

This program is designed for youth – but children of all ages are welcome!

Contact with any questions.

Park Impact: None

When: September 24 | 1:00 pm

Where: Visitor Center Amphitheater

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Island Buffalo Grill

Located at Bridger Bay Beach, Island Buffalo Grill overlooks the Great Salt Lake and serves the Best Buffalo Burger around. Come taste one for yourself! 

Where: Bridger Bay Beach

Hours: Open from March 1- November 1

  • Monday, Wednesday – Friday | Noon – 4:00 pm
  • Closed Tuesdays
  • Saturday & Sunday | Noon – 5:00 pm

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Island Recreation Tour Operators:

  • Rhodes Valley Outfitters | Horseback Riding Tours call 435.731.0560
  • Antelope e-Bikes | E-Bike rentals and custom guided tours call 801.317.5849

Hill Aerospace Museum

The C-130 Experience

Where: Hill Aerospace Museum | Clearfield

When: Saturdays | 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

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Live Music

Plan ahead for the DAC’s summer concert series here.

Farmer’s Markets

North Salt Lake Vendor Fair

The Vendor Fair takes place at Legacy Park with a variety of local vendors present each Monday evening. Food trucks will also be there through the end of September. Bring your family and enjoy this weekly community event that combines local artisans, craft persons, food trucks and more.

Where: Legacy Park | North Salt Lake

When: Mondays | 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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Bountiful Farmers Market

Shop local and have family fun. Open June 15th – October 12th for the 2023 season.

Where: Bountiful Town Square | Bountiful

When: Thursdays | 4:00 pm – Dusk

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Theatre & Art

CenterPoint Legacy Theatre presents Jekyll & Hyde

Based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic thriller, Jekyll & Hyde is the tale of a brilliant mind gone terribly awry.  Set to the beautifully written music of Frank Wildhorn, this is a powerful story of the talented physician Dr. Jekyll’s attempt to cure his ailing father’s mental illness by separating “good” from “evil” in the human personality.  Experimenting on himself, he inadvertently creates an alternative persona of pure evil, dubbed Mr. Hyde, who wreaks murderous havoc on the city of London.  As his fiancée, Emma grows fearful of the changes she sees in her beloved, a prostitute named Lucy finds herself dangerously drawn to the doctor and his alter ego.  Struggling to control the monster within, Jekyll must race to find a cure before the demon of his own creation completely consumes him.

Where: CenterPoint Legacy Theatre | Centerville

When: September 22 – October 21, 2023

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On Pitch Performing Arts presents The Doll’s House

Nora Helmer once secretly borrowed a large sum of money so that her husband could recuperate from a serious illness.  She never told him of this loan and has been secretly paying it back in small installments by saving from her household allowance.  Her husband, Torvald, thinks her careless and childlike, and often calls her his doll.  When he is appointed bank director, his first act is to relieve a man who was once disgraced for having forged his signature on a document.  This man, Nils Krogstad, is the person from whom Nora has borrowed her money.  It is then revealed that she forged her father’s signature in order to get the money.  Krogstad threatens to reveal Nora’s crime and thus disgrace her and her husband unless Nora can convince her husband not to fire him.  Nora tries to influence her husband, but he thinks of Nora as a simple child who cannot understand the value of money or business.  Thus, when Torvald discovers that Nora has forged her father’s name, he is ready to disclaim his wife even though she had done it for him.  Later when all is solved, Nora sees that her husband is not worth her love and she leaves him.  

Where: OPPA! | Layton

When: September 15 – 30

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On Pitch Performing Arts presents Daddy Long Legs

Jerusha Abbott is the “Oldest Orphan in the John Grier Home” until a mysterious benefactor decides to send her to college to be educated as a writer. Required to write him a letter once a month, she is never to know the benefactor’s identity – so she invents one for him: Daddy Long Legs.  Although she knows that he will never respond to her letter, she grows more and more fond of this elusive and kindly “old” gentleman.  But another relationship soon begins to develop in Jerusha’s life.  Jervis Pendleton is the well-to-do, “youngish” uncle of one of Jerusha’s roommates, who introduces her to a world of literature, travel and adventure.  Through her correspondence with Daddy Long Legs and her growing intimacy with Jervis, Jerusha’s letters chronicle her emergence as a delightfully independent “New American Woman.”  Yet, there is one startling fact that Jerusha has yet to uncover – a fact that will change her life forever.

Where: OPPA! | Layton

When: September 29- October 14 

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Hopebox Theatre presents The Little Mermaid

Beautiful mermaid Ariel should be a happy girl — she lives in an enchanted undersea country, her father is a King, and she has the most beautiful singing voice. But she is a passionate, headstrong teenager, and wants what she cannot have — to live on land. When she falls in love with a handsome human prince, Ariel is more determined than ever to gain a pair of legs. But her only option is to defy her furious father, and bargain with Ursula the Sea Witch, giving her voice as the price of entry onto dry land. With the help of Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull, and officious court composer Sebastian the crab, Ariel must wordlessly gain Prince Eric’s love within three days — or lose her soul to the ambitious witch! Based on the classic Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, and the wildly popular Disney film, this musical staging of The Little Mermaid features a funny and fanciful book by Doug Wright, with the beloved score by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, and Glenn Slater in an expanded but completely faithful form, featuring the rambunctious and persuasive “Under the Sea,” the romantic expectation of “Kiss the Girl,” and that anthem to longing and belonging, “Part of Your World.”

Where: Hopebox Theatre | Kaysville

When: September 15 – October 7 

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Did you Know?

Hopebox Theatre creates shows to raise money to help people with cancer who live in the community. At the last show, they take a portion of ticket/concession sales plus what they have raised and give that person a check. Their name goes on a plaque and is put on the lobby wall.

The Improv-ables 

The Improvables perform live, family-friendly improv. Each show is custom-tailored to the audience that night, so you never know what to expect, and neither do they! That’s the fun of improv – they take your suggestions and the things you love to create an unforgettable, never-before-seen, one-of-a-kind comedy experience. Shows last 90 minutes and tickets are required.

Where: Bountiful Davis Art Center | Bountiful

When: Fridays | 9:00 pm

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Exhibits On Display at the BDAC:

9th Annual  Plein Air Competition

We are pleased to announce our 9th Annual Plein Air Competition. This year’s theme, Golden Hour, asks artists to capture the evocative time that lives in between day’s end and night’s beginning. This prompt isn’t just about the typical artifice of sunset, but what nature gives us in its most fleeting moments amidst a chaotic and ever-changing world.

Artists are invited to submit work in any medium (painting, sculpture, installation, fiber) as long as the piece meets the requirements listed in the slides below. A Guest Juror will select three works to receive cash awards which will be announced at the opening reception.

Opening Reception: September 22 | 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Where: Bountiful Davis Arts Center | Bountiful

On View: September 22 – November 4 

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Free Family Art Night: Clay Sculptures

Where: Bountiful Davis Art Center | Bountiful

When: Sept 25 | 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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Snow Horse Art Gallery

Shrapnel Lounge: Over the past decade, I have been exploring and developing this language in which I paint, becoming inspired by the land we live on and how we interact with it. Throughout my exploration, I have been intrigued by the technical drawing we use to study the world around us. I use topography and mapping as an integral source of inspiration. My style is rooted in a core desire to let go of control and allow myself to be informed by the canvas in front of me.

It starts with a single line referencing our geography or imagining each line guiding the next. My flow as an artist is to understand when to stop, giving me the freedom to paint with my hands rather than my head.

When surrendering to this process, I get the unique opportunity to see my experiences and subconscious unfold before me in color, line, and shape. My artwork is a juxtaposition of the pathways beneath our feet and the pathways in our minds.

Where: Snow Horse Art Gallery | Layton

When: Thru October 3

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Station Park

Family First Mondays: Wild with Corbin Maxey

Bring your bear in for a check up

Where: Station Park | Fountain Square

When: September 4 | 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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Juniper Market

Come shop Utah’s finest local artisans and small businesses at the Juniper Market and enjoy a day at Station Park.

Where: Station Park | Fountain Square

When: September 9 | 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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Races & Marathons

Farmington City Patriot Day 5k

The Farmington City Patriot Day 5k (held on Saturday September 9th) is part of the city-wide 9/11 day of Service and Remembrance. We hope that you will kick off the day with us and then find ways to serve in our community by visiting

The Start and Finish Line will be at the Farmington City Regional Park located at 178 S 650 W.

When: September 9 

Where: Regional Park | Farmington

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Wasatch 100

The Wasatch Front 100 Mile Endurance Run is held in Utah the first Friday and Saturday after Labor Day each year. The run stretches from East Mountain Wilderness Park, Utah to Soldier Hollow, Utah and covers some of the most beautiful scenery the Wasatch Mountains have to offer. There is a cumulative gain of approximately 24,000 feet, as well as a cumulative loss of approximately 23,300 feet throughout the course. This is a premier run that will test the endurance of any runner.

Where: Kaysville,

When: September 8 

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Labor Day Triathlon

This course offers a sprint triathlon distance as well as a novice distance. Our triathlon is in TRUE triathlon order: swim, bike, run.

Where: Bountiful

When: September 4 

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Brineman Triathlon

The Brineman Triathlon is an annual triathlon event that starts at Still Water Lakes Resort in Syracuse. Still Water is private property, do not try and attempt to swim in the lake prior to race day. The Sprint course consists of a single 750m loop, while the Olympic course consists of a single 0.9-mile loop. The long course swim is a 1.2-mile swim consisting of a small 0.2-mile loop, followed by a full 1-mile loop around the perimeter of the lake. Still Water is 8′ deep and about 60′ wide. In the event that you need to get out, it’s easy to get to the side of this lake. Water safety patrol on kayaks and SUPs will be monitoring the water portion of the event. The bike course is still being determined. You will finish at the Jensen Nature Park in Syracuse.

Where: Jensen Nature Park | Syracuse

When: September 8, 2023 | 9:00 am

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Bingo, Trivia & Karaoke

Bingo Night

Where: The Coop | Layton

When: Tuesdays | 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Trivia Night

Where: The Coop | Layton

When: Wednesdays | 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Karaoke Night

Where: Bout Time Pub and Grub | Layton

When: Thursdays | 7:00 pm – Close


Wasatch Audubon Society Bird Walks- 

Buffalo Ranches Trail. Meet at the corner of Ranch Rd. and Prairie View Dr. (residential neighborhood—park on street). We will cross the Legacy Highway dirt road construction and walk to the Buffalo Ranches ponds on the west side of the new highway

Where: Buffalo Ranches Trail | Farmington

When: September 6 | 7:30  am

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Hasenyager Nature Trail Birding Adventure

When you explore the Farmington Bay wetlands, you never know what you’ll discover. Join one of the Eccles Wildlife Education Center staff members or volunteers on a guided nature trail walk to take a closer look at the natural world.

Where: Eccles Wildlife Education Center (welcome desk in the Conservation Hall) | Farmington

When: Aug 16 | 9:00 am 

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Tales and Trails

Come out and discover new tales and adventures as you read about all that is wild in the wetlands. This happens every Wednesday at 10:00 am.

Where: Eccles Wildlife Education Center | Farmington

When: Wednesdays | 10:00 am

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Great Salt Lake Audubon Field Trips- TBA

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Library Events

Bountiful Library

  • Elections September 5 | All Day
  • Chess Night Wednesday’s | 6:00 pm
  • Women’s Self Defense Workshop September 9 | 10:30 am
  • Puzzle Day Monday’s | 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Beyond Books September 12 | 5:30 pm
  • Book Bunch Book Club  September 13 | 4:00 pm
  • After Words Book Club  September 13 | 7:00 pm

Centerville Library

  • After Words Book Club September 5 | 7:00 pm
  • Lego at the Library  September 8 | 2:00 pm
  • Medicare 101 Workshop September 14 | 6:30 pm
  • Chess Night  September 18 | 6:00 pm 

Clearfield Library

  • Create Better Health Wednesday’s | 7:00-8:30 pm
  • Teen Book Club September 9 | 11:00 am
  • Steam Mondays Monday’s  | 3:30 pm 
  • Tween Book Club  September 14 | 4:00 pm
  • Teen Trivia Night September 19 | 6:30 pm 
  • After Words Book Club August 24 | 7:00 pm
  • Online Amore Towles/After Words Book Club September 27 | 5:30 pm

Farmington Library

  • Family Disaster Planning September 11 | 6:30 pm

Kaysville Library

  • Tales Out Loud  September 14 | 1:00 pm
  • Beyond books-Calligraphy  September 19 | 6:30 pm
  • Ready to Roll: RPG Tabletop Games September 21 | 5:30 pm
  • After Words Book Club  September 28 | 1:00 pm

Layton Library

  • Bunco Game Night September 11 | 6:30 pm
  • Library Book Sale September 16 | 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Davis School District Early Intervention Storytime September 18 | 10:30 am

Syracuse Library

  • After Words Book Club  September 7 | 7:00 pm
  • Beyond Books- Stars, Stripes, & Swing September 11  | 6:30 pm
  • Chess Night September 12 | 6:00 pm
  • I Love (and Hate) Lucy  September 13 | 7:00 pm
  • Book Bunch (Tweens)  September 14 | 4:30 pm
  • Beyond Books- Young Adult Lifelines September 18 | 6:30 pm
  • Lego at the Library  September 21 | 6:30 pm
  • Chess Night September 26 | 6:00 pm

Want to find other ways to play in Davis? See below for ways to #discoverdavis outdoors and indoors!

  • Photo of Holbrook Canyon Hiking Trail


    With over 500 miles of paved and unpaved trails, there’s a hike in Davis for every skill level. Be sure to check trail conditions prior to heading out on mountain trails. Check out our favorite hikes here.  If you’re hitting the trail, download our Wander map to find trails near you!

  • North Canyon Trail Bike Trail on A Gorgeous Day


    Our impressive trail system here in Davis has great routes for leisure biking or mountain biking, check out our favorites here.

  • Golfing

    Davis is home to 10 beautiful golf courses — nine public golf courses and one private country club. Each course has beautiful views of the Great Salt Lake and the Wasatch Mountains, and several are highly ranked in Utah and in national golf publications. Check them out here.

  • Bountiful Ice Ribbon

    Bountiful Town Square

    Whether you’re experiencing Dave in the winter or the warmer months, Bountiful’s Town Square has the Bountiful Ice Ribbon in the winter which then becomes a path for roller skating and blading, walking and strollers in the spring. Reservations will not be required, but check with the South Davis Rec Center for opening dates after the ice rink closes for the season. Stay and shop or grab a bite to eat on Bountiful’s Main Street. (Photo: Roger Tuttle)

  • Antelope Island

    Discover guided e-biking and horseback riding tours, hike, camp, or get in that salty water.  Antelope Island State Park has numerous fun activities!

  • Birding

    Take a trip to the Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve or the Farmington Bay WMA/Eccles Wildlife Education Center to discover the magic of the Great Salt Lake wetlands and ecosystems, which includes fantastic birding opportunities (our area gets 4 million feathered visitors each year)!

  • Lagoon Amusement Park

    Lagoon Amusement Park is Utah’s only amusement park.  Depending on when you are visiting, Lagoon has a generous operating season from late March through Halloween in October.  Visit and discover the magic that awaits you in Lagoon, Lagoon-A-Beach, and Pioneer Village.

  • Enjoy the Theatre

    We’ve got lots of incredible theatres and productions in Davis this year in 2022, check them out at the: CenterPoint Legacy Theatre, Hopebox Theatre, and On Pitch Performing Arts! (OPPA)

  • Experience Station Park

    Visiting Station Park is more than just stores – it’s an experience in itself! This open-air shopping center features more than 100 shops and restaurants, from nationally branded to locally owned. A great place to spend the day outdoors, with something for everyone in the family. Be sure to watch the beautiful fountain show, designed by the same hydro-engineering wizards who built the famed Bellagio fountain in Las Vegas.

  • Bountiful Main Street 01


    Don’t forget to check out Bountiful’s Historic Main Street and Layton Hills Mall if you’re in the mood to shop and eat!

  • Family Fun at The Rush Go Carts For Everyone

    6 Amusement Centers!

    Check out our other fun amusement centers for laser tag, go-karting, bowling, arcade games, mini golf and more!

  • SeaQuest Interactive Aquarium

    Snorkel with the stingrays, pet a sloth, feed a tortoise, and get a fishy pedicure!  Those are just a few of the fun interactive experiences you can have at SeaQuest Interactive Aquarium!  Plus, you’re right in Layton Hills Mall which means you can easily add in other fun activities for your day, get some shopping done, and have plenty of restaurant options.