Special Events

Art City Days:

ART CITY DAYS – Beginning on the first Saturday in June and continuing through the first full week of June, Springville celebrates with a myriad of activities and events for all ages. Events include the 5K Family Fun Run, Hot Air Balloon Festival, Fireman’s Breakfast, Concerts in the Park, Carnival, Parades, and Fireworks. Most of the activities and events are free to the public. Find the complete list of what is planned for this year at http://www.springville.org/art-city-days to be sure you don’t miss a thing!

Nestle 5K Family Fun Run:

5K FAMILY FUN RUN – Annual road race in conjunction with Art City Days sponsored by Nestle USA/Stouffers. This event is fun for the whole family as well as the serious runner, with fabulous prizes available to the participants. The Family Fun Run is held every year on the first Saturday of June, starting and ending at Springville High School. For more information visit www.artcitydays.com or call Becky  801-491-5331.

3 on 3 Basketball Tournament:

3 ON 3 BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT – Double elimination tournament held in conjunction with Springville’s Art City Days celebration. Divisions include:  men open division – A, and men’s open division – B. Contact Springville Recreation for more information.

Movies in the Park:

MOVIES IN THE PARK are a series of free family movies shown outdoors at the Spring Acres Arts Park (700 South 1300 East) on Monday nights during the summer. Click here for the schedule. Admission is free to the public. Gates open at 7:00 pm. Movies will start at dusk (about 9 pm). Bring your own blankets or folding chairs. Concessions will be available. For the safety and enjoyment of everyone, NO ALCOHOL BEVERAGES OR DOGS ALLOWED.



Jolly ol’ St. Nick will be in Springville on specific dates during December. Each child will receive a candy cane and parents are welcome to take pictures of their children with Santa. The 2017 Santa visits will take place at the Library, 45 South Main. Free to the public.

2017 Dates:
Monday, December 4th          7pm – 9pm
Saturday, December 9h            11am – 3pm
Monday, December 11th          7pm – 9pm
Saturday,  December 15th          11am – 3pm

santas-mailbox LETTERS TO SANTA:

Springville children can write a letter to Santa and hand deliver them to the Springville UPS store (224 S Main) between November 27th and December 15th, 2017. A self-addressed stamped return envelope MUST be enclosed in order to receive a personal answer from Santa. Santa prefers letters that tell a little bit about the child such as their age, favorite holiday traditions, favorite holiday joke, questions about elves and life at the North Pole rather than a long list of what the child wants.  The more creative, the better. Drop letters with postage stamped return envelopes in the “North Pole Express” mailbox outside the UPS store to ensure prompt delivery to Santa. There is no fee.


OTHER SPECIAL EVENTS throughout the year are sponsored by various local groups. For example, Springville Rotary sponsors the annual Easter Egg Hunt and Sunday In The Park Car Show, Springville World Folkfest brings dancers from all parts of the world to perform each summer, Safe Halloween is sponsored by the Springville Area Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis Club sponsors a Halloween 5K to benefit the Sub for Santa program. Please check with each individual organization for additional information on these and other special events.

A Special Events Application Form is required by Springville City for individuals or groups sponsoring any outside special event that would request assistance from Springville City. Events such as a 5K or 10K run, parade, car show, walk-a-thon, etc. that would utilize City roads, parks or property must have advance approval. Applications must be submitted at least 30 days in advance. A link to the Special Events Application Form is available on the Springville City website under Applications and Licenses.

Recreation Mission Statement:  To create lasting memories, provide diverse opportunities, build unity, and provide safe and fun experiences for all ages, abilities and interests.