The Read Today team hosts a variety of events across the state. From visiting elementary schools to join in a celebration of a literary accomplishment to providing books and other needed items to Title I schools and community centers. Here is a list of public events we will be participating in or hosting in 2018. Please check back in throughout the year. As we get closer to an event, more details will be available.

Summer Reading Event - June..August

This summer reading program, presented by Read Today, Deseret News and KSL, in partnership with McDonalds and the Governor’s Office, begins in June and runs through the summer. Kids, ages 6-14, are challenged to read or be read to, 20 minutes a day. Those who complete the summer reading challenge and submit their form receive fun prizes, including two tickets to a Salt Lake Bees Game. The fun continues on game night as readers are greeted at the gate with foam fingers and treats, making it a night to remember.

Utah Summer Games in Cedar City - June 14th

Join Read Today, KSL and Centerpoint Legacy Theatre at the Larry H. Miller Utah Summer Games on Friday June 14th at the SUU campus. Here is our fun schedule for the day: 3:30-7:30 BLOCK PARTY Come meet and get your picture taken with a Disney princess. Pledge to read during the summer and you can spin our prize wheel. We are also bringing face painters, balloon artists, an obstacle course and jousting. The block party is free and is family friendly. 8:30 OPENING CEREMONIES at the Eccles Coliseum Watch for us during the sponsor walk at the beginning of the Open Ceremonies. We will be throwing out some Read Today swag. Plain White T's will be holding a concert and there will be fireworks. Tickets to the Opening Ceremony are $10 for reserved chair-back seating and $8 for general admission, and can be purchased online at, by calling (435) 586-7872, or by visiting the Thunderbird Ticket Office.

Stadium of Fire - July 4th

Read Today will join KSL at the BYU stadium before the Stadium of Fire concert, supporting a family-friendly environment full of fun and plenty of swag.

Read Today/Deseret News 5k - July 24th

Bring the entire family along to join in on the festivities by participating in the Deseret News 5K. The run begins at 950 E. South Temple, Salt Lake City and finishes at Liberty Park where runners will be cheered on by over 100,000 spectators! This event will be chip timed so get your competitive spirit going and prepare to run! For those kids and families who would prefer to walk rather than run, we will be doing two start waves, the first for runners and the second for walkers. Everyone will be timed regardless of if you choose to run or walk and all finishers will receive medals!

Fairytale Festival - September 14th

Have you ever wanted to try on a glass slipper, play games with a Pirate or see a puppet show? Come one, come all to the CenterPoint Legacy Theatre Fairytale Festival on Friday September 14th from 4:00-7:00 and Saturday September 15th from 10:00am-7:00pm. Read Today will be there on the 14th from 10am-4pm handing out swag. Admittance to the festival is FREE as are many of the activities. Events such as the Princess Tea Party, Captain Hook Scalawag School and Father Daughter Ball require a fee and registration. Register at or by calling the Box Office at 801-298-1302.