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Thanks to funding by Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts, and Parks Program (ZAP) and you, guests can enjoy six days of free Garden admission every year.

ZAP Free Admission Days

Arbor Day Celebration

The last Friday of every April.

Friday, April 25, 2025

Join us for a fun day of self-guided family-friendly activities throughout the Garden. Our Arbor Day Celebration includes a tree seedling giveaway, while supplies last, for guests who would like to take home a tree.

Pioneer Day - July 24

Spend time with family and friends on the holiday at Red Butte Garden with free admission all day long.

Labor Day

The first Monday of every September.

Monday, September 2, 2024

On this day we especially acknowledge the volunteers who labor in the Garden and at events to help make your Garden visit a wonderful experience.

Zeke Dumke, Jr. Day

The first Monday of every October.

Monday, October 7, 2024

In recognition of his visionary role in the founding and development of Red Butte Garden, the first Monday of every October is now "Ezekiel R. Dumke, Jr. Free Day."


Holiday Open House & Art Fair

The first Saturday and Sunday of every December.

Saturday & Sunday, December 7 & 8, 2024

The Richard K. Hemingway Orangerie will be filled with Utah artists with a delightful array of handmade gifts for sale. And the Annual Gift Shop Holiday Sale offers an additional 10% off all gift shop purchases.

Red Butte Garden also offers
free daily admission to:

  • University of Utah students, faculty, and staff
  • EBT / WIC / SNAP card holders
  • CASA caregivers
  • Native American Nation members