A Better Quality of Life: Entertainment & Culture

SeaQuest

Located in the Layton Hills Mall, SeaQuest is a cozy aquarium with themed habitats, touch tanks and feeding stations. SeaQuest lets you literally dive into a world of discovery including an adventure through rainforests, deserts and the depths of the sea. With attractive exhibits and activities for families and children of all ages, you’ll be able to swim with stingrays, encounter exotic birds such as caimans, feed toucans, marvel at sharks, snakes and more.

A SeaQuest Fish Spa session lets you experience the tickling sensation of natural exfoliation as you dip your feet into a tank of doctor fish that gently nibble away at your toes. You will create an unforgettable experience by connecting with amazing fish animals from all over the planet at SeaQuest.

Kenley Amphitheater

Since 1995, the Edward A. Kenley Centennial Amphitheater has featured some of the greatest music artists during the summer months including: Chicago, The Doobie Brothers, Foreigner, Styx, Olivia Newton John, The Beach Boys, REO Speedwagon, Toto, Herman’s Hermits, Night Ranger, Peter Cetera, David Archuleta and the Utah Symphony, just to name a few. The outdoor Kenley Amphitheater, one of the many gems of Layton City, is located right in the heart of Layton Park and holds 1,800 people at capacity.

Davis Arts Council

The Davis Arts Council (DAC) serves the Northern Wasatch Front as the largest community-based, arts-focused non-profit organization in Davis County. The DAC is an exemplary community arts organization recognized for presenting the highest-quality artistic programs accessible year-round to the entire community.

Each summer, DAC produces its “Summer Nights with the Stars” season of music, theatre, and dance that includes an eclectic mix of local, national, and international performers right to the front porch of Layton City and Davis County.  DAC presents several free programs and services including the Free Sunday Night Concert Series, Free Friday Film Series, Active Pages, Active Stages, Snow Horse Visual Art Galleries, Chamber Music Series, Insomnia Film Challenge, and Senior Stages.  The council concludes the year with a holiday celebration of music called DAC the Halls.

Taste of the Town

Held each summer at Layton Commons Park, Taste of the Town invites you to sample some of the area’s most delicious food and refreshments. Taste of the Town is a family friendly event and affordable way to taste your way around favorite local restaurants in a festive outdoor setting.

Tour of Utah

The Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah is an annual multi-day road cycling race, traversing several communities throughout the state, including Layton City. About six Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) world teams compete annually. Due to its altitude, distance, and weather conditions, the tour is nicknamed America’s Toughest Stage Race. In fact, in 2010 only 71 of the initial 140 riders finished the tour. Showcasing some of the world’s best teams and cyclists for seven days in August, this event attracts worldwide attention as the top international cycling event following the Tour de France. The Tour of Utah is free to all spectators, making professional cycling one of the most popular sports in the state.

Hill Air Force Base Air Show

The Hill Air Force Base (HAFB) Warriors over the Wasatch Utah Air Show delivers an event of excitement, thrills, and breathtaking flying like you have never seen before. Spectators are treated to an impressive salute to historical air power, the awe inspiring United States Air Force Thunderbirds and HAFB’s own F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team.

The Air Show draws tens of thousands from throughout the world. It has something for all aviation enthusiasts including future pilots, thrill seekers, and families alike. Attendees view a huge collection of aircraft used in the last war, experience the size and mass of air cargo lifters, or take in the agile and destructive helicopters of the US Army and more.

Liberty Days

Families from throughout the region enjoy an exciting full day of food, fun, entertainment, and fireworks during Layton City’s annual Liberty Days July 4 celebration. The Liberty Days Parade features creative and attractive floats from businesses, organizations and groups that deliver more than just streamers and crepe paper taped to a trailer.

The day-long events also include a 6:00 am breakfast at Layton Commons Park, 5k Fun Run and Walk, flag raising ceremony (Kenley Amphitheater), all-star baseball games, a kids bike parade, children’s carnival, vendor booths, concessions and entertainment. The celebration concludes with a musical performance by the New American Philharmonic Symphony with Cannoneers, followed by a spectacular fireworks display.

Layton Commons Park

Layton Commons is a popular gathering place for locals and visitors alike who enjoy the beautiful 47-acre park and duck pond. The park stays busy in the summer with swimming at Layton Surf ‘n Swim and little league baseball action two baseball fields. Families also enjoy playgrounds, a scenic river walkway and nature boards. Layton Heritage Museum features exhibits and displays that tell the story of the early social, economic, and cultural development of Northern Davis County. It includes The Joseph “Cap” Hill cabin, built in the 1850’s, and is one of the oldest surviving pioneer cabins in Davis County. Park amenities include restrooms, a large picnic pavilion, and 15 picnic shelters, two playgrounds, swings, and free Wi-Fi.

Vietnam Memorial Wall

Approximately 80 percent the size of the original national Vietnam memorial in Washington, D.C., the Layton City Vietnam Memorial Wall is located on the north end of Layton Commons Park. The wall includes the names listed in chronological order by date of loss beginning at the center moving out to the east, then from the west back to the center. There are several websites and apps which can assist in finding a name on the wall. The wall contains 52,317 names of service men and women who died during the Vietnam War.

Layton F.E.S.T.

Farmers, Entertainment, Shopping, Trucks (food)

 

Layton FEST is an open air market that brings together the best of Layton City and Northern Utah.  Each Friday night we bring farmers, entertainment, shopping, and food trucks together in one beautiful location, Layton City’s Commons Park.