An annual collaborative fundraiser for ACE, Friends of Alta and Alta Historical Society. The goal is not only to raise money for these 501(c)3 nonprofits in Alta, but to raise awareness of the arts, environment and history of Alta. The first Alta Gala was held in 2007. All information can be found here.
Wasatch art soiree
The ACE Board wanted to create a new and exciting event during the summer that embraced art and the beautiful mountains of Little Cottonwood Canyon. They concocted the Wasatch Art Soiree in 2014 - An evening of inspired engagement that brings creative individuals together by providing a venue for budding artists, chefs and musicians to showcase their talents
Five local artists and five local chefs are featured at the event and each showcase their favorite works. Throughout the evening, guests and artists mingle over delicious creations from local chefs as well as wine and libations from local breweries. Near the end of the evening, each guest will cast their vote for their favorite artist and chef. The votes are then tallied, and ACE awards the People's Choice Grant of $500 and the Judge's Choice Grant of $500 to the winning artist & chef at the Soiree.
wasatch wildflower festival
The Wildflower Festival started in 1996 by a tight-knit community of friends and was funded by The Alta Lodge. This community wanted to share their beautiful environment, flowers, food, musicians and the community of Alta with each other and the rest of the world. Oh and, like always, it was a great party too!
The Wasatch Wildflower Festival is now a collaboration between Alta Community Enrichment, The Cottonwood Canyons Foundation, Alta Ski Area, Solitude Ski Area, Brighton Ski Area, Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort and The U.S. Forest Service.
The Festival's goal is to provide a fun and encouraging environment for people to learn about the wide diversity of wildflowers that are found in the Wasatch Mountains as well as the protection of the watershed.
The Annual Wasatch Wildflower Festival Event Calendar can be found here.
The annual Snowflake Festival is held during March at various locations in Alta. The Snowflake Festival started after many successful years of the local fireman’s chili cook off.