Friday, May 21, 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 22, Noon to 10:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 23, Noon to 7:00 p.m.
In this 25th year of celebrating cultural diversity, we once again invite you to enjoy the sights, sounds, and flavors of the Living Traditions Festival. We hope you experience—in a spirit of mutual respect and understanding—the various cultures that contribute to the cultural depth of Salt Lake City.
BOCCE BALL AT LIVING TRADITIONS
Bocce, ancient sport introduced to the Romans by the Greeks, is taking root in American sports culture. It was played everywhere, from churches and castles to city streets. People from all walks of life could play the game; young and old, men and women. Bocce became so popular in Italy that it was once threatened with prohibition because people who played games in the streets were hitting the knees of passing noblemen with bocce balls.
This ancient game, whose modern adaptation most closely resembles bowling and is played around Europe and also on other continents with Italian immigrants, including Australia and North and South America, requires skill, strategy and just a little luck. Members of the Utah Bocce Association set up the courts at Living Traditions and provide instruction in the game throughout the festival.
Bocce ball courts, operated by the Utah Bocce Association, are located on the northwest lawn of the Salt Lake City & County Building.
Hours: Friday evening 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Saturday 1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Sunday 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Location: Washington Square, Salt Lake City & County Building, 450 South 200 EastFREE Admission