May 10 Golden Spike Celebration at The Gateway

The Gateway in SLC
The Gateway in SLC
The Gateway in SLC

To commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the driving of the Golden Spike that united a nation, The Gateway, Utah’s premier community gathering, dining and entertainment destination, and home to the former Union Pacific Depot will host a celebration at the Olympic Legacy Plaza on May 10, 2019 from 5 until 10 p.m. 

The evening is open to the public, free and will be filled with family-friendly activities including stage performances by Clayton Productions and the Deseret Experimental Opera, a Lego train display, ride-a-long train, food trucks, fireworks and more. The festivities will take place adjacent to The Gateway’s historic Grand Hall and former Union Pacific Building, an important historic railway landmark in downtown Salt Lake.

Clayton Productions, under the direction of D. Kim Clayton is the leading Performing Arts Studio in the state of Utah. Students ranging from grades preschool to college will sing and dance to upbeat medleys from Disney to Broadway to Country. The energy and expertise of these students have thrilled audiences throughout the world. Their tours this year are in New York City, Seattle and San Francisco, so this is a great chance to catch them locally.

“We have so much history here that we’re celebrating,” said Jacklyn Briggs, marketing director for The Gateway. “This big celebration of Utah’s role in uniting the country will end with a big fireworks display. And Clayton Productions promises an amazing show people won’t want to miss.”

About The Gateway:

The Gateway is a 1.4 million square foot lifestyle destination in the heart of Downtown Salt Lake City. Owned and managed by Vestar, the property is in the midst of a $100 million redevelopment—infusing retail and dining, entertainment, modern office space, arts and culture, a boutique hotel, and a full calendar of community-driven events.

Stuart is the founder, writer and wrangler at several sites including Gastronomic SLC, Utah Now and, The Utah Review; Stuart is a former restaurant critic of more than five years, working for the Salt Lake Tribune and has worked extensively with other local publications from Utah Stories through to Salt Lake Magazine and Visit Salt Lake.