1st Annual Dutch King’s Day this Saturday at The Gateway

1st Annual Dutch King's Day Comes to Salt Lake City on 4/23!

Dutch Social Club of Utah and The Old Dutch Store present Salt Lake City’s 1st Annual Dutch King’s Day on Saturday, April 23, 2022 from 11am to 6pm at The Gateway. Wear orange and celebrate the traditions of Holland at this free, family-friendly event.

Jacklyn Briggs, Marketing Director of The Gateway said, “Having become a premiere gathering location to host a wide array of cultural festivals, The Gateway is thrilled to host Salt Lake City’s inaugural Dutch King’s Day. We look forward to supporting a new, annual tradition of celebrating the rich Dutch traditions and giving locals the opportunity to experience Holland’s festive spirit in the heart of Salt Lake City.”

Music: Internationally-renowned DJ Marc van Brabant will bring the Dutch spirit to the event. Having started Dutch King’s Day festivals in San Francisco and Los Angeles, we are thrilled to welcome him to Salt Lake City’s inaugural event. 

Fietstocht (bike parade) at 11 am: Decorate your bikes in orange to join this festive group ride around The Gateway.

Authentic Dutch Food: The Old Dutch Store, Raclette Haus and Yum Yum Truck will be serving traditional dishes like frites, kroketten, raclette and tompouce, a Dutch pastry.

Beer: Heineken and Level Crossing will be serving Dutch-styled draft beers. Bring your ID if you wish to imbibe. 

Crafts: Vendors include orange party flair, fresh flowers, mustards, handcrafts and more. 

Kids Activities: With crafts and games, even a butterfly release, the festival will have plenty to offer our young guests. 

Kaite Reid, Event Founder and Head Chef at the Old Dutch Store said, “Join us in bringing Holland’s biggest party to Salt Lake City! Koningsdag (King’s Day) celebrates King Willem-Alexander’s birthday, and is also an opportunity to share Dutch traditions with everyone in our community.”

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.