BEN ANDERSON

NBA All-Star Events Saturday In Utah

Feb 18, 2023, 9:46 AM | Updated: 3:17 pm

SALT LAKE CITY – NBA All-Star Weekend is officially underway in Utah on Saturday with a full day of events throughout the city.

The All-Star weekend will run from Friday through Sunday in Salt Lake City with ticketed and free events on each day.

Here’s a look at the All-Star events for Saturday if you’re in Utah.

Click Here For a Full Rundown Of The All-Star Weekend Events

*UTA is offering free bus and train fares throughout the weekend

Saturday All-Star Events In Utah

Ice Buckets At Trolley Square – Free Event

A 10-minute drive from downtown Salt Lake City, the ‘Ice Buckets’ Challenge at Trolley Square offers fans 30 seconds to make as many shots as possible on five hoops. Tickets, merchandise, and more prizes are on the line!

 

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The Ice Buckets are open on Saturday from 10 a.m.- 8 p.m. and on Sunday from noon-5 p.m.

Trolley Square also features a series of sit-down restaurants and casual shopping.

Trolley Square
602 E. 500 S. Salt Lake City, UT, 84102

Walker Kessler Starry Appearance At Walmart

To celebrate NBA All-Star 2023, STARRY, the official soft drink of the NBA, is bringing the game off the court to Walmart on Saturday, February 18 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30pm with a special appearance from NBA center, Walker Kessler. 

 

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Walmart In Salt Lake City
350 Hope Ave, Salt Lake City, UT 84115

GRIT Rail Jam at the Gateway Olympic Plaza – Free Event

Located directly west of Vivint Arena, the Grit Rail Jam is a free event featuring some of the best snowboarders from around the planet.

On Saturday, top pros will compete on the rails from 3-6 p.m. at the Gateway Olympic Plaza.

 

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The Gateway is also offering unique pop-up shops for All-Star weekend beginning on Friday from 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

The shops include Cactus Jack, MRKT, StockX, The Webster Miami, CounterPoint, and Mitchell & Ness featuring SLAM and Thrifthood.

The Gateway also offers a dining hall, sit-down restaurants, and casual shopping.

Gateway Mall
10 N Rio Grande St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Barkley, Tatum, Wilson At J. Dawgs At City Center

Hall of Famer Charles Barkley, Boston Celtics All-Star Jayson Tatum, and WNBA superstar A’Ja Wilson will be at J Dawgs downtown beginning 1 p.m.

J Dawgs offers gourmet hot dogs and polish dogs.

 

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J Dawgs At City Center
50 E S Temple St, Salt Lake City, UT 84111

NBA All-Star Practice At Jon M. Huntsman Center
Tickets Required For Entry

The NBA’s All-Star rosters will practice together on Saturday on the University of Utah Campus in preparation for Sunday’s game.

The event offers a behind-the-scenes look at NBA players as they prepare to take center stage at the All-Star Game.

Tickets for the NBA All-Star Practice are available here beginning at $50.

The Jon M. Huntsman Center is a 10-15 minute drive from downtown Salt Lake City and can be easily accessed using UTA Trax or by UTA Bus.

Jon M. Huntsman Center
1825 S Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

NBA Crossover At The Salt Palace Convention Center
Tickets Required For Entry

Located two blocks east of Vivint Arena, the NBA Crossover will be held at the Salt Palace Convention Center from Friday through Sunday.

The event will “engage fans in its largest footprint to date with immersive experiences, brand activations, live performances, NBA and WNBA appearances, limited edition merchandise and collectibles, art and memorabilia, apparel customization and more,” according to the league.

 

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Tickets for the event start at $40 for adults and $20 for children under the age of 12. Fans can purchase tickets through the NBA Events app and NBAEvents.com.

The NBA Crossover will run from 12 p.m.-8 p.m. throughout the weekend.

The Salt Palace Convention Center is located in the heart of downtown and within walking distance of Vivint Arena, City Creek Mall, and countless restaurants.

Salt Palace Convention Center
100 S W Temple St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

NBA HBCU Classic at Jon M. Huntsman Center
Tickets Required For Entry

At 2 p.m., the NBA x HBCU Classic will take place at the Jon M. Huntsman Center on the University of Utah campus.

The Grambling State University and Southern University men’s basketball programs have been selected to play in the HBCU Classic.

Tickets for the NBA x HBCU Classic are available here and begin at $10.

The Jon M. Huntsman Center is a 10-15 minute drive from downtown Salt Lake City and can be easily accessed using UTA Trax or by UTA Bus.

Jon M. Huntsman Center
1825 S Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

State Farm All-Star Saturday Night At Vivint Arena
Tickets Required For Entry

All-Star Saturday Night features three events with the Skills Challenge, the 3-point Contest, and the Dunk Contest.

The events begin at 6 p.m. at Vivint Arena.

Vivint Arena is located in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City between the Salt Palace Convention Center and The Gateway Mall.

Vivint Arena
301 S Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Experiences Concert At The Salt Palace Convention Center
Tickets Required For Entry

Grammy-award winner Pitbull will perform on Saturday at the Salt Palace Convention Center.

The event is scheduled to begin at 9 p.m.

The Salt Palace Convention Center is located in the heart of downtown and within walking distance of Vivint Arena, City Creek Mall, and countless restaurants.

Salt Palace Convention Center
100 S W Temple St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

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NBA All-Star Weekend Broadcast Schedule

Friday Night

5 p.m. MT: Ruffles NBA All-Star Celebrity Game on ESPN

Location: Huntsman Center

7 p.m. MT:  Jordan Rising Stars on TNT

Location: Vivint Arena

Saturday Night

6 p.m. MT: State Farm All-Star Saturday Night on TNT

  • KIA Skills Challenge
  • Starry 3-Point Contest
  • AT&T Slam Dunk Contest 

Location: Vivint Arena

Sunday Night

5:30 p.m. MT: All-Star Draft Presented by Jordan Brand on TNT

6:30 p.m. MT: 72nd NBA All-Star Game on TNT

Location: Vivint Arena

Ben Anderson is the Utah Jazz insider for KSL Sports and the co-host of Jake and Ben from 10-12p with Jake Scott on 97.5 The KSL Sports Zone. Find Ben on Twitter at @BensHoops or on Instagram @BensHoops.

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