For the first time in thirty years, the NBA All Star Weekend is back and bigger than ever in Salt Lake City. We’ve got your in on all things All Star 2023 to help you make the most of your weekend.
All Star Weekend Checklist
The Right Kicks
Salt Lake City blocks may be in an easy to understand grid system, but they are also super long in comparison to other major cities. Pop into FICE Gallery for a local option to up your sneaker game with options from Nike, Saucony, Come des Garçons, Vans and more.
Your Digital Guide
The NBA Events App will be your number one tool to navigating almost all of the fun happening this weekend. Make an account and start collecting rewards points around town (including at The Shop)! Earn access to the crossover event, Jazz games, gift cards to the team store and more. Pro tip – a lot of these locations are already live in the app, start early to get points before everyone flies later this week!
Over 100k extra people will be flooding to SLC, are you ready? Plans on where to park, ride share pick-up zones, Trax train schedules, reservations for meals, heavy traffic and road closures will serve you well as you navigate through an incredible 72 hours. All roads around Vivint will have partial or full closures throughout the weekend you’ll want to be aware of (but lucky for us, Trax is free all weekend and includes in-car performances).
Pop-Ups Around Town
Don’t miss your chance to snag limited edition pieces from all the best brands. The features below are standalone, but there will be more from Canada Goose, Wilson and more at the NBA Crossover all weekend.
Nike x Feature: 386 W 500 S, STE 120
Jordan: 555 West 700 S (Woodbine Food Hall)
Nike: 69 W. Broadway – Get icy!
The Shop Salt Lake City (the other one): 16 N. Rio Grande Street (The Gateway)
Mitchell & Ness/ SLAM – 16 N. Rio Grande Street (The Gateway)
Events Schedule for All Star Weekend
As early as Monday, pop-ups will start showing up around the city including a Feature x Nike pop-up on 500 S and 400 W. Grab limited edition hats, apparel and sneakers with additional drops happening throughout the week.
Happy Valentines Day! The Shop will have bouquets available for sale and fun abound of you and all of your Valentines. Four days out from the official start of All Star Weekend is the perfect time to connect with your #1 before seeing the #1 players in the league.
Things start to heat up! The Shop SLC kicks off a three day All-Star challenge for our members and the opportunity to get discounted day passes to hit all of your deadlines right on the edge of the central business district with ease. V School and Neon Rodeo are also getting in on the buzz with Field Test, back to back stacked panels featuring Lance Allred (former NBA player, first deaf player in an NBA game), Dr. D’wayne Edwards (the most prominent Black designer in the footwear industry and founder of Pensole Lewis College) and our own Mike Styles performing spoken word.
Hit the American Express X Turner Road Show Concert for live performances from Wiz Khalifa and Chlöe Bailey with live studio broadcasts with Ernie Johnson, Charles Barkley, Shaquille O’Neal and Kenny Smith at The Complex. More pop-ups come on the scene Thursday as well as anticipation builds in SLC!
Shift into high gear with the first official day of All Star Weekend!
2023 Ruffles NBA All-Star Celebrity Game: Ryan Smith and Dwayne Wade face off with celeb stacked teams at the Huntsman Center
2023 Jordan Rising Stars Game: Cheer on Walker Kessler and other NBA newbies in this unique three game mini tournament at Vivint.
Michelob ULTRA Courtside Concert: G-Eazy and Saweetie take the stage at the Salt Palace for the first of three concerts.
21 Savage’s Official All-Star Weekend Party: Union Event Center will be the home of the first of many afterparties with 21 Savage, DJ Drama and surprise special guests.
Don’t forget to hydrate! The party is just getting started.
All-Star Practice: Wake up early enough for a behind-the-scenes look at this year’s NBA All Star teams at Vivint.
NBA HBCU Classic: Grambling State and Southern University face off Huntsman, continuing this longstanding tradition of ASW.
NBA Foundation Pitch Competition: Focused on uplifting and highlighting Black entrepreneurs, stop by this showcase and see pitches from eight different entrepreneurs compete for up to $35,000.
2023 All State All Star Challenge: Get ready to be wow’d by creative dunks, sharp skills and sinking threes at Vivint.
Mardi Grade in the Mountains Ball: The signature entertainment event of the Utah Black Chamber takes place at The Leonardo, laissez bon temp rouler!
NBA Experiences Saturday Night Show: Mr. Worldwide is coming to SLC at the Salt Palace after the Slam Dunk Challenge.
SLC Live All-Star Party with Shaquille O’Neal: Shaquille, Shaq or DJ Diesel? Get all of the above and more at Union Event Center Saturday night.
Last day! How are you holding up?
NBA G League Next Up Game: Feel like an official scout while the 2023 top draft picks battle it out at the NBA G League Next Up game.
NBA All-Star Weekend Pre-Game Concert: The Kid LAROI and BIA are taking the stage to warm up the crowd ahead of the All-Star Game at the Salt Palace.
72nd NBA All-Star Game: Lauri Markkanen (and some other players) will face off at the home of the Utah Jazz on the quest to be the best.
All (Star) Weekend Long
You have three days to catch these amazing events!
Cactus Jack Concert Series: Travis Scott and the Utah Jazz have curated an amazing line-up of intimate concerts at The Depot starting Friday.
American Express “Outside the Court”: Pop by the Delta Center (😉) for light snacks and cocktails courtesy of Amex throughout the weekend.
NBA Crossover: Spanning the full weekend, check the day by day schedule in the NBA events app for the full crossover experience.
Ice Buckets at Trolley Square: Also stretching through Sunday, stop by Trolley Square for the shootout challenge of a lifetime and the chance to win perks.
CENTRAL: Gallivan Plaza will be transformed this weekend courtesy of Bandah, Downtown Alliance, The Blocks and Visit Salt Lake to a celebration of local art, music and food. Catch one of a kind performances (including Mike Styles on Saturday).
GRIT Rail Jam: Just Friday/Saturday, hit the Olympic Legacy Plaza at The Gateway and witness a daytime snowboarding competition that could only happen here!
There are more events and experiences announced every day, we look forward to making the most of this amazing weekend with our community. See you at All Star!