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Things to Do in the Summertime

Things to Do in the Summertime (June - August)

Fairs

Summer Events

City Fairs

Alpine Days
August 3 - 10, 2013

America's Freedom Festival (Provo)
June - July 4, 2013
Various locations
Provo, Utah

American Fork Steel Days
July 15 – 20, 2013

Cedar Hills Family Festival
June 3 - 8, 2013

Eagle Mountain Pony Express Days
May 22 - June 1, 2013

Highland Fling
July 27 - August 3, 2013

Lehi Round-Up Celebration
June 24 - 29, 2013

Lindon Days
No information for 2013, yet.

Mapleton Pioneer Day Parade
July 24, 2013

Midway Swiss Days
August 30 - 31, 2013

Orem Summerfest
June 14 - 15, 2013

Payson Golden Onion Days
Labor Day weekend
August 30 - September 2, 2013

Payson Scottish Festival
July 12 - 13, 2013

Pleasant Grove Strawberry Days
June 16 - 22, 2013

Provo Freedom Days
July 3 - 5, 2013

Salem Days
August 2 - 10, 2013

Salt Lake City Days of ’47
July 12 - 24, 2013

Santaquin Orchard Days
July 27 - August 3, 2013

Saratoga Splash
June 10 – 15, 2013

Spanish Fork Fiesta Days
July 19 – 24, 2013

Springville Art City Days
June 1 – 8, 2013

Summer Events

County and State Fairs

Juab County Fair (Nephi)
August 5 - 10, 2013

Salt Lake County Fair (South Jordan)
August 7 - 10, 2013

Utah County Fair (Spanish Fork)
August 14 – 17, 2013

Utah State Fair (Salt Lake)
September 5 – 15, 2013

Wasatch County Fair (Heber)
July 27 - August 3, 2013

Weber County Fair (Ogden)
August 7 - 10, 2013


Summer Events and Festivals

Summer Festivals

Festivals

Arts Festival (Ogden)
June 7 - 8, 2013
25th Street

Arts Festival (Park City)
August 2 – 4, 2013
Kimball Art Center
638 Park Avenue

Arts Festival (Riverton)
June 13 - 15, 2013
Riverton City Park
1450 West 12800 South

Asian Festival (Sandy)
June 8, 2013
South Towne Expo Center
9575 South State Street

Balloon Fest (Provo)
July 4 - 6, 2013 starting at 6:30 - 8:00 am
Bulldog Field
1100 North Freedom Blvd.

Balloon Festival (Sandy)
August 9 - 10, 2013
Storm Mountain Park
11400 South 1000 East

Castle Valley Pageant (Castle Dale)
Not presented in 2013. Will be back in 2014.
Castle Valley Pageant Site on Spartan Blvd

Chalk Art Festival (Salt Lake)
June 14 - 15, 2013
The Gateway
18 North Rio Grande Street

Children's Art Festival (Springville)
June 1 - 8, 2013
Springville Museum of Art
126 East 400 South

Colonial Days (Orem)
July 3 - 6, 2013
Scera Park
675 South State Street

Craft Lake City (Salt Lake)
August 9 - 10, 2013 from 12:00 noon - 10:00 pm
The Gallivan Center
239 South Main Street

Festival Peruano en Utah (Centerville)
July 20, 2013 from 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Founders Park
300 North 100 East

Fee-free weekends at Utah National Parks
April 22 - 26, 2013 (National Park Week)
August 25, 2013 (National Park Service Birthday)
September 28, 2013 (Public Lands Day)
November 9 - 11, 2013 (Veterans Day Weekend)

Ferragosto! Italian Street Fair (Salt Lake)
August 23 - 24, 2013
300 South and 400 West

Great Basin Fiber Arts Fair (South Jordan)
August 24 - 25, 2013
Equestrian Park
2200 West 11400 South

Handcart Days (Bountiful)
July 23 - 24, 2013
Main Street from 1500 South to 400 North

Heber Valley Pow Wow (Midway)
June 14 - 16, 2013
Soldier Hollow

Highland Games (Lehi)
June 7 - 8, 2013
Thanksgiving Point
3003 North Thanksgiving Way

Icelandic Festival (Spanish Fork)
June 21 - 23, 2013
Spanish Fork City Parks
49 South Main Street

Llama Fest (Spanish Fork)
July 20, 2013 at 5:00 pm
8628 South Main Street

August 24, 2013 from 7:00 pm - 12:00 midnight
8628 South Main Street
Spanish Fork

August 28, 2013 from 7:00 pm - 12:00 midnight
965 East 3370 South
Salt Lake City

Miss Provo Scholarship Pageant (Provo)
June 1, 2013 from 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Covey Center for the Arts
425 West Center Street

Mormon Miracle Pageant (Manti)
June 20 - 22 and 25 -29, 2013
Gates open at 6:00 pm, the pageant begins at 9:30 pm.
South Temple Hill

Native American Celebration in the Park (Salt Lake)
July 24, 2013
Liberty Park
1100 Sotuh 600 East

Parade of Homes (Utah County)
June 7 - 22, 2013 (closed Sundays and Mondays)
Various locations in Utah County

Pleasant Grove Promenade (Pleasant Grove)
Thursdays, June 27 - September 12, 2013 at 5:00 pm
Historic Downtown Park
100 South Main Street

Pioneer Day Extravaganza (Provo)
July 24, 2013
North Park
500 North 500 West

Special Olympics (Herriman)
June 13 - 15, 2013
Herriman High School
11917 South 6000 West

Springville World Folkfest (Springville)
July 29 - August 3, 2013
Spring Acres Arts Park

Timpanogos Storytelling Festival (Orem)
August 29 - 31, 2013
Mt. Timpanogos Park
Provo Canyon (Hwy 89)

Utah Arts Festival (Salt Lake)
June 20 – 23, 2013
Library Square
200 East 400 South

Utah Lake Festival (Provo)
June 8, 2013 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Utah Lake State Park
4400 West Center Street

Utah Midsummer Renaissance Fair (Cedar City)
July 10 - 13, 2013
Main Street Park

Utah Valley Marathon (Provo Area)
June 8, 2013
Marathon, Half Marathon, & 10K and Kids 1k
End at Provo Tabernacle Park

Venture Outdoors Festival (Salt Lake Area)
June 8, 2013
Canyon Rim Park
3100 South 2900 East

Summer Events

Demolition Derbys

Heber Demolition Derby (Heber)
July 27, 2013 from 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wasatch County Fairgrounds
415 South Southfield Road

Juab County Fair Demolition Derby (Nephi)
August 10, 2013
Juab County Fairgrounds
400 West Center Street

Riverton Demolition Derby (Riverton)
July 6, 2013 at 7:00 pm
Riverton Rodeo Areana
12800 South 1300 West

Salt Lake County Fair Demolition Derby (South Jordan)
August 9 - 10, 2013 at 7:00 pm
Equestrian Park
2100 West 11400 South

Utah County Fair Demolition Derby (Spanish Fork)
August 17, 2013 at 7:00 pm
Spanish Fork Fair Grounds
475 South Main Street
Spanish Fork, Utah

Summer Events

Farmers Markets

Park City Farmers Market (Park City)
Wednesdays, June - October, 2013 from 12:00 noon - 6:00 pm
The Canyons Resort
Cabriolet Parking Lot (lower lot off Hwy 224)
Park City, Utah

Park Silly Sunday Market (Park City)
June 9 - September 22, 2013 from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Historic Main Street
Park City, Utah

People's Market (Salt Lake)
Sundays, May - October 2013 from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
International Peace Gardens
Jordan Park
1000 South 900 West

Pleasant Grove Promenade
Thursdays, June 27 - September 12, 2013 at 5:00
Historic Downtown Park
100 South Main Street

Provo Farmers Market
Saturdays, June - October 2013 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Pioneer Park
500 West 100 South
Provo, Utah

Salt Lake City Farmers Market
Saturdays, June 8 – October 19, 2013 from 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesdays, August 6 - October 22, 2013 from 4:00 pm - dusk
Historic Pioneer Park
379 South 300 West
Salt Lake City, Utah

Sugar House Farmer's Market (Salt Lake)
Fridays July 5 - October 11, 2013 from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Parleys Creek Pavilion at Sugar House Park
2100 South 1400 East

Summer Outdoor Movies

Free Outdoor Movies

Cottonwood Heights Free Summertime Movies (Salt Lake Area)
Every 2nd Friday, June - August, 2013 at 7:00 pm
Various locations in the Cottonwood Heights area

Draper Friday Night Movies
June 14, July 18, August 9, 2013
Draper City Amphitheater
944 East Vestry Road

Friday Night Flicks (Salt Lake)
Friday evenings June 7 - July 19, 2013
Various parks in Salt Lake Valley

Monday Night Movies (Salt Lake)
July 1 - 29, 2013 at dusk (about 9:00 pm)
The Gallivan Center
239 South Main Street

Movie Under the Stars (Salt Lake)
Various Fridays, July 12 - August 23, 2013 at dusk (about 9:00 pm)
Utah State Capitol Building
South East Corner Lawn

Movies in the Park (Provo)
Monday nights, August 5 - 26, 2013 at dusk (about 9:00 pm)
Rock Canyon Park
2620 North 1200 East

Sundance Institute Film Series (Salt Lake)
July 31, August 21 & 28, 2013 at 9:00 pm
Red Butte Botanical Gardens
300 Wakara Way


Summer Concerts and Theater

Summer Concerts

Concerts

Battle of the Bands (Provo)
June 10 - 14, 2013
Velour Live Music Gallery
135 North University Ave

Blue Bird Cafe Concert Series (Sundance)
July 5, 12, 19, 2013
8841 Alpine Loop Road

Concerts in the Gardens (Orem)
Every other Friday from June 14 - July 19, 2013
Central Utah Gardens
355 West University Prkwy

Concerts in the Park (American Fork)
Monday evenings June, 2013 at 7:00 pm
American Fork Amphitheater at Quail Cove
851 East 700 North

Deer Valley Music Festival (Park City)
Various days June 29 - August 10, 2013
Deer Valley Resort

Groove Fest American Music Festival (Cedar City)
June 24 - 30, 2013
Main Street Park

Moab Music Festival (Moab)
August 29 - September 9, 2013
58 East 300 South

Open Mic Night (Provo)
Tuesdays 2013
Velour Live Music Gallery
135 North University Ave

Red Butte Botanical Gardens Outdoor Concert Series (Salt Lake)
Various dates May 21 - September 17, 2013
300 Wakara Way

Rooftop Concerts (Provo)
First Friday of each month, May - October, 2013
Provo Town Square
100 North 100 West

Salt Lake Jazz Festival (Salt Lake)
No information for 2013 yet.
The Gallivan Center
239 South Main Street

Twilight Concert Series (Salt Lake)
Thursdays, July 18 - September 5, 2013
Pioneer Park

Utah Festival Opera (Logan)
July 10 - August 10, 2013
59 South 100 West

Summer Theater

Theater

see the Performing Arts section for a list of local theatres and playhouses

Dance Performances at the Covey Center (Provo)
June - August, 2013
Covey Center for the Arts
425 West Center Street

Neil Simon Festival (Cedar City)
July 10 - August 10, 2013
Heritage Theatre
105 North 100 East

Scera Shell Outdoor Theater (Orem)
Memorial Day - Labor Day, 2013
Scera Park
699 South State Street

Sundance Summer Theatre (Provo Canyon)
July 25 - August 17, 2013
Sundance Resort Outdoor Amphitheater
8841 North Alpine Loop Road

Tuacahn Amphitheater and Center for the Arts (St. George)
June - October, 2013
1100 Tuacahn Drive
Ivins, Utah

Utah Shakespeare Festival (Cedar City)
June 24 - October 19, 2013
Southern Utah University
300 West and Center Street

Utah Festival Opera (Logan)
July 10 - August 10, 2013
59 South 100 West


Summer Activities

Summer Events

Activities and Ideas

see the Museums and Historic Sites section for more activity ideas.

see the Fun Centers section for more ideas on things to do.

see the Rentals section for ideas like renting tubes for a float down Provo River

Adopt-A-Flowerbed (Provo)
May - October
Center Street

Start at Covey Center for the Arts
425 West Center Street

Gallivan Center (Salt Lake)

Heber Valley Railroad (Heber)

Heritage Village at This is the Place Monument (Salt Lake)
May 25 - September 2, 2013
2601 East Sunnyside Ave

Historic Provo Walking Tour and Reception (Provo)
June 13 - 14, 2013 from 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Tours begin at 665 East Center Street

Reception
June 14 at 7:30 pm
Provo City Library
550 North University Ave.

Olympic Park (Park City)
3419 Olympic Parkway

Scenic Full Moon Lift Rides (Sundance)
May 24 - 25, 2013 from 8:30 - 11:00 pm
June 21 - 22, 2013 from 8:30 - 11:00 pm
July 22 - 23, 2013 from 8:30 - 11:00 pm
August 19 - 21, 2013 from 8:30 - 11:00 pm
September 19 - 21, 2013 from 8:30 - 11:00 pm
Sundance Resort
8841 North Alpine Loop Road
Provo Canyon, Utah

Thanksgiving Point (Lehi)
3003 North Thanksgiving Way
Lehi, Utah

Family Night on the Farm
Mondays from 5:00 - 7:00 pm

Museum Mondays Family Night Dinosaur Adventures
Mondays from 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Summer Events

Aquariums, Aviaries and Zoos

Hogle Zoo (Salt Lake)
2600 East Sunnyside Ave
Salt Lake City, Utah

The Living Planet Aquarium (Sandy)
725 East 10600 South
Sandy, Utah

Ogden Nature Center (Ogden)
966 West 12th Street
Odgen, Utah

Tracy Aviary (Salt Lake)
Liberty Park
589 East 1300 South
Salt Lake City, Utah

Willow Park Zoo (Logan)
419 West 700 South
Logan, Utah

Cooling Down

Cooling Down

see the City Pools section for more information on pools in Utah County.

Deer Creek State Park
Deer Creek is located ten miles south of Heber on Highway 189.

Provo Veterans Memorial Pool & Waterslide Park
500 North 500 West
Provo, Utah

Scera Park Pool (Orem)
701 South State Street
Orem, Utah

Seven Peaks Water Park (Provo)
1330 East 300 North
Provo, Utah

Spanish Oaks Reservoir (Spanish Fork)
Great for cooling off on hot days, the reservoir is located above Power House Road and near the Spanish Fork Gun Club.
Warning! There are no life guards on duty.

Utah Lake State Park (Provo)
4400 West Center Street
Provo, Utah

Summer Events

Fishing

Free Fishing Day in Utah
June 8, 2013

SpringLake Trout Farm
3409 West 12300 South
Payson, Utah


Utah Community Fishing Program

Highland Glen
Vivian Park Pond
Provo River
Utah Lake
Canyon View Park Pond
Spanish Oaks Reservoir
Spring Lake
Salem Pond

City Fairs

Fire Works

see City Festivals and Fairs for links to information on City festival fireworks.

Sugarhouse Park July 4th Celebration (Salt Lake)
July 4, 2013
Starts at 5:00 pm with music, vendors and activities for kids.
1300 East 2100 South


Gardens

Summer Events

Gardens

Hidden Garden Benefit Tour (Utah County)
June 7 - 8, 2013

Red Butte Botanical Gardens (Salt Lake)
300 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, Utah

International Peace Gardens (Salt Lake)
Jordan Park
1000 South 900 West
Salt Lake City, Utah

Temple Square Garden Tours (Salt Lake)
50 East South Temple
Salt Lake City, Utah

Thanksgiving Point Gardens (Lehi)
3003 North Thanksgiving Way
Lehi, Utah

Utah Botanical Center (Kaysville)
725 South Sego Lily Drive
Kaysville, Utah

Wasatch Community Gardens (Salt Lake)
345 East 400 South
Salt Lake City, Utah


The Great Outdoors

Summer Events

The Great Outdoors

see the Outdoors section for more ideas on things to do.

Fee-free weekends at Utah National Parks
January 21, 2013 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)
April 22-26, 2013 (National Park Week)
August 25, 2013 (National Park Service Birthday)
September 28, 2013 (National Public Lands Day)
November 9-11, 2013 (Veterans Day Weekend)

Utah Adventurer.com

Cascade Springs

Provo Hiking and Biking Trails

Snowbird Summer Activities

Timpanogos Cave


Miniature Golf

Summer Events

Miniature Golf

Cascade Miniature Golf (Orem)
1313 East 800 North
Orem, Utah

Trafalga Family Fun Center (Orem)
168 South 1200 West
Orem, Utah

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