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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 - 8, 2015

America's Freedom Festival
June - July 4, 2015
Various locations
Provo, Utah

American Fork Steel Days
July 11 – 18, 2015

Cedar Hills Family Festival
June 1 - 6, 2015

Eagle Mountain Pony Express Days
June 2 - 6, 2015

Highland Fling
July 25 - August 1, 2015

Lehi Round-Up Celebration
June 21 - 28, 2015

Lindon Days
August 3 - 10, 2015

Mapleton Pioneer Day Parade
July 24, 2015

Midway Swiss Days
September 4 - 5, 2015

Orem Summerfest
June 1 - 13, 2015

Payson Golden Onion Days
Labor Day weekend
September 4 - 7, 2015

Payson Scottish Festival
July 10 - 11, 2015

Pleasant Grove Strawberry Days
June 19 - 21, 2015

Provo Freedom Days
July 3 - 5, 2015

Salem Days
August 1 - 8, 2015

Salt Lake City Days of ’47
July 10 - 25, 2015

Santaquin Orchard Days
July 27 - August 1, 2015

Saratoga Splash
June 8 – 13, 2015

Spanish Fork Fiesta Days
July 21 – 25, 2015

Springville Art City Days
June 6 – 13, 2015

Summer Events

County and State Fairs

Juab County Fair (Nephi)
August 3 - 8, 2015

Salt Lake County Fair (South Jordan)
August 12- 15, 2015

Utah County Fair (Spanish Fork)
August 12 – 15, 2015

Utah State Fair (Salt Lake)
September 10 – 20, 2015

Wasatch County Fair (Heber)
July 25 - August 1, 2015

Weber County Fair (Ogden)
August 5 - 8, 2015


Summer Events and Festivals

Summer Festivals

Festivals

Arts Festival (Ogden)
June 12 - 13, 2015
25th Street

Arts Festival (Park City)
July 31 - August 2, 2015
Kimball Art Center
638 Park Avenue

Arts Festival (Riverton)
TBA 2015
Riverton City Park
1450 West 12800 South

Asian Festival (Sandy)
June 13, 2015
South Towne Expo Center
9575 South State Street

Balloon Fest (Provo)
July 3 - 5, 2014 starting at 6:30 - 8:00 am
Bulldog Field
1100 North Freedom Blvd.

Balloon Festival (Sandy)
TBA 2015
Storm Mountain Park
11400 South 1000 East

Castle Valley Pageant (Castle Dale)
Not Presented in 2015, this pageant is every other year
Castle Valley Pageant Site on Spartan Blvd

Chalk Art Festival (Salt Lake)
June 14, 2015
The Gateway
18 North Rio Grande Street

Children's Art Festival (Springville)
June 12, 2015
Springville Museum of Art
126 East 400 South

Colonial Days (Orem)
July 3 - 5, 2015
Scera Park
675 South State Street

Craft Lake City (Salt Lake)
August 7 - 8, 2015
The Gallivan Center
239 South Main Street

Festival Peruano en Utah (Centerville)
July 19, 2015 from 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Founders Park
300 North 100 East

Fee-free weekends at Utah National Parks
April 18 - 19, 2015 (National Park Week)
August 25, 2015 (National Park Service Birthday)
September 26, 2015 (Public Lands Day)
November 11, 2015 (Veterans Day)

Ferragosto! Italian Street Fair (Salt Lake)
TBA 2015
300 South and 400 West

Great Basin Fiber Arts Fair (South Jordan)
August 21 - 22, 2015
Equestrian Park
2200 West 11400 South

Handcart Days (Bountiful)
July 23 - 24, 2015
Main Street from 1500 South to 400 North

Heber Valley Pow Wow (Midway)
June 12 - 14, 2015
Soldier Hollow

Highland Games (Lehi)
June 12 - 13, 2015
Thanksgiving Point
3003 North Thanksgiving Way

Icelandic Festival (Spanish Fork)
June 26 - 28, 2015
Spanish Fork City Parks
49 South Main Street

Llama Fest (Spanish Fork)
TBA 2015 at 5:00 pm
8628 South Main Street

Krishna's Birthday Party
TBA, 2015
8628 South Main Street
Spanish Fork

TBA, 2015
965 East 3370 South
Salt Lake City

Mormon Miracle Pageant (Manti)
June 18-20 and 23-27, 2015
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, 2015
Liberty Park
1100 Sotuh 600 East

Parade of Homes (Utah County)
June 4 - 20, 2015 (closed Sundays and Mondays)
Various locations in Utah County

Pleasant Grove Promenade (Pleasant Grove)
Thursdays 2015 at 5:00 pm
Historic Downtown Park
200 South Main Street

Pioneer Day Extravaganza (Provo)
July 24, 2015
North Park
500 North 500 West

Special Olympics (Herriman)
June 5 - 6, 2015
Herriman High School
11917 South 6000 West

Springville World Folkfest (Springville)
July 29 - August 3, 2015
Spring Acres Arts Park

Timpanogos Storytelling Festival (Orem)
September 2 - 5, 2015
Mt. Timpanogos Park
Provo Canyon (Hwy 89)

Utah Arts Festival (Salt Lake)
June 25 – 28, 2015
Library Square
200 East 400 South

Utah Lake Festival (Provo)
TBA 2015
Utah Lake State Park
4400 West Center Street

Utah Midsummer Renaissance Fair (Cedar City)
July 8 - 11, 2015
Main Street Park

Utah Valley Marathon (Provo Area)
June 13, 2015
Marathon, Half Marathon, & 10K and Kids 1k
End at Provo Tabernacle Park

Venture Outdoors Festival (Salt Lake Area)
Every Friday June - August 2015
Various locations in Salt Lake area

Summer Events

Demolition Derbys

Heber Demolition Derby (Heber)
July 25, 2015 from 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wasatch County Fairgrounds
415 South Southfield Road

Juab County Fair Demolition Derby (Nephi)
August 8, 2015
Juab County Fairgrounds
400 West Center Street

Riverton Demolition Derby (Riverton)
August 1, 2015 at 7:00 pm
Riverton Rodeo Areana
12800 South 1300 West

Salt Lake County Fair Demolition Derby (South Jordan)
August 12 - 15, 2015 at 7:00 pm
Equestrian Park
2100 West 11400 South

Utah County Fair Demolition Derby (Spanish Fork)
August 15, 2015 at 7:00 pm
Spanish Fork Fair Grounds
475 South Main Street
Spanish Fork, Utah

Summer Events

Farmers Markets

9th West Farmers Market
Sundays, May - October 2015 from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
International Peace Gardens
Jordan Park
1000 South 900 West

Park City Farmers Market
Wednesdays, June - October, 2015 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
June 7 - September 20, 2015 from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Historic Main Street
Park City, Utah

Pleasant Grove Promenade
Thursdays in 2015 at 5:00 pm
Historic Downtown Park
100 South Main Street

Provo Farmers Market
Saturdays, June 6 - October 2015 from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Pioneer Park
500 West 100 South
Provo, Utah

Downtown Farmers Market
Saturdays, June - October, 2015 from 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesdays, August - October, 2015 from 4:00 pm - Dusk
Historic Pioneer Park
379 South 300 West
Salt Lake City, Utah

Sugar House Farmer's Market
Fridays July 10 - October 16, 2015 from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
2200 South Highland Drive
Salt Lake City, Utah

Summer Outdoor Movies

Free Outdoor Movies

Draper Friday Night Movies
June 20, July 17, August 15, 2014
Draper City Amphitheater
944 East Vestry Road
Draper, Utah

Friday Night Flicks
Friday evenings June 6 - July 25, 2014
Various parks in Salt Lake Valley
Salt Lake City, Utah

Monday Night Movies
July 7, 14, 21, 28, 2014 at dusk (about 9:00 pm)
The Gallivan Center
239 South Main Street
Salt Lake City, Utah

Movie Under the Stars
July 18, August 1, 15, 29, 2014 at dusk (about 9:00 pm)
Utah State Capitol Building
South East Corner Lawn
Salt Lake City, Utah

Movies in the Park
Monday nights, August 4 - 25, 2014 at dusk (about 9:00 pm)
Rock Canyon Park
2620 North 1200 East
Provo, Utah

Sundance Institute Film Series
July 8, 15, August 13, 20, 27, 2014 at 9:00 pm
Red Butte Botanical Gardens
300 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, Utah


Summer Concerts and Theater

Summer Concerts

Concerts

Blue Bird Cafe Concert Series (Sundance)
July 10, 17, August 21, 28, 2015
8841 Alpine Loop Road

Concerts in the Gardens (Orem)
Every other Friday from June 5 - July 31, 2015 at 7:00 pm
Central Utah Gardens
355 West University Prkwy

Concerts in the Park (American Fork)
Monday evenings June 1 - July 27, 2015
American Fork Amphitheater at Quail Cove
851 East 700 North

Deer Valley Music Festival (Park City)
Various days July 4 - August 14, 2015
Deer Valley Resort

Groove Fest American Music Festival (Cedar City)
June 22 - 28, 2015
Main Street Park

Moab Music Festival (Moab)
September 3 - 14, 2015
58 East 300 South

Open Mic Night (Provo)
Tuesdays 2015
Velour Live Music Gallery
135 North University Ave

Red Butte Botanical Gardens Outdoor Concert Series (Salt Lake)
Various dates May 24 - September 14, 2014
300 Wakara Way

Rooftop Concerts (Provo)
First Friday of each month, May - October, 2015
Provo Town Square
100 North 100 West

Salt Lake Jazz Festival (Salt Lake)
July 8, 11, 12, 2014
The Gallivan Center
239 South Main Street

Twilight Concert Series (Salt Lake)
Thursdays, July11 - August 27, 2015
Pioneer Park

Utah Festival Opera (Logan)
July 11 - August 7, 2015
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, 2015
Covey Center for the Arts
425 West Center Street

Neil Simon Festival (Cedar City)
July 2 - August 8, 2015
Heritage Theatre
105 North 100 East

Scera Shell Outdoor Theater (Orem)
Memorial Day - Labor Day, 2015
Scera Park
699 South State Street

Sundance Summer Theatre (Provo Canyon)
July 23 - August 17, 2015
Sundance Resort Outdoor Amphitheater
8841 North Alpine Loop Road

Tuacahn Amphitheater and Center for the Arts (St. George)
June - October, 2015
1100 Tuacahn Drive
Ivins, Utah

Utah Shakespeare Festival (Cedar City)
June 25 - October 31, 2015
Southern Utah University
300 West and Center Street


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

First Friday Downtown Gallery Stroll (Provo)
First Friday of each month from 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Start at Covey Center for the Arts
425 West Center Street

Gallivan Center (Salt Lake)
239 South Main Street

Heber Valley Railroad (Heber)

Heritage Village at This is the Place Monument (Salt Lake)
May 24 - September 1, 2015
2601 East Sunnyside Ave

Historic Provo Walking Tour and Reception (Provo)
TBA, 2015
Interior Tours June 12 - 13, 2014 from 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Thursday's tour begins at 264 East 400 South
Friday's tour begins at195 South 100 East

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

Olympic Park (Park City)
3419 Olympic Parkway

Scenic Full Moon Lift Rides (Sundance)
From 8:30 - 11:00 pm
June 1 - 3, 2015
July 2 - 3 & 31, 2015
August 1 & 28 -29, 2015
September 28 - 30, 2015
October 22 - 31, 2015
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)
12033 South Lone Peak Parkway
Draper, 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 Recreation Center Indoor and Outdoor Pools
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 6, 2015

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.

Fire on the Water at Jordanelle State Park
July 18, 2015 from 4:00 - 10:30 pm
Public beach area of Jordanelle State Park

Sugarhouse Park July 4th Celebration (Salt Lake)
July 4, 2015
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)
TBA 2015

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
April 19-20, 2014 (National Park Week)
August 25, 2015 (National Park Service Birthday)
September 27, 2014 (National Public Lands Day)
November 11, 2014 (Veterans Day)

Utah Adventurer.com

Cascade Springs

Provo Hiking and Biking Trails

Snowbird Summer Activities

Timpanogos Cave

 

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