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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 4 - 12, 2017

America's Freedom Festival
June 10 - July 4, 2017

American Fork Steel Days
July 6 - 15, 2017

Cedar Hills Family Festival
May 30 - June 3, 2017

Eagle Mountain Pony Express Days
May 29 - June 3, 2017

Highland Fling
July 29 - August 5, 2017

Lehi Round-Up Celebration
June 18 - 24, 2017

Lindon Days
August 7 - 12, 2017

Mapleton Pioneer Day Celebration and Parade
July 24, 2017

Midway Swiss Days
September 1- 2, 2017

Orem Summerfest
June 5 - 10, 2017

Payson Golden Onion Days
Labor Day weekend
August 31 - September 4, 2016

Payson Scottish Festival
July 7 - 8, 2017

Pleasant Grove Strawberry Days
June 10 - 18, 2017

Provo Freedom Days
June 30 - July 4, 2017

Salem Days
August 5 - 12, 2017

Salt Lake City Days of ’47
July 13 - 24, 2017

Santaquin Orchard Days
July 29 - August 5, 2017

Saratoga Splash
June 5 - 10, 2017

Spanish Fork Fiesta Days
July 20 – 24, 2017

Springville Art City Days
June 3 - 10, 2017

Summer Events

County and State Fairs

Juab County Fair (Nephi)
August 7 - 12, 2017

Salt Lake County Fair (South Jordan)
August 2 - 5, 2017

Utah County Fair (Spanish Fork)
August 16 - 19, 2017

Utah State Fair (Salt Lake)
September 7 - 17, 2017

Wasatch County Fair (Heber)
July 28 - August 5, 2017

Weber County Fair (Ogden)
August 9 - 12, 2017


Summer Events and Festivals

Summer Festivals

Festivals

Arts Festival (Ogden)
June 10 - 11, 2017
25th Street

Arts Festival (Park City)
August 4 - 6, 2017
Kimball Art Center
638 Park Avenue

Asian Festival (Sandy)
June 10, 2017
South Towne Expo Center
9575 South State Street

Balloon Fest (Provo)
July 1 - 4, 2017
6:30 - 8:00 am
Bulldog Field
1100 North Freedom Blvd.

Balloon Festival (Sandy)
August 11 - 12, 2017
Storm Mountain Park
11400 South 1000 East

Castle Valley Pageant (Castle Dale)
Will reconvene in 2018
Castle Valley Pageant Site on Spartan Blvd

Chalk Art Festival (Salt Lake)
June 16 - 18, 2017
The Gateway
18 North Rio Grande Street

Children's Art Festival (Springville)
June 9, 2017
10:00 am
Springville Museum of Art
126 East 400 South

Colonial Days (Orem)
July 1 - 4, 2017
Scera Park
675 South State Street

Craft Lake City (Salt Lake)
August 11 - 13, 2017
The Gallivan Center
239 South Main Street

Festival Peruano en Utah (SLC)
July 28 - 29, 2017
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Library Square
Downtown SLC

Fee-free weekends at Utah National Parks
April 15 - 16 & 22 - 23, 2017 (National Park Week)
August 25, 2017 (National Park Service Birthday)
September 30, 2017 (Public Lands Day)
November 11-12, 2017 (Veterans Day)

Get Pop-Cultured with Barnes and Noble (Orem)
Various days in July 2017
330 East 1300 South

Great Basin Fiber Arts Fair (South Jordan)
August 25 - 26, 2017
Equestrian Park
2200 West 11400 South

Handcart Days (Bountiful)
July 21 - 22, 2017
Main Street from 1500 South to 400 North

Highland Games (Lehi)
June 19 - 11, 2017
Utah State Fair Park
155 1000 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84116

Icelandic Festival (Spanish Fork)
June 23 - 25, 2017
Spanish Fork City Parks
49 South Main Street

Mormon Miracle Pageant (Manti)
June 15 - 17 and 20 - 24, 2017
Gates open at 6:00 pm, the pageant begins at 9:30 pm.
South Temple Hill

Parade of Homes (Utah County)
June 8 - 24, 2017 (closed Sundays and Mondays)
Various locations in Utah County

Pleasant Grove Promenade (Pleasant Grove)
Throughout summer
Historic Downtown Park
200 South Main Street

Pioneer Day Extravaganza (Provo)
June 24, 2017
North Park
500 North 500 West

Special Olympics (Highland)
June 2 - 3, 2017

Springville World Folkfest (Springville)
July 31 - August 5, 2017
Spring Acres Arts Park

Timpanogos Storytelling Festival (Provo Canyon)
September 7 - 9,  2017
Mt. Timpanogos Park
Provo Canyon (Hwy 89)

Utah Arts Festival (Salt Lake)
June 22 – 25, 2017
Library Square
200 East 400 South

Utah Lake Festival (Provo)
June 3, 2017
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Utah Lake State Park
4400 West Center Street

Utah Midsummer Renaissance Fair (Cedar City)
July 12 - 15, 2017
Main Street Park

Utah Valley Marathon (Provo Area)
June 10, 2017
Marathon, Half Marathon, & 10K and Kids 1k
End at Provo Tabernacle Park

Venture Outdoors Festival (Salt Lake Area)
June 9 - August 18, 2017
Various locations in Salt Lake area

Summer Events

Demolition Derbys

Heber Demolition Derby (Heber)
July 28 - 29, 2017
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wasatch County Fairgrounds
415 South Southfield Road

Juab County Fair Demolition Derby (Nephi)
August 12, 2017
Juab County Fairgrounds
400 West Center Street

Riverton Demolition Derby (Riverton)
August 4, 2017
7:00 pm
Riverton Rodeo Areana
12800 South 1300 West

Salt Lake County Fair Demolition Derby (South Jordan)
TBA, 2017
6:00 pm
Equestiran Park
2100 South 11400 West

Utah County Fair Demolition Derby (Spanish Fork)
August  20, 2017
7:00 pm
Spanish Fork Fair Grounds
475 South Main Street
Spanish Fork, Utah

Summer Events

Farmers Markets

9th West Farmers Market
Sundays, June- October 2017 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
International Peace Gardens
Jordan Park
1000 South 900 West

Park City Farmers Market
Wednesdays, June - October, 2017 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 4 - September 17, 2017 from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Historic Main Street
Park City, Utah

Pleasant Grove Promenade
TBA- 2017
Historic Downtown Park
100 South Main Street

Provo Farmers Market
Saturdays, June 3 - October 28 2016 from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Pioneer Park
500 West 100 South
Provo, Utah

Downtown Farmers Market
Saturdays, June 10 - October 17, 2017 from 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesdays, August 8 - October 17, 2017 from 4:00 pm - Dusk
Historic Pioneer Park
379 South 300 West
Salt Lake City, Utah

Sugar House Farmer's Market
Wednesdays June 7 - October 25, 2017
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Urban Farming
Fridays, early July - mid-October
4:00 - 8:00 pm
Fairmont Park 1040 E Sugarmont
Salt Lake City, Utah

Summer Outdoor Movies

Free Outdoor Movies

Cinema in the Park (Herriman)
June 17 & August 12, 2017 at Dusk (9:30 pm)
W & M Butterfield Park
6212 West 14200 South

Draper Friday Night Movies (Draper)
June 16 & July 13 2017
Entertainment at 8, movies at 9
Draper City Amphitheater
944 East Vestry Road

Family Flicks (Snowbird)
June 23 - August 4, 2017
Snowbird Plaza Deck

Friday Night Flicks (Kearns)
June 23 - August 4, 2017, opens 8:00 pm, movie at dusk
KOPFC Park Pavilion
5624 South Cougar Lane

Friday Night Flicks (Salt Lake)
June 2 - July 14 2017 at dusk (about 9:00 pm)
Community booths open at 8:15 pm
Various parks in Salt Lake Valley

Movies at the Capital (Salt Lake)
Bands begin at 7:30, movies start at dusk.
TBA 2017
South West Lawn of the Capitol building

Movies in the Park (Lindon)
May 27 - August 8, 2017 at dusk
Various parks in Lindon

Movies in the Park (Murray)
June 9 - July 14, 2017 at 9:00 pm
Ken Price Baseball Field
244 East Vine Street

Movies in the Park (Provo)
TBA, 2017 
Rock Canyon Park
2620 North 1200 East

Movies in the Park (Sandy)
June 9 - September 8, 2017 at dusk
Various parks Sandy area

Movies in the Park (Springville)
June 5 - July 17, 2017, opens at 7:00 pm, movie at dusk
Spring Acres Arts Park
700 South 1300 East

Music and Movies (Magna)
June 9 - August 18, 2017 at 8:00 pm
Pleasant Green Park
3720 South 8400 West

Summer Movies (South Jordan)
June 24 - August 11, 2017 at 8:00 pm
Various parks in South Jordan

VentureOut! (Millcreek)
June 9 - August 18, 2017
Various parks


Summer Concerts and Theater

Summer Concerts

Concerts

Sounds of Summer Concert Series (Sundance)
Sundays 5:00 pm - 7:30pm
July 9 - September 10, 2017
8841 Alpine Loop Road

Concerts in the Gardens (Orem)
TBA, 2017
Central Utah Gardens
355 West University Prkwy

Concerts in the Park (American Fork)
Monday evenings June 12 - August  21, 2017
American Fork Amphitheater at Quail Cove
851 East 700 North

Deer Valley Music Festival (Park City)
Various days July 1 - August 5, 2017
Deer Valley Resort 

Moab Music Festival (Moab)
August  31- September 11, 2017
58 East 300 South

Open Mic Night (Provo)
Wednesdays 2017
Velour Live Music Gallery
135 North University Ave

Red Butte Botanical Gardens Outdoor Concert Series (Salt Lake)
Various dates May 23 - September 14, 2017
300 Wakara Way

Rooftop Concerts (Provo)
First Friday of each month, May - September, 2017
Provo Town Square
100 North 100 West

Salt Lake Jazz Festival (Salt Lake)
July 28-29, 2017
The Gallivan Center
239 South Main Street

Singing the Stories of America! (Provo)
June 29, 30, July 1, 3, 7, 8 at 7:30 pm
St. Mary's Episcopal Church
50 West 200 North

Timpanogos Music Festival (Provo Canyon)
TBA 2017 from 12:00 noon - 11:00 pm
Brent Brown Ballpark
Provo Canyon (Hwy 89)

Twilight Concert Series (Salt Lake)
Thursdays, July 20 - August 31, 2017
Pioneer Park

Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre (Logan)
July 8 - August 9, 2017
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, 2017
Covey Center for the Arts
425 West Center Street

Neil Simon Festival (Cedar City)
July-August 2017
Heritage Theatre
105 North 100 East

Scera Shell Outdoor Theater (Orem)
June 9 - August 19, 2017
Scera Park
699 South State Street

Sundance Summer Theatre (Provo Canyon)
July 20 - August 12, 2017
Sundance Resort Outdoor Amphitheater
8841 North Alpine Loop Road

Tuacahn Amphitheater and Center for the Arts (St. George)
May 26 - October 20, 2017
1100 Tuacahn Drive
Ivins, Utah

Utah Shakespeare Festival (Cedar City)
June 30 - October 21, 2017
Southern Utah University
300 West and Center Street


Summer Tours

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Tours

Pedal Provo Ghost Tours (Provo)
Fridays & Saturdays after 8:00 pm
West Side of Provo Cemetery
South 900 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

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)
10:00 am - 5:00 pm Daily
May 28 - October 28, 2017
2601 East Sunnyside Ave

Historic Provo Walking Tour and Reception (Provo)
Self-guided Tours June 6 - July 4, 2017
Interior Tours June 16 - 17, 2017 from 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Thursday's tour begins at 400 West and 200 North
Friday's tour begins at 195 South 100 East

Olympic Park (Park City)
3419 Olympic Parkway

Scenic  Lift Rides (Sundance)
From 10:00 am- 6:00 pm
May 19- September 4
Sundance Resort
8841 North Alpine Loop Road
Provo Canyon, Utah

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

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 10, 2017

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 15, 2017 from 5:00 - 11:00 pm
Public beach area of Jordanelle State Park

Sugarhouse Park July 4th Celebration (Salt Lake)
TBA, 2017
Arts Festival 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Food vendors 4:00 pm
Fireworks 10:00 pm
1300 East 2100 South


Gardens

Summer Events

Gardens

Hidden Garden Benefit Tour (Utah County)
June 9-10 2017

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

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 15 - 16, 2017 (National Park Week)
April 22 - 23, 2017 (National Park Week)
August 25, 2017 (National Park Service Birthday)
September 30, 2017 (National Public Lands Day)
November 11-12, 2017 (Veterans Day)

Cascade Springs

Provo Hiking and Biking Trails

Snowbird Summer Activities

Timpanogos Cave

 

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