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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 6 - 13, 2016

America's Freedom Festival
June 10 - July 4, 2016
Various locations
Provo, Utah

American Fork Steel Days
July 7 - 9, 2016

Cedar Hills Family Festival
May 31 - June 4, 2016

Eagle Mountain Pony Express Days
May 31 - June 4, 2016

Highland Fling
July 30 - August 6, 2016

Lehi Round-Up Celebration
June 19 - 25, 2016

Lindon Days
August 1 - 6, 2016

Mapleton Pioneer Day Celebration and Parade
July 23, 2016

Midway Swiss Days
September 2 - 3, 2016

Orem Summerfest
June 7 - 11, 2016

Payson Golden Onion Days
Labor Day weekend
September 2 - 5, 2016

Payson Scottish Festival
July 8 - 9, 2016

Pleasant Grove Strawberry Days
June 12 - 19, 2016

Provo Freedom Days
July 1 - 4, 2016

Salem Days
August 6 - 13, 2016

Salt Lake City Days of ’47
July 8 - 25, 2016

Santaquin Orchard Days
July 30 - August 6, 2016

Saratoga Splash
June 6 - 11, 2016

Spanish Fork Fiesta Days
July 21 – 25, 2016

Springville Art City Days
June 4 - 11, 2016

Summer Events

County and State Fairs

Juab County Fair (Nephi)
August 8 - 13, 2016

Salt Lake County Fair (South Jordan)
August 17 - 20, 2016

Utah County Fair (Spanish Fork)
August 17 - 20, 2016

Utah State Fair (Salt Lake)
September 8 - 18, 2016

Wasatch County Fair (Heber)
July 30 - August 6, 2016

Weber County Fair (Ogden)
August 10 - 13, 2016


Summer Events and Festivals

Summer Festivals

Festivals

Arts Festival (Ogden)
June 11-12, 2016
25th Street

Arts Festival (Park City)
August 12 - 14, 2016
Kimball Art Center
638 Park Avenue

Arts Festival (Riverton)
Canceled due to park construction
Riverton City Park
1450 West 12800 South

Asian Festival (Sandy)
June 11, 2016
South Towne Expo Center
9575 South State Street

Balloon Fest (Provo)
July 1 - 4, 2016
6:30 - 8:00 am
Bulldog Field
1100 North Freedom Blvd.

Balloon Festival (Sandy)
August 12 - 13, 2016
Storm Mountain Park
11400 South 1000 East

Castle Valley Pageant (Castle Dale)
July 28 - 30 and August 2 -6, 2016
Castle Valley Pageant Site on Spartan Blvd

Chalk Art Festival (Salt Lake)
June 17 - 18, 2016
The Gateway
18 North Rio Grande Street

Children's Art Festival (Springville)
June 10, 2016
10:00 am
Springville Museum of Art
126 East 400 South

Colonial Days (Orem)
July 1 - 4, 2016
Scera Park
675 South State Street

Craft Lake City (Salt Lake)
August 12 - 13, 2016
The Gallivan Center
239 South Main Street

Festival Peruano en Utah (Centerville)
July 20, 2016
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Founders Park
300 North 100 East

Fee-free weekends at Utah National Parks
April 16 - 14, 2016 (National Park Week)
August 25 - 28, 2016 (National Park Service Birthday)
September 24, 2016 (Public Lands Day)
November 11, 2016 (Veterans Day)

Ferragosto! Italian Street Fair (Salt Lake)
TBA 2016
300 South and 400 West

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

Great Basin Fiber Arts Fair (South Jordan)
August 26 - 27, 2016
Equestrian Park
2200 West 11400 South

Handcart Days (Bountiful)
July 22 - 23, 2016
Main Street from 1500 South to 400 North

Heber Valley Pow Wow (Midway)
Canceled this year
Soldier Hollow

Highland Games (Lehi)
June 10 - 11, 2016
Thanksgiving Point
3003 North Thanksgiving Way

Icelandic Festival (Spanish Fork)
June 24 -26, 2016
Spanish Fork City Parks
49 South Main Street

Llama Fest (Spanish Fork)
July 14, 2016 at 5:00 pm
8628 South Main Street

Krishna's Birthday Party
TBA, 2016
8628 South Main Street
Spanish Fork

Mormon Miracle Pageant (Manti)
June 16 - 18 and 21 - 25, 2016
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, 2016
Liberty Park
1100 Sotuh 600 East

Parade of Homes (Utah County)
June 2 - 18, 2016 (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)
July 24, 2016
North Park
500 North 500 West

Special Olympics (Highland)
June 10 - 11, 2016

Springville World Folkfest (Springville)
TBA 2016
Spring Acres Arts Park

Timpanogos Storytelling Festival (Provo Canyon)
August 31 - September 3,  2016
Mt. Timpanogos Park
Provo Canyon (Hwy 89)

Utah Arts Festival (Salt Lake)
June 23 – 26, 2016
Library Square
200 East 400 South

Utah Lake Festival (Provo)
June 4, 2016
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Utah Lake State Park
4400 West Center Street

Utah Midsummer Renaissance Fair (Cedar City)
July 13 - 16, 2016
Main Street Park

Utah Valley Marathon (Provo Area)
June 11, 2016
Marathon, Half Marathon, & 10K and Kids 1k
End at Provo Tabernacle Park

Venture Outdoors Festival (Salt Lake Area)
Every Friday June - August 2016
Various locations in Salt Lake area

Summer Events

Demolition Derbys

Heber Demolition Derby (Heber)
July 30, 2016
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wasatch County Fairgrounds
415 South Southfield Road

Juab County Fair Demolition Derby (Nephi)
August 13, 2016
Juab County Fairgrounds
400 West Center Street

Riverton Demolition Derby (Riverton)
August 1, 2016
7:00 pm
Riverton Rodeo Areana
12800 South 1300 West

Salt Lake County Fair Demolition Derby (South Jordan)
September 19, 2016
6:00 pm
Equestiran Park
2100 South 11400 West

Utah County Fair Demolition Derby (Spanish Fork)
August 15, 2016
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 2016 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
International Peace Gardens
Jordan Park
1000 South 900 West

Park City Farmers Market
Wednesdays, June - October, 2016 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 5 - September 18, 2016 from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Historic Main Street
Park City, Utah

Pleasant Grove Promenade
TBA- 2016
Historic Downtown Park
100 South Main Street

Provo Farmers Market
Saturdays, June 4 - October 29 2016 from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Pioneer Park
500 West 100 South
Provo, Utah

Downtown Farmers Market
Saturdays, June 11 - October 18, 2016 from 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesdays, August 9- October 18, 2016 from 4:00 pm - Dusk
Historic Pioneer Park
379 South 300 West
Salt Lake City, Utah

Sugar House Farmer's Market
Wednesdays June 8 - October 26, 2016
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

Draper Friday Night Movies
June 18 & July 14 2016
Entertainment at 8, movies at 9
Draper City Amphitheater
944 East Vestry Road
Draper, Utah

Friday Night Flicks
June 3 - July 15 2016 at dusk (about 9:00 pm)
Community booths open at 8:15 pm
Various parks in Salt Lake Valley
Salt Lake City, Utah

Monday Night Movies
July 11, 18, 25, August 1 2016 at 8:00 pm
The Gallivan Center
239 South Main Street
Salt Lake City, Utah

Movies at the Capital
Bands begin at 7:30, movies start at dusk.
July 15 & 29, August 5 & 12 2016
South West Lawn of the Capitol building
Salt Lake City

Movies in the Park
Monday nights, August 1 - 29, 2016 at dusk (about 9:00 pm)
Rock Canyon Park
2620 North 1200 East
Provo, Utah

Sundance Institute Film Series
TBA in June 2016
Red Butte Botanical Gardens
300 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, Utah


Summer Concerts and Theater

Summer Concerts

Concerts

Sounds of Summer Concert Series (Sundance)
Sundays 5:00 pm - 7:30pm
July 3 - September 18, 2016
8841 Alpine Loop Road

Concerts in the Gardens (Orem)
Every other Friday from June 10 - August 19, 2016 at 7:00 pm
Central Utah Gardens
355 West University Prkwy

Concerts in the Park (American Fork)
Monday evenings June 6 - August 1, 2016
American Fork Amphitheater at Quail Cove
851 East 700 North

Deer Valley Music Festival (Park City)
Various days July 2 - August 9, 2016
Deer Valley Resort

Groove Fest American Music Festival (Cedar City)
Cancelled 2016
Main Street Park

Moab Music Festival (Moab)
September 1 - 12, 2016
58 East 300 South

Open Mic Night (Provo)
Mondays 2016
Velour Live Music Gallery
135 North University Ave

Red Butte Botanical Gardens Outdoor Concert Series (Salt Lake)
Various dates May 25 - September 15, 2016
300 Wakara Way

Rooftop Concerts (Provo)
First Friday of each month, May - September, 2016
Provo Town Square
100 North 100 West

Salt Lake Jazz Festival (Salt Lake)
TBA 2016
The Gallivan Center
239 South Main Street

Timpanogos Music Festival (Provo Canyon)
August 27, 2016 from 12:00 noon - 11:00 pm
Brent Brown Ballpark
Provo Canyon (Hwy 89)

Twilight Concert Series (Salt Lake)
Thursdays, July 21 - September 1, 2016
Pioneer Park

Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre (Logan)
June 24 - August 6, 2016
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, 2016
Covey Center for the Arts
425 West Center Street

Neil Simon Festival (Cedar City)
TBA 2016
Heritage Theatre
105 North 100 East

Scera Shell Outdoor Theater (Orem)
June 3 - August 13, 2016
Scera Park
699 South State Street

Sundance Summer Theatre (Provo Canyon)
July 21 - August 13, 2016
Sundance Resort Outdoor Amphitheater
8841 North Alpine Loop Road

Tuacahn Amphitheater and Center for the Arts (St. George)
June 3 - October 15, 2016
1100 Tuacahn Drive
Ivins, Utah

Utah Shakespeare Festival (Cedar City)
June 25 - October 22, 2016
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)
10:00 am - 5:00 pm Daily
May 24 - October 29, 2016
2601 East Sunnyside Ave

Historic Provo Walking Tour and Reception (Provo)
Self-guided Tours June 8 - July 4, 2016
Interior Tours June 12 - 13, 2016 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

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 16 - 18, 2016
July 21-23, 2016
August 18-20, 2016
Sundance Resort
8841 North Alpine Loop Road
Provo Canyon, Utah

Thanksgiving Point (Lehi)
3003 North Thanksgiving Way
Lehi, Utah
Monday Night Garden Adventures
Mondays from 5:00-8:00 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 11, 2016

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 16, 2016 from 5:00 - 11:00 pm
Public beach area of Jordanelle State Park

Sugarhouse Park July 4th Celebration (Salt Lake)
July 4, 2016
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)
TBA 2016

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 16 - 20, 2016 (National Park Week)
August 25 - 28, 2016 (National Park Service Birthday)
September 24, 2016 (National Public Lands Day)
November 11, 2016 (Veterans Day)

Utah Adventurer

Cascade Springs

Provo Hiking and Biking Trails

Snowbird Summer Activities

Timpanogos Cave

 

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