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Festivals in Cedar City

Posted: June 14, 2018 | Author: Parker Rawlins | Read Time: 3 minutes

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Dubbed “Festival City, USA”, Cedar City is home to a variety of different festivals and celebrations, taking place throughout the year. Ranging from world-class theatre to celebrations of local culture, here are 8 events you won’t want to miss!

Cedar Livestock & Heritage Festival

Iron County has rich and inspiring history which is worth celebrating. Fall is a very special time of the year, for it means the harvesting of crops and the trailing of livestock from the high mountain ranges to the desert for winter, which is a yearly tradition. May we never forget the people, animals and resources that built such a great community and legacy.

Address: PO Box 69

Phone: (435) 586-8132

Time of Year: Fall

Frontier Homestead Folk Festival

Over 30 artists from Utah, Arizona and Nevada will be at the event to offer a unique and hand-crafted shopping experience for all who visit. Take a chance to browse the unique shops, stop to listen to music from our wonderful performers, and stroll through the Homestead to experience traditional crafts and activities. We hope to create a frontier atmosphere which can be enjoyed by the entire family.

Address: 635 N Main St

Phone: (435) 586-9290

Time of Year: Year-round

Simon Fest

We work to foster the development of new American plays that follow the Simon tradition of character-driven plots and comic introspection into the American experience. Our mission is to provide accessible, entertaining theatrical experiences that excite the imagination and nourish a lifelong passion for the theatre.

Address: 105 N 100 E

Phone: (866) 357-4666

Time of Year: Summer

Red Rock Film Festival

The Red Rock Film Festival is an international gathering for cinematic art in Festival City, USA in Utah. It is retreat for independent premieres, films, and panels that both enlighten the senses and empower the mind. All genres are considered and a wide diversity are selected.

Phone: (435) 705-5555

Time of Year: Fall

Utah Midsummer Renaissance Faire

The festival known as the Utah Midsummer Renaissance Faire has a long-standing tradition of fun, excitement, and great memories. For over 30 years, people from around the world have gathered in Cedar City, Utah to be a part of these festivities.

Address: 200 N Main St

Phone: N/A

Time of Year: Summer

Utah Shakespeare Festival

The Utah Shakespeare Festival is part of Southern Utah University, a relationship that has helped foster the growth and viability of the Festival for over fifty years. Southern Utah University’s more than 150 undergraduate and nine graduate programs across six academic colleges are fully accredited, but the university is much more than classrooms and textbooks. SUU is the only university in Utah to guarantee every one of our 8,000 students will graduate with a diploma and field experience, through internships, undergraduate research, or study abroad. The philosophy at the university is that four years of tuition should get you a job you love, not just a fancy piece of paper.

Address: 200 W College Ave

Phone: (800) 752-9849

Time of Year: Summer/Fall

Utah UFO Festival

We believe that through photography and skillful interpretation we can observe and change the social stigma surrounding the UFO question and finally answer: Are we alone in the universe? with an astounding NO. Through embracing the folklore and mysteries of the desert southwest we can spread a fun and informative enthusiasm for space, the final frontier.

Time of Year: Summer

Wildflower Festival

Cedar Breaks National Monument hosts an annual wildflower extravaganza that you don't want to miss. There's cushion phlox, aspen bluebells, kittentails and more in the forests and meadows. The festival includes guided hikes, wildflower checklists, and lots of family-friendly games and activities every weekend during the festival.

Time of Year: Summer

Tags: Cedar City

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