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10 Things to Do Near Cedar City This Summer Under $10

Posted: June 24, 2019 | Author: Adrianna Willeford | Read Time: 4 minutes

2019-6-star-parties.jpgSummers in Cedar City are filled with outdoor activities, festivals, and theatrical productions that are fun for all ages. Here are the 10 things you can do for $10 or less this summer.

1. Star Parties 

Where: Cedar Breaks
When: Every Saturday starting on June 8th
Price: $7 (for park entrance)

If you are in Cedar City and the weather permits, Star Parties are held every Saturday in Cedar Breaks National Monument. These Star Parties are held by park rangers and volunteer astronomers at Point Supreme Overlook. This is a great opportunity to view the night sky from an array of telescopes and experience constellation tours. There is no reservation required to attend these events and while the event is free, it does cost $7 for park entrance.

2. Brian Head Opening Weekend for Summer

Where: Brian Head Resort
When: June 22-23
Price: FREE

Brian Head is opening for the summer season and celebrating from June 22nd to the 23rd. This weekend is full of mountain biking, hiking, chair-lift rides, and more. There will be food and fun for any age. Also included is a bungee trampoline, archery, zipline, and a climbing wall for an additional cost. This is a fun way to get outside and see what this ski resort looks like in the off-season.

2019-6-july-fourth.jpg3. Independence Day Celebrations

Where: Parowan & Cedar City
When: July 4th
Price: FREE

If you happen to be around Cedar City during the Fourth of July holiday weekend, there is a lot to do. Both Parowan and Cedar City have events throughout the day. Each has a parade down the main street as well as vendors and activities going on downtown. Admission to these events are free and the night ends with a fabulous fireworks display. 

4. Wildflower Festival

Where: Cedar Breaks
When: Select dates in the beginning of July
Price: $7 (for park entrance)

The plant life around Cedar City comes alive in the summer time. One of the beautiful places to experience this is at the Wildflower Festival in Cedar Breaks National Monument. This event is held in the beginning of July from the 7th to the 22nd on select dates. The event itself is free, however, it does cost $7 for park entrance.

5. Utah Midsummer Renaissance Faire

Where: Cedar City
When: July 10-13
Price: FREE

If you want to pretend you live in medieval times, Cedar City hosts an annual Renaissance Fair from July 10-13. This event is held in Main Street Park where vendors gather and families and friends come for great summer festivities. There are places to buy home decor, get henna tattoos, and even leather goods. Most people in attendance celebrate by dressing the part and learning about renaissance history. 

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6. July Jamboree

Where: Cedar City
When: July 13th
Price: FREE

Fast cars, fun times, good music and old friends are what make Cedar City’s July Jamboree one of the greatest events in southern Utah. More than 200 classic cars, and highly modified custom street rods, will take over Main Street in Cedar City for one of the biggest block parties in the Festival City. 

7. Brian Head Resort Car Show

Where: Brian Head Resort
When: July 26-28
Price: FREE

Another great event not far from Cedar City is the Brian Head Resort Car Show. There are vendors present as well as the opportunity to go on a scavenger hunt, participate in drawings, and judge vehicles. This event is held from July 26-28. This is a fun way for friends and family to enjoy the outdoors and see some classic vehicles. 

8. Festival of Flavors

Where: Brian Head Resort
When: August 17th
Price: FREE

Also hosted by Brian Head is the Festival of Flavors. The event will offer delicious food and drinks from local Utah companies including Cedar City’s IG Winery. It is held on Saturday, August 17th. There are many activities to explore such as a zipline, mountain biking, and scenic chair rides for an additional cost. There are even live performances throughout the day. 

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9. Iron County Fair

Where: Parowan
When: August 20- September 2nd
Price: FREE

If you want to stay local and have some free time, the Iron County Fair is a fun event to attend. The theme is “The Wild, Wild West” and there will be a rodeo, parade, carnival and much more. This is the perfect event for all ages and interests. There will also be a car show and demolition derby. Some of the events require ticket purchases. See the website for details. 

10. Explore Southern Utah!

The last thing to do in Cedar City over the summer isn’t a specific event. We want to remind you that there are lots of fun activities to do in town over the summer. The Outdoor Center rents equipment all year. Some of the cool places to check out are the Lake on the Hill, Three Peaks Recreation Area, and Southern Utah Museum of Art. If you want to learn more about activities to do this summer, check out summer on a student budget

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