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THINGS TO DO IN THE SUMMER

(June - August)

freedom festival

CITY FAIRS

carnival

COUNTY AND STATE FAIRS

festival

SUMMER FESTIVALS

derby

DEMOLITION DERBIES

PICNIC

FREE OUTDOOR MOVIES

CONCERT

SUMMER CONCERTS

SUMMER THEATER

POOL

CITY POOLS

Lake

LAKES AND RESERVOIRS

waterpark

WATER PARKS

flamingoes

AQUARIUMS, AVIARIES, AND ZOOS

CITY RECREATION CENTERS

Rock Wall

CLIMBING WALLS

frisbee

DISC GOLF / FRISBEE GOLF

Fishing

FISHING

Skate Park

SKATE PARKS

garden

GARDENS

Basket of Produce

FARMERS MARKETS

Lake

OUTDOORS

 

 

 

 

CITY FAIRS

Alpine Days
August 6 - 13, 2022

American Fork Steel Days
July 5 - 9, 2022

Highland Fling
August 1 - 6, 2022

Lehi Round-Up Celebration
June 19 - 25, 2022

Lindon Days
July 33 - August 6, 2022

Midway Swiss Days
September 2 - 3, 2022

Orem Summerfest
June 6 - 11, 2022

Payson Golden Onion Days
September 2 - 5, 2022

Payson Scottish Festival
July 8 - 9, 2022

Provo Freedom Days
July 1 - 4, 2022

Salem Days
August 8 - 13, 2022

Santaquin Orchard Days
July 30 - August 6, 2022

Saratoga Splash Days
June 8 - 11, 2022

Spanish Fork Fiesta Days
July 21 – 25, 2022

Springville Art City Days
June 4 - 11, 2022

   

COUNTY AND STATE FAIRS

Juab County Fair
August 6 - 13, 2022
Nephi

Salt Lake County Fair
DISCONTINUED
South Jordan

Utah County Fair
August 4 - 6, 2022
Spanish Fork

Utah State Fair
September 8 - 18, 2022
Salt Lake

Wasatch County Fair
July 29 - August 6, 2022
Heber

Weber County Fair
August 10 - 13, 2022
Ogden

SUMMER FESTIVALS

Arts Festival
June 11 - 12, 2022
25th Street, Ogden

Arts Festival
August 5 - 7, 20212
Kimball Art Center
638 Park Avenue, Park City

Asian Festival
July 9, 2022
Utah State Fairpark, Salt Lake

Balloon Fest
July 1 - 4, 2022
6:00 - 8:00 am
Bulldog Field
1100 North Freedom Blvd, Provo

Balloon Festival
August 12 - 13, 2022
Storm Mountain Park
11400 South 1000 East, Sandy

Children's Art Festival
June 10, 2022
Springville Museum of Art
126 East 400 South, Springville 

Chalk Art Festival
June 17 - 19, 2022
The Gateway
18 North Rio Grande Street, Salt Lake

Craft Lake City
August 12 - 14, 2022
Utah State Fairpark, Salt Lake

Colonial Days
July 1 - 4, 2022
Scera Park
675 South State Street, Orem

Fee-free weekends at Utah National Parks
January 17, 2022 (Martin Luther King Day)
April 16, 2022 (First day of National Park Week)
August 4, 2022 (Anniversary of Great American Outdoors Act)
September 24, 2022 (Public Lands Day)
November 11, 2022 (Veterans Day) 

Festival Peruano en Utah
July 29 - 30, 2022
279 South 300 West, Salt Lake

Great Basin Fiber Arts Fair
May 6 - 7, 2022
Legacy Events Center
151 South 1100 West, Farmington

Handcart Days
July 15 - 16, 2022
Main Street, Bountiful

Highland Games
June 10 - 12, 2022
Utah State Fairpark, Salt Lake

Icelandic Festival
June 17, 2022
49 South Main Street, Spanish Fork

Mormon Miracle Pageant
DISCONTINUED
Manti

Open House and Air Show
June 25 - 26, 2022
Hill Air Force Base
7981 Georgia Street, Ogden

Parade of Homes
June 9 - 25, 2022 (closed Sundays and Mondays)
Various locations in Utah County

Pioneer Day Extravaganza
July 24, 2020 
North Park
500 North 500 West, Provo

Special Olympics
May 21, 2022
West Valley City

Springville World Folkfest
July 25 - 29, 2022
Spring Acres Arts Park, Springville

Timpanogos Storytelling Festival
September 8 - 10, 2022
Ashton Gardens, Thanksgiving Point, Lehi

Utah Arts Festival
June 23 - 26, 2022
Liberty Square, Salt Lake

Utah Lake Festival
June 4, 2022
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Utah Lake State Park
4400 West Center Street, Provo

Utah Midsummer Renaissance Fair
July 13 - 16, 2022
Main Street Park, Cedar City

Utah Valley Marathon
June 4, 2022
Marathon, Half Marathon, & 10K and Kids 1k
End at Tabernacle Park, Provo

Venture Outdoors Festival
Fridays in June, 2022
Various locations in Salt Lake area

   

DEMOLITION DERBIES

Heber Demolition Derby
July 29 - 30, 2021 
7:00 pm
Wasatch County Fairgrounds
415 South Southfield Road, Heber

Juab County Fair Demolition Derby
August 13, 2022
Juab County Fairgrounds
400 West Center Street, Nephi

Salt Lake County Fair Demolition Derby
DISCONTINUED
2100 South 11400 West, South Jordan

Utah County Fair Demolition Derby
August 6, 2022
7:00 pm
Spanish Fork Fair Grounds
475 South Main Street, Spanish Fork

FREE OUTDOOR MOVIES

Friday Night Flicks
June 10 - July 15, 2022
Opens 8:00 pm, movie at dusk
KOPFC Park Pavilion
5624 South Cougar Lane, Kearns

Movies in the Park (in newsletters)
June 17, July 15, August 2, and September 30, 2022
Various parks in Lindon

Movies in the Park 
Fridays, June 3 - August 5
Various parks in Murray

Movies in the Park
Mondays at 8:00 pm
Rock Canyon Park
2620 North 1200 East, Provo

Movies in the Park
June 10 - July 29, 2022 on Fridays
Various parks in Sandy

Movies in the Park
June 6 - August 1, 2022, opens at 7:00 pm, movie at dusk
Spring Acres Arts Park
700 South 1300 East, Springville

Music and Movies
Fridays June - August, 2022
Pleasant Green Park
3720 South 8400 West, Magna

Summer Movies
TBA 2022
Various parks in South Jordan

VentureOut! Friday Festivals
June 3 - July 29, 2022
Various parks in Millcreek

SUMMER CONCERTS

American Fork Symphony Concert
July 5, 2021 - 7:00 pm
American Fork Amphitheater at Quail Cove
851 East 700 North, American Fork

Bluebird Cafe Concert Series
July 8 - September 3, 2022
8841 Alpine Loop Road, Sundance

Deer Valley Music Festival
July 1 - August 6, 2022
Deer Valley Resort, Park City

Moab Music Festival
August 22 - September 16, 2022
58 East 300 South, Moab

Open Mic Night
Wednesday Evenings
Velour Live Music Gallery
135 North University Ave, Provo

Red Butte Botanical Gardens Outdoor Concert Series
May 18 - September 20, 2022
300 Wakara Way, Salt Lake

Salt Lake Jazz Festival
TBA 2022
The Gallivan Center
239 South Main Street, Salt Lake

Singing the Stories of America!
CANCELLED 2022
St. Mary's Episcopal Church
50 West 200 North, Provo

Timpanogos Music Festival
TBA 2022
Brent Brown Ballpark
Provo Canyon (Hwy 89)

Twilight Concert Series
July 14 - September 2, 2022
Pioneer Park, Salt Lake

Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre
July 6 - August 6, 2022
59 South 100 West, Logan

    

SUMMER THEATER

Performances at the Covey Center
June - August, 2022
Covey Center for the Arts
425 West Center Street, Provo

Neil Simon Festival
July 9 - 30, 2022
Heritage Theatre
105 North 100 East, Cedar City

Scera Shell Outdoor Theater
June 3 - August 13, 2022
Scera Park
699 South State Street, Orem

Sundance Summer Theatre
July 21 - August 13, 2022
Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays
Sundance Resort Outdoor Amphitheater
8841 North Alpine Loop Road, Provo Canyon

Tuacahn Amphitheater and Center for the Arts
May 13 - October 22, 2022 
1100 Tuacahn Drive, Ivins

Utah Shakespeare Festival
June 20 - October 8, 2022
Southern Utah University
300 West and Center Street, Cedar City

CITY POOLS

Lehi Aquatics Center
(801) 768-7190
123 North Center Street
Lehi, Utah

Orem Fitness Center Pool
(801) 229-7154
575 W Center Street
Orem, Utah

Orem SCERA Park Pools
(801) 724-3751
701 South State Street
Orem, Utah

Payson Pool
801-465-5290
655 South Main Street
Payson, Utah

Pleasant Grove Veterans Memorial Swimming Pool
(801) 785-6172
582 East 300 South
Pleasant Grove, Utah

Provo Recreation Center and Pool
(801) 852-6620
320 West 500 North
Provo, Utah

Spanish Fork Water Park
CLOSED PERMANENTLY
Spanish Fork, Utah

Springville Recreation Center
(801) 491-7881
717 South 1200 West
Springville, Utah

LAKES AND RESERVOIRS

Deer Creek State Park
Ten miles south of Heber on Highway 189

Spanish Oaks Reservoir
2931 South Spanish Oaks Drive, Spanish Fork

Utah Lake State Park
4400 West Center Street, Provo

    

WATER PARKS

Splash Summit Waterpark
1330 East 300 North
Provo, Utah

    

AQUARIUMS, AVIARIES, AND ZOOS

Hogle Zoo
2600 East Sunnyside Ave, Salt Lake City

The Living Planet Aquarium
12033 South Lone Peak Parkway, Draper

Ogden Nature Center
966 West 12th Street, Odgen

Tracy Aviary
Liberty Park
589 East 1300 South, Salt Lake City

Zootah at Willow Park
419 West 700 South, Logan

    

CITY RECREATION CENTERS

American Fork Recreation Center
(801) 763-3084
454 North Center Street, American Fork

Lehi Legacy Center
(801) 768-7124
123 North Center Street, Lehi

Orem Fitness Center
(801) 229-7154
580 West 165 South, Orem

Pleasant Grove Recreation
(801) 785-6172
65 East 200 South, Pleasant Grove

Provo Recreation Center and Pool
(801) 852-6600
320 West 500 North, Provo

Springville Recreation Center
(801) 489-2370
1205 East 900 South, Springville

Spanish Fork Parks and Recreation Department
(801) 798-4068
428 West Center Street, Spanish Fork

     

CLIMBING WALLS

The Quarry
(801) 418-0266
2494 North University Pkwy, Provo

     

DISC GOLF / FRISBEE GOLF

Art Dye Park
550 East 1000 North, American Fork

Dry Creek Trail Park
100 West and 1500 North, Lehi

River View Park
4620 North 300 West, Provo

Rock Canyon Park
2620 North 1200 East, Provo

Bicentennial Park
1400 South 1600 East, Provo

UVU Course
UVU Campus near baseball field, Orem

FISHING

Spring Lake Trout Farm
3409 West 12300 South, Payson

Community Fishing Program
Highland Glen
Willow Creek Pond
Vivian Park Pond
Spring Lake
Manilla Park Pond
Salem Pond
Pole Canyon Pond
Canyon View Park Pond
Spanish Oaks Reservoir
Bartholomew Family Park Pond

    

SKATE PARKS

American Fork Skate Park
Greenwood Park
500 South 200 East, American Fork

Provo Rec Center Skate Park
222 West 500 North, Provo 

Orem Skate Park
1200 West 300 North, Orem

Payson Skate Park
655 South Main Street, Payson

Provo Skate Park
Fort Utah Park
200 North Geneva Road, Provo

Spanish Fork Skate Park
491 South 600 East, Spanish Fork

Springville Skate Park
200 South 700 East, Springville

    

GARDENS

Hidden Garden Tour 
June 10 - 11, 2022
Utah County

Red Butte Botanical Gardens
300 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City

International Peace Gardens
Jordan Park
1000 South 900 West, Salt Lake City

Temple Square Garden Tours
50 East South Temple, Salt Lake City

Utah State University Botanical Center
725 South Sego Lily Drive, Kaysville

Wasatch Community Gardens
345 East 400 South, Salt Lake City

FARMERS MARKETS

9th West Farmers Market
Sundays, June - October 2022 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
International Peace Gardens
Jordan Park
1000 South 900 West

Park City Farmers Market
Wednesdays, May 11 - October 19, 2022 from 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Silver King Lot
1485 Empire Ave
Park City, Utah

Park Silly Sunday Market
Sundays, June 5 - September 25, 2022
Historic Main Street, Park City

Provo Farmers Market
Saturdays, June 4 - October 29, 2022 from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Pioneer Park
500 West 100 South, Provo

Downtown Farmers Market
Saturdays, June - October 2022 from 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Historic Pioneer Park
379 South 300 West, Salt Lake

Downtown Farmers Market
Tuesdays, June - September 2022 from 2:00 pm - Dusk
Liberty Park
680 E 1040 South, Salt Lake

OUTDOORS

Free Entrance Days at Utah National Parks
January 17, 2022 (Martin Luther King, Jr.)
April 16, 2022 (First day of National Park Week)
August 4, 2022 (Anniversary of Great American Outdoors Act)
September 24, 2022 (National Public Lands Day)
November 11, 2022 (Veterans Day)

see the Outdoors section for more ideas on things to do