Events, Festivals Happening Around Utah in July


By Steph Grimes, Contributor | Posted – Jun 29th, 2018 @ 4:10pm


SALT LAKE CITY — July is here, and with it comes a month of food, festivals and fireworks for the entire family, thanks to both Independence Day and Pioneer Day falling within a few weeks of one another.

Check out the list below for events to attend throughout the month, and check Monday for our annual roundup of where to watch Fourth of July fireworks.


July 5-14: Draper Days

  Draper Days kick off with a rodeo July 5-7. Tickets are $9 for adults and $5 for children. Other events include a parade, family movie night, activities in the park, a horse pull and more. Check out the event page for more information.  

July 7: Salem Open Horse Show

  The Panorama Horse Show Circuit is hosting an open horse show from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at 751 W. Arrowhead Trail Road in Salem. Registration starts at 8 a.m. Classes include halter, showmanship, Western pleasure, reining, ranch riding, barrels, poles and keyhole.  

July 6-7: Lavender Day 2018

  Celebrate the lavender harvest at Young Living Lavender Farm in Mona, 3700 N. Old Highway 91. Activities include a Run Through the Lavender 5K race, 1K Family Fun Trot, Lane Frost Challenge Rodeo, distillery tours, wagon rides, live local entertainment, jousting, Western shoot-out, petting zoo, pony rides and more. Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for children ages 3-11.  

July 9-14: Farmington Festival Days

  Non-food events are free to the public and held at various locations throughout Farmington. Activities include a movie in the park, tennis and basketball tournaments, pickleball, a parade, concert in the park, fireworks and more. Event details can be found at the listing.  

July 12-14: Dinosaur Roundup Rodeo

  The rodeo starts at 7:30 p.m. nightly at Western Park Arena, 302 E. 200 South in Vernal. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $6 for children ages 3-10. The rodeo is nationally recognized and features cowboys and cowgirls from the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association.  

July 12-24: Days of ’47

  Pioneer heritage will be celebrated through concerts, hikes, parades, a rodeo, marathon and more. See the event site for details and pricing for individual events.  

July 13-14: Fountain Green Lamb Day

  Events include a variety hour, softball tournament, ATV poker ride, craft fair, movie in the park, parade, fun run, watermelon-eating contest, mutton bustin’, fireworks and more. Most events are held at the City Park at 300 W. Center.  

July 13-14: Payson Scottish Festival

  The 34th-annual Highland Games will be held in Payson at Memorial Park, 250 S. Main St. Admission is free. Activities include Highland Dance, Highland Athletic and bagpipe competitions, Celtic music and Scottish dancing, storytelling and strongman competitions, and traditional food, vendors and clans.  

July 13-21: American Fork Steel Days

  Events are scheduled at points throughout American Fork and are free to the public. Activities include a horseshoe tournament, car show, youth street dance, symphony concert, quilt show, free yoga and Zumba, art show, carnival, movie in the park, parade, fireworks and more. Check out the event page for detailed event information.  

July 13-28: Spanish Fork Fiesta Days

  Events will be held at the Spanish Fork Fairgrounds Arena at 475 S. Main St. Activities include parades, fireworks, carnival rides, fairs and a rodeo. Ticket prices vary.  

July 20-21: Bountiful Handcart Days

  Events are free to the public and include activities in the park, an arts and crafts exhibition, fireworks and a parade. Locations are event-specific and can be found at the event page.  

July 23-24: Cottonwood Heights Butlerville Days

  Events include a carnival, food trucks, planet-gazing, bingo, a movie in the park, inflatable bounce attractions, a chalk art showcase, fireworks and more. Activities are free to the public and details can be found at the event page.  

July 27-Aug. 4: Wasatch County Fair Days

  Events include a demolition derby, party in the park, live entertainment, an outdoor movie, battle of the bands, a rodeo, a carnival and more. Many events are free. Ticket prices for paid events vary; tickets can be purchased here.  

July 28-Aug. 4: Highland Fling

  Events, many of which are free, are held at locations throughout Highland. Activities include a hot air balloon festival, family movie night, parade, stage entertainment, fireworks and more. Full details can be found in the Highland Fling event magazine.  

July 30-Aug. 4: World Folkfest

  The World Folkfest celebrates cultures around the world at the Springville Arts Park at 700 S. 300 East. Performers are from Belarus, Bolivia, China, Hungary, Peru, Slovakia, Switzerland and the U.S. There’s a free street dance on July 30 and tickets for performances can be purchased here. Prices are $6 for children, $10 for general admission or $30 for either family admission or single admission for the entire week.  

Throughout the month: Movies in the park

  Many cities do movies in the park throughout the summer. Find the schedule for your city here.  


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