FESTIVALS

    Utah Festivals
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    America’s Freedom Festival at Provo is a private, non-profit, non-political foundation whose mission is to celebrate, teach, honor, and strengthen the traditional American values of God, family, freedom, and country. America’s Freedom Festival sponsors one of the nation’s largest Fourth of July celebrations, Stadium of Fire, held each year at LaVell Edwards Stadium on the campus of Brigham Young University. The festivities usually include a patriotic service, a balloon launch, and a parade.    http://www.freedomfestival.org/

     

    The Timpanogos Storytelling Festival takes place Labor Day weekend at the end of each summer in Orem, Utah. The main festival and its smaller cousin, the Timpanogos Storytelling Midwinter Conference, draw a combined attendance of about 26,000 people each year, making it the largest storytelling festival in the western United States. The festival typically lasts two days and invites professional storytellers from throughout the United States.  http://timpfest.org/

     

    Thanksgiving Point Tulip Festival in Lehi, features 250,000 tulips displayed in the 55-acre Thanksgiving Point Gardens is an awe-inspiring sight that creates new displays each year. Garden tours and demonstrations are held every day. And though there are hundreds of volunteers and staff working behind the scenes to create the festival, make no mistake about it: Mother Nature is in charge of the show.   http://thanksgivingpoint.org/events/tulip_festival

     

    The Sundance Film Festival brings the most original storytellers together with the most adventurous audiences for its annual program of dramatic and documentary films, shorts, New Frontier films, installations, performances, panel discussions, and dynamic music events.   http://www.sundance.org/festivals/sundance-film-festival

     

    Spanish Fork Fiesta Days is an annual week-long city celebration featuring a variety of exciting events for the whole family. The summer fun in Spanish Fork includes parades, fireworks, carnival rides, fairs, and the rodeo.   www.spanishfork.org/newsevents/events/fiestadays/

     

    Payson City takes pride in the quality and variety of homemade, handcrafted items available during Onion Days Festival. This annual event is well‑attended and for good reasons, it features a craft fair, carnival, live entertainment, and a parade on Labor Day.   http://www.paysonutah.org/news_events.oniondays.html

     

    Springville Art City Days celebration is filled with fun for the entire family. Beginning on the first Saturday in June and continuing through the first full week of June, Springville celebrates with a myriad of activities and events for all ages. Most are free to the public. There are concerts, contests, parades, carnival, fireworks, hot air balloons, children’s art festival, and so much more!   http://www.springville.org/art-city-days/

     

    The weekend of Orem Summerfest is packed with exciting events, fun family activities, and entertaining performances. Featuring a craft fair, entertainment, carnival rides, grand parade and fireworks! Most events are held at the Orem City Center Park. This annual community celebration offers food, festivities, and fun for everyone.   www.summerfest.orem.org

     

    Pleasant Grove takes great pride in its annual summer community festival, Strawberry Days, which is the longest continuing community celebration in the state. Held annually in June, Strawberry Days remains unsurpassed in activities, community involvement, and spirit. Activities include sporting tournaments, concerts, parades, and a PRCA-sanctioned rodeo.   www.strawberrydays.org

     

    The American Fork Steel Days is the community’s summertime festival, held annually in July. Highlights include car show, children’s parade, grand parade and fireworks.   http://afcity.org/

     

    Cedar Hills Family Festival is a special time for the community to come together for summer fun The festival has great activities for every age group–favorites like the fun run, geo-cache, children’s games, movie in the park, fireworks, and a new improved carnival. Family Festival 2016 will be held May 30 through June 4.   http://www.cedarhills.org/news-events/family-festival

     

    Alpine City Days takes place this weekend, offering a variety of events from a car show, mountain bike race, inflatable fun zone, a community dinner in the park, a firefighter’s breakfast, a 5K, a dance, a little buckaroo rodeo, the annual parade, craft vendors, food and outdoor entertainment.   http://www.alpinecity.org/alpine-days

     

    Lehi Round-Up Celebration is a nine-day celebration, from June 20-28 which features nearly 40 events. Horseshoe tournaments, baby contests, miniature parade float and rodeo competitions are just some of the events to look forward to.   www.lehirodeo.com

     

    Pony Express Days is Eagle Mountain City’s annual festival, celebrating their community and its historical ties to the Pony Express Trail. Events include Pony Express Days PRCA Rodeo, a free Family Fun Night, a carnival, a grand parade, a pancake breakfast, Demolition Derby, a family bike ride, a baby contest & boutique, a movie in the park, a 5K race, golf, softball, and basketball tournaments, and much more!   http://www.emcity.org/community/pony-express-days

     

    Saratoga Splash Day, the town’s summer community festival, is held each July. The events are sponsored by local businesses who contribute to make events like these possible. So be prepared to come on down to the Saratoga Springs Splash Days for some great community support, even better family time, and a whole lot of fun.   www.saratogaspringscity.com/splash

     

    The Highland Fling is the town’s summer festival; it is a week-long City celebration with activities starting on the last Saturday in July leading up to our big celebration on the first Saturday of August. Events include: Baby Contest, Art Show, Kids Activities, Movie in the Park, Youth Dance, 5K Fun Run, Parade, Inflatables, Vendor booths, BMX Stunt Team, Local Entertainment, Fireman’s Spray, Fireworks & more!    www.highlandcity.org › Departments › Events › Highland Fling Days

     

    The World Folk fest in Springville, Utah brings hundreds of international folk dancers and musicians together for a week-long cultural event. It brings the color and excitement of traditional folk dance and music from around the world to Springville. The festival was established in 1986 when it presented its first event. Since that first edition the festival has become an annual event.   http://www.worldfolkfest.com/

     

    The Days of ’47 Parade is an annual parade presented by The Days of ’47, Inc. The three-hour event is held in Salt Lake City starting at 9:00 a.m. MDT on July 24, the same day as Pioneer Day, a Utah state holiday.   http://www.daysof47.com/

     

    Pioneer Day, officially designated as July 24, is a holiday unique to Utah as it commemorates the immigration of the Mormon pioneers entering the Salt Lake Valley in 1847 to create a new home.   http://mapletonparade.blogspot.com/