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Aug
19
Sat
Plein Air: Arts Afire Event
Aug 19 all-day

Cedar Breaks Plein Air EventsCedar Breaks Plein Air Arts Afire Event held at Cedar Breaks National Monument and Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA) and includes Professional Plein Air Painting Demonstrations, FREE Children’s Art Activities, & Art Sale. For information call 435-586-9451 ext 4426. *Park entry fee applies to events held in Cedar Breaks National Monument.

JULY 3rd – 6th
Watch the artistic process as 15 of the region’s top plein air artists paint at Cedar Breaks as well as other favorite Southern Utah Locations.
Daily demos at Cedar Breaks (10 am) and SUMA (1 pm)

JULY 7th
Be one of the first to see the resulting art on exhibit. Join for a Wet Paint Gala 5 pm – 8 pm at SUMA. Tickets are $50 and on sale June 1 – July 1.

JULY 8th
Plein Air Community Painting Event on the grounds of the Beverley Center for the Arts 9 am – 2 pm. The 15 Festival artists plus local artists and children will find their inspiration by the theaters of the Utah Shakespeare Festival, statue garden, and SUMA. Wander the grounds and watch the artists at work.

JULY 8th – AUGUST 19th
The final paintings will be on exhibit and for sale at SUMA

FREE parking for events at SUMA and The Beverley Center for the Arts is available on the corner of 300 W and University Blvd.

Utah Shakespeare Festival @ The Beverley Center for the Arts
Aug 19 all-day

Utah Shakespeare Festival - Eleven Royals Ruling..." #utahshakes56th Annual Utah Shakespeare Festival held in Cedar City and offers matinee performances at 2:00 pm and evening performances at 8:00 pm in three grand theaters. The Festival also offers a FREE nightly Greenshow (summer) at 7:10 pm, backstage tours, seminars, and play orientations. Plays featured this season in repertory are: ‘Romeo and Juliet,’ ‘Shakespeare in Love,’ ‘As You Like It,’ ‘Guys and Dolls,’ ‘Treasure Island,’ ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream,’ ‘The Tavern,’ ‘How To Fight Loneliness,’ & ‘William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (abridged).’ For tickets and information call 1-800-PLAYTIX or visit www.bard.org.

Fire Road 100K Bike Race
Aug 19 @ 7:00 am – 12:00 pm

Fire Road 100KCedar City Fire Road 100K Bike Race begins 7:00 am in Cedar City Main Street Park (200 N 100 E, Cedar City). The courses include 60k and 100k races. All on improved dirt roads offering riders of every level the opportunity to experience the spectacular beauty of Southwest Utah. This mountain biking race is more endurance than technique, with its 9,000 feet of elevation change. For information call 435-586-2770 or visit www.gravelgrinder.com/fire-road-registration/.

Cedar Saturday Market @ IFA - Cedar City
Aug 19 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Cedar Saturday Market held Saturday at IFACedar Saturday Market held 9 am – 1 pm in the IFA parking lot (summer) & inside (winter) (905 S Main St, Cedar City), admission is FREE. Come for the farmers, food, and artisans as well as drawings, bingo and more! For information visit them on Facebook, Cedar Saturday Market, call Nancy 435-463-3735.

Farmer’s Market @ IG Winery / Park Place Eatery
Aug 19 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Downtown Year Round Farmers MarketDowntown Year Round Farmer’s Market held 9:00 am – noon every Saturday (50 W University Blvd / Center St, Cedar City), admission is FREE. The Downtown Farmer’s Market had merged with the Year Round Farmer’s Market offering and encouraging local farmers and back yard gardeners to grow organically year round and sell there bounty. Giving the Southern Utah community an opportunity to support local farmers buy buying fresh and local year round. We are a REAL farmers market,only locally produced and grown fruit, vegetables,cheese,jam,bread,eggs, honey,and farm products are allowed to be sold.  

Find them every Wednesday from 4 pm – 7 pm (June 7th – October 11th)

Watercolor Exhibit @ Frontier Homestead State Park Museum
Aug 19 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Art Exhibition: Southern Utah Watercolor Society held Monday – Saturday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm at the Frontier Homestead State Park Museum (635 N Main St, Cedar City), admission is $4 per person. Special exhibition celebrating the National Park Service Centennial. For information call 435-586-9290.

Art Quilt Exhibition @ Southern Utah Museum of Art - SUMA
Aug 19 @ 10:00 am – 7:30 pm

The Ancient Beginning of the New World by VALYA2017 Pathfinders: New Territories a National Juried Art Quilt Exhibition open Monday – Saturday from 10 am – 7:30 pm in the Southern Utah Museum of Art – SUMA (13 S 300 W, Cedar City). On Friday, June 30, there will be a Jurors’ Talk from 5:00-5:45 pm, followed by an opening reception from 6 – 8 pm. At 7 pm, the jurors will announce their choice for Best-of-Show and two Jurors’ Award winners. These events are free of charge and open to the public. For information call 435-865-8667.

Wine Education and Tasting Class @ IG Winery
Aug 19 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Enjoying a wine tasting at IG Winery!IG Winery: Wine Education & Tasting Class from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at IG Winery (59 W University Blvd/Center St), come and learn the art of tasting wine. Wine tasting isn’t about the gulp, it’s about the subtle notes that can be tasted from smelling, sipping and positioning on the palate. Doug McCombs, the IG winemaker, will be hosting this event to educated students on how to taste and appreciate wine! Cost $30 for class, tasting and materials. For information call 435-867-9463.

Mud Bog @ Iron County Fair Grounds
Aug 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Iron County Fair - Mud BogIron County Fair: Mud Bog held 7:00 pm at the Iron County Fairgrounds Grandstand (Parowan), admission is $9 adults and $5 children/seniors. Gates open 4:30 pm for advance tickets holders and 5 pm general admission. This year’s Mud Bog promises to be the most fun you’ll have all summer. So bring a date, or the whole family, and enjoy some down-and-dirty fun as trucks and ATVs try to plough their way through a deep pit of mud.
Come cheer on your favorite vehicle as they spin out of control with their drivers vying for top prize money.
There are eight different classes this year. Drivers can compete in ATV 500 & Under, ATV 600 & over, Two-wheel drive, 4×4 stock, 4×4 super stock, 4×4 modified, and 4×4 pro-modified, depending on the vehicle and age. For tickets and information call 435-477-8380.

Cedar Breaks Star Party @ Cedar Breaks National Monument: Point Supreme Overlook
Aug 19 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Cedar Breaks National Monument | Visit Cedar City | NPS photo Zach SchierlCedar Breaks National Monument Star Party held 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm at Point Supreme Overlook (Cedar Breaks National Monument). Join park rangers for a night sky program and star party every Saturday night (Memorial Day-Labor Day, Sept & Oct staff permitting) at Point Supreme. Beginning shortly before sunset, rangers lead a presentation on a night-sky related topic. As the skies darken, you’ll have a chance to get an up-close look at celestial wonders (such as the Moon, Jupiter, Saturn, star clusters, and nebulae) through several large telescopes. Rangers also lead constellations tours and immerse you in star stories and mythology. No reservations are needed…just show up! Dress warmly and bring a red flashlight if you have one. No white flashlights or cell phone lights are allowed. You may also wish to bring a camp chair as seating for the talk is limited.  Telescope viewing may be cancelled due to cloud cover or storms. In the event of inclement weather, rangers will lead an indoor astronomy program at the Ranger Station (~300 yards south of the Information Center). Additional star parties are held for meteor showers and other special events, so check at the visitor center for a current schedule.  For information call 435-586-9451, 435-586-0787 or visit www.nps.gov/cebr. *weather permitting*

Meteor Party @ Three Peaks Recreation Area
Aug 19 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Southern Utah Space Foundation Perseids Party 2017Perseids Meteor Party beginning at 9:00 pm at Three Peaks Recreational Area (10 miles NW of Cedar City at the end of Midvalley Rd), admission is FREE. See the Perseid Meteor Shower and look through a large telescope. The Perseids are considered the best meteor shower of the year. This event is free and open to the public. Everyone is invited remember to dress warmly, you may even want to bring a blanket or chair. For information call 435-633-1759 or visit www.susf.org.

Aug
20
Sun
Utah Shakespeare Festival @ The Beverley Center for the Arts
Aug 20 all-day

Utah Shakespeare Festival - Eleven Royals Ruling..." #utahshakes56th Annual Utah Shakespeare Festival held in Cedar City and offers matinee performances at 2:00 pm and evening performances at 8:00 pm in three grand theaters. The Festival also offers a FREE nightly Greenshow (summer) at 7:10 pm, backstage tours, seminars, and play orientations. Plays featured this season in repertory are: ‘Romeo and Juliet,’ ‘Shakespeare in Love,’ ‘As You Like It,’ ‘Guys and Dolls,’ ‘Treasure Island,’ ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream,’ ‘The Tavern,’ ‘How To Fight Loneliness,’ & ‘William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (abridged).’ For tickets and information call 1-800-PLAYTIX or visit www.bard.org.

Watercolor Exhibit @ Frontier Homestead State Park Museum
Aug 20 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Art Exhibition: Southern Utah Watercolor Society held Monday – Saturday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm at the Frontier Homestead State Park Museum (635 N Main St, Cedar City), admission is $4 per person. Special exhibition celebrating the National Park Service Centennial. For information call 435-586-9290.

Aug
21
Mon
Utah Shakespeare Festival @ The Beverley Center for the Arts
Aug 21 all-day

Utah Shakespeare Festival - Eleven Royals Ruling..." #utahshakes56th Annual Utah Shakespeare Festival held in Cedar City and offers matinee performances at 2:00 pm and evening performances at 8:00 pm in three grand theaters. The Festival also offers a FREE nightly Greenshow (summer) at 7:10 pm, backstage tours, seminars, and play orientations. Plays featured this season in repertory are: ‘Romeo and Juliet,’ ‘Shakespeare in Love,’ ‘As You Like It,’ ‘Guys and Dolls,’ ‘Treasure Island,’ ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream,’ ‘The Tavern,’ ‘How To Fight Loneliness,’ & ‘William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (abridged).’ For tickets and information call 1-800-PLAYTIX or visit www.bard.org.

Eric Brown Art Exhibit @ Cedar City Council Chambers
Aug 21 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Special Exhibit in the Cedar City Council Room featuring Eric BrownEric Brown: Painting and Drawing Exhibit held Mon – Fri 9 am – 5 pm at the Cedar City Council Chambers – City Office (10 N Main St, Cedar City), admission is FREE. Eric Brown’s art speaks to the soul of southern Utah. As a Professor of Art at Southern Utah University, his work captures the human experience with nuanced dignity. For information visit www.cedarcityarts.org or call Lauren McAfee 435-586-6661.
Exhibit will run from August 9th through October 27th

Solar Eclipse Party @ Cedar City Main Street Park
Aug 21 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Photos from Southern Utah Space Foundation's Eclipse Celebration | August 21st 2017Solar Eclipse Party held 9 am – 1 pm in the Main Street Park (200 N Main St, Cedar City), admission is FREE. This is the main event so join us to watch the Solar Eclipse! This phenomenon won’t occur again until 2023. Look through a solar telescope at the sun before, during, and after an eclipse. We won’t be in full totality, but we’ll still see about 80% of an eclipse. Plus, there will be telescopes, games, solar glasses, and even Popsicles. Join us and view this spectacular event safely. Glasses will be handed out on a first come first serve basis. This event is sponsored by Cedar City Library in the Park, Southern Utah University, SUU Ashcroft Observatory, and Southern Utah Space Foundation. (Totality will be around 11:20 am, but it is recommended coming earlier) For information call 435-865-4547.

The library only has a limited supply of solar glasses, courtesy of a grant from STAR Net Libraries. As per requirement for the grant, the solar glasses will only be handed out at the event, and not before hand, and on a first come first serve basis. If you are interested in obtaining your own glasses, the following companies sell solar glasses:

American Paper Optics: http://www.eclipseglasses.com/
Rainbow Symphony: http://www.rainbowsymphony.com/
Thousand Oaks Optical: http://www.thousandoaksoptical.com/

Watercolor Exhibit @ Frontier Homestead State Park Museum
Aug 21 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Art Exhibition: Southern Utah Watercolor Society held Monday – Saturday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm at the Frontier Homestead State Park Museum (635 N Main St, Cedar City), admission is $4 per person. Special exhibition celebrating the National Park Service Centennial. For information call 435-586-9290.

Art Quilt Exhibition @ Southern Utah Museum of Art - SUMA
Aug 21 @ 10:00 am – 7:30 pm

The Ancient Beginning of the New World by VALYA2017 Pathfinders: New Territories a National Juried Art Quilt Exhibition open Monday – Saturday from 10 am – 7:30 pm in the Southern Utah Museum of Art – SUMA (13 S 300 W, Cedar City). On Friday, June 30, there will be a Jurors’ Talk from 5:00-5:45 pm, followed by an opening reception from 6 – 8 pm. At 7 pm, the jurors will announce their choice for Best-of-Show and two Jurors’ Award winners. These events are free of charge and open to the public. For information call 435-865-8667.

Aug
22
Tue
Utah Shakespeare Festival @ The Beverley Center for the Arts
Aug 22 all-day

Utah Shakespeare Festival - Eleven Royals Ruling..." #utahshakes56th Annual Utah Shakespeare Festival held in Cedar City and offers matinee performances at 2:00 pm and evening performances at 8:00 pm in three grand theaters. The Festival also offers a FREE nightly Greenshow (summer) at 7:10 pm, backstage tours, seminars, and play orientations. Plays featured this season in repertory are: ‘Romeo and Juliet,’ ‘Shakespeare in Love,’ ‘As You Like It,’ ‘Guys and Dolls,’ ‘Treasure Island,’ ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream,’ ‘The Tavern,’ ‘How To Fight Loneliness,’ & ‘William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (abridged).’ For tickets and information call 1-800-PLAYTIX or visit www.bard.org.

Cedar Breaks 84th Anniversary @ Cedar Breaks National Monument
Aug 22 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Cedar Breaks National Monument sign with wildflowersCedar Breaks National Monument 84th Anniversary Celebration, focus on the prehistory of the park and the region. Come and celebrate with cake at noon and the reading of the proclamation that created Cedar Breaks National Monument as well as the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Sunset Trail. For information call 435-586-0787 or visit www.nps.gov/cebr.