What’s Happening in Cedar City this September

Welcome to fall! As the season changes, there is plenty to enjoy outside and so many events to celebrate! The highlights for this month include the Iron County Fair, the Festival of Homes, Brian Head Resort’s Country Music Festival and R’Oktoberfest, and the Cedar City Half Marathon. Check out what’s happening in Cedar City this September:

SEPTEMBER 1st

Utah Shakespeare Festival: Words3 – Shrew! by Amy Freed held 10 am in the Eileen and Allen Anew Studio Theatre (200 W University Blvd, Cedar City), tickets are $10. A hilarious new take on Shakespeare’s classic battle of the sexes. For more information and tickets visit www.bard.org or call 1-800-PLAYTIX.

SUU Paint the Town Red held 6:30 pm to 11:00 pm Downtown Cedar City Main Street (Center Street to 200 N), admission is FREE. Including live music, vendor booths, food booths, and so much more. Come welcome the Southern Utah University students back in style!

SEPTEMBER 1st – SEPTEMBER 4th

Iron County Fair held at the Iron County Fair Grounds in Parowan. Admission is FREE to the fair, some events held in the Grand Stands do have a small admission fee as well as the carnival rides. Exhibits include Bulls, Barrels & Bulls, PRCA Rodeo, Carnival, Petting Zoo, Exhibits, Car Show, Tractor Show, Parade, Live Entertainment, Miss Iron County Fair Pageant and more. Contact the Iron County Fair for daily schedule at 435-477-8380 or visit www.IronCountyFair.net.

SEPTEMBER 1st – 4th & 8th – 10th

Festival of Homes; tickets are $10 per person and admits one person to all the homes on the tour, available at State Bank of Southern Utah (Cedar City), Coldwell Banker, or any of the Parade Homes. Come tour newly constructed homes built with the newest, innovative processes and materials available. Hours: Fridays & Sundays 1 pm – 8 pm; Saturdays & Labor Day 10 am – 8 pm. For information call the Iron County Home Builders Association at 435-865-1113 or visit www.ichba.org or www.cedarcityfestivalofhomes.com.

SEPTEMBER 1st – SEPTEMBER 16th

Art Exhibition: Summer of Love held Monday thru Saturday, 10 am – 7:30 pm at the Southern Utah Museum of Art – SUMA (13 S 300 W, Cedar City), admission is FREE. This exhibition pays tribute to the happenings on the 50th anniversary of the summer. The posters that will be on display capture the spirit of the late 1960s and early 1970s.

SEPTEMBER 1st – OCTOBER 21st

56th Annual Utah Shakespeare Festival held Tuesday thru Saturday in Cedar City and offers performances at 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm in three grand theaters. The Festival also offers backstage tours, seminars, and play orientations. Plays featured this season in repertory are: ‘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.

SEPTEMPER 2nd

Utah Shakespeare Festival: Words3 – Pearl’s in the House by Art Manke held 10 am in the Eileen and Allen Anew Studio Theatre (200 W University Blvd, Cedar City), tickets are $10. This small cast musical play focuses on the life of Pearl Bailey. For information & tickets www.bard.org or call 800-PLAYTIX.

Run to Break the Chain – Help End Child Trafficking beginning at 9:00 am at Brain Head Resort – Giant Steps Lodge (Brian Head); 5K Trail Run ($25) and 1M Fun Walk ($10). Come support a great cause in Brian Head on Labor Day weekend. Pre-register at www.active.comwww.active.com (search: Break the Chain) or at the event from 7:30 am -8:30 am. Net Proceeds to benefit Operation Underground Railroad.

End Of Summer Bash held 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Duck on In Saloon (Duck Creek Village). Come spend your Labor Day Weekend in Duck Creek enjoying live music. For information visit www.duckcreekvillage.com or duckcreekvillageutah on Facebook.

Cedar Breaks National Monument Star Party held 9:30pm at Point Supreme Overlook, includes a constellation tour and telescope viewing through several large telescopes. Visitors are welcome to bring their own telescopes. For information call 435-586-9451, 435-586-0787 or visit www.nps.gov/cebr. *weather permitting*

SEPTEMBER 2nd – 3rd

Country Music Festival held 9:30 am – 10:30 pm at Giant Steps Lodge (329 S Hwy U-143, Brian Head), admission is FREE. Two days of live country music, vendors and food! For information call 435-677-2035.

SEPTEMBER 5th

Orchestra of Southern Utah (OSU) Fall Recital – Transformative Teacher held 7:30 pm at the Heritage Center Theater (105 N 100 E, Cedar City), admission is a suggested donation of $8 adults and $5 students. Performers will showcase pieces that have changed them. Local teachers David Jordan (Band-CVHS), Trevor Walker (Drama-Parowan), Nina Hansen (cello, ESL), Richard McMaster (General Music- Beaver County) perform in their area of expertise. We welcome Marla McMaster, Jack Vickers, the Red Hill Rangers, and Accidental 5 Quintet. For tickets call Emily Hepworth; OSU Manager, 435-238-8213. For information visit www.myosu.org.

SEPTEMBER 6th – 9th

Southwest Livestock Show held at the Cross Hollow Event Center (11 N Cross Hollow Rd, Cedar City). For information visit www.southwestlivestockshow.com.

SEPTEMBER 7th

The Photography of George Grant presentation held 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm at the Frontier Homestead State Park Museum (635 N Main St, Cedar City), FREE admission. Scholars Ren and Helen Davis will present “Landscapes for the People”, detailing the extraordinary work of George Grant. These works focus on the beauty of more than one hundred national parks, monuments, historic sites, battlefields, and other locations.

SEPTEMBER 8th – 9th

Annual Great American Stampede includes two big night of college rodeo held 7:00 pm both nights at the Cross Hollows Events Center – Iron Rangers Arena (11 N Cross Hollows Rd, Cedar City), admission $10 adults, $6 children 5 yrs to 12 yrs, $30 family pass. Featuring John Payne the One Armed Bandit. The Rodeo will be an amazing show for the whole family and concessions will be available for purchase. This is a qualifying event for the Thunderbirds to get to the College National Finals Rodeo. For information call 435-586-2424.

SEPTEMBER 9th

Cedar Canyon Half Marathon starts at 7:00 am at Woods Ranch (12 miles east of Cedar City on Hwy SR-14) and ends at Cedar City Main Street Park. For information call 435-586-2770 or visit www.cedarcity.org.

Cedar Breaks National Monument Star Party held 9:30pm at Point Supreme Overlook, includes a constellation tour and telescope viewing through several large telescopes. Visitors are welcome to bring their own telescopes. For information call 435-586-9451, 435-586-0787 or visit www.nps.gov/cebr. *weather permitting*

SEPTEMBER 10th

The John Huston Gospel Choir Concert will perform at 7:00 pm in the Community Presbyterian Church (2279 N Wedgewood Ln, Cedar City) as part of the Artiste Sanctuary Concert Series. All are invited to attend this soul stirring, uplifting evening of song. For information call 435-586-8891.

SEPTEMBER 12th, 19th, & 26th

Orchestra of Southern Utah Fall Recitals held 7:00 pm in the Heritage Center Theater (105 N 100 E, Cedar City), admission is a suggested donation of $8 adults and $5 students. For tickets call Emily Hepworth; OSU Manager, 435-238-8213. For information visit www.myosu.org.

SEPTEMBER 15th

Southern Utah University Volleyball vs Utah State held 7:00 pm in the Southern Utah University – Centrum Arena (351 W University Blvd, Cedar City), admission is $3 to $5.

SEPTEMBER 16th

Disc Golf Tournament: Fall Fling for The Family Support Center held 8:00 am – 1:00 pm at Three Peaks Disc Golf Course (Three Peaks Recreation Area, 10 miles NW of Cedar City off Midvalley Rd), registration is $160 for a team of 4. Lunch will be provided and each team member will receive a customized disc and shirt. All ability levels are welcome! Register before September 10th at www.discgolfunited.com. For information call 435-586-0791.

R’Oktoberfest held 9:30 am – 9:00 pm at Giant Steps Lodge (329 S Hwy U-143, Brian Head). End your summer with a bang! Come experience the autumn colors, live bands, awesome drinks, & delicious German food! Live bands will perform throughout the day: 12 pm – Fiyah Rootz, 3 pm – Mason Cottam Trio, and 6 pm – Safety Orange. For information call 435-677-2035 or visit www.brianhead.com.

New Harmony Valley Emergency Preparedness Fair held 10:00 am to 2:00 pm a New Harmony City Park, admission is FREE. There will be information booths, fun for the kids, finger painting, raffle drawings, food and so much more.

Southern Utah University Football vs Northern Iowa held 6:00 pm in the Southern Utah University – Eccles Coliseum (351 W University Blvd, Cedar City), admission is $15 to $20.
Cedar Breaks National Monument Star Party held 9:30pm at Point Supreme Overlook, includes a constellation tour and telescope viewing through several large telescopes. Visitors are welcome to bring their own telescopes. For information call 435-586-9451, 435-586-0787 or visit www.nps.gov/cebr. *weather permitting*

SEPTEMBER 21st

Southern Utah University Volleyball vs North Dakota held 7:00 pm in the Southern Utah University – Centrum Arena (351 W University Blvd, Cedar City), admission is $3 to $5.

SEPTEMBER 22nd

Southwest Astronomy Festival a regional celebration of astronomy and dark skies. The festival will consist of events for all ages taking place throughout Southwestern Utah. Come experience night sky art exhibitions in Cedar City, attend a star party in Cedar Breaks National Monument, go on a night hike in Zion National Park, and look at the Sun from downtown St. George. For updates on the festival, visit the calendar of events on our website at www.nps.gov/cebr/calendar or follow us on Facebook at @CedarBreaksNationalMonument.

SEPTEMBER 22nd – 24th

Revival at Three Peaks Mountain Bike Race & Festival held at Three Peaks Recreation Area (10 miles NW of Cedar City off Midvalley Rd), for three days of riding, racing and reveling. The camp will start with games and socializing Friday evening including slow races, a fat tire criterium and beer garden. Saturday will be the main event with an 8:17 am race. Race it solo or duo. The race will be adjourned as we tidy up for the evening. Dinner will be served to the camp along with the awards ceremony. The adjourning meeting will be Sunday’s group ride on some inspiring local trails. For information visit www.ridesouthernutah.com/events/.

SEPTEMBER 23rd

Motocross Grand Prix Series beginning with Big Bike Unclassified at 8 am and ending with AA/Open at 2:30 pm and races and events all day held at Iron Mine Race Park (9205 W Antelope Springs Rd (4000 N), Cedar City). For more information visit www.racemran.com.

Fall Equinox Observation held 6:00 pm at the Parowan Gap Petroglyphs (National Register of Historic Sites) and includes a presentation of the ancient Native American solar calendar, guided interpretive tour, hike and observation of the fall equinox sunset, be sure to wear good walking shoes and bring water to drink. For information call Nancy Dalton 435-463-373.
Southern Utah University Volleyball vs Northern Arizona held 7:00 pm in the Southern Utah University – Centrum Arena (351 W University Blvd, Cedar City), admission is $3 to $5.

Cedar Breaks National Monument Star Party held 9:30pm at Point Supreme Overlook, includes a constellation tour and telescope viewing through several large telescopes. Visitors are welcome to bring their own telescopes. For information call 435-586-9451, 435-586-0787 or visit www.nps.gov/cebr. *weather permitting*

SEPTEMBER 28th & 29th, OCTOBER 2nd, 5th, 6th & 7th

SUU College of Performing & Visual Arts: Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead held 7:30 pm in the Engelstad Shakespeare Theatre (200 W College Ave, Cedar City), admission is $5 youth & $10 adults.

SEPTEMBER 28th – 30th

Shakespeare Competition held on Southern Utah University Campus (351 W University Blvd, Cedar City). An annual competition which gives junior and high school students from around the nation in the limelight as they perform and are professionally adjudicated in theater and dance. Students and teachers also have the opportunity to take various workshops and learn from some of the business’s best.

SEPTEMBER 29th

The Symphony Soiree held 5:45 pm in the Heritage Center Festival Hall (105 N 100 E, Cedar City), admission is $27 per person and includes a delicious dinner buffet served before the annual Utah Symphony performance. For information call 435-865-2882.

The Utah Symphony
held 7:30 pm in the Heritage Center Theater (105 N 100 E, Cedar City), admission is $30 adults and $15 students with ID. For information call 435-865-2882.

SEPTEMBER 30th

National Public Lands Day, a Fee-Free entry to the National Parks. To encourage Americans to explore America’s natural beauty, rich history, and culture; admission fees will be waived. Look for local volunteer service opportunity at public lands and Cedar Breaks National Monument.

Cedar Breaks National Monument Star Party held 9:30pm at Point Supreme Overlook, includes a constellation tour and telescope viewing through several large telescopes. Visitors are welcome to bring their own telescopes. For information call 435-586-9451, 435-586-0787 or visit www.nps.gov/cebrwww.nps.gov/cebr. *weather permitting*

The Cedar City • Brian Head Tourism Bureau has made every effort to provide the most accurate information for this list but assumes no responsibility for errors, omissions or changes. The events and activities listed are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to check times, dates and location. This is a public service provided by the Cedar City • Brian Head Tourism Bureau and no endorsement of any activity or business is implied.

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