From the forests of the Wasatch Mountains to the crimson rocks of its southern deserts, Utah is home to exciting outdoor recreation and friendly locals. In the winter, the fluffy snow draws visitors for skiing and snowboarding, and the warm temperatures of summer entice hikers from all over the world. In addition to the outdoor amusement, the cities of Utah are also home to an abundance of art festivals, musical productions, historical museums and more.
- Moab, Utah in Moab, UT
From the first of April to the last of October, visitors can learn the history and see the wonders of the desert. It won't be hot at night, so enjoy the canyon comfortably.
The Bard and other dramatists provide plays that are staged in the Elizabethan-styled Adams Shakespearean Theatre and the modern Randall Jones Theatre from June to October. Backstage tours and literary debates ensue, and plays are performed by local and visiting professional theater groups. A few contemporary plays are performed during the festival as well in this thespian haven.
- Salt Lake City, Utah in Salt Lake City, UT
One of 12 favorite marathons listed in Runners' World, this 26.2 run is a qualifier for the Boston Marathon. It begins at the University of Utah Olympic Legacy Bridge and ends at the Olympic Legacy Plaza at The Gateway. There are open, masters and wheelchair divisions and 17 age divisions. Sanctioned by the USATF, this race is a fast, downhill course. There are fees for the marathon and 5K-race, but watching is free.
- South Towne Expo Center in SALT LAKE CITY, UT
See some of the most beautiful quilts every created and get some quilting or stitching tips from the pros at this event that takes place during the last weekend in August. Watch live demonstrations, stroll through the series of vendor's booths and pick up a few new sewing tricks.
- Historic Main Street Park City, UT 84060 in Park City, UT
The very first part of August, a Kimball Arts Center fundraiser is held to fund and support free exhibitions, gallery tours and Art Talks year-round as well as art education outreach for the entire community. Over 200 artists, jury-selected, in 12 media areas, exhibit in historic Main street for over 57,000 visitors. A children's area, music and excellent cuisine are included. This event is partnered with the Sundance Institute, the Park City Performing Arts Foundation and the Deer Valley Music Festival, to name a few.