Many come to Utah for our incredible outdoor recreation resources then look for local events to enrich their vacation. Let's reverse that.
We'd like to invite you to join us for the festivals and events that celebrate our artistry, cultural diversity and the human spirit, then stay for the endless outdoor adventures.
If you're planning to attend the Sundance Film Festival, you've also got to hit the slopes. Tickets for the Tony Award-winning Utah Shakespeare Festival? Zion and Bryce Canyon national parks are right around the corner. Utahns host great events and festivals throughout the year. We welcome you to come celebrate with us. Here are a few of the top annual festivals, then explore more festivals and events below.
Labor Day Weekend and Fall Festivals
The two-day Midway Swiss Days Festival takes place in the beautiful Heber Valley, less than an hour from Salt Lake City. It is one of Utah's largest festivals.
Also in Midway over Labor Day is the Soldier Hollow Classic Sheepdog Championship, a truly thrilling international competition that has grown to become one of the largest of its kind.
Snowbird's Oktoberfest celebrates Germany's finest food, beer and music in the stunning setting of Little Cottonwood Canyon.
Top Annual Utah Festivals
The Sundance Film Festival, held in Park City each January, is considered the premier U.S. showcase for American and international independent film.
The Utah Shakespeare Festival is Tony Award®-winning, named "America's Outstanding Regional Theatre" in 2000.
The Utah Arts Festival showcases local, national and international artists and has attracted more than two million people, 4,500 performances and 3,600 artists' displays for over 30 years running!
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