Explore Cedar City's red rock wonders, mountain bike trails, and the nearby scenic byways before shopping in historic downtown.
Cedar City, Utah
Cedar City proudly hosts the Tony Award®-winning Utah Shakespeare Festival, located on the campus of Southern Utah University. Travelers interested in Utah's heritage will enjoy a stop at Frontier Homestead State Park and Museum.
Cedar City has long billed itself as "gateway to Utah's National Parks." One excellent itinerary is to follow the loop from Cedar City, southeast to Zion National Park, then north to Bryce Canyon National Park and back through Cedar Breaks National Monument to Cedar City. It's not a trip that you should schedule for one day, however: two is doable, three is ideal, and four is a bonus.
Cultural & Heritage Attractions Utah's premier theatrical event each year is the Tony Award®-winning Utah Shakespeare Festival at Southern Utah University, (435) 586-7878. Each summer and fall thousands converge on Cedar City to participate in renaissance festivities and see three Shakespearean productions rotating nightly. Modern plays are also presented. The Festival's free "Green Show" includes puppet shows, strolling vendors, and musicians. Performances are nightly.
The Neil Simon Festival celebrates the works of America's greatest comedian playwright, featuring three of his 38 plays each season, which runs mid-July through mid-August, (866) 35-SIMON.
Family Fun Adventures Utah Shakespeare Festival Green Shows, offer free entertainment, including renaissance musicians, dancers, skits, and singers every summer night prior to festival plays, Southern Utah University campus, (800) PLAYTIX, www.suu.edu.