Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

Summer is fast approaching, and that means many Utah cities and counties are once again celebrating their unique history and heritage.

Following are some of the celebrations that families can look forward to in the coming months.

Note: This is not an all-inclusive list.

Logan Summerfest Arts Faire
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Dates: June 12-14

Highlights include food and concerts. See logansummerfest.com.

Orem Summerfest
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Dates: June 13-14

Highlights include a car show, 5K race, children’s and grand parade, carnival and fireworks. See summerfest.orem.org.


Utah Scottish Festival & Highland Games
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Dates: June 13-14

Highlights include traditional Highland athletic challenges like the Caber Toss challenge, traditional music, cultural vendors and Highland dancing.

See http://utahscots.org

Photo: A festival attendee walks past Scottish flags flying in the wind during the 35th annual Utah Scottish Association Highland Games and Scottish Festival at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi Saturday, June 13, 2009.

Brigham City Heritage Arts Festival
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Date: June 14

Highlights include quilt show, artisans, performances and various children’s activities. See brighamcity.utah.gov/heritage-arts-festival.

Coalville Barbeque Festival
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Date: June 14

Highlights include children’s activities, concerts, fireworks, and … oh yeah, barbecue. Dinner tickets are $6 pre-sale, $8 at the gate. See coalvillecity.org/bbq_comp.html.

Pleasant Grove Strawberry Days
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Dates: June 16-21

The longest continuing Utah city celebration to date (first celebrated in June 1921), highlights of the event include children’s parade, rodeo, grand parade and fireworks. See strawberrydays.org.

Children try to catch fish at Battlecreek Park in Pleasant Grove as part of the city's Strawberry Days celebration.

Nibley Heritage Days
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Dates: June 19-21

Highlights include sports competitions, Heritage Man competition, concert, movie in the park (“Frozen”), parade and fireworks. See nibleycity.com.

Westfest
Kristin Nichols, Deseret News archives

Dates: June 19-22

Highlights include a carnival, talent showcase competition, "Frozen" sing-a-long movie, "We Are The Strike" concert, fireworks and more.

See http://www.westfest.org

Photos: Young dancers of the West Valley Dance Force await their turn to grace the stage at WestFest at Centennial Park in West Valley City on Friday, June 22, 2007.

Tooele Arts Festival
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Highlights include a 5K, concerts and art competitions. See tooeleartsfestival.org.

Cedar Hills Family Festival
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Dates: June 21-28

Highlights include a 5K race, family swim night, movie in the park (“The Love Bug”), parade, concert, carnival and fireworks. See cedarhills.org/news-events/family-festival.

Photo: Members of the Alpine band Schema, from left to right, Prenten Frazier, Steve Hulme, Michael Hulme and Josh Palmer compete in the battle of the bands held as part of the Cedar Hills Family Festival on July 20, 2006.

Lehi Round Up
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Dates: June 21-29

Highlights include a 5K, art show, golf and horseshoe tournaments, parade and rodeo. See lehi-ut.gov/discover/roundup/.

Bryce Canyon Astronomy Festival
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Date: June 25-28

Highlights include astronomy presentations, model rocket building launch and workshop, and stargazing. See nps.gov.

Panguitch Valley Balloon Rally
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Dates: June 27-29

Highlights include a parade, live entertainment, a biker parade, an amateur karaoke contest and lots and lots of hot air balloons.

See www.panguitchvalleyballoonrally.com

Mount Pleasant Hub City Days
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Dates: July 2-5

Highlights include craft and food booths, children’s parade, parade, rodeo and fireworks. See sanpete.com/pages/hub_city.

Provo Freedom Festival
Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

Dates: July 3-5

Celebrating Independence Day, this event includes a hot air balloon fest, grand parade (300,000 attendees) and the annual Stadium of Fire at LaVell Edwards Stadium. See freedomfestival.org.

Photo: Balloon fest participants inflate their balloons during America's Freedom Festival in Provo, Utah on July 2, 2010.

Murray Fun Days
Laura Seitz, Deseret News

Date: July 4

Highlights include a Lion's Club community breakfast, sunrise service, parade, car and bike show, talent show, concerts, musical performances and fireworks.

See www.murray.utah.gov

Photo: Greg Bennett, dressed as Benjamin Franklin, marches in the Fun Days 4th of July Parade in Murray on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.

Farmington Festival Days
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Dates: July 7-12

Highlights of the 50-year-anniversary event include kids' play area, live entertainment, shops and parade. See http://www.farmington.utah.gov.

Boulder Heritage Festival
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Dates: July 11-12

Highlights include food, concerts and performances. See boulderheritage.org/foundation-projects/the-festival/.

Payson Scottish Festival
Jason Olson, Deseret News

Dates: July 11-12

Highlights include Highland dancing and athletic challenges, a bagpipe competition, a 5K and fun run and a parade.

See www.paysonscottishfestival.org/ and www.facebook.com/events

Photo: Four-year-old Celtin Hawkins swelters in the heat during the mass bands performance to kick off the 25th annual Payson Scottish Festival Saturday, July 12, 2008.

Draper Days
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Dates: July 11-20

Highlights include a car show, concerts, movie in the park (“Rise of the Guardians”), children’s and grand parade, rodeo and fireworks. See draper.ut.us.

American Fork Steel Days
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Dates: July 12-19

Highlights include 5K and kids half-mile run, car show, concerts, carnival, children’s and grand parade and fireworks. See afcity.org.

Fairview Pioneer Days
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Dates: July 17, 24-26

Highlights of the nine-day event include sports tournaments, 5K and fun run, rodeo, children’s and grand parade, demolition derby and fireworks. See sanpete.com/pages/fairview_24th.

Fountain Green Lamb Days
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Dates: July 18-19

Highlights include fun run, craft fair, talent show, parade and fireworks. See sanpete.com/pages/lamb_days.

Uintah County Fair
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Dates: July 18-26

Highlights include a car show, concerts (including Charlie Daniels), movie in the park (“The Lego Movie”), demolition derby, monster trucks and carnival. See uintahcountyfair.com.

Spanish Fork Fiesta Days
Barton Glasser, Deseret News

Dates: July 19-24

Highlights include the Fiesta Days Rodeo, a Western heritage parade, a children's parade, a softball tournament, a craft fair, a carnival, family concerts and fireworks.

See spanishfork.org

Photo: Zac Compton of Hermiston, Ore. gets a re-ride after his mount, "Freak Show" falls during the Fiesta Days Rodeo in Spanish Fork, Utah, Friday, July 24, 2009.

Bountiful Handcart Days
Scott G Winterton, Deseret News

Dates: July 23-24

Highlights include food, historical tours, concerts, games, activities and parade. See handcartdays.org.

Photo: Clowns entertain during the Bountiful Handcart Days parade July 23, 2013.

Days of ’47
Kristin Murphy, Deseret News

Date: July 24

Highlights include the Deseret News Classic (marathon, half-marathon, 10K, 5K) concerts, parade and rodeo. See daysof47.com.

Photo: Salt Lake East Millcreek Stake float, winner of the Utah Award, in the Days of '47 Parade in Salt Lake City on July 24, 2013.



Tremonton City Days
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Dates: July 25-26

Highlights include a car show, softball and volleyball tournaments, 5K fun run and movie in the park. See tremontoncity.com/special-events.htm.

Highland Fling Days
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Dates: July 26-Aug. 2

Highlights include 5K and 1K runs, vendor booths, play day rodeo, art show, parade and fireworks. See highlandcity.org.

Photo: Jacob Cahoon baits his hook during a free fishing derby held as part of Highland Fling activities July 28, 2007.

Wasatch County Fair
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Dates: July 28-Aug. 2

Highlights include battle of the bands, barbecue, country market and carnival. See gohebervalley.com/Wasatch-County-Fair-39657.

Emery County Fair
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Dates: July 30-Aug. 2

Highlights include concerts, parade and rodeo. See emerycounty.com/fair/.

Photo: Country artists Jon Stone and Kristy Osmunson of the duo American Young will perform at the fair.

Tooele County Fair
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Dates: July 31-Aug. 2

Highlights include art show and demolition derby. See tooelefair.com.



Alpine City Days
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Dates: Aug. 2-9

Highlights include 5K run, bowling and golf tournaments, buckaroo rodeo, water games, movie under the tent and fireworks. See utahvalley.com/events.

Photo: Children enjoy a ride on a barrel train during the Alpine Days celebration Aug. 13, 2005.

Summit County Fair
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Dates: Aug. 2-9

Highlights include junior livestock sale, demolition derby and rodeo. See summitcountyfair.org.

Photo: Tyler Orgill, 6, of Upton, walks his sheep at the Summit County Fair in Coalville on Aug. 8, 2003.

Carbon County Fair
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Dates: Aug. 4-9

Highlights include tractor pull, demolition derby, concerts and fireworks. See carboncountyfair.com.

Juab County Fair
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Dates: Aug. 4-9

Highlights include movie night, demolition derby, cupcake wars and rodeo. See juabcountyfair.com.

Lindon Days
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Dates: Aug. 4-9

Highlights include food, concert, mini rodeo, parade and fireworks. See lindoncity.org/lindon-days.htm.

Sevier County Fair
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Dates: Aug. 4-9

Highlights include a magic show, concerts and demolition derby. See seviercountyfair.net.

Millard County Fair
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Dates: Aug. 6-9

Highlights include food, outdoor movie, concerts, tractor pull and monster truck show. See millardcounty.com/events.

Salt Lake County Fair
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Dates: Aug. 6-9

Highlights include food, concerts, vendors and carnival. See Salt Lake County's Facebook page.

Photo: Hannah Alexander, 5, of Tooele, and Bruce Alder, 9, of Coopeton, visit a white pekin duck in the small animal barn during the first day of the Salt Lake County Fair on Aug. 11, 2010.

Weber County Fair
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Dates: Aug. 6-9

Highlights include paper airplane toss contest, vendors, food and concerts. See webercountyfair.org/home.

Cache County Fair
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Dates: Aug. 7-9

Highlights include food, vendors, rodeo and carnival. See cachecounty.org/fair/.

Photo: Cole Wiser leads a rider on a pony ride at the Cache County Fair on Aug. 22, 2000.

Sandy Balloon Festival
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Dates: Aug. 9-10

Highlights of the balloon festival include food, live entertainment and hot air balloons (wind and weather permitting). See sandy.utah.gov.

Rich County Fair
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Dates: Aug. 10-15

Highlights include dance, rodeo and fireworks. See richcountyut.org/calendar.htm.

Midvale Harvest Days
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Dates: Aug. 11-16

Highlights include neighborhood block parties, games in the park, a children's parade, a 5k run/walk and fireworks.

See www.midvaleharvestdays.com

Wayne County Fair
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Dates: Aug. 12-16

Highlights include food, concerts, sports tournaments, rodeo, parade and fireworks. See waynecountyutah.org/Wayne-County-Fair.

Davis County Fair
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Dates: Aug. 13-16

Highlights include crafts, concerts and Elephant Encounter. See daviscountyutah.gov.

Photo: Madison Crossman, 2, enjoys the "Swings" ride at the Davis County Fair on Aug. 13, 2009.

Utah County Fair
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Dates: Aug. 13-16

Highlights include a demolition derby, Dutch oven cooking, pig wrestling and live entertainment.

See www.facebook.com/utahcountyfair

Kane County Fair
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Dates: Aug. 13-16

Highlights include food, farmers market, junior rodeo, mini-carnival and fireworks. See thekanecountyfair.com.

Box Elder County Fair
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Highlights include food, fair parade, exhibits, concerts and rodeo. See boxeldercounty.org/fair.htm.

Beaver County Fair
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Dates: Aug. 21-23

Highlights include contests and games, demolition derby, concert, rodeo and carnival. See beavercountyfair.com.

Iron County Fair
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Dates: Aug. 28-Sept. 1

Highlights include exhibits, concerts, 5K, ranch rodeo, parade and carnival. See ironcountyfair.net.


Orem Timpanogos Storytelling Festival
Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

Dates: Aug. 28-30

One of the largest storytelling festivals in the West, highlights include food, concerts, marketplace and performances by storytellers. See timpfest.org.

Photo: Fans wait for autographs at the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival in Provo Canyon on Sept. 1, 2012.

Midway Swiss Days
Kristin Murphy, Deseret News

Dates: Aug. 29-30

Highlights include food, concerts, 10K and kid’s race and parade. See midwayswissdays.com/index.html.

Photo: Pat Tutt wears a Swiss flag on his head while selling Garlic Graters at Swiss Days in Midway on Sept. 1, 2012.

Payson Onion Days
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Dates: Aug. 29-Sept. 1

Highlights include food, booths and parade. See paysonutah.org.

Photo: David Vance with Downhill Cyclery rides a wheelie down the parade route at the Payson Golden Onion Days parade on Sept. 3, 2007.

Utah State Fair
Ravell Call, Deseret News

Dates: Sept. 4-14

Highlights include food, vendors, exhibits, concerts, barrel race and carnival. See utahstatefair.com/home.

Photo: Ellyn Hae, front, and John Berthe entertain visitors at the Utah State Fair on Sept. 5, 2013.

Fillmore Old Capitol Arts and Living History Festival
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Dates: Sept. 5-6

Highlights include historic exhibits and demonstrations, food, art booths, children’s activities and live entertainment. Learn more here.

Sandy City Heritage Festival
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Date: Sept. 14

Highlights include car show, food, live entertainment and activities for kids. See sandy.utah.gov.

Santa Clara Swiss Days
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Dates: Sept. 25-27

Highlights include 5K run, pioneer craft demonstrations, children’s activities, pancake breakfast and parade. See sccity.org/swiss-days/.

Events to put on the 2015 calendar
Tom Smart, Deseret News

The following slides show events that have already passed, but don't worry — you can always put them on the calendar for next year.

Ephraim Scandinavian Festival
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Dates: May 23-24

Celebrates the Scandinavian heritage of many of the residents. Highlights include a fun run, parade, bike race, craft booths and storytelling. See scandinavianfestival.org.

Spring City Heritage Day
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Date: May 24

Highlights include an art show, antique show and food booths. See springcityarts.com/events.

Eagle Mountain Pony Express Days
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Dates: May 24-June 1

Highlights include a carnival, charity 5K, parade and softball tournament. See emcity.org.

Photo: Children from the Cedar Pass 13th Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints march in the Pony Express Days parade in Eagle Mountain, Utah on June 5, 2010.

Piute County Fair Butch Cassidy Days
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Dates: July 28 - Aug. 2

Highlights include outhouse races, a rodeo queen contest, a teen dance, vendors, a neon 5K, BBQ and rodeos, among other events. See the fair's Facebook page and www.butchcassidydays.com for more information.

Gunnison Dairy Days
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Dates: June 5-7

Highlights of the second-annual event include a petting zoo, cow milking, softball and archery tournaments, fireworks and a dance.

See http://sanpete.com/events.

South Jordan Country Fest
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Dates: June 5-7

Highlights include a car show, pinewood derby contest, Dutch oven cook-off, fireworks and parade. See sjc.utah.gov.

Springville Art City Days
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Dates: June 7-14

Highlights include a balloon festival, 5K family fun run, basketball tournament, concerts, parade and fireworks. See springville.org/art-city-days.

Photo: Carl Boyd performs with the Utah Old Time Fiddler's Association during the Art City Days Grand Parade in Springville on Saturday, June 14, 2008.

Kaysville Arts and Music Festival

Date: June 12

Highlights of the fifth-annual event include food, concerts and movie in the park (“Frozen”). See kaysvillecommunityevents.com.

Photo: Firefly, a country music trio, will perform at the festival.