Things To Do


Things to Do in Cedar City, Utah

With our rich arts community and breathtaking landscape, there is more than enough things to do in Cedar City, Utah. Our historic bed and breakfast is down the street from Southern Utah Universityhome to the Thunderbirds and the Shakespeare Festival. Attend a football game on campus or come be enthralled by our award-winning theater circuit! The Iron Gate Inn is also close by to Brian Head Ski Resort, with exciting slopes for new skiers and old pros. During the winter months, the resort is a popular Cedar City attraction and it transforms into a Mountain Bike Park when the snow melts! Choose the Iron Gate Inn as your home base and stay in one of our seven unique lodgings. We’re in an ideal location if you’re looking to try lots of different things to do here in Cedar City, Utah.

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Tony Award-Winning Shakespeare Festival

The Utah Shakespeare festival offers eight classic and contemporary plays in the summer and fall production seasons each year, always relying on the famous works of William Shakespeare and his contemporaries. The Festival has won a Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre, a National Governors Association Award, and a 2011 Emmy for their award-winning live broadcast of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Our bed and breakfast is just steps away from Southern Utah University and the Englestad Shakespeare Theatre. For more exciting and dynamic productions, try the Randall L. Jones Theatre and the Anes Theatre in the Beverly Sorenson Center of the Arts. 

An Abundance of National Parks

Explore amazing wonders off natural cliffs, lush forests, majestic canyons, and rock formations that are evidence of the mastery of God’s paintbrush.

  • Bryce Canyon National Park
  • Cedar Canyon National Monument
  • Glen Canyon Recreation Area
  • Grand Canyon North Rim and Grand Staircase National Monument
  • Great Basin National Park
  • Zion National Park

Biking and Hiking through Utah

As a major point on the Western Express Bicycle Route, Cedar City offers scenic rides on the roads and through the mountains. Several miles of major city roads have been designated for cyclists, including Canyon Trail, which starts from the baseball complex to Cedar Canyon. Explore the city by bike and enjoy the fresh mountain air!

Iron Hills Trail System offers a range of routes, from beginner to advanced, as well as shuttle options for cyclists who like to ride downhill. The Three Peaks System is often used for competitions and offers 19 miles of single-track loops with technical rock and wood bridges, one of the most exciting things to do in Cedar City, Utah! Brian Head Trails drop down alpine ridges, wind through forests, and shoot down warm valleys. Accelerate over to the resort’s Mountain Bike Park!

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Explore the Area

Another peaceful thing to do in Cedar City is a hike through Dixie National Forest. This protected forest has two million acres of forested mountains that is full of natural wonders.

  • Cascade Falls in Dixie National Forrest
  • Kolob Canyon
  • Kanarraville Falls
  • Parowan Gap Petroglyphs
  • Navajo lake
  • Duck Creek Village

Additional Things To See & Do

  • Renaissance Faire
  • Neil Simon Festival
  • Southern Utah Orchestra
  • Dixie National Forest & Navajo Lake
  • July Jamboree
  • Utah Summer Youth Games
  • Citywide Holiday Parades

Things to do in Cedar City: Upcoming Events

Easter on the Mountain & Kid’s Easter Festival – April 1st

Home Building Spring & Garden Fair – April 14th & 15th

Last Day of Brian Head Ski Season – April 15th

Southern Utah University Commencement – May 4th

Search & Rescue Fundraiser Carnival – May 17th & May 18th

Mountain Bike Race – May 18th & 19th

Utah UFO Festival – May 25th & 26th

Utah Summer Games – June 6th to June 23rd

Frontier Folk Festival – June 22nd & June 23rd

Opening of the Utah Shakespeare Festival – June 28th

Brian Head Cyling Weekend – July 19th

Tour of Utah – August 7th

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