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Visiting Moab, Southeastern & Central Utah
Travelers across central Utah experience the beauty and diversity of the state’s geography. From cool mountain retreats between Nephi and Price to the red rock recreation wonderland of Moab, summer is the season for outdoor adventure in Utah. Detour from Interstates 15 and 70 to discover destinations like Torrey, set in the shadows of Capitol Reef National Park, or networks of ATV trails surrounding Richfield. Moab is not only home to Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park, but also the Colorado River. This is the season to enjoy the scenery from cool waters on a Colorado River rafting adventure.
The warm weather of summer in Moab creates a short off-season for its notorious extreme mountain biking, so pack plenty of water and sunscreen to enjoy the amazing trails. Summer visitors enjoy the 2012 Independence Day Celebration July 4th at Swanny City Park, ending with evening fireworks. On July 28th, Old City Park hosts the 2012 Dawg Days of Summer BBQ, benefiting the Humane Society of Moab Valley. See the Moab Bull Challenge, pro-bull riding competition August 11th, at the Old Spanish Trail Arena.
Moab’s 2012 event calendar fills quickly beginning the end of August and Labor Day, with the Moab Music Festival. Called 'music in concert with the landscape', Moab’s music festival features world-class musical performances performed at amazing venues in and around Moab. Included are Grotto concerts performed in a natural red rock setting reached by jet boat on the Colorado River. The 2012 Moab Music Festival runs August 30th through September 10th. Join music fans and the Moab community celebrating the festivals 20th anniversary.
Central Utah is dotted with small towns surrounded by pristine outdoor areas prime for summer recreation. Utah communities take advantage of summer vacations and warm weather to celebrate the Beehive State’s culture and heritage. The sunny town of Price, the hub of Carbon County, celebrates its 2012 International Days July 26th through the 28th. Join Carbon County’s Price community to enjoy the kids parade, Chuckwagon Breakfast, and International Days Family Festival among the highlights.
Head west from Price on Interstate 70 through Fishlake National Forest and the Tushar Mountains, to central Utah communities along Interstate 15. Fillmore, Utah’s first state capital, anchors the east side of the Great Basin National Heritage Area, offering outdoor enthusiasts their pick of adventures and activities. Historic sites near Fillmore include Utah’s Territorial Statehouse and Statehouse Square, Great Stone Face, and historic Topaz, the WWII Japanese internment camp.
Beaver, less than an hour south of Fillmore, offers travelers small town hospitality at a variety of summer events. Beaver is the birthplace of Butch Cassidy and celebrates their infamous native son at the Butch Cassidy Festival, July 13th and 14th. The 2012 event is the 12th annual celebration at Beaver City Park. The 24th of July, Beaver honors its Mormon heritage with the Pioneer Days Rodeo and Parade. August brings the Beaver County Fair the 14th through the 18th. The Beaver County Fairgrounds are located west of Beaver City on Utah Highway 21.
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Moab, Southeastern & Central Utah Events
2016 National Park Fee Free Day
Arches and Canyonlands National Parks open their gates "fee free" in order to encourage visitors to get outdoors this season. Both parks are near the community of Moab.
2016 Juab County Fair
The Juab County fair brings all the classic Midway, 4H, livestock, and live entertainment county fairs are known for to the Juab County Fairgrounds in Nephi.
24th Annual Moab Music Fest
The red rock venues throughout Moab host nearly two weeks worth of jazz, chamber music, and more international styles. More info is TBA. Check out Moab this summer.
19th, 20th & 21st Century Masters
Enjoy an evening of great classical musical from performers such as Michael Barrett, Eric Zivian, Axel Strauss, and more. It all begins at 7 p.m. at Star Hall in Moab.