Events Division

Cedar City Events Division promotes, recruits, develops, and facilitates events that have a positive economic impact and support the community's cultural standards. As part of the Cedar City Economic Development department, the Events Division develops a series of events to support the Festival City USA brand, playing a critical role in promoting Cedar City's assets and facilities with research-driven marketing, premium content, strategic partnerships, and a strong community volunteer base. Four main areas exist for the division.

  • Event Promotion
  • Event Recruitment
  • Event Development
  • Event Facilitation


To provide Cedar City a diversity of outstanding experiences that increase overall visitation, raise Festival City brand awareness, and, ultimately, fulfill the visionary roadmap set in place by Cedar City's culture and heritage.

Events Division Calendar
2021 Cedar City Events Division Calendar offerings below:
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Do you have a talent that you’re itching to share with Cedar City? Show us what you’ve got at the Cedar City Star Search Talent Competition!
In its 12th year, this popular, closed-canyon half marathon takes runners down the breathtaking Cedar Canyon. The 13.1-mile course is one of the nation’s fastest, with runners descending from 8,400 feet to 5,600 feet at the finish line.
Kick-off the summer with the Slow Roll community bike ride! Join the Cedar City Active Transportation Committee for a family-friendly-block-party experience, with bands, food trucks, popsicles, and—weather permitting—the fire department hose to keep you cool!

SEPTEMBER 25TH            Back for another year, the Utah edition of the Belgian Waffle Ride promises unparalleled punishment for entrants, with a new course, more teeth-rattling gravel, and the vistas only southern Utah can provide,


JUNE 25TH                              If you like to run at night or howl at the moon, come out for the Moonwalk and 5k Run on the Cedar City Trail System.   


NOVEMBER 11TH- 13TH    Join the Historic Preservation Committee for Cedar City’s 170th birthday. The three-day celebration will commemorate the history, struggles, and accomplishments of Cedar City's residents and include food, music, guest lectures, entertainment, and special arts and crafts vendors.

JULY 31ST      
Born in Cedar City, Utah, the Fire Road bike race climbs over 7500 ft to vistas overlooking Zion National Park. About 85% gravel and 15% pavement offer entrants a challenging ride juxtaposed by incredible views of Cedar City’s backcountry.
Usher in the Christmas season at our All Is Bright Downtown Lighting Ceremony. Join us as we turn on the lights in Historic Downtown with a holiday feast for the senses of music, hot chocolate and a surprise visit from the Jolly Old Elf himself.

AUGUST 14TH                 Come out for a family-friendly night at the Lake at the Hills, with floating lanterns, coloring activities, and an outdoor movie.

In its inaugural year, the Cedar City Finale New Year’s Festival is one event that you don’t want to miss! Kick-off the year, 80s style, at the Heritage Theater with a black light dance party, kids activities, and more. When the clock strikes midnight, join us outside for a spectacular fireworks show.