Welcome to Festival City! Cedar City may be not be a gigantic town but it sure does pack a punch when it comes to putting on a party. A wide variety of festivals taking place all throughout the year is what granted this town with the honorable nickname.

A favorite for locals and those who travel long distances for it, is the Utah Shakesperean Festival. The festival runs from June through October and puts on several production of the master playwright's work. Aside from the great live theater, educational programs, competitions, and much more help to make this a major event for the entire region.

Those with a competitive spirit and love for the Olympic Games head to Cedar City in June for the Utah Summer Games. The competition takes its Olympic inspiration seriously and features over 40 sporting competitions and an opening ceremony including of course, the lighting of the torch.

In the fall enjoy great beer and German cuisine at Oktoberfest or get into the Wild West spirit by attending the Great American Stampede which features rodeos, concerts, and all things Western.

Christmas season brings lights, parades, treats and the beloved American Children's Christmas Festival running from Thanksgiving through the first Saturday of December.