By Heather Madsen,
We’re more than halfway through the year which means it’s time to pack in those summer activities while the weather is warm! Utah has tons of fantastic hiking trails, reservoirs, and national parks that are always fun to visit, but if you’re looking for something new to do outdoors this week, I’ve got you covered. Here are three different events happening soon and nearby that will open your eyes to a whole new side of Utah’s nature.
First up is the Wasatch Wildflower Festival. This festival is spread out on different days and at other ski resorts in Cottonwood Canyon, so you can go to all of them, or pick the one that fits your schedule best. These events are focused on preservation and education, and they’re completely free. Come enjoy guided walks, food, children’s activities, and the beautiful view of wildflowers in the canyon. More information can be found at https://cottonwoodcanyons.org/education/wasatch-wildflower-festival/.
If you’re more into crystals and rocks than you are plants, then the Geology Festival is the place for you. This festival takes place in Bryce Canyon, July 14th – 15th, and is free! This is also a great activity for families and outdoor enthusiasts of all ages and capabilities. There will be guided walks, educational presentations, geology booths, and activities in the visitor’s center. More information can be found at https://www.nps.gov/brca/annual-geology-festival.htm.
Finally, if you’d rather hang out with dogs instead of flowers or rocks, head on over to The Dog Days Festival! This event is being held in Logan on July 15th and is also free to attend. Come watch hundreds of dogs perform, compete, and have the time of their lives. Aside from the K9 demonstration and performance by The Samuel Charles Band, there will also be food trucks and vendors set up nearby for your perusal and entertainment. More information can be found at https://www.ddaysfestival.com/.