Dreaming of Spring? Top Events for Your Vacay Agenda

Janine Brandt | 02.12.20

Spring is a time of change, and that means things are busy. The flowers are blooming, the snow is melting, and the wildlife is on the move. In Southern Utah, we’re busy too! Each year, there are spring events across the area as locals and tourists alike come together to say goodbye to winter and hello to spring fever. From outdoor events to seasonal parties, there are plenty of ways to spring into the season in Southern Utah. If you’re dreaming of spring, here are the top Southern Utah events for your vacay agenda.

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Southern Utah Shootout Rodeo

March 13-14, 2020
6:15 pm – 9 pm
Triple C Arena, Panguitch

As a western town, Panguitch puts a lot of stock in rodeos (get it?). The Southern Utah Shootout Rodeo combines stock broncs, bull riding, and barrel racing for a weekend full of rodeo fun. See the best cowboys and cowgirls in Southern Utah come together for one of the biggest spring showdowns on the circuit!

St. Patty’s Day Party

March 14, 2020
5 pm – 9 pm
Brian Head Resort

Go spring green at the annual St. Patty’s Day Party! Enjoy live music, good food, and fresh beer-on-tap all evening in the Last Chair Saloon. Don’t forget your green gear!

Red Rock Rampage

March 27, 2020
9 am
Green Valley Raceway Trail, St. George

The Red Rock Rampage is one of the oldest mountain bike races in the area. The course features a seven-mile loop that spans 1,000 feet of elevation and some of the most challenging terrain on the bike circuit. The race is open to amateurs and professionals alike, though the course is difficult. The race draws large crowds to soak up the spring sun and excitement each year.

Spring Carnival

April 4, 2020
9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Brian Head Resort

Every April we say hello to spring with the Brian Head Resort Spring Carnival! This winter send-off event features fun competitions like the cardboard sled race, the bikini slalom, and the classic pond-skim. It’s a great way to celebrate the changing seasons and get in some last-minute snow action.

St. George Art Festival

April 10-11, 2020
10 am – 6 pm
St. George Town Square

A short drive from Brian Head, St. George is known for its vibrant artistic culture. The annual Art Festival brings over 100 local artists to showcase their best works in a downtown weekend event. More than 30,000 festival-goers come to browse the arts, listen to live music and taste local cuisine. If you love the beauty of spring, you’ll love setting your sights on the masterpieces at the St. George Art Festival.

Easter Festival

April 12, 2020
10 am – 3 pm
Brian Head Resort

Head over to Brian Head Resort on closing day for an eggs-cellent Easter event! Hunt eggs across the mountain for great prizes and enjoy a variety of family activities at Navajo Lodge. Be sure to bring your camera – you’ll get a chance to meet the big bunny himself!

Utah Culinary Fest

May 11-15, 2020
Southwest Technical College, Cedar City

The Utah Culinary Fest happens in Cedar City, just a quick drive west of Brian Head. This week-long festival celebrates all things delicious by featuring cooking classes, farm tours, and food tastings provided by local restaurants, farmers, and chefs. It’s the perfect way for foodies and culinary tourists to get a real taste of Southern Utah cuisine.

Spring into your Brian head getaway with Family Time Vacation Rentals! We have an array of rentals to get you close to any spring event in the area. Our Ski-In/Ski-Out properties are all within walking distance of the Brian Head Resort for quick access to their spring events. Bristlecone Cabin is a great spring choice – this cozy, luxurious retreat has one of the best views on the mountain thanks to a large wall of windows and wrap-around deck.

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