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Visiting Cedar City with Kids - The 12 best summer activities

Cedar City is the perfect way to cool off from the intense summer heat that engulfs much of Southern Utah. Since Cedar City sits at a higher elevation than the majority of Southern Utah towns, summer temps average in the 90's.

Along with being cooler in temperature, Cedar City has a ton of family-friendly activities in town and close to town, making it the perfect summer destination with kids.

Check out my list of 12 things to do with kids on your next trip to Cedar City.


I know what you're thinking, an art museum with kids? But yes! The Southern Utah Museum Of Art located on the campus of Southern Utah Univerisity is excellent for kids, and such a wonderful way to get out of the mid-day summer heat. The art is changed out often, and once a month they do a family art day.

We happened upon a family art day this winter, and it was so much fun. Click here to find out when the next family art day is.

2-Shakespearean Festival

Cedar City is world-famous for the Utah Shakesperean Festival that comes to town every summer. Even though the festival isn't for the small kids, only 7 and up allowed, no worries because childcare is provided for the littles. Purchase childcare at the time of ticket booking.

My nine-year-old, Lucy and I went to Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. She loved it! It was such a fun mommy-daughter date!

3- Shakespearian Festival Green Show

Held in the courtyard next to the Engelstate theater this free 30-minute Greenshow is fun entertainment for the whole family. The show includes music, dance, juggling, and puppets. My kids loved the show so much, and I loved that it was free......haha!!!

There are snacks available for purchase. Bring blankets and lawn chairs to spread out on the lawn. The performances are held June through early September. Monday through Saturday.

4- Park Discovery

Park Discovery in Cedar City sits above the city and has killer views along wi