Surrounding Area Events — Springdale, Las Vegas & Cedar City

There’s more to explore than just St. George! From just 45 minutes north in Cedar City to the bright lights of the Las Vegas strip, check out the most exciting events coming to just beyond the St. George metro area:


Zion Canyon Music Festival


The 11th Annual Zion Canyon Music Festival will take place Friday, September 27 and Saturday, September 28 at the OC Tanner Amphitheater in Springdale!

For the past decade, the Zion Canyon Music Festival has been held on the last weekend of September and provides two full days of fun the whole family can enjoy. With two separate stages, the music line-up for the weekend includes headlining sets by Fishbone and Afrolicious, plus performances by Dirty Revival, The Soul Juice Band, The Sweet Lillies, Lyndy Butler, DJ Lex and more!

Plus, festival goers can browse through original artwork and a wide variety of fine craft vendors in the Vendor Village, and enjoy food from a number of favorite local restaurants including Rosita’s Santa Fe Kitchen, Porter’s Smokehouse & Grill, Wasatch Brewery, Squatters and more.

Tickets, a full performance schedule and more information can be found at


Wicked - The National Tour


Broadway’s smash musical Wicked comes to Las Vegas! The national tour of the best show on the Great White Way will be playing at The Smith Center’s Reynolds Hall from September 20 to 29. 

Wicked, the Broadway sensation, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz…but from a different angle.  Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another young woman, born with emerald-green skin—smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships…until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one “wicked.”

From the first electrifying note to the final breathtaking moment, WICKED—the untold true story of the Witches of Oz—transfixes audiences with its wildly inventive story that USA Today cheers is “a complete triumph! An original musical that will make you laugh, cry, and think.”

Tickets can be purchased via The Smith Center’s website.


3rd Annual Southwest Astronomy Festival

We are lucky enough to live in a stat that has 15 International Dark Sky places! The Southwest Astronomy Festival is going on Friday, September 27 - Sunday, September 29. The festival is a combination of astronomy-themed events all across Southern Utah and northern Arizona, including Gunlock, Tonaquint Park, Southern Utah Museum of Art, Cedar Breaks, Pipe Spring National Monument and more. Admission to events are free, but some workshops have limited seating and registration may be required. Some activities include: Star parties, Sun parties, night hikes, constellation tours, planetarium, art projects, night sky photography events with award-winning photographers, writing events, etc. Download the brochure here, to view all the activities throughout the weekend and learn how to register.


Southern Utah Lantern Festival


The Southern Utah Lantern Festival will be held the evening of Saturday, September 21 at The Lake On The Hill (2090 W Royal Hunte Dr, behind the Aquatic Center). Enjoy a night full of light with family and friends. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. with music, fun and food from local food trucks and booths including Crumbl, Pallete, Jimmy John’s, The Hatch: Ax Games and more. At 7:30 p.m., attendees will be invited to design their own custom lanterns, with the festival’s lantern launch occurring from 8-9 p.m. General admission tickets are $23.95 per person, with special Date Night and Family Night packages and pricing available. Tickets and more information can be found at the Southern Utah Lantern Festival website

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