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24th Festivities in Washington County (including fireworks)

There’s a lot to smile about when looking for things to do in southern Utah this weekend. The 24th of July is a state holiday for Utah, it’s a celebration of those who first settled this state, and commemorates when it officially became part of the United States. So since it’s a holiday there are activities and things to do all over, from Enterprise, to Cedar City, to Panguitch. We’ll highlight just a few of them here.

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If it’s fireworks and fun you’re after then head over to the Washington City Community Center.  They shoot off the fireworks right from the aquatic centers pool. They’ll have vendors, food trucks, live entertainment and more. The festivities start at 6 pm and go until 10 pm which is when the fireworks make their grand entrance. The cost is $2 per person and just a $1 for little kids under 3.

Enterprise Rodeo

This is one of the biggest rodeo’s of the year, some of the best cowboys from all over the country come into this small little town to show you what they can do on the back of a buckin-bronco or mad steer. The rodeo’s begin each night of the 23rd, 24th, and 25th at 8:00 pm. It costs $6 for adults and just $3 for kids ages 3 – 11.  Luckily anyone younger than that gets in for free.

You can find it at the American Legion Rodeo Grounds in Enterprise Utah. 1003 East 100 North.

There are few things better than spending a summer night watching some cowboys getting sent sky high from a bull that wants nothing more than to get them off of them.

Pine Valley Heritage Day

If it’s mountain air you seek then head a little north up to Pine Valley where they have their biggest celebration of the year. In fact they wake up the town with an old firetruck that drives around the streets, which just makes for a tremendous atmosphere. The event is on Saturday July 25th and goes from 10 am to 3 pm on the east side of the Pine Valley chapel (you can’t miss it, it’s right next to the main road as you enter Pine Valley).

They’ll have log sawing demonstrations, story telling, music and more. But the best part of Pine Valley Heritage Day is just an excuse to go up the mountain and feel that fantastic mountain air on your face.