George Street Fest
George Street fest is this Friday night on Main Street in St George, and in Ancestor Square. There’s live entertainment going on, as well as street market vendors. There’s a great band coming in out of Seattle, Courtney Marie Andrews. Her sound is described as an artist with country roots, mixed with mountain fold and appalachian. There will be misting stations along the street as well to help combat the heat. St George city will also offer 2 for 1 coupons on their Carousel.
17th Annual Hurricane Peach Days
Peach Days in Hurricane is one of their best festivals of the year. It celebrates the fact that Hurricane was originally a peach growing community. With a full blown canal created through the mountain with the purpose of getting water to the trees.
The biggest draw for Peach Days of course is the food, but the parade and Pioneer Corner is a very close second! The parade begins Saturday at 9 am.
There’s a mildly strenuous pioneer trek that leaves the Heritage Park at 6:30 and will be around a 4 mile moderate hike.
There’s a basketball tournament as well, an talent show called “Hurrican’s Got Talent”, a peach cook off (don’t miss that!), a rodeo, concerts and fireworks. There are just so many things to see and do during Hurricane’s Peach Days.
Iron County Fair
Heading a little north up to Cedar City and Parowan and you’ll get to experience a good old fashioned small town county fair. Complete with exhibits from people all over southern Utah. Best picture contest, hand crafted items, saddles, and a whole lot more. The main attraction of course is the carnival, with rides like the Rocket, and Elephant rides.
The traditional tractor pull is always fun, seeing all of those old time tractors puts a unique perspective on how far we’ve come. The tractor pull begins at 9 am and goes until 2 pm, it starts in Cedar City, goes through the Gap and then onto Parowan and the Iron County fair grounds.
The rodeo begins at 6 pm and will offer some of the better riders around, complete with a hilarious rodeo clown, bulls and broncs, really the whole nine yards.
There’s also a 5k run on Monday for the whole family, it begins at 8 am. It’s also a team race, and each team must consist of five runners. It begins at the entrance to the carnival and the finish line is on Main Street and 200 North.