Southern Utah Weekend Events Guide

This week’s Southern Utah Weekend Events Guide features moonlight activities, farmers markets, theater productions, art exhibits, live music, and more. Check out the complete guide to find out what is going on this weekend near you. For a full list of events, visit The Independent’s Events Calendar.

Tuacahn presents “Shrek The Musical”

southern utah weekend events SHREK_TITLEBased on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, “Shrek The Musical” is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure directed by Scott S. Anderson May 26–Oct. 20. at 8:45 p.m. Tickets are $29–$89 and can be purchased at For information visit “Shrek The Musical,” or call (800) 746-9882 or (435) 652-3300.

Tuacahn presents “Newsies”

southern utah weekend events NewsiesSet in New York City at the turn of the century, “Newsies” is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged “newsies” who dreams only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. But when publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies newsies from across the city to strike for what’s right. June 2–Oct. 18. at 8:45 p.m. Tickets are $29–$89 and can be purchased at For information visit “Newsies” or call (800) 746-9882 or (435) 652-3300.

Eight Days a Week Student Photography Exhibition

southern utah weekend events kids cameraEach student was given a camera and instructed to take a photograph for eight straight days. The focus was “Shadow Art” and the end result is nothing short of beautiful, creative, and inspiring. Showing through June 13. For information, visit or call  (435) 772-3279.

Red Rock Dance Festival

southern utah weekend events Red Rock Dance FestivalThe Red Rock Dance Festival is an eclectic three-day workshop in St. George that includes master classes and a performance by Paul Taylor 2. Red Rock Dance Festival is held June 1–3, times vary. Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company will perform Friday at the DSU Cox Auditorium. Tickets are $15 at For information, visit St. George Dance Company.

Children’s creative movement art classes

southern utah weekend events features Difiore Center Art ClassesThis creative movement class for children provides an opportunity for them to develop movement and learning skills while using their imagination and exploring their playful spirit. The class teaches dance as a beautiful and fun form of expression and communication. It takes place Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Difiore Center. There is a $45 fee. For more information, contact Jennifer Wadsworth at, or call (208) 360-6255.

Southern Utah Art Guild presents “Turn Up the Heat”

southern utah weekend events straightlogoArtist work will be on display in the Red Cliff Gallery, 220 N. 200 E., Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 17 to June 15. For information, visit, email Jo Ann Merrill at, or call (435) 627-4500.


Art Works Gallery presents “That Looks Sketchy”

southern utah weekend events Looks SketchyThe opening reception takes place on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Art Works Gallery in Cedar City showcasing drawings, studies, and sketches rendered in pencil, charcoal, pen and ink, and pastel by local and national artists. The exhibit shows Tuesdays–Saturdays through June 23 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For information, visit, email Linda Kiley at, or call (503) 810-2958.


southern utah weekend events george-streetfestGeorgefest is southern Utah’s popular outdoor nightlife event. Local residents, artists, and entertainers invite you to gather at the heart of downtown St. George to celebrate the best of southern Utah. Enjoy a free Main Street concert, DJ Spinz Youth Dance Party, and the Jazz Garden at Green Gate Village for adults. Georgefest is nightlife you can get excited about Friday from 6 to 10 p.m. For more information, call (435) 773-0781, or email

Express Yourself Station Paint Party

southern utah weekend events expressyourselfpaintstationThis fun paint station will be featured near the starting line of the Moonlight Firehose Frenzy. This free event is open to all who want to express themselves with glow-in-the-dark paint with the help of the Children’s Justice Center Friday from 6 to 10 p.m. in the St. George Town Square. For information, visit City of St. George.

Galaxy of Lights Parade

soiuthern utah weekend events galaxyoflightsparadeFriday at 9:15 p.m. join the City of St. George for the inaugural Galaxy of Lights Parade, the first and only of its kind in St. George. Gather on Tabernacle Street to witness the Galaxy of Lights Parade. For information, visit City of St. George.


Moonlight Firehose Frenzy 5k

southern utah weekend events moonlightfirehosefrenzySt. George Races and the St. George Firefighter’s Association are joining forces to make one of the coolest 5k’s in town. This 5k will take runners through the streets of downtown St. George. Throughout the course, the St. George Firefighter’s Association will be out with fire trucks spraying water on runners. There will be the option to get wet or to stay dry. A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit the Utah Burn Center and the St. George Fire Fighters Association. Friday 10 p.m. Registration is $45. For information, visit City of St. George.

Foam Frenzy Party

southern utah weekend events foamfrenzyFoam Frenzy will be at the starting line of the Moonlight Firehose Frenzy 5k spraying foam from their machines, attached to St. George Fire Department ladder truck, onto the runners. There will also be a foam pit at the main stage of Georgefest after the 5k race. The foam pit will be free to enter. There will be foam machines on the ground as well as suspended by fire truck ladders. Music will be provided by DJ Jake. St. George Town Square. Friday 11 p.m. For information, visit City of St. George.

Hawaiian Night themed West Coast Swing Community Dance

southern utah weekend events swing danceGet ready for some fun with instructor and DJ, Neil Duncan–a gold-level instructor. Music for the dance will primarily be pop-music that has sassy rhythms. Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Electric Theater. There will be a 30-minute West Coast Swing lesson followed by open dancing. Please access the event from the theater’s back parking lot, located at 45 S. Main St. $8 per person. No partner is needed. Many single-dancers attend, and many rotate. For information, visit Dance Scene Southern Utah.

The Comedy Machine

southern utah weekend events Comedy Machine Poster January 6thOn Friday at 8:30 p.m., enjoy three top comedic performances from the United States. Tickets are $15–$25 and can be purchased at Special birthday promotion for those born on June 1, 2, 3, or 4 can receive free admission. Must show picture ID with birth date at the CasaBlanca Box Office after 5 p.m. to receive the complimentary ticket. For more information, visit or call (877) 438-2929.

DJ Spinz at The One and Only

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DJ Spinz will be at the One and Only Friday night at 9 p.m. Dance the night away, have a few drinks, play pool, and have a great time! Contact The One and Only for more information.



Three-day and two night vacation giveaway with DJJohnnyUtah

southern utah weekend events Mikes tav give awayHosted by DJJohnnyUtah at Mikes Tavern Friday from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. All you have to do to enter is simply be there. No purchase necessary. Someone that attends the show that night will win a three-day and two night vacation. There will be a $5 cover charge at the door. This is a 21-and-older event. ID’s are required at the door. For information, visit, or call (435) 867-5990.

Game Night at Toadz

southern utah weekend events Toadz

Get your game face on! Game night is coming to Toadz every Friday featuring beer pong tournaments ($100 cash prize), trash can beer pong, corn hole, darts, and pool tables upstairs with many more games to choose from every week. Sign ups for beer pong start at 9 p.m. with the first game at 10 p.m. (You don’t have to drink to play.) Drink specials are $2 domestic beer bottles ads $3 wells. Come kick the party off May 26 for swag giveaways. There is not a cover charge. Must be 21 and older. For information, visit Toadz.

Zion Canyon Farmers Market

southern utah weekend events zion farmers marketThe 2017 season is Saturdays May 6–Oct. 14, rain or shine, from 9 a.m. to noon on the lawn of the Bit and Spur Restaurant and across from the Switchback Grille and Holiday Inn Express. The market was developed to provide a place for local farmers, backyard growers, and producers to sell their goods directly to consumers, to educate the consumers about local farming and seasonal eating, to encourage and promote the use of locally grown farm products, and to enhance quality of life in southern Utah by providing a community activity that fosters social gathering and interaction. For information, visit, or call (435) 772-0435.

Year-Round Farmer’s Market in Cedar City

Southern Utah Weekend Events Guide features the Year-Round Cedar City Farmers Market

Visit the only year-round farmer’s market in Utah, a real farmers market that sells only locally produced and grown fruit, vegetables, jam, bread, and other farm products. The event happens on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at the IFA parking lot. For information, contact Symbria Patterson at or call her at (435) 865-6792.

Beginning of summer La Verkin City Water Day

southern utah weekend events beginning of summer LaVerkinFun in the water, a dunk tank, a foam machine, water toys, and more Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For information, visit La Verkin City Water Day, or call (435) 635-2581.



Tie dye fundraiser party

southern utah weekend events guide Even StevensWho’s looking to get groovy this weekend? Slide thru and hang out for Even Stevens tie dye community fundraiser for the Doctors Volunteer Clinic of St. George. Kyote will be spinning a DJ set as well Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m. There are two tie dye options available for you tubular party people. Option 1 $30 (includes ES shirt and tie dye kit) and Option 2: $20 (tie dye kit) bring your own shirt. For more information, call (435) 251-6636.

Wirelefant at Zion Canyon Brew Pub

southern utah weekend events guide Zion Canyon Brew Pub

Wirelefant will perform at the Zion Canyon Brew Pub Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Their beer selection rotates regularly and includes flagship beers like  Jamaican Lager and Springdale Amber, Redemption IPA,  Delusion Ale, and Apricot Wheat. Listen to music while enjoying their large outdoor patio on the Virgin River with a stunning sunset view of the surrounding cliffs. For more information, call (435) 772-0336.

Kanab Outdoor Market

southern utah weekend events Kanab outdoor marketEvery Saturday from 4 to 9 p.m., the Kanab Outdoor Market will feature the usual farmers market offerings as well as food trucks. Free classes such as yoga or Zumba will be offered at 4 p.m., and live music will be performed from 7 to 9 p.m. There is no fee for vendors to participate, although anyone offering baked goods must have a cottage kitchen license. For information email, or visit Kanab Outdoor Market.

Date night and family night board games

southern utah weekend events guide: game night

Every Saturday night at 7 p.m., go to Game Haven in St. George for a night of board games. This is a fun date night event or a family night event. Board game nights are free and open to the public. For more information, call (435) 627-0616 or email


Yellow Brick Road at CasaBlanca

southern utah weekend events YBR casapoolooza 2017Las Vegas’ No. 1 classic rock band. Join in the fun poolside for this CasaPooloza concert Saturday 8 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. This is a 21-and-older event. ID’s are required. Swimming pool will be open during the event so bring your swimsuits. DJ Ricochet will be spinnin’ the rock tunes in between sets of Yellow Brick Road performing live. For more information, visit or call (877) 438-2929.

Fiyah Rootz at George’s Corner

southern utah weekend events guide George's CornerFiyah Rootz will perform at George’s Corner Saturday from 8 to 11 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit George’s Corner Restaurant and Pub.