Activities & Events

Neil Simon Festival

2003 - The Odd Couple
Neil Simon and Big Yellow Inn
Cedar City, Utah
2008 - I DO! I DO!
Neil Simon and Bed & Breakfast  -   See Neil Simon plays right here in Cedar City

Now preparing for its 11th season, the Neil Simon Festival celebrates the works of America's most popular playwright and his contemporaries. Each summer, from mid-July to mid-August, in the beautiful Heritage Center Theater in Cedar City, Utah, a professional company of artisans produces comedies in repertory. In addition, new comedies, chosen from among the entries to our New Play Contest, will receive staged readings. So come enjoy the incredible natural beauties of Southern Utah's Color Country, and join us in our celebration of America's great comedies. Come Laugh With Us!

Frontier Homestead State Park

Utah Shakespeare Festival  -   Exhibits and hand on experiences.

Lack of iron was a major concern to pioneers who began settling Utah in 1847. When iron ore was discovered in southern Utah, Mormon leader Brigham Young called for volunteers to colonize the Cedar City area in November of 1851. Ten months later, the colony completed a blast furnace and began to operate an iron foundry. A desire to preserve and interpret the history of this endeavor eventually led to the establishment of the Iron Mission State Park in 1973. (Now Frontier Homestead)

Canyon Ridge Golf Course

Golfing in Cedar City
Cedar City, Golf
Go golfing in cedar city, utah  -   The course Overlooks Cedar City

The Canyon Ridge Golf Course is an 18 hole course in the foothills of Cedar City. It is just a few minutes drive down Main Street. Tee times and other information can be seen at

Sorenson Physical Education Facility

Indoor Pool
Indoor Track
Utah Shakespeare Festival
Climbing Wall
Fitness Center
Sorenson Building
Utah Shakespeare Festival  -   Under two blocks from the Inn

The J.L. Sorenson Physical Education Building features 5 racquetball courts, a suspended indoor track, 3 full-size basketball courts (which can be used as volleyball or pickle courts as well), outdoor tennis courts, outdoor pickle courts, a wrestling room, an aerobics/dance room, a full size weight and fitness room, and an Olympic size swimming pool, the only one of its kind in southern Utah.

Cedar City Aquatic Center

Cedar City Pool
Southern Utah Pool
Swimming in Cedar City, Utah  -   Indoor & outdoor pools with a water slide.

The Aquatic Center opened in January of 2011.  It has several swimming pools and a large play area for kids.  It has a lazy river to float in and a large water slide. The hours and prices can be seen at

Southern Utah University

Old Main
Utah Shakespeare Festival
The Bell Tower
Harris Center & Track
Old Main
Utah Shakespeare Festival  -   Get your tickets at and walk to the plays

From its founding in 1897, Southern Utah University has evolved from a teacher training institution to now become Utah’s designated liberal arts and sciences university. There is always some type of event or activity going on at SUU.

Cedar City Historic Downtown Shopping District

Main Street
Main Street in Cedar City
Christmas Parade
Shops in Cedar City Utah
Livestock Festival
Historic Main Street

Shopping is an easy walk from the Inn

The historic downtown has quaint shops, local restaurants, coffee houses, a unique music store, an old time soda fountain, antique stores, and regional arts & crafts shops. Historical buildings in the district include the Old Post Office, the Rock Church and the Union Pacific Railroad Depot. Stores are open all year with most shops open Mon-Sat. The shopping district includes the area of Main Street from 200 North to University Blvd.  -   View Calendar of upcoming events.

The Cedar city - Brian Head tourism & Convention Bureau posts a nice calendar to view many of the upcoming events and attractions. View the calendar at

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