Thursday, May 23, 2013

Summer Fun in Utah!

Looking for something FUN to do this summer? Below is a listing of many summer fun activities to keep your kids busy! Check back often, as this list is sure to grow weekly!

If you know of something that we may have missed, email us at

Enjoy Utah FREE Android App
Download our FREE Android app to keep track of events and fun things to do while on the go! (Don’t worry, we haven’t forgot about our iPhone users. We are still looking at our options for building an iPhone app. Stay tuned!)

Summer Pinterest Board
Browse through our Pinterest board of all things Summer Fun!

Planning Your Summer Fun
By having a plan, you will look back on the summer with fun memories instead of "should have's".

Kids’ Summer Movie Clubs 2013
A list of the programs you want to make sure and take advantage of this summer!

Fun Ideas:
  • 7 Backyard Summer Activities
    Having fun in the Summer doesn't require an expensive vacation, or a lot of money and effort. In fact, having fun in your backyard can create memorable summer moments!
  • History Bingo
    Have fun learning about these exciting historical figures, and keep track by printing this Historical Figures Bingo card. Kick off the project by seeing Night At The Wax Museum at The Empress Theatre.
  • Bake Cookies In Your Car
    A fun and eye-opening project for a hot day.
  • Summer Bingo
    Keep busy all summer long with this bingo sheet and resources of fun summer ideas!
  • Solar Powered S'mores
    No need for a fire....these s'mores cook all by themselves wrapped in foil using the sun's hot rays!
  • Summer Reading Programs (2013 info coming soon!)
    Summer vacation doesn't have to mean a break from learning. Encourage your kids to read with these summer reading programs.
  • Travel The World.....Through Your Mailbox
    Kids love getting mail, and this is a great way to keep their writing skills up during summer vacation.
  • Utah Road Trip Scavenger Hunt
    A scavenger hunt created by Utah Deal Diva to help you keep your kids busy on your next road trip!
  • Fun Road Trip Games and Ideas
    Going on a road trip? I am a big supporter of NO electronics in the car, even on long road trips. There are SO many things for kids to be doing instead of zoning out with electronics, including having great discussions with their parents! Some of our best conversations with our kids have been when we have them "trapped" in the car! This website will give you lots of fun ideas, including activities, games, songs, travel puzzles, tools and templates, printables and free activity books to take with you on your road trip. You can even download the FREE Utah Kids Travel Passport booklet.
  • FREE Summer Road Trip Book
    Download a free summer road trip book full of games and other activities to keep your kids busy on those long drives you have planned this summer.
  • 101 Bits Of Summer Fun
    A free downloadable book to keep your kids busy all summer long!
  • Alphabet Summer Book
    This is one of the coolest ideas I have seen! It gives you a TON of ideas of things to do this Summer! It's a downloadable book from a local idea FULL of summer ideas for every letter of the alphabet.

Fun Places To Go:
Outdoor Summer Movies
Parks around Utah offer movies under the stars. Check out our list of parks and other places that are offering summer movies. Grab a blanket and a snack, and pack up the family for a night under the stars!

Outdoor Summer Concerts
Grab a picnic, a blanket and the family, and enjoy an outdoor summer concert. Many of these are free at a park.

A list of favorite hikes from contributors and Randy and Natalie Ockey with Utah Valley Family Adventures. View their list of Favorite Hikes, and More Favorite Hikes.

Splash Pads
Splash pads are the new thing when it comes to keeping cool this summer. Here is our list of where to find splash pads in your area.

Utah State Parks “State of Adventure” Scavenger Hunt 
Visit  this summer, and earn points and prizes for completing certain tasks. Compete against other families in your neighborhood! Makes a great story for “What I Did Over Summer Vacation” when school starts back up in the Fall!

Learn all about Geocaching and how to get started with this guest post from Darcey with LiveLoveCache.

Biking Trails In Utah
The top five recommendations from local biker, Patrick Sisk, who is participating in the upcoming Tour de Cure.

Fairs and Festivals
Summer in Utah means a whole lot of fairs and festivals going on.

Farmers Markets
Many farmers markets in Utah are more than just selling local produce. Enjoy theme days, parades, crafts and more!

Enjoy Utah!'s Family Vacation Series
Are you at a loss for where to vacation this summer, and don't want to travel too far from home? Every Tuesday we post an idea of where to vacation in or close to Utah.

2013 LDS Pageants
Pageants are a fun way to get away for the weekend and also enjoy a play at the same time.

Summer Camps
Here is our list of summer day camps happening around the State.

Waterfall Hikes
There are many hikes in Utah that lead you to beautiful waterfalls.

Car Shows
Summer in Utah means car shows all over the state, mostly every weekend.


  1. I've been trying to download the Road Trip Passport, but it isn't working. Any suggestions?

    1. Hmm, I am not sure. Let me see what I can do.

    2. Try the link again. I just tried it, and it's working fine.

  2. Love these!!! I'll be linking to you from my list again this year! :)

    1. Thanks so much! :) Check back often, as we add to this over the next few weeks!


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