Your Guide to Memorial Day Weekend in Utah

May 10, 2016
By: Ann Whittaker

Memorial Day means a lot of things to a lot of different people, and every Utahn has their favorite traditions. Here's your guide to all things Memorial Day in Utah including Memorials, Camping Info and Events to look forward to.

A Day of Remembrance

How to pay tribute to the brave men and women who fought (and fight) for our freedom:

Fort Douglas Museum (Salt Lake City)

Memorial Day program at Fort Douglas CemeteryMonday morning 9:15 a.m.Music, wreath laying, gun salute, memorial prayers and remarks

Memory Grove (Salt Lake City)

Visit memorials for Utah's veterans and a replica of the Liberty BellCity Creek Canyon road is great for walking, jogging and cycling

Veterans Cemetery & Memorial Park (Bluffdale)

Setting up Camp

Check out all the things you'll need for a successful weekend in a tent or RV:

Camping with kids? Start with our Tips for Camping with Kids article to learn some sweet tricks to keep those littles entertained and outta trouble.




Salt Lake City Campgrounds

Park City Campgrounds

Ogden Campgrounds

Zion National Park Campgrounds

Arches National Park Campgrounds

Bryce Canyon National Park Campgrounds

Canyonlands National Park Campgrounds

Capitol Reef National Park Campgrounds


Salt Lake City Hiking Trails

Park City Hiking Trails

Ogden Hiking Trails

Zion National Park Hiking Trails

Arches National Park Hiking Trails

Bryce Canyon National Park Hiking Trails

Canyonlands National Park Hiking Trails

Capitol Reef National Park Hiking Trails

Celebrate Good Times

There's a whole lotta events 'round this state to kick off summer with family and friends:

Antelope Island Cowboy Poetry & Music Gathering

Antelope Island State Park | Fielding Garr Ranch• A 4-day event with the best western musicians and cowboy poets in the State of Utah• Take a historic wagon ride, visit booths with saddle makers, hat makers, spurs, chaps and other cowboy collectibles• Two dinner shows (Friday and Saturday evening)• Cowboy Church on Sunday morning• Potluck Campfire sing-along Sunday evening• Games and educational activities for kids• Western food for breakfast, lunch and dinner More info here.

Bryce Canyon Country Rodeo

Rodeos are held nightly, Wednesday - Saturday all summer longGet tickets at Ruby's Inn or at the Rodeo Entrance GateBullriding available for any interested adultsSteer riding and sheep riding available for the littles

Salt Lake Bees Baseball

Summer time? Baseball time. Right? Kick off your summer with a night at the ballpark.

Heber Valley Railroad's Wild West Days

Train ride, Magic show, Wild West show, photography and all things fun for the family.

Golden Spike Railroad Reenactment

When the coasts met up for the first time, thanks to a little somethin' called the Transcontinental Railroad, there was a darn big ceremony and the entire nation celebrated. Come watch people dressed in 19th century garb reenact a dramatic meeting of the coasts with a...wait for it...golden spike!

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