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 Cemetery
Monday 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 Bell
City 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 long
Get tickets at Ruby's Inn or at the Rodeo Entrance Gate
Bullriding available for any interested adults
Steer 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.

Downtown Yoga Festival
At the Leonardo downtown
Events are all weekend long.
Get your zen on.

Stan Crane Memorial Mountain Bike Race
In honor of a mountain bike racing enthusiast, the trail will get you ready for months of racing and riding.

Heber Valley Railroad's Wild West Days
Train ride, Magic show, Wild West show, photography and all things fun for the family.

The Park City Wild Half
5k, 10k and Half Marathon

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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