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6 things in Logan to look forward to this summer

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John Mayer said it best, “A little bit of summer is what the whole year is all about.” Here in Utah, no place says summer like northern Utah’s Cache Valley, with festivals, fireworks, farmers markets, live performances and outdoor adventure all season long. So if you want to make the most of your summer, head to Logan for some fun—in and out of the sun.

Summerfest Arts Faire

If good food, great art, stellar music and blue skies are your thing, you’ll be feeling the love at Logan’s annual Summerfest Arts Faire June 17-19 at the Cache County Fairgrounds. Although it’s traditionally held on the grounds of the Logan Tabernacle, you’ll love the new location.

You and your family will join artists, musicians and food vendors as they share their talents and creations. Purchase fine art and one-of-a-kind gifts and experience the tastiest bites of summer, a Family Art Yard and Plein Air painting and photography contest. For more information, including hours and vendor lists, visit Logan Summerfest Arts Faire.

Arts Alive!

Live performance is back and Logan is again Utah’s Heart of the Arts. Here’s why.

Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre (performances, workshops and special events)

The 2021 summer lineup includes:

  • “I Do! I Do!” A tender 60-year journey through the married lives of Michael and Agnes. The score includes “My Cup Runneth over with Love.”
  • “Souvenir” A flashback to the musical career of Florence Foster Jenkins, a wealthy New York socialite with a famously uncertain sense of pitch and key.
  • “33 Variations” Discover why Beethoven was compelled to write 33 distinct variations on a simple theme by a minor music publisher.
  • “The Fantasticks” The story of neighboring fathers who fake a feud to trick their children into falling in love.
  • A special performance of the Mozart “Requiem” by American Festival Chorus and Orchestra

Tickets are available a la carte or as part of a season package. For more information on events, or to buy tickets, visit Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre.

The Lyric Rep Season (staged readings and interactive performances)

  • “The Mountaintop”
  • “Dreaming American”
  • “The Thanksgiving Play”
  • “InterACT X2”
  • “All the Way”
  • Vosco Call Concert

Performances at the Ellen Eccles Theatre

  • “Nunsense”
  • “Spamalot”

Cache Valley Cruise-In

Nothing says summer like sunshine and classic cars. You can get your fill of at the Cache County Fairgrounds, with the Cache Valley Cruise-in July Fourth weekend. Hosted by the Cache Valley Cruising Association, the annual show features cool rides from across the country along with food, souvenirs and a special concert.

This year, Cache Valley Cruise-in is proud to host Leann Rimes and The Linfords Friday, July 2 at 7:30 p.m. Concert tickets for the concert are currently available at Cache Valley Cruise-in.

Willow Park Fireworks Show

There’s nothing like a good Fourth of July show—unless, of course, it happens on the third of July. The City of Logan will be delighting residents and visitors with a spectacular show that will light up both skies and hearts. The show is free for all ages, so bring the entire family to 450 West 700 South. The show shoots off at 10 p.m., but you’ll want to arrive early to stake out a prime viewing spot.

Pioneer Day Celebration

What’s almost as big as the Fourth of July? Well, in Utah, it’s might be the 24th of July! In Logan, Pioneer Day is packed with activities and attractions for the entire family. Start your morning off right with a noncompetitive 1-3 mile fun run or an open grass volleyball tournament. Then splurge on a traditional pancake breakfast, served hot (and cheap!) at the Willow Park Lions Club Pavilion.

Other Pioneer Day activities include basketball, soccer and horseshoe tournaments, a family Zumba class, Flippen Out trampoline show, Pioneer Day parade, a performance by Ryan Shupe & the Rubber Band and, of course, a fantastic fireworks show.

For more information, including a complete schedule, visit Logan.org.

Fresh eats (and music!) at Gardeners’ Market

Cache Valley is a trove of fresh farm-to-table eats, and nowhere can that be experienced better than at the Gardeners Market, every Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the historic courthouse.

The Gardeners’ Market features fresh food and produce along with live music and other arts and crafts through Oct. 16.

With summer nearly here, Cache Valley is here to help you savor every moment. For more information on upcoming events and things to see and do, visit Explore Logan.