Pumpkin Festival

pumpkin-festival-cedar-cityThe Pumpkin Festival will be Saturday, October 15, 2016 at the Diamond Z Arena from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

$5 per child. Activities include cookie decorating, face painting, Home Depot craft, fish pond and much more! Pick a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch!

It is sponsored by Cedar View Pediatric Dentistry and the proceeds will go towards the Women in Business scholarship fund.

For more information, contact Deniece at 435-586-4484 or 868-8239


Zombie Apocalypse 5K

Cedar City Zombie Apocalypse 5K

Cedar City Zombie Apocalypse 5K Cedar City, UT, United States – The very first Cedar City Zombie Apocalypse 5K is a 3.1… – October 8, 2016


The very first Cedar City Zombie Apocalypse 5K is a 3.1 mile run on the south end of Cedar City. This 5K run is designed for both the runner and non-runner.


zombie-apocalypse-5k-cedar-cityThe Story: Cedar City has been overrun with zombies. However, there is hope. Two camps remain in seperate safe zones. However, when you get to one, you find out it has been overrun with zombies. It is now up to you to survive, you must run 3.1 miles from one camp to another without becoming zombie food.

The Objective: Run, climb, crawl, sprint, and use your wits to get from one camp to another 3.1 miles away without losing all of your flags. If you do, you survived the zombie apocalypse…for now. If you don’t, you become a zombie yourself. But not to worry, both the survivor and the nonsurvivor will get a finishers prize.

The Participant: There are two types of participants, the first is the runner. The second is a zombie. Zombies will provide their own clothing, however torn and trashed they may be (must be modest), we will provide the make-up. Professional and student make-up artists will “zombify” the zombie participants.

Village: “Villages” consist of at least three no more than five runners. Each “village” will come up with a name, and develop a costume. The “village” with the best costume and team name, decided by appointed judges, will receive a prize (yet to be determined, but most likely a gift card).

Check-In: Participant Check-in will take place at the Cedar City Aquatic Center (2090 W Royal Hunte Drive). Beginning at 7:30 AM. If you signed up to be a Zombie, you must show up at the Aquatic Center by 6 AM to receive your make-up. Make-up artists from Evans Hairstyling College are “zombifying” all the zombies. From there, you will then take your specified place on the course.




If you have signed up to be a “Zombie”, you must arrive at the starting line at 6 AM for make-up. From there, you will be assigned to a specific location on the course. Please keep in mind that you are limited in your space of chasing down the “Survivor”. You can only chase the “survivor” for a length of about 25 yards. YOU ARE ONLY ALLOWED TO TAKE ONE FLAG PER RUNNER. Further, as a Zombie you are expected to be on the course for the entirety of the event.


  1. Under no circumstances should the “Survivor” and the “Zombie” participant be allowed to engage in physical contact with each other. The only physcial contact that will be tolerated will be the “Zombie” participant reaching for the “Survivor’s” flag. If you are caught pushing, shoving, fighting, or any other physical altercation of any kind, both participants will be removed from the race immediatly and no refunds or transfers will be allowed.
  2. Place your flags in the manner of flag football (two on the side one in the back). Zombies will be trying to grab them and to minimize the chance that you don’t get touched in places you don’t want to follow this rule!
  3. If necessary, sacrifice your friends and family to save your life. You don’t need to outrun everyone, just the person behind you.
  4. Have fun! This race is not competetive at all, it is all in the name of having a good time. So make it one for yourself and everyone involved.


The proposed course will start at Cedar Middle School and end there. Runners sprint from the Cedar Middle School field where they must endure a rocky, and fairly steep decent down to the trail. From there runners will run along the trail avoiding zombies. Eventually, they will make a left turn, cross the street onto a livestock trail. This trail at first is a steep climb, but evens out and begins to descend towards Home Depot. Runners must then cross another street make their way to the Sheep Tunnel. The Sheep Tunnel was built to accomodate livestock, but is now rarely used to since there are other alternative means to move livestock. Runners must enter the dark narrow sheep tunnel and try not to get their flags taken as they encounter zombie after zombie. If runners manage to survive, they come out the opposite end and finish at Cedar Middle School. For a reference of the map, view it here. 

**Please note: Course is steep and rocky in some areas and is subject to change


Aid stations will be availabe throughout the course. Although, we encourage the participants to stay hydrated, we ask that participants do not linger at the aid stations for very long. While at the aid stations, Zombies are not allowed to grab any flags, but the longer the participant waits the more likely zombies are to notice and grab a flag as the participant leaves the aid station. In other words, DRINK AT YOUR OWN RISK.


Spectators are encouraged to view the race. However, spectators are only allowed at the starting and finish line (Park Discovery 2077 W Royal Hunte Drive).

Event Schedule

  • October 8 08:00 AM EDT – Zombie Apocalypse 5K Wave 1
  • October 8 08:15 AM EDT – Zombie Apocalypse 5K Wave 2
  • October 8 08:30 AM EDT – Zombie Apocalypse 5K Wave 3
  • October 8 08:45 AM EDT – Zombie Apocalypse 5K Wave 4
  • October 8 09:00 AM EDT – Zombie Apocalypse 5K Wave 5

Contact Information

  • Name Cameron Christensen

  • Phone 435-586-2770

Health Fair & Flu Shots


The Cedar City Hospital will be hosting their annual health fair and flu shoot out on Saturday, September 24th, 2016 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the hospital. This event is for Cedar City and all of Iron County.

The Southwest Utah Public Health Department is providing their flu shots at the health fair, please bring $20 payment or insurance card. Wear a short sleeve shirt.

Free screenings and booths at the fair include: prescription drug disposal, dietitian, nutrition, cancer prevention, mammography information, pediatric dental screening, hearing screening, joint screening, blood pressure & body mass index screening, kidney & hypotension screening, low income clinic info, 5K family walk, hearing and balance screening, vision & glaucoma screening, downwinders, domestic violence prevention, diabetes education, emergency preparedness, sports medicine and more!

This event has been added to the calendar.

More information can be obtained on the Cedar City Hospital Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/cedarcityhospital/

Homecoming Week at SUU packed with activities

Homecoming Week at SUU packed with activities

Thunderbird alumni nationwide will be flying back to Cedar City this week for an array of Homecoming activities.​​ “Whether you were the colors of the navy and blue of Branch Agricultural College and College of Southern Utah, the turquoise and coral of Southern Utah State College, or the red and white of Southern Utah University, these colors, and these ties run through our blood,” according to a SUU news release.

Kite Flight for Reading and Sight

Kite Flight for Reading and Sight 2015 - Cedar City Middle School
Cedar City Kite Flight

The Kite Flight for Reading and Sight will be Saturday, April 25th, 2015 at the Cedar Middle School lawn next to Park Discovery from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Have your child bring their reading chart to get a kite, book or movie ticket.

Presented by the Cedar City and Parowan Lions Clubs.

Questions? Email Mark at mrnelson7349@gmail.com

Utah UFO Festival

Utah UFO Festival - Cedar City
Utah UFO Festival

The Utah UFO Festival will be held in August 2015 and was started by Nathan and Joseph Cowlishaw.

Events at the Cedar City UFO Festival include a day-long caravan and camping trip to Area 51, a UFO movie festival at the historic downtown movie theatre, vendors and entertainment at the main street park and keynote speakers at the heritage center.

Speakers will include Travis Walton, Stanton Friedman, Kathleen Marden, the Navajo Rangers, Clifford Mahooty, Chris O’brian, Alejandro Rojas, Jim Mann, Stacey Wright, Erica Lukes, Richard Dolan, Dave Rosenfeld, Derrel Sims, Yvonne Smith and Jim Allen.