Welcome to Cedar City’s Historic Downtown Shopping District. A place to shop, dine, explore and enjoy. The hub of every community starts with their downtown and Cedar City’s Historic District is no exception. Quaint shops, art galleries, local restaurants, coffee houses, unique music store, an old time soda fountain, 1,000 seat Heritage Theater, historic sites, family- friendly events and activities keep Downtown Cedar City fun and vibrant.
WHAT TO DO DOWNTOWN
EAT & SHOP!
Downtown Cedar City features 47 local eateries, coffee houses, and shops plus southwest Utah’s only boutique winery.
Cedar City Rock Church
Considered to be the crown jewel of CedarCity’s Historic Downtown. This ornate building was built in the early 1930’s from donated labor and local materials. Free tours are available mid June -mid Aug. on scheduled days. Tour schedule is usually posted on the building or call Kimbell Weaver at 435-586-6759.
Historic Union Pacific Depot
The UP Depot was built in 1923 by the Union Pacific Railroad. The railroad contributed immensely to the growth of CedarCity’s main industries of mining and tourism. Cedar City was became known as the “Gateway to the National Parks” due to the Utah Parks Company. Utah Parks Co. brought thousands of visitors toCedar Cityby rail to transport to Bryce, Zion Cedar Breaks andGrand Canyon. Today, the historic Depot houses a restaurant, candy store and a seasonal antique’s store.
Throughout downtown, there are museum quality bronze statues commemorating the lives of four prominent citizens of Cedar Cityand their contribution to the region and to the world.
Heritage Theater & Festival Hall. The Heritage Center Theater is the home for the Neil Simon Festival (July & August), American Children’s Christmas Festival (Nov/Dec), and the Cedar City Music Arts (Sept –May.) Inside the Grand Lobby features photographs by famed landscape photographer Michael Fattali. Outside is a small stage for small concerts.
Musical Hot Spot. CedarCity has a growing reputation for a being a hot spot for live music featuring travelling bands and musicians from around the country. Several downtown businesses, including Groovacious Music Store, Mike’s Tavern, the Grind are venues for these music events. Check Events page for a complete schedule.
Main Street Park. Established in 1886, the park was originally known asLiberty Park. The Liberty Flag pole located in the park’s center was erected in 1928 by the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers and is considered to be one of the tallest flag poles in the West. Today, the lush lawns and 100 year-old trees provide a great place for a picnic or impromptu frisbee game. The park also features swings, a covered pavilion and newly constructed bandstand. The park is home to several events, including Utah Summer Games Athletes Expo, Groovefest American Music Festival, July Jamboree, and Mid Summer Renaissance Faire.
EXPAND YOUR MIND!
Cedar City Library in the Park. Constructed in 2004, the library is a beautiful state of the art facility that occasionally hosts regional art shows. The Library offers a great children’s section with story time every Thursday. The library often features traveling exhibits. Call 435-586-6661 for schedule . Located at 303 North 100 East, open Mon-Sat.
HONOR OUR HEROES!
Veteran’s Memorial Park. Large scale memorials including statues and walking trails have been constructed to honor veterans of the World Wars, Afghanistan/Iraqi Freedom, Korean andVietnamWars. Open all year, daylight hours only, and weather permitting. Located next to the Coal Creek Trail at Freedom Way/200 N and 200 East.
RUN, WALK or BIKE !
Coal Creek Parkway Trail. This paved, scenic walking trail is located along the banks of Coal Creek and weaves its way up into Cedar Canyon for 3.5 miles. The trail is perfect for roller-blades, bikes, strollers, or just an afternoon walk with a loved one or pet. There are also exercise stations along the trail. Access points from the Downtown areVeteransPark and City Baseball Fields.
EXPERIENCE LOCAL FOOD & WINE!
Downtown Farmers Market
Local framer’s, artisan food producers, artists and crafters converge on the downtown every Wednesday (July-September) in an open air market celebrating everything local. Free to the public.
Iron Gate Winery
Downtown also features southwest Utah’s only boutique winery. The Iron Gate winery produces a variety of wines that you can experience in their tasting room. Open late in the summer for theater patrons. Located 100 N. 200 W. (435) 867-9463
Southern Utah University Campus is landscaped with fountains, lush vegetation, and beautiful bronze statues. The outdoor Adam’s Memorial Shakespeare Theatre courtyard is home to the Tony Award winning Utah Shakespeare Festival and is a fitting atmosphere similar to merry-old England. The Greek themed Eccles Coliseum features statues, towers, spires and the stainless steel Utah Summer Games cauldron that sits atop a 2002 Olympic LegacyMonument. Along with the beautiful landscaping and lush vegetation this walking tour is filled with museum quality sculptures. For a brochure and map with all the locations of the sculptures stop by the Iron County Visitor Center (581 N Main St,CedarCity) or pick one up on campus. Located at 351 W. University Blvd, Cedar City.
St Jude’s Episcopal Church Labyrinth is open from late June through August from 11:30 to 1:30 or by appointment. A labyrinth is a single, non-branching path, which leads to the center. Its purpose is to provide a simple path for meditation and contemplation. Located at 70 North 200 West Street. (435) 586-3623.
LIVE IT UP! From car shows, to bike races, to street festivals, to concerts in the park, most of our community events are rooted in Cedar City’s Downtown. Check our Events page for more information.