Brian Head, Cedar City, and Parowan are here to host your next big event!
Many families choose Brian Head because of its friendly, safe, and relaxing atmosphere. Local activities include mountain biking, hiking, fishing, ATV trails, scenic lift rides, rock climbing, disc golf, snowmobile trails, and rentals, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, nearby National Parks, and of course, skiing, snowboarding, and tubing. Being a resort town, Brian Head has several condominium reservation centers that offer everything from hotel-style rooms to four-bedroom family units to fully stocked cabins. Brian Head’s Town Park Facility and Bristlecone Pond include a playground, restrooms, volleyball court, and basketball courts. Contact Brian Head Town Hall for park reservations at (435) 677-2029.
Brian Head Resort offers planning services for groups of 20 or more for skiing, boarding, mountain biking, and scenic lift rides. Contact Brian Head Resort at (435) 677-2035 or www.brianhead.com.
Cedar City is a full-service community with a wide variety of lodging, dining, and activity choices. Groups can enjoy plays and seminars at the Utah Shakespeare Festival, the SimonFest Theater Co., and productions put on by the Southern Utah University College of Performing & Visual Arts. There’s also the Frontier Homestead State Park Museum, Daughter of the Utah Pioneer Museum, Cedar Canyon Walking Trail, and Park Discovery. Family reunion groups also love Cedar City for its convenient location to Zion, Bryce Canyon and Cedar Breaks National Monument.
The Southern Utah University Outdoors can help groups plan outdoor activities like hiking, kayaking, and cross country skiing for all ability levels, plus they offer a ropes course and workshops that cover outdoor skills and interests. For details call (435) 865-8704.
Cedar City Leisure Services has several baseball, softball, and soccer fields, a Lake at the Hills Urban Fishery, plus parks with playgrounds, and two parks with covered areas for picnics and programs. Contact the Cedar City Leisure Services at (435) 865-9223 for reservations or visit www.cedarcity.org.
The Three Peaks Recreational Complex and the Wood Ranch Recreational Area are popular for family gatherings as well. Contact the Cedar City Visitor Center at (435) 586-5124 or visit www.ironcounty.net.
Parowan’s “Mother Town” nickname comes from being the original Southern Utah settlement that spurred the colonization of the west, including places like Cedar City, St. George, and Las Vegas. Every corner of Parowan has a story to tell, from the preserved pioneer homes to Heritage Park to Old Rock Church to Meeks Pond. Parowan is a popular family reunion location for descendants of the original settlers and those interested in history. Many of the original homes and business buildings still line the downtown area of the community, along with a tree-lined Main Street that takes visitors on a nostalgic trip back through time.
Pioneer museums, a historic cemetery and numerous historic sites are open for family reunion groups. Parowan has three parks, an urban fishery, baseball and soccer fields. Contact Parowan City for more information at (435) 477-3331.
The Iron County Fairgrounds is also home in Parowan and features an indoor exhibition area with a full-service kitchen and a covered pavilion with a concession stand. Contact Parowan City for more information at (435) 477-8380.