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13 Weeks of Summer Family Fun

Posted On
May 23, 2018
Things to Do

Family time is the best time to create lasting memories, strong connections, and loving relationships within our families. After all, all these things take time. There are many great ways a family can create together time. One of our favorites is playtime! We wholeheartedly believe that families that play together stay together.

We all know the older we get the faster time seems to slip on by. Make the best of your Heber Valley summer with our guide for making the most of your 13 weeks of summer. Nothing would be worse than asking yourself at the end of the summer “where did all that time go?”

You don’t have to travel far to make this summer one the whole family will remember, explore your own backyard, the Heber Valley. Create your own list of things to do or add to this one with more ideas at

1 - Sweet Treats:

Cure your sweet tooth with a fresh pastry at Belle’s Bakery or the Midway Bakery on Main. Cool off with a tasty shake from Dairy Keen or a dirty soda from Quench it or Dotties Kolaches. Other sweet spots you won’t want to miss are Suss Cookies and Mrs. Call’s Caramels - you can thank us later.  

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2 - Free Fishing Day:

Grab your fishing pole and a buddy and head to any of Utah’s public rivers, lakes, or reservoirs and catch a fish. June 9, 2018 is FREE fishing day - that’s right, no fishing license required.  

Read more about fishing:

Provo River Guide

3 - Planes/Trains/Automobiles:

No matter your preferred mode of travel, the Heber Valley boasts some of the most classic machinery ever built.  Let off some steam at the Heber Valley Railroad or check out the Planes and Horsepower Car Show which takes place on August 4 at the Heber Valley Airport. Stroll around at the Back to the 50’s Car Show on June 23.

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4 - Zipline:

Why spend your summer watching TV when you can enjoy breath-taking thrills at Zipline Utah or Provo Canyon Adventure. Both ziplines are designed for extreme fun, so pick a day, make a reservation, and take a lot of pictures of some of the most fun you’ll ever have!

Read more about Ziplining:

Heber Valley Summer Story: Zipline Utah

5 - Horseback Riding:

If you’ve never experienced horseback riding in the Heber Valley, you’ve never truly lived.  With endless trail systems and beauty around every bend, horseback riding is the perfect way of breaking up monotonous days while making new, four-legged friends.  Let KB Horses, Daniel’s Summit Lodge, or Rocky Mountain Outfitters handle the details while you experience the magic of horseback riding.

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6 - Live Music:

Heber Valley has warm days and cool nights. Take advantage of the beautiful weather at some of the many summer concerts. Heber City Main Street Park comes alive Thursday evenings with a fun farmers market and free concert. The Homestead and Zermatt Resorts turn up the volume with Friday and Saturday night music line ups. From country to jazz, from classical to classic rock, you’ll get your toes tapping.  

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Free time and Free Activities

7 - Trails - hiking, biking, ATV:

Miles, and miles and miles of trails weave and meander throughout the valley. Pull out the mountain bike a the 23 mile Sorensen trail at UVU Wasatch Campus. Hike over a dozen different trails at Wasatch Mountain State Park the Heber Valley Overlook and WOW Trails. Or pump up the adrenaline aboard an ATV from Uinta Recreations, Lofty Peaks, Wasatch Excursions or New Heights Rentals exploring hundreds of miles of National Forest trails. You never have to take the same trail twice!

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Heber Valley Summer Story: Mountain Biking

8 - Golf:

90 holes of mountain golf await you at five award winning courses in the Heber Valley. With stunning vistas, challenging play, and cooler temperatures, you’ll be wanting to play all summer long. Added bonus - Golf Week recently listed the Gold and Silver courses at Soldier Hollow Golf Course as two of the top ten course to play in Utah.

Read more about Golf:

90 Holes of Golf in a Long Weekend in Heber Valley

9 - Kohler Creamery:

Learn what it takes to be a real farmer at the Kohler Creamery and Dairy. Learn why pampered cows make delicious cheese. See how milk is made into cheese, pet baby animals, and sample some of the nearly 40 varieties of homemade cheese produced right here in the Heber Valley.

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10 - Make A splash:

Make a splash in Heber Valley this summer. Try your feet at paddle boarding or kayaking on one of three reservoirs, dive into the Homestead Crater, experience the rapids while tubing down the Provo River or relax on the beach at Deer Creek State Park.

11 - Arts:

Try something different this summer and explore the arts in the Heber Valley. Enjoy musical theater as High Valley Arts performs Roald Dahl’s classic Willy Wonka. Stroll through hundreds of paintings during the Midway Art Associations Plein Air Festival. Step back in time at the Commemorative Air Force Museum to learn and feel what it was like to be a pilot in WWII.

12 - Rodeo/County Fair:

Boot, chaps and cowboy hats are encouraged during the Wasatch County Fair and Mountain Valley Stampede Rodeo. This family friendly fair lasts an entire week. Starting on July 27 with a two-day Demolition Derby. Activities include an outdoor movie, fair exhibits, carnival rides, a parade, and fireworks. Conclude your hometown experience with a grand finale rodeo on August 3 & 4.    

Read more about the County Fair:

Wasatch County Fair Days

13 - Labor Day Weekend:

Swiss Days/Sheepdog: One of the best ways to wrap up your summer of fun is to attend the annual Swiss Days festivities (the parade is especially cool) while also taking in a trip to the Soldier Hollow Sheepdog Championships.  Both events feature family-friendly activities, unique crafts and boutiques, and a lot of great food. The splash dog competitions will make you grin until your cheeks hurt, so bring your friends and have a ball (just not the kind dogs chew on).

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Insider tips for Labor Day Weekend in Heber Valley


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