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With summer just around the corner, chances are you’ve already made a few vacation plans. But before you spend all your money on airfare, lodging and Disneyland tickets, you might want to do your family — and your wallet — a favor and opt for something closer to home.

Aside from having a fun-filled summer that won’t break the bank, here are 10 reasons you should consider a staycation in Logan.

Summerfest

Artisans, music lovers and foodies alike will enjoy the Summerfest Arts Faire, an annual event celebrating the arts in Cache Valley. Held on the grounds of the Logan Tabernacle, the festival features visual and performing artists’ work, as well as contests and activities that are free to the public.

Lyric Rep Theatre Season

If you’re a theatre buff, you might enjoy one of the many plays at the Lyric Rep Theatre. The 2019 season includes favorites such as “Mamma Mia!” and “A Raisin in the Sun.” For a full list of plays and ticket information, visit the Lyric Rep site.

Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre

If your family has a flair for the dramatic, check out the Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre. From Mozart to Disney, this event has a show or production for every age group to enjoy. This summer-long event goes through early August.

Cache Valley Cruise-In

Calling all car lovers – the Cache Valley Cruise-in is the perfect event for automotive enthusiasts. This three-day event is held in July and features street rods, street machines, customs, restored vehicles, motorcycles, and trucks.

Historic Adventures at American West Heritage Center

Experience life on the farm or on the old frontier with Historic Adventures at American West Heritage Center. Activities include train rides, cow milking, mountain man camp, pony rides, pioneer games and more.

Logan’s Freedom Fire Celebration

Join your family, friends, neighbors, and fellow Americans on Wednesday, July 3, to celebrate the U.S.A. at Logan's own patriotic Freedom Fire Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks Show at USU Maverik Stadium.

The celebration has entertainment provided by a variety of acts, including the Party Crashers, followed by a spectacular fireworks show after dark.

Cache Valley Mountain Man Rendezvous and Pioneer Festival

Want to know what it felt like to be a real-life pioneer or mountain man? Go back in time to the Cache Valley Mountain Man Rendezvous and Pioneer Festival July 19-20. Join the living history interpreters and learn all about the early settlers in 1820 to 1920. Enjoy a pre-war car show, quilt show, pie eating contest and bison tours. You can also check out Traders Row, throw a tomahawk, and become a mountain man with a skill demonstration.

Foodie Trek

Here’s an activity that’s sure to make your mouth water. Get a true taste of Cache Valley by visiting the food and unique product facilities that send local products all around the world. Enjoy some Pepperidge Farm goldfish crackers, Cox honey and Aggie ice cream on the Cache Valley Foodie Trek and Signature Products tour.

Summer Tunnel Tales

For a unique storytelling experience, take the family to Summer Tunnel Tales. Held the last weekend of July, enjoy an intimate and entertaining evening in one of the most extraordinary venues in the country. Tall tales, short stories and scintillating songs from some of the finest story artists and musicians around will fuel your imagination as they resonate from the ceilings, walls and floors of Logan’s Central Park tunnels.

Cache County Fair and Rodeo

It wouldn’t be summer without a good old fashioned fair and rodeo, and this year Cache County Fair and Rodeo is celebrating 140 years. With everything from carnivals to exhibitions and mutton busting, there’s something for the whole family to enjoy. Purchase your tickets for the carnival and rodeo online today.

Still looking for something fun to do? For a complete list of summer programs and events in Logan, visit the Cache Valley Visitors Bureau website today.