Every summer, cities and counties in Utah hold festivals that give families the opportunity to experience the unique features of the particular area.

Following are some of the festivals that families can look forward to this summer. Please note that this list is not all-inclusive.

Duchesne County Fair
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Dates: Aug. 1-8

Highlights include barrel racing, demolition derby, parade, rodeo and fireworks. See duchesnecountyfair.com.

Summit County Fair
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Dates: Aug. 1-8

Highlights include petting zoo, fireworks, carnival and food booths. See summitcountyfair.org.

Photo: Tyler Orgill, 6, walks his sheep at the Summit County Fair in 2003.

Alpine City Days
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Dates: Aug. 3-8

Highlights include sports tournaments, parade and fireworks. See alpinecity.org.

Photo: Children reach out to pet a goat during the Alpine Days celebration in 2005.

Cache County Fair
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Dates: Aug. 3-8

Highlights include food vendors, carnival and rodeo. See cachecounty.org/fair.

Photo: Cole Wiser leads a rider on a pony ride at the Cache County Fair in 2000.

Carbon County Fair
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Dates: Aug. 3-8

Highlights include carnival, demolition derby and live entertainment. See carboncountyfair.com.

Juab County Fair
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Dates: Aug. 3-8

Highlights include demolition derby, ranch and ATV rodeo, cupcake wars, and robot wars. See juabcountyfair.com.

Lindon Days
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Dates: Aug. 3-8

Highlights include 5K, lawnmower race, car show and mini rodeo. See lindoncity.org/lindon-days.htm.

Midvale Harvest Days
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Dates: Aug. 3-8

Highlights include games in the park, 5K, parade and fireworks. See midvaleharvestdays.com.

Sevier County Fair
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Dates: Aug. 3-8

Highlights include monster truck show, rodeo, magic show, movie in the park ("Babe") and barrel racing. See seviercountyfair.net.

Millard County Fair
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Dates: Aug. 4-9

Highlights include concerts, tethered hot air balloon rides and food. See millardcounty.com/events/millard-county-fair.html.

Weber County Fair
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Dates: Aug. 5-8

Highlights include food, concerts and carnival. See webercountyfair.org/home.

Sandy Balloon Festival
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Dates: Aug. 7-8

Highlights include live entertainment, food and hot air balloons. See sandy.utah.gov/government/community-events/balloon-festival.html.

Rich County Fair
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Dates: Aug. 10-15

Highlights include dancing, rodeo and fireworks. See richcountyut.org/calendar.htm.

Davis County Fair
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Dates: Aug. 12-15

Highlights include exhibits, games and elephant rides. See daviscountyutah.gov/fair.

Photo: Madison Crossman, 2, enjoys a ride at the Davis County Fair in 2009.

Kane County Fair
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Dates: Aug. 12-15

Highlights include Dutch oven cook-off, night fun run, games and parade. See nowplayingutah.com/event/detail/441913683/Kane_County_Fair.

Salt Lake County Fair
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Dates: Aug. 12-15

Highlights include jousting tournament, dinosaurs and concerts. See facebook.com/pages/Salt-Lake-County-Fair/79684351563.

Photo: Hannah Alexander, 5, and Bruce Alder, 9, visit a white pekin duck during the Salt Lake County Fair in 2010.

San Juan County Fair
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Dates: Aug. 12-15

Highlights include live entertainment and vendors. See sjcfair.org.

Utah County Fair
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Dates: Aug. 12-15

Highlights include animal exhibits, demolition derby, monster trucks and live entertainment. See utahcountyfair.org.

Photo: Morgan Perry washes her steer in preparation to show at the Utah County Fair in 2004.

Washington County Fair
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Dates: Aug. 12-15

Highlights include carnival, laser light show, parade and animal exhibits. See washcofair.net.

Garfield County Fair
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Dates: Aug. 14-15

Fair currently being planned. See garfield.utah.gov.

Box Elder County Fair
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Dates: Aug. 22-29

Highlights include 5K, parade and rodeo. See boxeldercounty.org/fair.htm.

Magna Main Street Arts Fest

Dates: Aug. 22

Highlights include art show, dancing, food, street performances, and arts and craft booths. See facebook.com/events/697252377068699.

Sanpete County Fair
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Dates: Aug. 22-29

Highlights include car show, parade and rodeo. See sanpetecountyfair.net.

Photo: Spectators watch the horse pull at the Sanpete County Fair in 2000.

Western Legends (Kanab)
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Dates: Aug. 27-29

Highlights include movie location tours, food and craft vendors, and cowboy music and poetry. See westernlegendsroundup.com.

Photo: Hailey Rogers, right, and Devin Holland perform at the Western Legends Round-Up Dinner in 2002.

Iron County Fair
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Dates: Sep. 3-7

Highlights include 5K, mud bog, car show and rodeo. See ironcountyfair.net.

Orem Timpanogos Storytelling Festival
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Dates: Sept. 3-5

Highlights include music and storytelling. See timpfest.org.

Photo: Fans wait for autographs at the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival in 2012.

Midway Swiss Days
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Dates: Sept. 4-5

Highlights include art and craft vendors, food and parade. See midwaycityut.org.

Photo: Pat Tutt wears a Swiss flag on his head while selling Garlic Graters at Swiss Days in 2012.

Payson Onion Days
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Dates: Sept. 4-7

Highlights include food and boutique, vendors and parade. See paysonutah.org/news_events.oniondays.html.

Photo: David Vance rides down the parade route at the Payson Golden Onion Days parade in 2007.

Brigham City Peach Days

Dates: Sept. 9-12

Highlights include 10K, motorcycle show, carnival and parade. See bcareachamber.com/pages/peach-days-schedule.

Fillmore Old Capitol Arts and Living History Festival
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Dates: Sept. 9-12

Highlights include living history exhibits and demonstrations, food, art vendors and live entertainment. See oldcapitolartsandlivinghistoryfestival.org.

Utah State Fair
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Dates: Sept. 10-20

Highlights include exhibits, live entertainment, barrel racing and children's activities. See utahstatefair.com.

Photo: Ellyn Hae, front, and John Berthe entertain visitors at the Utah State Fair in 2013.

Sandy City Heritage Days
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Dates: Sept. 12

Highlights include food, activities and entertainment. See sandy.utah.gov.

Beaver County Fair
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Dates: Sept. 20-26

Highlights include games, pageants, live entertainment, demolition derby and rodeo. See beavercountyfair.com.

Santa Clara Swiss Days
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Dates: Sept. 24-26

Highlights include 5K, pancake breakfast, parade, live entertainment and family history lectures. See sccity.org/swiss-days.

Events to put on the 2016 calendar

The following slides show events that have already occurred this year, but don't worry — you can always watch for them around the same time next year.

Ephraim Scandinavian Festival
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2015 dates: May 22-23

Highlights include a parade, food, bus tour and storytelling. See scandinavianfestival.org.

Photo: Hyrum Hunter of Aurora demonstrates old-fashioned blacksmithing at the Scandinavian Heritage Festival in Ephraim in 2008.

Spring City Heritage Days
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2015 date: May 23

Highlights include breakfast, an art and antique sale, and a historic home tour. See friendsofhistoricspringcity.org.

Cedar Hills Family Festival
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Dates: June 1-6

Highlights include a carnival, craft and food booths and a parade. See cedarhills.org/news-events/family-festival.

Photo: Members of the Alpine band Schema, from left to right, Prenten Frazier, Steve Hulme, Michael Hulme and Josh Palmer, compete in the battle of the bands held as part of the Cedar Hills Family Festival in 2006..

Eagle Mountain Pony Express Days
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Dates: June 2-6

Highlights include a softball tournament, carnival and fireworks. See emcity.org/departments/special-events/pony-express-days.

Photo: Scouts from Troop 1010 and members of the Cedar Pass 13th Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints take pictures after marching in the Pony Express Days parade in Eagle Mountain in 2010.

South Jordan Country Festival
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Dates: June 5-6

Highlights include concerts, a parade, a carnival and Dutch oven cook-off. See sjc.utah.gov/recreation/countryfest.asp.

Photo: A pair of young spectators watch the rodeo events at the South Jordan Country Fest in South Jordan, UT.

Gunnison Dairy Days
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Dates: June 6-7

Highlights include lawn mower races, carnival and petting zoo. See facebook.com/GunnisonValleyDairyDays.

Springville Art City Days
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Dates: June 6-13

Highlights include balloon launch, booths and crafts boutique, fireworks and a parade. See springville.org/art-city-days.

Photo: A ride spins fairgoers around during Art City Days at Civic Center Park in Springville in 2014.

Uintah County Fair
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Dates: June 6-13

Highlights include a demolition derby, carnival, movie in the park ("Frozen") and classic car show. See uintahcountyfair.com.

Saratoga Splash Days
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Dates: June 6-13

Highlights include parade, watermelon eating contest, carnival and movie in the park ("Big Hero 6"). See saratogaspringscity.com.

Orem Summerfest
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Dates: June 12-13

Highlights include children's and grand parade, baby contest and car show. See summerfest.orem.org.

Photo: Rose Foster, 3, and her brother, Freeman, 22 months, are greeted by Orem firefighter David Forsyth during the Summerfest Parade in Orem in 2006.

Brigham City Heritage Arts Festival
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Dates: June 13

Highlights include performances, quilt show and children's games. See brighamcity.utah.gov/heritage-arts-festival.html.

Kaysville Arts and Music Festival
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Dates: June 13

Highlights include concert (Ryan Shupe and the Rubber Band), food and movie in the park ("The Lego Movie"). See kaysvillecommunityevents.com/Art---Music-in-the-Park.html.

Utah Scottish Fest and Highland Games
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Dates: June 13-14

Highlights include Scottish music concerts, dancing and food booths. See utahscots.org.

Photo: A festival attendee walks past Scottish flags flying in the wind during the Utah Scottish Association Highland Games and Scottish Festival in 2009.

Coalville BBQ Festival
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Dates: June 14

Highlights include concert, fireworks and, of course, barbecue. See utahdigitalweb.com/splashpage/Coalville_City/Coalville_City_BBQ.html.

Nibley Heritage Days
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Dates: June 15-20

Highlights include art contest, children's bike parade, movie in the park ("Into the Woods") and fireworks. See nibleycity.com.

Pleasant Grove Strawberry Days
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Dates: June 15-20

The longest-running city celebration in Utah (first celebrated in 1921), highlights of Strawberry Days include parade, rodeo, tea party with author Julianne Donaldson and fireworks. See strawberrydays.org.

Photo: Children try to catch fish and play in the water as part of Strawberry Days in 2009.

Bryce Canyon Astronomy Festival
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Dates: June 17-20

Highlights include planet walk, presentations and lectures and stargazing. See nps.gov/brca/planyourvisit/astrofest.htm.

Jacob Hamblin Days (Kanab)
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Dates: June 17-20

Highlights include rodeo, horseshoe throwing tournament and Butch Cassidy lecture by Bill Betensen. See jacobhamblindays.com.

Photo: Jacob Hamblin Days in Kanab in 2010.

Logan Summerfest Arts Faire
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Dates: June 18-20

Highlights include concerts, food and contests. See logansummerfest.com.

WestFest
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Dates: June 18-21

Highlights include movie under the stars ("Big Hero 6"), talent show and international cuisine. See westfest.org.

Photo: Dakota Hunt, 13, left, and Jaymin Clancy, 10, right, slip down a slide at the carnival at WestFest 2007.

Fort Herriman Days
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Dates: June 19-20

Highlights include Nathan Osmond concert, parade, car show and movie in the park ("How to Train Your Dragon 2"). See herriman.org/events/fort-herriman-days.

Tooele Arts Festival
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Dates: June 19-21

Highlights include plein air competition and children's art yard. See tooeleartsfestival.org.

Lehi Roundup
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Dates: June 21-28

Highlights include 5K and 10K, parade, sports tournaments and rodeo. See lehi-ut.gov/discover/roundup.

Photo: Lewis Field at the Lehi Roundup rodeo in 2005.

Panguitch Valley Balloon Rally
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Dates: June 26-28

Highlights include hot air balloons — lots and lots of hot air balloons. See panguitchvalleyballoonrally.com.

Mount Pleasant Hub City Days
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Dates: July 2-5

Highlights include children's parade, fireworks and rodeo. See sanpete.com/pages/hub_city.

Provo Freedom Festival
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Dates: July 2-5

Highlights include talent show, parade, sports tournaments, concerts and fireworks. See freedomfestival.org.

Photo: Balloon launch at Freedom Festival's annual Balloon Festival in 2011.

Murray Fun Days
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Dates: July 4

Highlights include children's race, parade and fireworks. See murray.utah.gov.

Photo: Hailey Densley, dressed as the Statue of Liberty, and Maggie Rowland, as Betsy Ross, march in the Fun Days parade in Murray in 2012.

Farmington Festival Days
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Dates: July 6-11

Highlights include sports tournaments, parade and fireworks. See farmington.utah.gov.

American Fork Steel Days
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Dates: July 7-11

Highlights include car show, children's parade, grand parade and fireworks. See afcity.org.

Photo: The American Fork Band marches during the American Fork Steel Days Parade.

Vernal Dinosaur Roundup Rodeo
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Dates: July 9-11

Highlights include Wild West events and a "nationally recognized rodeo that is totally volunteer-run." See vernalrodeo.com.

Photo: Scott Johnston rides in the Dinosaur Roundup Rodeo in 2003.

Boulder Heritage Festival
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Dates: July 10-11

Highlights include concerts, presentations and Dutch oven dinner. See boulderheritage.org.

Payson Scottish Festival
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Dates: July 10-11

Highlights include food, music and dancing. See paysonscottishfestival.org.

Photo: Four-year-old Celtin Hawkins at the Payson Scottish Festival in 2008.

Draper Days
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Dates: July 11-18

Highlights include parade, movie at the amphitheater ("Rise of the Guardians"), rodeo, sports tournament and heritage banquet. See draper.ut.us.

Photo: A rodeo rider falls to the side of the bareback bronc as the crowd watches at the Draper Days Rodeo in 2009.

Fountain Green Lamb Days
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Dates: July 18-19

Highlights include lamb sale, parade, craft fair and fireworks. See sanpete.com/pages/lamb_days.

Halloween in Summer Festival (Magna)
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Dates: July 18

Highlights include artist and vendor booths and concerts. See facebook.com/ArtOnYouStudiosHalloweenInSummerFestival.

Spanish Fork Fiesta Days
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Dates: July 18-25

Highlights include children's parade, grand parade, car show, food and rodeo. See spanishfork.org/newsevents/events/fiestadays/.

Photo: Bradley Snyder, 4, waves to the crowd from the Spanish Fork 7th Ward wagon during Spanish Fork's Fiesta Days Children's Parade in 2006.

Days of ’47
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Dates: July 21-25

Highlights include rodeo, parades, marathon and concerts. See daysof47.com.

Photo: The Days of '47 Parade in Salt Lake City on Thursday, July 24, 2014.

Bountiful Handcart Days
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Dates: July 23-24

Highlights include parade, food, arts and crafts, games and rides. See handcartdays.org.

Photo: Emily Farrer of the Bountiful Heights Stake marches in the Bountiful City Handcart Days Parade in Bountiful on Friday, July 22, 2011.

Butlerville Days (Cottonwood Heights)
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Dates: July 23

Highlights include parade, food, games and live entertainment. See the Cottonwood Heights website for more information.

Tremonton City Days
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Dates: July 24-25

Highlights include barbecue contest, sports tournaments, concerts and fireworks. See tremontoncity.com/tremonton-city-days-24th-of-july-celebration.htm.

Highland Fling Days
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Dates: July 25-Aug. 1

Highlights include art show, baby contest, kids night, 5K run, parade and fireworks. See highlandcity.org.

Photo: Emilee Cahoon tries her luck during free fishing derby held as part of Highland Fling activities in 2007.

Morgan County Fair
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Dates: July 25-Aug. 1

Highlights include livestock sales, marathon, parade and rodeo. See morgancountyfair.org.

Wasatch County Fair
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Dates: July 25-Aug. 1

Highlights include demolition derby, outdoor movie ("Mr. Peabody and Sherman"), country market, pool party, carnival and barbecue dinner. See wasatch.utah.gov/fair.

Piute County Butch Cassidy Days
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Dates: July 27-Aug. 1

Highlights include food and rodeo. See facebook.com/butchcassidydays.

Emery County Fair
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Dates: July 29-Aug. 1

Highlights include exhibits, parade and rodeo. See emerycounty.com/fair.

Photo: The ferris wheel is silhouetted by the late afternoon skies at the Emery County Fair in 2000.

Tooele County Fair
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Dates: July 30-Aug. 1

Highlights include car and bike show, live entertainment, gun show and demolition derby. See tooelefair.com.