Well, the heat is here! You’re probably sipping an ice-cold lemonade and reading this by the pool or finding things to keep yourself entertained in the comfort of your chilled house. School, whether at home or in the classroom, is on its way soon. August typically becomes our busy month as the kids go back to school and potential homebuyers are scrambling to finalize their offers before the start of the madness that Fall brings.


If you're trying to decide how to pack this last bit of time before school starts with some fun, look no further. We’ve put together a few of our favorite upcoming events that we know you won’t want to miss out on. Let’s take a look.


Downtown Farmers Market


We love organic food, but you know what we love even more? Supporting local farms and small-businesses. Every Saturday from 9am-12pm (through the end of October) you can stop by Ancestor Square in the Historic Downtown St. George area and shop for all of your farm-to-table fresh produce, meats, dairy and other herbs. The music and friendly atmosphere makes this place the perfect Saturday morning destination. There are many activities to keep the kiddos entertained as well including music, dancing, face-painting and art. If you are hankering for some food, there are plenty of food trucks scattered throughout the market for you to enjoy.



Washington County State Fair (August 4th-8th)


All your childhood memories of watching horses gallop, eating corn-on-the-cob, laughing at comedy shows, and screaming on carnival rides is right around the corner. Each day, the Washington County State Fair has planned various entertainment events for children and adults alike. 


Even through the times we are living, this county fair is dedicated to giving you a short but sweet experience for these three days. Be sure to make it a trip in your early August adventures!


Greater Zion National Park


Ziplining at Greater Zion - Open every day, take a scenic drive to Zion and zip down 800 feet of line. Suspended in the middle of the Green Valley Gap, you’ll strap and sail through the giant gap within the red rocks.


Skydiving near Zion National Park – Are you a thrill seeker in need of something to bring a little zest to your life? Join them for a 10,000 foot dive above the roaring red rocks of Zion. The exhilarating drop will have you soaring around 120mph vertically ending in a steady and breezy parachute landing.


Jeep Off-Road Tours – Strap into a Jeep Rubicon Wrangler for a few hours of a bumpy yet enjoyable off-roading experience fit for the entire family. While on your journey with climbing huge red rocks, you will experience the beautiful wildlife and views Zion has to offer. The tour guide will offer you a narrated story about the geology, history, and famous rock formations on the excursion.


The Bottom Line

There are so many other activities to do here in the Southern Utah and we hope that you are able to experience every niche and nook of this beautiful place we love calling home. Stay cool, stay hydrated, and stay safe!


Contact Us


We hope that everyone is staying safe and healthy during this historical time in our lives. The Shaffer team consists of real estate professionals in Southern Utah, specializing in selling homes. We work with talented photographers, stagers and lenders to ensure your home buying or selling process is efficient and smooth. Call us to learn more about the area and to understand how we can help you find your dream home at (435) 525-0079.