Events & Activities in the Summer

Events & Activities in Zion National Park

Events & Activities in the Summer at Zion National Park

Looking for things to do in Zion during the Summer? The Summer tends to be a very popular time for Zion National Park. We’ve put together a list of events & activities happening in Zion National Park this Summer, but before you read any more, let’s cut to the chase.. if you’re looking for sweet deals & savings in Zion National Park, check out our Special Deals page. You’ll be glad you did. Now, get out there and experience Zion!

Recurring Activities in the Park

Guided Ranger Walk

Take a walk with one of Zion’s Park Rangers along the Pa’rus Trail. Learn about the diverse and beautiful landscape of the Park.


Zion Canyon Visitor Center

Every day at 8:00 AM until September 2nd

2 hours 30 minutes

Ride with a Ranger Shuttle Tour

This two-hour Ranger-led shuttle bus tour is a unique experience. You must make reservations for this tour and can do so at the Zion Canyon Visitor Center up to three days in advance.


Zion Canyon Visitor Center

Every day at 9:00 AM until September 2nd

2 hours

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Drop-in Program: Weeping Rock Wonders

Located at the Weeping Rock Trailhead, Weeping Rock Wonders gives you the opportunity to stop and talk with a Park Ranger and learn about geology, the forces of water and even stories of Zion’s early settlers.


Weeping Rock Trailhead (Shuttle Stop #7)

Every week on Sunday & Thursday at 10:00 AM until August 3oth

1 hour 3o minutes

Patio Talk – Subject Varies

Discover the history of the people who lived in and shaped what Zion is today and the local wildlife and their survival secrets in the Park.


Human History Museum (Back Patio)

Every day at 11:00 AM & 4:00 PM until September 2nd

3o minutes

Zion Lodge Lawn Programs

Specifically for children 8 and under, this program lasts 30 to 45 minutes. There will be storytelling, music making and nature games!


Zion Lodge (Shuttle Stop #5) on the lawn near the big cottonwood tree.

Every day at 1:00 PM

45 minutes

**You must make a reservation for this activity.

Patio Talk: Water, Rocks and Time

Learn all about Zion’s Geology and the stories told by the many layers of rock.


Human History Museum (Back Patio)

Every day at 2:00 PM until September 2nd

3o minutes

Nature Center Programs

These programs consist of games, painting, crafts and other activities. Kids dress up as Park Rangers, learn about animals, dinosaur tracks & more! Each program lasts about 30 to 45 minutes. This is the perfect thing for kids to do at Zion National Park. Here are all the Nature Center Programs;

Rockin’ Rocks – Discover the creation of Zion’s beautiful canyon.

Canyon Connections – Listen to the tales of both living & non-living things.

Amazing Animals – Learn all about the animals of the Park.

Dino Discovery – Uncover the ancient creatures of Zion.


Nature Center (No shuttle connection)

Every day at 3:00 PM and 4:30 PM until August 30th

30-45 minutes
Zion Lodge Evening Program

Sit around a campfire and listen to a Park Ranger explain just what it is that makes Zion so special. Geology, Plants, Animals, Human History, Etc. 


Zion Lodge Auditorium (Shuttle Stop #5)

Every day at 8:00 PM until September 2nd

1 hour

These are all events done by the National Park Service. For more events by the National Park Service – Click Here.

Tours & Experiences

Zion Helicopter Tour

An unforgettable experience; fly over Zion’s natural majesty, through canyons, over cliff tops – all with the thrill of a helicopter flight. 

$70-$545 per person >>

**Use our PROMO Code to get 10% OFF your tour! OR get a 4th seat FREE when you book 3.**

PROMO Code = ZH-3040009 

Click Here to redeem your special offer!

Zion Helicopters – 3050 East UT-9, Virgin UT 84779

Every day 9:00 AM – Sunset

12-95 minutes

Zion Jeep Tour

Six incredible tours in the Zion area ranging from 1-6 hours in length. Depending on your tour, you may find yourself rappelling into one of Zion’s magnificent, hidden canyons or relaxing and taking in some of the beautiful scenery. Water and snacks are included.

Check it out!

Events in Springdale, Utah

Springdale, Utah is right on the edge of Zion National Park and is almost always associated with the Park. There are all kinds of fun things to do and see in and around Zion. Here is a list of events & things to do in Springdale this Summer.

Siva Pasefika Luau Dinner & Show

Siva Pasefika brings the beautiful culture of the Polynesian Islands right to the heart of the desert Southwest. Including Polynesian BBQ and an unforgettable, family-friendly show illustrating different Polynesian cultural dances and songs.

Click Here for more info.

$49.99 Per Person

OC Tanner Amphitheater – 144 Lion Blvd, Springdale, UT 84767

Every Friday & Saturday at 7:00 PM until August

2 hours

Relax & Enjoy Downtown Springdale

Take some time to walk along Zion Park Boulevard in the evening. As the warmth of the hot day still hangs around in the air, relax and enjoy Jewelry & Rock Shops, Museums, Gift Shops, Art Galleries, Unique Candy stores and more all while being constantly tempted with delicious smells floating from the nearby restaurants. Springdale is a beautiful, tourist-trap town. 


Zion Park Boulevard in Springdale, Utah

Anytime you like 🙂 Although evenings are best.

Time duration is up to you


There’s so much to do in and around Zion National Park.

Check out our Things To Do page.

Also check out Activities in nearby St. George, Utah.

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