For an exhaustive list of events beyond those listed here, check http://events.frommers.com, where you'll find a searchable, up-to-the-minute roster of what's happening in cities all over the world.
Freestyle World Cup Ski Races, Deer Valley. This event is made up of sanctioned World Cup races and demonstrations. The location: the Champion and White Owl ski runs on Deer Valley's 2002 Olympic runs. Call tel. 435/649-1000. Mid-January.
Sundance Film Festival, Park City and other locations. Sponsored by Robert Redford's Sundance Resort, this festival honors the best independent films with screenings and seminars. Call tel. 801/924-0882 or visit http://festival.sundance.org well in advance (months, not weeks) for schedules and information on obtaining tickets. Late January.
Bryce Canyon Winter Festival, Bryce. This winter celebration, with snowshoe tours and other activities, takes place amid the colorful rock formations of the Bryce Canyon National Park area. Call tel. 435/834-5341. Mid-February.
Hostlers Model Railroad Festival, Ogden. Fans of model trains gather at historic Union Station, where trains of all shapes and sizes are on display; model-train collectors can locate those hard-to-find items. Call tel. 801/394-4952 or visit www.hostlers.info. Early March.
St. George Art Festival, St. George. This outdoor fine-arts festival draws artists and visitors from all over the American West. Call tel. 435/627-4500; otherwise visit www.sgcity.org/artfestival. Mid-March.
Easter Rendezvous, Ogden. A gathering of mountain men at Fort Buenaventura, with black-powder shooting contests and other early-19th-century activities. Call tel. 801/399-8099. Early to mid-April.
April Action Car Show, Moab. A grand display of vintage hot rods, classic cars, and more, plus a Saturday night cruise down Main Street and fun contests. Call tel. 800/635-6622 or visit www.moab-utah.com/aprilaction. Late April.
Golden Spike Reenactment, Golden Spike National Historic Site, Promontory. This reenactment commemorates the moment in 1869 when rail lines from the East and West coasts were joined, linking the nation. A must for historic-railroad buffs. Call tel. 435/471-2209 or check out www.nps.gov/gosp. May 10.
Great Salt Lake Bird Festival, Farmington. Birders from across the country flock to this festival, which takes place at the Davis County Fair Park, midway between Salt Lake City and Ogden. Call tel. 801/451-3286 or visit www.greatsaltlakebirdfest.com for more information. Mid-May.
Harmons Best Dam Bike Ride, Logan. More than 1,500 participants pedal miles along Cache Valley's back roads. The money raised goes to help in the battle against multiple sclerosis. Call tel. 801/424-0113. Mid-June.
Utah Shakespearean Festival, Cedar City. This professional theater festival produces several plays by William Shakespeare, plus a few contemporary offerings. Call tel. 800/752-9849 or check out www.bard.org. Late June through August.
Deer Valley Music Festival, Deer Valley. This festival presents a spectacular series of concerts in an equally incredible setting. Call tel. 801/553-6683 or visit www.deervalleymusicfestival.org for more information. July to August.
Snowbird Rock & Blues Festival, Snowbird. Big-name musicians make this one of Utah's premier music events. Call tel. 800/933-2222 or visit www.snowbirdrc.org. Late July.
Railroaders' Festival, Golden Spike National Historic Site. Reenactments of the Golden Spike ceremony, which united the nation by rail, plus a spike-driving contest, railroad handcar races, and a buffalo-chip-throwing contest. Call tel. 435/471-2209 or www.nps.gov/gosp. Early or mid-August.
Greek Festival, Salt Lake City. The music, dance, and food of Greece are featured, plus tours of the historic Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. Call tel. 801/328-9681 or visit www.saltlakegreekfestival.com. Early September.
Moab Music Festival, Moab. Live classical, jazz, bluegrass, and other types of music are presented in a beautiful red-rock amphitheater and other locations. For more information, check out www.moabmusicfest.org or call tel. 435/259-7003. Early to mid-September.
Utah State Fair, Salt Lake City. This fair has live entertainment, a horse show, rodeo, livestock judging, arts and crafts exhibits, and typical state-fair fun. Visit www.utah-state-fair.com or call tel. 801/538-8400. Mid-September.
Oktoberfest, Snowbird. This is a traditional celebration, with German music, food, and, of course, beer. Call tel. 801/933-2110 or visit www.snowbird.com. Mid-September to mid-October.
Huntsman World Senior Games, St. George. This is an extremely popular Olympics-style competition for seniors, with a variety of athletic events. Call tel. 800/562-1268 or check out www.seniorgames.net. Mid-October.
Bison Roundup, Antelope Island State Park. Stop by the park and watch the annual bison roundup. Take binoculars and get a close-up view of the bison as they receive their annual medical exams. Call tel. 801/773-2941 or visit www.stateparks.utah.gov. Late October to early November.
Ogden Christmas Parade and Christmas Village, Ogden. A parade begins the Christmas season, and the municipal park is transformed into a Christmas village, with thousands of lights, music, and animated decorations. Call tel. 801/629-8253. Late November through December.
Temple Square Christmas Lights, Salt Lake City. A huge, spectacular display of Christmas lights adorns Temple Square. Call tel. 801/240-4872. From the Friday after Thanksgiving to January 1.
First Night New Year's Eve Celebration, Salt Lake City. This New Year's Eve party animates downtown Salt Lake City with arts and crafts, entertainment, storytelling, and other family-oriented activities, with a midnight fireworks display. Call tel. 801/359-5118 or visit www.firstnightslc.org. December 31.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.