Memorial Day Weekend: Kicking Off Summer Events

Memorial Day Weekend marks the official start to our much anticipated nightly events at Zion Ponderosa. In addition to our wide range of recreational activities offered, a full-time Event Coordinator plans special nightly events for all guests to enjoy. These events range from a weekly rodeo every Saturday to a movie under the stars. A complete schedule can be found on our Upcoming Events page..

This year’s event coordinator, Amanda, is excited about changes in summer events due to new equipment. A new projector will greatly enhance the Monday night movie under the stars. New machines have also been purchased to make cotton candy and ice cream.

A new nightly event was introduced this past Memorial Day weekend called Sunday Ice Cream Sundae night. Guests sat on the lit patio of the Blue Belly Grill and each table was filled with interesting facts about the history of ice cream sundaes. Homemade ice cream was available to purchase for $2 with unlimited toppings. Everyone seemed to enjoy a scoop of homemade ice cream at the close of an 80 degree day in Southern Utah!

This past weekend also marked the first of 14 rodeos this summer. The night began with the National Anthem being sung by a local musician, involved three different competitions, and concluded with audience involvement of barrel racing and pole weaving.

The Start of the Rodeo

The start of the rodeo.

"Santa", the winner of our first rodeo this season

“Santa” won our first rodeo of the season.


With over 600 guests each night over Memorial Day Weekend, these activities were well attended. We are looking forward to a very eventful summer!

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