Payson is a community woven with history, heritage, and traditions. To celebrate this history, Payson has established a number of exciting annual events for visitors and locals alike. A favorite celebration is Payson’s Golden Onion Days during Labor Day week. The celebration includes traditional events like the Grand Parade, fireworks, and many more family friendly activities
If you have never taken part in Payson’s Salmon Supper on the first Friday in August, you’re missing out. This half century old tradition feeds over 4,000 visitors. Freshly caught salmon that is slowly grilled over seasoned fruit wood has made this event one of the most popular events in Utah. Payson celebrates its heritage with their Scottish Festival that began in 1983, with ethnic foods, entertainment and a full day of Highland game competitions. The historic Peteetneet Museum, which originally opened as a school in 1901, was preserved and is now a museum and cultural arts center. The Peteetneet hosts many indoor and outdoor events, including music recitals, art shows, boutiques and outdoor concerts at the amphitheater.
Payson offers many parks, recreational facilities, and outdoor activities including our state of the art aquatic center. Gladstan Golf Course, a premier 18-hole championship course, offers both Valley and Canyon views and was voted as one of the best courses to play in Utah.
Payson is the gateway to the beautiful Nebo Loop National Scenic Byway. Experience the beauty of the Nebo Loop, which includes stunning views of Utah Valley, the Wasatch Mountains, and the majestic Mount Nebo. Approximately 20,000 people call Payson home. Payson is a full service community providing a great quality of life. Payson is the perfect place to live, work and play.