In Iron County
, Cedar City is located southwest of Parowan
where Hwy 14 and US 15 cross, near Iron Mission State Park
Cedar City is home to Southern Utah University, a state university with nearly 6,000 students. Founded in 1851, Cedar City is known as Festival City USA, and hosts year-round festivals including the American Children's Christmas Festival, the Canyon Country Western Arts Festival, the Festival Royale, the Utah Neil Simon Festival, the Thunderbird Film Festival and the July Jamboree and classic car show. The new Heritage Center presents an assortment of plays, symphonies, ballets, and art shows.