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2013 Events Calendar

  • May 4, 2015

    2015 Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America — 10:00 am (more info)

    The 2015 Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America will visit Bryce Canyon on its 2,500-mile trek to raise funds and awareness for Victory Junction. Led by former NASCAR driver Kyle Petty, fans and community members will have the opportunity to see 200+ motorcyclists come to town, receive photographs and autographs at the Best Western Ruby's Inn in Bryce Canyon City from around 5:00-6:30 pm. Celebrities such as Kyle Petty, former NASCAR drivers Richard Petty, Harry Gant and Bobby Allison, current NASCAR driver Matt Kenseth and former NFL great Herschel Walker should be there. Additionally, fans will have the opportunity to purchase Ride memorabilia or donate to the Ride to help raise money for Victory Junction - a camp created by the Petty family to enrich the lives of children with chronic or life-threatening illnesses.

  • Jun 12, 2015

    Utah Prairie Dog Day – June 12, 2015 — N/A (more info)

    Bryce Canyon National Park is highlighting the incredibly fascinating world of a Utah prairie dog colony, from their social system to complex language. Utah prairie dogs are considered “keystone species” that perform a variety of important ecological functions including soil aeration which helps plants grow, providing prey and places to live for other animals, and maintaining meadow ecosystems.

  • Jun 17, 2015

    15th Annual Bryce Canyon Astronomy Festival — 7:30 am (more info)

    Bryce Canyon National Park invites you to join its “Dark Rangers” and amateur astronomers from the Salt Lake Astronomical Society for the 15th Annual Bryce Canyon Astronomy Festival.

  • Jul 10, 2015

    Boulder Heritage Festival — N/A (more info)

    Boulder, Utah is a unique and beautiful community with a broad cultural diversity and rich history. The Boulder Heritage Festival seeks to educate, cultivate, and celebrate these themes, by providing a forum where contemporary Boulder can enrich itself in connecting with its past.

  • Jul 11, 2015

    Bryce Canyon Half-Marathon and 5K Run/Walk – July 11, 2015 — N/A (more info)

    Half Marathon: 6:00A.M. - Starts at Ruby's Inn, Bryce - Ends in Cannonville Park. The 1/2 Marathon starts on Hwy 63, Bryce. Start elev. 7,652 ft - Finish at 5,800 ft. 5K Run/Walk: 6:30A.M. - 5K Run/Walk in Cannonville. If you're not interested in competing for cash, or would simply rather endure a shorter distance, start at 6:30 AM in Cannonville for the 5K Run/Walk. The 5K is an out and back in Cannonville on the road to Kodachrome State Park.

  • Jul 17, 2015

    Bryce Canyon 4th Annual GeoFest - July 27, 2013 — 7:00 am (more info)

    Bryce Canyon's 6th annual GeoFest is scheduled for Friday July 17 and Saturday July 18, 2015. Join park rangers for guided hikes, family-friendly geology programs, bus tours with a geologist, evening programs with special guest speakers, as well as exhibits and family oriented activities at the visitor center. Tentative Schedule of Events (subject to change - all events both days except as noted): Canyon Geology Hikes: 8:30 a.m. (meet at General Store) Mossy Cave Hikes: 9 a.m. (sign-up required) Geology Bus Tours: 9 a.m. & 2 p.m. (3-1/2 hours, reservations required) Exhibits, Information & Family Fun: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Visitor Center Plaza) Geology for Kids: 10 a.m. (free ticket required) Geology Talks: 11:30 a.m. & 2 p.m. at Sunset Point Evening Programs: 8 p.m. at Bryce Canyon Lodge

  • Aug 19, 2015

    Bryce ATV Rally — 8:00 am (more info)

    Join us August 19th through the 22nd 2015 and ride some of the most beautiful trails you will ever see. Take a guided tour or grab a map and head out on your own. Either way you will experience scenery and trails like you have never seen before. Garfield County trails border Bryce Canyon National Park and is home to Casto Canyon, one of the top ten most scenic trails in the U.S. Join us in the evening for the ATV Rodeo. Enter and compete yourself or just cheer on friends, which you are sure to make a few new ones. There will also be great deals from our Vendors and Sponsors, Food, Entertainment, and more for the entire family to enjoy. Poker Run will be held on Saturday with cash and prizes!!

  • Sep 12, 2015

    Boulder Mountain Half-Marathon and 5K — 7:00 am (more info)

    Start the run at 8355 ft above sea level on the Dixie National Forest, run down rolling hills into the beautiful town of Torrey, Utah at 6855 ft above sea level.

  • Sep 25, 2015

    Escalante Canyon Working Arts Festival – September 25 - 26, 2015 — N/A (more info)

    September 25 & 26, 2015 in Escalante, Utah. Plein Air Competition: Friday, September 18 to Thursday, September 24, 2015 Food, arts & crafts, vendors and live music all day. Highlights include silent art auction and speakers series.

  • Oct 10, 2015

    4th Annual Escalante Canyons Marathon and Head of the Rocks 10 miler — 6:00 am (more info)

    THE MARATHON- starts near Hell's Backbone Grill in Boulder, Utah. The entire course is on Scenic Byway 12. THE 10-MILER- Begins at the Head of the Rocks scenic outlook and finishes in Escalante.