Past Events

Each year’s Amazing Earthfest is uniquely crafted! But arts, educational and outdoor adventure themes run through all of them. To view fully detailed historical information about all events of the festival, see our official Schedule of Events  at each of the following links:

Springtime splendor at Amazing Earthfest!

Springtime splendor at Amazing Earthfest!


ROAD BIKE RIDE INTO GRAND STAIRCASE

Join local cycling enthusiasts for a highly scenic 35 mile group ride out and back into Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, a destination of staggering natural beauty! After pre-ride refreshments at the bike shop with Darren and Lisa, cyclists drive 10 miles east of Kanab on US 89 to Johnson Canyon Road, where the ride begins. Matchless scenery, low traffic, friendly people and a gentle grade make this a truly memorable ride! Pack your own water. Support will [...]


Start Time: 7:45 am Start Date: 05/08/2016 Location: Knuckleheads Bikes

GIFTS OF GRATITUDE – Resolving the Spirit of Competition to Foster Community

Please join this welcoming congregation for Sunday Service to listen, engage in dialog, and meet our special Utah Humanities Mother’s Day guest speaker, author and documentary film maker, Elizabeth Gaylynn Baker, addressing the topic of gratitude for the gifts of Mother Earth. A brief community conversation will be encouraged and Elizabeth’s recent book, Gifts of Gratitude will be available after the service. On Sunday evening at Crescent Moon Theater, you can also join Elizabeth once [...]


Start Time: 10:00 am Start Date: 05/08/2016 Location: The United Church of Kanab-Fredonia, 530 South U.S. Hwy 89A

LIFE ON THE ARIZONA STRIP: PAST & PRESENT

NPS Centennial Celebration Event! IMPORTANT NOTE: This event takes place in Arizona. 10:00 AM Arizona Time is 11:00 AM Utah Time! Gather for cowboy coffee and old-time music at the chuck wagon. Learn flint napping, yucca sandal, Paiute bead craft and rope making. Try your arm at throwing an atlatl, cast an animal track, make a rag doll or enjoy toys and games from the 19th century! Attend a historic grasslands talk by our resource [...]


Start Time: 10:00 am Start Date: 05/08/2016 Location: Pipe Spring National Monument

ART ATTACK!

Come and enjoy the vast & unforgettable landscapes of the Colorado Plateau, along with its stunning wildlife, translated through the cameras, hands & brushes of talented local artists. A wide array of artistic media are on display including Photography, Paintings in oil, acrylic & watercolor, Ceramics, Sculpture, Jewelry, Wood, Bronze, Tin and Rock. Browse and marvel at nature’s influence on art. WELCOME TO KANAB: The Middle of Everywhere!


Start Time: 11:30 am Start Date: 05/08/2016 Location: Rocking V Cafe

INVOCATION TO SUSTAINABILITY

On this Mother’s Day, enter an ancient gathering site for a moving experience blending soul stirring music, discussion, poetry, prayer and meditation in a live outdoor performance exploring our connection to nature and to Earth as Mother. Descendent of the Native American Southern Paiute tribe, Celtic/Indian composer and musician extraordinaire Arvel Bird will open the week’s festival of learning arts and adventure events with a traditional ceremony to center, focus and heal…. At intervals throughout [...]


Start Time: 2:00 pm Start Date: 05/08/2016 Location: WET WEATHER BULLETIN: EVENT RELOCATED INDOORS!! Crescent Moon Theater, 150 South 100 East, Kanab, UT - NOT AT ANGEL'S LANDING!

DOCUMENTARY FILM – We Know Not What We Do

Topic: Climate Change Awareness (76 minutes) Assisted by a grant from Utah Humanities, award-winning Documentary Film Maker and Author Elizabeth Gaylynn Baker will be in the audience for this special screening to introduce her newest film, and host a community conversation with the audience immediately afterwards! This tough but tender plea presents both the voice of love and the voice of reason, to creatively examine the most important challenge of our time: man’s relationship to [...]


Start Time: 6:00 pm Start Date: 05/08/2016 Location: Crescent Moon Theater

CLIFFS TO SQUAW TRAIL LOOP HIKE

Join photographer and former BLM park ranger Marty Feely for a strenuous 4.5-mile loop hike offering beautiful views overlooking Kanab, the Arizona Strip and beyond, as well as the White Cliffs and the Pink Cliffs of Bryce Canyon National Park. The trail rises 800 feet along steep switchbacks above Kanab, traverses for a couple of miles, then descends that elevation on a more gentle course. Wear proper footwear and bring at least 3 quarts of [...]


Start Time: 8:00 am Start Date: 05/09/2016 Location: Earthfest Information Table, Kane County Office of Tourism, 78 South 100 East, Kanab, Utah.

TOUR A SUSTAINABLE PERMACULTURE FARM

Visit an emerging Permaculture design project and sustainable farm. Learn how John and Rhonda Flatberg have built and live with their off-grid solar powered home. Tour two growing domes where John and Rhonda raise most of their food year round. Walk along the “heart” waters of the Virgin River through a wetland restoration project with ponds and peat fen. Learn about wild edible and medicinal plants and sample a wild-crafted herb tea. See a farm [...]


Start Time: 10:30 am Start Date: 05/09/2016 Location: Heartwater Farm, 6.5 miles north of Glendale, Utah, just off US Highway 89.

ART ATTACK!

Come and enjoy the vast & unforgettable landscapes of the Colorado Plateau, along with its stunning wildlife, translated through the cameras, hands & brushes of talented local artists. A wide array of artistic media are on display including Photography, Paintings in oil, acrylic & watercolor, Ceramics, Sculpture, Jewelry, Wood, Bronze, Tin and Rock. Browse and marvel at nature’s influence on art. WELCOME TO KANAB: The Middle of Everywhere!


Start Time: 11:30 am Start Date: 05/09/2016 Location: Rocking V Cafe

CHANGING THE LENS – GSENM 2016 Artist in Residence Photography Workshops

GSENM 20th Anniversary Event! Photographers James and Jenny Tarpley welcome children and adults of all ages to experience nature through the senses, photography, and a little humor too! Whether you are an amateur, seasoned pro, or just want to learn how to “see” differently and connect to your local landscape through photography, this workshop is for you. We’ll look at photographs of GSENM and surrounding areas, answering questions as we go, and test the “principles [...]


Start Time: 1:00 pm Start Date: 05/09/2016 Location: GSENM Visitor Center, 745 East U.S. Hwy 89, Kanab, UT

SHORT FILM – A TED TALK WITH AL GORE – Dream Big On Climate

Topic: Climate Science (25 minutes) In a new TED talk, Al Gore explains why he’s optimistic about climate change. Like a hike through the Book of Revelation, super storms, rising seas, forest fires and crippling droughts are all too common. In this riveting talk, he poses three questions: Do we have to change? Can we change? Will we change? His answer is YES on all three! Learn why the former Vice President is so excited [...]


Start Time: 4:30 pm Start Date: 05/09/2016 Location: Crescent Moon Theater, 150 South 100 East, Kanab

DOCUMENTARY FILM – From Billions to None

Topic: Species Extinction (57 minutes) Learn the compelling, little-known story of the rapid extinction of the once abundant passenger pigeon, and explore its lessons for today with the alarming decline of many species worldwide. These sleek and beautiful birds darkened entire skies, like nothing in existence today. Yet in a matter of decades, human activity drove the species to extinction. By 1912, after a nationwide search, not a single bird could be found living in [...]


Start Time: 5:00 pm Start Date: 05/09/2016 Location: Crescent Moon Theater

GIFTS OF GRATITUDE – A Conversation with Author and Documentarian, Elizabeth Gaylynn Baker

Please join author, documentary film maker and Utah Humanities Guest Elizabeth Gaylynn Baker, for supportive dialog and relaxed community conversation on the topic of gratitude for the gifts of Mother Earth. Elizabeth’s recent book, Gifts of Gratitude, and dvd’s of her latest documentary film WE KNOW NOT WHAT WE DO will be available. Everyone is invited and all viewpoints are welcome. Don’t miss the Sunday evening screening of her film at Crescent Moon Theater, May [...]


Start Time: 5:30 pm Start Date: 05/09/2016 Location: Willow Canyon Outdoor Gear, Books & Espresso, 263 South 100 East, Kanab

RECYCLED BIO-DEGRADABLE FLOWER POTS

IMPORTANT NOTE: This event takes place in Arizona.  6:00 PM Arizona Time  is 7:00 PM Utah Time! Drop on by the No. Kaibab National Forest Ranger Station in order to build and fill a recycled newspaper flower pot that can be used on its own or planted in the ground as a starter.  These pots will eventually biodegrade in the soil so they make great early garden starters. This is a kid-friendly project, open to [...]


Start Time: 6:00 pm Start Date: 05/09/2016 Location: North Kaibab National Forest, Fredonia District Office, 430 S. Main St., Fredonia, AZ

CHANGING THE LENS – GSENM 2016 Artist in Residence Photography Workshops

GSENM 20th Anniversary Event! Photographers James and Jenny Tarpley welcome children and adults of all ages to experience nature through the senses, photography, and a little humor too! Whether you are an amateur, seasoned pro, or just want to learn how to “see” differently and connect to your local landscape through photography, this workshop is for you. We’ll look at photographs of GSENM and surrounding areas, answering questions as we go, and test the “principles [...]


Start Time: 6:30 pm Start Date: 05/09/2016 Location: GSENM Visitor Center, 745 East U.S. Hwy 89, Kanab, UT

DOCUMENTARY FILM – E. O. Wilson: Of Ants and Men

Topic: Ecology (120 minutes) Beautifully produced and lovingly told by one of the most important scientists and conservationists of our time. Touted as the “Father of Biodiversity and Sociobiology,” Wilson gives us remarkable insights into why we are here, how we are interconnected, and why we should care, especially for the earth and all Her creatures–both great a small. Admission is free. Donations to Amazing Earthfest are welcomed!


Start Time: 7:00 pm Start Date: 05/09/2016 Location: Crescent Moon Theater

TOUR THE GALAXY

Zoom in and get a close up look at the gems of the southern Utah spring sky. This is a good week for night sky viewing! We’ll gaze at wispy nebula, star clusters and galaxies, plus Jupiter through an astronomical quality telescope. Join scientist and astronomy interpreter Randy Dunning to gain appreciation for the scale and wonder of our galaxy. Nighttime in the desert can be chilly so dress accordingly. If Monday is cloudy, plan [...]


Start Time: 9:30 pm Start Date: 05/09/2016 Location: Cottonwood Canyon Trailhead at the top of Stansfield Street in the Kanab Ranchos

BIRD SONG YOGA IN THE PARK

In cool morning shade with the delightful sound of songbirds, discover how yoga can increase mind/body awareness. Learn the simple practices of breathing, postures and mindfulness that work for everyone willing to give them a try. Guided by a certified Shambhava Yoga instructor, stretch into a few poses, breathe deeply and smile. Extra mats available or bring your own. Wear comfortable clothing and enjoy basic postures including sun salutation, stretch, inversion, warrior poses and others. [...]


Start Time: 7:30 am Start Date: 05/10/2016 Location: Jacob Hamblin Park

HIKE BUCKSKIN GULCH TO WIRE PASS

Join Grand Staircase Escalante Partners Site Steward Coordinator Jeff Frey to explore two remote canyons, passing three rock art panels along the way. This is a moderate 6-mile loop with one 6-foot drop-off in a narrow slot.  Time will be allowed for photography and enjoyment of this magic “underworld”.  The route is likely to be dry, but recent rains or rain in the forecast may change our plans.  Bring lunch, snacks, hat, sunscreen and plenty [...]


Start Time: 8:00 am Start Date: 05/10/2016 Location: Gather at the Earthfest Information Table, Kane County Office of Tourism, 78 South 100 East, Kanab

SHORT FILM – A TED TALK WITH AL GORE – Dream Big On Climate

Topic: Climate Science (25 minutes) In a new TED talk, Al Gore explains why he’s optimistic about climate change. Like a hike through the Book of Revelation, super storms, rising seas, forest fires and crippling droughts are all too common. In this riveting talk, he poses three questions: Do we have to change? Can we change? Will we change? His answer is YES on all three! Learn why the former Vice President is so excited [...]


Start Time: 11:30 am Start Date: 05/10/2016 Location: Crescent Moon Theater, 150 South 100 East, Kanab

NAVAJO RUGS & JEWELRY

Don’t miss this exhibition of beautiful Navajo arts direct from Hubbell Trading Post, the oldest continuously operated trading post in the American Southwest. Authentic, hand-woven Navajo rug designs displayed for sale in a range of prices plus fine silver and turquoise jewelry, American Indian handcrafts, books and more. Special talks by Hubbell’s trader, Edison Eskeets, at 1PM and 6PM will cover history, symbolism, artistry and production of Navajo rug designs, plus how to choose and [...]


Start Time: 12:00 pm Start Date: 05/10/2016 Location: Kanab City Library

FIRST-PERSON PLACE-WRITING – GSENM 2016 Artist In Residence Writing Workshops Using the Personal to Illuminate a Landscape

GSENM 20th Anniversary Event! So many of us feel a powerful connection to the places we love. How can we write about those places in ways that are informative, personal, and resonant? How can we ground our personal writing about places in research and observation? Or conversely, how can we inflect fact-driven writing with our own personal sense of place? In this two-part workshop open to all ages and skill levels, join GSENM Artist in [...]


Start Time: 1:00 pm Start Date: 05/10/2016 Location: GSENM Visitor Center, 745 East U.S. Hwy 89, Kanab, UT

North Rim of the Grand Canyon vista
E. D. WOOLLEY: “FATHER OF TOURISM” A Visionary for Southern Utah and the Arizona Strip

Join UCLA Professor Val D. Rust to learn the fascinating story about the life and works of Edwin Dilworth Woolley Jr., who organized the Grand Canyon Transportation Company, developed the first trail to Phantom Ranch from the North Rim, built a tram across the Colorado River, sponsored the first guided tours of the Kaibab region, led the first automobile caravan from Salt Lake City to the North Rim and established the first tourist hotel in [...]


Start Time: 3:00 pm Start Date: 05/10/2016 Location: Family History Center, 20 West Main Street, (Corner of Center & Main) Kanab, Utah

DOCUMENTARY FILM – Animate Earth

Topic: Ecology (43 minutes) Ecologist Dr. Stephan Harding, a colleague of British scientist James Lovelock, originator of the Gaia Theory, makes the case for a new holistic revolution in science as an essential step towards solving the environmental crises created in large part by a mechanistic view of the earth. At its core, the new approach reconnects us with the planet by viewing the earth as a living system, as an animate being. Admission is [...]


Start Time: 5:00 pm Start Date: 05/10/2016 Location: Crescent Moon Theater

HANGING GARDEN WILDFLOWER HIKE

NPS Centennial Celebration Event! IMPORTANT NOTE: This event takes place in Arizona. 6:00 PM Arizona Time is 7:00 PM Utah Time! Experience the desert in bloom on a ranger-led hike along the Hanging Garden trail. The one-mile round trip hike follows a wildflower-lined path to a shady alcove with a lush riparian habitat formed by a seep spring (the “hanging garden”). The alcove is full of ferns, mosses, and possibly even orchids in bloom for [...]


Start Time: 6:00 pm Start Date: 05/10/2016 Location: Hanging Garden Trail near Page, AZ.

UNLEASH YOUR SPIRIT – GSENM 2016 Artist in Residence Music Workshops

GSENM 20th Anniversary Event! Let Celtic Indian and legendary performer Arvel Bird, 2016 GSENM Artist in Residence, lead you in exploring the creative process through music and place, tapping your connection to the land and unleashing your personal soul song. Weaving local cultures, experiences on GSENM, stories of the ancient ones, and respect for Spirit everywhere into this workshop, join Arvel with your own musical instrument. A limited number of percussive instruments will be available. [...]


Start Time: 6:30 pm Start Date: 05/10/2016 Location: GSENM Visitor Center, 745 U.S. HWY 89 East, Kanab, UT

DOCUMENTARY FILM – Inhabit

Topic: Permaculture (92 minutes) Explore current agricultural and environmental issues while leaning about regenerative farming, suburban gardens, organic orchards and food forests! Examine solutions based on principles of nature in ecosystems that help shift our impact from destructive to regenerative. Tour best practices through an intimate look at permaculture peoples and practices across rural, suburban and urban landscapes. A 2015 award winner at Yale, Princeton, Finger Lakes, Back to Nature, Life Sciences, Crossroads and Food [...]


Start Time: 7:00 pm Start Date: 05/10/2016 Location: Crescent Moon Theater

A TRIP BACK IN TIME

  Join Katja Knoll, Paleo Lab Manager with Grand Staircase Escalante Partners, for a trip back in time at Moccasin Mountain Tracksite. There, at least six different types of footprints are preserved from the Jurassic time period, including several types of dinosaurs as well as other animals. The tracks tell scientists a lot about life here hundreds of millions of years ago. Take this opportunity to “walk among dinosaurs”! If you have a 4-wheel drive [...]


Start Time: 8:00 am Start Date: 05/11/2016 Location: Kane County Office of Tourism, 78 South 100 East, Kanab

LIFE ON THE ARIZONA STRIP: PAST & PRESENT

NPS Centennial Celebration Event! IMPORTANT NOTE: This event takes place in Arizona. 10:00 AM Arizona Time is 11:00 AM Utah Time! Gather for cowboy coffee and old-time music at the chuck wagon. Learn flint napping, yucca sandal, Paiute bead craft and rope making. Try your arm at throwing an atlatl, cast an animal track, make a rag doll or enjoy toys and games from the 19th century! Attend a historic grasslands talk by our resource [...]


Start Time: 10:00 am Start Date: 05/11/2016 Location: Pipe Spring National Monument

GROWING FOOD LOCALLY! Gardening, Preservation and Seed

Learn with a pro how to grow fresh, healthy, delicious and nutritious food in your own back yard! Find answers to your questions about vegetable gardening, local climate, soil fertility, plant spacing, watering routines, natural pest control, harvesting, preserving food and saving seeds. Build self-reliance into your lifestyle! If you’re a local resident of Kanab, consider joining the Beautification Committee to help advance a culture of caring and keep our city as beautiful as the [...]


Start Time: 12:30 pm Start Date: 05/11/2016 Location: Southwest Applied Technology College, 733 South Cowboy Way, Kanab

UNLEASH YOUR SPIRIT – GSENM 2016 Artist in Residence Music Workshops

GSENM 20th Anniversary Event! Let Celtic Indian and legendary performer Arvel Bird, 2016 GSENM Artist in Residence, lead you in exploring the creative process through music and place, tapping your connection to the land and unleashing your personal soul song. Weaving local cultures, experiences on GSENM, stories of the ancient ones, and respect for Spirit everywhere into this workshop, join Arvel with your own musical instrument. A limited number of percussive instruments will be available. [...]


Start Time: 1:00 pm Start Date: 05/11/2016 Location: GSENM Visitor Center, 745 U.S. HWY 89 East, Kanab, UT

DAYTIME STARS

NPS Centennial Celebration Event! Join Park Rangers from Bryce Canyon National Park to explore the stars available to us both day and night! Safely look at the sun to observe solar flares and sunspots. Find out why the sky is blue and how the Earth compares to the Sun in size. Crawl into the night during the day! Join us in our planetarium to see the stars, discover how to find the North Star, and [...]


Start Time: 1:00 pm Start Date: 05/11/2016 Location: Somewhere in Kanab - Location To Be Determined

SHORT FILM – A TED TALK WITH AL GORE – Dream Big On Climate

Topic: Climate Science (25 minutes) In a new TED talk, Al Gore explains why he’s optimistic about climate change. Like a hike through the Book of Revelation, super storms, rising seas, forest fires and crippling droughts are all too common. In this riveting talk, he poses three questions: Do we have to change? Can we change? Will we change? His answer is YES on all three! Learn why the former Vice President is so excited [...]


Start Time: 4:30 pm Start Date: 05/11/2016 Location: Crescent Moon Theater, 150 South 100 East, Kanab

DOCUMENTARY FILM – Jens Jensen: The Living Green

Topic: Landscape Architecture (55 minutes) One of the nation’s most influential urban designers and early conservationists, the unsung pioneering landscape architect, Jens Jensen, shaped the Midwest’s physical and cultural landscape in an enduring way. Inspired by the native prairie, Jensen believed that urban dwellers needed the beauty of nature in their lives and was instrumental in the creation of over 600 parks and gardens. Enjoy this historical profile of an American visionary! Admission is free. [...]


Start Time: 5:00 pm Start Date: 05/11/2016 Location: Crescent Moon Theater

POTLUCK SOCIAL DINNER PARTY

Enjoy live music by Ron Jones and Genevieve Hannon while feasting together at an outdoor Potluck Dinner Party for friends, presenters and supporters of Southern Utah’s Amazing Earthfest. From party snacks to desserts and everything in between, this is a community-building event where resident and visiting festival goers can meet volunteers and contributors, artists, authors, musicians, event presenters and scientists. Whether you’re omnivore or vegan, bring your favorite home-cooked recipe and enjoy a festive atmosphere [...]


Start Time: 5:00 pm Start Date: 05/11/2016 Location: Jacob Hamblin Park

NATIONAL CONSERVATION LANDS – History of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

GSENM 20th Anniversary Event! Grand Staircase-Escalante was the first National Monument to be designated in America’s new system of National Conservation Lands administered by the BLM. A vast and austere landscape protecting remarkable frontier resources, GSENM presents exemplary opportunities for science and research in paleontology, archaeology, ecology, history and geology, and is a destination for exquisite scenery and backcountry solitude. Learn more about GSENM and our National Conservation Lands, formally established by Congress in 2009.


Start Time: 7:00 pm Start Date: 05/11/2016 Location: GSENM Visitor Center, 745 East US. Hwy 89, Kanab.

DOCUMENTARY FILM – Mother: Caring for Seven Billion

Topic: Population (105 minutes) Since the 1960’s world population has nearly doubled and now tops 7 billion. Though little discussed, this growth puts an unprecedented burden on Earth’s life systems. Join Beth, an American mother and child rights advocate from a family of 12, to explore the connection between overpopulation and our most pressing environmental and humanitarian problems. Uncover solutions to raising the status of women worldwide through education and empowerment, an essential step to [...]


Start Time: 7:00 pm Start Date: 05/11/2016 Location: Crescent Moon Theater

BIRD SONG YOGA IN THE PARK

In cool morning shade with the delightful sound of songbirds, discover how yoga can increase mind/body awareness. Learn the simple practices of breathing, postures and mindfulness that work for everyone willing to give them a try. Guided by a certified Shambhava Yoga instructor, stretch into a few poses, breathe deeply and smile. Extra mats available or bring your own. Wear comfortable clothing and enjoy basic postures including sun salutation, stretch, inversion, warrior poses and others. [...]


Start Time: 7:30 am Start Date: 05/12/2016 Location: Jacob Hamblin Park

MANSARD PETROGLYPH HIKE

Meet at the Earthfest Information Table, Kane County Office of Tourism, 78 South 100 East, Kanab. Carpool to the Mansard Trailhead to begin the hike at 8:30 AM. Join a BLM Ranger and an Archeologist for a moderately difficult six mile hike to an amazing petroglyph site sporting expansive scenic vistas. Segments of the trail are very steep with over 1000 feet in elevation change. Some scrambling is required to negotiate a seven-foot sandstone ledge [...]


Start Time: 8:00 am Start Date: 05/12/2016 Location: Mansard Trailhead

ART ATTACK!

Come and enjoy the vast & unforgettable landscapes of the Colorado Plateau, along with its stunning wildlife, translated through the cameras, hands & brushes of talented local artists. A wide array of artistic media are on display including Photography, Paintings in oil, acrylic & watercolor, Ceramics, Sculpture, Jewelry, Wood, Bronze, Tin and Rock. Browse and marvel at nature’s influence on art. WELCOME TO KANAB: The Middle of Everywhere!


Start Time: 11:30 am Start Date: 05/12/2016 Location: Rocking V Cafe

SHORT FILM – A TED TALK WITH AL GORE – Dream Big On Climate

Topic: Climate Science (25 minutes) In a new TED talk, Al Gore explains why he’s optimistic about climate change. Like a hike through the Book of Revelation, super storms, rising seas, forest fires and crippling droughts are all too common. In this riveting talk, he poses three questions: Do we have to change? Can we change? Will we change? His answer is YES on all three! Learn why the former Vice President is so excited [...]


Start Time: 11:30 am Start Date: 05/12/2016 Location: Crescent Moon Theater, 150 South 100 East, Kanab

HALF-PRICE POWER AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY

Electricity powers our modern lives! Come join the discussion and learn how you can reduce your carbon footprint and lower your monthly power bill too. This informal conversation with our local electric utility efficiency expert will also explore how to incorporate energy efficient products and integrate renewable energy into your lifestyle.


Start Time: 3:00 pm Start Date: 05/12/2016 Location: Southwest Applied Technology College, 733 South Cowboy Way, Kanab

DOCUMENTARY FILM – The Burden

Topic: National Security (40 minutes) Featuring high-level active duty and retired military leaders, elected officials and others, this is the first film to examine how America’s dependence on fossil fuels poses serious immediate and long-term national security threats – and how the military is taking a leading role in the battle for clean, renewable, energy innovation. Official Selection at Washington D.C., Environmental, Long Beach Int’l, Macon and Heartland Film Festivals. Admission is free. Donations to [...]


Start Time: 5:00 pm Start Date: 05/12/2016 Location: Crescent Moon Theater

HANGING GARDEN WILDFLOWER HIKE

NPS Centennial Celebration Event! IMPORTANT NOTE: This event takes place in Arizona. 6:00 PM Arizona Time is 7:00 PM Utah Time! Experience the desert in bloom on a ranger-led hike along the Hanging Garden trail. The one-mile round trip hike follows a wildflower-lined path to a shady alcove with a lush riparian habitat formed by a seep spring (the “hanging garden”). The alcove is full of ferns, mosses, and possibly even orchids in bloom for [...]


Start Time: 6:00 pm Start Date: 05/12/2016 Location: Hanging Garden Trail near Page, AZ.

FIRST-PERSON PLACE-WRITING – GSENM 2016 Artist In Residence Writing Workshops Using the Personal to Illuminate a Landscape

GSENM 20th Anniversary Event! So many of us feel a powerful connection to the places we love. How can we write about those places in ways that are informative, personal, and resonant? How can we ground our personal writing about places in research and observation? Or conversely, how can we inflect fact-driven writing with our own personal sense of place? In this two-part workshop open to all ages and skill levels, join GSENM Artist in [...]


Start Time: 6:30 pm Start Date: 05/12/2016 Location: GSENM Visitor Center, 745 East U.S. Hwy 89, Kanab, UT

DOCUMENTARY FILM – Breaking Point

Topic: Public Policy (60 minutes) One of the worst ecological disasters in U.S. history is rapidly approaching, a casualty of drought and “water wars” in the Southwest. California’s largest lake is disappearing. Dramatic images and commentary from scientists, government officials and local residents present the history of the Salton Sea and the current options for saving it. Official Selection at American, Sedona International, Newport Beach, Wildlife Conservation, Oceanside International and Julian Film Festivals! Admission is [...]


Start Time: 7:00 pm Start Date: 05/12/2016 Location: Crescent Moon Theater

EARTH FESTIVAL CHAMBER CONCERT

On this occasion Amazing Earthfest brings you the very highest caliber in chamber music performance. Each of these fine classical musicians is an accomplished soloist. Meet these outstanding players, share conversation with friends, and mingle with visiting guests after the performance. Ticket sales each year for Amazing Earthfest concerts help bring extraordinary talent to Kane County.  Thank you for supporting these fine performances! Rarely performing in southern Utah, the Paradigm Trio based in Salt Lake [...]


Start Time: 7:00 pm Start Date: 05/12/2016 Location: Kanab High School Auditorium, 59 East Cowboy Drive, Kanab

FLOW YOGA

Learn basic yoga postures, healthy alignment of the spine, as well as strengthening the musculature that supports the body. Founder & Editor in Chief of Etched Magazine, Darci Hansen, will share her passion for the practice. Transitioning slowly through the asanas with a heightened awareness of safe and intelligent movement, this class combines gentle/foundational, and Hatha flow yoga. Fitting for those who are new to yoga, have physical limitations, and for students who prefer a less rigorous and [...]


Start Time: 7:30 am Start Date: 05/13/2016 Location: Jacob Hamblin Park, at the north end of 100 East in Kanab.

LOCAL HIKE WITH A LOCAL – Bunting Trail

Jeff Frey, Grand Staircase Escalante Partner’s Site Steward Coordinator has lived in Kanab for 35 years and has a wealth of knowledge about our prehistoric archeological sites to share with you! Join him and other Partner’s staff for a local hike up Bunting Trail and lots of information about the Ancient Puebloans who lived here many hundreds of years ago. You’ll have a chance to view petroglyphs and learn more about why they’re there and [...]


Start Time: 8:00 am Start Date: 05/13/2016 Location: Kane County Office of Tourism (Information Center)

ART ATTACK!

Come and enjoy the vast & unforgettable landscapes of the Colorado Plateau, along with its stunning wildlife, translated through the cameras, hands & brushes of talented local artists. A wide array of artistic media are on display including Photography, Paintings in oil, acrylic & watercolor, Ceramics, Sculpture, Jewelry, Wood, Bronze, Tin and Rock. Browse and marvel at nature’s influence on art. WELCOME TO KANAB: The Middle of Everywhere!


Start Time: 11:30 am Start Date: 05/13/2016 Location: Rocking V Cafe

DOCUMENTARY FILM – Weather Gone Wild

Topic: Climate Adaptation Explore recent extreme weather events and scientific projections for the future. Violent stormy weather is a natural outcome of a warming planet. What can we do to give ourselves the best chance of protecting our homes and families from the devastating effects of a world of super storms? The perfect film for deniers: This film is not about whether or not climate change is real, or what may be the cause. Instead, [...]


Start Time: 4:00 pm Start Date: 05/13/2016 Location: Crescent Moon Theater, 150 South 100 East, Kanab

CLIMATE DAY OF ACTION – Documentary Films and Community Dialog

We’ve all been hearing a lot about climate change and global warming. Strongly held opinions are often radically contradictory. What should we as a community and as a nation be doing about it?  Many are convinced, some are believers, others are unsure, and a few are deniers and that’s OK. To evolve our understanding, let’s begin by getting better informed.  Everyone’s views are welcome. To ignore this issue is becoming perilous! Amazing Earthfest invites the [...]


Start Time: 4:00 pm Start Date: 05/13/2016 Location: Crescent Moon Theater, 150 South 100 East, Kanab

SHORT FILM – A TED TALK WITH AL GORE – Dream Big On Climate

Topic: Climate Science (25 minutes) In a new TED talk, Al Gore explains why he’s optimistic about climate change. Like a hike through the Book of Revelation, super storms, rising seas, forest fires and crippling droughts are all too common. In this riveting talk, he poses three questions: Do we have to change? Can we change? Will we change? His answer is YES on all three! Learn why the former Vice President is so excited [...]


Start Time: 4:30 pm Start Date: 05/13/2016 Location: Crescent Moon Theater, 150 South 100 East, Kanab

DOCUMENTARY FILM – Racing to Zero

Topic: Municipal Waste & Garbage (56 minutes) Only one third of the waste in the United Stated is recycled or composted. Through its practice of planned obsolescence, industry plays a major role. To reach zero waste, we need to change our relationship to garbage and view the things we discard as resources, rather than waste. Discover amazing solutions where cities all over the U.S. have instituted zero-waste policies. Challenge yourself to think differently about not [...]


Start Time: 5:00 pm Start Date: 05/13/2016 Location: Crescent Moon Theater, 150 South 100 East, Kanab

DOCUMENTARY FILM – The True Cost

Topic: Global Fashion Industry (92 minutes) The groundbreaking, untold story about who really pays the price for our clothing. This is about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impacts of fast fashion. Filmed in countries all over the world, from the brightest runways to the darkest slums, find out why the price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. Official Selection at [...]


Start Time: 7:00 pm Start Date: 05/13/2016 Location: Crescent Moon Theater, 150 South 100 East, Kanab

BIRD SONG YOGA IN THE PARK

In cool morning shade with the delightful sound of songbirds, discover how yoga can increase mind/body awareness. Learn the simple practices of breathing, postures and mindfulness that work for everyone willing to give them a try. Guided by a certified Shambhava Yoga instructor, stretch into a few poses, breathe deeply and smile. Extra mats available or bring your own. Wear comfortable clothing and enjoy basic postures including sun salutation, stretch, inversion, warrior poses and others. [...]


Start Time: 7:30 am Start Date: 05/14/2016 Location: Jacob Hamblin Park

MOUNTAIN BIKING THE CHOCOLATE CLIFFS

IMPORTANT NOTE: This event takes place in Arizona. 8:00 AM Arizona Time is 9:00 AM Utah Time! This highly scenic, 10-mile non-technical out and back ride on packed natural surface with easy to moderate climbing, sports expansive views of the North Kaibab Plateau, Kanab Terrace, Antelope Valley and the colorful cliffs of the Grand Staircase. Bring your own water and snacks. Extendable to 25 miles! Meet at the Fredonia Welcome Center US 89-A, Fredonia, AZ, [...]


Start Time: 8:00 am Start Date: 05/14/2016 Location: Joy Jordan Woodhill Trail, Fredonia, Arizona

KANAB RECYCLES! – Electronics Collection

Amazing Earthfest encourages residents and visitors in Kane County to reduce, reuse and recycle! Electronic items including LCD monitors, microwaves, small kitchen countertop appliances, computers, printers and peripherals, old radio/stereo equipment, etc, will be accepted for FREE at this event and delivered to Virgin Valley Recycling in Hurricane, UT. No old TV’s or CRT monitors, refrigerators, washers or dryers will be accepted!


Start Time: 8:00 am Start Date: 05/14/2016 Location: Earthfest Information Table, Kane County Office of Tourism, 78 South 100 East, Kanab

HORSEBACK RIDE TO SEAMAN POINT

Meet at Glazier’s Family Market parking lot, corner of 100 East and 300 South in Kanab, ready to depart together at 9:00 AM, transporting your own horses or mules. Caravan to the trailhead. This easy to moderate ride in sand with segments of rocky trail begins in Seaman Canyon, east of Kanab along U.S Hwy 89 and is good for all ages. The ride ends at Seaman Point atop the Vermilion Cliffs with spectacular views [...]


Start Time: 8:30 am Start Date: 05/14/2016 Location: Meet at Glazier's Market parking lot, corner of 100 East and 300 South in Kanab

GUIDED EXPEDITION TO NAMPAWEAP

IMPORTANT NOTE: This event takes place in Arizona. 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM Arizona Time is 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Utah Time! Join rangers from the Parashant National Monument for a caravan to beautiful Nampaweap Canyon, south of the Mt. Trumbull Wilderness at 6,100 feet in elevation. Rangers will lead a short, 1.5 mile roundtrip hike to reveal hundreds of petroglyphs created by the Archaic, Ancestral Puebloan and Southern Paiute peoples. Our hike through [...]


Start Time: 9:00 am Start Date: 05/14/2016 Location: Nampaweap

ARCHAEOLOGICAL DIG & SURVEY DAY

This archaeological dig is a mock excavation designed to show how archaeologists find and recover artifacts and what can be learned from items we find in the ground. An archaeologist will supervise activity at two separate excavations. One is designed for children up to 12 years old; the other is intended for high school age to seniors! The adult excavation will be an accurate representation of a real archaeological dig using real artifacts. The survey, [...]


Start Time: 9:30 am Start Date: 05/14/2016 Location: Fremont Indian State Park and Museum

LIFE ON THE ARIZONA STRIP: PAST & PRESENT

NPS Centennial Celebration Event! IMPORTANT NOTE: This event takes place in Arizona. 10:00 AM Arizona Time is 11:00 AM Utah Time! Gather for cowboy coffee and old-time music at the chuck wagon. Learn flint napping, yucca sandal, Paiute bead craft and rope making. Try your arm at throwing an atlatl, cast an animal track, make a rag doll or enjoy toys and games from the 19th century! Attend a historic grasslands talk by our resource [...]


Start Time: 10:00 am Start Date: 05/14/2016 Location: Pipe Spring National Monument

ART ATTACK!

Come and enjoy the vast & unforgettable landscapes of the Colorado Plateau, along with its stunning wildlife, translated through the cameras, hands & brushes of talented local artists. A wide array of artistic media are on display including Photography, Paintings in oil, acrylic & watercolor, Ceramics, Sculpture, Jewelry, Wood, Bronze, Tin and Rock. Browse and marvel at nature’s influence on art. WELCOME TO KANAB: The Middle of Everywhere!


Start Time: 11:30 am Start Date: 05/14/2016 Location: Rocking V Cafe

RETURN OF THE LOBOS — UNFORTUNATELY, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED!! – PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD.

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED – PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD! The Mexican gray wolf originally roamed vast swaths of the southwestern U.S. and Mexico, but their numbers were severely depleted to near extinction by trapping and government extermination programs in the first half of the 20th century. Begun in 1998, a captive breeding program partially restored wolf populations to the so-called Blue Range Wolf Recovery Area stretching between the Gila National Forest in New Mexico [...]


Start Time: 2:30 pm Start Date: 05/14/2016 Location: EVENT CANCELLED - PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD!

LANDSCAPE OF THE HEART – Expressions of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument by 3 Artists in Residence with Keynote Address by Stephen Trimble

GSENM 20th Anniversary Event! Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument with a noted speaker and three distinguished 2016 GSENM Artists in Residence; Writer Becca Worby, Musician Arvel Bird and Photographer James Tarpley. Experience the Monument’s stunning beauty and remote wildness through perceptive emotions in words, music and imagery. Revel in an evening of artistic creativity like no other as three gifted artists express this land of extremes with different eyes and unique [...]


Start Time: 7:00 pm Start Date: 05/14/2016 Location: Crescent Moon Theater, 150 South 100 East, Kanab.

ROAD BIKE RIDE INTO GRAND STAIRCASE: Flagship of America’s Conservation Lands

The magnificent splendor of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, so close to the City of Kanab, is a powerful attraction for tourists who enjoy spectacular scenery.  Join local cycling enthusiasts for this highly scenic 35 mile group ride out and back into a world class destination of stunning loveliness! After checking in, cyclists will drive 10 miles east of Kanab on US 89 to Johnson Canyon Road, where the ride begins. The towering, multi-colored cliffs of the Staircase, [...]


Start Time: 7:30 am Start Date: 05/14/2017 Location: Earthfest Information Table, Kane County Office of Tourism, 78 South 100 East, Kanab.

BIRD SONG YOGA

With the delightful sound of songbirds in morning shade, discover how yoga can help set the intention for your day. Experience the fullness of breath to increase awareness. Learn poses that calm, center, align, adjust, lengthen, strengthen and energize by bringing balance to body and mind. Guided by a certified Shambhava Yoga instructor, stretch into a few poses, breathe deeply and smile. All levels are welcome. Wear comfortable clothing and enjoy basic postures. Practice ends [...]


Start Time: 8:30 am Start Date: 05/14/2017 Location: Jacob Hamblin Park, at the north end of 100 East in Kanab.

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ART ATTACK!

Come and enjoy the vast & unforgettable landscapes of the Colorado Plateau, along with its stunning wildlife, translated through the cameras, hands & brushes of talented local artists. A wide array of artistic media are on display including Photography, Paintings in oil, acrylic & watercolor, Ceramics, Sculpture, Jewelry, Wood, Bronze, Tin and Rock. Browse and marvel at nature’s influence on art.  WELCOME TO KANAB: The Middle of Everywhere!


Start Time: 11:30 am Start Date: 05/14/2017 Location: The Rafters Gallery, upstairs at The Rocking V Café, 97 West Center St. Kanab.

GRAZING ON THE COLORADO PLATEAU: Ten Ways You Can Help Improve It!

Livestock grazing is a permitted use of Colorado Plateau public lands, including 96.4% of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. But other public lands values are important, too, such as wildlife, flowers, pollinators, springs, and biological soil crusts. Join botanist, public lands advocate and backpacker Mary O’Brien, Utah Forests Program Director for Grand Canyon Trust, to learn how you can help make sure livestock grazing on your public lands is managed so other uses and values [...]


Start Time: 12:00 pm Start Date: 05/14/2017 Location: Willow Canyon Outdoor, 263 South 100 East, Kanab, Utah

INVOCATION TO SUSTAINABILITY

On this Mother’s Day, enter an ancient gathering site for a moving experience blending soul stirring music, discussion, poetry, prayer and meditation in a live outdoor performance exploring our connection to nature and to Earth as Mother. Utah Poetry Society local chapter, Willow Wind Poets, will share personal experiences of nature. Expressing the healing power of the natural world, Springdale, Utah, Composer and Pianist Kate Jewel, opens the week’s festival of learning, arts and adventure [...]


Start Time: 1:30 pm Start Date: 05/14/2017 Location: Angel’s Landing Outdoor Amphitheater at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab. West side of the gravel road north of Best Friends Welcome Center.

PHOTOGRAPHING THE NIGHT SKY

Interest in photographing night skies has escalated with recent improvements in low light sensitivity of digital cameras. However, the ever increasing spread of light pollution is making dark sky sanctuaries harder to find. Southern Utah has some of the darkest skies anywhere in the lower 48 states. Photographers, amateur astronomers and visitors are increasingly drawn to experience the dark night sky above Grand Staircase and Vermilion Cliffs National Monuments and Zion, Grand Canyon, and Bryce [...]


Start Time: 4:15 pm Start Date: 05/14/2017 Location: Crescent Moon Theater, 150 South 100 East, Kanab.

Documentary Film – After Winter, Spring

After Winter, Spring  (74 minutes) Topic: Traditional Family Farming. Witness the intimate portrait of an ancestral way of life in France under threat in a world increasingly dominated by large-scale industrial agriculture. The Périgordine farmers show us how agriculture is moving out of the hands of families who have farmed and raised livestock for generations and into “agribusiness”. That fundamental shift reveals the human story of family farming at a turning point in history. Awards and [...]


Start Time: 5:30 pm Start Date: 05/14/2017 Location: Crescent Moon Theater 150 South 100 East, Kanab, Utah

Documentary Film – Just Eat It!

Just Eat It!  (73 minutes) Topic: Food Waste We all love food. As a society, we devour countless cooking shows, culinary magazines and foodie blogs. So how could we possibly be throwing nearly 50% of it in the trash? Filmmakers and food lovers, Jen and Grant, dive into the issue of food waste from farm, through retail, all the way to the back of their own fridge. Awards and Festivals: Best Documentary, Best Documentary Director, [...]


Start Time: 7:00 pm Start Date: 05/14/2017 Location: Crescent Moon Theater 150 South 100 East, Kanab, Utah

MINDFUL PHOTOGRAPHY: Savoring The Outdoor Experience

Outside, away from civilization, is a symphony of sensory experiences. Join GSENM Artist in Residence, Jared Warren, for an interactive presentation about awareness.  With a deep and varied history in Eastern philosophical traditions, mindfulness is training oneself to be aware, truly present, and to fully experience everything this moment has to offer. Make the most of your outdoor adventures! Learn simple skills like slowing down, observing, savoring, and being aware of unreasonable or unhelpful thoughts [...]


Start Time: 7:00 pm Start Date: 05/14/2017 Location: Escalante Interagency Visitor Center, UT Hwy 12, Escalante, Utah

Documentary Film – Planetary

Planetary  (43 minutes) Topic: Human Perspective. Explore how one of the truly extraordinary events of our civilization, space travel, gave us a totally different perspective on the Earth. This humbling reminder of the near-incalculable breadth of our impact on the Earth challenges us to reconsider our relationship with our home and the urgency to shift our perspective. A provocative and breathtaking wake-up call! Awards and Festivals: Award for Excellence, G2 Green Earth, Canadian International, Sheffield [...]


Start Time: 8:30 pm Start Date: 05/14/2017 Location: Crescent Moon Theater 150 South 100 East, Kanab, Utah

IN THE MOMENT WITH WATERCOLOR

NOTE: This event listing is Arizona Time (9am AZ Time is 10am UT Time) Explore your inner artist and experience some “quiet/creative time” at Pipe Spring National Monument. Join this ranger-led activity for all ages to observe, sketch and use watercolor to express yourself at an inspiring, nationally significant historic site enveloped by a beautiful southwest landscape. Art supplies will be provided and you may also bring your own if you have them. Complete activity schedule at [...]


Start Time: 9:00 am Start Date: 05/15/2017 Location: Pipe Spring National Monument, 14 miles west of Fredonia, AZ, on Hwy 389.

TRACKING AN ANCIENT PREDATOR

Join Paleontologist Katja Knoll for a moderately strenuous one mile round trip hike into the Vermilion Cliffs, including some scrambling, to arrive at a dinosaur track site. Please carpool as parking is limited. Bring water, snacks, sunscreen and appropriate gear for weather conditions, rain or shine. Elevation gain approximately 200 ft.


Start Time: 9:00 am Start Date: 05/15/2017 Location: Gather at the Earthfest Information Table, Kane County Office of Tourism, 78 South 100 East, Kanab, Utah. Carpool or caravan to the trailhead.

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ART ATTACK!

Come and enjoy the vast & unforgettable landscapes of the Colorado Plateau, along with its stunning wildlife, translated through the cameras, hands & brushes of talented local artists. A wide array of artistic media are on display including Photography, Paintings in oil, acrylic & watercolor, Ceramics, Sculpture, Jewelry, Wood, Bronze, Tin and Rock. Browse and marvel at nature’s influence on art.  WELCOME TO KANAB: The Middle of Everywhere!


Start Time: 11:30 am Start Date: 05/15/2017 Location: The Rafters Gallery, upstairs at The Rocking V Café, 97 West Center St. Kanab.

Documentary Film – How To Let Go of the World

How to Let Go of the World  (127 minutes) Topic: Climate Change and Resilience Oscar-nominated director Josh Fox contemplates our future by exploring the human qualities that global warming can’t destroy. In his deeply personal style investigating the greatest threat our world has ever known, we are exposed to the despair, fear, frustration, beauty, hope, and ‘moral imagination’ of grappling with climate change. Travel to 12 countries on 6 continents to discover why it may be too [...]


Start Time: 5:00 pm Start Date: 05/15/2017 Location: Crescent Moon Theater 150 South 100 East, Kanab, Utah

Documentary Film – Minimalism

Minimalism  (79 minutes) Topic: Consumption Can true happiness and success be measured by material possessions? What is the personal and global impact of our consumer culture? Is there an alternative? From architects, designers and musicians, to businessmen, authors and families, learn the ways that many different types of people are attempting to live simpler, more meaningful lives, and their varied motivations for doing so. Awards and Festivals: Most Inspirational Documentary, Orlando, Best Documentary, Los Angeles [...]


Start Time: 7:00 pm Start Date: 05/15/2017 Location: Crescent Moon Theater 150 South 100 East, Kanab, Utah

SAVE THE STARS ABOVE

Utah has some of the darkest night skies in the lower 48. National and State Parks, and Monuments in Utah such as Bryce, Capitol Reef, Cedar Breaks, Natural Bridges, Goblin Valley and others have received special designations as dark sky places. Learn how dark they are, why it matters and how you can help preserve the awesome nighttime experience of wonder over your home town. Explore human health and ecological consequences of light pollution and [...]


Start Time: 8:00 pm Start Date: 05/15/2017 Location: GSENM Visitor Center, 745 East US. Hwy 89, Kanab.

Documentary Film – Biophilic Design

Biophilic Design  (62 minutes) Topic: Green Architecture Discover innovative ways of designing the places where we live, work, and learn. People need nature in a deep and fundamental fashion, but we have often designed our cities and suburbs in ways that both degrade the environment and alienate us from nature. Explore the origins of architecture from our evolutionary past to the world’s most celebrated buildings in a search for the architecture of life. Encounter buildings [...]


Start Time: 8:30 pm Start Date: 05/15/2017 Location: Crescent Moon Theater 150 South 100 East, Kanab, Utah

RED PUEBLO MUSEUM & FREDONIA HERITAGE PARK

This event takes place in Arizona. 8 AM Arizona Time is 9 AM Utah Time! Take a step back in time to discover clues that help us understand prehistoric ways of life and peoples of southern Utah and the Arizona Strip. Navajo and ancient Puebloan pottery, a large collection of projectile points and many other artifacts are on display as well as hundreds of photos of rock art found in the region. The Fredonia Historical [...]


Start Time: 8:00 am Start Date: 05/16/2017 Location: Red Pueblo Museum and Heritage Park, 900 North Hwy 89-A, Fredonia, Arizona

HIKING LICK WASH

Take a leisurely hike in the White Cliffs of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, learning about various biological and archaeological features along the way. Bring sunscreen, water, sturdy shoes, snacks and layered clothing according to weather conditions. It’s going to be a beautiful day! Contact Emily to sign up. Limit of 10 people.


Start Time: 8:30 am Start Date: 05/16/2017 Location: Gather at the Earthfest Information Table, Kane County Office of Tourism, 78 South 100 East, Kanab, Utah. Carpool or caravan to the trailhead.

BIRD SONG YOGA

With the delightful sound of songbirds in morning shade, discover how yoga can help set the intention for your day. Experience the fullness of breath to increase awareness. Learn poses that calm, center, align, adjust, lengthen, strengthen and energize by bringing balance to body and mind. Guided by a certified Shambhava Yoga instructor, stretch into a few poses, breathe deeply and smile. All levels are welcome. Wear comfortable clothing and enjoy basic postures. Practice ends [...]


Start Time: 8:30 am Start Date: 05/16/2017 Location: Jacob Hamblin Park, at the north end of 100 East in Kanab.

Documentary Film – The Future of Energy

The Future of Energy  (64 minutes) Topic: Renewable Energy Renewable power on a large scale is not just a dream, but a viable option already being implemented by many communities, cities and businesses. See the forefront of the clean energy revolution in two model towns highlighted for their exemplary steps: Greensburg, Kansas, and Lancaster, California, where practical steps to transition away from fossil fuels are being taken with substantial economic, public health and environmental benefits. [...]


Start Time: 5:00 pm Start Date: 05/16/2017 Location: Crescent Moon Theater 150 South 100 East, Kanab, Utah

Documentary Film – Anthropocene

Anthropocene  (97 minutes) Topic: A New Geological Epoch Has human impact has tipped the planet into a new geological epoch, the Anthropocene?  Far and away the best combination of authoritative statements, diverse opinions, contrasted future scenarios, arresting and hugely varied imagery and evocative sounds examining its political, social and behavioral implications. ‘Business as usual’, driven by the growth obsession of the current neo-liberal, global hegemony is clearly not the answer to future welfare and long term [...]


Start Time: 7:00 pm Start Date: 05/16/2017 Location: Crescent Moon Theater 150 South 100 East, Kanab, Utah

Documentary Film – Revolution

Revolution  (86 minutes) Topic: Climate Change on Oceans Take this global journey to uncover the grave dangers threatening the world’s oceans — and ultimately, humanity — as well as to learn what it will take to reverse these challenges to life on Earth. Find hope and inspiration in the new face of the environmental movement — young people worldwide, leading a global revolution to challenge leaders to take effective action to stem climate change. Awards [...]


Start Time: 8:30 pm Start Date: 05/16/2017 Location: Crescent Moon Theater 150 South 100 East, Kanab, Utah

MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAILS: New Rides in Kanab

Join members of the Kanab Cycling Club for a brief presentation on the proper construction of sustainable mountain bike trails and check out Kanab’s new mountain bike trail system. Club members will lead bikers and hikers on two 3/4 mile trails in the foothills of the Vermilion Cliffs. Maps of additional trails in the local area will be provided. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in biking or hiking.


Start Time: 8:00 am Start Date: 05/17/2017 Location: Squaw Trailhead above Jacob Hamblin Park, at the north end of 100 East, Kanab.

WHICH WAY DID HE GO? A Hike through the Paria Box

This gentle 6-mile round trip trek explores Armijo’s Old Spanish Trail route alternatives along the Paria River through a beautiful box canyon. Rocks can be slippery in spots, wading is required and the river can be muddy after recent rain. Access by dirt road is weather-dependent. Call the GSENM Kanab Visitor Center at 435-644-1300 to reserve your place. You must provide a phone number where you can be reached, so we can inform you of [...]


Start Time: 8:00 am Start Date: 05/17/2017 Location: Meet at the GSENM Visitor Center, 745 East US. Hwy 89, Kanab. Carpool to the Trailhead.

RED PUEBLO MUSEUM & FREDONIA HERITAGE PARK

This event takes place in Arizona. 8 AM Arizona Time is 9 AM Utah Time! Take a step back in time to discover clues that help us understand prehistoric ways of life and peoples of southern Utah and the Arizona Strip. Navajo and ancient Puebloan pottery, a large collection of projectile points and many other artifacts are on display as well as hundreds of photos of rock art found in the region. The Fredonia Historical [...]


Start Time: 8:00 am Start Date: 05/17/2017 Location: Red Pueblo Museum and Heritage Park, 900 North Hwy 89-A, Fredonia, Arizona

PLEIN AIRE POETRY IN THE PARK

Engage with local poets in beautiful Kanab, Utah, at the Ranchos Park Pavilion. After a brief introduction and instructions sitting in Circle, utilize the gift of time and space to compose your poem, then, inspired by the lovely red rock surroundings, rejoin the Circle to share your creation. Bring a comfortable, portable chair or blanket and pens or pencils, layered clothing, sunscreen, and water.  Journals will be provided. Directions: From Glazier’s Market in Kanab, go [...]


Start Time: 9:00 am Start Date: 05/17/2017 Location: Kanab Creek Ranchos Park Pavilion. To carpool, meet at the Earthfest Information Table, Kane County Office of Tourism, 78 S. 100 E, Kanab, Utah at 8:45 AM, or go directly to the park on your own.

POTLUCK SOCIAL DINNER PARTY

Change of Venue!  Looks like cold, wet weather is coming to Kanab on Wednesday! Our Potluck Social Dinner Party has moved from Jacob Hamblin Park to St. Christopher’s Catholic Church social hall at the corner of Main Street and 200 South in Kanab.  The time has not changed.  It will be from 5 PM to 6:30 PM, Wednesday, May 17.  The food, the music and the conversations will be wonderful!  Hear an update from GSE Partners [...]


Start Time: 5:00 pm Start Date: 05/17/2017 Location: St Christopher's Catholic Church, Corner Main and 200 South, Kanab

HEALING IN THE DESERT

The great outdoors helps us find our own great inner selves. For ten years, WinGate has helped young people from across the country and the world who suffer from emotional pain and addiction to find peace and healing in the desert places around Kanab. Learn how through story-telling, testimonials, photography and displays, nature heals, silence stirs and this amazing earth invites internal change. Images from WinGate’s field camps out on the land and demonstrations of [...]


Start Time: 7:00 pm Start Date: 05/17/2017 Location: WinGate Wilderness Therapy Office, 6746 East U.S. Hwy 89, Kanab.

DARK SKIES, BRIGHT EYES: Sidewalk Astronomy at Sego Restaurant

Sego Restaurant invites everyone to enjoy the bounty of Mother Earth, from great food to brilliant skies above, and supports increased awareness of the importance of dark night skies in the city of Kanab for residents and visitors to our community, for pets and for wildlife. Mention you’ll be attending our “sidewalk astronomy” event with Randy Dunning, and receive a 15% discount off our entire menu of extraordinarily creative cuisine!  www.segokanab.com  


Start Time: 9:00 pm Start Date: 05/17/2017 Location: Sego Restaurant Canyon Boutique Hotel, 190 N 300 W, Kanab, UT 84741

RED PUEBLO MUSEUM & FREDONIA HERITAGE PARK

This event takes place in Arizona. 8 AM Arizona Time is 9 AM Utah Time! Take a step back in time to discover clues that help us understand prehistoric ways of life and peoples of southern Utah and the Arizona Strip. Navajo and ancient Puebloan pottery, a large collection of projectile points and many other artifacts are on display as well as hundreds of photos of rock art found in the region. The Fredonia Historical [...]


Start Time: 8:00 am Start Date: 05/18/2017 Location: Red Pueblo Museum and Heritage Park, 900 North Hwy 89-A, Fredonia, Arizona

MANSARD PETROGLYPHS HIKE

Join a BLM Ranger and an Archeologist for a moderately difficult six mile hike to an amazing petroglyph site sporting expansive scenic vistas. Segments of the trail are steep with over 1000 feet in elevation change each way. Some scrambling is required to negotiate a seven-foot sandstone ledge. Enjoy spectacular views of the Vermilion Cliffs and Kaibab Plateau! Share a picnic lunch and discussion of Native American rock art. Bring your usual hiking gear including [...]


Start Time: 8:00 am Start Date: 05/18/2017 Location: Meet at the Amazing Earthfest Information Table; Kane County Office of Tourism,78 South 100 East, Kanab, UT. Carpool to the trailhead.

BIRD SONG YOGA

With the delightful sound of songbirds in morning shade, discover how yoga can help set the intention for your day. Experience the fullness of breath to increase awareness. Learn poses that calm, center, align, adjust, lengthen, strengthen and energize by bringing balance to body and mind. Guided by a certified Shambhava Yoga instructor, stretch into a few poses, breathe deeply and smile. All levels are welcome. Wear comfortable clothing and enjoy basic postures. Practice ends [...]


Start Time: 8:30 am Start Date: 05/18/2017 Location: Jacob Hamblin Park, at the north end of 100 East in Kanab.

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ART ATTACK!

Come and enjoy the vast & unforgettable landscapes of the Colorado Plateau, along with its stunning wildlife, translated through the cameras, hands & brushes of talented local artists. A wide array of artistic media are on display including Photography, Paintings in oil, acrylic & watercolor, Ceramics, Sculpture, Jewelry, Wood, Bronze, Tin and Rock. Browse and marvel at nature’s influence on art.  WELCOME TO KANAB: The Middle of Everywhere!


Start Time: 11:30 am Start Date: 05/18/2017 Location: The Rafters Gallery, upstairs at The Rocking V Café, 97 West Center St. Kanab.


A FIELD EXERCISE IN MINDFUL PHOTOGRAPHY

Outside, away from civilization, is a symphony of sensory experiences. Join GSENM Artist in Residence, Jared Warren, http://www.jaredwarrenphotography.com/ for an extraordinary mindfulness photography workshop out on Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Learn how to slow down, observe, savor, be aware and fully experience the now moment to compose and capture your best images. Limited to 10 people.  


Start Time: 4:00 pm Start Date: 05/18/2017 Location: Meet at the GSENM Visitor Center, 745 East US. Hwy 89, Kanab. Utah. Carpool or caravan to the destination, allowing 1.5 to 2 hours for round-trip driving time.

WILD KANE WELCOMES WILLOW WIND: Local Poets Gather With People Who Love Nature

Experience an inspiring, collaborative evening of original poetry and passion for nature in a beautiful art space! Willow Wind Poets, a newly established chapter of the Utah State Poetry Society, celebrates its amazing, chosen homeland; Kane County, Utah. Wild Kane County, organized by residents of Kanab, strives to honor the intrinsic value and beauty of the natural world, and advance the preservation and restoration of wildlife and wild lands in Kane County. Everyone is invited [...]


Start Time: 7:00 pm Start Date: 05/18/2017 Location: Raven’s Heart Gallery, 57 West Center Street, Kanab, Utah.

SIDEWALK ASTRONOMY

The glare from typical city street and parking lot lighting can obliterate all but the brightest astronomical objects. However this has not kept amateur astronomers from setting up a telescope to share a quick view of a planet or double star, and take some time to talk about “what’s up”. Enjoy conversation, star stories and a telescopic view of sky objects visible from downtown Kanab. Learn the basics of dark sky friendly street lighting and what [...]


Start Time: 9:30 pm Start Date: 05/18/2017 Location: Center Street (US Hwy 89) at the corner of 100 East in Kanab

RED PUEBLO MUSEUM & FREDONIA HERITAGE PARK

This event takes place in Arizona. 8 AM Arizona Time is 9 AM Utah Time! Take a step back in time to discover clues that help us understand prehistoric ways of life and peoples of southern Utah and the Arizona Strip. Navajo and ancient Puebloan pottery, a large collection of projectile points and many other artifacts are on display as well as hundreds of photos of rock art found in the region. The Fredonia Historical [...]


Start Time: 8:00 am Start Date: 05/19/2017 Location: Red Pueblo Museum and Heritage Park, 900 North Hwy 89-A, Fredonia, Arizona

SOLAR ASTRONOMY

Bryce Canyon National Park is providing two sky watching events; in the morning for students, and afternoon for the general public. NPS Astro-Rangers will guide you in an exploration of our favorite star…the sun! Safely look at the sun through a solar telescope to observe solar flares, the sudden release of electromagnetic energy from the solar atmosphere; sunspots, dark areas on the surface of the sun arising from strong magnetic fields; and discover why the sky is [...]


Start Time: 9:30 am Start Date: 05/19/2017 Location: Kane County Office of Tourism, 78 South 100 East, Kanab, Utah.

PERMACULTURE: Integrated, Sustainable Farming in Utah

Visit an emerging permaculture design project, sustainable farm and off-grid solar powered home that integrates wild habitat with intensive agriculture while building topsoil. Tour two growing domes where John and Rhonda raise most of their food year round. Walk along the “heart” waters of the Virgin River through a wetland restoration project with ponds and peat fen. Learn about wild edible and medicinal plants and sample a wild-crafted herb tea. Bring hiking shoes that may [...]


Start Time: 10:30 am Start Date: 05/19/2017 Location: Heartwater Farm, 6.5 miles north of Glendale, Utah.

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ART ATTACK!

Come and enjoy the vast & unforgettable landscapes of the Colorado Plateau, along with its stunning wildlife, translated through the cameras, hands & brushes of talented local artists. A wide array of artistic media are on display including Photography, Paintings in oil, acrylic & watercolor, Ceramics, Sculpture, Jewelry, Wood, Bronze, Tin and Rock. Browse and marvel at nature’s influence on art.  WELCOME TO KANAB: The Middle of Everywhere!


Start Time: 11:30 am Start Date: 05/19/2017 Location: The Rafters Gallery, upstairs at The Rocking V Café, 97 West Center St. Kanab.

SOLAR ASTRONOMY

Bryce Canyon National Park is providing two sky watching events; in the morning for students, and afternoon for the general public. NPS Astro-Rangers will guide you in an exploration of our favorite star…the sun! Safely look at the sun through a solar telescope to observe solar flares, the sudden release of electromagnetic energy from the solar atmosphere; sunspots, dark areas on the surface of the sun arising from strong magnetic fields; and discover why the sky is [...]


Start Time: 1:30 pm Start Date: 05/19/2017 Location: Kane County Office of Tourism, 78 South 100 East, Kanab, Utah.

MINDFUL PHOTOGRAPHY: Savoring The Outdoor Experience

Outside, away from civilization, is a symphony of sensory experiences. Join GSENM Artist in Residence, Jared Warren, for an interactive presentation about awareness.  With a deep and varied history in Eastern philosophical traditions, mindfulness is training oneself to be aware, truly present, and to fully experience everything this moment has to offer. Make the most of your outdoor adventures! Learn simple skills like slowing down, observing, savoring, and being aware of unreasonable or unhelpful thoughts [...]


Start Time: 7:00 pm Start Date: 05/19/2017 Location: GSENM Visitor Center, 745 East US. Hwy 89, Kanab.

THE MEANING OF LIGHT

Just what is light anyway? Humans have always relied on observing the mysterious and oft-misunderstood packets of energy known as photons to bolster our understanding of, and “see”, the universe. How is light created? Do we have too much of a good thing? Join astronomy interpreter Randy Dunning for a short multimedia presentation about light and stars. After the program, gather with Randy near the Cottonwood Canyon Trailhead to see the astronomical wonders of the [...]


Start Time: 8:00 pm Start Date: 05/19/2017 Location: Location: Best Friends Visitor Center, (in town) at 235 S 100 E, Kanab, Utah (435) 644-8584

TOUR THE GALAXY

Zoom in and get a close up look at the gems of the southern Utah spring sky. This is a good week for night sky viewing! We’ll gaze at wispy nebula, star clusters and galaxies, plus Jupiter through an astronomical quality telescope. Join scientist and astronomy interpreter Randy Dunning, to gain appreciation for the scale and wonder of our galaxy. Nighttime in the desert can be chilly so dress accordingly. If Friday is cloudy, plan to attend [...]


Start Time: 9:30 pm Start Date: 05/19/2017 Location: Cottonwood Canyon Trailhead near the water tank at the top of Stansfield Street in the Kanab Creek Ranchos.

MOUNTAIN BIKING THE CHOCOLATE CLIFFS

Ride a geologic formation that is the 1st step in the Grand Staircase! A highly scenic, 10-mile non-technical out and back on packed natural surface with easy to moderate climbing, sporting expansive views of the Kaibab Plateau, Antelope Valley and the four other colorful cliffs of the Grand Staircase. Bring your own water and snacks. Extendable to 25 miles.


Start Time: 7:00 am Start Date: 05/20/2017 Location: Meet at the Fredonia Welcome Center US 89-A, Fredonia, AZ, 6 miles south of Kanab. Drive from there in convoy to the trailhead.

SIX MILES OF SPLENDOR: A Service Trip and Picnic in the Pines

Along a stretch of highway from Peek-A-Boo Trailhead to Diana’s Throne, the White Cliffs, second step in the Grand Staircase, rise dramatically to the north and east. Framed by a Pinyon/Juniper forest in the foreground and the azure blue sky above, they’re a beautiful sight to behold! But along a discontinued segment of old Hwy 89 stretching some six miles,  unsightly trash has accumulated. Join a work crew supported by Amazing Earthfest and the BLM [...]


Start Time: 8:00 am Start Date: 05/20/2017 Location: Meet at the Peek-A-Boo Trailhead parking area at 8:00 AM, nine miles north of Kanab on the east side of US Hwy 89. To carpool, meet at 7:30 AM at the Earthfest Information Table, Kane County Office of Tourism, 78 South 100 East, Kanab.

RED PUEBLO MUSEUM & FREDONIA HERITAGE PARK

This event takes place in Arizona. 8 AM Arizona Time is 9 AM Utah Time! Take a step back in time to discover clues that help us understand prehistoric ways of life and peoples of southern Utah and the Arizona Strip. Navajo and ancient Puebloan pottery, a large collection of projectile points and many other artifacts are on display as well as hundreds of photos of rock art found in the region. The Fredonia Historical [...]


Start Time: 8:00 am Start Date: 05/20/2017 Location: Red Pueblo Museum and Heritage Park, 900 North Hwy 89-A, Fredonia, Arizona

IN THE MOMENT WITH WATERCOLOR

NOTE: This event listing is Arizona Time (9am AZ Time is 10am UT Time) Explore your inner artist and experience some “quiet/creative time” at Pipe Spring National Monument. Join this ranger-led activity for all ages to observe, sketch and use watercolor to express yourself at an inspiring, nationally significant historic site enveloped by a beautiful southwest landscape. Art supplies will be provided and you may also bring your own if you have them. Complete activity schedule at [...]


Start Time: 9:00 am Start Date: 05/20/2017 Location: Pipe Spring National Monument, 14 miles west of Fredonia, AZ, on Hwy 389.

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ART ATTACK!

Come and enjoy the vast & unforgettable landscapes of the Colorado Plateau, along with its stunning wildlife, translated through the cameras, hands & brushes of talented local artists. A wide array of artistic media are on display including Photography, Paintings in oil, acrylic & watercolor, Ceramics, Sculpture, Jewelry, Wood, Bronze, Tin and Rock. Browse and marvel at nature’s influence on art.  WELCOME TO KANAB: The Middle of Everywhere!


Start Time: 11:30 am Start Date: 05/20/2017 Location: The Rafters Gallery, upstairs at The Rocking V Café, 97 West Center St. Kanab.

UTAH ROCK ART

Native American rock art and ruins are still recognized, respected and held sacred by today’s native peoples. Join former President of the Utah Rock Art Research Association, Richard Jenkinson, to see vivid images of Utah rock art and learn more about this fine research organization. URARA offers opportunities in Utah to participate in preservation, site stewarding, documentation and monitoring as it works to protect prehistoric rock art sites around the West. https://urara.wildapricot.org/


Start Time: 1:00 pm Start Date: 05/20/2017 Location: GSENM Visitor Center, 745 East US. Hwy 89, Kanab.

RAISING GRASS-FED BEEF: Exploring Permaculture in southwest Utah

PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF LOCATION FOR THIS PRESENTATION! It’s been moved to the GSENM Visitor Center, 745 East US. HWY 89 in Kanab.  Hope to see you there! The Heaton Family at Bar 10 Ranch have come full circle to direct marketing their own Gourmet Grass-Fed Beef; just like their ancestors once did, four generations ago here in Southern Utah. Learn about the history of cattle in America, the importance of grass-fed genetics, linear [...]


Start Time: 3:00 pm Start Date: 05/20/2017 Location: CHANGE OF LOCATION!! This event will take place at Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Visitor Center, 745 East, US HWY 89 in Kanab.

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