The 2019 Schedule of Events for the 13th annual Amazing Earthfest is nearly complete!  Our themes are the Centennial of Grand Canyon National Park (1919 to 2019), and Preserving Starry Skies over the Colorado Plateau!  Check back soon to see all the cool activities we offer!

Guided hikes, cycling and outdoor adventures, arts, science, ethics, astronomy, public land management, back-country exploration, community and sustainable living are all in the program at Amazing Earthfest. If you haven’t attended southern Utah’s Amazing Earthfest before, a memorable experience awaits you! Most events are free!

Scroll down on this page to see festival events listed in chronological order by date and time.

Activities are scheduled in five categories. Click on a category, or simply scroll through the complete list on this page!

Event Listings are UTAH TIME, (Mountain Daylight Time), unless otherwise noted!  Please allow sufficient drive time for events outside Kanab City limits. Remember, Arizona remains on standard time all year round. So for example, from April thru October, 9:00 AM in Utah is 8:00 AM in Arizona.

Looking to see what we’ve done in past years? Click  on our “past events” tab!

12th Amazing Earthfest Schedule of Events PDF

To see a history of festival events, browse our “Past Events” pages too!

While traveling through southwestern Utah, stop in at the Kane County Office of Tourism, 78 South 100 East, Kanab, and ask for information about our festival.  Visit the ATTEND page on our website for details!


NATIONAL ASTRONOMY DAY at Zion Mountain Ranch

Night Sky Viewing Event! COMMEMORATE NATIONAL ASTRONOMY DAY! Date: Saturday, May 11, 2019 Time: 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM Location: Zion Mountain Ranch, UT Hwy 9, Mt Carmel, UT Directions: Travel north from Kanab on US 89 to Mt. Carmel Junction and turn left onto UT Hwy 9. Drive 9 miles to Zion Mountain Ranch and Cordwood Restaurant on the left side of the road. Astronomical telescopes will be set up for viewing just outside [...]


start time: 9:00 pm start date: 05/11/19 location: Zion Mountain Ranch

MOUNTAIN MAN RENDEZVOUS AND ATLATL COMPETITION

MOUNTAIN MAN RENDEZVOUS AND ATLATL COMPETITION Date: Saturday, May 19, 2018 Time: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM Location: Fremont Indian State Park and Museum Visitor Center Directions: Fremont Indian State Park is west of Richfield, Utah, off I-70, 17 miles east of I-15 junction.  Take either exit 17 or exit 23 and follow the signs to the Visitor Center. To carpool, meet at 7:30 AM at the Earthfest Information Table, Kane County Office of Tourism, [...]


start time: 9:00 am start date: 05/19/18 location: Fremont Indian State Park and Museum Visitor Center

NATURAL AND CULTURAL RESOURCE TALKS AND DEMONSTRATIONS

NATURAL AND CULTURAL RESOURCE TALKS AND DEMONSTRATIONS Location: Pipe Spring National Monument, 14 miles west of Fredonia, AZ, on Hwy 389. Cost: Regular entrance fees apply: $7.00/adult 16 and over. Free with the following National Park Service Passes: Interagency Annual, Senior, Access, Military, or 4th grade passes. NOTE: All events are Arizona Time      (9 AM Arizona Time is 10 AM Utah Time) Description:  Pipe Spring National Monument continues its series of natural and [...]


start time: 9:00 am start date: 05/19/18 location: Pipe Spring National Monument, 14 miles west of Fredonia, AZ, on Hwy 389.

TOUR THE GALAXY

Night Sky Viewing Event! TOUR THE GALAXY Date: Friday, May 18, 2018 Time: 9:30 PM – 11:30 PM Location: Cottonwood Canyon Trailhead, top of Stansfield Street, Kanab (near the water tank) To carpool, meet at the Earthfest Information Table, Kane County Office of Tourism, 78 South 100 East, Kanab, at 9:15 PM Description: From one of the darkest sites in Kanab City, zoom in and get a close up look at the gems of the [...]


start time: 9:30 pm start date: 05/18/18 location: Cottonwood Canyon Trailhead, top of Stansfield Street, Kanab (near the water tank)

NATURAL AND CULTURAL RESOURCE TALKS AND DEMONSTRATIONS

NATURAL AND CULTURAL RESOURCE TALKS AND DEMONSTRATIONS Location: Pipe Spring National Monument, 14 miles west of Fredonia, AZ, on Hwy 389. Cost: Regular entrance fees apply: $7.00/adult 16 and over. Free with the following National Park Service Passes: Interagency Annual, Senior, Access, Military, or 4th grade passes. NOTE: All events are Arizona Time      (9 AM Arizona Time is 10 AM Utah Time) Description:  Pipe Spring National Monument continues its series of natural and [...]


start time: 9:00 am start date: 05/18/18 location: Pipe Spring National Monument, 14 miles west of Fredonia, AZ, on Hwy 389.

National Parks, National Monuments; NATIONAL TRAILS?

NATIONAL TRAILS SYSTEM ACT 50th Anniversary Event! National Parks, National Monuments; NATIONAL TRAILS? Date: Thursday, May 17, 2018 Time: 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM Location: Kane County Water Conservancy, 725 E Kaneplex Dr., Kanab, UT 84741 Description: Names like the Old Spanish, Lewis and Clark, Mormon Pioneer, California, Pony Express, and Oregon trails, evoke images of westward exploration, expansion and settlement of the United States along primitive travel routes piercing a wild frontier. The Trail [...]


start time: 7:30 pm start date: 05/17/18 location: Kane County Water Conservancy, 725 E Kaneplex Dr., Kanab, UT 84741

NATURAL AND CULTURAL RESOURCE TALKS AND DEMONSTRATIONS

NATURAL AND CULTURAL RESOURCE TALKS AND DEMONSTRATIONS Location: Pipe Spring National Monument, 14 miles west of Fredonia, AZ, on Hwy 389. Cost: Regular entrance fees apply: $7.00/adult 16 and over. Free with the following National Park Service Passes: Interagency Annual, Senior, Access, Military, or 4th grade passes. NOTE: All events are Arizona Time      (9 AM Arizona Time is 10 AM Utah Time) Description:  Pipe Spring National Monument continues its series of natural and [...]


start time: 9:00 am start date: 05/17/18 location: Pipe Spring National Monument, 14 miles west of Fredonia, AZ, on Hwy 389.

NATURAL AND CULTURAL RESOURCE TALKS AND DEMONSTRATIONS

NATURAL AND CULTURAL RESOURCE TALKS AND DEMONSTRATIONS Location: Pipe Spring National Monument, 14 miles west of Fredonia, AZ, on Hwy 389. Cost: Regular entrance fees apply: $7.00/adult 16 and over. Free with the following National Park Service Passes: Interagency Annual, Senior, Access, Military, or 4th grade passes. NOTE: All events are Arizona Time      (9 AM Arizona Time is 10 AM Utah Time) Description:  Pipe Spring National Monument continues its series of natural and [...]


start time: 9:00 am start date: 05/17/18 location: Pipe Spring National Monument, 14 miles west of Fredonia, AZ, on Hwy 389.

GRAND STAIRCASE: VITAL CORRIDOR FOR WILDLIFE

GRAND STAIRCASE: VITAL CORRIDOR FOR WILDLIFE Date: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Time: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Location: GSENM Visitor Center, 745 East US. Hwy 89, Kanab. Description: When President Clinton designated Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (GSENM) emphasizing its remoteness and natural beauty, he also recognized its crucial role as a wildlife passage. The GSENM Proclamation specifies perennial streams and other riparian areas that act as migration corridors for many species, including deer, neo-tropical birds, [...]


start time: 7:00 pm start date: 05/16/18 location: GSENM Visitor Center, 745 East US. Hwy 89, Kanab.

VISIT AN EARLY JURASSIC STOMPING GROUND Hike to the Moccasin Mountain Track Site

VISIT AN EARLY JURASSIC STOMPING GROUND Hike to the Moccasin Mountain Track Site Date: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Time: 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM Location: Gather at the Earthfest Information Table, Kane County Office of Tourism, 78 South 100 East, Kanab, Utah at 8:30 AM. Carpool or caravan to the trailhead. Directions: Travel north from Kanab on US Hwy. 89 and turn left onto Hancock Rd. going west towards Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park. [...]


start time: 9:00 am start date: 05/16/18 location: Moccasin Mountain Dinosaur Track Site

ANTARCTICA: A Firsthand Account by Local Adventurers

ANTARCTICA A Firsthand Account by Local Adventurers Date: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 Time: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Location: Crescent Moon Theater 150 South 100 East, Kanab, Utah Description: Join two Kanab, Utah explorer/photographers, Victor Cooper, owner of the Rocking V Café, and Walt Thirion, Co-Owner of Kanab Creek Bakery and the Walt Thirion Gallery, for a journey to the land of crystal blue ice. See imagery and hear firsthand accounts of the beauty, the wildlife, [...]


start time: 6:00 pm start date: 05/15/18 location: Crescent Moon Theater 150 South 100 East, Kanab, Utah

RAFTING WILD AND SCENIC CANYONLANDS: 300 Miles of River Beauty Awaiting Designation

WILD AND SCENIC RIVERS ACT 50th Anniversary Event! RAFTING WILD AND SCENIC CANYONLANDS 300 Miles of River Beauty Awaiting Designation Date: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 Time: 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM Location: Crescent Moon Theater, 150 South 100 East, Kanab. Description: Experience Canyonlands by raft with Flagstaff author Tom Martin to discover three hundred miles of western rivers, eminently worthy of designation as Wild and Scenic River! Also in this multimedia presentation based on his [...]


start time: 3:30 pm start date: 05/15/18 location: Crescent Moon Theater, 150 South 100 East, Kanab.

NATURAL AND CULTURAL RESOURCE TALKS AND DEMONSTRATIONS

NATURAL AND CULTURAL RESOURCE TALKS AND DEMONSTRATIONS Location: Pipe Spring National Monument, 14 miles west of Fredonia, AZ, on Hwy 389. Cost: Regular entrance fees apply: $7.00/adult 16 and over. Free with the following National Park Service Passes: Interagency Annual, Senior, Access, Military, or 4th grade passes. NOTE: All events are Arizona Time      (9 AM Arizona Time is 10 AM Utah Time) Description:  Pipe Spring National Monument continues its series of natural and [...]


start time: 9:00 am start date: 05/15/18 location: Pipe Spring National Monument, 14 miles west of Fredonia, AZ, on Hwy 389.

NATURAL AND CULTURAL RESOURCE TALKS AND DEMONSTRATIONS

NATURAL AND CULTURAL RESOURCE TALKS AND DEMONSTRATIONS Location: Pipe Spring National Monument, 14 miles west of Fredonia, AZ, on Hwy 389. Cost: Regular entrance fees apply: $7.00/adult 16 and over. Free with the following National Park Service Passes: Interagency Annual, Senior, Access, Military, or 4th grade passes. NOTE: All events are Arizona Time      (9 AM Arizona Time is 10 AM Utah Time) Description:  Pipe Spring National Monument continues its series of natural and [...]


start time: 9:00 am start date: 05/14/18 location: Pipe Spring National Monument, 14 miles west of Fredonia, AZ, on Hwy 389.

NATURAL AND CULTURAL RESOURCE TALKS AND DEMONSTRATIONS

NATURAL AND CULTURAL RESOURCE TALKS AND DEMONSTRATIONS Location: Pipe Spring National Monument, 14 miles west of Fredonia, AZ, on Hwy 389. Cost: Regular entrance fees apply: $7.00/adult 16 and over. Free with the following National Park Service Passes: Interagency Annual, Senior, Access, Military, or 4th grade passes. NOTE: All events are Arizona Time      (9 AM Arizona Time is 10 AM Utah Time) Description:  Pipe Spring National Monument continues its series of natural and [...]


start time: 9:00 am start date: 05/14/18 location: Pipe Spring National Monument, 14 miles west of Fredonia, AZ, on Hwy 389.

WHY WILDERNESS MATTERS

WHY WILDERNESS MATTERS Date: Sunday, May 13, 2018 Time: 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM Location: Kanab City Library Community Room, 374 North Main Street, Kanab Description: Ecologist, wilderness activist and author George Wuerthner offers a historical overview of the wilderness movement and its key proponents like John Muir, Aldo Leopold and Bob Marshall. Learn the main points of the 1964 Wilderness Act, what activities are and are not permitted in designated wilderness, the many threats [...]


start time: 5:00 pm start date: 05/13/18 location: Kanab City Library Community Room, 374 North Main Street, Kanab

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: 05/19/17 location: Cottonwood Canyon Trailhead near the water tank at the top of Stansfield Street in the Kanab Creek Ranchos.

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: 05/19/17 location: Location: Best Friends Visitor Center, (in town) at 235 S 100 E, Kanab, Utah (435) 644-8584

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: 05/19/17 location: Kane County Office of Tourism, 78 South 100 East, Kanab, Utah.

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: 05/19/17 location: Kane County Office of Tourism, 78 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: 05/15/17 location: GSENM Visitor Center, 745 East US. Hwy 89, 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: 05/14/17 location: Willow Canyon Outdoor, 263 South 100 East, Kanab, Utah

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: 05/14/16 location: EVENT CANCELLED - PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD!

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: 05/14/16 location: Pipe Spring National Monument

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: 05/14/16 location: Fremont Indian State Park and Museum

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: 05/11/16 location: GSENM Visitor Center, 745 East US. Hwy 89, Kanab.

PROPOSED BEARS EARS NATIONAL MONUMENT – Profile of Collaborative Land Management

On October 15, the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition made history when it presented a detailed proposal for a Bears Ears National Monument in southeast Utah. First made prominent in the 1890s by the Wetherill expeditions, Cedar Mesa is home to one of the highest concentrations of archaeological sites in the nation. Considered sacred ground by several regional native American tribes, an estimated 12,000 archaeological sites have been recorded here, with many more hidden on the mesa tops [...]


start time: 2:00 pm start date: 05/11/16 location: Raven's Heart Gallery, 57 West Center Street, Kanab

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: 05/11/16 location: Somewhere in Kanab - Location To Be Determined

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: 05/11/16 location: Pipe Spring National Monument

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: 05/11/16 location: Kane County Office of Tourism, 78 South 100 East, Kanab

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: 05/09/16 location: Cottonwood Canyon Trailhead at the top of Stansfield Street in the Kanab Ranchos

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: 05/09/16 location: North Kaibab National Forest, Fredonia District Office, 430 S. Main St., Fredonia, AZ

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: 05/09/16 location: Heartwater Farm, 6.5 miles north of Glendale, Utah, just off US Highway 89.

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: 05/08/16 location: Pipe Spring National Monument

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