Development of the 2019 Schedule of Events for the 13th annual Amazing Earthfest is complete and all event descriptions are posted to this site!  Our themes are the Centennial of Grand Canyon National Park (1919 to 2019), and Preserving Starry Skies over the Colorado Plateau!  

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!

Dinner and a Movie every night! Live Folk Concert on Friday night! Our Documentary Film series is packed with informative and poignant stories you won’t want to miss! Every day during the festival Chef Mike at the Parry Lodge will prepare a delicious buffet-style selection of gourmet dishes, available from 5:30 to 7 PM in their spacious dining room. Beer and wine are available with dinner. It’s convenient. Dine at Parry, then walk over to the Old Barn Playhouse for an award-winning film!

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

35 cool, experiential learning activities created for your enjoyment are listed below!

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

NOTE: 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.

Curious about what we’ve done before? Click  our “Past Events” tab to browse seven years of festival event history!

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


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

LESSER KNOWN GEMS OF OUR NATIONAL PARK SYSTEM

LESSER KNOWN GEMS OF OUR NATIONAL PARK SYSTEM A Mini Film Series Date: Sunday, May 12 Time: 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM Location: Old Barn Playhouse at the Parry Lodge, 89 East Center Street, Kanab Description: Crawl through an ice-filled cave, fly over a 10,000 foot volcano, trek across the lowest place on Earth, and sail upon an 1800s-era ship, all from the comfort of your chair! Discover some of the West’s lower profile but [...]


start time: 4:30 pm start date: 05/12/19 location: Old Barn Playhouse at the Parry Lodge, 89 East Center Street, Kanab

FIRST STAR PEOPLE – Moon & Star Party!

Moon & Star Party! THE FIRST STAR PEOPLE Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Darkest Province in the Lower Forty-Eight! Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 Time: 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM Kanab Location: Gather at the Earthfest Information Table, Kane County Office of Tourism, 78 South 100 East, Kanab, Utah at 8:30 PM. Carpool or caravan to the site. Kane County Shuttle Van will provide free transportation. Directions: Hop on the Shuttle or drive east from Kanab [...]


start time: 9:00 pm start date: 05/15/19 location: Nephi Pasture Trailhead off Johnson Canyon Road in Kane County, UT

WELCOME TO THE ANTHROPOCENE: Understanding Weather, Climate, and Global Warming

WELCOME TO THE ANTHROPOCENE Understanding Weather, Climate, and Global Warming With Author and Educator, Christa Sadler Date: Thursday, May 16 Time: 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM Location: Old Barn Playhouse at the Parry Lodge, 89 East Center Street, Kanab Description: The film Paris to Pittsburg, screening at Amazing Earthfest on Thursday evening, May 16, at 7:00 pm, examines actions being taken worldwide to help mitigate the effects of climate change on our planet and our [...]


start time: 4:00 pm start date: 05/16/19 location: Old Barn Playhouse at the Parry Lodge, 89 East Center Street, Kanab

FIRE MANAGEMENT ON PUBLIC LANDS

FIRE MANAGEMENT ON PUBLIC LANDS Date: Friday, May 17, 2019 Time: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Utah Time (1:00 PM TO 4:00 PM, Arizona Time) Location: North Kaibab Ranger District. Meet at Fredonia District Office, 430 S. Main St., Fredonia, AZ. Carpool or drive in convoy to a location on the North Kaibab National Forest. Description: Fire is as easy to control as a Hurricane or a Tornado! Natural fires cannot be avoided or prevented. [...]


start time: 2:00 pm start date: 05/17/19 location: North Kaibab National Forest

FIRST STAR PEOPLE – Moon & Star Party!

Moon & Star Party! THE FIRST STAR PEOPLE Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Darkest Province in the Lower Forty-Eight! Date: Friday, May 17, 2019 Time: 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM Escalante Location: Head of the Rocks Scenic Overlook on Scenic Byway 12 Directions: From Escalante, drive east on Scenic Byway 12 for 10 miles. Please carpool if possible. No restroom on site. Description: Join area night sky enthusiasts, Southern Paiute Environmental Director Daniel Bulletts* and BLM [...]


start time: 9:00 pm start date: 05/17/19 location: Head of the Rocks Scenic Overlook on Scenic Byway 12 in Garfield County, UT

RIDGE TRAIL HIKE

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: $10.00/adult 16 and over. Free with the following National Park Service Passes: Interagency Annual, Senior, Access, Military, or 4th grade passes. Description: Pipe Spring National Monument continues its series of natural and cultural resource talks and demonstrations, focusing on the history of the Kaibab Band of Southern Paiutes and [...]


start time: 10:00 am start date: 05/18/19 location: Pipe Spring National Monument, 14 miles west of Fredonia, AZ, on Hwy 389.

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