St. George Annual Events
Whether it’s a national holiday, a group of like-minded people gathering to support a cause or simply a reason to enjoy the outdoors, you’ll find people getting together to enjoy life. For a comprehensive calendar of events, go to www.utahstgeorge.com.
St. George Winter Bird Festival
435-673-0966 | www.sgcity.org/birdfestival
January 23 – 25, 2015
St. George has exceptional winter birding (possible to see 112 species). Enjoy Presentations, Field Trips, Kid & Adult Workshops, Photo Contest, Live Birds, Adult Venues and Family Events. All events begin at the Tonaquint Nature Center, 1851 South Dixie Drive – St. George, and are free – except the Saturday evening Banquet.
The Parade of Homes
435-674-1400 | www.paradehomes.com
February 13 – 22, 2015
The Parade of Homes is a self-guided tour offering an opportunity for established, prospective residents and visitors to see what is new and innovative in the home building industry.
Tri-State ATV Jamboree
435-674-1400 | www.atvutah.com/tristatejam/
March 11 – 14, 2015
Come ride Southern Utah’s Beautiful ATV trails. The Tri-State ATV Jamboree originates in Southern Utah in the town of Hurricane. The rides will be on the Tri-State ATV Trail System.
St. George Arts Festival
435-627-4500 | www.sgcity.org/artfestival
April 3 – 4, 2015
The event known as the “Friendliest Festival in the West” is held the Friday and Saturday of Easter weekend and hosts a variety of fine art and artists. Started over 30 years ago, you’ll find food, entertainment and special children’s fun.
Dixie Power Kite Festival
April 18, 2015
The Dixie Power Kite Festival provides a wholesome, uplifting, family-oriented event that is free and open to the public. This event promotes reading as a habit and encourages students to engage in family-oriented physical activity.
Kayenta Street Festival
April 25 – 26, 2015
Held annually this is a full weekend event that brings students and professional artists together to create a colorful chalk explosion. With the asphalt as a canvas and chalk as the medium, large painted murals will unfold at the feet of thousands of spectators.
Ironman 70.3 St. George US Pro Championship
435-986-6615 | www.ironmanstgeorge.com
May 2, 2015
This striking Southwestern home of one of IRONMAN’s original full-distance races, now hosts one of the season’s earliest IRONMAN 70.3 races. The U.S. Pro Championship race is staged in and around the heart of St. George, with Zion National Park, the state’s most popular national park, only a short 45-minute drive away.
Cotton Days Celebration
435-656-6353 | www.cottondays.org
May 5 – 10, 2015
More than 135 years ago, Washington City was the birthplace of the Southern Utah Cotton Mission. Today, Washington City continues to enjoy its reputation as a leading city in Washington County community. The annual Cotton Days Festival is a family friendly event that celebrates the heritage of this great city.
St. George Fourth of July Celebration
435-627-4560 | www.sgcity.org
July 4, 2015
Bring your blanket and enjoy some quality time relaxing with family and friends. There will be craft booths, organized games, the 4th of July Downtown Parade, and Fireworks–all at Vernon Worthen Park!
Washington County Fair
435-619-9522 | www.washcofair.net
August 12 – 15, 2015
Held annually in August at the state-of-the-art Washington County Fair Park in Hurricane, this family fun event features carnival rides, games, festive food, entertainment, award-winning crops and livestock exhibits.
Hurricane Valley Peach Days
435-635-2811 | www.cityofhurricane.com
September 4 – 5, 2015
This treasured event is a great opportunity for new and old friends to mingle as they celebrate Hurricane’s heritage. Good food and live entertainment makes for a fun family event you soon won’t forget.
435-879-4273 | www.docutah.com
September 3 – 7, 2015
DOCUTAH is a Southern Utah International Film Festival presented by Dixie State University in St. George, Utah. The 2014 festival will be it’s fifth year of run. Since our beginings we’ve had more than 1,100 films submitted from 70 plus countries and enjoyed meeting many wonderful filmmakers and protagonists.
Dixie Lions’ Roundup Rodeo – 80th Annual
435-680-2346 | www.stgeorgelions.com
September 17 – 19, 2015
Join the Lions’ Club for the annual rodeo celebration at the historic Sun Bowl in St. George. Approved by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, this wild weekend extravaganza is held every September. It’s great entertainment for all.
Santa Clara Swiss Days
435-673-6712 | www.sccity.org
September 27 – 28, 2015
Santa Clara City celebrates its Swiss pioneer heritage the fourth weekend of each September. The event offers an array of attractions—a parade, historical displays, a fun run, craft and food booths, kid’s games, entertainment, free outdoor concert, Red Rock Car Show and more.
St. George Marathon
435-627-4500 | www.stgeorgemarathon.com
October 3, 2015
Rated by Runner’s World as one of the four “Marathons to Build a Vacation Around” in the World. Included in Runner`s World 10 Most Scenic and Fastest Marathons and Top 20 Marathons in the USA. The St. George Marathon is a point-to-point race which is USA Track & Field Certified & Sanctioned.
Huntsman World Senior Games
800-562-1268 | 435-674-0550 | www.seniorgames.net
October 5 – 17, 2015
A world-class, international, senior athletic sports competition that promotes worldwide Peace, Health, Friendship, and fun! The Huntsman World Senior Games offers 27 sports for men and women ages 50 and better. All skill levels of competition are available, and no pre-qualification is necessary.
The Spooky Town Fair
435-628-1650 | www.spookytownfair.com
October 23 – 24, 2015
The St. George Area Chamber of Commerce along with the Washington County School District presents “The Spooky Town Fair” This festival is held the last weekend in October at the St George Town Square. This family friendly festival features local artists, businesses, and of course food! There will be LIVE entertainment and many fun kids rides and activities for the whole family. With something for everyone, you won’t want to miss this fun, free event! Come out and experience all of the things that make ‘Utah’s Dixie’ unique!
Jubilee of Trees
435-251-2480 | www.jubileeoftrees.org
November 18 – 22, 2015
The Jubilee of Trees is the largest showcase of custom designed Christmas trees between Salt Lake City and Las Vegas. For the greater Washington County area, the Jubilee of Trees has become a tradition of spectacular, custom designed full size Christmas trees, mini and tabletop trees, holiday wreaths and gingerbread houses, and seasonal decor.
Tuacahn’s Christmas in the Canyon
435-652-3200 | www.tuacahn.org
November 27 – December 22, 2015
Presented every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings from the day after Thanksgiving to December 29th. Entrance is free to the public. A Live Nativity is presented each night in the Amphitheater at 7:00 pm and 8:00 pm except on the first Friday in December.