Events

June – August 2014

Voices of Canyonlands

Voices of Canyonlands, a program to create five short audio documentary features for public airing, will cover subjects about Canyonlands National Park, ranging from park history and geology. Experience interviews with those (still living) who had a hand in the Park’s creation, visitor experiences. By Bruce Hucko and funded by the Friends of Arches and Canyonlands Parks.

ArtParks

July 2014

Community Artists in the Park Art Show

The Moab Arts and Recreation Center will feature selected works from all of the Community Artists in the Parks since 2009. Artists include Chad Neihaus, Pete Apicella, Kathy Cooney, Logan Hansen, Sarah Hamington, and Serena Supplee. There will be a special reception on Saturday July 5, 2014: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the MARC in Moab.

quilt

July – September 2014

Delicate Stitchers Quilt Guild – Impressions of Canyonlands

Museum of Moab – Annual Quilt Challenge. Come and view the intricate and beautifully designed and executed quilts honoring Canyonlands. Quilts will be displayed at the museum during the last two weeks of July through the special reception on Saturday August 2, 2014: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

utahsymphony

August 13th and 14th

Utah Symphony Mighty 5 Tour Free Concerts

Join the Utah Symphony for open air free classical music concerts under the stars! Visit the Utah Symphony for more information.

Wednesday, August 13th
7:30 PM – Music in the Parks: Chamber Ensemble Performance at the Visitors Center, Arches National Park – Kathryn Eberle Quartet, Dvorak’s American String Quartet.
7:30 PM – Music in the Parks: Chamber Ensemble Performance at Dead Horse Point State Park.

Thursday, August 14th
8:00 PM – Concert at Red Cliffs Lodge, Moab, UT. Tickets are required.

grottoconcert

September 1, 2014

Moab Music Festival Free Concert

The Moab Music Festival features a free concert for the community: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Canyonlands National Park. Free admission at Swanny Park, Moab, 2:00 p.m.

MuseumOfMoab

September 2014

Museum of Moab – Special Canyonlands Exhibit

http://www.moabmuseum.org/

Main Events

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Historic Canyonlands Film Festival

Star Hall, Moab, Utah: 7:00-9:00 p.m. Admission is free with donations to the Friends of Arches and Canyonlands Parks appreciated. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Roy Webb, Multimedia Archivist at University of Utah, narrates a selection of classic pre- Canyonlands historic films: The Desert (The Garner Film) – by Ray and Virginia Garner, 1949; Rusho/Crampton Film – by Bud Rusho, 1963; and The Sculptured Earth – by Charles Eggert, 1962.

Friday, September 12th, 2014

Main Event: Commemoration Ceremony and Dinner – Event is FULL

The event is full to capacity. Needles District Canyonlands National Park. Donations gratefully accepted in advance or at the event. 3:00-8:00 p.m. Please visit the Logistics page for shuttle and driving information.

  • Featured Speaker: Douglas Brinkley, History professor at Rice University and author of many biographies including The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America and The Quiet World. He also serves as the history commentator for CBS News and editor for Audubon Magazine. Program: Tribute to Bates Wilson, Special Guests, Cowboy Dinner catered by Red Cliffs Lodge, and campfire interpretative talks.

The event is now full. Donations for the dinner are gratefully accepted. A $10 per person donation for the shuttle will help us offset costs. Shuttle and dinner donations can be mailed to the Friends of Arches and Canyonlands Parks, PO Box 1680, Moab UT 84532, OR look for the Dutch oven at the Friends table during the main event. Thank you in advance.

Thursday, September 11th, and Friday, September 12th, 2014

Canyonlands National Park Community/Employee/Alumni Reception

On Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on Friday from 9 a.m.to noon, the entire community, especially those involved in the establishment of Canyonlands National Park, NPS alumni and employees, are invited to come together, share stories, meet old and new friends at the Grand Center in Moab Utah.

Saturday, September 13th, 2014

Community Picnic in the Park

A day of fun for the entire community and Canyonlands National Park Employees and Alumni. Join us at Old City Park, Moab, Utah: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Food will be available by donation to the Lion’s Club or you can bring your own. Stories, Dutch oven cooking demonstration and birthday celebration desserts, and fun for all! Bring blankets, lawn chairs, and your own eating utensils (to reduce waste) for an old-fashioned community picnic.

Canyonlands Art Contest Reception and Awards

Moab Arts and Recreation Center, Moab, Utah: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

  • Art show and contest with prizes awarded during the Moab Art Walk.
  • Over 40 entries!

Historic Canyonlands Film Festival

Star Hall, Moab, Utah: 7:00-9:00 p.m. Admission is free with donations to the Friends of Arches and Canyonlands Parks appreciated. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Roy Webb, Multimedia Archivist at University of Utah, narrates a selection of classic pre- Canyonlands historic films: The Desert (The Garner Film) – by Ray and Virginia Garner, 1949; Rusho/Crampton Film – by Bud Rusho, 1963; and The Sculptured Earth – by Charles Eggert, 1962.