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Our Facility and Events Promoter can assist you with locating venues, facilities, and associated tourist related services for special events, meetings, retreats, weddings, reunions, sporting events, festivals, shows and much more.

Michele Hill
Facility and Events Promoter
(435) 259-1340
events@discovermoab.com

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The Official Moab, Utah 2012 Calendar of Events

January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December

Moab Events

  • Free Event Listing - If you have a tourism related Moab event that you would like to add to this list, click here to submit your event for possible inclusion.
  • Event Grants - The Moab Area Travel Council will provide grant assistance to organizations to aid in the development of tourism. The purpose of the grant is to increase the level of tourism in Grand County through new or fledgling events that could become annual events. For guidelines click here.
January  2012
Mon 2 Holiday - New Year's Day
Fri 6 Utah Critical Incident Stress Management Executive Meeting - Moab Fire Department Training Room - utcism.org/calendar/view/15/date/2012-01-06
Sat-Sun 7-8 LMO Indoor 3-D/Vegas Extreme Shootout - 25 Targets Redding Style 3-D/10 Target Extreme 3-D/Vegas 300 $700.00 Guaranteed Cash + 60% Payback Freestyle/Fixed Pin Class. For more info visit lasalmountainoutfitters.com or call 435-259-1606.
Mon 16 Holiday - Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday
February  2012
Sat 18 Moab's Red Hot 55K and 33K - A challenging 55k/33k trail running event. Run some of the most sought after trails that Moab has to offer. Moab's Red Hot attracts some of the top ultra runners in the country so come to see them run course records! For more info visit grassrootsevents.net or call 435-260-0886.
Sat-Sun 18-19 Moab Flute Festival - Ancient echoes of the flute reverberate again through the desert canyons. Relax and enjoy the live performances, participate in specialized workshops, and appreciate and be enticed by the vendors' artistic creations of native and exotic materials. For more info call 801-414-5354.
Mon 20 Holiday - Presidents Day
Wed-Thu 22-24 Utah Animal Control Officers and Shelter Workers @ Moab Valley Inn - For more info visit uacoa.org.
Thu 23 Free Film: "How to Die in Oregon" - The Grand County Public Library and the Utah Film Center present a free screening of the award-winning documentary "How to Die in Oregon". Described as being a life-affirming, staggeringly powerful portrait of what it means to die with dignity, "How to Die in Oregon" explores the complex issues surrounding legal, physician-assisted suicide for the terminally ill. 7 pm at Star Hall. For more info call 435-259-1111.
March  2012
Fri-Sun 2-4 Moab Women's Workout Weekend 2012 - Begin your spring training with a weekend of recreational biking, hiking, yoga, and life in balance activities in Moab. Open to women over 18, varied abilities welcome, general fitness helpful. Limited space. For more info visit roaringforktriteam.com or call 970-945-6102.
Sat-Tue 10-13 Moab Skinny Tire Festival - Road Cycling Tour - Celebrating Life and the Sport of Road Cycling. This festival features fully supported out and back routes daily from Moab to world class destinations as the Colorado River Corridor, Dead Horse Point State Park, and the coveted supported ride through Arches National Park. Choose Sat/Sun or Sat-Tues tickets. This inspiring event puts purpose to your cycling as a fundraiser for cancer survivors, research, programs--and Kids on Bikes. Join a team, grab your bike, and make a difference now. For more info visit or skinnytireevents.com call 435-260-8889.
Mon 12 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour in Moab - The year's best films on mountain sports, adventure and culture. For more info call 435-259-4859.
Mon-Wed 12-14 Canyon Country Science Symposium - geodermatophilia.blogspot.com/2012/02/canyon-country-science-symposium-moab.html
Sat 17 37th Annual Canyonlands Half Marathon and Five Mile Run
The Annual Canyonlands Half Marathon and Five Mile Run course winds alongside the Colorado River through a deep red rock canyon for the first 11 miles, and then takes runners to a green, shady finish at Swanny City Park in downtown Moab. Full details and registration info is available at moabhalfmarathon.org or call 435-259-4525.
Thu-Fri 22-23 Film "The City Dark" - Featuring stunning astrophotography and a cast of eclectic scientists, philosophers, historians and lighting designers, "The City Dark" explores the problem of light pollution and asks the question "Do we need the stars?" For more info visit moablibrary.org or call 435-259-1111. Star Hall (159 E. Center St) @ 7 PM
Fri-Sun 23-25 RMX Motorcross Race - Motocross Races at Red Rock Speedway. For more info visit redrockdirtriders.com or call 435-260-9906.
Sat 24 Chili Cook-Off/Silent Auction - Chili contest, open to public entrees. Silent auction. Fundraiser for Grand County Hospice. Proceeds go to hospice garden next to hospital on Williams Way. For more info call 435-719-3500.
Sat 24 Under a Sheet of Stars - Dead Horse Point State Park hosts some of the darkest skies found in Southeastern Utah. The Milky Way Galaxy appears so vivid that some nights you can see purple and green tints as it stretches across the sky. Join park staff at 8 p.m. at the visitor center for a deeper look into the current night sky. Bring a red flashlight, a camp chair and your knowledge to share. for more info call 435-259-2614.
Sat-Sun 24-25 Lynn McKenzie Barrel Clinic - Old Spanish Trail Arena - For more info visit facebook.com/events/241249519284148/
Sat-Sun 24-25 6 Hour Nighttime Fun Run, 12 Hour, Team Relay and Solo Challenge - Run for twenty four hours under the sun and stars in this stunning backdrop. Each 24-hour event is all-day and all-night. Runners compete to run as many laps as possible in a 24 hour time frame. For racers, this will be one of the most memorable events of your life. For spectators and crew, it will be a 24-hour festival where you will witness athletes pushing themselves beyond their personal limits of endurance. For more info visit geminiadventures.com.
Thu-Sat 29-31 Shift Workshops - Moab Area Recreation Center - For more info visit shiftworkshops.org/workshops
Sat-Sun* 3/31-4/8 Easter Jeep Safari - See below...
April  2012
Sat-Sun* 3/31-4/8 Easter Jeep Safari
Easter Jeep Safari consists of trail rides, mostly day long trips, departing from Moab throughout this week long event. The Red Rock 4-Wheelers of Moab officially runs approximately 9 different trails every day, with "Big Saturday" culminating in the largest ever single trail ride departure happening - around 30 groups line up in down town Moab to head off in every direction for 30 different trails! For more info visit rr4w.com Note: This massive week-long event is one of the largest events of the year for Moab. Please make your camping/lodging reservations as early as possible!
Sat 14 Moab Art Walk - Stroll Moab's galleries, shops, and cafes and view fine locally created Moab art. The Moab Art Walk includes featured artists and receptions. Most exhibits run for a month or more so feel free to stop in anytime at participating locations! For more info visit moabartwalk.com or call 435-259-3861. 6pm-9pm.
Sat 14 The Amasa Run - The Amasa is a challenging trail running course, perfect for a beginner trail runner. Limited spots are available. All runners will get a shirt and finishing medal. For more info visit grassrootsevents.net or call 435-260-0886.
Sat 14 Adventure Xstream Adventure Race - 12th Annual Adventure Xstream Adventure Race in Moab UT. Solo's or teams of 2 will kayak, mountain bike, trek, and rappel a 50+ mile course. The 2012 course is an all new course. For more info visit GravityPlay.com or call 970-403-5320.
Mon-Fri 16-20 Engine Academy Workshop - Utah Fire Training @ La Quinta
Thu 19 Cave of Forgotten Dreams - Directed by Werner Herzog. Werner Herzog gains exclusive access to film inside the Chauvet caves of Southern France, capturing the oldest known pictorial creations of humankind in their astonishing natural setting. Star Hall (159 E. Center St) at 7pm.
  20-23 International Union of Veterinary Cyclists - Education in small animal cardiology and surgery. Hampton Inn - For more info visit vetlectures.com.
Sat 21 Moab Earth Day Bazaar: An Ode to Greater Canyonlands - 1st Annual Moab Earth Day Bazaar: An Ode to Greater Canyonlands - Come celebrate the Greater Canyonlands area on April 21st at Swanny City Park! This community festival runs from 11am-5pm and will feature local craft and food vendors, live music, children's activities, and discussions on sustainability, environmental issues and the future of Greater Canyonlands. Come one, come all. Admission is FREE! For more info call 435-259-7090.
Thu-Fri 21-22 Undiscovered Moab Photo Tour - On an Undiscovered Moab Photo Tour we'll photograph several spectacular off-the-beaten path locations. Weather and conditions will dictate which locations we're able to visit but could include remote sandstone towers, vast canyon views, beautifully sculpted wind caves, graceful sand dunes and beautiful but rarely visited arches. We may even hike to a twin waterfall hidden in a slot canyon! For more info visit moabphotoworkshops.com or call 602-571-4170.
Fri-Sun 27-29 Gas Gas Ride Rally - Off-road and Dual Sport Ride - 1st Annual Gas Gas Moab Rally - 2-3 days of rides and fun in Moab! Show your support for Gas Gas and come ride Moab this spring. For more info email DualSportUtah@hotmail.com or call Jim at 435-260-2724.
Fri-Sun 27-29 April Action Car Show
Classic Car Show - Hot Rods, Trucks, Customs, Street Rods, Muscle Cars, Classics, and much more! Visit moab21.com/april_action/ for more information. Note: This event is one of the largest events of the year for Moab. Please make your camping/lodging reservations as early as possible! For more information call 435-259-5858.
Sat 28 Desert Wildflower Workshop - Join local biologist and wildflower expert Joel Tuhy on a full day workshop about desert wildflowers. Learn to identify the beautiful flowers of Moab's desert and discover more about the environment where they grow. Includes lunch, transportation, hikes and interpretive talks. For more info visit canyonlandsfieldinst.org/eco-tours/workshops/170-desert-wildflower-workshop or call 800-860-5262.
May  2012
Thu-Sun 3-6 Moab Photo Symposium - The Moab Photo Symposium is an annual gathering of photo enthusiasts who come to hear 8 feature presentations, attend field and technical workshops and share in the joy of photography, all in the beautiful land of Moab. 2012 is our ninth event. Presenters include Elizabeth Carmel, Tom Till, Guy Tal, Bruce Hucko, Jeff Foott, Carolyn Guild and more. Pre-registration is required. For more info visit moabphotosym.com or call 435-259-4176.
Fri 4 Double Feature Films: Wild Horses & Local Farming Films - Films on stewardship comes to Moab's Star Hall. Heart & Soil highlights farmers in the southwest and inspires people to dig in and grow their own food or support those who do. Wild Horses In Winds of Change artfully tells the story of America's mustangs and the crises they face on public lands. For more info visit heartandsoilfilm.com or wildhorsesinwindsofchange.com or call 970-385-5549.
Fri-Sun 4-6 Miatas In Moab V - Miatas from the US & Canada meet for drives and socializing to see Utah at it's best. For more info visit miatafun.net or call Mike Bailey at 801-597-1456.
Fri-Sun 4-6 Moab Photography Workshop - Join Illuminate Workshops in Moab for a three-day photographic adventure. Moab is a spectacular location, surrounded by stunning scenery, beautiful geographical features and sweeping vistas. As part of this workshop you will be making photographs, editing your photos and enjoying the the unique beauty of the desert. Our instructors will guide you in your creativity and your workflow. For more info visit www.illuminateworkshops.com/workshops/moab.html or call 720-324-0111.
Sat 5 Nature Photography Boot Camp - In this intensive, one-day workshop we'll visit at least three stunning locations around Moab to photograph Canyon Country in the warm light of sunrise and sunset. In the field we'll focus on creating dynamic compositions, using camera settings to maximize creativity and how to use available light to craft your images. We'll also discuss gear for outdoor photography, experiment with filters and do lots of image critiques. For more info visit moabphotoworkshops.com or call 602-571-4170.
Sat 5 Moonshadows in Moab - Road Cycling Event - Spectacular Sunset Into Moonlight Ride. Watch the full moon rise briskly above the La Sal Mountains as you make your way to the Earth's edge overlooking the Colorado river two thousand feet below. This fully supported road bike ride takes in the sweet sage of the desert as you make your way to Dead Horse Point State Park by the light of the silvery full moon. Headlamps required. Choose 44 or 60 mile option before returning to town for post-ride revelry at Frankie D's Desert Saloon. For more info visit or skinnytireevents.com call 435-260-8889.
Thu 10 Friends of Arches and Canyonlands Parks: The Bates Wilson Legacy Fund - Introducing the Friends of Arches and Canyonlands Parks. Meet at Arches National Park at Panorama Point, 10 miles into the park just passed Balanced Rock. (In case of inclement weather meet at Arches Visitor Center.) Remarks by Charles Wilkinson. Refreshments and Slideshow on Bates Wilson follow at the Arches Visitor Center. For more info visit bateswilson.org or call 435-259-0108.
Thu-Fri 10-11 Utah Urban Rural Specialized Transportation Association @ Moab Valley Inn. For more info visit ursta.org.
Sat 11 Red Rock Relay MOAB - The third annual Red Rock Relay Moab is set for May 11, 2013. Six-person teams will gather in the heart of Moab and take off on a 70 mile running adventure into the heart of Red Rock Country. Teams will follow the Colorado River, climb into the La Sal Mountain range, and sprint to the finish back in Moab. Registration is capped at 300 teams. For more info visit redrockrelay.com/moab/ or call 801-830-1099.
Sat-Sun 11-12 Thelma & Louise Half Marathon - The Inaugural Thelma & Louise Half Marathon will take place the Saturday before Mother's Day and is open to women and girls. The scenic downhill point to point course offers wide vistas and views of Arches National Park. Beneficiaries of the race include Girls On The Run, an national organization that promotes heathy habits and self-images in pre-teen girls through running programs and which has a local chapter; and Seekhaven Family Crisis Center in Moab. For more info visit moabhalfmarathon.org or call 435-259-4525.
Sat 12 Moab Art Walk - Stroll Moab's galleries, shops, and cafes and view fine locally created Moab art. The Moab Art Walk includes featured artists and receptions. Most exhibits run for a month or more so feel free to stop in anytime at participating locations! For more info visit moabartwalk.com or call 435-259-3861. 6pm-9pm.
Sat 12 Red Rock Relay MOAB - The second annual Red Rock Relay Moab is set for May 12, 2012. Six-person teams will gather in the heart of Moab and take off on a 70 mile running adventure into the heart of Red Rock Country. Teams will follow the Colorado River, climb into the La Sal Mountain range, and sprint to the finish back in Moab. Registration is capped at 300 teams. For more info visit redrockrelay.com/moab/ or call 801-830-1099.
Sat 12 Gran Fondo Moab - Gran Fondo Moab is a timed road bicycling event held on the La Sal Loop Road. For more info visit granfondomoab.com or call 435-259-6294.
Sat-Sun 12-13 Moab Horse Show Clinic and Open (all breed) Show - Moab Horse Show Association will be hosting a $35 Clinic (Sat) and OPEN (all breed) horse show at the Old Spanish Trail Arena on Sat & Sun, May 12, 13. 2012. Starts at 8am. For more info visit MoabHorseShow.com or call Kathy 435-259-9173.
Sat-Sat* 12-19 Lost Jeep Safari 2012 - This is an event consisting of day long trail rides through out the Moab area. There will be trail runs for everyone to enjoy and for any type of off road vehicle. For more info visit here or call 323-833-5890.
Mon-Thu 14-17 The Ultimate Jeep Summit - This annual event is held in different parts of the country every year and is open primarily to the Jeep Commander (XK) and Grand Cherokee (WK) but others are welcome to join. The ultimate Jeep Summit is sponsored by The Steel Armadillo & TheUltimateJeep.com. For more info visit theultimatejeep.com or call 623-242-8211.
Tue 15 Moab Guide Summit and BBQ - Splore has invited representatives from a number of local environmental education organizations to come and speak to our volunteers/ staff, as well as anyone else from the community that wants to stop by, about different aspects of the Colorado River canyons. We will have speakers discussing the human history of the area, leave no trace ethics, local wildlife and a lot more. This event will be directly followed by our annual guide BBQ in the park. And it's completely free! For more info visit splore.org or call 801-450-3192.
Wed-Sat 16-19 Rally on the Rocks - We offer trails for the beginner with incredible scenery and vistas, to the most challenging and demanding that will be sure to test driver and machine. Each day we have numerous guided, utv friendly, trails planned throughout the Moab area. Trails include casual scenic routes, and demanding technical routes for the most experienced operators. For more info visit rallyontherocks.com or call 435-851-3637.
Fri-Sun 18-20 3rd Annual Willys Overland Moab Rally - The 3rd annual Willys Rally will be held in Moab, UT on May 18th-20th. Join Willys owners from all over the country to celebrate the American Classic - the Willys Overland Station Wagon and Truck! For more info visit willysrally.com or call 714-478-1867.
Sat 19 Suffer 'n Send It Dual Stage Bike Race - Third Annual Super Duper Radical Fun Race! This is a dual stage mountain bike race. First Suffer = Hill Climb Stage, Then Send It = Chainless Downhill Stage! You can participate in one or both. Fun For all! For more info contact Chile Pepper Bike Shop at 435-259-4688.
Sat 26 Ride with Respect Community Ride for the Fallen 2012 - ATV • UTV • DIRT BIKE • 4x4 • OFF ROAD POKER RUN - Charity Memorial Weekend Tailgate BBQ & Poker Run. This year's ride will be in honor of Sgt. Joshua Robinson and his Family. A portion of all proceeds will also aid the Children of Fallen Soldiers Relief Fund. For more info visit facebook.com/events/302514243161588/ or call 775-720-4111.
Sat-Sun 26-27 Moab Arts Festival - 20th Annual Moab Arts Festival at Swanny City Park on Memorial Day weekend. Saturday from 10am to 8pm and Sunday from 10 am to 6pm. Free admission! For more info visit moabartsfestival.org or call 435-259-2742.
Mon 28 Holiday - Memorial Day
Wed-Fri 5/30-6/1 Moab Topology Conference @ Utah State University Moab Campus - The conference will focus on interactions between geometric and quantum topology. For more info visit math.usu.edu/~geer/conference/.
Thu 31 Free Film Showing at Star Hall: Urban Roots - Grand County Public Library and the Utah Film Circuit: Moab present Urban Roots. Urban Roots follows the urban farming phenomenon in decaying inner city Detroit. This is a timely, moving and inspiring film that speaks to a nation grappling with collapsed industrial towns and the need to forge a sustainable and prosperous future. The people involved have become emotionally connected and feel rooted in their city once again. The stories they tell are terrific. Call the library for more information: 435-259-1111
Thu- Sat 5/31-6/2 Canyonlands PRCA Rodeo - See below.
June  2012
Thu- Sat 5/31-6/2 Canyonlands PRCA Rodeo - Annual Canyonlands Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association (PRCA) Rodeo and Carnival. For more info call 435-259-4852.
Fri 1 The TRUTH's Rule the Rocks 5 - The TRUTH's Rule the Rocks skate and BMX competition returns to Moab! We'll be in town on June 1st at Swanny City Skate Park in Moab - registration at 3, event starts at 4. Get your form from the website before, then come to dominate and win cash, decks, accessories, and tons of other free stuff! For more info visit truthagainsttobacco.com/rule_the_rocks_contest.php or call 801-456-4151.
Sat 2 Nature Photography Boot Camp - In this intensive, one-day workshop we'll visit at least three stunning locations around Moab to photograph Canyon Country in the warm light of sunrise and sunset. In the field we'll focus on creating dynamic compositions, using camera settings to maximize creativity and how to use available light to craft your images. We'll also discuss gear for outdoor photography, experiment with filters and do lots of image critiques. For more info visit moabphotoworkshops.com or call 602-571-4170.
Wed-Sat 6-9 Crawl 4 Christ 2012 - Crawl 4 Christ is an gathering of 4x4 enthusiasts from across the US with the same passion for the outdoors as they have for their Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. This event is open to the public, believer or non. Raffle, food, entertainment and trail rides are all part of this annual event. Bring your family and friends. For more info visit crawl4christ.com or call 928-533-6497.
Thu-Sun 7-10 Desert Rocks Music Festival - The Desert Rocks Music Festival is a 4 day, 4 night camping multigenre music and arts festival geared towards spreading eco-friendly and socially conscious ideology. The event hosts over 75 bands, DJs, and performers in the beautiful landscape surrounding Moab Utah. For more info visit desertrocks.org or call 801-414-5595.
Fri 8 Utah Ground Water Association @ Moab Valley Inn - For more info visit utahgroundwater.org.
Fri-Sat 8-9 Rockwell Relay: Moab to St. George - Take three of your friends and cycle non-stop from Moab to St. George. One teammate in the saddle at all times makes for a "never forget" experience. The course will follow the scenic backroads of southern Utah, traveling through two National Parks and Utah's most beautiful landscapes. Covering 516 miles of majestic beauty, it will test your mind, body, and soul. For more info visit rockwellrelay.com or call 801-451-0440.
Fri-Sat 8-9 Moab Triathlon Festival/XTERRA Moab - The Moab Triathlon Festival is a two-day event consisting of multiple competitive events including XTERRA off-road triathlons, road triathlons (sprint/Olympic), trail run, and a kids triathlon. All activities will be at Ken's Lake, located just south of Moab. As part of the 2012 TriUtah race series, athletes will converge from throughout the Intermountain West for this one-of-a-kind triathlon celebration. For more info visit triutah.com or call 801-631-2614.
Sat 9 Moab Art Walk - Stroll Moab's galleries, shops, and cafes and view fine locally created Moab art. The Moab Art Walk includes featured artists and receptions. Most exhibits run for a month or more so feel free to stop in anytime at participating locations! For more info visit moabartwalk.com or call 435-259-3861. 6pm-9pm.
Fri 15 Wild West Thunder National H.O.G. Rally - Wild West Thunder 2012 National H.O.G. Motorcycle Rally The bikers will ride into Moab with their steal horses and spend the night. For more info click here or call 310-359-2353.
Sun-Sat 17-23 Desert R.A.T.S. (Race Across The Sand) - Desert R.A.T.S. is a 6-day fully supported adventure running stage race. Run from Grand Junction, CO to Moab UT along the beautiful Kokopelli Trail. For more info visit geminiadventures.com or call 303-249-1112.
Thu 28 Free Film: Watershed - Narrated by Robert Redford and directed by award-winning filmmaker Mark Decena, Watershed tells the story of the threats to the once-mighty Colorado River, the most dammed, dibbed and diverted river in the world, and offers solutions for the future of the American West. Q+A following the screening with James Redford, producer of Watershed. 7pm at Star Hall (159 E Center St). For more info visit moablibrary.org or call 435-259-1111.
Sat 30 Bark 'n Bubble Dog and Car Wash - Join the Humane Society of Moab Valley at Alco Discount Store for our 2nd annual Bark 'n Bubble Dog and Car Wash. Bring your muddy pup or Pontiac over for a good old fashioned washing. A minimum donation of $10 will help the homeless pets of Moab Valley. For more information call HSMV @ 435-259-4862 or visit our website moabpets.org.
July  2012
Wed 4 Holiday - Independence Day
Wed 4 Independence Day Celebration - The festivities start off with a parade at 9:30am (beginning at 400 North 500 West). Enjoy games, activities and prizes at Swanny City Park (400 North 100 West) from 10:00am-2:00pm. Fireworks display at dusk. For more info call 435-259-7814.
Sat 14 Nature Photography Boot Camp - In this intensive, one-day workshop we'll visit at least three stunning locations around Moab to photograph Canyon Country in the warm light of sunrise and sunset. In the field we'll focus on creating dynamic compositions, using camera settings to maximize creativity and how to use available light to craft your images. We'll also discuss gear for outdoor photography, experiment with filters and do lots of image critiques. For more info visit moabphotoworkshops.com or call 602-571-4170.
Thu 26 Free Film: Tree of Life - This multiple Academy Award®-nominated film from acclaimed director Terence Malick follows the life journey of an eldest son through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father. 7pm - Star Hall (159 E. Center St) Free! For more info visit moablibrary.org or call 435-259-1111.
Sat 28 Dawg Days of Summer BBQ and Silent Auction - Join us Saturday July 28th from 4:00-8:00 at Old City Park for our Annual Dawg Days of Summer BBQ Benefit for The Humane Society of Moab Valley. Enjoy the tunes of local musicians while treating your taste buds to fabulously prepared BBQ catered by The Moab Brewery! This year's silent auction is better than ever with luxury gift items you won't want to resist bidding on for yourself or someone else. For tickets and more information call 435-259-4862 or visit moabpets.org for more ticket information.
Sat-Sun 28-29 7th Annual Elks and VFW Charity Golf Tournament - 4 Person scramble golf tournament. Perfect for beginner or intermediate golfers. 8:00 a.m. shotgun both days. A prime rib dinner will be served to participants. Please come out and support a great cause. $100 per player. Businesses can support by sponsoring a hole for $100. Your business logo and information will be displayed on the tea box. For more info call 435-259-6488.
August  2012
Thu 2 Crescent Super Band Moab Summer Series Concert - The award winning Crescent Super Band will be performing a concert for the public in support of the music program in the Grand County School District. The Crescent Super Band consists of 22 of the top high school jazz musicians in Utah and has performed all over the world. They will be headlining a concert in Carnegie Hall in May 2012. Hooligans Brass Band will open the concert. For more info visit facebook.com/events/280637252043788/ or call 435-260-6029.
Sat 11 "The Moab Bull Challenge"; The Lane Frost Challenge Tour, pro-bull riding events - 40+ Cowboys compete to earn the most points by riding a bull for 8 seconds. The top 10 point earners come back for a short round, riding on the toughest bulls of the night. Top 6 Cowboys win prize money, the champion also awarded a Tres Rios Silver buckle and a Lane Frost Challenge vest. For more info visit lanefrostchallenge.com or call 435-454-3549.
Thu 23 Free Film: Blindsight - Six blind Tibetan teenagers set off on a gripping adventure as they attempt to climb the 23,000-foot Lhakpa Ri on the north side of Mount Everest. Considered cursed in Tibetan culture, blind children are often hidden away to live as pariahs. Determined to challenge that perception, the kids gear up for a demanding expedition led by climber Erik Weihenmayer - the first blind man to scale Everest - and learn some lessons about life along the way. 7 pm @ Star Hall (159 E Center St). Free! For more info visit moablibrary.org or call 435-259-1111.
Thu-Mon* 8/30-9/10 Moab Music Festival - See below...
September 2012
Thu-Mon* 8/30-9/10 Moab Music Festival - 13 world-class music performances (classical, jazz and traditional) presented over two weeks including Grotto Concerts, Music Walks, outdoor concerts at resort properties, in Star Hall and at private homes. Also four school assemblies for Grand County School District students, two free ticketed Open Rehearsal Conversations and one free Family Picnic Concert on Labor Day. For more info visit moabmusicfest.org or call 435-259-7003.
Sat-Sun 1-2 Moab Artists' Studio Tour - Visit 21 local artists in their native habitat as they exhibit their recent works and demonstrate their skills. Artists from Moab and Castle Valley may be visited each day between 10 am and 4 pm at their studios. This annual event provides a special opportunity to experience art created by members of the growing community of artists that live and work in the Moab area. Visit moabstudiotour.com for information on individual artists and a map.
Sat-Mon 1-3 38th Annual Labor Day Safari & Campout - Last year’s “Stay together, Play together” theme went over so well with everyone we’re going to do it again by offering a family-focused event that includes not only wheeling together, but camping together.This year we’ll be headquartered at the Moab Rim Campark (1900 South Highway 191). It has all the amenities, including water, showers, tables, grills, restrooms, grass and NO mosquitos! RV sites and Rustic cabins will be available at discounted prices for Safari participants (888-599-6622). For more info visit rr4w.com or call 435-259-7625.
Mon 3 Labor Day
Sat 8 Native American Rug Auction - Over 200 contemporary and antique Native American rugs will be auctioned, with 80% of proceeds going directly to the weavers. Sponsored by Canyonlands Natural History Association and featuring R.B.Burnham & Co. auctioneers. Held at 1861 N Highway 191 (at Canyonlands by Night). For more info visit cnha.org or call Barb Webb at 435-259-6003 X10.
Sat 8 Moab Art Walk - Stroll Moab's galleries, shops, and cafes and view fine locally created Moab art. The Moab Art Walk includes featured artists and receptions. Most exhibits run for a month or more so feel free to stop in anytime at participating locations! For more info visit moabartwalk.com or call 435-259-3861. 6pm-9pm.
Sat 8 The Annual Moab MRAC Attack 2012 Fall Mini-Triathlon - The Annual Moab MRAC Attack 2012 Fall Mini-Triathlon. 9:30 a.m. Run, bike, & swim at the Moab Recreation and Aquatic Center! 3-Levels: Youth under 13, Open, and Elite. Both Male & Female Divisions. Awards for top 5 finishers in both divisions for all 3 levels. All youth will get an award participation ribbon, even if not finishing in the top five places. For more information please visit moabcity.org/mrac or call (435) 259-8226 and ask for Patrick.
Sat 15 Moab's Alpine to Slickrock 50 - First conceived in 2004, the M.A.S.50 is the event that brought attention to Moab’s trail running scene. Alpine to Slickrock says it all: where else can you cross three mountain passes at or over 11,000 ft. and finish on beautiful slickrock terrain? The M.A.S.50 is an ultra that will leave even the most seasoned runner wishing he had trained harder! Past runners have even referred to it as a mini Hardrock! If a gritty, physically challenging race is on your to-do list, then put the M.A.S.50 on your ultra calendar. For more info visit grassrootsevents.net/home/mas-50/ or call 435-260-0886.
Fri-Sun 21-23 Moab Century Tour - Canyons, Rivers, Mountains! Landscape Worth Traninng For! This ride encompasses an inspiring variety of landscape to awaken the cycling spirit. Choose 40, 65, or 100 mile options. This weekend of road cycling includes a Warm Up ride Friday and Recovery ride and yoga Sunday. For more info visit or skinnytireevents.com call 435-260-8889.
Sat 22 Moab Autumn Run 10K-5K-Kids' K - Everyone is welcome to participate in our 2nd annual Moab Autumn Run. Last year we had nearly 150 runners participate in our events. This was a tremendous fundraiser for Moab Charter School students and the student-athletes of the Grand County High School Boys' and Girls' Cross Country teams. We hope you enjoy this year's races! Registration is open. For more info visit moabautumnrun.org or call 435-259-2277.
Mon-Mon* 9/24-10/1 Artist in Residence Program - Photographer Richard Eskin, known for his works in National Parks, joins Sorrel River Ranch Resort and Spa on September 24th-Ocotober 1st. Mr. Eskin will conduct classes for all levels, field trips and individual commentary. Join him at our breakfast and lunch round table discussions to discuss anything photography oriented and the Photo Scavenger Hunt (all ages welcome - prizes awarded). For more info visit sorrelriver.com/adventures/special-events/ or call Keith Battaglia at 435-259-4642.
Wed 26 Love Free or Die - Free Film: Presented by Grand County Public Library and the Utah Film Circuit: Moab. "Love Free or Die" is about a man whose two defining passions the world cannot reconcile: his love for God and for his partner Mark. Bishop Gene Robinson will not give up on either. For more info call 435-259-1111 or visit moablibrary.org.
Wed- Sun 26-30 Skydive Festival - M.O.A.B. (Mother of All Boogies) - Skydive Moab will be hosting it's 9th annual skydiving festival. Over 200 skydivers from around the world will be gathering at Moab Airport for 4 days of fun filled jumping. Come on out and make your 1st Tandem Skydive from 13,000' or just come watch. Free for spectators! For more info visit SkydiveMoab.com or call 435-259-5867.
Fri-Sat 28-29 Moab Pride Festival - The Moab Pride Festival was created to raise awareness within the community and to encourage understanding and acceptance of LGBT people by creating an event that will entertain, engage and delight! Our invitation is extended to all members of the Moab community and beyond regardless of age, gender, political or religious affiliations. For more info visit moabpride.org or call 801-792-3426.
Thu-Sat 27-29 Red Rockin' Rendezvous ATV & UTV - 1st Annual Red Rockin' Rendezvous, ATV & UTV • September 27: Registration 3 PM – 7 PM, Dinner • September 28: Trail rides (3) each day • September 29: Trail rides (3) each day followed by farewell dinner • September 30: Depart for home Trails each day Easy / Moderate / Difficult. For more info visit moabatv-utv.com call 435-260-9628.
Fri-Sun 28-30 Moab Photography Workshop - Join Illuminate Workshops in Moab for a three-day photographic adventure. Moab is a spectacular location, surrounded by stunning scenery, beautiful geographical features and sweeping vistas. As part of this workshop you will be making photographs, editing your photos and enjoying the the unique beauty of the desert. Instructors will guide you in your creativity and your workflow. For more info visit illuminateworkshops.com/workshops/moab.html or call (720) 324-0111.
Fri-Sun 28-30 Big Mountain Enduro Series- The Whole Enchilada - No other enduro race has attempted to race down the most acclaimed trail in Moab, a top five in the U.S. and perhaps one of the most distinguishable trails in the world. At 30 miles and 7,000 feet of descending, The Whole Enchilada Enduro turns an epic all-day ride into a test of fitness and technical skills as riders race from the top of the La Sal Mountains down through four different climate zones to Porcupine Rim, where they finish just above the Colorado River. For more info visit enchiladaenduro.com or call 720-407-6142.
Fri- Mon 9/28-1-10/1 Panorama, HDR, & Photo Workshop - This 4-day workshop, led by award-winning photographer James M. Harris, owner of The Quiet Light LLC in Colorado Springs, Colorado, will encompass panorama, HDR, and general landscape photography in one of the most spectacular areas in the world. Itinerary includes the sunset at Dead Horse Point State Park, sunset at Delicate Arch, sunrise at Mesa Arch, Kane Springs Canyon, a tour of prehistoric petroglyphs, and much more. For more info visit meetup.com/The-Quiet-Light/events/59128792/ or call (719) 351-6683.
Fri-Mon 9/28-10/1 Scott Markewitz Photography Workshop - Western Spirit and photographer Scott Markewitz are teaming up to bring you an intensive workshop for photographers of all levels who are passionate about mountain biking and the outdoors. Participants will learn about all aspects of mountain biking and outdoor photography.The cost for the workshop includes 3 days of photo instruction, breakfast, lunch and snacks, Western Spirit guides, Western Spirit support vehicle, and professional athletes as models. For more info visit scottmarkewitz.com or call 1-800-845-2453.
Sat 29 Volunteer for National Public Lands Day at Dead Horse Point State Park - Volunteer with park staff from 10am to 3pm to remark and fix sections of the Intrepid Mountain Bike Trail. Meet at the Dead Horse Point Visitor Center at 9:45am with gloves, water and lunch. Be prepared to hike up to four miles. We will provide tools and snacks! Contact the park at 435-259-2614 to register.
Sat 29 Fee Free Days in the National Parks: National Public Lands Day - Visit Arches or Canyonlands National Parks for free! For more info visit nps.gov.
October 2012
Wed 3 Apocalyptic Planet: An Evening with Craig Childs - Free tickets for this program are available at the Grand County Public Library and Back of Beyond Books. Star Hall, 159 E Center Street @ 7:00 p.m. For more information please call the library at 435-259-1111.
Wed-Sun 3-7 Outerbike - Outerbike is a chance for you to test ride next year’s bikes and gear on world-class roads and trails in Moab, Utah. For three days, the world’s best bike and gear manufacturers will be set up at the Outerbike Expo site. You can walk through and see next year’s innovations, pick a bike you’d like to try, and take it for a ride. Repeat as needed! Ticket price includes unlimited demos, evening films, Saturday party, shuttles, lunch all 3 days, free beer at demo site, swag bag, etc. For more info visit outerbike.com or call 800-845-2453.
Fri-Sun 5-7 24 Hours of Moab - The 24 hours of Moab is a world-famous mountain bike team relay race that has been held for 17 years in an area known as Behind-the-Rocks. Annually thousands of mountain bikers from though-out the Rocky Mountain region, from around the country and around the world, make the pilgrimage to the Mecca of mountain biking for this annual gathering. For more info visit grannygear.com or call 304-259-5533.
Sat-Sun 6-7 Land Rover National Rally - This will be the 24th consecutive year of the event which has seen it held in many locations in Utah and Colorado. The Land Rover National Rally is a non-profit event organized by the Solihull Society. This event aims to bring together adventure loving people who share the common interest of Land Rovers and active four-wheeling. The event encourages safe and responsible operation of four-wheel-drive vehicles. The Land Rover National Rally utilizes public lands in a responsible manner as part of an effort to keep public land trails and roads available for multipurpose use. For more info visit LandRoverNationalRally.com.
Mon 8 Holiday - Columbus Day
Mon 8 Banff Mountain Film Festival Radical Reels Tour - Banff Mountain Radical Reels Tour - The Friends of the La Sal Avalanche Forcast Center present the Banff Film Festival's Radical Reels Tour. The fun begins at 7 pm, October 8th, at the Grand County High School (608 South 400 East). Ticket Outlets: Back of Beyond Books, Poison Spider Bikes, Canyon Voyages Adventure Co., Pagan Mountaineering. For more info visit banffcentre.ca/mountainfestival/worldtour/radicalreels/ or call 801-550-6086.
Fri-Sat* 5-13 Plein Air Moab - Plein Air Moab draws nationally known artists from the Western US to participate in outdoor painting and drawing, plein air. Artists create work within 50 miles of downtown and the resulting work is sold or auctioned to the public during a 3-day art sale. For more info visit pleinairmoab.com or call 435-259-6272.
Fri-Sun 12-14 53rd Annual Moab Rock Gem and Mineral Show - Vendors, field trips, demos, spin wheel, & door prizes. 10-7 Friday and Saturday, 10-4 Sunday. Field trips leave at 9 am Sat and Sunday weather permiting. For more info email moabrockclub@live.com or call 435-259-3393.
Sat 13 Moab Art Walk - Stroll Moab's galleries, shops, and cafes and view fine locally created Moab art. The Moab Art Walk includes featured artists and receptions. Most exhibits run for a month or more so feel free to stop in anytime at participating locations! For more info visit moabartwalk.com or call 435-259-3861. 6pm-9pm.
Sat 13 Moab Double Whammy Brevet - Moab is ground zero for mountain biking, but also has some great routes for endurance roadies. We are offering a minimally-supported one-day ride in two of Utah's best National Parks (Arches and Canyonlands). Choose from either a 200km/125 mile brevet (bruh vay) or a 109km/67 mile populaire. The 200K has 6,000+ feet of climbing. Nationally certified, timed, ultra-distance event. Co-sponsored by Bonneville Cycling Club. Salt Lake Randonneurs (rahn doe ners). For more info visit saltlakerandos.org or call 435-462-2275.
Thu 18 "A Separation" - Free Film! Grand County Public Library and Utah Film Circuit: Moab present the award-winning Iranian film "A Separation". A married couple are faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease. (Subtitled) 7 pm Star Hall 159 E Center St. For more info call 435-259-1111 or go to moablibrary.org.
Thu-Sat 18-20 Moab Jeep Jamboree - The Moab Jeep Jamboree is a guided off-road event in one of the United States' premier off-road areas. Expert guides, 6 meals, the company of other Jeep enthusiasts and an unmatched scenic backdrop are in store for those attending the 14th annual Moab Jeep Jamboree. For more info visit jeepjamboreeusa.com or call 530-333-4777 x 12.
Sat 20 Castle Valley Gourd Festival - A festival with gourd artists showing and selling their gourd art or raw gourds. Kids activities,silent auction of gourd art, parade with gourd goddess and gourd giant Gourdy, potluck lunch, and much more. For more info visit gourdfestival.blogspot.com or call 435-259-0147.
Wed-Sun 24-28 Summer Meeting for Sierra Veterinary Medical Association @ Red Cliffs Lodge. For more info visit skisvma.org/SummerMeeting.
Thu-Sat 25-27 Moab Canyons Endurance Ride - Equine Endurance Ride nationally sanctioned by AERC. 3 days, 50 miles each day. The remote courses ride through beautiful canyons and across high sandstone rims. For more info visit moabendurance.com or call 435-259-6162.
Thu-Sun 25-28 Moab Ho Down Mountain Bike Festival and Film Fest - 7th Annual Mountain Bike Festival featuring Downhill and Super D racing, Dirt Jump Competion, Group Rides, Costume Party, Bike Film Festival and so much more. This is one of the best bike events of the year. Don't miss out on all of the fun! For more info visit moabhodown.com or call 435-259-4688.
Sat 27 Pumpkin Chuckin' Festival - There will be pie-eatin’ & costume contests, food vendors, arts and craft vendors, weiner dog races, game booths, kids activities, live Bluegrass music, and of course, slingshots, catapults, trebuchets & air cannons shooting pumpkins through the sky! For more info visit youthgardenproject.org/pumpkinchuckin or call 435-259-2326.
Sun-Tue 28-30 Utah Mosquito Abatement Association Manager's Meeting @ Red Cliff's Lodge. For more info visit umaa.org/calendar.htm.
Sun-Fri 10/28-11/2 Moab Folk Camp - See below...
November 2012
Sun-Fri 10/28-11/2 Moab Folk Camp - Join us for five days of hands-on workshops with nationally recognized instructors in a variety of courses ranging from songwriting and singing to beginning and advanced guitar, slide guitar, banjo, mandolin, harmony singing and more. Moab Folk Camp offers a supportive environment in which students can experience the joy of making music and learning new skills in a beautiful setting, away from everyday distractions, with a caring group of musical friends. For more info visit moabfolkcamp.com or call 603-731-3240.
Fri 2 Moab Trail Marathon, 1/2 Marathon, and Adventure 5K - Scenic trail running race through some of Moab's most spectacular areas. Marathon, 1/2 Marathon or 5K options. For more info visit moabtrailmarathon.com or call 970-389-4838.
Fri-Sun 2-4 Moab Folk Festival - The Moab Folk Festival is a 3-day music event presenting 12 performances by regional, national and international folk music artists. Workshops, jam sessions and art vendors compliment the event. For more info visit moabfolkfestival.com or call 435-259-3198.
Sat 3 Moab Trail Marathon National Championship (also 1/2 marathon and 5K) - Moab Trail Marathon, Half Marathon, and Adventure 5k. Amazing course featuring the beautiful canyons in the Moab area. This year's event will be the Trail Marathon National Championship. Event benefits the Project Athena Foundation. For more info visit moabtrailmarathon.com or call 970-389-4838.
Sat 3 Nature Photography Boot Camp - In this intensive, one-day workshop we'll visit at least three stunning locations around Moab to photograph Canyon Country in the warm light of sunrise and sunset. In the field we'll focus on creating dynamic compositions, using camera settings to maximize creativity and how to use available light to craft your images. We'll also discuss gear for outdoor photography and all participants will engage in image critiques. For more info visit moabphotoworkshops.com or call 602-571-4170.
Tue-Sat 7-10 Moab Senior Games - Athletic competition for ages 50 + held annually. 13 games, singles, mixed and couples depending on the game. Medals given to top 3 contenders of each game or event & division. For more info visit moabseniorgames.com or call 435-260-0161.
Fri-Sun 8-11 4th Annual Moab River Rendezvous - The River Rendezvous is an educational symposium wrapped in river history. Regional experts offer presentations on geology, ecology, resource management, wildlife and much more. A winter float on the Colordao River, field trips, a service project and a film festival are also featured. For more info visit moabriverrendezvous.com or call 435-259-7733/866-202-1847.
Sat 10 Moab Art Walk - Stroll Moab's galleries, shops, and cafes and view fine locally created Moab art. The Moab Art Walk includes featured artists and receptions. Most exhibits run for a month or more so feel free to stop in anytime at participating locations! For more info visit moabartwalk.com or call 435-259-3861. 6pm-9pm.
Sat 10 Volunteer Trail Day at Dead Horse Point State Park
Dead Horse Point State Park is looking for volunteers to help with trail marking and reinforcement on our mountain bike routes. We will be working from 10am to 3pm. For more info call 435-259-2614.
Mon 12 Holiday - Veterans Day
Sat 17 "A Feast of India" Fundraiser for Canyonlands Community Recycling (CCR) - Join us for a great Indian meal plus a dance performance by Bollywood Moab. Your dinner will be prepared by the Derasary family, who has roots in Ahmedabad, India, and served at the Grand Center at 7:00 pm on Saturday, November 17th. Tickets are $40 and available through November 15th at the WabiSabi Thriftique & Warehouse, Moab BARKery and Back of Beyond Books. Contact CCR for more info: 210-4996, ccr@moabrecycles.org or moabrecycles.org.
Sat 17 Moab Turkey Trot 5K and Kid's Course - The 2012 Turkey Trot will begin at 9am on Sat, November 17th at the Moab Recreation and Aquatic Center at Swanny Park. We have two divisions: 1) 5K Run/Walk and, 2) 1/2 Mile Kid's Course. Turkey's and prizes for age group winners! For more info visit www.moabcity.org or call 435-259-2255.
Mon 19 Beneath the Rim: Stories and Pictures from Inside the Grand Canyon - Millions of people visit Grand Canyon National Park each year to walk along the rims and peer over the edges. Less than one percent, however, head down one of the many trails to experience the vast wilderness that the Park contains. “Beneath the Rim: Stories and Pictures from Inside the Grand Canyon,” a slide show and reading by Western writer and inveterate Canyon hiker Rick Kempa, will take the audience on that journey. The event will take place on Monday, November 19th at the Grand County Public Library, beginning at 7:00 pm. It is free and open to the public. For more info call 435-259-1111.
Thu 22 Holiday - Thanksgiving Day
Thu 29 Miss Representation - Free Film! Grand County Public Library and Utah Film Circuit: Moab present Miss Representation. This award-winning documentary explores how American mainstream media contributes to the under-representation of women in positions of power. "You can't be what you can't see!" - 7 pm at Star Hall (159 E. Center St) - For more info call 435-259-1111 or visit to moablibrary.org.
Fri 30 Christmas Tree Lighting - Tree lighting ceremony with hot chocolate, cookies and Santa! Caroling with the Valley Voices, Grand County High School Choir & Band and the Charter School Taiko Drummers. Swanny City Park (400 North 100 West) @ 5:00pm.
Fri-Sat 11/30-12/1 Winter Sun 10K - A fast course, great raffle prizes and delicious finish food make the 30th annual Winter Sun 10K a good reason to visit Moab when the air is crisp and the skies are blue and sunny. For more info visit moabhalfmarathon.org or call 435-259-4525.
December 2012
Fri-Sat 11/30-12/1 Winter Sun 10K - continued - see above
Sat 1 Electric Light Parade - Kick off the holiday season with Moab's annual Electric Light Parade. Year after year this spectacular display of lighted floats and holiday costumes grows and attracts more and more spectators. The entire family will enjoy this amazing collection of lighted floats as they travel along Main Street in downtown Moab. For more information call 435-259-7814.
Thu 13 Free Film: Bidder 70 - The Grand County Public Library and Utah Film Circuit: Moab present BIDDER 70. This film tells the story of Tim DeChristopher, a young man who disrupted a controversial BLM Oil and Gas leasing auction in 2008. 7pm @ Star Hall (159 E. Center St.) Call the library for more info at 435-259-1111 or visit moablibrary.org
Tue 25 Holiday - Christmas Day

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