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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 2013 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.
Ongoing 2013 events
September 1st-November 1st Plein Air Painters Gallery Showing - The Plein Air Painters Of The Four Corners will be showing at the Big Horn Gallery at Dead Horse Point State Park. Come enjoy many wonderful pieces of art depicting the beauty around us. For more info call 435-259-2614.
Ongoing Nightly Music & Events - Once you are in town check out Moab's newspapers (Moab Sun News & Moab Times Independent) for details on nightly music & events.

2013

January 2013
Tue 1 Holiday - New Year's Day
Sat 5 113th Annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count - Come join volunteer citizen scientists in gathering important data on local bird numbers. For more info, contact organizer Marcy Hafner at 435-259-6197 or marcymoab@yahoo.com.
Sat 12 Moab Community Dodgeball Tournament - You are Invited to put together a Dodgeball Team that will entertain, delight and amaze the community at this year’s Community Dodgeball Tournament! Prizes for best costume/team name, sportsmanship, and overall winner. This is a fundraiser for Club Red, Moab's Teen Center. For more info call 435-259-9991.
Wed 16 Museum of Moab Annual Dinner - Join the Museum at the Branding Iron (2971 U.S. 191, Moab) for its annual dinner with special Speaker Ray Tibbets. Ray was consultrf for a book about his dad by Tom McCourt, titled, 'Robbers Roost Outlaws: Moab's Bill Tibbetts". Dinner tickets are available at the Museum of Moab at $30 dollars per person. Call the Museum of Moab for more details and to select the Menu entrée. For more info visit click here or call 435-259-7985.
Fri-Sun 19 Moab Midwinter Mayhem II -Moab’s hometown roller derby league is at it again, bringing fast and furious roller derby action to southeastern Utah. More than 70 skaters from Utah, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico will convene in Moab to compete. The all-day event will feature both women’s and coed roller derby scrimmages and will culminate in a full-length bout pitting Utah and Colorado’s best skaters against each other. Fans can catch the action, and cheer for their favorite state, on January 19, 2013 at the Old Spanish Trail Arena (3641 S. Hwy 191). The main event begins at 7:00 p.m. Tickets $10 dollars at the door. For more info visit moabrollerderby.com or call (575) 635-3898.
Monday 21 Holiday - Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday
Thu 24 Free Film: SAMSARA - Grand County Public Library and Utah Film Circuit: Moab present "SAMSARA". An exquisitely beautiful film, SAMSARA transports us to the varied worlds of sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes and natural wonders as the award-winning filmmakers search for the elusive current of interconnection that runs through our lives. Free! 7pm @ Star Hall (159 E Center St) - For more info visit moablibrary.org or call 435-259-1111.
February 2013
Fri-Tue* 2/1-4/30 Rock of Arches Art Show - Join the Museum of Moab as they present the Rock of Arches Art Show by Donna Jordan. Come and see beautiful paintings on pieces of sandstone of images from Arches National Park. For more info visit moabmuseum.org or call 435-259-7985.
Sat-Sun 2-3 Unity Church Grand Junction Retreat at Red Cliffs Lodge - Featuring speaker Karen Drucker. unitygj.org/
Fri-Sat 8-9 2013 Utah Campus Moab Faculty Retreat at Red Cliffs Lodge - The theme is The Engaged Campus presenting three tracks: Developing and engaged campus, enhancing an engaged campus and sustaining an engaged campus. Registration limited to ten participants from each: Dixie State College, Salt Lake Community College, Snow College, Sought Utah University, Utah State Universtity, Utah State University, Utah Valley University, Weber State University and Westminster College. bit.ly/UCCMoab
Sat 9 2nd Annual Trashion Show - Canyonlands Community Recycling presents the 2nd Annual Trashion Show to be held at Frankie D's on Saturday, February 9th at 8 p.m. Be your own designer by creating an outfit out of reused or recycled materials, otherwise known as trash! Excellent prizes awarded for the best costumes in the categories of most creative, most couture and one that is just downright trashy! DJ's will be throwing down some spectacular dance beats and there will be a fire show in the patio yard. Cover charge of $10 with a costume or $15 without a costume. For more info visit moabrecycles.org or call 435-719-2110.
Sat 9 9th Annual Robert Burns Tribute Concert - The Robert Burns Tribute Concert features Festival Artist-in-Residence, flutist and piper Christopher Layer and singer-songwriter Kate MacLeod, along with the Moab Community Dance Band. Come enjoy music, poetry, and a bit of haggis! Event is free, donations accepted. Proceeds go to Moab Music Festival's education and community outreach programs. For more info visit moabmusicfest.org or call 435-259-7003.
Sat 9 Chocolate Lover's Fling - Come support Club Red: Moab Teen Center as it presents Chocolate Lover's goes to Outer Space. This annual event will be held on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at the Center Street Gym (217 E. Center St) between 6:00pm and 8:30pm. Stop by and check out the silent auction for last minute Valentine Day presents, chocolate desserts, and outer space themed games! The cost is $10 for adults and $6 for children under 10. For more info call 259-9991.
Fri-Sat 15-16 Helicopter Rides - Valentines Day Helicopter rides! While your family is running the red hot 33k/55k enjoy Moab, UT for a different perspective! Enjoy Helicopter rides across the slick rock of Moab, also fly over the red hot 33k/55k and see the route and the runners as they push along the trail. Great opportunity to see what Moab has to offer. Views that will not be seen any other way! Rides will be from the Archway Inn hotel parking lot, on the north end of Moab, all day Friday and Saturday. For more info call 970-560-0433 or 435-459-9095 and ask for Josh or Scott.
Fri-Mon 15-18 SYNCREATION at Red Cliffs Lodge - Meditation workshop to create high energy flow for manifesting abundance with psycho Kinesis. Click here for more info.
Sat 16 Moab's Red Hot 55k/33k - This event, hosted by GrassRoots Events, was inspired by a run on Steel Bender with accomplished runner Ian Torrence. Throughout the run the sun's rays illuminated snow-covered sandstone spires, creating the illusion of hot embers glowing. Thus, Moab's Red Hot 55k/33k was born. For more info visit GrassRootsEvents.net or call 435-260-0886.
Mon 18 Holiday - President's Day
Thu 21 Free Film: Beasts of the Southern Wild - Grand County Public Library and Utah Film Circuit: Moab present "Beasts of the Southern Wild". In a forgotten but defiant bayou community, a six-year-old girl exists on the brink of becoming an orphan. Bouyed by her childish optimism and extraordinary imagination, she believes that the natural world is in balance with the universe until a fierce storm changes her reality. Free - 7 pm @ Star Hall (159 E. Center St) - For more info visit moablibrary.org or call 435-259-1111.
Sat 23 Transitions Moab - A monthly/bi monthly dance night in Moab bringing in new acts from around the USA. Monthly at Frankie D's (44 West 200 North), unless otherwise noted. For more info visit facebook.com/TransitionsMoab or call Sam Cushing at 970-208-3831.
Thu 2/28-3/9 A Company of Wayward Saints - Moab Community Theater presents George Herman's A Company of Wayward Saints at the historic Star Hall! The play will run February 28th, March 1st, and 2nd at 7:00pm, with a matinee showing on March 3rd at 2pm. The second weekend will include shows March 7th, 8th, and 9th at 7:00pm. For more info visit facebook.com/events/586082134739463/ or call 435-259-8378.
March 2013
Fri-Mon* 3/1-4/29 Discovering Utah through Photography - Discovering Utah through photography exhibit showing at the Bighorn Gallery at Dead Horse Point. Come meet photographer Jennifer Christopherson at her gallery opening March 2nd from 12:00pm to 3:00pm. For more info visit stateparks.utah.gov/parks/dead-horse or call 435-259-2614.
Fri-Sun 1-3 Poison Spider Bicycles Spring Thaw - A fun, long weekend with demo bikes, women's ride, shuttles, frame giveaway and guided group rides on the Bar-M and the Mag 7 Trails. Food and parties included for $40. Preregister for free t-shirt! For more info visit poisonspiderbicycles.com or call 435-259-7882.
Fri-Sun 1-3 Zippity Do Dogs - DOCNA Agility Trial - Competition of handlers directing their dog through an obstacle course in a race for time & accuracy at the Old Spanish Trail Arena (3641 S Highway 191). Courses include jumps, tunnels, teeter-totters, weaves. Public is welcome to come watch - (sorry, since this is a competition please leave your dogs home.) For more info call 970-261-2148.
Sat 2 Puttin' on the Ritz - Prime Rib dinner, silent auction, live music, and dancing. Tickets available at Seekhaven, Zions Bank, and WabiSabi. 5:30 PM - For more info visit seekhaven.org or call 435-259-2229.
Sat 2 The Annual Moab MRAC Attack 2013 Spring Mini-Triathlon
Run, bike, & swim at the Moab Recreation and Aquatic Center! 3-Levels: Youth under 12, Open, and Elite. Both Male & Female Divisions. Awards for top 5 finishers in both divisions for all 3 levels. All youth get an award participation ribbon even if not finishing in the top five places. 9:30 a.m. For more info please visit the MRAC web at moabcity.org/mrac or call 435-259-8226 and ask for Patrick.
Sat-Sun 9-10 Quilting in the Red Rocks Quilt Show - Hundreds of quilts and quilted items will be on display. Classes, quilt appraisals, merchants mall, door prizes and tickets for winning our opportunity quilt. The Grand Center (182 N 500 W) - Sat, 9-5; Sun, 10-4 - Free admission! For more info visit moabquilts.blogspot.com or call 435-259-6447.
Sat-Tue 9-12 Moab Skinny Tire Festival - Four days of spectacular road cycling to Dead Horse Point State Park, Arches National Park, and along the Colorado River Corridor. This thirteenth annual event inspires those living with cancer and benefits various research and survivorship programs. For more info visit skinnytireevents.com or call 435-260-8889.
Sat-Thu 9-14 Horses Landing Moab Utah Vacation Clinic - Horses Landing will hold its Moab Utah Vacation Clinic March 9-14, 2013 at the Old Spanish Trails Indoor Arena. Come train with us and learn some of the most advanced training concepts taught today by talented and highly regarded clinician, Jimmy Smith. Take your horse skills to a new level of safety, performance and enjoyment. Training will be held in the climatized indoor arena during the day and in the afternoons we will practice in some of the most stunningly beautiful scenery in the West. Complete clinic package pricing includes beautiful accommodations. For more info visit horseslanding.com or call 801-699-6884. Note: Postponed due to EVH-1 virus outbreak.
Mon 11 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour - The year's best films on Mountain Sports,Culture, and Adventure. For more info visit banffcentre.ca/mountainfestival/worldtour/ or call 435-259-4859.
Wed-Sat 13-16 Community Rebuilds Permaculture Event - Brad Lancaster and Joel Glanzberg will be spending 4 days in Moab defining permaculture, rainwater harvesting, and regenerative design. Morning classroom is closed, but all other events are open to the public. For more info visit communityrebuilds.org/events.html or call Emily for more info at 435-260-0501.
Fri-Sat 15-16 Canyonlands Half Marathon and 5 Mile Run
Join us for the 38th annual Canyonlands Half Marathon and Five Mile Run! The scenic USATF sanctioned and certified course follows the Colorado River through a dramatic redrock canyon. Food, awards, raffle and live music await you at the finish in downtown Moab. For more info visit moabhalfmarathon.org or call 435-259-4525.
Sun 17 St. Patricks Day Celebration at Back of Beyond Books - Back of Beyond Books Announces a St. Patricks Day Celebration musical performance- A "History of Ireland in Song and Story" featuring Irish Musician Michael "Mick" Dunlavey and Friends, Sunday March 17th at 7pm at Back of Beyond Bookstore. The performance will feature traditional Irish folksongs, instruments, and stories. Wear your Green! For more info call 814-860-6066.
Thu 21 Free Film: The House I Live In - Grand County Public Library and Utah Film Circuit: Moab are pleased to present The House I Live In. This award-winning documentary captures heart-wrenching stories from individuals at all levels of America's War on Drugs -a definitive portrait revealing its profound human rights implications. Join us for a post-film Q & A with director Eugene Jarecki. Thursday, March 21 @ 7 pm. Star Hall (159 E Center St) - Call the library for more at 435-259-1111 or visit moablibrary.org.
Fri 22 Movie Screening: This is Mi Vida and Million Dollar Drill Holes - The Museum of Moab will be offering a free screening of Charles Steen's films "This is Mi Vida" and "Million Dollar Drill Holes." Join us at Star Hall at 6:30pm for a screening of the films, digitized by Omni Productions, and a discussion on uranium minings in the 60s and its impact on the Moab area. For more info visit moabmuseum.org or call 435-259-7985.
Fri 22 Love UT Give UT - If you love Utah then you love one of Moab's nonprofit organizations. And now, you've got a special day to show your love! Event is midnight to midnight, located at 300 S. Main St. For more info visit facebook.com/LoveUtGiveUtMoab or call 812-361-3777.
Sat 23 Red Rock Rumble V - This is a mixed martial arts event featuring local and out of town fighters. It will be held at the Old Spanish Trail Arena (3641 S Highway 191). For more info call 435-259-5775.
Sat 23 Mata Ortize Potter Demonstration - Mexican potter Martha Martinez and her Daughter Brenda Dominguez demonstrate traditional Mata Ortiz Pottery. Using traditional methods and techniques adapted to local Moab area clays and pigment the artist create stunning pieces of ceramic pottery. The demonstration will include sculpting, painting, and firing a pot on location at the Museum of Moab 118 E Center Street from noon until 5PM. Selections of Martha and Brenda's work will also be on sale. For more info visit moabmuseum.org or call 435-259-8795.
Sat-Sun 23-24 Moab 100 & 50K - The races are held on the beautiful and rugged Monitor and Merrimac trail, 16 miles North of Moab. Racers will run 5.37 mile laps with approx. 11,000' of climbing for the entire 100 miles, and 3,500' for the 50K. Hot food is available during the cool night, as well as other necessities at Base Camp. Placers and finisher's awards will be given! For more info visit geminiadventures.com/new/?page_id=109 or call 303-249-1112.
Sat-Sun 23-24 24 Hours of Utah Endurance Races - This year’s races (6 Hour Nighttime Fun Run, 12-Hour, Team Relays, and Solo Challenge) will be run on the beautiful Monitor and Merrimac trail 16 miles North of Moab. Racers will run 5.37-mile laps with approximately 606' of climbing per loop. Hot food will be available during the cool night and there will be an unmanned water station approximately halfway through the loop to help runners enjoy the rugged trails and view the beautiful canyons below. Camping is available at the Base Camp area and there will be placer medals given! For more info visit geminiadventures.com/new/?page_id=95 or call 303-249-1112.
Sat-Sun* 23-31 2013 Moab 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-Sun* 23-31 Helicopter Rides - Helicopter rides from the Historic Airport in Spanish Valley! Enjoy Jeep Safari this year with a rides over the jeep trails. We are offering rides during the entire week of Jeep Safari. Signs will be posted throughout Moab as well as flyers in restaurants and Hotels. Don't miss out on this great opportunity for an unforgettable Jeep Safari. Call 970-560-0433 and ask for Scott.
Wed-Fri 27-29 Experience the Jeep® Brand Ride and Drive at Moab Easter Jeep® Safari 2013 - Drive into the holiday weekend with a ‘vroom’ at the Moab Easter Jeep® Safari, March 27th-29th from 9:00am-6:00pm. Attendees can experience the full range of capabilities of the Jeep brand lineup by partaking in a test drive opportunity and interacting with the onsite displays. Don’t miss the Trail Mixer picnic on March 28th, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm, with interactive games and adventure. Those who test drive or register for information are automatically entered in the Chrysler Group National Giveaway for a chance to win $45K towards any eligible Chrysler Group vehicle. For more info visit ChryslerGroupLLC.com or call 973-588-2000.
Thu 28 Moab Backyard Theater - Moab Backyard Theater presents Moab's Dog and Pony Show. Featuring Magic, Music, Acting, Fire Dancers and More. Showtime: 7pm. Tickets $10 and sold at the door only (kids 10 and under free, cash only please). You won't want to miss Moab's first and only Variety show! 56 W. 100 S. (Next to Zax). For more info visit moabbackyardtheater.com or call 435-260-0446.
Sat 30 Moab Backyard Theater - Moab Backyard Theater presents Moab's Dog and Pony Show. Featuring Magic, Music, Acting, Fire Dancers and More. Showtime: 7pm. Tickets $10 and sold at the door only (kids 10 and under free, cash only please). You won't want to miss Moab's first and only Variety show! 56 W. 100 S. (Next to Zax). For more info visit moabbackyardtheater.com or call 435-260-0446.
Sun 31 Holiday - Easter
April 2013
Sat 6 Small Town Beatdown: Moab Roller Derby vs Roller Girls in Pagosa - Grand County Middle School Gymnasium. Doors open at 5:30 pm. Tickets $7 at the door. Don't miss this chance to catch live roller derby action right here in beautiful Moab, Utah! For more info visit moabrollerderby.com or call 928-863-8798.
Fri-Sun 12-14 NADAC Dog Agility Competition - Dog Agility Competition for qualified dogs at the Old Spanish Trail Arena (3641 S Highway 191). Spectators are welcome and there is no admission fee. (We discourage bringing unentered dogs.) Come to cheer and be amazed! For more info visit nadac.com or call 259-8678.
Sat 13 Moab Artwalk - Downtown Moab businesses and community organizations open their doors from 6-9pm, on the second Saturdays of spring and fall months, to invite the public to stroll through featured art exhibits. 2013 dates are April 13, May 11, June 8, September 14, October 12, and November 9. For more info visit moabartwalk.com or call 435-260-0738.
Sat 13 Zombi 5k - 5K fun run with obstacles and Zombies. Explore Moab's running path while evading Zombies. Runners have three flag-football style life flags that the Zombies will try and take. For more info visit zombi5k.com or call 435-260-0366.
Sat 13 Adventure Xsteam Series: Moab - The 13th Annual Adventure Xstream Adventure Race returns to Moab with another all new course. Solo's or teams will kayak, mountain bike, trail run, canyoneer, rappel and navigate at 50+ mile course surrounding the spectacular canyons of Moab, Utah. For more info visit GravityPlay.com or call 970-403-5320.
Sat 20 Utah Fallen Peace Officer Trail Ride - Honor our Hero's on The Utah Fallen Peace Officer Trail Ride April 20, 2013. All are welcome to join in this 14 mile OHV trail just outside Moab City Limits. Come honor Utah's Brave Men & Women who have worn the badge and have fallen. For more info visit upoa.org or call (435)760-3661.
Sat 20 Moab Mutt Strut - Join the Humane Society of Moab Valley on Saturday April 20th, from 9:00am-11:00am, for the 1st annual Moab Mutt Strut Dog Walk. The Mutt Strut is a 2 mile group walk on the scenic Mill Creek Parkway beginning and ending at the Moab Bark Park (100 East 300 South). Sign-up begins at 8:15am at the Bark Park. Sign-up in advance or sponsor a team by calling the Humane Society of Moab Valley at 435-259-4862. Suggested donation $12 in advance, $15 the day of the event. For more info visit moabpets.org or call 435-259-4862.
Mon-Thu 22-25 National Park Fee Free Days - National Park Week - The Southeast Utah Group of the National Park Service (Arches and Canyonlands National Parks is waiving entrance fees as a way to encourage people to get outdoors and spend time with friends and family in the national parks.For more info visit nps.gov/arch/parknews/news121112.htm or call 435-259-8825.
Thu 25 Free Film: Chasing Ice - Follow National Geographic photographer James Balog across the Arctic as he deploys time-lapse cameras designed for one purpose: to capture a multi-year record of the world's changing glaciers in this exquisitely photographed award-winning film. Free! For more info visit moablibrary.org or call 435-259-1111.
Thu-Sun 25-28 Moab April Action Car Show - Celebrating our 21st year. There will be a rod run to Dead Horse State Park on Friday, Saturday is the big show, and Sunday features a second Rod Run following a continental breakfast at the park. For more info visit moabaprilaction.com or call 435-260-1948.
Fri 26 WARIKI - Japanese Traditional Dance and Festival Music - Japanese artists Katogi Akira and Katogi Raiya perform in Moab as part of their western United States tour. Their Star Hall performance portrays traditional folk entertainment as a theatrical art. Performance dance and music forms are grounded in Shinto Japanese tradition. This is a cultural opportunity for not to be missed! Tickets are $10 for adults, $5.00 for children (up thru 12th grade), and are on sale locally at Sgt Peppers Music and Video and Back of Beyond Books. They are also available at the door. For more info call 435 259 6864.
Fri-Sun 26-28 Moab Photography Workshop: Shoot, Edit & Create - Join Illuminate Workshops in Moab, Utah 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 moabworkshop.com or call (720) 324-0111.
Sat 27 WARIKI - Japanese Traditional Dance and Festival Music Community Workshop - Come one! Come all! No experience necessary! Following WARIKI's Friday night Star Hall Performance, Japanese artists Katogi Akira and Katogi Raiya will provide hands-on experience for participants in traditional Japanese folk dance and Shinto festival music. The workshop is introductory and geared for fun, as well as culturally informative. $30 workshop fee, payable at the door, or pre-register at moabtaiko@gmail.com. For more info call 435-260-0714.
Mon-Sun 4/29-5/5 Moab Photography Symposium - The Moab Photography Symposium is the premier photo even in the four corners area. Join us for 8 featured speakers, field workshops in composition, technical workshops on Lightroom 4 and Nik Software; and great camaraderie, all within the beauty of the Moab area. Speakers for our 10th event include keynote Daniel Beltra, John Fielder, Steve Traudt, Jack Dykinga, Jeff Foott, Krista Schlyer, Tom Till, Guy Tal and Bruce Hucko. Register now! For more info visit moabphotosym.com or call 435-259-4176.
Tue-Sat 4/30-5/4 Cruiser Moab 2013 - Guided trail rides on many of the most popular trails around Moab. Sponsored by the Rising Sun 4x4 Club of Colorado and sanctioned by the Toyota Land Cruiser Association. For more info visit cruisemoab.com or call 303-670-5598.
May 2013
Wed-Sat 1-4 Moab Bronco Safari - Ford Bronco fans and their families converge on Moab to experience this amazing area. The event consists of organized trail rides along Jeep Safari routes, a show and shine type car show, a dinner and a raffle. For more info visit BroncoSafari.com or call 801-999-8088.
Fri 3 Moab Guide Summit & 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 at the Splore headquarters. Free! For more info visit splore.org or call 801-450-3192.
Fri-Sat 3-4 Enduro Cup - Enduro Cup will provide opportunities for athletes to compete on Utah's incredible mountain bike terrain. The first stop will take place at the popular Magnificent 7 area which features flowy trails with a combination of great Moab red rock and dirt. Participation cost is $80 per event for adults and juniors. Racers can also opt to purchase a three-race pass for $210 (a $30 discount). All registration will take place at athlete360.com. For more info visit endurocupmtb.com or call 970-274-6455.
Fri-Sun 3-5 Camp Tuttle Spring Retreat in Moab - camptuttle.org/
Sat 4 Gran Fondo Moab - A timed road cycling event held in Moab, Utah. This is a 60 mile mass start event that climbs up and over the La Sal Mountain range. For more info visit granfondomoab.com.
Sun-Sat 5-11 FMCA 4 Wheelers 2013 Moab Rally - Headquartered at Portal RV, the rally is limited to members and guests of FMCA 4 Wheelers. Our members are members of FMCA (Family Motor Coach Assn), and own motor homes with accompanying 4 wheel drive vehicles. We enjoy Moab trails from the scenic drives of Secret Spire to difficult rock climbing in Pritchett Canyon. For more info visit fmca4wheelers.com or call 707-246-7422.
Sat 11 Moab Artwalk - Downtown Moab businesses and community organizations open their doors from 6-9pm, on the second Saturdays of spring and fall months, to invite the public to stroll through featured art exhibits. 2013 dates are April 13, May 11, June 8, September 14, October 12, and November 9. For more info visit moabartwalk.com or call 435-260-0738.
Sat 11 Red Rock Relay Moab - 6 man teams will traverse the Manti La Sal Loop Road starting and finishing from Swanny Park. Gather your 5 best friends and come have the run of a lifetime! For more info visit redrockrelay.com or call 801-830-1099.
Sat 11 Desert Wildflowers 1-Day Seminar - Explore spring blooms with Canyonlands Field Institute. Join local biologist and wildflower expert Joel Tuhy for a full-day wildflower workshop. Learn to identify Moab's beautiful desert flowers and discover more about the environment in which they grow. This van-supported trip with short hikes starts and ends in Moab, UT. All proceeds go to underwrite CFI’s youth education programs. $100 Adults and youth 16+. Please contact CFI for more information at (800) 860-5262 or cfimoab.org.
Wed-Sat 15-18 Rally on the Rocks - Rally on the Rocks is a UTV/SxS exclusive event. We provide guided rides for trails from mild to wild. This is a family friendly event, so bring the kids, the wife, the grandkids for a "memory of a lifetime" experience. Dont forget our vendor row, and demo rides from manufacturers. The scenery is second to none, there's no place like MOAB! For more info visit rallyontherocks.com or call 801-589-0523.
Fri-Sun 17-19 4th Annual Willys Overland Moab Rally - Join Willys owners from all over the country to celebrate an American classic, the Willys Overland Station Wagon and Truck! Raffle, BBQ, show and shine, good friends and more! tFor more info visit willysrally.com or call 208-863-1718.
Sat 18 Moonshadows in Moab - Road Cycling Event - Spectacular sunset into moonlight road cycling experience. Ride by the light of the silvery moon and take in the sweet smell of desert sage as you make your way to the Earth's edge overlooking the Colorado River two thousand feet below. This road cycling event is an evening bike ride beginning at 6pm with light dinner served at the Moonshadows Cafe (Dead Horse Point Overlook). Full road support, food, water, and fun provided. For more info visit skinnytireevents.com or call 435-260-8889.
Sun-Fri 19-24 goneMOAB 2013 - This annual event features Nissan enthusiasts leading and participating in 4x4 trails during a week long celebration of all that is Moab. For more info visit gonemoab.com or call 760-403-0791.
Thu 23 Free Film: War Witch - The Grand County Public Library and the Utah Film Circuit:Moab present War Witch, winner of 29 awards. Somewhere in Sub-Saharan Africa, Komona, a 14-year-old girl tells her unborn child growing inside her the story of her life since she has been at war. Everything started when she was abducted by the rebel army at the age of 12. 7:00pm at Star Hall (159 E Center St). Call the library for more info at 435-259-1111 or visit moablibrary.org.
Sat 25 Undiscovered Moab Photo Tour - Join local pro photographer Bret Edge as he leads a small group on a two day photo tour to several of Moab's spectacular but virtually unknown locations. For more info visit bretedge.com or call 602-571-4170.
Sat-Sun 25-26 Moab Arts Festival - For more info visit moabartsfestival.org or call 435-259-2742.
Sat-Mon 25-27 Barrels 4 Bucks - 4D barrel race co-sanctioned with America West and Mile Hi Barrel Races at the Old Spanish Trail Arena (3641 S Highway 191). For more info visit barrels4bucks.freehosting.net or call 970-210-6712 or 970-216-0072.
Mon 27 Holiday - Memorial Day
Mon 27 Moab Memorial Day Classic Disc Golf Tournament - Prizes will be awarded to top 3 finishers. Registration includes entry and a new disc. Limited space available for first tourney. Come help us kick off the Moab Disc Golf Club! $20 entry fee. Sign up at MoabDiscGolf.blogspot.com.
Thu-Sat 5/30-6/1 Canyonlands PRCA Rodeo - Join us for 3 days of thrilling rodeo excitement at the annual Canyonlands PRCA Rodeo. Community events, carnival, vendors, Saturday parade, and the extreme sport we call rodeo! For more info visit moabcanyonlandsrodeo.com or call 435-259-4852.
Fri-Sat 5/31-6/1 Thelma & Louise Half Marathon - It'll be a wild ride--run with your best friend, your mom, your daughter, or new friends through the intense, gorgeous landscape of the outlaw heroines' journey. The Thelma & Louise Women's Half Marathon will inspire, challenge...and give back. Proceeds go to two organizations that support women and girls: Girls on the Run and Seekhaven Family Crisis Center. For more info visit moabhalfmarathon.com or call 435-259-4525.
June 2013
Thu-Sat 5/30-6/1 Canyonlands PRCA Rodeo - Join us for 3 days of thrilling rodeo excitement at the annual Canyonlands PRCA Rodeo. Community events, carnival, vendors, Saturday parade, and the extreme sport we call rodeo! For more info visit moabcanyonlandsrodeo.com or call 435-259-4852.
Fri-Sat 5/31-6/1 Thelma & Louise Half Marathon - It'll be a wild ride--run with your best friend, your mom, your daughter, or new friends through the intense, gorgeous landscape of the outlaw heroines' journey. The Thelma & Louise Women's Half Marathon will inspire, challenge...and give back. Proceeds go to two organizations that support women and girls: Girls on the Run and Seekhaven Family Crisis Center. For more info visit moabhalfmarathon.com or call 435-259-4525.
Sat 1 Bird Walk - The Moab Bird Club, in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and Division of Wildlife Resources, will be leading a bird walk to Warner Lake on June 1st. We will meet at 7 a.m. at the Moab Information Center and will carpool and/or caravan up the mountain to see as many kinds of birds as possible. For more info contact Brent Stettler at 435-613-3707.
Thu 6 Grand Slam West 2013 - 16th annual Grand Cherokee only off-road event in Moab, UT. We run trails rated moderate up to extreme in our modified Grand Cherokees. Four days of trails with like-minded Grand Cherokee owners/builders which includes a final night dinner event on Saturday with door prize giveaways of goods donated by our vendor sponsors. This is a BLM permitted event. For more info visit grandslamwest.org or call 970-245-3727.
Fri-Sat 7-8 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 back roads 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 801-643-4673.
  7-9 Utah Ground Water Association Summer Retreat at Moab Valley Inn - Professional Day with 6 hours of CEUs and family get away. BBQ and River Rafting. Click here for more info.
Sat 8 Flock Together: A Fundraiser for Utah's Wildlife - This is a two part event, taking place on Saturday, June 8th from 10am until 1pm at the Scott Matheson Wetlands Preserve, and then from 6pm until 9pm at Eddie McStiffs (57 S Main St). For more info click here or call 435-650-3441.
Sat 8 Moab Artwalk - Downtown Moab businesses and community organizations open their doors from 6-9pm, on the second Saturdays of spring and fall months, to invite the public to stroll through featured art exhibits. 2013 dates are April 13, May 11, June 8, September 14, October 12, and November 9. For more info visit moabartwalk.com or call 435-260-0738.
Sat 8 Moab Triathlon Festival - The epic Moab Red Rock courses are calling! You will find something for everyone during this epic triathlon festival. Come experience XTERRA Moab (a National XPS Points Series event, Sport and Full distances), the Moab Road Triathlons (Sprint/Olympic), or the XTERRA Moab Trail Run. The amazing run course leading to Faux Falls and back is definitely one to remember. For more info visit triutah.com or call 801-631-2614.
Sat-Sun 8-9 Moab AQHA/APHA/OPEN Horse Show - Moab Horse Show annual Spring AQHA, APHA and OPEN Breed show at the Old Spanish Trail Arena (3641 S Highway 191). For more info visit moabhorseshow.org or call 435-259-8240.
Sat 15 Cardboard Boat Race - Custom design your own boat and set sail upon Ken's Lake. Pick up registration packets at the library. Entries due by June 1, 2013. For more info visit moablibrary.org or call 435-259-1111.
Sun-Sat 16-22 Desert R.A.T.S. (Race Across the Sand) - Desert R.A.T.S. is a supported foot race, with several stages (running/walking), over a distance of about 148 miles. Each participant must carry his/her own pack containing food, water, safety equipment and other essential material. The shortest distance covered in 1 day is 9 miles and the longest in 1 day is 52 miles. For more info visit geminiadventures.com or call 303-249-1112.
Thu 20 Free Film: Moonrise Kingdom - Presented by the Grand County Public Library and Utah Film Circuit: Moab. Directed by Wes Anderson and winner of 28 awards. Quirky, tender and funny, this movie is set on an island off the coast of New England in the 1960s. A young boy and girl fall in love and are moved to run away together. Various factions of the town mobilize to search for them and the town is turned upside down - which might not be such a bad thing. 7 pm @ Star Hall (159 E Center St) For more info visit moablibrary.org or call 435-259-1111.
Sat 22 Mountain Wildflowers 1-Day Seminar - Join us for a full day exploring the La Sal Mountains, and learn to identify wildflower species at the peak of their bloom with local experts Joel Tuhy and Linda Whitham. Joel has been studying and photographing wildflowers in Canyonlands for over 30 years and is a biologist with Moab’s office of the Nature Conservancy. Linda spent six years in area parks conducting floristic studies and freshwater system monitoring and is currently program manager for The Nature Conservancy overseeing rare plant preserves. $100 adults and youth 16+. Please contact CFI at 800-860-5262 or cfimoab.org.
Fri 28 BLM Paleontologist Hike and Interpretation of Dinosaur Track Site - BLM paleontologist ReBecca Hunt-Foster will lead short, interpretive hikes at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. Getting there: from Moab, take Highway 191 north for 15 miles to Mill Canyon Rd. Turn left onto Mill Canyon Rd. and travel approximately one mile to the “Y” intersection of Mill Canyon Rd. and Cotter Mine Rd. Turn left onto Cotter Mine Rd. and continue for another ½ mile to a second parking area. For more info call 435-259-2100.
Sat 29 Dawg Days of Summer BBQ & Silent Auction - Join us Saturday June 29 from 4:00-8:00 at Old City Park for our Annual Dawg Days of Summer BBQ & Silent Auction Benefit for The Humane Society of Moab Valley. Relax and enjoy the tunes of local musicians while treating your taste buds to a delicious BBQ. And, you won't want to resist bidding on the many luxury gift items at our silent auction! For tickets and more info call 435-259-4862 or visit moabpets.org.
Sat 29 Raft for the Cure - Join us in Moab for the event weekend of the summer! A Day of rafting on the Colorado River with all your friends, BBQ lunch, and then live music and dinner in the park that evening - all for the great cause of raising funds for breast cancer awareness and preventon - in partnership with the Komen Foundation, Salt Lake Affiliate. For more info visit raftforthecure.com or call 801-808-4526.
Sat 29 Scorpions Ranger Program @ Deadhorse Point - These often feared arachnids are full of interesting surprises. Join a ranger to learn about the different scorpion species present in the park. Following our discussion, we will go on a scorpion hunt to find them in their natural habitat! Meet at the visitor center @ 8:45pm. Be sure to wear closed to shoes and bring a headlamp/flashlight. For more info visit stateparks.utah.gov/calendar/2013-06/dhsp or call 435-259-2614.
July 2013
Tue-Fri 2-5 La Sal Mountain Explorer Base Camp - Eco-adventure for kids. Learn cool stuff about our woods and wildlife at a base camp in the La Sal Mountains, 30 minutes from Moab. This is an exciting opportunity for kids entering 5th through 8th grades to participate in an awesome learning adventure during the summer. For kids entering grades 5 - 8. Includes: Transportation, tents, meals, camp support. $150 for 4 day session. Campers are on a “nature retreat” - campers should be able to attend the session all nights/days; we do not allow students or family members to come and go from the site. For more info visit cfimoab.org or call 800-860-5262.
Thu 4 Holiday - Independence Day
Thu 4 Independence Day Celebration/Patriots on Parade - We will start our annual Independence Day Celebration with a tribute to the red, white and blue with a parade starting at 9:30am. Anyone can join in, no registration required. The parade starts at MC's Parking lot corner of 400 North and 495 West. Then join us for a full day of fun at Swanny City Park. For more info call 435-259-7814.
Thu 4 4th of July Fireworks Display - Sponsored by Grand County, the Grand County Recreation District, and the City of Moab - Fireworks will be choreographed to a playlist and aired on 97.1 “KCYN” and showcased from Lions Back at dark, approximately 10pm. Rain/wind date: within 2 days. For more info call 435-259-1346.
Sat 10 Nature Photography Boot Camp - Join local pro photographer Bret Edge on a fun and intensive one day photography workshop designed to give novices the tools needed to make dramatic landscape images. For more info visit bretedge.com or call 602-571-4170.
Tue-Fri 9-12 La Sal Mountain Explorer Base Camp - Eco-adventure for kids. Learn cool stuff about our woods and wildlife at a base camp in the La Sal Mountains 30 min. from Moab. This is an exciting opportunity for kids entering 5th through 8th grades to participate in an awesome learning adventure during the summer. For kids entering grades 5 - 8. Includes: Transportation, tents, meals, camp support. $150 for 4 day session. Campers are on a “nature retreat” — campers should be able to attend the session all nights/days; we do not allow students or family members to come and go from the site. For more info visit cfimoab.org or call 800-860-5262.
Sat 13 Free Beginning Archery Clinic Moab - The Division of Wildlife Resources and LaSal Mountain Outfitters host a free family archery shoot at the LaSal Mountain Outfitter’s shop and indoor archery range, located at 3031 South Hwy 191 in Moab. From 9am until noon, families and individuals can come and try out the sport of archery. Bows, arrows and targets will be provided, free-of-charge. Pre-registration is required so we know how many persons to expect. To pre-register, call Brent Stettler at 435-613-3707 or send an email to: brentstettler@utah.gov.
Wed-Thu 17-18 Poetry and Conversation with Moab Poets and Writers - Relax after a day of adventure. Join us at 6:30pm in the Library's Large Meeting Room to enjoy the stories, cartoons, poems and songs of Shel Silverstein. Sing along! Refreshments included. 257 E. Center, Moab. For more info call 435-259-7986.
Thu 25 Free Film: Brooklyn Castle - The Grand County Public Library and the Utah Film Circuit: Moab present Brooklyn Castle. At Intermediate School 318 in Brooklyn, New York, all the kids want to belong to the chess club, which has won 26 national championships: remarkable for a school where the majority of kids live near the poverty line. Follow these students as they compete for another national title and learn about success, hard work, determination and team work along the way. Family Friendly! 7 pm at Star Hall (159 E Center St). For more info call 435-259-1111.
Sat 27 Moab Dog and Pony Show - 8pm - Live Variety Entertainment: Moab's Dog and Pony Show - Music with Sand and Sunnie. Magic with Rick Boretti. The Uranium Players do a comedy tribute to the outlaws and rangers of canyon country. Fire dancing with Blazing Outlaws. Belly dancing with Star of Sundari. Your host will be "Mister Utah". Moab Backyard Theater (56 West 100 South - behind Zax downtown). Kids are free. Adults 5 dollars at the doorf For more info visit moabbackyardtheater.com or call 260-0446.
Wed 31 Jurassic Dinosaur Reconnaissance Along the Colorado-Utah border at the Turn of the 20th Century - The Utah Friends of Paleontology, Gastonia Chapter, welcome Dr. Paul Brinkman, from the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, who will be giving a free talk: Jurassic Dinosaur Reconnaissance Along the Colorado-Utah border at the Turn of the 20th Century. This talk will be held at 6:00 PM at Zions Bank, (330 South Main, Moab) in the downstairs conference room. All talks are free and open to non-members. We encourage the public to attend. For more info visit utahpaleo.org/gastonia-chapter.html or call 435-259-2179.
August 2013
Thu-Sun 1-4 Backcountry Medical Seminars - Women's Canoe Trip - Take your sense of adventure to Moab this summer. Join BMS on the river-paddle, learn, practice yoga and earn 10 CMEs (AMA PRA Category I Credits™"). Spend one night in town at the Red Cliffs Lodge and two nights deluxe camping on the river with healthy meals prepared for you. Our seasoned guides will lead you safely down the river, share info on local flora, fauna and ancient history. For more info call 720-273-4776 or email julie@backcountrymedicalseminars.com.
Sat 10 Nature Photography Boot Camp - Join local pro photographer Bret Edge on a fun and intensive one day photography workshop designed to give novices the tools needed to make dramatic landscape images. For more info visit bretedge.com or call 602-571-4170.
Thu 15 Free Film: Invisible War - The Grand County Public Library and the Utah Film Circuit:Moab present The Invisible War. This award-winning film is a groundbreaking investigation into one of America's most shameful and best kept secrets: the epidemic of rape in the military. Join us for a post-film Q & A with director Kirby Dick. 8/15/13 @ 7 pm at Star Hall (159 E Center St). Call the library for more info @ 435-259-1111 or go to moablibrary.org.
Mon 19 Music for a Cause! - "Your choice" donation concert with all proceeds supporting the Moab Free Health Clinic! 8 - 10pm at the Moab Backyard Theater (behind Zax on Main Street). Features music from The Haley Peachcot Trio, Eddie Tennyson, The Scott Ibex Trio, and John Olschewski with Jeff Brennan. For more info call 201-446-7655.
Fri 23 Open Mic with Moab Poets and Writers - Join us at Eklecticafe, 352 Main in Moab, at 6:30. Read or sing your own poetry, songs, or short prose. Or just relax and listen. Visitors and locals, bikers, hikers, boaters, and adventurers all welcome. Bring something for a potluck, if you can. Lemonade and enjoyment served! For more info call 435-259-7986.
Fr 23 Family Outdoor Movie Night at the Moab Information Center - Join us for the Moab Information Center's first outdoor movie event, featuring the classic hit Stagecoach! The movie is August 23rd at 8:00 pm, so bring your friends and family down for a FREE movie, and find a cool spot on the grass. Drinks and popcorn will be available for purchase. We will also be giving away some amazing prizes including two river trips from Adrift Adventures, so don’t forget to pick up your drawing tickets at the Moab Information Center! ($1 a ticket or 6 for $5) All proceeds go to supporting science and research on the Colorado Plateau! For more info visit cnha.org or call 435-259-6003.
Fri-Sat 23-24 Moab Bull Challenge - A 2 day event of pro-level bull riding, this is the Lane Frost Challenge Tour Finals of 2013. See top money earners of the tour competing for a championship buckle, chaps, saddle & money. For the kids, a Money Chase, Mutton Bustin' & Sheep Roping has been added to the event. Old Spanish Trail Arena (3641 S. Hwy 191) - Gate opens @ 6pm, show starts @ 7pm. For more info visit lanefrostchallenge.com or call 435-454-3549.
Sun 25 Fee Free National Park Days - NPS Birthday - The Southeast Utah Group of the National Park Service (Arches and Canyonlands National Parks and Hovenweep and Natural Bridges National Monuments) is joining all national parks across the country in waiving entrance fees several days in 2013 as a way to encourage people to get outdoors and spend time with their friends and family in the national parks this year. For more info visit nps.gov/arch/parknews/news121112.htm or call 435-259-8825.
Sun-Tue 25-27 Post National Federation of Press Women Conference Tour to Moab - The three day tour bus will load Sunday morning for a trip of unbelievable beautiful scenery. The bus will head south winding through Utah with a stop for a picnic style lunch in Dead Horse Point State Park and time for exploring and photo taking. Monday the tour bus will head to Arches National Park. Jaw-dropping rocks, fins, spires, balanced rocks and other startling rock formations, scattered over 73,379 scenic acres make up Arches National Park. Tuesday morning load the buses by 8:30 a.m. and head to a movie museum at Red Cliffs Lodge. For more info visit nfpw.org/conference.cfm
Thu-Mon* 8/29-9/9 Moab Music Festival - 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 8/31-9/1 Moab Artists Studio Tour - Visit 20+ Moab artists in their native habitat and see how their art is made. You can purchase art directly as well! Home studios are open 10-4 on Labor Day weekend. A preview exhibit of all artists opens July 4 at the Bighorn Gallery at Dead Horse Point State Park. For more info visit moabstudiotour.com or call 435-259-4176.
September 2013
Mon 2 Labor Day
Fri 6 Moab Area Art Classes with Kathy Cooney - Kathy will be instructing a series of 4 water-color art classes. There will be 2 beginner classes and 2 intermediate classes. Call today to sign up, space is limited! Supplies Provided! You can sign-up by contacting Canyonlands Natural History Association toll free at 800-840-8978 or by sending an email with your contact information to alishia@cnha.org. Each lesson will be $60.00 per person, and all of the proceeds go to our Discovery Pool program which supports science and research on the Colorado Plateau! 2pm-4pm - Beginner classes will be held on 9/6/2013 & 10/4/2013, and intermediate classes on 9/20/2013 & 10/11/2013. For more info visit cnha.org or call 435-259-6003 ext.12.
Fri-Sat 13-14 Moab Outfitters' Annual Jeeping Event: Fall Crawl 2013! - Join us Friday and Saturday, September 13-14, for guided Jeep tours. Your choice of trails, some easier, some more difficult. Dinner and a raffle on Friday night. Grand Prize of $500 cash! Other prizes like roof racks, gas cans, gift certificates to restaurants and more. Sign up at moaboutfitters.com/events/fall-crawl-2013/ or call 801-785-6622.
Sat 14 Moab Artwalk - Downtown Moab businesses and community organizations open their doors from 6-9pm, on the second Saturdays of spring and fall months, to invite the public to stroll through featured art exhibits. 2013 dates are April 13, May 11, June 8, September 14, October 12, and November 9. For more info visit moabartwalk.com or call 435-260-0738.
Sat 14 MRAC ATTACK Mini-Triathlon - The Moab Recreation and Aquatic Center, 374 Park Ave. in Moab, will hold its annual MRAC ATTACK Mini-Triathlon on Saturday, September 14, at 9:00 a.m. There are 3 categories, Elite, Open, and Youth under age 12. Awards will be given for the top five places in each of the three categories for both males and females. Participants may pre-register at the center’s front desk or online through September 13, 2013 at www.activityreg.com. Event fee is $10.00. Late registration (day of race) is $15.00 and will be held from 7:30 to 8:15 a.m. at the MRAC front desk. For more info visit moabcity.org/mrac or call 435-259-8226.
Wed 18 Poetry and Conversation at the Library - Grand Library and Moab Poets and Writers invite you to discover the poetry of Jack Gilbert (1925-2012). Men and women who heard him read often told him that his poems had saved their lives. Come find out why! Refreshments served. 6:00pm. For more info call 435-259-7986.
Fri 20 Moab Area Art Classes with Kathy Cooney - Kathy will be instructing a series of 4 water-color art classes. There will be 2 beginner classes and 2 intermediate classes. Call today to sign up, space is limited! Supplies Provided! You can sign-up by contacting Canyonlands Natural History Association toll free at 800-840-8978 or by sending an email with your contact information to alishia@cnha.org. Each lesson will be $60.00 per person, and all of the proceeds go to our Discovery Pool program which supports science and research on the Colorado Plateau! 2pm-4pm - Beginner classes will be held on 9/6/2013 & 10/4/2013, and intermediate classes on 9/20/2013 & 10/11/2013. For more info visit cnha.org or call 435-259-6003 ext.12.
Fri-Sun 20-22 Moab International Film Festival - Cannes, Sundance, Edinburgh, Moab. Dramatic documentaries, environmental landscapes, outdoor action, and more. For more info visit moabfilmfestival.org or call 407-233-8290.
Fri-Mon 20-22 Moab Century Tour - Canyons, rivers, mountains - landscapes worth traninng for! This ride encompasses an inspiring variety of landscapes 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 21 Moab Autumn Run - A 10K / 5K / KIDS' K benefit run for Moab Charter School students and the Grand County High School Boys and Girls Cross Country Teams. All proceeds go to these two organizations. Participants in all 3 runs will receive a t-shirt, finishing medal, and end-of-run refreshments. Races begin and end at Swanny Park in Moab. For more info visit moabautumnrun.org or call 435-259-2277.
Wed-Sun 25-28 Red Rockin' Rendezvous - ATV & UTV trail rides, skill clinics, machine rodeo, dinner, raffles, prizes, and vendors. Old Spanish Trail Arena (3641 S. Hwy 191). For more info visit moabatv-utv.com or call 435-260-9628.
Wed-Sun 25-29 10th Annual M.O.A.B. (Mother Of All Boogies) Skydiving Festival - It's our 10th year in business and our 10th annual MOAB! Over 300 skydivers from around the world will be attending this year's event. We're bringing in at least two, and maybe even three, giant twin-turbine airplanes and jumping from 17,500 feet above the sea - that's 13,000 feet above the ground. That's 60 seconds of freefall at 120MPH. Everything is the same once you pull the parachute and start to fly to the ground. For more info visit SkydiveMoab.com or call 435-259-5867.
Fri-Sat 27-28 3rd Annual Moab Pride Festival - The Moab Pride Festival was created to raise awareness, understanding and acceptance of LGBTQ people. The festival's aim is to benefit the LGBTQ community by introducing educational and outreach programs throughout southern Utah. This two day event includes the Friday Night Orange Party, Saturday Visibility March, Pride Festival & After Party. Join us! For more info go to moabpride.org, like us on Facebook, or call 602-373-1971.
Fri-Sun 27-29 Blazer Bash - Offroad Design BBQ and 3 days of organized trail runs with fellow GM truck enthusiasts and club members. For more info visit blazerbash.com or call 970-834-2884.
Sat 28 Fee Free National Park Days - Nat'l Public Lands Day - The Southeast Utah Group of the National Park Service (Arches and Canyonlands National Parks and Hovenweep and Natural Bridges National Monuments) is joining all national parks across the country in waiving entrance fees several days in 2013 as a way to encourage people to get outdoors and spend time with their friends and family in the national parks this year. For more info visit nps.gov/arch/parknews/news121112.htm or call 435-259-8825.
Sat 28 National Public Lands Day Graffiti Clean Up in Arches National Park - Come help clean up the graffiti on some of the trails in Arches National Park! Meet at 9 am at the Arches National Park Visitor Center. Bring a lunch, sunscreen, water bottle and gloves. Breakfast, snacks, water and supplies will be provided. Call for more information and details. Thanks for supporting National Public Lands Day! For more info visit publiclandsday.org/npld-sites or call 801-521-0785.
Sat 28 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 the Grand Center, 182 North 500 West. For more info visit cnha.org or call 800-840-8978 ext.10.
October 2013
Wed-Sun 2-6 Landscape Photo Safari in Moab - The itinerary is still being designed, but the destinations will all be reached by 4WD vehicles to some of the most unspoiled and spectacular views in the Moab area. Off-road transportation, along with lunches will be included in the registration fee. Registrations open June 10, 2013. Group size will be limited to 15. For more info click here or call 719-351-6683.
Thu-Sun 3-6 Timelapse Moab - Dark Sky Time-lapse Workshop - Learn how to capture stunning time-lapses of the night sky and Milky Way in this 4-day, dark sky time-lapse workshop with award winning cinematographer, Ron Risman. For more info visit timelapsemoab.com or call 781-269-2105.
Fri 4 Moab Area Art Classes with Kathy Cooney - Kathy will be instructing a series of 4 water-color art classes. There will be 2 beginner classes and 2 intermediate classes. Call today to sign up, space is limited! Supplies Provided! You can sign-up by contacting Canyonlands Natural History Association toll free at 800-840-8978 or by sending an email with your contact information to alishia@cnha.org. Each lesson will be $60.00 per person, and all of the proceeds go to our Discovery Pool program which supports science and research on the Colorado Plateau! 2pm-4pm - Beginner classes will be held on 9/6/2013 & 10/4/2013, and intermediate classes on 9/20/2013 & 10/11/2013. For more info visit cnha.org or call 435-259-6003 ext.12.
Fri-Sun 4-6 Outerbike - Outerbike is an industry leading bicycle and gear demo event held in Moab, UT annually. Come test ride the newest bikes from the world's best manufactures. Included in the price are demos, lunch each day, a swag bag, shuttles, parties, film screenings and more. For more info email sean@outerbike.com, visit outerbike.com or call 800-845-2453.
Fri-Sat* 4-12 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.
Sat-Sun 5-6 Book Cliff Archaeology - A van tour into several unique canyons in the heart of the Book Cliffs north of Moab, Utah with short hikes led by CFI Director Karla Vander Zanden and a guest expert. This tour will focus on the archaeology, geology and biology that is special to this area. For more info visit cfimoab.org or call 800-860-5262.
Tues-Sat 8-12 North American XJ Association (NAXJA) 30th Anniversary Celebration - NAXJA's 30th Anniversary XJ Celebration. Activities will include daily trail runs, a BBQ, Show and Shine, and an Awards Dinner. Cherokee owners/enthusiasts from across the US will meet in Moab to enjoy the amazing scenery and world-renowned off-road trails and celebrate 30 years of XJ history. For more info visit naxja.org or call 801-390-9018.
Thu-Sun 10-13 Curve Dental Orange Summit - Costumer Conference includes 9 hours of Curve Dental training and great networking activities in the one and only orange sandstones of Moab Utah. For more info visit http://blog.curvedental.com/2013/04/introducing-orange-summit-curve-dentals.html or call 801-851-5175.
Fri-Sun 11-13 54th Annual Rock Gem and Mineral Show - Vendors, displays, beads, spin wheel, door prizes, items for sale, & field trips (Dubinky Well area on Saturday & Yellow Cat area on Sunday). Show hours are 10am-7pm (Fri-Sat), & 10am-4pm (Sun). Old Spanish Trail Arena (3641 S Hwy 191) - Note: 9am field trips meet at the arena to carpool. For more info email moabrockclub@live.com.
Fri 11 Moab Area Art Classes with Kathy Cooney - Kathy will be instructing a series of 4 water-color art classes. There will be 2 beginner classes and 2 intermediate classes. Call today to sign up, space is limited! Supplies Provided! You can sign-up by contacting Canyonlands Natural History Association toll free at 800-840-8978 or by sending an email with your contact information to alishia@cnha.org. Each lesson will be $60.00 per person, and all of the proceeds go to our Discovery Pool program which supports science and research on the Colorado Plateau! 2pm-4pm - Beginner classes will be held on 9/6/2013 & 10/4/2013, and intermediate classes on 9/20/2013 & 10/11/2013. For more info visit cnha.org or call 435-259-6003 ext.12.
Sat 12 Moab Artwalk - Downtown Moab businesses and community organizations open their doors from 6-9pm, on the second Saturdays of spring and fall months, to invite the public to stroll through featured art exhibits. 2013 dates are April 13, May 11, June 8, September 14, October 12, and November 9. For more info visit moabartwalk.com or call 435-260-0738.
Sat 12 Banff Radical Reels Night - The Friends of the La Sal Avalanche Center are presenting the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival’s Radical Reels Night, a selection of the best high-adrenaline films entered into the Banff Mountain Film Festival competition. The films will be shown at 7:00 pm at the Grand County High School (608 South 400 East). For more info visit MoabAvalanche.org or call 435-260-8983.
Sat 12 Dead Horse Point State Park Trail Day - Join Dead Horse Point Staff for a day of trail maintenance Oct. 12th, from 10am-3pm. Volunteers will receive a free park entrance pass. For more information, or to register for the event, please call 435-259-3601. For more info visit stateparks.utah.gov/park/dead-horse-point-state-park/events or call 435-259-3601.
Sat-Sun 12-13 Utah Rock Art Research Association Annual Symposium - Moab Valley Inn from 8:00am-4:00pm. For more info visit utahrockart.org.
Sat-Mon 12-14 Moab Rocks - Moab Rocks takes some of the regions best classic and new routes and combines them into a 3-day masterpiece of xc and timed descents in a fully supported format. All of this is wrapped up in a fun and friendly atmosphere, combining camaraderie and competition. TransRockies Events in partnership with Poison Spider Bicycles, Moab’s leading bike shop, brings its expertise in stage race management to Moab Rocks in 2013. For more info visit TransRockies.com or call 18663733376.
Thu 17 Free Film: Running Wild - Running Wild tells of the inspiring journey of cowboy Dayton O. Hyde, who triumphs in his quest to protect wild horses and the American West, delivering the message that we can truly make a difference if we try. Free! 7pm Star Hall (159 E. Center St) For more info visit moablibrary.org or call 435-259-1111.
Thu-Sat 17-19 Moab JEEP Jamboree - This Jamboree is a family oriented off road event for JEEP only vehicles. New trails are added each year. Trail ratings range between 3-9, providing something for the beginner and the experienced driver. Price includes 6 meals, trail guides and spotters, as well as the opportunity to win one of many prizes from our sponsors. For more info visit jeepjamboreeusa.com or call 530-333-4777 xt 12.
Fri-Sun 18-20 Moab Photography Workshop - Shoot, Edit, Create - Join Illuminate Workshops in Moab, Utah for a three-day photographic adventure. Moab is a spectacular location, surrounded by stunning scenery, beautiful geographical features and sweeping vistas. On this three-day adventure you will get the best photography instruction while capturing the fine beauty, vistas and unique geography of Moab. For more info visit MoabWorkshop.com or call 720-324-0111.
Sat 19 Wildlife of Canyonlands National Park - This is a one-day vehicle and hiking tour that begins and ends in Moab, Utah and involves a drive to an area of Canyonlands National Park approximately one hour south of Moab. Once there, we will explore a variety of habitats in and near the Needles District of Canyonlands, looking for small animals living in these semi-arid environments. Using traps, nets and just poking around, we will look for insects and other arthropods, small mammals, birds and lizards. The trip will be led by Dr. Tim Graham, biologist formerly with the US Geological Survey staff in Moab. $100 per person. For more info visit cfimoab.org or call 800-860-5262.
Sat 19 Castle Valley Gourd Festival - Celebrating the beauty & versatility of hard shelled gourds and gourd art. Sat. Oct 19th 10:00am to 3:00pm Displays, demos, kids booth, gourd gallery, costumes, 12:00pm parade, silent auction, Potluck lunch,face painting, fortune telling, music & more! For more info visit gourdfestival.blogspot.com or call 435-259-0147.
Sat-Sun 19-20 The Other Half - Stunning redrock and mountain views accompany you along the Colorado River at the 10th annual The Other Half in Moab. Fun aid stations and Taiko drummers are along the course and finisher medals, food, music and microbrews await you at the finish at Sorrel River Ranch Resort. For more info visit moabhalfmarathon.com or call 435-259-4525.
Sat-Sun 19-20

Barrels 4 Bucks - 4D barrel race co-sanctioned with America West and Mile Hi Barrel Races. . Old Spanish Trail Arena (3641 S. Hwy 191) - For more info visit barrels4bucks.freehosting.net or call 970-210-6712 or 970-216-0072.

Wed-Sat 23-26 Annual Meeting & Expo: Early Mesozoic Sandstones in Utah's Canyon Country: Signatures of Subsurface Microbes, Reducing Fluids, and Jurassic Earthquakes - Preconference field trip for the Denver Geological Society of America. Trip starts in Grand Junction, Colorado, and makes a counter-clockwise circuit that ends in Denver via Green River, Kanab, Monument Valley, Moab, and Grand Junction. Leaders: David B. Loope, University of Nebraska–Lincoln; Richard M. Kettler, Peter S. Mozley, Derek T. Burgess. Cosponsor: Society for Sedimentary Geology. For more info visit community.geosociety.org/2013AnnualMeeting/Conference/FieldTrips
Thu 24 Free Film: Running Wild - The Grand County Public Library and The Utah Film Circuit: Moab present the film Running Wild: The inspiring journey of cowboy Dayton O. Hyde, who triumphs in his quest to protect wild horses and the American West, delivering the message that we can truly make a difference if we try. Join us for a Skype Q&A session with Dayton O. Hyde after the October 24th screening! Q&A will be moderated by KUER's Doug Fabrizio. Free! 7pm @ Grand County Public Library (257 E. Center St.) This program is made possible by the Utah Humanities Council Book Festival. For more info visit moablibrary.org or call 435-259-1111.
Thu-Sun 24-27 8th Annual Moab Ho-Down Mountain Bike Festival and Film Fest - The 8th Annual Moab Ho-Down Mountain Bike Festival and Film Festival. This mountain bike festival is all about fun and riding bikes! Thursday and Friday night are the movie nights at Star Hall. Saturday is race day with a Super D and a Downhill race. Saturday night is the outrageous costume party with live music at Moab Brewery. Sunday is the Dirt Jump Jam at our newly updated bike park! For more info visit moabhodown.com or call 435-259-4688 for more information on the festival and how to register.
Sat 26 Pumpkin Chuckin' Festival - The Pumpkin Chuckin' Festival is a fund raiser for the Youth Garden Project. It will be held at the High School Soccer Field (400 East and Red Devil Drive) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on October 26, 2013. 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.
Sat 26 The Moab Open Disc Golf Tournament - Open Division & Beginners Division - Prizes will be awarded to top finishers in Open Division - "Closest to the Pin" prizes for players in all divisions - free disc for all players, no matter what their division! This is the largest tournament of the year for the Moab Disc Golf Club so there will be players of all skill levels playing, as well as more prizes than any of our other tournaments. For more info visit moabdiscgolf.blogspot.com or call 208-881-1748.
Sun-Fri 10/27/-11/1 Moab Folk Camp - See below...
November 2013
Sun-Fri 10/27/-11/1 Moab Folk Camp - 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, ukulele and more. For more info visit moabfolkcamp.com or call 603-731-3240.
Fri-Sun 1-3 Moab Folk Festival - A 3-day Folk/Americana Music Festival featuring 12 artists. Daytime venues are family friendly and include outdoor performances, arts, crafts, and food vendors. Evening concerts are held indoors in professional performance halls. Morning workshops and "late night jamm sessions" are free and open to the public. For more info visit moabfolkfestival.com or call 435-259-3198.
Sat 2 Moab Trail Marathon, 1/2 Marathon, and Adventure 5k - Trail running race: Marathon, 1/2 Marathon (Trail 1/2 marathon national championships!), and trail 5k. An unforgettable voyage through some of the worlds most scenic and unique lands. Registration includes a tech shirt, finishers mug, awards, food and drinks, and a beautiful well marked course. For more info visit moabtrailmarathon.com or call 970-389-4838.
Sat-Sun 2-3

Barrels 4 Bucks - 4D barrel race co-sanctioned with America West and Mile Hi Barrel Races. Old Spanish Trail Arena (3641 S. Hwy 191) - For more info visit barrels4bucks.freehosting.net or call 970-210-6712 or 970-216-0072.

Wed- Sat 6-9 Moab Senior Games 2013 - The Games will host 8 events, including basketball, tennis, golf and so on. Competition is in age groups, starting at 50 . Anyone can join from any location, we welcome you to the high deserts of the Moab region and the hospitality of our community. For more info visit MoabSeniorGames.com or call 435-260-0161.
Thu-Sun 7-10 5th Annual Moab River Rendezvous - The Rendezvous is a historic river film festival and symposium. It features presentations by authors and experts on river history, archeology, ecology, geology and regional issues. A volunteer day and field trips are also a part of this fun educational gathering. For more info visit moabriverrendezvous.com or call 435-259-7733/866-202-1847.
Sat 9 Utah HS Mt Bike State Championships - Over 500 kids will race in the state finals at the Moab Brand Trails. Come out and support their efforts. The kids are fast and the sportsmanship and positive atmosphere are off the charts! Volunteers needed: contact missie@utahmtb.org or visit utahmtb.org/volunteer.
Sat 9 Moab Artwalk - Downtown Moab businesses and community organizations open their doors from 6-9pm, on the second Saturdays of spring and fall months, to invite the public to stroll through featured art exhibits. 2013 dates are April 13, May 11, June 8, September 14, October 12, and November 9. For more info visit moabartwalk.com or call 435-260-0738.
Sat-Mon 9-11 Fee Free National Park Days - Veterans Day - The Southeast Utah Group of the National Park Service (Arches and Canyonlands National Parks and Hovenweep and Natural Bridges National Monuments) is joining all national parks across the country in waiving entrance fees several days in 2013 as a way to encourage people to get outdoors and spend time with their friends and family in the national parks this year. For more info visit nps.gov/arch/parknews/news121112.htm or call 435-259-8825.
Sat 23 19th Annual Moab Turkey Trot Fun Run - 19th Annual Moab Turkey Trot Fun Run starts at 9am at the Moab Recreation and Aquatic Center (200 W, 400N) @ 9am with a 1K run for kids (1 lap around Swanny Park). The 5K starts at 9:15am (see website for course map). Turkeys for age group winners of the 5K. Ribbons for all 1K participants. Pre-register at moabcity.org for $10 for the 5K. Reg the day-of for $15. The 1K is day-of registration only and is $3. Call 435-259-2255 for more information.
Thu 28 WabiSabi Community Thanksgiving Meal - Join WabiSabi and the Moab Community this Thanksgiving for a free Holiday Meal. It is a wonderful opportunity for the individuals, nonprofits and businesses of Moab to unite in sustaining area residents as well as our out-of-town guests. This meal is more than a gesture to help people through lean economic times; it is about creating a sense of community. We invite people of all ages and backgrounds to share in this essential bond of community, gratitude and sharing. For more info visit wabisabimoab.org or call 435-259-2553.
Fri 29 Sick Flix Film Festival - The Sick Flix is part of the Moab BASE jumping Turkey Boogie event. It is a film festival by amateur film makers/BASE jumpers. There is limited seating. Only 40 tickets are available to the general public. Tickets are $15/each (or $12 with local Moab ID). Tickets are sold at Over the Edge pro shop on Nov 11, 13, 15, 18 and the 20-28 from 11a-4p at 88 E. Center Street (behind Thai/Sushi) in the Center St. Square plaza. The festival venue is at the Moab Arts & Recreation Center located at 111E 100N, Moab on Friday, Nov 29th beginning at 6pm. Content is rated R, tickets for those over 18. For more info visit overtheedgemoab.com or call 435-259-2273.
December 2013
Fri 6 Community Tree lighting - This is the annual tree lighting for the Community. Public welcome, Swanney City Park, 5pm Friday Dec. 6th, there will be music, Santa and hot cocoa and cookies for the kids. For more info visit .moabchamber.com or call 435-259-7814.
Fri-Sat 6-7 Winter Sun 10K - A fast course, great raffle prizes and delicious finish food make the 31st annual Winter Sun 10K Run a good reason to visit Moab when the air is crisp and the skies are blue and sunny! For more info visit moabhalfmarathon.com or call 435-259-4525.
Fri-Sat 6-7 MARC Holiday Art and Craft Fair - This season shop for unique, locally crafted gifts at the Moab Arts and Recreation Center (aka the MARC) Holiday Art and Craft Fair – Friday, December 6th 4-8pm and Saturday, December 7th 10am-5pm at the MARC 111 E 100 N. Vendor booths still available. For additional information please call 435-259-MARC. For more info visit moabmarc.com or call 435-259-6272.
Sat 7 Annual Electric Light Parade "Christmas Vacation" - Annual Christmas Parade. This year's theme is "Christmas Vacation". Everyone is welcome. Browse the shops while you wait for the parade. Parade begins at dark and will travel from Swanney City Park, down Main Street to City Market. For more info visit moabchamber.com or call 435-259-7814.
Thu 19 FREE FILM: KON-TIKI (2012) - Free Film! The Grand County Public Library and the Utah Film Circuit:Moab present KON-TIKI (2012). This award-winning adventure film tells about Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl, his crew of 5 men, and their epic 8,000 km, 101-day journey across the Pacific Ocean in a balsa wood raft. (subtitled) 7 pm at Star Hall (159 E. Center St.) for more info call the library @ 435-259-1111.
Sat 21 Dead Horse Point State Park Christmas Bird Count - DHPSP CBC - On Saturday, December 21st, at 8am, Dead Horse Point State Park will be hosting its 4th annual Christmas Bird Count. Local birders will lead each group along the various routes and confirm identification of all species. To participate, please contact Crystal Carpenter at crystalcarpenter@utah.gov or 435-259-2614. The event is free to all involved. Bring binoculars, snacks, water and dress for the weather conditions. For more info visit stateparks.utah.gov/park/dead-horse-point-state-park or call 435-259-2614.
Wed 25 WabiSabi Community Christmas Day Meal - Join WabiSabi and the Moab Community this Christmas Day for a free Holiday Meal. It is a wonderful opportunity for the individuals, nonprofits and businesses of Moab to unite in sustaining area residents as well as our out-of-town guests. This meal is more than a gesture to help people through lean economic times; it is about creating a sense of community. We invite people of all ages and backgrounds to share in this essential bond of community, gratitude and sharing. For more info visit wabisabimoab.org or call 435-259-2553.

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