Moab Area Events

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Ongoing 2017 Events


April - November
MIC Lecture Series

From April to November each year, the Lecture Series presents talks by regional experts about the Moab region's fascinating past and present, places and people, wildlife, plants, dinosaurs and more! Talks generally begin at 6:00 P.M. and are FREE to the public. Lectures are co-sponsored by the Museum of Moab. The Moab Information Center (MIC) is conveniently located on the corner of Main & Center Streets. For the latest schedule click here.


September 4th - October 31st
"Points of View" Art Exhibit

The Bighorn Gallery at Dead Horse Point State Park is proud to showcase new paintings of the desert southwest by Moab artists Sandi Snead and Margie Lopez Read. “Points of View” reveals the way these artists see and interpret the world. Meet this artistic duo during a reception on Sunday, September 17th from 1pm-4pm. For more info visit stateparks.utah.gov/parks/dead-horse/bighorn-gallery-exhibits or call 435-259-2614.


Fridays & Saturdays
David DaVinci – Thrillusionist

Suspend your disbelief with the magic of Thillusionist David DaVinci, as he introduces you to his augmented reality. Prepare to be mystified by mind-boggling illusions and jaw dropping magic, seamlessly fused with exotic parrots that materialize from thin air. Catch this Las Vegas style show at the David DaVinci Theater, located inside of Canyonlands by Night at the north end of Moab, every Friday & Saturday evening at 9pm through October 13th. (Special dates and times available for groups of 20 or more.) David DaVinci Theater ( Inside Canyonlands by Night and Day) - 1861 N Hwy 191, Moab (North of the Colorado River bridge) - MoabMagicShow.com 


Evenings
Moab Backyard Theater
Great entertainment in a relaxed outdoor setting beneath a big cottonwood tree just a few steps off Main Street. The performances are always unique, affordable and entertaining. Outside food and drinks are welcome! Grab some dinner to-go from nearby restaurants and enjoy it while you catch a show. 56 West 100 South, Moab (next to Zax Restaurant) - moabbackyardtheater.com
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October 2017


October 6-8
Outerbike Fall 2017
Test ride all of the latest and greatest bikes and gear on the world-class trails of Moab, Utah. For three to four days, the world’s premier bike and gear manufacturers set up at the Outerbike expo site. You can browse the latest innovations, pick a bike you’d like to try and take it for a ride. Repeat as needed. For more info visit outerbike.com or call 800 845 2453 or 435 259 8732.


October 7-14
Red Rock Arts Festival
Formally known as Plein Air Moab. Red Rocks Arts Festival is celebrating land inspired art. All past Plein Air activities with a twist. An art street festival on Saturday 10/14/2017!! For more info visit 435-259-6272.


October 11-12
Moto Mayhem

Moto Mayhem was created with the sole intention of bringing an affordable, family-orientated, arena "Enduro-X" style racing series to the communities. As racing parents; we are directly responsible for the next generation of caring and respectful children and racers. We strongly believe that when a child is shown how a caring, community-driven group of people interacts with one another, they are more likely to become a productive part of the same and other communities. For more info visit montrosemotomayhem.com/RacePhotos.html or call 970-596-0256.


October 13-16
First Annual Moab ArtTrails Sculpture Exhibition

Central Moab byways will be graced with a juried exhibition of outdoor sculptures. For more information visit moabarttrails.org or call 435-259-2709.


October 14
Art Walk
You can enjoy Art Walk on the second Saturdays of April, May, June, September, October and November, from 5-9pm. Visit up to nine different venues, see many different art displays and enjoy refreshments. For more info visit moabartwalk.com or call 435-259-6272.


October 15
The Other Half

Stunning redrock and mountain views accompany you along the Colorado River at the 14th annual The Other Half 13.1 mile run in Moab. Fun aid stations and Taiko drummers are along the course and finisher medals, food and microbrews await you at the finish at Sorrel River Ranch Resort. For more info visit moabhalfmarathon.com or call 435-259-4525.


October 18-21
Moab Senior Games
The Moab Senior Games is dedicated to bringing and promoting fitness activities for adults ages 50 to 100 to Moab for physical competition. This event is held throughout Moab and typically has 8 games that are played in a four day span. For more info visit moabseniorgames.com or call 435-260-0161.


October 19
Free Film: I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO

I Am Not Your Negro offers an incendiary snapshot of James Baldwin's crucial observations on American race relations -- and a sobering reminder of how far we've yet to go. 7 pm @ Star Hall 159 E. Center St. Presented by the Grand County Public Library and the Utah Film Center. For more info visit moablibrary.org/639/Utah-Film-Circuit-Moab or call 435-259-1111.


October 12
Castle Valley Gourd Festival
Bring the family to see gourd art for sale, tractor parade, kid's tent, adult hands-on, potluck lunch, puppet show, fortune tent and silent auction. From 10am-3pm with free admission. For more info visit gourdfestival.blogspot.com or call 435-259-0537.


October 26-28
Moab Jeep Jamboree USA

4x4 family oriented off road tour for Jeep only vehicles. For more info visit jeepjamboreeusa.com or call 530-333-1462.


October 26-29
Moab Ho Down Mountain Bike Festival

There is no better way to round out your mountain biking year than at this mountain biking fundraiser! Festivities include Enduro Race, Jump Jam, Movie Night, Group Rides, Skills Camps, Townie Tour, and Huge Costume Party with live music. The mountain biking in Moab at the end of October is second to none! Join us at this low key super fun festival! For more info visit moabhodown.com or call 435-259-4688.


October 27-29
Moab Endurance Ride

Horse Endurance Ride. 25 or 50 mile ride per day for 3 days. American Endurance Riders Assn Nationally sanctioned. Ride is off of Hwy 313. Rustic camping with horses. For more info visit moabendurance.com or call 435-259-6162.


October 29
Day of the Dead Festival
During this one-day event and fundraiser, The MVMC’s yard is transformed into a colorful and traditionally decorated cemetery to honor our deceased loved ones. There will be delicious authentic food, kids activities, face painting, cultural information, music, and dancing! You don’t want to miss this fun festival that many consider Moab’s cultural event of the year! 1-5 pm at the Moab Valley Multicultural Center (156N 100W). Free entry, cultural exhibits, and activities. Lunch proceeds are donated to the MVMC. For more info visit moabmc.org/event-view/day-of-the-dead-festival or call 435-259-5444.


October 29 - November 3
Moab Folk Camp

Experience a community of music and song in the spectacular red rock country of southeastern Utah. We offer a supportive environment where adults can experience the joy of making music and learning new skills in a caring environment. Classes in guitar, banjo, song writing, voice, hand drum, mandolin, painting and photography. For more info visit moabfolkcamp.com or call 603-731-3240.


November 2017


November 3-5
Moab Folk Festival
The Moab Folk Festival is a 3 day live music Festival featuring 12 folk, Americana and roots musicians. The Festival has intimate venues, a quality lineup and amazing red rock scenery. Beer, wine, food and arts vendors at the Center Street Ball field venue. For more info visit moabfolkfestival.com or call 435-259-3198.


November 3-5
Scots on the Rocks
A Celtic event displaying Scottish, Irish, and Welsh heritages. At this festival there will be highland dancing competition, pipe and drum competition, pipe band completion along with heavy athletics. There will be many clans showing off their heritage. Also Celtic food and wares for sale. For more info visit Scotsontherocksmoab.com or call 435-210-0080.


November 4-5
Moab Trail Marathon, 1/2 Marathon, and Adventure 5k. Plus Kids K.
Trail Marathon, 1/2 Marathon, 5k or Kids K. An unforgettable voyage through some of the world's most scenic and unique lands. Entry includes t-shirt, goodie bag, food and drink, as well as a scenic and well-marked course. Try it! For more info visit moabtrailmarathon.com or call 970-389-4838.


November 11
Art Walk
You can enjoy Art Walk on the second Saturdays of April, May, June, September, October and November, from 5-9pm. Visit up to nine different venues, see many different art displays and enjoy refreshments. For more info visit moabartwalk.com or call 435-259-6272.


November 11-12
National Park Service Fee Free Days
The Southeast Utah Group of the National Park Service (Arches and Canyonlands national parks and Hovenweep and Natural Bridges national monuments) is joining national parks across the country in waiving entrance fees several days in 2017 as a way to encourage people to get outdoors and spend time with their friends and family in the national parks this year.


November 18
Dead Horse Ultra
Dead Horse was created to feature the Magnificent Seven Trails off of Gemini Bridges. The course will challenge you with technical slickrock and sandy washes and has great views of Arches National Park, the La Sal Mountains and the Moab Valley. For more info visit madmooseevents.com or call 719-429-9501.


December 2017


December 1-2
MARC Gift Fair

Your chance to shop locally for hand crafted quality made gifts! Over 50 vendors for you to shop with. Friday 4pm to 8pm and Saturday from 10am to 5pm. Come see Santa Claus on Saturday! For more info call 435-259-6272.


December 2
Electric Light Parade
Lighted floats travel down Main Street in Moab. Festivities start at 6:00pm.


December 2
Winter Sun 10K

A fast downhill course, great raffle prizes and delicious finish food make the 35th 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 www.moabhalfmarathon.com or call 435-259-4525
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