Moab Area Events

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Ongoing 2017 Events


Usually the 3rd Saturday of the Month
Community Contra Dances

T he Moab Community Dance Band holds monthly contra dances at the Moab Arts & Rec. Center, 111 E, 100 N. No partner or experience needed. $7 suggested donation to benefit Grand County School music programs. Check Moab Community Dance Band facebook page for the the next dance date. For more info visit facebook.com/MoabCommunityDanceBand/ or call 516-376-8003.


May 2nd - June 30th
'Lyrical Landscapes' Art Show by the Moab Pastel Guild
The Moab Pastel Guild will return to the Bighorn Gallery at Dead Horse Point State Park with a new show entitled “Lyrical Landscapes.” Subject matter includes our beloved local landscape, as well as animals, flowers, and more distant landscapes which have inspired the artists. Works on display will include both paintings created in the studio and en plein air. For more info visit stateparks.utah.gov/parks/dead-horse or call 435-259-2614.


June 2017


June 1-3
Canyonlands PRCA Rodeo

Canyonlands PRCA Rodeo - Join us for three exciting days of cowboys and cowgirls, exciting entertainment, food, live music and much more! For more info visit www.moabcanyonlandsrodeo.com or call (435) 259-4852.

June 3
Thelma & Louise Half Marathon and Relay
The Thelma & Louise Half Marathon is a fun, fast course full of surprises. Well-stocked aid stations, and characters from the movie are on course during this scenic 13.1 mile run. You can enter this event as an individual or as part of a dynamic duo relay team! For more info visit www.moabhalfmarathon.com or call 435-259-4525.


June 9-10
Vision Relay formerly Rockwell Relay
Road Bicycle Relay from Moab to St.George. 4 person teams cover the course now stop in a relay format. Starts at Swanny park in waves at 7am, 9am, and 11am. For more info visit visionrelay.com or call 801-888-3233.


June 10
Dawg Days of Summer BBQ
Join us Saturday June 10th from 5:00-8:00pm at Old City Park for our annual Dawg Days of Summer BBQ and Silent Auction Benefit for Humane Society of Moab Valley. Relax and enjoy live music while treating your taste buds to a delicious backyard BBQ catered by Blu Pig. You won't want to resist bidding on the many luxury gift items at our silent auction! For more info visit moabpets.org or call 435-259-4862.


June 10
Art Walk
You can enjoy Art Walk on the second Saturdays of April, May, June, September, October and November, from 6-9pm. 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.


June 15
Free Film: The Eagle Huntress

A 13-year-old nomadic Mongolian girl battles to become the first female in 12 generations to become an eagle hunter. Rated G. 7 pm @ Star Hall 157 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.


June 18-24
Desert RATS Kokopelli 150 Stage Trail Race
Racers will run from Grand Junction, Colorado to the world famous Moab, Utah along the beautiful 148-mile Kokopelli trail. This is a 6 day, fully-supported stage race with distances ranging from day to day between 9 and 50 miles. This is a grueling event that will challenge the most seasoned athletes yet is designed so that less experienced ultrarunners can train for and successfully complete the course. The entire length of the trail is stunningly beautiful with jagged canyons and breathtaking vistas and Desert RATS racers experience every beautiful mile. For more info visit geminiadventures.com or call 303-249-1112.


July 2017


July 7
Moab Free Concert Series
Moab Free Summer Concert Series is a FREE live music event that will take place every Friday evening in July at Swanny City Park in conjunction with the Moab Farmer's Market. The Market begins at 4:30, music and dancing will be from 5:30- 8:30 PM. Food vendors and Beer garden available. The series opens July 7th with Toronto-based Afro-Cuban group, Battle of Santiago. This group blends percussion, rock guitar, dub basslines, soaring horns ad flutes to create a highly danceable and culturally interesting sound. For more info visit facebook.com/moabfreeconcerts or call 435-259-3198.


July 8
Full Moon Ranger Led Hike at Dead Horse Point State Park
Humanity has long connected to the timing of the moon, and we are no different today. Join park rangers for an evening hike marked by the rising of the full moon. Arrive at least 15 minutes early, ready to hike a mile over about an hour. Sturdy footwear, a liter of water per person and flashlights are must haves for this event. Meet at the visitor center at 8:00pm. For more information please call 435-259-2614 or visit stateparks.utah.gov/parks/dead-horse/events/


July 14
Moab Free Concert Series
Moab Free Summer Concert Series is a FREE live music event that will take place every Friday evening in July at Swanny City Park in conjunction with the Moab Farmer's Market. The Market begins at 4:30, music and dancing will be from 5:30- 8:30 PM. Food vendors and Beer garden available. On July 14, Kuinka, a folk-indie band from Portland, Oregon, will perform. The folk quartet revamps classic string band instrumentation with heavy percussion and a unique integration of electronic melodies, six-string ukulele and cello. For more info visit facebook.com/moabfreeconcerts or call 435-259-3198.


July 20
Free Film: All Governments Lie
Independent journalists expose government lies and corporate deception, inspired by the legendary journalist I.F. Stone. 7 pm @ Star Hall 157 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.


July 21
Moab Free Concert Series
Moab Free Summer Concert Series is a FREE live music event that will take place every Friday evening in July at Swanny City Park in conjunction with the Moab Farmer's Market. The Market begins at 4:30, music and dancing will be from 5:30- 8:30 PM. Food vendors and Beer garden available. Eilen Jewell and her alt-country, roots-rock band will take the stage on July 21st. Eilen’s Americana style country-noir showcases a gorgeous, versatile voice, musical stories and old-time imagery. For more info visit facebook.com/moabfreeconcerts or call 435-259-3198.


July 22
Moab Natsu Matsuri
Natsu Matsuri is a Japanese summer celebration. This is a fundraiser held at the Moab Valley Multicultural Center (156 N 100 W). There will be a $10.00 per person entrance fee ~ with Asian food tasting, Sake & Japanese beer tasting (at an additional fee), Taiko drumming performances. Event times are 3 PM to 8 PM. For more info visit moabtaikodan.org or call (435) 201-0209.


July 24
Pioneer Day Ice Cream Social
The 39th Annual Pioneer Day Ice Cream Social, from 7-9pm, is held on the lawn beside the Museum of Moab (118 E Center Street). Live music. Donations will be accepted. For more info visit moabmuseum.org or call 435-259-7985.


July 28
Moab Free Concert Series
Moab Free Summer Concert Series is a FREE live music event that will take place every Friday evening in July at Swanny City Park in conjunction with the Moab Farmer's Market. The Market begins at 4:30, music and dancing will be from 5:30- 8:30 PM. Food vendors and Beer garden available. Closing the series on July 28th will be Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal, who combine soul, funk and R&B into a high-energy show. You may have seen Josh Hoyer competing on this season’s “The Voice.” For more info visit facebook.com/moabfreeconcerts or call 435-259-3198.


August 2017


August 17
Free Film: MOONLIGHT
A look at three defining chapters in the life of Chiron, a young black man growing up in Miami. Winner: Best Motion Picture of the Year- 2017 Academy Awards Rated R 7 pm @ Star Hall 157 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.

August 25
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.


August 31-September 11
25th Moab Music Festival
Every September, the award-winning Moab Music Festival brings world-class musicians to stunning red rock venues around Moab, Utah for a feast of chamber music, jazz, Latin and traditional music concerts. This year we celebrate our 25th anniversary of making "music in concert with the landscape." For more info visit moabmusicfest.org or call 435-259-7003.

September 2017


September 2-3
Moab Artists' Studio Tour

Visit Moab and Castle Valley artists in their home studios. Meet and talk with artists as they demonstrate their artistic visions in a wide range of mediums. For more info visit moabstudiotour.com or call 435-259-6447 .

September 8-10
Blazer Bash

3 days of guided trail runs on the 4x4/Jeep Safari routes in the Moab area. Most attendees drive full-size GM trucks, but all makes are welcome. Friday night catered BBQ dinner in Old City Park. Event registration is required thru website. For more info visit blazerbash.com or call 970-834-2884.


September 9
Art Walk
You can enjoy Art Walk on the second Saturdays of April, May, June, September, October and November, from 6-9pm. 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.


September 17
Rocky Mountain Enduro Series - Whole Enchilada
Enduro mountain bike race on the epic Whole Enchilada trail! Three stages, two shuttle rides to Burro Pass, with high-alpine to desert descending. Registration now Open! For more info visit rockymountainenduroseries.com or call 719-221-1251.

September 21-24
Mother of all Boogies
14th annual Mother of all Boogies invites skydivers from all over the world to converge on beautiful Moab for 4 full days of high altitude skydiving from turbine aircraft! Non-skydivers are welcome as spectators and will have the opportunity to make a tandem skydive during the event. Everyone is welcome to come and see human body flight in its most pure, adrenaline packed form! Contact Skydive Moab for more information. For more info visit motherofallboogies.com or call 435-259-5867.


September 23
Moab Century Tour

Landscape Worth Training for! 40,60, 100 mile route options. Ride in the wild, wild west through Dead Horse Point State Park and the Colorado River Corridor. Ride alongside towering redrock walls outlining the Colorado River; enjoy lunch at the earth’s edge overlooking Canyonlands National Park and the Colorado River two thousand feet below. Music, beer, cycling icons and great food await you at the Post-ride party. For more info visit skinnytireevents.com or call 435-260-8889.


September 28-30
Moab Pride
Welcome to our celebration of loving consensually and living authentically. In the face of hate, we are creating space to love. Can’t wait to dance with y’all into the future we want to see! Parade is at 10am on Saturday (9/30). For more info visit moabpride.org or call 201-923-7785.

September 30
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.

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