Here Comes Christmas… in our Canyon

jesus and mary

Tuacahn’s multi-faceted Christmas in the Canyon is a visit with Santa Claus, twinkling lights, holiday music  and hot cocoa in the cold.  It also features a live nativity to remind us of the “reason for the season,” shopping in the Tuacahn gift shop and holiday train rides.  The Live Nativity, with music, narration and volunteer actors telling the story of the birth of the Christ Child, has a $2 charge per person or $15 for an entire family (up to 10 individuals).  The Live Nativity plays in the amphitheater at 7 p.m. with a repeat performance at 8 p.m., but there is no admission charge to visit Tuacahn and enjoy this delightful Christmas holiday event – Tuacahn’s way of saying “thank you” for another successful year.

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Most Organized, One of the Nation’s Top Ten Fastest and Certainly the Most Scenic

St George Marathon Runners

We admit it!  October is a veritable beehive of activity in St. George, UT.  As a community, we’ve survived our 156th triple-digit summer (only the last 35 or so with the wondrous blessing of air conditioning) and are enjoying cooler temperatures and a huge influx of visitors for our world class and extremely popular events, including the St. George Marathon and the Huntsman World Senior Games.

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The Fab Four at Tuacahn

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There are just some names all of us recognize:  Elvis, Sonny and Cher, Adolf Hitler, Churchill, Einstein, McDonald’s, Walmart … and The Beatles.  Whether they are part of your generation or not, the individuals behind these names can certainly be said to have made their mark on the world!

The Beatles burst on the scene in the early 1960’s to become the best selling rock band in history.  Their new brand of rock music brought throngs of adoring teenaged fans to the frenzy known as “Beatlemania.”  Even today – more than 50 years after they first stepped on stage – Beatles’ classics such as “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “A Day In The Life,” “Twist And Shout,” “Here Comes The Sun,” and “Hey Jude” remind generations of their youth and “first love.”

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Harlem Globetrotters Game

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The world famous Harlem Globetrotters, featuring some of the most skilled and perhaps most entertaining athletes ever to grace a basketball court, will perform at the Dixie State University Burns Arena on Thursday, October 26.  Only the 2nd time these amazing performers have been in St. George – the first was in 2006 – this visit is part of their 90th Anniversary Tour.

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18th Annual Art in Kayenta Festival

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In addition to the St. George Marathon, our busy first weekend in October will also include our breathtakingly beautiful end-of-summer weather as well as the 18th Annual Art in Kayenta Festival, where more than 60 juried artists have been selected to showcase their artistic talents including painting, ceramics, jewelry, textiles, woodworking, photography and other disciplines.  This 3-day event – October 6 – 8, 2017 – will entice and inspire more than 6,000 visitors attending this popular event held at the Kayenta Art Village who are certain to enjoy our spectacular red desert landscape, continuous entertainment, tasty food for sale and, of course, the art.

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For the Love of Art Home Tour

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The St. George Art Museum’s 10th Annual “For the Love of Art” Home Show is a “little bit of mystery and a whole lot of fun,” scheduled this year on the mornings of Friday, September 22 and Saturday, September 23.  The mystery is the location of the three upscale homes, each with impressive, one-of-a-kind art collections.  To protect the privacy of our homeowners, the location of each home will be revealed only when art lovers arrive at the address.  The fun is getting to share the ride with friends and neighbors – also on the tour – or get acquainted with other art lovers on one of three comfortable and air-conditioned buses.  There is also the opportunity for interesting conversation about the homes and their art on the bus and later, during lunch at the Painted Pony restaurant.

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Crossroads of the West Gunshow

dixie gun show

The Crossroads of the West Gunshow, in St. George, is a popular traveling event held annually in several cities around the country, despite the political climate which questions gun ownership.  Since the 2016 show in St. George, Crossroads of the West Gun Shows nationwide have attracted more than half a million guests, more than any other gun show in America.

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Aykanna Zion Matrix (9/9)

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The 3rd Annual Zion Matrix Live Concert on Saturday, September 9 will once again feature Sukhdev and Akahdahmah, the world-renowned dynamic husband and wife duo known as Aykanna.  Beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the O. C. Tanner Amphitheater in Springdale, Aykanna’s “LOVE IS THE ANSWER” concert will showcase their powerful synergy and joint vision of freedom, unity, peace and love in the world through their soulful, rhythmic blend of inspirational wisdom, funky beats and sacred music reflecting their love for one another and Mother Earth.  This live benefit concert supports the non-profit “Girls on the Run.”

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No Singing and Dancing … but Plenty of Laughs

the tavern

The world premiere of “The Tavern,” a satirical comedy written by the 1930’s most famous song and dance man, George M. Cohan and adapted by Joseph Hanreddy, is certain to be a memorable evening of fun, laughter and edge-of-the-seat anticipation.  The story line tells of the happenings on “one dark and stormy night when a wild wind blows all sorts of oddball characters into a remote Utah tavern—a mysterious vagabond, a damsel in distress, a politician, his daughter, and her fiancé. A thief is on the loose, suspicions abound, and no one is who they seem! Everyone tries to solve the crime, which only multiplies the laughter as this melodramatic farce rolls to its madcap ending.”

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