St George, Utah

Hot Air Balloon Festival in Mesquite

It’s an early morning adventure but well worth your time to get out of bed and make the 35-mile drive to enjoy the popular Mesquite Balloon Festival on the weekend of January 26-28, 2018.  Beginning at 7:30 a.m. (Pacific Time), you’ll find more than 40 brightly colored balloons filling the crisp, clear blue sky over […]

Potatoes and Dancing on the First St George Christmas

St. George and Christmas are both steeped in tradition. The first pioneer wagons arrived in the area now known as St. George on November 25, 1861.  A week later on December 4, the main body of 378 men and 370 women arrived at their destination here in Southern Utah, setting up camp on what is […]

Mulberry Trees

The mulberry tree first put down its roots in St. George in the 1860’s when LDS Church president Brigham Young imported 100,000 from France.  Approximately 2000 mulberry trees were planted here in Southern Utah, thriving in the warm Dixie sunshine providing much needed shade for those early pioneers. But shade was not the only benefit […]

Thanksgiving wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without Dixie Salad

Most visitors to the St. George area have never heard of Dixie salad, popular during the Thanksgiving holiday – considered “a must” by some.  Dixie salad, like so many of the favorite dishes we enjoy throughout the year came about as the result of “necessity as the mother of invention.”  Our early pioneers had a […]

Visiting in the Area? This is the Place for Information

We’ve all done it … traveled to a new community anticipating all the exciting things you hope to see and do, only to miss the best sights because you’re not sure where to find the best information.  In St. George, the solution to this conundrum is the new St. George Visitor Center located in the […]