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What began in 1985 with $1000 in seed money – but in its first year raised $11,000 thanks to the support of the community – grew to become the largest holiday fundraiser between Provo, UT and Las Vegas, NV. In its 30 year history, the Jubilee of Trees has raised millions in support of programs and services at the 245-bed Dixie Regional Medical Center through the sale of exquisitely decorated Christmas trees, wreaths, gingerbread houses, baked goods and handmade items. The Jubilee – this year held from Wednesday, November 18 through Monday, November 23 – includes a live concert, a Teddy Bear picnic for the kids, a fashion show, a gala dinner and auction, breathtakingly beautiful holiday decor created by amazingly talented craftsmen (and women) and ongoing entertainment throughout the event.

The Jubilee of Trees opens with the Bar J Wrangler’s Bells and Boots concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Official tree viewing takes place Thursday through Monday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, except Friday when the doors close to the public at 4 p.m. in preparation for the gala dinner and auction. Tickets for the Jubilee of Trees are $5 for adults, $1 for children 15 and younger. Individual concert and special event prices vary. Visit DixieRegional.org/JubileeofTrees for more information.

If you need a beautifully decorated condo where you can “nestle, all snug in your bed” on a winter vacation in southwestern Utah, register online today at www.stgeorgeresortrentals.com for accommodations at the St. George Resort Rentals or www.laspalmasresortcondos.com for Five Seasons Vacation condominiums.

 The Water Walk, in downtown St. George, meanders for about 6,000 feet from the nature park at Brooks Pond just off Skyline Drive, down Main Street until it reaches the Town Square.

In the early days of St. George, Brooks Pond was a watering hole where area children could play in the water to cool off on those sizzling hot summer days before air-conditioning.  Lifetime residents of Utah’s Dixie remember the water running down both sides of Main Street, providing a steady source of irrigation for those living downhill in the middle of town, but also as a place where they, as little children, could float leaves or race handmade paper boats. 

The water at Brooks Pond is off limits to kids of all ages, and has been for many years, but even if you can’t get wet, it is still an interesting destination.  The downhill stroll is also worth an hour or two of your time as it takes you past numerous pioneer homes, including famed author Juanita Brooks, who wrote the then-controversial “Mountain Meadow Massacre” and other acclaimed writings about the American West and early Mormon history.  Along your walk from Brooks Pond to Town Square you will also find many interesting historic sites, including the St. George Opera House and St. George Social Hall.   

No need to find a mud hole to cool off during your summertime visit in St. George.  Simply set the thermostat where you want it in your comfortable, air-conditioned vacation home-away-from-home.  Register online today at www.stgeorgeresortrentals.com for accommodations at the St. George Resort Rentals or www.laspalmasresortcondos.com for Five Seasons Vacation condominiums. 

St. George has a well-earned reputation as a retirement community, but it is also becoming a mecca for artist lovers, drawn to the area by the spectacular scenic beauty of the area.  Some come here to live fulltime while others come for a quick dose of inspiration from our beautiful red rocks and clear blue skies. Come Check out the Kayenta Art Festival.

About 75 artists in a variety of mediums and from all across the country will come on the weekend of October 9-11 to be featured in the 16th annual Art in Kayenta Festival, where, in just 90 minutes about a dozen of them will exhibit their skills and demonstrate the processes necessary to produce creative art.  Enthusiastic spectators will have the opportunity to watch, photograph and encourage their favorite artists to complete their pieces which will then be sold in either a live or expanded silent auction.

The fundraising event to benefit the Kayenta Art Foundation, will welcome art lovers from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The festival will also include live entertainment, specialty food vendors and the popular Beer and Wine Garden.

Add the Kayenta Art Festival to your list of exciting and fun things to do on your southwestern Utah vacation.  Register online today at www.stgeorgeresortrentals.com for accommodations at the St. George Resort Rentals or www.laspalmasresortcondos.com for Five Seasons Vacation condominiums. 

The St. George Marathon

 The St. George Marathon is definitely a favorite race, not only to the runners who are racing but for the spectators too! Runner’s World rates the St. George Marathon as one of the four “Marathons to Build a Vacation Around” in the world.  All of us here at Five Seasons Vacation Rentals could not agree with Runner’s World more! St. George, Utah and some of the surrounding areas here in Southern Utah are the perfect places to experience all the adventure you need to while on vacation, and we can help!

As you find one of our cozy Five Seasons Vacation Rental private homes to vacation in and call home for a little bit, adventure awaits outside your doorstep and waiting for you to get some red dirt in your shoes! St. George is not just home of the St. George Marathon, but it is home to so many other outdoor adventures as well. Runners, hikers, bikers, climbers, walkers, photographers, anyone and people of all ages…St. George is waiting for you to come make it your vacation destination!

There is such a variety of things to do in and near St. George. Fortunately, the St. George community caters to everyone…young or old, book worms or active adventure seekers, art lovers, food finders, shopping mamas, sports fans, you name it and I think St. George has you covered! Take and look and browse through our luxurious condos and private homes to see which one will best suite you and your crew on your vacation to St. George, Utah!

When optometrist Dr. Sheldon Johnson decided to level some property on his farmland in St. George, he had no idea his seemingly inconsequential task would change his life from that day forward while creating a new attraction which would bring thousands of dinosaur-loving tourists and curious visitors to his hometown.  A thick block of sandstone he found under sedimentary rock revealed an unexpected surprise to the landowner – a large dinosaur track preserved in 3-dimension.  But the surprises didn’t stop there.  In the 15 years since this discovery was made, thousands more tracks, fossilized bones and fish, shells of small aquatic animals, leaves and seeds of plants have been unearthed and identified from 200 million year-old sandstone and mudstone along the shores of an ancient lake, now near downtown St. George, UT.

Dr. Johnson and his wife, LaVerna worked with Utah State Paleontologist Dr. Jim Kirkland and other scientists, local businesses and elected officials to decide how this find would be preserved and protected in a creative learning environment.  The answer is the Dinosaur Discovery Site at Johnson Farm, a beautiful museum built directly over the original find. 

In addition to the tracks clearly on display everywhere you look, museum staff have created interesting videos and displays to explain the site to young and old alike.  Displays from other dino-sites come and go, as well often providing a different perspective on dino-life in the world’s Jurassic era.

The Dinosaur Discovery site is open at 2180 East Riverside Drive every Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sundays from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. in the summer months (March 1 – September 30) including all summer holidays.  From October 1 to February 28, the museum is open from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and closed on Sundays as well as winter holidays.

Tickets are $6 for Adults, $3 for children ages 4-11, and those under age 4 are free.  There are also discounted Group rates (10 or more).

When it comes time to schedule your one week or one month vacation home-away-from-home, make tracks to find everything you need to know about the comfort and convenience of 5 Seasons Vacation con-dino-miniums and St. George Resort Rentals.  Register online today at stgeorgeresortrentals.com for accommodations at the St. George Resort Rentals or laspalmasresortcondos.com for Five Seasons Vacation condominiums. 

When you come to visit St. George Resort Rentals are you often wondering which adventures you can take your kiddos on? We understand that can sometimes be quite a dilemma. However, Mother Nature always provides here in the beautiful Southwest! If you are looking to get out, explore, or hike around some, but not wanting to have it take up the entire day, (because lets be real, that is not happening with the littles right?) then we have a handful of trails/hikes to share with you! If you happen to have a little over an hour or even two hours to set aside to get out and enjoy the lovely scenery, get the wiggles out of the little ones, and burn off some of that extra energy, then you should consider venturing on one of these family friendly hikes. Most of the hikes we suggest will take less than two hours roundtrip, but a couple just a little longer. All of these trails/hikes are in or nearby St. George so that you don’t have a long drive to get to them before you even get on the hike! Nothing better than getting out and enjoying the fresh air and beautiful Mother Nature!

Here are our top 5 Family Friendly Hikes in/around St. George, Utah:

  1. White Rocks Trail in Snow Canyon
  2. Johnson Canyon Trail 
  3. Temple Quarry Trail 
  4. Anasazi Valley Trail
  5. Elephant Arch Trail

When you are ready to take a real adventure, browse through one of these family friendly hikes and try and hit the trails as a family. Your kids imaginations will let loose, being outside and getting fresh air is a cure-all for fussiness and agitation, and most importantly, you are showing your children how to have an active lifestyle. Your family adventure awaits you here at one of our Five Seasons Vacation Rentals!

Dixie State University Athletics is a big part of the St. George, Utah community. Many of Dixie’s Alumni are local residents and many of Dixie’s Alumni make it a point to return to their old stomping grounds to support Dixie State University and wear their former colors proudly. So whether you were a ‘Dixie Rebel,’ or part of the newer era as the ‘Red Storm,’ everyone shares at least one thing…that is their love of DIXIE!

The Fall/Winter Semester at Dixie State University has a lot happening with all of the home games and matches for Fall/Winter sports! A few of the sports that you can catch to watch a game or match this Fall/Winter include:

  • Women’s Volleyball
  • Women’s & Men’s Soccer
  • Women’s Tennis
  • Women & Men’s Cross Country
  • Football
  • Men’s & Women’s Basketball
  • Men’s & Women’s Golf

Visit Dixie Athletics’ website to check out additional information for schedules and rosters for all of the Fall/Winter sports this year.

So whether you are Dixie State Alumni or not, Dixie State Athletics have always been a fun night out for the whole family to enjoy the fun atmosphere together. If you happen to be a DSU Alumni, then be sure and wear your RED proudly when you attend your next game! On your next getaway to visit St. George, Utah come and stay with us at St. George Resort Rentals, try and make it to a game to get a small taste of what it is like to be part of the DIXIE family! As many Dixie Alumni say, “take a little bit of Dixie’s red sand with you wherever you may go, so you always remember your time here in Dixie!”

The world’s largest sporting event is held right here in little old St. George, UT.  Every October for a period of two weeks, the locals step aside to allow nearly 11,000 senior athletes to take over the golf courses, tennis and pickleball courts and almost every other sporting venue in the community, as well as our restaurants, movie theaters and public thoroughfares.  This year, from October 5 to 17, senior men and women (over age 50) from all over the world will converge on this corner of southern Utah to test their skills in more than 40 sporting events, also including track and field, swimming, bridge, volleyball, basketball, cowboy action shooting, mountain biking, running, horseshoes, bowling, badminton, archery, softball and many others. 

Headquartered in Southern Utah, and managed by a small paid staff and more than 2500 volunteers, the HUNTSMAN WORLD SENIOR GAMES has since 1987, become a world-renowned event among serious athletes from Japan to Russia and from Alaska to Australia. Scores of countries have participated in the GAMES, where peace among nations is fostered through friendly competition.

In addition to athletic events, the Games promote health by providing life saving health screenings for such serious health issues as cancer-breast and prostate, glaucoma, diabetes, high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, and decreased bone density. Volunteer medical and nursing students assist with the screenings and generous sponsors provide diagnostic equipment and services.

To be sure there is “fun, lots of fun” included in this outstanding event, there are also concerts, dances, and awards socials for each sport, bringing athletes and guests together in a social atmosphere where they share in, and congratulate each other, for their achievements, whether or not they win a medal.

If you are coming to St. George for the games … or for any other reason during the first three weeks in October, be sure to plan waaaaaay ahead because every motel room from Cedar City to Mesquite, NV is likely to be filled with those eager to compete.  So, register today at stgeorgeresortrentals.com for your room with a view at the St. George Resort Rentals or laspalmasresortcondos.com for Five Seasons Vacation condominiums.

Every year since 1990, the southern Utah community of Santa Clara celebrates its heritage with an event residents call Swiss Days – named for those hearty members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who were converted in Switzerland but began their immigration to the United States in 1861 to settle in Santa Clara, Utah.

This hometown celebration of history and fun kicks off on September 24 with a 5k run/walk and a pancake breakfast, followed by a Swiss Days Parade on Santa Clara Drive beginning at the historic Jacob Hamblin home and ending at Town Hall.  This year’s parade is likely to include Santa Clara Princess Royalty, antique cars, a Grand Marshall, a nod to local businesses and schools, live animals, family or organizational floats, and everything in between!

The 3-days of festivities, from Thursday, September 24 through Saturday, September 26, will also include food booths, merchandise for sale, continuous hometown entertainment, a Friday night concert; and, historic displays of family heritage and the growth of the town all at Town Hall.  At nearby Heritage Square there will be pioneer craft demonstrations and children’s activities; and the Red Rock Car Show at Canyon View Park. 

You don’t need to be Swiss to enjoy Swiss Days but you do need to register online for comfortable accommodations at 5 Seasons Vacation condominiums or St. George Resort Rental, your home-away-from-home while vacationing in southern Utah.  Register today at stgeorgeresortrentals.com for your room with a view at the St. George Resort Rentals or laspalmasresortcondos.com for Five Seasons Vacation condominiums

When we say Rodeo in southwestern Utah, we’re not talking about a high-end California shopping experience … we’re referring to the action and excitement of the competitive sport involving cowboys and cowgirls, bucking broncos, bull-riding and mutton busting.  The PRCA-approved 81st annual St. George Lions Dixie Round-up Rodeo, held every year during the second week in September in the historic Sun Bowl.

The Dixie Roundup begins this year on Thursday, September 17 with “Kids Night” where children under the age of 11 are admitted free-of-charge when accompanied by an adult.   General admission for all three nights is $10, for children under age 11 (except on Kids Night) tickets are $5 each and reserved seating is $15 (call 435-673-3301 to reserve seats with your credit card).  If you get a thrill from the roar of the crowd, are enthralled by the test the skill and speed of cowboys, cowgirls or rodeo clowns; or, you enjoy an incredibly tasty burger, the Dixie Round-up Rodeo is your place to be! 

If you also enjoy comfort and a spectacular view, your place to be is 5 Seasons Vacation condominiums or St. George Resort Rental, your home-away-from-home while vacationing in southern Utah.  Register today at stgeorgeresortrentals.com for your room with a view at the St. George Resort Rentals or laspalmasresortcondos.com for Five Seasons Vacation condominiums.  Yee-haw and giddyup!

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