Moab Utah » Calendar of Events
|Jan 1||Holiday: New Year's Day|
|Jan 18||Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday - Holiday|
|Jan 18||National Park Fee Free Days -The National Park Service turns 100 years old in 2016 and they want everyone to join the party! On 16 days in '16, all National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone. For more information visitnps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm.|
|Jan 21||Troublemakers: The Story of Land Art - Free Movie: The Grand County Public Library and the Utah Film Center present Troublemakers: The Story of Land Art. Unearth the history of land art in the tumultuous late 1960s and early 70s when a cadre of renegade New York artists sought to transcend the limitations of painting and sculpture by producing earthworks on a monumental scale in the desolate spaces of the American Southwest. 7 pm @ Star Hall (159 E. Center St.) For more info visit moablibrary.org/639/Utah-Film-Circuit-Moab or call 435-259-1111.|
|Feb 6||Chocolate Lovers Fairy Tale - Please join the Moab Charter School as we present one of Moab's favorite winter events, The Chocolate Lovers Festival! Make a chocolate art creation to share, or come and support MCS by sampling some of Moab's tastiest art at the MARC from 6-8pm. This year's theme is: A Chocolate Lover's Fairy Tale. 10$ gets you a punch card to taste 8 chocolate creations (8$ for kids). We will have a silent auction, games, and prizes for outstanding chocolatiers. There will be a costume contest prize as well! Chocolatiers will need to register before-hand to enter a chocolate piece. For more info email MoabChocolateLovers@gmail.com, visit our Facebook page or call 303-885-5822.|
|Feb 6||LSMO Indoor Pop-Up 3D Archery Shootout - Saturday Trickle requires no pre-registration. Trickle starts at 9 AM - 3 PM. 11 targets with 1 moving target. Shoot Off begins at 4 PM. Fun Shoot: $25.00. Kids under 12 shoot free. Sign up for the money shoot before 4 PM. Held at La Sal Mountain Outfitters, 3031 US Hwy 191. For more info visit lasalmountainoutfitters.com or call 435-259-1606.|
|Feb 13||Puttin' on the Ritz - Do not miss Moab's classiest event of the year, Seekhaven's annual fundraiser Puttin' on the Ritz. Come enjoy an evening of fine dining, live music and silent auction. All proceeds support the Seekhaven Family Crisis and Resource Center. Tickets: $60/person, available at Zions Bank and Seekhaven. For more info visit seekhaven.org or call 435-259-2229.|
|Feb 13-14||Live Music with Alan and Valerie Brown - Valentine's Day celebration with dinner specials and live music in the Blu Bar. Local duo Alan and Valerie Brown play a variety of oldies, classic rock, folk, country music and more. For more info visit blupigbbq.com or call 435-260-2808.|
|Feb 14||Holiday: President's Day|
|Feb 17-20||Quilted Moab Reteat - Our featured guest will be Norma Whaley with Timeless Traditions. Norma has some great classes that she is willing to teach and will provide a Trunk show for us on Friday Evening. Margie Ullery has agreed to come to our retreat again. Plus we have several local ladies wiling to teach classes for us. There is a something for everyone. Instruction and costs are posted on the registration form. If you have any question feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more info visit quiltedmoab.com or call 435-210-0904.|
|Feb 18||Unbranded - Free Movie - The Grand County Library and the Utah Film Center present Unbranded. Follow four young men as they take 16 wild mustangs and set out on the adventure of a lifetime: riding from Mexico to Canada, up the spine of the American West to inspire adoptions for the 50,000 wild horses and burros in government captivity. 7 pm @ Star Hall (159 E Center St) For more info visit moablibrary.org/639/Utah-Film-Circuit-Moab or call 435-259-1111.|
|Feb 19||Adult Spelling Bee Fundraiser for Grand County Students - Costumed teams of adult spellers entertainingly compete and raise money for K-12 students! $10.00 admission includes free appetizers and drawings for door prizes. Bar-M Chuckwagon 7 miles north of Moab on Highway 191. 6:30pm - For more info visit grandcef.org or call 435-260-2808.|
|Mar 4||Violinists Hasse Borup and Kasia Sokol-Borup - The Moab Music Festival presents world-renown violinists Hasse Borup and Kasia Sokol-Borup for one night only at Star Hall (7pm), with University of Utah's Master's String Quartet and visiting Festival musicians. Entrance is free with a recommended donation of $10. Proceeds help Moab's BEACON Strings teachers attend masters-level teacher development courses in 2016. For more info, visit moabmusicfest.org.|
|Mar 5||Moab Spring Trail Run: 8k and 1/2 Marathon - Trail 1/2 Marathon or 8K. Run where the dinosaurs ran! Super fun trail race featuring slickrock, red dirt, scenic views. Also the optional Nature Lovers Scavenger Hunt. Registration included a T-Shirt, Finishers Medal, Awards, Food and Drink, and a Scenic and Well-Marked Course. For more info visit trainingrx.com or call 970-389-4838.|
|Mar 6||Moab Off-Road Duathlon - 8k trail run followed by 13k mountain bike. Solo or Team. Super-fun course featuring classic Moab singletrack including slickrock, red dirt, and scenic views. Event takes place 19 miles North of Moab in the Klondike Bluffs area. Registration includes a T-shirt, Finishers Medal, Awards, Food and Drink, and a Scenic and Well-Marked Course. For more info visit trainingrx.com or call 970-389-4838.|
|Mar 7-8||Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour - The year's best films on mountain sport, culture and adventure. Tickets are not available online but will be available in Moab at Back of Beyond, Pagan Mountaineering, Canyon Voyages and Poison Spider Bikes. They are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. There will also be a a will-call list for people who are not coming into town in time to buy them in advance. Grand County High School Auditorium at 7:00pm with the doors opening at 6:15pm. For more info call 435-259-4859.|
|Mar 11-12||Canyonlands Half Marathon & Five Mile Race - Canyonlands Half Marathon and Five Mile Race - Join us for the 41th annual Canyonlands Half Marathon and Five Mile Run! The scenic USATF sanctioned and certified course follows the Colorado River through a dramatic redrock canyon. Food, awards, raffle and live music await you at the finish in downtown Moab. For more info visitmoabhalfmarathon.com/halfmarathon/index.cfm or call 435-259-4525.|
|Mar 11-12||Moab March Madness with Lola Monet - Lola Monet AKA Queen Beatz is a Nigerian sensation from LA! Come to the Moab Arts and Recreation Center (111 East 100 North) on Friday, from 3:00pm - 7:00pm & Saturday, from 1:00pm - 4:00pm for a multitude of Afro body movement workshops that include an afrochoregraphy challenge, where you dance with the Queen herself at our monthly latin/swing social dance! For more info visitdancemoab.com or call 831-917-8639.|
|Mar 11-13||Moab Thaw 2016 - Fun weekend of bike demos, group rides and industy parties. $89 for all activities including women's only bike clinic on Friday. Max attendance of 300 -sign up early! For more info visit moabthaw.com or call 435-259-7882.|
|Mar||March is awesome for Mountain Biking in Moab - (see Moab Mountain Biking)|
|Mar 12-15||Moab Skinny Tire Festival - Road cycling festival through iconic Arches National Park, Dead Horse Point State Park, and Colorado River Corridor. Classic Bike Show and Contest, Family Fun Day, Cowboy Cookout, and more. Choose two or four day ride options. Put purpose to your cycling! Festival benefits cancer survivorship programs. For more info visit skinnytireevents.com or call 435-260-8889.|
|Mar 17||Free Movie: The End of the Tour - Imagine the greatest conversation you've ever had:This is the story of the five-day interview between Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky and acclaimed novelist David Foster Wallace, which took place right after the 1996 publication of Wallace's groundbreaking epic novel, 'Infinite Jest.' Presented by the Grand County Library and the Utah Film Center. 7 pm @ Star Hall (159 E. Center St.) For more info visit moablibrary.org/639/Utah-Film-Circuit-Moab or call 435-259-1111.|
|Mar 19-27||Easter Jeep Safari - Experience the red desert from mesa top to canyon bottom in your own vehicle on 40 different trails ranging in difficulty from 2-9. All trails in this nine day event are guided by experienced, friendly trail officials. For more info visit RR4W.com or call 435-259-ROCK.|
|Mar 25-27||Easter Evenings at the Dinosaur Park - Enjoy Easter Weekend at the Moab Giants! All weekend find dinosaur eggs and turn them in for prizes, draw your favorite dino contest, and enjoy Easter games and activities. On Friday and Saturday meet paleontologist Gerald Gierlinski and hear about his breaking discovery of the festered dinosaur (6pm Cinema presentation & 7pm Meet & Greet). On Sunday journey back through time and walk the trail with a scientist and guides and get the inside scoop on Moab Giants (5pm). For more info visit moabgiants.com or call 435-355-0288.|
|Mar 31||Free Lecture at the MIC - Paleontological Discoveries at Comb Ridge, Utah. Join paleontologist Robert Gay, who works with high school students exploring the Comb Ridge, UT area, as he presents recent paleontological discoveries. This time in Earth’s history, 220 million years ago, chronicles the rise of dinosaurs. The Triassic Period was a great period of experimentation for life on Earth and Comb Ridge provides a unique slice of that time. Held at the Moab Information Center corner of Main and Center Streets. 6 PM For more info visit cnha.org/mic.cfm or call 435-259-8825.|
|Apr 1-3||Utah Friends of Paleontology 2016 Annual Meeting - 2016 Annual meeting of UFOP will be held in Moab for the first time, includes presentations by professional paleontologists on April 2 and field trips in the Moab area on April 3. Presentations are open to members and the public with registrations beginning in early-2016. For more info visit utahpaleo.org or call 435-260-9533.|
|Apr 1-3||Outerbike - What’s the best bike? You decide. Test ride all of the latest and greatest bikes and gear on the world class trails of Moab, Utah. For three days, the world’s best bike and gear manufacturers will be set up at the Outerbike Expo site. You can walk through and see the latest innovations, pick a bike you’d like to try and take it for a ride. Repeat as needed. Shuttles, guided rides, bike park access, lunches, parties, movies and beer included in the price of admission. For more info visit outerbike.com or call 800-845-2453.|
|April 2||Behind the Rocks - Behind the Rocks Ultra was created to highlight Moab's last hidden gem, the Behind the Rocks Wilderness Area. The course was designed to highlight the technical slickrock trails of Moab, the views of the Behind the Rocks Wilderness area, and the snow capped La Sal mountains. For more info visit madmooseevents.com or call 719-429-9501.|
|Apr 7||Free Lecture at the MIC - APRIL 07, 2016 @ 6PM MOAB INFORMATION CENTER IS LOCATED AT THE CORNER OF MAIN AND CENTER STREETS Wildflowers that are Planimals Joel Tuhy Planimals are plants that are named for animals ~ they are plants with an animal reference in their plant name. Many Planimals grow naturally in Utah, in the deserts and mountains near Moab, and farther away. Intrigued? Want to know more? attend this. For more info visit cnha.org/mic.cfm or call 435-259-8825.|
|Apr 9||Adventure Xstream Adventure Race - The 16th Annual Adventure Xstream Adventure Race returns April 9th. Solo's and teams will mountain bike, trail run, paddle and rappel across a 50 mile course. For more info visit axsracing.com or call 970-403-5320.|
|Apr 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 eight different venues, see/ appreciate many different art displays and enjoy refreshments. For more info visit moabartwalk.com or call 435-259-6272.|
|Apr 9||Fallen Peace Officer Trail Ride - ATV/UTV trail ride. 14 mile long trail, with one officers photo/description every mile on the trail. Family event to raise funds for college scholarships for family members of fallen officers in Utah. For more info visit upoa.org or call 435-260-1774.|
|April 15||Rock the Mic - Sing/spit, swing/spin your way out of tax season. All art forms welcome, first time sharers encouraged! Rock the Mic is an open mic event located at the MARC (111 E 100 N). Please be punktual! For more info visit facebook.com/events/690729594402024/ or call 201-923-7785.|
|Apr 16-24||National Park Fee Free Days -The National Park Service turns 100 years old in 2016 and they want everyone to join the party! On 16 days in '16, all National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone. For more information visitnps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm.|
|Apr 21||Free Movie: Yes Men Are Revolting - For two decades, the Yes Men have pulled off spectacular media hoaxes to expose corporate crimes. Now, these hilarious activists are approaching middle age and struggling to stay inspired in their fight against climate change. Can they get it together before the ice caps melt? Presented by the Grand County Library and the Utah Film Center 7 pm @ Star Hall (159 E Center St) For more info visitmoablibrary.org/639/Utah-Film-Circuit-Moab or call 435-259-1111.|
|Apr 29-30||Youth Garden Project Annual Plant Sale - Spring is here! Get your garden growing with starts from YGP’s annual Plant Sale! The Plant Sale includes a large variety of locally-grown vegetable starts, herbs, native perennials, ground covers, flowering perennials, and fruit trees! All plants are grown locally at YGP, Moab's Wildland Scapes and Alice Drogin’s Canyon Nursery. April 29th 4-8pm & April 30th 9am-1pm. Proceeds support YGP’s youth and community programs. For more info visit youthgardenproject.org/plantsale/ or call 435-259-BEAN.|
|Apr 29 - May 1||Moab April Action Car Show - Our 24th annual car show. Friday is a Rod Run, Saturday is the Car Show and Sunday a Rod Run to Dead Horse Point State Park. Trophies in 30 classes. Free admission for spectators. For more info visit moabaprilaction.org or call 435-260-1948.|
|May||Everyone is cooling off in the Colorado River! (see Rafting, Paddleboarding, Jetboat Tours, or Multi-day Rafting trips)|
|May 6-7||Gran Fondo Moab - A timed road bicycling event up and over the La Sal loop road. 60 miles with 5500 feet of climbing. Register early as we sell out. For more info visit granfondomoab.com or call 435-654-8650.|
|May 7||SCOTT Enduro Cup presented by Vittoria - SCOTT Enduro Cup presented by Vittoria returns to Moab, UT for an enduro mountain biking competition. The event will showcase athletes from all experience levels, stunning scenery with unique trails and high quality partner brands to provide an authentic and robust experience for athletes and spectators. For more info visit endurocupmtb.com or call 801-651-8096.|
Rock n Roll Charity Event - Outdoor concert at AreaBFE featuring StoneFed,sky laterns and bonfire! Everyone welcome. For more info click hereor call 801-623-0647.
|May 9-14||Rally on the Rocks - SxS/UTV exclusive trail riding event. We also have a huge number of vendors on vendor row. For more info visitrallyontherocks.com or call 801-589-0523.|
7th Annual Willys Overland Rally - Join Willy owners from all over the country to celebrate the American Classic - the Willys pick up and Station Wagon. Explore one of Americas greatest treasures in an American classic. Great raffle prizes, BBQ, car show, trail rides and friendly people. For more info visit willysrally.com or call 702-622-5688.
Red Rock Relay Moab - Teams of six will start before sunrise and run relay-style through 63 miles of Moab's backcountry red rock and alpine terrains, finishing their exhilarating and fulfilling race day before sunset. For more info visit redrockrelay.com/moab, email@example.com or call 801-787-4597.
Back of Beyond Stand-Up Paddle Race - Back of Beyond SUP Race follows the Colorado River through the spectacular red rock canyons of Southeastern Utah and past some of the world’s most breathtaking scenery – through Moab’s ‘Postcard Alley’ and into Utah’s own ‘back of beyond’. For more info visit backofbeyondsup.com or call 435-210-4665.
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 eight different venues, see/ appreciate many different art displays and enjoy refreshments. For more info visit moabartwalk.com or call 435-259-6272.
The Canyon Céilí - A day of free music, art, dance and entertainment presented by and dedicated to our talented local artists. This event features the many traditions and genres present in our community including Folk, Native American, Celtic, Latin, and much more. Come support those who keep the magic alive! Old City Park from 12:00pm-9:00pm. For more info visit macarthurlloyd.com or call 208-290-4781.
GoneMOAB - goneMOAB is the premier Nissan off-road and outdoor experience event drawing people nationwide, which takes place every year in Moab, UT. Proudly this will be our 15th year for this event!!!! goneMOAB began in 2002 as a way for Nissan truck and SUV owners to experience some of the best 4wheeling in the world. In addition to great trail rides, you will have the opportunity to experience everything that the amazing Red Rock area of Moab has to offer plus the comradery of fellow 4 wheelers. For more info visit gonemoab.com or call 714-592-1533.
May Sketch Crawl in Arches National Park - Join Community Artist in the Parks Madeline Logowitz for a "sketch crawl," traveling to various park locations to sketch. All ages and levels are welcome. For more info visit nps.gov/arch/planyourvisit/calendar.htm.
24th Annual Moab Arts Festival & Beer and Wine Garden - Free admission, live music, Wine & Beer Garden, art vendors and art for kids. Located in the gorgeous setting of Swanny City Park (400 North, 100 West) on Saturday, from 10am-7pm, and on Sunday, from 10am-6pm. This free event hosts local and national artists welcoming residents and visitors from all parts of the world. For more info visit moabartsfestival.org, email info@MoabArtsFestival.org, or call 435-259-2742.
Holiday: Memorial Day
Canyonlands PRCA Rodeo - Annual PRCA Rodeo - three nights of exciting rodeo action. Food Vendors, Cash Bar, entertainment and more! For more info visit moabcanyonlandsrodeo.com or call 435-259-4852.
Thelma & Louise Half Marathon & Relay - It'll be a wild ride--run with your best friend, your mom, your daughter, or new friends through the intense, gorgeous landscape of the outlaw heroines' journey. The 5th annual Thelma & Louise Women's Half Marathon will inspire, challenge...and give back. Proceeds go to two organizations that support women and girls: Girls on the Run and Seekhaven Family Crisis Center. For more info visit moabhalfmarathon.com/tlhm/index.cfm or call 435-259-4525.
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 eight different venues, see/ appreciate many different art displays and enjoy refreshments. For more info visit moabartwalk.com or call 435-259-6272.
Rockwell Relay: Moab to St.George - Rockwell Relay is a road bicycle relay that runs non-stop from Moab to St.George. Teams consist 4 to 6 riders, with exchanges every 35-50 miles. For more info visit rockwellrelay.com or call 801-888-3233.
Dawg Days of Summer BBQ and Silent Auction Benefit - Join us from 5:00pm-8:00pm at Old City Park for our annual Dawg Days of Summer BBQ & Silent Auction Benefit for the Humane Society of Moab Valley. Relax and enjoy the tunes of The Williams Brothers playing rock, country and blues while treating your taste buds to delicious backyard BBQ catered and donated by the Blu Pig. And 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.
Desert RATS Stage Race - Racers will run from Grand Junction, Colorado to the world famous Moab, Utah along the beautiful 148-mile Kokopelli trail. Distances will range from day to day between 9 and 42 miles. This is a grueling event that will challenge the most seasoned athletes yet it 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. For more info visit geminiadventures.com/running-events-2/desert-rats/ or call 303-249-1112.
|June||Everyone is cooling off in the Colorado River! (see Rafting, Paddleboarding, Jetboat Tours, or Multi-day Rafting trips)|
|July 2||Celebrate the Stars - Join rangers from Dead Horse Point State Park, Canyonlands National Park, and Arches National Park as we explore our night skies. A short interpretive program will be followed by telescope viewing. Exact location will be advertised at the park closer to the date of this event. For more info visit nps.gov/arch/planyourvisit/calendar.htm.|
|July 4||Independence Day - Holiday|
|July||Everyone is cooling off in the Colorado River! (see Rafting, Paddleboarding, Jetboat Tours, or Multi-day Rafting trips)|
|Aug 6||Celebrate the Stars - Join rangers from Dead Horse Point State Park, Canyonlands National Park, and Arches National Park as we explore our night skies. A short interpretive program will be followed by telescope viewing. Exact location will be advertised at the park closer to the date of this event. For more info visit nps.gov/arch/planyourvisit/calendar.htm.|
|Aug 25||Founders Day Celebration - Join rangers at the Moab Information Center at the corner of Center and Main streets as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. For more info visit nps.gov/arch/planyourvisit/calendar.htm.|
|August 25||National Park Film Festival in Arches National Park - Celebrate the National Park Service's 100th Anniversary with a film festival at Arches Visitor Center. Doors open at 6:30 pm. For more info visit nps.gov/arch/planyourvisit/calendar.htm.|
|Aug 25-28||National Park Fee Free Days -The National Park Service turns 100 years old in 2016 and they want everyone to join the party! On 16 days in '16, all National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone. For more information visitnps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm.|
|Sep 1-12||24th 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, and traditional music concerts. We call it "music in concert with the landscape," celebrating old and new chamber music, jazz with a Latin flavor, and traditional music from around the globe. For more info visit moabmusicfest.org or call 435-259-7003.|
Moab Artists' Studio Tour - Visit Moab and Castle Valley artists in their native habitat. Catch a glimpse of how art is created and meet and talk with artists in their studios during the 13th annual Moab Artists' Studio Tour. For more info visit moabstudiotour.com or call 435-259-6447.
Labor Day - Holiday
RMAR Rendezvous Moab 2016 - RMAR will be running the Second Annual RMAR Rendezvous Moab event in partnership with Moab's own 'Ride with Respect' (RwR). In 2015, participants contributed $10,000 dollars directly to RwR, and this year the goal is to exceed $12,000. We encourage you to join us for the fun! Registration opens on January 25, 2016. For more info visit rmariders.org/2016-moab-rendezvous.html or call 719-428-5622.
Solihull Society Land Rover National Rally - The Land Rover National Rally is sponsored by the Solihull Society Land Rover Club. Events include driver education, trail runs, vendor and social events. For more info visit landrovernationalrally.org or call 303-455-1719.
Mother Of All Boogies (Skydiving Festival) - 13th 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 to opportunity to make a tandem skydive during the event if they choose. 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.
Dancing with the Moab Stars - The third annual Dancing with the Moab Stars will take place this year at the Grand County High School from 7-9pm. This event features dances that are choreographed and performed by local instructors and Moab Stars! All proceeds from this event will benefit the critical programs offered by the Moab Valley Multicultural Center. For more info visit moabmc.org or call 435-259-5444.
Moab Festival of Science - The Moab Festival of Science connects and inspires the citizens of Eastern Utah, particularly youth, with the wonders of science and the joy of scientific discovery. For more info call 435-219-2320.
|Sep 30-Oct 2||
Outerbike - What’s the best bike? You decide. Test ride all of the latest and greatest bikes and gear on the world class trails of Moab, Utah. For three days, the world’s best bike and gear manufacturers will be set up at the Outerbike Expo site. You can walk through and see the latest innovations, pick a bike you’d like to try and take it for a ride. Repeat as needed. Shuttles, guided rides, bike park access, lunches, parties, movies and beer included in the price of admission. For more info visit outerbike.com or call 800 845 2453.
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. Live 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.
|Oct 1-8||PleinAir Moab - PleinAir Moab celebrates open air painting in breathtaking environments. The colorful, week-long gathering of artists and art lovers in Moab, UT, culminates in artist competitions & awards, public art sales, and fun with friends. For more info visit pleinairmoab.com or call 435-259-6272.|
Columbus Day - Holiday
Moab Epic Mountain Bike Adventure Race - The 2nd Annual Moab Epic Mountain Bike Adventure Race returns October 15th. Offering a 20 mile our 50 mile course. Racer choose their own route, reaching as many Check Points in the time allowed. For more info visit MoabEpic.com or call 970-403-5320..
Moab Music Festival Welcomes the Fry Street String Quartet - The Moab Music Festival presents the Fry Street String Quartet from Logan, Utah for 4 days of free/by donation community concerts. This short-term residency is supported in part by Chamber Music America. For more info visit moabmusicfest.org or call 435-259-7003
The Other Half - Stunning redrock and mountain views accompany you along the Colorado River at the 13th annual The Other Half in Moab. Fun aid stations and Taiko drummers are along the course and finisher medals, food, music and microbrews await you at the finish at Sorrel River Ranch Resort. For more info visit moabhalfmarathon.com/otherhalf/index.cfm or call 435-259-4525.
11th Annual Moab Ho Down Mountain Bike Festival and Film Fest - This event is fundraiser for local trails and the Moab Bike Park. The festival includes dual stage enduro race, group shuttles, townie tour and poker run, dirt jump competition, skill camps, bike films at Star Hall and a huge costume party with live music. Don't miss this super fun event! It's a great way to wind down your mountain bike season. For more info visitmoabhodown.com or call 435-259-4688.
|Oct 30-Nov 4||
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.
Moab Folk Festival - The Moab Folk Festival is a 3-day music event with 12 performers, workshops, local educational outreach, and art vendors. For more info visit moabfolkfestival.com or call 435-259-3198.
Moab Celtic Festival "Scots on the Rocks" - The Moab Celtic Festival brings to life the rich heritage and colorful history of Scottish and Celtic cultures through education, crafts, music, highland dance/competition and athletic competition. Patrons can listen to the crowds cheering for the athletes competing, while watching the swirling skirts and dancing feet of the highland dancers. Many clans will be in attendance to share their history and information about their clan. We strive to bring Celtic Heritage to Moab while sharing the beauty of Moab with the world! For more info visit scotsontherocksmoab.com or call 435-210-0080.
Moab Trail Marathon, 1/2 Marathon and Adventure 5K - A Trail Runner Magazine top 10 "Bucket List" Race! Trail Marathon, 1/2 Marathon, and Adventure 5k. An unforgettable voyage through some of the worlds most scenic and unique lands. Saturday races will include the USATF Trail Marathon National Championship as well as the 1/2 marathon and 5k. Sunday will offer the 1/2 marathon distance only (same course as Sat, 'overflow' 2nd-day.) For more info visit moabtrailmarathon.com or call 970-389-4838.
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 has 8 games that are played in a four day span. For more info visitmoabseniorgames.com or call 435-260-0161.
Veterans Day - Holiday
Moab Salsa Bachata Festival: Bailando With A View - 3 days, 3 nights, 3 rooms of dancing at the Moab Valley Inn Veterans Day Weekend November 11-13! Over 40 hours of workshops in salsa, bachata, kizomba, and zouk for all levels. 3 nights of performances from world recognized dancers. Dancing each night until 3am. Veterans are free! Contact Hurricane Rita with any questions firstname.lastname@example.org. For more info visitbailandowithaview.com or call 831-917-8639.
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 visitmadmooseevents.com or call 719-429-9501.
Turkey Trot - Attention runners, walkers & trotters! Moab City’s Annual Turkey Trot happens Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ the Moab Recreation and Aquatics Center. Kids’ Fun Run (1 lap around Swanny) starts @ 9am, $3. 5k run starts @ 9:15am, $10 (day-of registration is $15). Pre-register at moabrecreation.org or at the Recreation Office at the Center St. Gym. Proceeds benefit youth sports programs. Turkeys and prizes for age group winners! Dogs and strollers welcome. For more info call the Moab City Recreation Department at 435-259-2255.
Moab International Film Festival - Moab International Film Festival showcases films which inspire change for the better in our world. $5 tickets and $30 passes are available at Canyonlands Copy Center, The T-Shirt Shop, Back of Beyond Books, or online at moabfilmfestival.org. For more info visit moabfilmfestival.org or call 801-309-6887.
Winter Sun 10K - A fast course, great raffle prizes and delicious finish food make the 34rd 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 moabhalfmarathon.com/wintersun/index.cfm or call 435-259-4525.
Check back soon for updates and more information!