Southern Utah’s Annual Amazing Earthfest
Make your plans to attend the annual Amazing Earthfest, southern Utah’s festival of learning, discovery and adventure about the natural world. During the week of May 13-20 in Kanab, join local residents, as well as visitors from around the world, for a full week of fascinating, educational and experiential events. With its focus on learning about the myriad wonders found in southern Utah’s canyon country, the annual Amazing Earthfest is unique throughout the Mountain West! Offering over 50 inspiring and exciting events in a single week, Amazing Earthfest will increase your ecological awareness and appreciation for nature with events on wildlife, dinosaurs, hiking, geology, resource management, archaeology, local culture and pioneer heritage, performance arts, films and live entertainment. Specialists in botany, geology, forestry, paleontology, and wildlife lead events both indoors and outside in the National Parks, Forests, Monuments, and on Public Lands. In the company of a specialist, you can experience how the marvelous and delicately balanced ecosystems of southern Utah and the Arizona Strip support the rich tapestry of life in the desert southwest. Embark on an adventure guided by an archaeologist to discover and appreciate extraordinary Native American cultural sites that reveal pre-historic conditions, lifestyles, and wisdom traditions that have evolved here over thousands of years. Attend a presentation on alternative building techniques, city beautification, or municipal trails development. Participate in a group cycling event, hike, horseback, or take an ATV ride. Share in a day of spring trail maintenance on the Kaibab National Forest with a local ranger. The events of Amazing Earthfest explore ideas, history, natural sciences, artistic creativity, land ethics, human society, community conservation, and economics that stimulate conversation about stewardship of our planet’s natural resources, and responsibility to future generations. See contemporary award-winning documentary films, hear live performances by musicians and poets, and view exhibits of original work by regional artists. Become inspired by the natural beauty of southern Utah! Enjoy the welcoming hospitality of area service providers. All events are open to the public and most are free. Pick up your Amazing Earthfest Schedule of Events at the Kane County Office of Tourism, 78 South 100 East, and at visitor centers and businesses throughout the region, or go online at www.amazingearthfest.com. Southern Utah’s annual Amazing Earthfest makes Kane County a destination for discovery, exploration and adventure in the heart of America’s Grand Circle! Save the date, May 13-20, 2012, the Sixth Annual Amazing Earthfest!