Local Area EventsListing Calendar
Moab Skinny Tire Festival
4 days of road cycling along the Colorado River, Dead Horse Point State Park and the coveted ride through Arches National Park. This benefits cancer survivors and research. For more info go to skinnytireevents.com
Canyonlands Half Marathon and Five Mile Run
The Annual Canyonlands Half Marathon and Five Mile Run course winds alongside the Colorado River through a deep red rock canyon for the first 11 miles, and then takes runners to a green, shady finish at Swanny City Park in downtown Moab. Full details and registration info is available at moabhalfmarathon.org or call 435-259-4525.
The Moab Mountain Unicycling Festival (Munifest) is the most fun you can have on a unicycle! Hosted at the intersection of the world's best trails and scenery. Moab is the perfect place for a festival of riding, food, fun in the souther Utah's playground. In other words, it's a party and a chance for rides of all skills from around the world to come together to have a great time unicycling! For more information visit munifest.us
24 Hours of Moab
It is a series of endurance races that brings out the sense of adventure, stubborn determination and fun in every competitor! The race is all day and all night where runners can compete in a number of distance or timed events.
Barrell Racing at Spanish Trail Arena
See fast horses and their riders in 2 days of competition at the Old Spanish Trail Arena less than a mile from the KOA. Free admission for more information go to www.racingtherockies.com
Utah fallen peace officer trail ride
All are welcome to join in this 14 mile OHV trail just outside Moab City limits. Come honor Utah's brave men and women who have worn the badge and have fallen. To register go to upoa.org
Adventure Xsteam Series: Moab
The 13th Annual Adventure Xstream Adventure Race returns to Moab with another all new course. Solo's or teams will kayak, mountain bike, trail run, canyoneer, rappel and navigate at 50+ mile course surrounding the spectacular canyons of Moab, Utah.
April 2014 Moab Easter Jeep Safari
April Easter Jeep Safari consists of trail rides, mostly day long trips, departing from Moab throughout this week long event. The Red Rock 4-Wheelers of Moab officially runs approximately 9 different trails every day, with "Big Saturday" culminating in the largest ever single trail ride departure happening - around 30 groups line up in down town Moab to head off in every direction for 30 different trails! This massive week-long event is one of the largest events of the year for Moab. For more info go to rr4w.com. Please make your camping/lodging reservations as early as possible.
Please Note: **During the Jeep Safari from April 11 and April 20 special cancelation policy is in effect please take read carefully before you make reservations **
Free National park entrance days
Free National park entrance days - Both Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park will be free to enter on these speical days.
April 25, 26 & 27, Moab April Action Car Show
Beautiful vehicles set in a Breath-Taking location. Celebrating their 21st year. There will be a rod run to Dead Horse State Park on Friday, Saturday is the big show, and Sunday features a second Rod Run following a continental breakfast at the park. For more info go to moab21.com/moab_car_show/
Moab Photography Symposium
The Moab Photography Symposium is an annual gathering of photography enthusiasts who gather to hear feature presentations, attend workshops and celebrate the joy of photography all in the beautiful area surrounding Moab. The event is open to the public. Registration is required. The Thursday evening keynote is FREE. If you are looking to grow creatively in photography and are willing to share that experience, then we might just be the place for you! For more info visit moabphotosym.com or call 435-259-4176.
Grand Fondo Moab
Gran Fondo Moab is a timed road bicycling event going from the beautiful red rocks along the Colorado River up over the La Sal Mountains. The ride is 60 miles with 5500 feet of climbing. For more info go to granfondomoab.com
Discount Tire Rally on the Rocks
Trails for the beginner with incredible scenery and vistas, to the most challenging and demanding that will be sure to test driver and machine. Each day we have numerous guided, UTV friendly, trails planned throughout the Moab area. Many including casual scenic routes and demanding technical routes for the most experienced operators. For more info visit rallyontherocks.com or call 435-851-3637.
Moab Arts, Beer & Wine Festival
Live music, beer and wine tasting, over 100 quality artists displaying their art. Free admission at the beautiful shaded city park. For more information visit moabartfestival.org
Canyonlands PRCA Rodeo
Annual Canyonlands Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association (PRCA) Rodeo and Carnival. For more info call 435-259-4852.
Thelma & Louise Half Marathon
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 3rd 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.
Rockwell Relay: Moab to St. George
Moab to St. George is taking three of your friends and bicycle non-stop from Moab to St. George. One teammate in the saddle at all times makes for a "never forget" experience. The course will follow the scenic back roads of southern Utah, traveling through two national parks and Utah's most beautiful landscapes. Covering 530 miles of majestic beauty, it will test your mind, body, and soul. For more info visit rockwellrelay.com or call 801-643-4673.
Gemini Events Desert RATS
Racers will run from Grand Junction, Colorado to world famous Moab, Utah along the beautiful 148-mile Kokopelli Trail. Distances will range from 9 and 50 miles per day. 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. For more info visit geminiadventures.com or call 303-249-1112.
Dawg Days of Summer BBQ & Silent Auction
Join us Saturday June 28 from 5:00-8:00 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 local musicians while treating your taste buds to a delicious backyard BBQ. Yyou won't want to resist bidding on the many luxury gift items at our silent auction! For tickets or more info visit moabpets.org or call (435) 259-4862.
Canyonlands Music Festival
Don't miss Moab's dynamic new one-day music celebration, Canyonlands Music Festival! This year's lineup features a start-studded roster of America's best rock, hip-hop, blues, country, and bluegrass artists. A portion of this year's proceeds will be donated to Seekhaven, a nonprofit organization serving victims of domestic abuse. The event will be held from 2-10pm at the Old Spanish Trail Arena. Admission is $20 in advance or $25 at the gate.For more info visit canyonlandswhitewatermusicfestival.com call 512-264-4594.
Moab Music Festival
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
2014 Utah State H.O.G. Rally
State H.O.G. Rallies are a Harley-Davidson Motor Company event. There is a strong sense of camaraderie between Harley riders and H.O.G. members. The State Rally program offers another opportunity for H.O.G. members to celebrate Harley-Davidson® motorcycle ownership by gathering to enjoy each other's road stories and ride together. We also will choose a local charity to support during our event. Local residents are encouraged to participate as spectators at our events, including our bike games, our bike show and our bikini bike wash. For more info visit utstatehogrally.com or call 385-414-8048.
Moab Studio Tour
Visit many local artists in their native habitat! Moab Studio Tour weekend provides an unique opportunity to see talented artists in their private studios and to watch them as they do their work. Do not miss it! For more info visit moabstudiotour.com or call 530-306-5265.
Canyonlands National Park 50th Anniversary Celebration
The Canyonlands 50th Anniversary will be a yearlong event that will culminate in mid-September, 2014. There will a variety of events through out the year with a main event the weekend of September 11th, 12th, & 13th. During this time there will be an historic film festival, a dutch oven community dinner, historic displays at the Museum of Moab, an art show at the MARC with a rededication ceremony at the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park. For more info visit bateswilson.org or call 435-259-0108
MRAC ATTACK Mini-Triathlon
The Moab Recreation and Aquatic Center (374 Park Ave) will hold its annual MRAC ATTACK Mini-Triathlon on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. There are 3 categories, Elite, Open, and Youth under age 12. Awards will be given for the top five places in each of the three categories for both males and females. Participants may pre-register at the center’s front desk or online through September 13, 2014 at www.activityreg.com. Event fee is $10.00. Late registration (day of race) is $15.00 and will be held from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at the MRAC front desk. For more info visit moabcity.org/mrac or call 435-259-8226.
Moab International Film Festival
Our purpose is to showcase stellar independent films of cultural and educational value for film-goers to enjoy. We aim to share uniquely powerful stories, concepts, and ideas from around the world. In addition, we seek to further independent films which have a positive effect on society. For more info visit moabfilmfestival.org or call 435-261-2393.
Moab Century Tour
Landscape Worth Training For! Canyons, River, Mountains - Utah's most scenic road cycling routes with 40, 65, and 100 mile options with route elevations from 220' to 5500'. Fabulous roads, cycling icons, delicious food, support vehicles, water and food stations, and cheery volunteers. Come on out and have some fun! For more info visit skinnytireevents.com or call 435-260-8889.
Moab Autumn Run
The Moab Autumn Run is a 10k / 5k / kids k benefit run for the Grand County High School boys and girls cross country teams. Participants in all three races will receive a technical t-shirt, finishing medal and end-of-run refreshments. Races begin and end at Swanny City Park just a few short blocks north of downtown Moab. For more info visit moabautumnrun.org or call 435-259-4097.
Moab Pride Festival
The Moab Pride Festival and Moab Gay Adventure week is a week long celebration of adventure, awareness and acceptance. Throughout the festival Moab Pride seeks to contribute to the overall health & well-being of the Moab GLBTQ community & beyond. We accomplish this by raising awareness & offering support through integrative entertaining & educational programs and events for everyone. Engaging & partnering with the whole community to create a more informed public- challenged & delighted by a deeper understanding of individual experiences, ideas & motivations. Come celebrate with us! For more info visit moabpride.org or call 801-792-3426.
3rd Anunal RedRockin
The Third Annual Red Rockin' ATV-UTV Trails ride - 3 days of guided trails Sept. 25, 26, 27, 2014. Skills and Thrills competition after the ride for swag and prizes. A Country Concert held Friday 7:30pm, Sept 26th, 2014, at the Old Spanish Trail Arena. Vendors, Prizes, Drawings, new models of Yamaha ATV & UTV's on site demo rides. Family fun! For more info visit moabatv-utv.com or call 435-260-9628 / 435-260-8726.
Native American Rug Auction
Weaver Demonstrations and Native American Rug Auction. Over 200 contemporary and antique Native American rugs will be auctioned, with 80% of proceeds going directly to the weavers. Sponsored by Canyonlands Natural History Association and featuring R.B.Burnham & Co. auctioneers. Auction held at the Grand Center, 182 North 500 West. Weaving demonstrations held at Arches National Park Visitor Center. For more info visit cnha.org or call 800-840-8978 ext.10.
Outerbike is a chance for you to test ride next year's bikes and gear on world-class roads and trails in 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 next year's innovations, pick a bike you'd like to try, and take it for a ride. Repeat as needed :) Your $155 registration fee buys you lunches, shuttled rides, prizes, movies, and entrance to our evening parties! For more info visit outerbike.com/ or call 435 259 8732.
Plein Air Moab
Plein Air Moab is an 8-day gathering of local and nationally known artists celebrating open air painting in breathtaking environments. PleinAir Moab culminates in competitions, awards and sale of art work. Most events are free and open to the public. For more info visit pleinairmoab.com or call 435-259-6272.
Adventure Xstream Series Finale - 30hr Adventure Race
Adventure Xstream Series Finale - The 14th Annual Adventure Xstream Moab Adventure 30hr Finale ends where it began, in Moab. The most exciting and challenging multi-sport races in the country. Solos, teams and 4 person relay divisions will mountain bike, kayak, trail run, and rappel through Moab's magnificent backcountry. For more info visit AXSracing.com or call 970-403-5320.
55th Annual Moab Rock Gem and Mineral Show
Rock, gem, and mineral sales and display. Vendors, demonstrations, spin tables. Field trips: Sat-Septarian nodules, Sun-Yellow Cat limb casts. Meet at Spanish trail arena @ 8:30am. For more info visit moabrockclub.com or call 435-259-3393.
Moab Ho Down Mountain Bike and Film Festival 9th Annual
Mountain bike fundraising, racing, riding, dirt jumping, partying extravaganza! Mountain bike movies! Women's Skills Camps! Enduro Racing! Jump Jam! Raffles!! Amazing prizes and the most fun you can have on two wheels! For more info visit moabhodown.com or call 435-259-4688.
The third annual Zombi 5k takes place along Millcreek Parkway in Moab. Choose to be a runner or Zombie in this dusk run with obstacles. Runners get a belt with two life tags and zombies try and take those lives. Register at zombi5k.com or call 435-260-0366 for more info.
Pumpkin Chuckin' Festival
The Pumpkin Chuckin' Festival is Moab's quirky fun fall festival! There's something for everyone from live bluegrass music, kids activities, pie-eating contests, and of course, trebuchets, catapults, and slingshots launching pumpkins through the sky! For more info visit youthgardenproject.org/pumpkinchuckin or call 435-259-2326.