Guided hikes, cycling and outdoor adventures, arts, science, ethics, astronomy, public land management, back-country exploration, community and sustainable living are all in the program at Amazing Earthfest. If you haven’t attended southern Utah’s Amazing Earthfest before, a memorable experience awaits you!

Events are free but require registration to attend. Select the events you’d like to attend. Look for the registration fields below the event description. All events are listed in date order.

New information may occasionally be added so check for updates to the events you wish to attend.

The Coronavirus pandemic is affecting this year’s festival. In response, Amazing Earthfest moved to an all-online format with no physical gatherings planned for 2020. Please enjoy our wonderful series of informative activities!

NOTE: Event Listings are UTAH TIME, (MDT- Mountain Daylight Time), unless otherwise noted! 

Arizona remains on standard time all year round. So for example, from April thru October, 9:00 AM in Utah is 8:00 AM in Arizona.

Curious about what we’ve done before? Click  our “Past Events” tab to browse seven years of festival event history!

While traveling through southwestern Utah, stop in at the Kane County Office of Tourism, 78 South 100 East, Kanab, and ask about our festival.  Visit our “Attend” page for details and lodging information!

The Universe

Date: Sunday, August 23, 2020. Time: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM MDT. Ever wondered what kind of stuff is out there in the Universe? We’ll illustrate and explain all the different types of objects in the Universe starting close to home and zooming outward from our galaxy including our solar system, stars, nebulae, star clusters, galaxies, neutron stars and black holes. This presentation will cover telescopes too and is among the requirements for scouts to [...]

start time: 6:00 pm start date: 08/23/20 location: Facebook

The Lives of Stars

Date: Sunday, September 20, 2020. Time: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM MDT. Learn how stars are born, what they’re made of, how long they live, and what they do while they’re alive. What can you tell by looking at the color of a star? What kind of material remains in space after a star dies? Come listen and find out! Kanab’s nonprofit Stellar Vista Observatory (SVO) provides free Weekly Sky Reports identifying the most prominent [...]

start time: 6:00 pm start date: 09/20/20 location: Online with Zoom

The Dark Side of Light Pollution

Date: Sunday, October 18, 2020. Time: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM MDT. Even though Kanab, Utah enacted an outdoor lighting ordinance in 2018, sky glow over the city continues to grow brighter. Learn about the adverse effects of the ordinary light pollution we experience each night as it impacts human health and safety, wildlife (such as sleep, mating, and feeding cycles), science (both amateur and professional astronomy), and the economy. You’ll also learn some simple [...]

start time: 6:00 pm start date: 10/18/20 location: TBD

Deep Sky Imaging with Astrophotography: A Rare Look thru Utah’s 32” Willard Eccles Telescope

Date: Sunday, November 15, 2020. Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM MST. Explore what the night sky has to offer in ways that your eyes simply cannot see. We’ll use the University of Utah’s 32-inch high precision fork mounted Cassegrain telescope atop 9,600-foot Frisco Peak in Utah’s West Desert at the Willard Eccles Observatory to peer deep into the cosmos at a few select objects, obtain images, and view details our own eyes never could. [...]

start time: 7:00 pm start date: 11/15/20 location: TBD

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By Rich Csenge, President and Founding Director, Amazing Earthfest Beginning Saturday, July 18, 2020, southern Utah's nonprofit Amazing Earthfest will produce its 14th annual public festival celebrating National and State Parks, Forests and Monuments of the American West. In an…

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