Events


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!


Documentary Film- Wilder Than Wild: Fire, Forests, and the Future

Topic: Western Wildfire. Date: Saturday, August 22, 2020. Time: 6:00 PM MDT (57 minutes)  You will need to register below to receive a link to see the film. Beyond the normal destructive wildfire is the megafire which covers at least 100,000 acres and burns at a high rate of intensity. Before 1995, less than one megafire per year ignited in the US. From 2005 to 2014, the average has risen to 9.8 per year. Increasing [...]


start time: 6:00 pm start date: 08/22/20 location: Online with The Video Project and Zoom

Chat With Grand Staircase Escalante Partners

Date: Sunday, August 23, 2020. Time: 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM MDT. Grab a drink and a snack and sit down with Grand Staircase Escalante Partners (GSEP) online. Visit with new Executive Director, Sarah Bauman, GSEP staff and board members to learn more about Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument and the work that Partners is doing to preserve and protect this unique region. In this informal discussion, you’ll have an opportunity to learn about the [...]


start time: 2:00 pm start date: 08/23/20 location: Online with Zoom

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

Documentary Film: Let Them Eat Dirt

Topic: Human Micro-biome. Date: Saturday, September 5, 2020. Time: Watch this film online through Bullfrog Communities at your leisure any time between Saturday, August 29 through Saturday, September 5 (58 minutes)  You will need to register below to receive a link to see the film. In this documentary, you’ll learn how allergies, obesity, asthma, diabetes, auto-immune and intestinal disorders are all on the rise, with the incidence of some diseases doubling every ten years.  New [...]


start time: 7:15 pm start date: 09/05/20 location: Online with Bullfrog Films- from August 29 thru September 5 (58 minutes)

Documentary Film: Thirst For Power

Topic: Water and Energy.  Date: Saturday, September 19, 2020 Time: This film is available to view now until 6:00 PM (Mountain Daylight Time) (61 minutes) on Saturday 9/19/20.  The post-film Zoom discussion will be at 7:00pm (MDT).  You will receive both these links when you register below. Water is life.  It is crucial to survival, a successful civilization, and the ability to make energy in our modern era.  These two fundamental components are interconnected: when [...]


start time: 7:00 pm start date: 09/19/20 location: Online with Video Project and Zoom

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

Documentary Film: My Country No More

Topic:  Energy Production. Date:  Saturday, October 3, 2020 MDT. Time:  Watch this film online through Bullfrog Communities at your leisure any time between Saturday, September 26 through Saturday, October 3 (70 minutes)  You will need to register below to receive a link to see the film. The oil boom in North Dakota set off a crisis in rural communities forced to confront the meaning of progress as they fight for a disappearing way of life.  [...]


start time: 6:00 pm start date: 10/03/20 location: Online with Bullfrog Films- from September 26 thru October 3 (70 minutes)

United By The Climate Crisis: Leading with Shared Values (Webinar)

Topic: Shared Values. Date: Saturday, October 17, 2020. Time: 6:00 PM MDT (75 minutes)  You will need to register below to receive a link to see the webinar. An inspiring and important conversation recorded at the Post Carbon Institute.  Most of us understand that humanity will only be able to address the climate crisis if we all work together.  But how can we engage with people whose values, background, or interests we share, but who [...]


start time: 6:00 pm start date: 10/17/20 location: Online with YouTube and 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

Documentary Film: Once Was Water

Topic: Municipal Water Conservation. Date: Saturday, November 7, 2020. Time: Watch this film online through Bullfrog Communities at your leisure any time between Saturday, October 31 through Saturday, November 7 (55 minutes)  You will need to register below to receive a link to see the film. In the middle of the Mojave Desert, is the driest city in America, yet it leads the United States in sustainable water conservation.  The efforts of Las Vegas, in [...]


start time: 6:00 pm start date: 11/07/20 location: Online with Bullfrog Films- from October 31 thru November 7 (55 minutes)

Talk About It: The Most Important Thing You Can Do to Fight Climate Change – Katharine Hayhoe (TED talk)

(TED talk) Talk About It: The Most Important Thing You Can Do to Fight Climate Change – Katharine Hayhoe. Date: Sunday, November 8, 2020. Time: 6:00 PM MST (NOTE: time change!) You will need to register below to receive a link to see the film. How do you talk to someone who doesn’t believe in climate change?  Not by rehashing the same data and facts we’ve been discussing for years, says climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe.  [...]


start time: 6:00 pm start date: 11/08/20 location: Online with YouTube and Zoom

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

Documentary Film: Fairytales of Growth

Topic: Worldwide Systemic Change. Date: Saturday, November 21, 2020. Time: 6:00 PM MST (55 minutes) You will need to register below to receive a link to see the film. The effects of climate change and the risks to present and future generations are compelling young people the world round to call for radical systemic change as the only solution to avoid a catastrophic collapse. Fairytales of Growth examines the role economic growth has had in [...]


start time: 6:00 pm start date: 11/21/20 location: Online with Video Project and Zoom

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