Evening Programs

The National Park Service offers great educational programs nightly at the McKee Ampitheater.

Desert View Cultural Demonstrations

The National Park Service offers great cultural programs at Desert View.  Check out the upcoming programs.

2017 Grand Canyon Star Party

Due to its dark skies and clean air, Grand Canyon offers one of the best night sky observing sites in the United States.  For eight days in June, (June 17 - June 24) park visitors explore the wonders of the night sky on Grand Canyon National Park's South Rim with the Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association and on the North Rim with the Saguaro Astronomy Club of Phoenix.

Amateur astronomers from across the country volunteer their expertise and offer free nightly astronomy programs and telescope viewing. 

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July 4th Celebration Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon Chamber and Visitor's Bureau will be hosting our 39th Annual 4th of July Celebration.

This years theme: Honoring our Heroes

Bring your bikes and join our parade through downtown Tusayan or just come to watch.  Free bike decorating prior to the parade. 

Join Exit 64 and America's Got Talent 5th season winner Michael Grimm for an afternoon of of Great Music!

1:30 pm Bike decorating for any kids that want to join our parade.

2:30 July 4th Parade 

3:00 - 7:00 pm July 4th party with food, music, beer and wine, kid zone, silent auction, raffle


Ipad Mini - donated by Red Feather Lodge

PlayStation 4 Pro - donated by Grand Canyon Plaza Hotel

Silent Auction so far:

3 hour Jeep sunset tour for 2 - donated by Pink Jeep

Yeti bag - donated by National Geographic IMAX

Diamon Backs Vs LA Dodger Tickets - donated by Grand Canyon Williams News

For additional information please call 928-638-2901

Celebration of Art September 9th - January 15

Each Year, a group of artists gather at Grand Canyon National Park for the Celebration of Art presented by Grand Canyon Association. Proceeds from the event go toward a fund to establish a permanent art venue at Grand Canyon.

Plein Air at Grand Canyon - September 9-16, 2017 Artists painting along the South Rim
Quick Draw & Auction Saturday September 16, 2017 8am-12pm
Exhibit & Sale of artwork Sunday September 17, 2017 -Monday, January 15, 2018


Vacation Races

Founded in 2012, Vacation Races is your exclusive national park half marathon series provider!  Our goal is to connect runners and spectators alike to the beauty and offerings of our national parks.  We also offer several ultra martathon distance runs throughout national parks in Arizona and Utah.  We encourage runners to stay and explore with each race they run.  Why not run where you play?

Join us in the Grand Canyon October 14th, 2017


Grand Canyon Music Festival 2016

Join us as we celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service! On August 25th, National Park Service Founders’ Day, we begin a series of events to honor and explore, through diverse artistic perspectives, our beloved Grand Canyon. We hope you will join us and our extraordinary musicians, in concert and in discussion, from Puhutawi to “The Stories We Tell,” about the Grand Canyon, The National Park Service, and music’s role in sharing, expressing, understanding, and finding meaning.

Click Here to visit the Grand Canyon Music Festival website for more information.

Thank You –

Robert Bonfiglio, Founding Director
Clare Hoffman, Artistic Director

"Thus the Grand Canyon is a land of song."
– JW Powell

Our 2016 poster celebrates the National Park Service Centennial
“Sunrise Showers, Grand Canyon” © 2015 Ed Mell

Grand Canyon Arizona Office of Tourism - Final Four

Had enough of winter?  Here’s an opportunity to swap your shovels and blowers for sandals and tea out by the pool, a chance to escape to one of the greatest festival cities on any continent. This coming March, the Phoenix, Arizona area will play host to two of the most awe-inspiring natural wonders to mark a single state at the same time– the teams who’ve reached the NCAA Men’s Final Four basketball tournament, and the magnificent Grand Canyon National Park. 

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Grand Canyon Arizona Office of Tourism - October Newsletter

The South Rim of the Grand Canyon is Outdoor adventure central.  What the mind, heart and feet can conceive, outdoor-oriented visitors to the Canyon can readily achieve. Few places on Earth offer the combination of indescribable views, high-intensity hands-on thrills, and a world-renowned menu of outdoor options.

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