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The Official Moab, Utah 2014 Calendar of Events

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2014 Events

Ongoing 2014 events
Thursdays Moab Information Center 2014 Lecture Series
An informative series of lectures relating to southeastern Utah. The presentations are usually on Thursday evenings, from April-October, at the Moab Information Center ( Main & Center Street) at 6:00pm. Free! For more info visit cnha.org/mic.cfm
Feb 1st - Sept 15th 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.

 

April 2014 2014
Sat 5 2nd Annual Utah Fallen Peace Officer Trail Ride - Honor our hero's on The 2nd Annual 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 & women who have worn the badge and have fallen. To reister, visit upoa.org or call 801-313-0760.
Sat 5 Adventure Xstream Adventure Race - The 14th Annual Adventure Xstream Moab Adventure race returns as the most exciting and challenging multi-sport races in the country. Solo racers or teams will mountain bike, kayak, trail run, and rappel through Moab's magnificent back country. For more info visit AdventureXstream.com or call 970-403-5320.
Sat 12 Moab Art Walk - Moab Art Walk celebrates the artists who capture the flavor of Moab and practice their crafts in this fine town. Studios are open late to entertain and show off new works from local artists. For more info visit moabartwalk.com or call 435-259-4912.
Sat 12 Full Moon Hike at Dead Horse Point State Park - Hike beneath a full moon while learning how desert animals adapt to life in the desert and the natural rhythms of the lunar cycle. Meet us at the visitor center at 9 pm for this easy one-mile hike. For more info call 435-259-2614.
Sat-Sun* 12-20 2014 Moab Easter Jeep Safari
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! For more info visit rr4w.com Note: This massive week-long event is one of the largest events of the year for Moab. Please make your camping/lodging reservations as early as possible!
Thu 17 12 Years a Slave - Presented by the Grand County Public Library and the Utah Film Center, 12 Years a Slave is based on the incredible true story of one man's fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. 9 Oscar Nominations and 105 Awards. 7 pm Star Hall (159 E. Center St.) For more info visit moablibrary.org or call 435-259-1111.
Sat-Sun 19-20 Free National Park Entrance Day (opening weekend of National Park Week) - Visit all national parks, including Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, for free! For more info visit nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm.
Sun 20 Holiday: Easter
Fri-Sun 25-27 Moab April Action Car Show - Celebrating our 22nd 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. For more info visit moabaprilaction.moab21.com.
May 2014 2014
Thu-Sun 1-4 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.
Sat 3 Gran Fondo Moab - A timed road bicycle event held Moab, Utah. 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. Ride it for fun or race your friends! For more info visit granfondomoab.com or call 435-654-8650.
Sat 3 Amasa - A 16.5, 9.5, and 6.5 mile trail running race featuring Amasa Back and Jackson Hole. For more info visit grassrootsevents.net/home/moabs-red-hot-55k-33k or call 719-429-9501.
Sat 3 Enduro Cup - Race the Magnificent 7 trail system covering 17.5 miles in four timed stages totaling 6.5 miles with 1,800ft descending and 650ft ascending.Pro, amateur, junior divisions for men and women, register online. For more info visit endurocupmtb.com or call 801-349-4612.
Sat-Sun 3-4 United State Team Roping Spanish Trail Classic - Action starts 9 a.m. daily. On Saturday at Noon, there is the JRs 6 and under, 7-9 and 10-12 yr old divisions. Held at Old Spanish Trail Arena, Moab. 3641 S Hwy 191. For more info visit ustrc.com/Calendar/Details.asp?ID=10887 or call 254-968-0002.
Wed-Sat 14-17 Discount Tire Rally on the Rocks - We offer 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.
Fri-Sun 16-18 Willys Overland Rally - Celebrating 5 Years. Join Willys owners from all over the country to celebrate the American Classic - The Willys Overland Station Wagon and Truck! Show and Shine, BBQ, and a Raffle. For more info visit willysrally.com or call 702-622-5688.
Sat 17 Back of Beyond SUP Race - Starting 29 miles from Moab on Highway 128 at historic Dewey Bridge, Back of Beyond SUP Race follows the Colorado River through the spectacular red rock canyons of Southeastern Utah and past some of the world's most breathtaking scenery – through Moab's 'Postcard Alley' and into Utah's own 'back of beyond'. The race will finish 7 miles down river at Hittle Bottom Campground with music, food and fun for racers and spectators alike. For more info visit backofbeyondsup.com or call 435-210-4665.
Sun-Mon* 18-26 goneMOAB - goneMOAB is the premier Nissan offroad and outdoor experience event. goneMOAB takes place every year in Moab, UT and this will be our 13th year! goneMOAB was started in 2002 as a way for Nissan truck and SUV owners to experience some of the best 4-wheeling in the world. In addition to great trail rides you will have the opportunity to experience everything that the amazing Red Rock area of Moab has to offer. For more info visit gonemoab.com or call 501-205-9366.
Sat-Sun 24-25 Moab Arts-Beer-Wine Festival - 21 year old arts festival is adding a beer and wine festival partner for 2014. Live music, beer and wine tastings, over 100 quality artists displaying their art and cultural entertainment for all ages. Free admission at a beautiful shaded city park. For more info visit moabartsfestival.org or call 435-259-8431.
Mon 26 Holiday: Memorial Day
Thu-Sat 29-31 Canyonlands PRCA Rodeo - PRCA Rodeo - Over 50 years of rodeo tradition in Moab. For more info visit moabcanyonlandsrodeo.com or call 435-259-4852.
Thu-Sat 29-31 Moab Wild West MOABA (Most Outstanding Annual Bicycle Adventure) - A spectacular 3-day road bike ride with high adventure options of a river raft ride, a "Canyon By Night Boat Ride," and a mountain bike tour. For more info visit moabmoaba.com or call (801) 654-1144.
June 2014 2014
Fri-Sat 6-7 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.
Sat 7 Flock Together a fundraiser to benefit Second Chance Wildlife Rehabilitation - Daytime event: 10 AM - 1 PM at Youth Garden Project, Moab. Info Booths, Student art exhibit, Kids activities, music. Fun for the whole family. Evening-time event: 6 - 9 PM at Eddie McStiff's, Moab. Live music and silent auction with art and other nice goodies donated by local and out of town artists and businesses. For more info visit wildliferehabilitationinutah.blogspot.com or call 435-650-3441.
Sat-Sun 7-8 Red Rock Circuit - AQHA, UQHA approved horse show with open all breed classes. For more info visit moabhorseshow.org or call 435-259-8240.
Fri-Sat 13-14 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 backroads 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.
Sun-Sat 15-21 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.
Sat 28 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.
July 2014 2014
Fri 4 Holiday: Independence Day
Fri 4 4th of July Celebration in the Park - Fun filled day of music, food and activities, Free Swim starting at 1pm at the Aquatic Center Watermelon eating contest and much more. For more info visit moabchamber.com or call 435-259-7814.
Sat 5 Moab's Alpine to Slickrock 50 Mile - First conceived in 2004, the MAS 50 is the event that brought attention to Moab's trail running scene. Alpine to Slickrock says it all, where else can you cross three mountain passes at or over 11,000 ft. and finish on beautiful slickrock terrain? The MAS 50 is an ultra that will leave even the most seasoned runner wishing he had trained harder! Past runners have even referred to this race as a "mini Hardrock!" For more info visit grassrootsevents.net or call 719-429-9501.
August 2014 2014
Sat 23 Moab Big Mountain Enduro - The Whole Enchilada trail has become known as one of Moab's most cherished and challenging rides. This single-day Big Mountain Enduro stop will combine over 7,500 feet of descending over the course of three stages and will navigate through various climate zones as riders wind their way down from Burro Pass through Hazard County, Kokopelli, UPS, LPS and Porcupine Rim trails. This premier event will serve as the final points race for the 2014 Big Mountain Enduro, which will draw major media exposure and top athletes from across the globe. For more info visit bigmountainenduro.com or call 303-551-4813.
Mon 25 Free National Park Entrance Day (National Park Service Birthday) - Visit all national parks, including Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, for free! For more info visit nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm.
Thu-Sat 28-30 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.
Thu-Mon 8/28-9/8 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 or call 435-259-7003.
Sat-Sun 30-31 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.
September 2014 2014
Thu-Mon 8/28-9/8 Moab Music Festival - Continued (see above)
Mon 1 Holiday: Labor Day
Thu-Sat 11-13 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.
Sat 13 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.
Fri-Tue 19-23 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.
Sat 20 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.
Sat 20 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.
Mon-Sun 22-28 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.
Wed-Sun 24-28 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.
Sat 27 Free National Park Entrance Day (National Public Lands Day) - Visit all national parks, including Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, for free! For more info visit nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm.
October 2014 2014
Wed-Sun 1-5 Outerbike - 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.
Fri-Sat* 3-11 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.
Sat-Sun 4-5 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.
Fri-Sun 10-12 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.
Sat-Mon 11-13 Moab Rocks - Giddy up and get ready to ride Moab! Long known as one of the world's most iconic mountain biking destinations, Moab has played host to riders from far and wide. In recent years, the Moab mountain biking community has worked tirelessly building epic trails and growing its reputation as a mountain bike Mecca. Moab Rocks takes some of the regions best classic and new routes including Klondike, Porcupine Rim and Mag 7 and combines them into a 3-day masterpiece of xc and timed descents in a fully supported format. For more info visit transrockies.com or call 1-866-373-3376.
Mon 13 Holiday: Columbus Day
Sat 18 Castle Valley Gourd Festival - Gourd- and gourd art vendor booths, kids activities, silent auction, parade with Gourdy, the gourd giant, and this year's gourd Goddess and much more! For more info visit gourdfestival.blogspot.com or call 259-0147.
Sun 19 The Other Half, 13.1 mile race - Stunning redrock and mountain views accompany you along the Colorado River at the 11th annual The Other Half in Moab. Fun aid stations and Taiko drummers are along the course and finisher medals, food, music and microbrews await you at the finish at Sorrel River Ranch Resort. For more info visit moabhalfmarathon.com or call 435-259-4525.
Thu-Sun 23-26 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.
Sat 25 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.
Sat 25 Zombi 5k - 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.
November 2014 2014
Wed-Sat 5-8 Moab Senior Games - To improve the quality of life for adults ages 50+ by providing athletic competition and social opportunities that promote a healthy and active lifestyle. For more info visit moabseniorgames.com or call 435-260-0161.
Fri-Sun 7-9 Moab Folk Festival - The Moab Folk Festival is a 3-day music event with 12 performers, workshops, local educational outreach, and art vendors. For more info visit moabfolkfestival.com or call 435-259-3198.
Sat 8 Moab Trail Marathon, 1/2 Marathon, and Adventure 5k - Trail Marathon, 1/2 Marathon, and Adventure 5k featuring the scenic and unique landscape of the Kane Creek corridor of Moab Utah. This is the 2014 Trail Marathon National Championships. For more info visit moabtrailmarathon.com or call 970-389-4838.
Tue 11 Holiday: Veterans Day
Tue 11 Free National Park Entrance Day (Veterans Day) - Visit all national parks, including Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, for free! For more info visit nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm.
Thu 27 Holiday: Thanksgiving Day
December 2014 2014
Sat 6 Winter Sun 10K - A fast course, great raffle prizes and delicious finish food make the 32nd annual Winter Sun 10K a good reason to visit Moab when the air is crisp and the skies are blue and sunny. For more info visit moabhalfmarathon.com or call 435-259-4525.
Thu 25 Holiday: Christmas

Note: All event dates and times are subject to change. Check with event organizers for final date and time verification. This calendar is provided as a courtesy to area visitors. No warranty , express or implied, is made as to the safety or ongoing validity of information listed herein. The Moab Area Travel Council or its agents are not responsible for any liability arising from the use of the information herein.

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