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April 2021

Amasa Trail Race

April 17

Amasa Trail Race is a 25K, 15K, and 10.5K through one of Moab's most prized trail systems. Run past petroglyphs, the famous whale rock, red rock, canyons, and the Colorado River, as you experience the desert in the spring time.

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June 2021

Walt Dabney ~ Public Lands: Where, Why and How?

June 10 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moab Information Center, 25 E Center St
Moab, 84532 United States
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Join former National Park Ranger and Superintendent and Texas State Parks Director, Walt Dabney for answers to these, and more, questions: Where did our Public Lands come from? Why do the western states have lots and other states almost none? How were states formed? What does the Constitution say about these lands? What was the effect of the Homestead Act and the Railroad Act? How were National Parks and Forests established? Why are these lands held “in common”, so important…

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Moab Free Concert Series

June 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Swanny City Park, 400 N 150 W
Moab, UT 84532 United States
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Moab Free Concert Series takes place Fridays from 7:00pm - 9:00pm at Swanny City Park. The lineup is as follows: June 11th - Bonnie Paine and Bridget Law July 30th - Steve Poltz August 27th - TBA

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Dog Paddle

June 12 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ken’s Lake, 38.4790437927457, -109.42827800058024 + Google Map

Come join Underdog at the Boat Ramp at Ken's Lake for a dog and family friendly event! We will have beer catered by Moab Brewery and food by Moab Kitchen. The lake will be filled with dogs, paddle boards, and a water trampoline. Its sure to be fun for all!

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July 2021

Independence Day Celebration

July 4

Celebrate Independence Day in Moab! Activities will include booths, volleyball tournament, water truck spray down, free swim, beer garden and a concert in the park. Fireworks begin after dark, and are visible from just about anywhere in town.

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Robert Anderson ~ Founding Fathers: The Creation of Canyonlands National Park

July 8 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moab Information Center, 25 E Center St
Moab, 84532 United States
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The vision of Charlie Steen, Bates Wilson and Stewart Udall paved the way for the creation of Canyonlands National Park. Charlie Steen represents the Atomic Energy Commission who provided access to the White Rim Sandstone via the White Rim Road. Bates Wilson Represents the vision of having a National Park that would protect the confluence. Wilson wanted to protect a million acres of wild canyon country and generate a sustainable economy via tourism. Stewart Udall provided the political support needed…

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Jeff Moore ~ Vibration and the Lifecycle of Natural Arches: Decoding the Language of Stone

July 22 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moab Information Center, 25 E Center St
Moab, 84532 United States
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Rock arches are dynamic, sensitive and fragile landforms, and are constantly broadcasting their state health; we need only listen with the right set of tools to experience and begin to interpret this language. The iconic arches of Utah’s red rock desert are constantly in motion, trembling in resonance with the forces of the Earth. The natural frequencies of vibration are in turn controlled by geometry and material properties and combine to reveal a distinct vibrational fingerprint unique to every landform.…

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Moab Free Concert Series

July 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Swanny City Park, 400 N 150 W
Moab, UT 84532 United States
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Moab Free Concert Series takes place Fridays from 7:00pm - 9:00pm at Swanny City Park. The lineup is as follows: June 11th - Bonnie Paine and Bridget Law July 30th - Steve Poltz August 27th - TBA

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August 2021

Moab Free Concert Series

August 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Swanny City Park, 400 N 150 W
Moab, UT 84532 United States
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Moab Free Concert Series takes place Fridays from 7:00pm - 9:00pm at Swanny City Park. The lineup is as follows: June 11th - Bonnie Paine and Bridget Law July 30th - Steve Poltz August 27th - TBA

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Moab Music Festival

August 30 - September 16

Every September, 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. Called music in concert with the landscape®, celebrating old and new chamber music, jazz with a Latin flavor, and traditional music from around the globe.

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September 2021

MIC Lecture: Elsie Fisher & Tina Carpenter ~ Why do we love Arches National Park?!

September 2 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Moab Information Center, 25 E Center St
Moab, 84532 United States
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Is it just the arches or is there something more? Join Rangers Elsie and Tina to chat about what makes Arches so special and why it's worth protecting for future generations.

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MIC Lecture: Paul Stolen ~ Photography Impacts & Influences in our Public Lands

September 9 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Moab Information Center, 25 E Center St
Moab, 84532 United States
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Join us for an exploration of photography and its impacts at Arches National Park and other public lands over time. We'll discuss advances in technology and how it affects the way we take and view images. We'll also share best practices for shooting photography outdoors. This program is great for anyone - no photography experience required!

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Red Sand Powwow

September 11 @ 12:00 pm - September 12 @ 6:00 pm
Old Spanish Trail Arena, 3641 S Highway 191
Moab, UT 84532 United States
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1st Annual Red Sand Powwow being held in Moab! The theme is Healing through Dance, Music & Celebration. There will be Dance & Drumming competitions, Jingle dance demonstrations, Food Vendors, Art Vendors as well as informational booths. We will be following strict Covid protocols and will have hand-washing stations, masks & information on how to stay healthy at this event. Join Us! Saturday 9/11 - noon to 10:00pm Sunday 9/12 - noon to 6:00pm.

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MIC Lecture: Kristin Vinduska ~ This Must Be The Place

September 16 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Moab Information Center, 25 E Center St
Moab, 84532 United States
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This program focuses on stories of survival in the desert. Explore how humans have become attached to this place and hear unique stories of perseverance, triumphs, and failures in an unforgiving landscape. Learn about hunting and gathering, agriculture, ranching, mining, and the tourism boom to discover how people have made a life off the land for ages and what has brought them here. Ask yourself, "What drew me to this area and in the end, answer the question: "Is this…

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Moab Celtic Festival, Scots on the Rocks Moab

September 17 @ 5:00 pm - September 19 @ 6:00 pm
Center Street Ballpark, 250 E Center St, Moab
moab, UT 84532 United States
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The Moab Celtic Festival brings to life the rich heritage and colorful history of Scottish and Celtic cultures through education, crafts, music, highland dance competition and athletic competitions. Patrons can listen to the crowds cheering for the athletes, while watching the swirly skirts and dancing feet of the highland dancers. Many clans will be in attendance to share their history and information about their clan. Enjoy Celtic food, shop our many vendors and register for door prizes!

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Fun, Free Concert at the Library!

September 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Grand County Public Library, 257 E Center St
Moab, 84532 United States
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Ready for something different? Join us for a free, outdoor concert at the Library! Shangalu is a Colombian project with its own vibrant and unique musical style, incorporating influences such as reggae, funk, Caribbean style, soukous, afrobeat, bullerengue, and cumbia among others. Singer and musician Arthur is visiting Moab to record his music and will perform from the band’s repertoire. Free! Friday, September 17 at 7 pm in the library’s courtyard.

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MIC Lecture: Evelyn Tewksbury ~ Moon Dance

September 23 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Moab Information Center, 25 E Center St
Moab, 84532 United States
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Has science gone too far... or not far enough? Spend an evening exploring our evolving relationship with the Moon and learn about the power of dark skies.

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MIC Lecture: Robert Anderson ~ Soundscapes

September 30 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Moab Information Center, 25 E Center St
Moab, 84532 United States
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Examine how noise pollution influences wildlife patterns and the visitor experience within Canyonlands National Park. Beep Beep Beep! Tweet tweet! Sounds are all around us and play an important role in our experience with the landscape. The National Park Service is beginning to understand the relationship between sound and the inherit resources within the park. By preserving the natural sound we all can enjoy our national wonders a little more.

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October 2021

Free Outdoor Movie: Wild Rivers Film Tour

October 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Center Street Ballpark, 250 E Center St, Moab
moab, UT 84532 United States
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A celebration of wild rivers and a call to action for protecting more of the rivers we all cherish! Bring your own chairs/blankets and be sure to join us for a post-film discussion. Free! Presented by Grand County Public Library and American Rivers.

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Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival

October 2 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Old Spanish Trail Arena, 3641 S Highway 191
Moab, UT 84532 United States
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The Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour is returning to Moab this fall! In an effort to provide as COVID safe of an environment as possible, this year’s presentation will be held outdoors at the Old Spanish Trail Arena-Pavilion on October 2nd at 7 pm. Tickets are $20 and proceeds will benefit the Utah Avalanche Center Moab. Additional proceeds will go to support the Lower Utah Nordic Alliance (LUNA). This marks the 18th anniversary of this classic Moab event…

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