April 29, 2010



Join us in welcoming 2,200 Ironman athletes the weekend of May 1, 2010! 

They come from approximately 30 countries and 47 states.

Information for the 2010 St. George Festival

Welcome to the first annual Ford Ironman Festival presented by the City of St. George! Join St. George and surrounding communities on Historic Main Street for two days of food, entertainment and culture as we welcome athletes and visitors from all over the world to the pinnacle of triathlon events, the Ford Ironman Series.

Set in the Historic District in Downtown St. George, the Ford Ironman Festival is adjacent to the transition two and finish line venues at the popular Town Square. Friday will feature live music, art strolls, food, children’s activities and the first annual Ford Ironman Kids Run. Saturday the event moves to St. George Boulevard to accommodate the Ironman bike and run course and will feature food, children’s activities and cultural exhibits. Both days are free to the public!

Dates, locations and hours of operation:

Friday, April 30th 11:00 am to 9:00 pm on Historic Main Street (between St. George Boulevard and Tabernacle Street) Ford Ironman Kids Run at 6:00 pm on Main Street near Tabernacle Roundabout)

Saturday, May 1st 11:00 am to 11:00 pm on St. George Boulevard (between Main Street and 100 West)

Dear Athletes,

On behalf of the Ironman Team, welcome to the 2010 Ford Ironman St. George! We are excited to be a part of the inaugural event, held in one of the most beautiful locations in the world.

The striking scenery of the St. George area provides a spectacular setting for the event. Athletes will enjoy swimming in the cool, clear waters of Sand Hollow reservoir and the challenge of a two-loop bike course that travels through Washington County. The bike course takes athletes from the red sandstonebluffs in the south to the edge of the Dixie National Forest in the north. The two-loop run includes downtown St. George and the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve. Visitors will enjoy the pristine beauty and refreshing activities in Zion National Park, Snow Canyon State Park and the local communities as well.

We would like to thank Washington County, the cities of St. George, Washington, Hurricane, Ivins and Santa Clara, as well as all of the agencies and volunteers in these communities who have come together to make this event possible.

Enjoy your time in southern Utah and good luck to you for a safe and successful race.

Paul Huddle, Roch Frey, & Jeff Gardner

Ironman, Co-Race Directors

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April 14, 2010

FREE Entrance Days to the National Parks

There are several dates this year you may want to mark on your calendar or schedule into your vacation.  Every year  there are certain dates when over 100 national parks entrance fees are waived.  That being said it’s nice to know there are 392 national parks that NEVER charge an entrance fee.  The dates to be aware of are:
April 17-25, 2010 (National Park Week)

September 25, 2010 (Public Lands Day)

November 11, 2010 (Veterans Day)

Area National Parks Include:


Arches, Bryce, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Cedar Breaks, Dinosaur, Glen Canyon, Golden Spike, Hovenweep, Natural Bridges & Zion


Death Valley, Lake Mead


Casa Grande, Glen Canyon, Grand Canyon, Lake Mead, Pipe Spring

Go to: http://www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm for a complete listing of free parks by state.

Enjoy YOUR National Parks!!!

Filed under: FREE Things To DO,National Parks,Travel Tips admin @ 5:00 pm

Dixie Escalante Kite Festival

The Dixie Escalante Kite Festival aims to promote reading as a habit and encourage students to engage in family-oriented physical activity. On the day of the event, qualifying students earn a high-quality kite or book for their reading efforts. Entrance to the festival is free and everyone is welcome to bring their own kite and hoist it into the air.  The festival is conveniently located at the SunRiver Golf Course off Exit 2 of I-15. From St. George, simply drive south on I-15 past Exit 4 (where the Bloomington Walmart is located) until you reach Exit 2. Parking and shuttles for the event is free and located just off the freeway. This event takes place on April 17, 2010 from 10am-9pm. Visit there website at http://www.dixiekitefestival.com

Filed under: Area Events,FREE Things To DO admin @ 4:07 pm

April 12, 2010

Days of Camelot: May 28 – May 31 – Huzzah!

Wander through our streets and visit these Faire Folk into another time:

King Arthur and Queen Guinevere, Sir Lancelot and the Great Knights of the Roundtable, Merlin the Magician, Queen Morgan le Fay, The Giant Green Knight, Lady Elaine and lusty women, brave Scots, wenches, dancers, pages, squires, mimes, magicians, merry musicians, and all the Lords and Ladies of the Court.

And don’t miss our Parades & Processions and full contact jousting performed daily by the Knights of Mayhem.  Even demonstrations in falconry, fencing, weaponry, juggling and much more will amaze you when you attend the Days of Camelot. Continuous entertainment from local and statewide performing groups can also be seen throughout the day on our various stages.

DIRECTIONS:  From I-15 take Exit 16 and head East onto SR9 for approximately 2.5 miles.  Turn right at 5300 West (follow the flags and Camelot signs).


FAMILY PASS……………………………….$30.00

INDIVIDUAL PASS………………………….$10.00

CHILDREN (5-12)…………………………..$6.00

SENIORS (65+)……………………………..$6.00

Discounted tickets typically available at the Best Western Coral Hills

 To order tickets in advance please email info@daysofcamelot.com  or call 435-688-2990.

Filed under: Area Events,Holiday Events,Shopping!!!! admin @ 7:21 am

April 5, 2010

Broadway Quality at Tuacahn

Tuacahn’s Theater Package

 2010 packages as low as $129.00 which includes:

  • • Two Queen or one King sized room
    • Two area 2 tickets to any of Tuacahn’s summer performances
    • Additional discounted tickets and group pricing available
    • Call 1-800-542-7733 to book or for more details
  • Tarzan                  June 7 – October 15
  • Cats                     June 8 – August 14
  • Crazy for You      August 26 – October 16
  • www.tuacahn.org

Filed under: Theater & Film,Tuacahn admin @ 4:40 pm