April 29, 2011

Prairie Dogs – Concert in the Park 7:30pm

 

Concert In the Park Series

Concert In the Park Series

On May 9th, The Prairie Dogs well known for their Bluegrass, and Cowboy Swing will be giving a FREE public performance at 7:30pm at the Vernon Worthen Park at 300 S 400 E, in St. George.  The park is only 3 blocks away from the Best Western Coral Hills.

The Best Western Coral Hills is a proud sponsor of the 2011 St. George Concert in the Park Series.  All concerts are open to the public and free of charge.  Hosted every second Monday from April through September and start at 7:30pm

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April 27, 2011

Los Lobos Performs at Tuacahn!

LOS LOBOS

Los Lobos Band

Los Lobos Band

 

A rare example of longevity in a volatile music world that stresses style over substance, Los Lobos’ lineup has remained uninterrupted since 1984, when saxophonist/keyboardist Steve Berlin joined original members Pérez, Hidalgo, Rosas and Lozano, each of whom had been there since the beginning in 1973. Wednesday, May 4, 2011
8:00 PM MST $19.50-$29.50

Click here to buy tickets online via the Tuachan link.

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April 25, 2011

Don Mclean Performs at Tuacahn!

DON MCLEAN

Don Mclean to perform at Tuacahn

Don McLean’s superstar status is always attributed to his remarkable song, “American Pie” which, in 2000, once again topped the charts worldwide, this time recorded by Madonna. Back in 1972, “Vincent” (‘Starry Starry Night’) — taken from the American Pie album — gave Don McLean a second number one hit single and another landmark entry in the history of popular music. Some people are amazed when they read how successful “American Pie Man,” Don McLean, has been. Far from fading away (like some of his 1970s singer – songwriter contemporaries), Don has very much remained in the upper echelons of popular music. Friday, May 6, 2011  8:00 PM MST  $24.50-$34.50

Click HERE to book your tickets directly with Tuacahn!

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April 24, 2011

IRONMAN IS BACK! May 4-7, 2011

Click Here for Ironman Mainpage
Click Here for Ironman Mainpage

Welcome to the second annual Ford Ironman Triathalon! Touted as one of the toughest courses in the world!

The 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!

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April 22, 2011

St. George Art Festival – Only Two Blocks Away!

The St. George Art Festival is April 22 & 23
From 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

St. George Art Festival - Art, Music & Food

The St. George Art Festival began 31 years ago showcasing the many artists who call St. George their home. Over the years it has expanded to include over 110 artists juried from hundreds of entries from throughout the United States. This festival has regional appeal for both artists and festival goers. Displaying thousands of original works of art, the festival is punctuated with pageantry, music and food. Townsfolk and visitors from around the West converge in the beautiful town of St. George on Easter weekend, one of the busiest travel weekends of the year. The festival takes place in the beautiful Town Square, the centerpiece of the Historic District, just two blocks away from the Best Western Coral Hills. The Art Festival is known for consistently outstanding artwork, and does all it can to send the message to artists that they are appreciated and valued guests.  

The festival also celebrates the performing arts with continuous entertainment performed on three separate stages. In addition a children’s area provides hands on creative opportunities for budding artists.  The aroma and distinctive flavors of ethnic food can be found throughout the show (including Native American, Greek, Mexican, Italian, Polynesian, American, BBQ and many others).

Artists and visitors are urged to make reservations well in advance. The accommodations throughout the county fill quickly.

Best Western Coral Hills 800-542-7733

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April 19, 2011

Festival of Fabric Art – April 22-23

Dixie Quilt Guild
Dixie Quilt Guild

Into quilting?  It’s a bigger deal than you might think.

 This years’ Festival of Fabric will be held at the Dixie Center Convention Center where over 200 quilts will be on display.  Vendors have come from all over the mountain west from Arizona, California, Colorado, Montana, Nevada, Idaho, Utah and Washington.  The Silver Thimble Award Winner, Marva Dalebout is the featured quilter at this event.

Prizes including a Babylock Sewing Machine will be given away! On the stage there will be ongoing free lectures and demos each day. Saturday 1pm School of Threadology. By Dr. Bob of Superior Threads.

 Admission:      Adults $5        Under 10 $3       Under 6 Free

 April 22 9am-6pm,  April 23 9ma-5pm

Dixie Quilt Guild

        Dixie Quilt Guild

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April 18, 2011

SUNTRAN is St. George’s Public Tranportation

Click Here for Suntran Website

Click HERE for Suntran Website

The Suntran Website has been designed to provide everything you need to know to ride SunTran. However, if you have any questions, please call them at 673-TRAN (8726).

SunTran is the City of St. George’s public transit system. Whether you need a ride to work, school, shopping or somewhere fun, we offer you an easy, comfortable and economical alternative to driving. St. George is committed to providing public transportation service that shines!

Hours and Holidays

SunTran buses run Monday through Saturday, from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. The buses do not run on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Pioneer Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

Four Convenient Routes

SunTran buses provide service on four routes throughout St. George. Buses run Monday through Saturday from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. The four routes connect at our Transit Center at Dixie State College 100 South 1000 East. All routes depart from the transit center every 40 minutes.

Comfortable Buses

SunTran’s eye-catching buses are climate controlled for year-round comfort and are fully wheelchair accessible. Our buses are also equipped with bike racks so you can bike to the bus stop and then take your bike along for the ride.

Click Here for Suntran Website

Click Here for Suntran Website

Over 60 Bus Stops Citywide

SunTran buses pick up and drop off passengers at over 60 bus stops throughout St. George. Each stop is marked with this type of sign. For safety and convenience, many stops are located off of the highway in parking lots or on side streets. If you are unsure of the location of a stop, call us for directions. To make riding SunTran as comfortable as possible, we will be adding bus shelters at popular bus stops.

 Fares and Passes

Your can pay your fare in cash or with one of our convenient pre-paid passes.

Cash Fares

You can pay your fare in cash by simply dropping the exact change in the farebox. Exact fare required. Drivers cannot make change.

CASH FARES

Regular: $1.00
Discount: $.50
Discount for seniors (65+), persons with disabilities and Medicare cardholders.

Children: Free
Under 6 years, with a fare-paying adult

Click Here for Suntran Website

Click Here for Suntran Website

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April 15, 2011

Western Festival & Military Expo

Western Festival & Military Expo

Click Here for Link to WestX Home Page

Western Festival Cowboy Mounted Shooters

Western Festival Cowboy Mounted Shooters

The WestX Western Festival & Military Expo is coming to Southern Utah & The Boys are Back In Town!!! Get ready for the PBR Bull Riders to once again take Southern Utah by Storm!!! Come see the KONY Country Mounted Cowboy Shooters, enjoy music and fun activities all day every day on the KCSG Band-Stage, watch the good ol’ boys compete in our Antique Tractor Pulls, enjoy the incredible aroma’s of the IBCA State Championship BBQ Contest, shop till you drop at the biggest Western Art & Trade Show in Southern Utah, push the limits at their fabulous Carnival, and help raise awareness and much needed money at the Charity Chili Cook-Off & Community Services Fair!

Can you smell the cookin’ already!??! This is sure to be a highlight of our event as we bring in BBQ cookers from all over the country to compete for $10,000 in prize money and a
Western Festival BBQ Cookoff

Western Festival BBQ Cookoff

chance to compete in the Jack Daniels World Championship Invitational Barbecue Contest. This BBQ Contest will be judged by our City Mayors from Washington, Iron, and Kane Counties.

Each PBR event features the top 45 PBR riders who put their bodies to the test and they battle to determine just who the ultimate bull rider is. Riders try to stay on a bucking bull for eight seconds, and riders are judged on their performance as well as how the bull performs. 

Western Festival PBR Riding

Western Festival PBR Riding

If a rider selects a tougher bull to ride, then that decisions will be taken into account by the judges. After the first round, the 15 riders with the highest points total square off for a second round, called the “short go,” and after all round are complete the rider with the highest point total wins that PBR Competition.

Here is your chance to pick up some of the best in country and western wear, gear, jewelry & More! Looking to pick up a new pair of boots? How about some specialty leather work or art? 
Western Festival Tradeshow

Western Festival Tradeshow

This is the place to come! We have worked very hard to ensure that your western experience is complete. You will be sure to go home with the warm feeling down home country living has to offer. So be sure to mark this down on your calendar and bring your friends. You won’t be dissapointed!!!

 
Events will be held at the Washington County Regional Park [Click HERE for Directions] just minutes from St. George, Utah and the Best Western Coral Hills.
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April 11, 2011

Zion National Park – Kolob Canyons

Zion National Park Kolob Canyons

There are two Kolob sections in Zion National Park; Kolob Canyons located 18-miles south of Cedar City and Kolob Terrace accessed from the town of Virgin, 12-miles from the south entrance of the main section of the park. Both Kolob sections can proudly boast of their magnificent mountains of red sandstone, however the two are as different from each other as they are from Zion Canyon or Zion’s east side.  Kolob Canyons is a remote 30,000 acre block of the park which is located northwest of Zion Canyon.  Its set at a higher elevation than the main park, in fact, it boasts of having the parks highest peak – Horse Ranch Mountain at 8726 feet and some of Zion’s youngest strata. 

Directions – To get to it from Cedar City, travel south on I-15 and take exit 40.  From Zion’s main section, exit the park from Zion’s south entrance.  Drive on SR-9 through the small towns of Springdale, Rockville and Virgin.  Turn right at the stop light in La Verkin and travel through Toquerville to I-15.  Take I-15 north and exit at the signed exit for Kolob Canyons.  It will take about 90-minutes (40-miles) to travel from Zion’s south entrance to Kolob Canyons. Kolob Canyons is open year-round however the road can close due to snow.

The 7-day Zion pass is good for all sections of Zion.
Kolob Canyons Visitor Center:  435.586.9548 Open daily except for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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April 10, 2011

Entrance FREE at Zion & Bryce National Parks

April 16th-24th is National Park Week.  In celebration, they are waiving entrance fees to parks such as Bryce Canyon, Zion, and Kolob Canyon! For a full list of fee FREE dates and all participating Parks visit: http://www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm.

 

*Fee waiver includes: entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. Other fees such as reservation, camping, tours, concession and fees collected by third parties are not included unless stated otherwise.

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