May 4, 2012

Cotton Days 2012 at Washington City (Next to St. George)


Cotton Days 2012


The annual Washington City Cotton Days celebration will include a variety of events, including an ice cream social, junior rodeo , golf, fishing, a movie in the park, breakfast and more to celebrate the city’s history on May 7th -12th. 2012

May 7-12

May 5, 2012

8:00am Ironman Breakfast & Festival @ Buena Vista & Main St (Map)
Come eat pancakes and cheer on the Ironman participants as they pass on their bikes!

May 7, 2012

6:00pm Cotton Days Kick Off @ Washington City Community Center (Map)
Kick of the Cotton Days Celebration with food, swimming, and entertainment. $1 entry for non-members, non-residents. (Members and Residents FREE)

May 8, 2012

6:00pm Barrel Racing @ Millcreek Ranch (Map)

6:00pm Ice Cream Social @ Veterans Park (Map)
Enjoy hayride tours of historical Washington City, square dancing, and of course Ice Cream

May 9, 2012

5:00pm Jr. Rodeo @ Millcreek Ranch (Map)
Watch our local youth in their very own Jr. Rodeo. Register to participate in the event at the WCCC. Spectator fee $5, $20 for family of 6 Entry Form:

May 10, 2012

6:00pm Youth Fishing Derby @ Razor Ridge Urban Fishery (Map)
Bring your poles and fish, fish, fish! Washington City Royalty will be giving out prizes and awards. FREE!

May 11, 2012

9:00am Golf Tournament @ Green Spring Golf Course (Map)
$125 per person for a 2 day tournament. Price includes green fees, cart, prizes, lunch, and payoff.

7:00pm Dusk ’til Dawn Softball Tournament @ Washington City Ball Fields (Map)
The name says it all, play ball from dusk ’til dawn! Registration cost is $250 per team. Sign up at the Washington City Community Center. Flyer and Registration Form:

9:00pm Movie in the Park @ Community Center Park (Map)
Join the Washington City Chamber of Commerce as we watch Puss in Boots on the big screen.

May 12, 2012

7:00am Hell Hole 5K/10K @ Virgin River Trail (Map)
Register at or in person at the WCCC for our 5K or 10K race download the package here:

7:00am Lions Club Pancake @ Veterans Park (Map)
Eat breakfast as you watch the parade at Veterans Park. $5 per plate, $20 per family

9:00am Golf Tournament @ Green Spring Golf Course (Map)
$125 per person for a 2 day tournament. Price includes green fees, cart, prizes, lunch, and payoff.

9:00am Parade @ Telegraph Street 300e-100w (Map)
Parade From 300 E on Telegraph Ending on 100 W. Entry Form:

10:00am Cotton Fest @ Veterans Park (Map)
Celebrate the birth of our great city with a day in the park. Food, vendors, live entertainment, and games.

11:00am Tractor Pull @ Vacant Lot (Map)

6:00pm Team Sorting @ Millcreek Ranch (Map)




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Happy Star Wars Day!! 2012


(May 4th)

In Honor of Star Wars Day 2012

Click on photo below for LEGO Club TV

stars wars day  legos

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May 2, 2012

St. George Events in May 2012

From the pleasant and quaint experiences of a small town to the serious and sophisticated happening of a big city…here’s a small sample of some of the events and activities during May 2012 in St. George, Utah and Surrounding Areas.

 Dino Days in Dixie 2012, April 30-May 5

Here comes Dino Days in Dixie, celebrating the 12th year since the discovery of these remarkable tracks! They will have a new Special Display “Where Do Dinosaurs Get Their Crazy Names?” A Grand Opening will be held on May 1st, there will be fun and games every day that week, new children’s play area, and maybe a surprise newcomer to the museum! Build a “new” dinosaur on the magnet board, create new dino names, or decipher the coded names in the exhibit. 10am-6pm, $6 Adults, $3 children, 2180 East Riverside Drive, 435-574-3466

 Ancestor Square Concert Series, every Thursday

7pm-8:30pm FREE, Sit near the rippling brook on the green facing the old Jail House patio, with the aromas of Italian, Mexican and Tai food wafting through a soft evening breeze as you sit back and enjoy the original tunes of new SUSWA songwriters and performers. Bring your blanket/lawn chair and come and enjoy the evening.  (Just one block from Best Western Coral Hills) 2 West, St. George Blvd.  435-674-1674

 “CLASS” performed at Kayenta Outdoor Theater, May 3-5

Enjoy this talented troupe of players performing “CLASS”. Tickets $15, From Best Western Coral Hills turn right on St. George Blvd, proceed to and turn right onto Bluff Street and go west on Sunset Blvd through Santa Clara until it becomes Hwy 91. Follow the signs to Kayenta. Turn right and drive one mile. 435-652-8318

 International Star Wars Day, May 4th

May the forth be with you!  Check out our block for a great summary of one of the Star Wars episodes thanks to LEGO Club TV.

 St. George Ironman 2012, May 5th

Saturday May 5th The last year of a full St. George Ironman.  Touted as possibly the most challenging Ironman course in the world beginning in 2013 the new course will become an Ironman 70.3.  The finish line is only three blocks away from the Best Western Coral Hills.

 Cotton Days 2012, Washington City, May 5-12th

Come celebrate 155 years of Washington City with weeklong activities and events.  The Cotton Days parade will be Saturday, May 12th at 9am followed by the Cotton Fest at the city park.

See our Cotton Days Blog for more information.   

 Ivins Fitness Festival 2012, May 5th

Located at Unity Park and designated viewing area for the bicycle portion of the Ironman St. George.  The Fitness Festival will include an area to view the riders with music, food, youth activities and vendors from 9am to 3pm at 400 South 200 West, Ivins, Utah

 Cinco de Mayo, St. George 2012 (May 5th of course)

Located only three blocks away from the Best Western Coral Hills celebrate with all the music, food and dancing.  This family event takes place at the Catholic Church parking lot from 10am – 8pm at 157 North 200 West. St. George.

 Waste Water Treatment Plant Tours,  May 8

Ever wonder about how our waste water is processed and treated? What is done with it? Where does it go? This extensive tour will educate and show you those poecesses. 1pm – 4pm, FREE, 3780 S 1550 W, Bloomington.  Take Exit 4 off I-15 to Pioneer Rd South-take a Right onto Man-of-War and cont. to S Bloomington Rd-turn left and follow to 1550 W and turn left-cont to 3780 S and turn Right. Treatment Plant will be at the end of the road. Julie 673-3617

 Brian Regan at Tuacahn, May 10-12

LOL (Laugh out loud) with Brian Regan at 8pm. Brian has become so popular he now has three performance dates to choose from.  If you are in the area do not miss this opportunity to enjoy this most talented comic.  Performing at Tuacahn:  1100 Tuacahn Drive, Ivins, Utah. Tickets are $34.50-$44.50. or 435-652-3300

 Culinary Water Plan Treatment Tours May 11

Ever wonder about how our drinking water is processed and treated before it reaches our homes? This extensive tour will educate and show you those processes. 9am-1pm every half hour, FREE. Just off Highway 9, Take exit 16 off I-15 to Hwy 9. Watch for Quail Creek Reservoir Sign and turn left.  Julie 435-673-3617

 Southwest Symphony Orchestra, May 11-12

Presenting “From Bach to Broadway” at 7:30pm at the Cox Performing Arts Center, located on the Dixie State College campus at 325 S 700 E, St. George. Tickets are $15. To purchase tickets online or learn more about the Southwest Symphony Orchestra go to or call 435-652-7800

 5th Annual New Visions Art Show and Sale, May 11-12

 This year’s New Visions Annual Art Show will feature more than 30 acclaimed artists participating in the art show, sale, and “Quick-Draw” painting event.  The show and sale will take place noon-8pm on May 11th and 8am-4pm, May 12th with a silent auction at 2pm at the Santa Clara Town Hall, 2603 Santa Clara Drive, Santa Clara. Call 435-313-5008

 Crown Fighting Championships, May 12

St. George Utah’s Premier MMA event, showcasing St. George’s local professional & amateur fighters pitted against Utah and Las Vegas’s finest. 7pm-10pm, Dixie Center 1835 Convention Center Drive.  Tickets $20-$40,

 Foundation of DRMC Evening “Classic” 2012, May 16

Open to the public, this annual fundraiser to help fight against cancer welcomes golfers and non-golfers alike to participate in the “classic” evening from 6-10pm at the Dixie Center, 1835 Convention Center Drive, St. George.  The cost is $50 per person, complimentary to those who pay the golf sponsorship fee. Call435-251-2484.  Room are 20% off for those attending the event who stay at the Best Western Coral Hills from out of town.

 Downtown, Ancestor Square Farmers Market  

Sample, view and buy some of the locally grown food and products produced in the southern Utah area. Every Saturday 8am –noon. Only one block away from the Best Western Coral Hills at 2 West, St. George Blvd (Ancestor Square) 435-632-3721

 Zion Flute Festival 2012, at Springdale, May 17-19

A celebration of life, music and beauty at the 8th annual Zion Flute Festival at 118 Lion Blvd, Springdale, with evening concerts at the O. C. Tanner Amphitheater in Springdale.  Entrance is $5 for the festival, $25 for the evening concerts. Children are free. has more information.

 What Women Want Expo 2012, St. Goerge, May 18-19

On May 18th, 10am-8pm and May 19th 10am-pm find out all the latest and greatest stuff at the annual What Women Want Expo 2012.  Located at the Dixie Center, 1835 Convention Center Drive, St. George, just 3 miles and 7 minutes from Best Western Coral Hills.  Tickets are $5 at the door or $3 if purchased in advance at The Spectrum newspaper office at 275 East, St. George Blvd (Just one block from the Hotel).

Or you can always purchase online at  435-674-6244

 The Thomas Brothers, May 18-19

From Branson, MO to Las Vegas, NV, the Thomas Brothers are a class act; voices with style, beauty and richness True Entertainers. Enjoy music of the 40s, 50s, the best of Broadway, Gospel and Country! Ross and Rhett are currently performing their own show in Europe on the Windstar cruise line, and you still see them with the Osmond Brothers on tour. Before joining the Osmond’s, the Thomas Brothers enjoyed Headlining at the Music City Centre in Branson, MO.
The Thomas Brothers career has taken them to over 30 states and 13 countries on land and sea. From the Everly Brothers to Broadways Phantom of the Opera, this duo speaks variety, professionalism and true showmanship! Bringing the best of their careers together, this brother team connects with their audience through music, dancing and laughter. Enjoy the best of theatre, just outside of the Beautiful Zion National Park.

7pm-9pm,  $15 Adults, $10 Child, 897 Zion Park Blvd, Springdale, Utah,

 SG Triathlon, May 19

Sprint, Olympic & Kids Triathlons, Overall, Age Group, Clydesdale, Athena & Relay Divisions, USAT Sanctioned / Certified Race Director, Accurate Chip Timing, The first of 2 events in our Twin Tri Series, FREE post-race meal & massage! No Park Entrance Fees on Race Day! No Registration Transaction Fees! FREE Race!  7am until 1pm, Hurricane, Utah$70-$90,

 WCBRA Barrel Race, May 22

Washington County Barrel Racing Association, 6:30pm-10pm, 5500 W 700 S, Hurricane, From I-15 take exit 16, travel east on SR 9 and turn right at 5300 West. Dana Hulet 435-632-0745

 NBHA Barrel Race, May 26

Barrel racing in conjunction with the National Barrel Horse Association. 7pm-10pm. 5500 W 700 S, Hurricane, From I-15 take exit 16, travel east on SR 9 and turn right at 5300 West. Janie Johnson 435-674-5524



Cinco de Mayo, St. George, UT 2012

 cinco de Mayo, St. George, UTah  2012

 The Cinco de Mayo festivities for St. George, Utah will be held on May 5th PERFECT!

Food, kids booths, games and entertainment will take place at 157 North 200 West in the parking lot of the St. George Catholic Church.  From 10am till 8pm.

The St. George Catholic church is only three blocks away from the Best Western Coral Hills!  Once again we are close the big happenings in town, you could walk there and enjoy the St. George Historic District while going to and returning from the event.

Cinco de Mayo ENTERTAINMENT Schedule    May 5, 2012

10:30am          Parade of Typical Mexican Folkloric Dresses 

11:00 – 11:30   Mexican Folkloric Dances from different groups from the church boys,

                            girls, ladies, and a couple visiting from another Church

11:30 – 12:00   Kids from Dixie Sun Elementary will do a Drum performance

12:00               Announcement of the Basket Raffle for the Golf Tournament

12:00 – 12:45   Luis (from Casa Dona Maria) will sing Mexican Traditional Mariachi Music

                             A dance performed by boys from Church in the middle

12:45- 1:15      Presentation of the Princesses, Prince and participants for Queen

1:15  - 2:00      Grupo Fuego will perform some Hip-Hop and Jazz

2:00 – 3:00       “Las Palomas” Group will perform Spanish Flamenco Dances, combined

                            with Mexican Typical Dances

3:00 – 3:30       Queen and King presentation 

3:30 – 4:15       Mexican Folkloric Dances from different regions of Mexico performed by

                             kids and ladies of the church

4:15 – 4:45       Singer from North Utah will interpret Mexican Mariachi Music


While many believe that the holiday of Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of Mexico’s Independence Day, this is an incorrect assumption. To learn of the actual significance of Cinco de Mayo, watch this short video history of the actual significance of Cinco de Mayo by  For the origins of Cinco de Mayo please click the “link below”. 



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May 1, 2012

Ivins Fitness Festival

Ivins Fitness Festival 2012

The Ivins Fitness Festival is an event that came into being because UNITY Park is the official viewing location for the bicycle portion of Ironman St. George, in fact, the original Ironman course was changed so that the race would come into Ivins. On Saturday, May 5, when Ivins City hosts the third annual Ivins Fitness Festival, we plan to focus more on the riders and supporting them and cheering them than we have in the past. We are planning to bring all of our activities, vendors, entertainment and music closer to the participants so that they know that people are there supporting them in this incredible physical feat they are involved in.

Schedule of Events: 

6:30 a.m. – Free 4 Mile Fun Run – this is a true fun run, no t-shirts or timing just running for the health of it. There will be refreshments for all runners. We still need you to register if you plan to run.

9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.– Activities in the park will include: watching riders as they fly by, demonstrations by former Biggest Loser contestants, Tennis Demonstrations, Free Throw competition, Two Ball tournament, bounce house, slides, climbing wall, healthy vendors and food.

See site for road closure/traffic information:

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