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. www.tuacahn.org 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 www.southwestsymphony.org 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, www.crownfights.com

 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. www.zionflutefest.com 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 www.whatwomenwantexpo.com.  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,  www.thethomasbrothers.com

 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, http://bbsctri.com/sg-tri

 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

 

 

March 5, 2012

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee At Tuacahn

THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE is a hilarious tale of overachievers’ angst chronicling the experience of six adolescent outsiders vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime.

The show’s Tony Award winning creative team has created the unlikeliest of hit musicals about the unlikeliest of heroes: a quirky yet charming cast of outsiders for whom a spelling bee is the one place where they can stand out and fit in at the same time.

Tickets now on sale!  Call Best Western Coral Hills direct for package pricing that includes the room and tickets.

The production is performed at the Indoor Hafen Theatre at Tuacahn

July 6 – August 11, 2012  Tues – Sat, 7:30pm

Matinees on Fri & Sat 3:00pm

 

 

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February 27, 2012

Disney’s Aladdin at Tuacahn

Disney's Aladdin at Tuacahn near St. George, UT

Take a magical carpet ride to the Southern Utah desert when Tuacahn becomes an Arabian oasis in this new stage adaptation of the beloved Disney film. Filled with delightful songs, enchanting characters, and hilarious comedy, Aladdin is an adventure you won’t want to miss.

 This Broadway-style stage production features all of the classic songs from the film, including “Friend Like Me,” “A Whole New World,” “One Jump Ahead,” “Prince Ali,” and more. The show also includes additional songs originally written for the film by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman but which did not make the final cut.

 Now you can experience this truly magical tale in a thrilling new way as only Tuacahn can do it!

 June 8 – August 31, 2012 Mon, Wed & Fri

September 3 October 19, 2012 Mon, Wed, Thu & Fri

Call direct for package rates when purchasing your room with tickets at Best Western Coral Hills

Now on sale!

 

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February 15, 2012

Laser Tag Minitaure Golf

Laxer Mania Family Fun Center

Laxer Mania Family Fun Center

Family Fun at its Finest!

Conveniently located in downtown St. George, Laser Mania is the perfect place to take your family and friends for a great time. One reason is because it is only two doors down from Best Western Coral Hills.  You won’t have to drive anywhere! You’ll have a blast enjoying Laser Tag, Blacklight Mini Golf, the 4D Movie Ride, Bumper Cars, and our large arcade. To top it all off, our birthday parties are out of this world! It’s all-out fun around here! 
 
Time Chasers New 4D Movie!

We’re excited to announce the newest movie available in our 4D Movie Ride – Time Chasers.Far in the future, you’re hot on the chase in your flying police car as time bandits try to steal from the Titanic, a medieval castle, and real dinosaurs! Recommended for all ages.

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February 13, 2012

Zion Country Action Tours

A Lifetime Of Adventure In One Place!

Canyoneering in Zion National Park

Video of Canyoneering in Zion National Park, Utah 

We enthusiastically recommend Zion Country Action Tours, which is a complimentary service from the St. George Area Tourism Office to help introduce you to the adventure activities available in and around St. George and Zion National Park. The pages on this site will link you to skilled guides and outfitters who can make your adventure a thrilling success. If you have questions about the area, or how to get started, give thm a call at 1-888-848-ZCAT (9228).

February 10, 2012

St George LDS Temple

St. George LDS Temple

St. George LDS Temple

Located only four blocks away, the Best Western Coral Hills is the closets hotel to the Saint George Utah Temple.  It is the oldest operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.   The St. George Utah Temple is the only temple completed during Brigham Young’s 30-year tenure as president of the Church. Dedication was 6–8 April 1877 by Daniel H. Wells. Rededication was 11–12 November 1975 by Spencer W. Kimball.

The temple grounds are open to the public and they are welcome to enjoy the calming atmosphere.  Also on the same temple block are two visitors’ centers.   Admission to the temple visitor’s centers is free.  The main visitor center provides a short guided tour which provides the opportunity to learn about the church’s teachings.  The second visitors’ center focuses on the history and construction of the St George Temple.

Entrance to the temple itself is open only to members in good standing.  Temples are the most sacred of all buildings for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

For church members staying with the Best Western Coral Hills, schedules for the St. George Temple are available at the front desk.  In limited instances shuttle service is available.

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February 8, 2012

Grand Canyon Sky Walk

Grand Canyon West Rim Skywalk

Grand Canyon West Rim Skywalk

Walk the path of the eagle … 4,000 feet above the natural wonder of the Grand Canyon. Look down through 2.5 inches of crystal-clear glass to the Canyon floor below.  Stand on the edge of an engineering marvel that extends 70 feet over the Grand Canyon’s rim and weighs 1.2 million pounds.  Gaze at the West Rim of the Grand Canyon, one of the world’s natural wonders.  Are you ready to “Walk the Sky?”

 The Grand Canyon Skywalk is located at Grand Canyon West Rim, on the Hualapai Nation.

Visiting Grand Canyon West Rim is a wonderful Day Trip from Las Vegas or Northern Arizona. In addition to ‘Walking the Sky’ at the Skywalk, you can watch traditional performances by Hualapai tribe members, take a one-day white water rafting tour, land in a helicopter at the bottom of the Grand Canyon or stay overnight in one of the cabins at the Hualapai Ranch.

CLICK HERE for Directions from St. George, Utah  to the Grand Canyon West Rim Skywalk.

The Skywalk at Grand Canyon West Rim

The Skywalk at Grand Canyon West Rim

Grand Canyon Skywalk at West Rim

Grand Canyon Skywalk at West Rim

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February 7, 2012

St. George, Utah Events for February 2012

What is there to do in St. George, Utah this February?

Here are a few suggestions…

06-11   2012 Dino Days in Dixie: Check out the Johnson Farm Dinosaur tracks and the special events for children.  2180 East Riverside, St. George.  www.sgcity.org/dinotrax 435-574-3466

 

BYU Ballroom Dancers come to St. George, Utah

10-11   BYU international Ballroom Dance Company: part of the Celebrity Concert Series 7:30pm at at the Cox Performing Arts Center. 325 South 700 East, St. George.  Tickets $20 adults, $12 youth.  call 435-652-7800 or ww.dixie.edu/concerts

17-26   St George Area Parade of Homes:  28 Homes on display form 10am-7pm (5pm on the last day – 26th) Tickets are useable anytime during the event and tickets allows one entrance to each home.  Tickets are $12.50 which will include a map and directions.  Tickets can be purchased at Lin’s Market’s or www.paradehomes.com or call 435-674-1400

17       “Totally Tchaikovsky”: The Southwest Symphony Orchestra presents featuring piano soloist Justin Hansen at 7:30pm at the Cox Performing Arts Center, 325 South 700 East, St. George.  Check out www.southwestsymphony.org or call 435-652.7800

17-19  Art in Kayenta: the annual Keyenta Art show features local and southwest art, food and entertainment.  The FREE event takes place 10am-5pm.  At Coyote Gulch Art Village in Kayenta, Ivins.  See www.coyotegulchvillage.com or call 435-231-2246.

18-March 25  Sears Dixie Invitational Art Show and Sale: This annual art show, now in its 25th year,  is one of the largest art events in Utah.  Located at the Delores Dore Eccles Fine Arts Center, 225 South 700 East, St. George. Featuring almost 300 pieces, 170 of which are artists from Utah and the United States.  Viewing is FREE to the public 10am-6pm, Monday – Saturdays and 2-6pm on Sundays.  Call 435-652-7909

24-25  St. George Family History Expo:  Join in the genealogy and family heritage jamboree at the Dixie Center,  1835 Convention Center Drive, St. George.  A complete schedule and admission information can be found at www.fhexpos.com.  The exhibit hall is FREE and open to the public both days.

25      Dixie State Symphony Orchestra Winter Concert:  featuring guest violinist Frederic Moreau from Paris, will occur 7:30pm at the Cox Performing Arts Center, 325 South 700 E, St. George. Tickets $5  www.tickets.dixie.edu or call 435-652-7800

25   Zion Country Early Spring Century Ride:  Bloomington, St. George  A recreational bike ride with options for cycling 100, 70 or 50 miles, also an annual fundraising cycling event benefitting the Spnia Bifida Association of Utah (SBAU).  www.bike2bike.biz  801-677-0134

December 12, 2011

Western Sky Aviation Warbird Museum

Western Sky Aviation Warbird Museum

 On display for a limited time the P-51 Mustang “Section Eight” & the T-33 Shooting Star (Blue Angel)

P-51 Mustang, Aviation Museum, St. George, UTStarting production in 1940, the North American P-51 Mustang became one of the most famous fighter aircraft of WWll. It was one of the first fighters to see combat in the Korean War. Today most of the surviving P-51 Mustangs are displayed in museum’s or privately owned by those dedicated to preserve aviation history. Number originally built: approx. 16,000, Number still airworthy: approx. 160

 

T-33 Blue Angel, Aviation Museum in St. George, UT

Produced from 1948-1959 the T-33 Shooting Star was first built by Lockheed as an American avanced trainer jet aircraft. Despite its vintage the T-33 still remains in service worldwide. Canada and Japan also built T-33 variants. In the 1950′s the T-33 was used as support aircraft for both the U.S. Navy Blue Angels & the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds.

 Museum hours: Saturday’s 10:00am – 4:00pm (closed Saturday Dec. 24, 2011)

 Admission is free but donations are welcome: Suggested donation $2 per person $5 per family

 For more information or to arrange a group tour please call Rebecca Edwards, (435) 669-0655

Western Sky Aviation Warbird Museum, 4196 South Airport Parkway, St. George, Utah 84770

The Museum is located next to the St. George Municipal Airport off exit 2. An easy 20 minute drive from the Best Western Coral Hills

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December 9, 2011

Tuacahn’s Festival of Lights

Tuacahn Festival of Lights, near St. George, UT

 Tuacahn’s Christmas Festival of Lights is presented every Wednesday,Thursday, Friday, Saturday evening from the day after Thanksgiving to December 23rd. Entrance to the Festival of Lights is free to the public. A Live Nativity is presented each night in the Amphitheater at 7:00 pm and 8:00 pm. Cost for the Nativity program is $2 per person or $10 per family. In addition to the Live Nativity, visitors can see the lights and listen to holiday music on the Tuacahn Plaza or sit by an open fire and sip hot chocolate from Tuacahn’s concession stand. For $1.00/pp, visitors can enjoy a holiday train ride on the Old Salty Train provided by our siter property Best Western Ruby’s Inn of Bryce Canyon National Park. Near the entrance to the Gift Gallery parents can bring their children to see Santa Claus from 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm.

 Festival of Lights, Tuacahn Train

 

 

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