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