May 4, 2012
May 2, 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
April 9, 2012
Brian Regan returns to Tuacahn Thursday – Saturday, May 10-12, 2012 8:00pm
Critics and peers agree: Brian Regan has distinguished himself as one of the premier comedians in the country. The perfect balance of sophisticated writing and physicality, Brian fills theaters nationwide with fervent fans that span generations.
Releasing two critically acclaimed hour Comedy Central specials and DVD’s in as many years–2008′s “The Epitome of Hyperbole,” and 2007′s “Brian Regan Standing Up”–Brian has set a standard of excellence that others continually try to follow.
Brian’s non-stop theater tour has visited more than 80 cities each year since 2005 and continues through 2012. It is the quality of his material, relatable to a wide audience and revered by his peers, which continues to grow Brian’s fan base. In March Brian broke the record for the most consecutive shows by a comedian at Abravanal Hall in Salt Lake City with five sold out performances. The previous record was four shows set by Jerry Seinfeld in 2005.
With his first appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman in 1995, Brian solidified his place on the show and has now made more than 20 appearances. He also includes regular visits with Conan O’Brien on his schedule.
Tickets can be purchased directly with Tuacahn or packaged through Best Western Coral Hills for a discount on your room.
March 15, 2012
For more than six years on Broadway and in the popular 2007 film adaptation, Hairspray delighted audiences the world over by transporting them to a candy-colored 1960’s Baltimore, where the 50’s are out—and change is definitely in the air. Now this throw-back to the classic musicals of yesterday comes to Tuacahn for the very first time.
Tracy Turnblad, the loveable plus-size heroine at the center of the story, has an unstoppable passion for dancing, and—much to her delight—she wins a spot on the local TV dance program, “The Corny Collins Show.” Virtually overnight she finds herself transformed from teenage outsider to local celebrity. But can this larger-than-life adolescent manage to defeat the program’s reigning princess, integrate the television show, and find true love (singing and dancing all the while, of course!) without mussing her hair?
Hairspray is a high-energy musical comedy featuring vibrant costumes, toe-tapping music, fabulous dance numbers, and a whole lot of heart. This award-winning musical homage to one of the greatest eras of American music will truly delight old and young alike.
Call dirct now for package rates that include the room and show tickets.
June 9 – September 4, 2012 Tue, Thur & Sat
September 8 – October 20, 2012 Tues & Sat
March 5, 2012
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
February 27, 2012
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!
December 8, 2011
Dec 14-16 The Forgotten Carols: Enjoy the classic story of a nurse whose life is changed by her patient, who expands her understanding of Christmas.
December 1, 2011
Christmas time is right around the corner and for many it is lights, snow and santa. What will you be doing during the holidays? St.George has many fun things do all year round -minus the snow!
Travel back to early 1900Londonand enjoy the sights and sounds of this festival. Enjoy the walk down cobblestone roads to to visit the many shops, shows and visit with characters such as “Scrooge, Oliver Twist, and even Father Christmas!” Admission is $6 for Adults and $4 for children.
Happy Holidays from the Best Western Coral Hills.
November 14, 2011
The Red Rock Film Festival is a gathering for cinematic art in Zion Canyon of Southern Utah, USA. It is retreat for independent premieres, films, and panels that both enlighten the senses and empower the mind. All genres are considered with a sense of well-being. In December 2011 see Festival Favorites from the 5th Annual Red Rock Film Festival during the second section of the festival in St. George, Utah.
October 31, 2011
5th Annual Red Rock Film Festival
November 10-14, 2011
The Red Rock Film Festival is a gathering for cinematic art in Zion Canyon of Southern Utah, USA. It is retreat for independent premieres, films, and panels that both enlighten the senses and empower the mind. All genres are considered with a sense of well-being.