Enjoy climate-friendly festivities during Zion Canyon Earth Day

SPRINGDALE – The town of Springdale and Zion National Park will celebrate the 10th Annual Zion Canyon Earth Day on Saturday. This free family fun event, to be held on the lawn of the Bit & Spur Restaurant in Springdale from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., draws in over 1,000 visitors each year.

Live solar powered music will be accompanied by art and food vendors as well as activities and demonstrations about alternative energy, native plants, solar ovens, environmental art and sustainable products. The Technology Trailer from Southern Utah University will be demonstrating a variety of hands-on clean energy alternatives.

Kids can participate in the Leave No Trace ethics taught by the Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers and a reading of Dr. Seuss’ “The Lorax.”

The event will also include a silent auction as well as a beer and wine garden.

Prior to the event, Virgin Valley Recycling and “Restore” Habitat for Humanity of Southwest Utah will be collecting items on Friday from 1-6 p.m.

Event details

  • When: Saturday, April 19, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Where: Bit & Spur Restaurant, 1212 Zion Park Boulevard, Springdale

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  • David Whipple April 17, 2014 at 11:38 am

    Isn’t that insensitive to post a “Desert Tortes” picture, with what just happened at the Bundy Ranch? Or was it intentional.

    • combat vet and true jedi warrior April 18, 2014 at 11:54 am


    • Hmmm... April 19, 2014 at 8:09 am

      The global tortoise has been on the Zion Canyon Earth Day logo for years. Everything is not a conspiracy.

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