A wash of activity provides something for everyone. Like Music? The Annual Music Festival will astonish the audience with the gorgeous settings and superior classical sound.
Like Art? Both the monthly Art Walk and annual Studio Tour are held in September. Athletic? Colorful parachutes dapple the sky during the Boogie Skydive Festival, bikers test new mountain bike models at Outerbike, and hikers get into the National Parks free for National Public Lands day. Love Science? Free paleontologist walks and talks will be held to get insights on Moab’s dinosaurs and a new Science Festival will be held; stay tuned for more details about that. Then the Moab Valley Multicultural Center will have the Dancing with Moab Stars fund raiser and be the site for the Annual Moab Pride Festival. So much going on and you will be here exploring the parks and trails surrounding Moab Utah. Enjoy one of the following as well.
|SEPTEMBER 2016||Terrific Events Attract a Diverse Group of Travelers to Moab Utah|
|Thu-Mon*||1-12||24th Moab Music Festival – Every September, the award-winning Moab Music Festival brings world-class musicians to stunning red rock venues around Moab, Utah for a feast of chamber music, jazz, and traditional music concerts. We call it “music in concert with the landscape,” celebrating old and new chamber music, jazz with a Latin flavor, and traditional music from around the globe. For more info visit moabmusicfest.org or call 435-259-7003.|
|Sat-Sun||3-4||Moab Artists’ Studio Tour – Visit Moab and Castle Valley artists in their native habitat. Catch a glimpse of how art is created and meet and talk with artists in their studios during the 13th annual Moab Artists’ Studio Tour. For more info visit moabstudiotour.com or call 435-259-6447.|
|Fri||2||Jurassic Walk and Talk – Join a BLM paleontologist for a free walk with dinosaurs at Mill Canyon Tracksite at 9 am. After daytime adventuring, bring the kids by the Moab Information Center at 6 pm for “Fun with Fossils”—a free hands-on learning activity led by a paleontologist. For directions and additional information, call the BLM at (435)259-2100.|
|Sat||3||Jurassic Walk and Talk – Join a BLM paleontologist for a free walk with dinosaurs at the Mill Canyon Bone Trail at 9 am. After daytime adventuring, come by the Moab Information Center at 6 pm for “Bones, Stones, and Fossil Zones”—a free paleontology talk about the Moab area’s dinosaurs. For directions and additional information, see ad in Moab Happenings or call the BLM at (435) 259-2100.|
|Sun||4||Jurassic Walk and Talk – Join a BLM paleontologist for a free walk with dinosaurs at the Poison Spider Dinosaur Trackway at 9 am. After daytime adventuring, come by the Moab Information Center at 6 pm for “Dino Tracks and Facts”—a free paleontology talk about dinosaur tracks found in the Moab area. For directions and additional information, see ad in Moab Happenings or call the BLM at (435) 259-2100.|
|Mon||5||Labor Day – Holiday Hotels will be sold out this weekend in Moab. Availability for lodging will be post onhttps://visitmoabutah.wordpress.com/.|
|Sat||10||Art Walk – You can enjoy Art Walk on the second Saturdays of April, May, June, September, October and November, from 6-9pm. Visit up to eight different venues, see/ appreciate many different art displays and enjoy refreshments. For more info visit moabartwalk.com or call 435-259-6272.|
|Wed-Sun||7-11||RMAR Rendezvous Moab 2016 – Rocky Mountain Adventure Riders will be running the Second Annual RMAR Rendezvous Moab event in partnership with Moab’s own ‘Ride with Respect’ (RwR). In 2015, participants contributed $10,000 dollars directly to RwR, and this year the goal is to exceed $12,000. We encourage you to join this dual sport motorcycle event for the fun! Registration opens on January 25, 2016. For more info visit rmariders.org/2016-moab-rendezvous.html or call 719-428-5622.|
|Thu-Sun||8-18||Grand County Booth @ the Utah State Fair – Can’t make it to Moab? If you are in Salt Lake City, stop by the Utah State Fair (out along South Temple) to find the Moab booth in the hall displaying Utah county booths. Free brochures will be available to take away to plan for a future visit to Grand County Utah which contains: Moab Utah, Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Dead Horse Point State Park, the Colorado River, many hikes and activities. This year Mrs. Quigley’s 4th grade class painted landscapes to depict, “Get the Blues’ under spacious skies of southeastern Utah.|
|Tue-Sat||20-24||Solihull Society Land Rover National Rally – The Land Rover National Rally is sponsored by the Solihull Society Land Rover Club. Events include driver education, trail runs, vendor and social events. For more info visit landrovernationalrally.org or call 303-455-1719.|
|Thu-Sun||22-25||Mother Of All Boogies (Skydiving Festival) – 13th annual Mother Of All Boogies invites skydivers from all over the world to converge on beautiful Moab for 4 full days of high altitude skydiving from turbine aircraft! Non-skydivers are welcome as spectators and will have to opportunity to make a tandem skydive during the event if they choose. Everyone is welcome to come and see human body flight in its most pure, adrenaline packed form! Contact Skydive Moab for more information. For more info visit motherofallboogies.com or call 435-259-5867.|
|Thu-Sun||22-25||Moab Festival of Science – The Moab Festival of Science connects and inspires the citizens of Eastern Utah, particularly youth, with the wonders of science and the joy of scientific discovery. For more info call 435-219-2320.|
|Fri||23||Dancing with the Moab Stars – The third annual Dancing with the Moab Stars will take place this year at the Grand County High School from 7-9pm. This event features dances that are choreographed and performed by local instructors and Moab Stars! All proceeds from this event will benefit the critical programs offered by the Moab Valley Multicultural Center. For more info visit moabmc.org or call 435-259-5444.|
|Sat||24||National Park Fee Free Days -The National Park Service turns 100 years old in 2016 and they want everyone to join the party! On 16 days in ’16, all National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone. For more information visitnps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm.|
|Sun-Sat||9/25-10/1||Moab Gay Adventure Week and Moab Pride Festival – Moab Gay Adventure Week begins on September 25 and ends with a Pride Parade and Festival on October 1st. Festival is held at the Moab Valley Multicultural Center, 156 N 100 W, Moab from 11 am – 6 pm. Come out for equality, inclusiveness, diversity – We Are Family!|
|Fri-Sun||9/30-10/2||Outerbike – What’s the best bike? You decide. Test ride all of the latest and greatest bikes and gear on the world class trails of Moab, Utah. For three days, the world’s best bike and gear manufacturers will be set up at the Outerbike Expo site. You can walk through and see the latest innovations, pick a bike you’d like to try and take it for a ride. Repeat as needed. Shuttles, guided rides, bike park access, lunches, parties, movies and beer included in the price of admission. For more info visit outerbike.com or call 800 845 2453.|
Find updates about Moab’s events on http://discovermoab.com/calendar.htm too.