There are many thing to do and see in the Sand Hollow area including national parks and outstanding recreational opportunities but there are many annual events held in the area throughout the year for you to participate in. Many come to the area just for the great events that are being held each year.
January – St George Winter Bird Festival. This is when a variety of migrating birds can be found in the area. This festival is held annually in late January.
February – Parade of Homes. Held in mid-February, this event showcases the latest in home styles and designs.
March/April – St George Art Festival. This event is held in mid-March early April and draws artists and patrons from around the West and showcases thousands of original works of art.
May – Ironman St George. Becoming one of the favorite Ironman venues with spectacular, scenic, and contrasting courses. This course moves from Sand Hollow State Park through the towns of Washington and St George. Ride through Snow Canyon State Park and have views of incredible scenic vista.
August – Washington County Fair. This is an old fashioned fair focusing on family fun.
September – Dixie Lions Round-up. This is an annual rodeo, with other associated events.
October – St George Marathon. This race is one of the Top 20 Marathons in the US. It is included in the Runner’s World 10 Most Scenic and Fastest Marathons. Fun and indeed scenic. Also in October is The World Senior Games. This is a wonderful event with events and competition for those over 50 years of age. This popular competition draws athletes from around the world.
December – Dickens Christmas Festival. The festival is not just another craft show, but a unique and unusual festival of entertainment, and shopping.
Other Area Events:
There are always a myriad of sports events, lectures, plays concerts, art shows, expos and other public events that attract many people to the St George and Sand Hollow areas. This calendar system is an excellent resource to keep up to date on what is happening in the area. View the calendar here for updated events.
Art Galleries & Festivals:
The Sand Hollow, Hurricane and Springdale area is alive with art. Perhaps it is the natural beauty that draws photographers and other artists to the region in large numbers. Film Festivals and Art Festivals, Theatre, Music and much more are a large part of celebrations and regular featured events. Along with the St George Art Festival is the Kayenta Art Festival, Art in the Park, and Springdale Arts Festival for annual Art Festivals. For more information on area Art Galleries click here.