Star Party at Cedar Breaks National Monument
Hey all you astronomy enthusiasts! If you’re looking for something fun to do this Labor Day Weekend, come check out the Star Party at Cedar Breaks National Monument.
Thanks to the high elevation and remote location of Cedar Breaks, they enjoy one of the darkest night skies in the country-ideal for star gazing! View our awesome universe and learn about constellation mythology and the structure of the universe all in one night.
The party starts with a laser guided tour of the constellations led by Cedar Breaks park staff and astronomy volunteers. Next is the star viewing through several telescopes. What can you expect to see? Swirling nebulae, twinkling start clusters, nearby planets, and distant galaxies.
This weekend is your last chance to attend a Star Party. Don’t miss it!
Where: Point Supreme at Cedar Breaks National Monument (Hwy 14 is open)
When: August 31 and September 1 @ 9:00-11:00 PM
On August 31st, be sure to stay for a Full Moon Hike. WEAR WARM CLOTHES!
As the summer season for the Shakespeare Festival is coming to a close soon, it seems redundant to discuss the synopses of plays or try to provide greater insight. Therefore, I thought we could provide a service to our guests by collecting some reviews about a couple of plays that you may have thought about seeing, but weren’t sure of. Hopefully, this will help you to decide if the play is a good fit for you.
Scapin, the modern adaptation of Molier’es “Le Fourberie de Scapin,” is the lightest of all six plays this season, and can provide relief from some rather heavy topics. Here is what others had to say about it:
“Colors and sounds bombard you, creating a feast for the senses….Fun but bawdy.”-Carole Mikita, Deseret News
“I love seeing actors have that much fun on stage…featured a sampling of familiar tunes from pop culture….hysterical references the the Festival itself and the season.”-Paige Guthrie, Utah Theater Bloggers Staff & Reviewer
“So weedthick and slapstick that the cast rib, slap and beat eachother with plastic clubs-for real…If you’re taking kids with you to this year’s festival, save ‘Scapin’ for dessert after main courses such as ‘Mary Stuart,’ ‘To Kill a Mockingbird,’ or Titus Andronicus.’”-Ben Fulton, Salt Lake Tribune
Late summer and early fall are the perfect time to run a race in Southern Utah, and there is definitely no shortage in opportunities. Listed below are some upcoming events, ranging from a 5 k and half marathons to relays and a triathlon. Whether you’re starting out on your quest to fitness or you’re a seasoned athlete, you’ll find something that will challenge and reward you.
Cedar Express 31 Mile Relay Race- The race begins at 7 a.m. at the”C” overlook on Cedar Mountain and ends at Park Discovery. Teams are five (or less). Each runner runs two times throughout the day, completing about six miles total. For more info or to sign up, visit www.cedarexpress31milerelay.com.
Moon Walk/Run 5 K Race-This popular event begins at the rise of the full moon (about 9:00 p.m.) at the Bicentennial Softball Complex (660 W 1045 N) and proceeds along the Coal Creek Trail. The cost is $8 each and it includes a T-shirt; Aguatic Center swim pass; water and fruit; and a glow in the dark necklace. Register at the Aquatic Center at 2090 W. Royal Hunte Drive.
Color Country Triathlon-For those who enjoy biking, swimming, and running, this event begins at the Lake at the Hills and finishes at Park Discovery. For more information call (435)463-1964.
Red Rock Relay-For those with great lung capacity, this relay begins at 10,500 feet in Brian Head and ends at Snow Canyon for a total of 180 miles of gorgeous scenery. This even last for 24 hours, and team sizes range from 6-12. For more info go to www.redrockrelay.com.
Cedar City Half Marathon- This scenic down hill race is perfect for anyone preparing for a full marathon like the St. George marathon. The race begins at 7 a.m. on US-14 at Woods Ranch (about 11 miles up Cedar Canyon) The road is closed for safety and and enjoyable running experience. Each participatn will receive a shirt and a finisher medallion. Those who register before August 15 will have the chance to win a pair of high end running shoes. Entry fees are $40, due by September 1. For more info visit www.cedarcityevent.org.
August 10 – 11
3rd annual Festival of Flavors & Brewfest held at Double Tree Resort and Spa & Cedar Breaks Lodge. Join the Brewfest, Wine, & Spirits Tasting event – Friday held 7:00pm to 1:00am at the Lift Bar & Patio and Cedar Breaks Bar & Grill. Kegs are tapped, bottles corked, spirits poured, food served, and live bands start jamming Saturday at 11:00am and go until 8:00pm – the party then moves inside to the Lift Bar & Patio and Cedar Breaks Bar & Grill. For information go to www.fofbrewfest.com or call 435-677-9000 or 435-677-3000.