2015 Grand Canyon Celebration of Art, September 12, 2015 - January 18, 2016

Grand Canyon Celebration of Art

Hosted each year by the Grand Canyon Association, the Grand Canyon Celebration of Art is an annual event that includes 6 days of art related events followed by a 3 month long exhibition in Kolb Studio on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.

The exhibit will open with a reception on Sunday, September 20, 2015 from 12 noon to 2 pm, which was free and open to the public.

Recent Storm Damage to Tuweep Area Roads

Major storms over the last few days caused significant damage to roads in the Tuweep area of Grand Canyon National Park.

Toroweap Overlook Road remains open; however, visitors will need high clearance vehicles to negotiate ruts, debris, and deep puddles. Visitors should not drive on affected roads on the Kanab Plateau or the Vulcan's Throne Road until at least this weekend, or until drier conditions prevail. Operating a vehicle during muddy conditions which results in damage to roadways is prohibited.

Grand Canyon Welcomes Fourth Graders

Grand Canyon National Park invites all fourth grade students to visit the park for free as part of the White House's new Every Kid in a Park program. As of September 1, fourth grade students can now go to www.everykidinapark.gov to complete an activity and obtain a free annual pass to more than 2,000 federal recreation areas, including national parks.

Desert View Watchtower Hosting the Last Cultural Demonstration of 2015

Grand Canyon National Park's second annual Desert View Cultural Demonstrator Series will come to an end Labor Day weekend, September 5-7. This series provides visitors the opportunity to interact with members of Grand Canyon National Park's 11 Traditionally Associated Tribes and for the artisans to share their history and traditional crafts.

Free Admission August 25, the 99th Birthday of the National Park Service

The National Park Service is turning 99 years old on August 25 and Grand Canyon National Park wants to give you a present- free admission! The usual entrance fee will be waived for all visitors to Grand Canyon on Tuesday, August 25.

Grant Awarded for Intertribal Cultural Projects At Desert View

ArtPlace America recently announced that the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA), on behalf of the tribal heritage project partnership, received a grant of $500,000 to further arts and culture at Desert View in Grand Canyon National Park. The grant will transform Desert View into a place to celebrate, share, and learn about inter-tribal cultural heritage.

Dave Stamey Appears with Alternative Spring Break Citizenship School

On Tuesday, July 28 at 7 pm, Grand Canyon National Park, in concert with the Alternative Break Citizenship School (ABCS), will host award-winning western singer and songwriter Dave Stamey at Shrine of the Ages in Grand Canyon Village. This concert is free and open to the public.

Living History at Grand Canyon

Echoes from the Canyon," Grand Canyon National Park's popular living history program, returns for the fourth year in a row. Park rangers will take the stage for three Saturday performances in place of the nightly ranger programs at McKee Amphitheater.

Western Arts Day July 11 at North im

The National Park Service invites the public to celebrate Western Arts Day 2015, Saturday, July 11, on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. Western Arts Day celebrates the unique culture that defines Grand Canyon, Northern Arizona, and Southern Utah.

Ride the Free Shuttle and Avoid the Long Lines over the Fourth

Grand Canyon National Park has seen a 20 percent increase in visitation this year, compared to 2014. As a result, traffic regularly backs up at all entrance stations, with the longest wait time between 9 am and 4 pm. Waits during those times can last 30 minutes or more, particularly on weekends. Once in the park, visitors can also expect parking lots, especially at Grand Canyon Visitor Center, to start reaching capacity by 10 am.

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