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Downtown St. George Highlights City’s History and Culture

Featuring a rich and colorful history, a quaint art district and parklike Town Square complete with more than 20 historic public buildings and private homes, Downtown St. George in Southern Utah has an abundance of things that keep visitors and residents alike entertained. Museums

and galleries, award-winning restauranats, unique shops and boutiques, live music concerts, a carousel and 90-minute walking tours presented Memorial Day through Labor Day by pioneer settlers of the past are all part of the Downtown St. George experience. While Downtown St. George offers a plethora of arts and entertainment, dining, shopping and more than a dozen annual events options, the St. George area also features 13 beautifully designed and challenging golf courses; recreation spots with stunning views for hiking, cycling, mountain biking, ATV riding, rock climbing, horseback riding, fishing and guided tours; the Washington County Fair; the Tuacahn Am-

phitheatre; and a number of fun-filled scenic day trips like Anasazi Indian Village State Park, Capital Reef National Park. Escalante Petrified Forest State Park, Kolob Canyon, Lake Powell and the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. With the hot months quickly approaching, soon Las Vegas’ searing temps will be upon us, so planning a trip to Southern Utah this season might just provide a bit of much-needed relief. To find out more about what Downtown St. George and the St. George area have going on this summer, contact the St. George Convention & Toursim office at 800.869.6635 or log on to the website at www. atozion.com.

November 3–9, 2014 • 24 Invited Artists • Free Daily Demonstrations • 5-Day Painting Workshop with P. A. Nisbet • Peak Fall Colors in Zion • Free Evening Lectures • Paint Out & Sale • Public Wet Paint Exhibit & Sale Zion National Park Foundation www.zionpark.org 1-800-635-3959

GEORGE HANDRAHAN, MORNING LIGHT–KOLOB CANYON, 2014

Become Inspired Visit Tuacahn Center for the Arts Located just an hour-and-a-half drive from Las Vegas and adjacent to Snow Canyon State Park, the Tuacahn Center for the Arts, a 42,000-square-foot professional nonprofit arts facility located in Ivins, Utah, features the 1,920-seat Tuacahn Amphitheatre. Surrounded by towering red cliffs, this beautiful outdoor theater provides visitors an unforgettable evening of world-class family entertainment under the scenic Southern Utah stars. Over the years, the venue has presented such megahit musical productions as Les Misérables, The Sound of Music, South Pacific, West Side Story, Cats and Hairspray. Again this summer season, Tuacahn Amphitheatre offers a great lineup of musicals that includes Disney’s The Little Mermaid (May 30–Oct. 18), The Wizard of Oz (June 5–Oct. 17) and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Aug. 1– Oct. 16). Also appearing at the amphitheater through November are several music concerts, a dance production and bull riding: Three Dog Night (April 25), Journey Unauthorized tribute show (April 26), Professional Bull Riders (May 3), The Beach Boys (May 9-10), Thriller spooky spectacular (Oct. 24-31) and Air Supply (Nov. 15). And why not make a night of it and enjoy dinner and a show? Beginning two hours before theater performance times, Tuacahn serves up a feast of specialty dinners nightly in its outdoor plaza, from which guests can take in the breathtaking sights of the Padre Canyon. Reservations are required. Tuacahn Center for the Arts, which “inspires creativity and greatness in the human spirit by providing world-class family entertainment and education,” also houses the innovative Tuacahn High School for the Performing Arts and Technology, which offers both college preparatory classes and an arts curriculum focusing on dance, music, theater and visual arts. The center also includes a 328-seat indoor theater, black box theater, dance studio, costume shop and scene shop. Tuacahn Center for the Arts is located at 1100 Tuacahn Drive. For more information about the center or Tuacahn Amphitheatre performances, visit the website at www.tuacahn.org or call the box office at 800.746.9882 or 435.652.3300.

Desert Companion - May 2014  

Your guide to living in southern Nevada

Desert Companion - May 2014  

Your guide to living in southern Nevada