Bryce Canyon Events
Come join us in 2023 for an exciting year of centennial events!
Lodge Historic Photo Exhibit
Staged in the Bryce Canyon Lodge Auditorium, this is an exhibit displaying photos from the park’s 100 year history including park staff, visitors, structures, and geologic formations. Free and open to the public.
Date: April – November, 2023
Utah Prairie Dog Day
Celebrate the Utah Prairie Dog – Utah’s only endemic mammal, and a protected species in the park. Learn more about these beloved rodents from park staff and partners – and use park-provided telescopes to view the prairie dogs in their natural habitat. Additional events include arts and crafts displays and a prairie dog barking contest.
Date: May 11, 2023
Bryce Canyon Centennial Ceremony and Concert
Tickets are available now!
An outdoor ceremony commemorating the exact day in 1923 when Bryce Canyon became a National Monument (later named a National Park), followed by an evening concert by The Piano Guys on the canyon rim. Free and open to the public. Tickets required.
Date: June 8, 2023
A festival that celebrates Bryce Canyon’s world famous night sky (designated as an International Dark Sky Park in 2019), this 4-day event draws thousands of visitors for astronomy-associated clinics and tours – and of course, stargazing.
Dates: June 14 – 17, 2023
Bryce Canyon Butterfly Count
Join park rangers and butterfly enthusiasts for a day of discovery as they count butterfly populations in and around the park. No experience needed, but cameras, binoculars, and field guides are recommended.
Dates: July 8, 2023
This very popular festival draws thousands of visitors for 3 days of park ranger-guided hiking tours, and geology-oriented talks, programs, and exhibits. Guided hikes require free tickets and are available same-day at the Visitor Center.
Dates: July 14 – 15, 2023
Bryce Canyon National Park will only turn 100 years old once, and we want all past park staff, volunteers, and concessions employees to come celebrate with us! Come reconnect with the park, share your stories, and depart with a few new ones, too.
Dates: August 24 – 26, 2023
Public Lands Day
An annual event for volunteers of all ages to help beautify Bryce Canyon and other national parks across the country. Also a free fee day for Bryce Canyon National Park.
Dates: September 23, 2023
Bryce Canyon Heritage Days
A new festival for 2023 that focuses on the cultures and histories of Native American and pioneer communities that have made the Bryce Canyon area their home over the centuries.
Dates: September 28-30, 2023
Because Bryce Canyon National Park is in the path of this phenomenon, thousands of spectators are expected to congregate in and around the park for what promises to be a memorable event.
Dates: October 14, 2023
Bryce Canyon Christmas Bird Count
Join park rangers and other volunteers in contributing to a scientific record of the park’s winter bird populations. Held within a 15-mile diameter surrounding Bryce Canyon, birders can choose
from several routes – from strenuous hikes to easy drives.
Dates: December 16, 2023
Date: February 17-19, 2024
Piano Guys 2023
Tickets for Bryce Canyon's Piano Guys centennial celebration concert on June 8 are now available to reserve online! Ticketed group sizes are limited to 8 people, so please be very considerate of the fact that these are free tickets and only reserve what you know that...
Annual Christmas Bird Count
Annual Christmas Bird Count We want to extend a personal invitation to past participants, current park employees and visitors to join this year’s Christmas Bird Count at Bryce Canyon National Park. Our 2022 count will be held on Saturday, December 17th at 8:00 a.m. As...
Annual Astronomy Festival
2022 Astronomy Festival There’s no place quite like Bryce Canyon by day, and no time like a new moon in June to enjoy it by night. Astronomy festivals feature family-friendly daytime activities activities and ranger-led evening programs and constellation tours. The...
CANYON 2 CANYON Bike Ride
Please join Bryce Canyon City and the Bryce Canyon Natural History Association in the first annual Canyon 2 Canyon Bike Ride.
Annual Geology Festival
GeoFest 2022 – Bryce Canyon’s Geology Festival (GeoFest) is scheduled for Friday, July 15 and Saturday, July 16, 2022.