Bryce Canyon Events

Come join us in 2023 for an exciting year of centennial events!

Upcoming 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

Bryce Canyon Astronomy Festival

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

Bryce Canyon Geology Festival

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 Centennial Employee Reunion

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

Annular Eclipse

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

Winter Festival

This is a festival that’s all about celebrating Bryce Canyon National Park in the winter. Enjoy dozens of activities including snowshoe tours, ski races, archery competitions, photography contests, and an array of free clinics – both indoor and outdoor. Some events and competitions require advanced online registration.

Date: February 17-19, 2024

Past Events

Piano Guys 2023

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

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

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...