Ho down, barrel races and Day of the Dead celebrated in week ahead

A volunteer helps decorate the Moab Valley Multicultural Center for its annual Day of the Dead – El Dia de los Muertos – in a photograph taken at last year’s event. This year it will be held Sunday, Oct. 27. File photo

The 14th Annual Moab Ho Down Mountain Bike Festival has arrived. The event entirely supports nonprofit organizations and specifically benefits the Moab Bike Park. It is Oct. 24-27.

Here’s what else is on tap in the busy week ahead:

Oct. 25, Friday:  Barrels for Bucks, Old Spanish Trail Arena. Call 970-210-6712 for more information.

Oct. 25-27, Friday-Sunday, Craggin Classic sponsored by The American Alpine Clubs. 

Oct. 27-Nov. 1, Sunday-Friday: Folk Camp. Experience a community of music and song in the red rock country of southeastern Utah. The event offers a supportive environment where adults can experience the joy of making music and learning new skills in a caring environment, organizers say. 

Oct. 27, Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Day of the Dead Festival at the Moab Valley Multicultural Center, 156 N 100 W. Folks are invited to one of the most culturally representative events in Moab ‘El Dia de los Muertos’. Come and share with on this day to remember the loved ones that have passed away. Live Mariachi – Kids Tent – Cultural Exhibits – Mexican Food – Free Admission!

Oct. 28, Monday: Moab Area Travel Council invites all Grand County residents to Star Hall at 5 p.m. to learn abut the Travel Council’s sustainability program including a “Do it Like a Moab Local” Question-and-Answer period with Travel Council board members. Snacks and beverages will be served after the presentation and free “Do it Like a Local’ T-shirts will be handed out while supplies last. Visit www.doitlikeamoablocal.com for more information. 

Oct. 30, Wednesday: Daughters of the Utah Pioneers meets from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m Wednesdays at the historic building between the city offices and the Center Street Gym.

Oct. 31: “Spooky Skate” Pop Up Roller Rink from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Old Spanish Trail Pavilion, 3641 S. Highway 191. 

Oct. 31: Trunk or Treat and Haunted House from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Old Spanish Trail Arena. Sponsored by the Family Support Center at The Christmas Box House and Classic Air Medical. If you would like to donate or sponsor a trunk call 435-259-1658. 

Nov. 1-3: Moab Folk Festival is a three-day live music festival featuring folk, Americana and roots musicians. 

Nov. 1-3: Moab Celtic Festival, Scots on the Rocks at Old Spanish Trail Arena.

Nov. 2-3:  Moab Trail Marathon, 1/2 Marathon and Adventure 5k.