Everybody knows Moab is home to one of the greatest dinosaur fossil records on the planet, but what was the area like before then? Say, 300 to 330 million years ago?
The third of this month’s free concert series sponsored by the Moab Folk Festival, Moab Arts and Recreation, KZMU and Moab Gear trader features the 23rd Army Band of the Utah National Guard, 6 p.m., Friday, July 19. A local act will open the show at 5 p.m.
Desert Sun Ceramics will host a free soup bowl making workshop from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. July 27 at 1320 S. Highway 191.
Moab’s Fourth of July celebration – Red Rock & Blues – began at Swanny Park at 10 a.m. with vendor booths consisting primarily of Chamber of Commerce members. Each booth featured an activity for families.
The second installment of July’s free concert series at Swanny Park kicks off at 5 p.m. Friday, July 12 with Les Poules Colin from Quebec, Canada. The band will bring a unique, modern perspective on traditional Québécois culture. “Their sound is a blend of their strong folk upbringing and North American influences with originals and traditional pieces in both French and English. Songs boast gorgeous vocals and fiddle, lapsteel, banjo, mandolin, piano bass and foot percussion,” said Cassie Paup of the Moab Folk Festival, an event co-sponsor along with the Moab Arts and Recreation Center, KZMU, and Moab Gear Trader.
The Youth Garden Project announces its first Garden Dinner fundraiser of the season. A Garden Dinner is a rich, delicious and unique experience for each attendee, according to the YGP.
Moab was alive on Thursday with the sound of fireworks, Ryan Shupe & The Rubberband, children playing and other festivities.
Events on tap for the week ahead:
The Third Annual Moab Free Concert Series kicks off Friday, July 5 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Swanny City Park with Aaron Lee Tasjan, former front man of the New York Dolls. Each show will feature a local opening act. Beer and wine will be available for sale.
Swanny Park will be the place to be Thursday and Friday. Come celebrate Independence Day during daylong festivities at the park at 400 North and 100 West on Thursday, July 4. The fireworks show begins at about 10 p.m. and the display will be viewable from the park. Sponsored by Grand County, the City of Moab and the Grand County Recreation District the show will be choreographed to a playlist on KCYN, 97.1.
Mark Finley and Kevin Christensen of Finley Holiday Productions were recently in Moab making a film on the history of the Slickrock Bike Trail, which then-resident Dick Wilson created in 1969.
It’s a question newcomers have asked old-timers for years: How did Dead Horse Point get its name? Spencer Stokes has the answers – or at least the ability to separate myth from reality – and will do so at 6 p.m. June 27 at the Moab Information Center during another installment in the free lecture series sponsored by the Canyonlands Natural History Association and the Moab Museum.