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Zion Canyon
12th Annual Earth Day Celebration

Climate-Friendly Festivities
Locally  Is  Globally

Saturday, April 23, 2016

The Town of Springdale in cooperation with Zion National Park will celebrate the 12th Annual Zion Canyon Earth Day in Springdale on Saturday April 23, 2016. This annual event draws 1000 or more visitors to help celebrate our beautiful home.

The festival continues to be a sustainablility-focused, educational event through recycling, using solar power, adding engaging educational booths, and encouraging art vendors to use recycled or reusable materials.

The event, including a silent auction, and beer & wine garden, takes place on the lawn of the Bit & Spur Restaurant at 1212 Zion Park Boulevard from 11:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Live solar powdered music will be accompanied by art and food vendors, activities and demonstrations about, alternative energy, native plants, solar ovens, environmental art and sustainable products. Kids can participate in activities at the Kids Zone.

The Earth Day Committee believes that educational events like Earth Day inform the public about the importance of sustainability and alternative energy sources. The Town of Springdale is continuing its efforts to offset the energy used in public facilities to solar power and currently has 94.6 kW solar capacity installed. Additionally, private residents collectively have 73.4 kW installed. The Town of Springdale has been recognized as an EPA Green Power Community since 2008.

Thanks to our sponsors:

Bit & Spur Restaurant, Town of Springdale, The Hampton Inn, Wasatch & Squatters Brewery, and Poll Sound.


Live Music at the Bit and Spur - Stage Powered by Solar Energy!

(Click links to get to band bios below)

Solar energy provided by Sterling Solar

Starting at 11:00 a.m. Both Crows
Raven Cain
  Home Early on Sunday
Ending at 5:00 p.m.
Juniper City

Sound brought to you by Poll Sound 


 For more information on the Zion Canyon Earth Day Celebration please contact: Julie Hancock 435-772-3434

2005 Earth Day - Adobe brick making demo

Earth Day 2009 - Activities at Bit and Spur


Other Earth Celebrations/Activities

Arbor Day Tree Planting
Date and Time to be announced



Both Crows

Both CrowsTwenty-one year old singer/songwriter Lottie Darger has been writing songs for the past six years and with the help of her backup singer and collaborator McKayla Jessop, have used their life experiences in teh desert southwest as inspriration for their music.

Lottie beganwriting songs at age 15. She admits to loving words and word play and her lyrics demonstrate her unique skill within her songwriting. Not having one set way of writing her songs, Lottie may initially be moved by words, lyrics, lyrical phrasing or various other forms of inspiration. After this initial inspiration, Lottie works on making sure the melodies align with teh emotions found within the song'slyrics. Teaming up with her friend, collaborator and backup singer Mckayla Jessop, the two provide a unique sound.

Lottie's band Both Crows assists her in developing her songs. Initially, she will compose a song's melody on either piano or acoustic guitar and then runs the ideas by the band. Each member of the band develops their own unique contribution to the songs while Lottie steeers teh direction. Working creatively together the songs evolve until a mutually satisfying result occurs.


Raven Cain

Raven Cain


Home Early On Sunday

Home Early On Sunday BandBand Leader Steve Wise has brought together an eclectic group of musicians who gather in his “basement” on Sunday’s to jam and have a good time playing music both familiar and forgotten. But this group won’t be forgotten after hearing their unique style of Jazz, Blues, Funk, Jam, Rhythm and Soul.

Vocalist Dakishia Reid belts out soul touching songs that come straight from her hear and leave you yearning for more. Rhett Boswell of “Juniper City” and Full Tilt Boogie” fame mixes things up this time by playing Bass guitar. Dave Stevens kicks the sound up with his lively keyboard renditions and Paul Schwartz adds his magic on Guitar. Keeping the beat on Drums is Jack Peterson and Mike Wise adds his soulful blues touch on Harmonica. Local favorite Jim Hancock is back with some of these performers adding the Latin sound on his Congas. And that “Sexy Sax Man” Steve Wise leaves you breathless as he gets down on the Tenor Sax. One thing for sure, after seeing “Home Early on Sunday” that’s the last thing you’ll want to do.


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