Are you a festival goer? Well, even if you aren’t, this is definitely one you’ll still want to check out.
The St. George Art Festival has been around since 1980 and is put on by the beautiful city of St. George, Utah. It actually originated as a festival for local artisans, but has since grown into much more than that. With the expansion of the St. George Art Festival, due to the appeal from both the artists and the festival attendees, it now has a committee select just over 110 artist applications from all over the United States to participate in this fun event that is held annually on Easter weekend. Be sure to start planning your St. George vacation getaway so you don’t miss out on being part of this wonderful event.
If in attendance, you can expect to see beautiful original works of art from extremely talented artists, live entertainment from musicians and dancers, a wide variety of food choices, and a children’s play area so they can get all the wiggles out. Let’s not forget that the festival is located in historic downtown St. George at the Town Square which includes the water features, fountains, a small river, flower gardens, a splash pad, and the carousel of course.
So come on down to the St. George Art Festival during Easter weekend, and enjoy some good ‘ol fashioned family fun under the sun. If you need more information, feel free to call us. We’ll definitely be there to support those incredibly talented artists.
What Are the Huntsman World Senior Games
We love it this time of year! October is the month when the Huntsman World Senior Games participants are in town to compete.
To give you a little background, the Huntsman World Senior Games started back in 1987 and today involves over 2,000 volunteers hosting 27 athletic events for over two weeks every single October. These events are held for those 50 years of age and above.
The crowd draws competitors from all over the world and has become an extremely popular St. George, Utah vacation spot. It is so awesome to see such a diverse group of people come from around the world and have this universal connection bring them together.
The participants are an amazing and elite group who continue to strive for good health and enjoy a little competition as well. Since the beginning of the games, it has been open to both men and women. It originally started with a requirement of being age 55, but it later was reduced to age 50 to invite those looking into retirement and encourage personal fitness throughout life.
Activity After Activity
The Senior Games also offer various health screenings, including a screening for breast and prostate cancer. Dances, band concerts, award ceremonies, socials are held for all to enjoy.
For those individuals who have been participating for years and years, the Huntsman World Senior Games has really become a “competitive” reunion with all of the friends that they have met throughout the years. What a unique experience!
We hope that in coming out to participate in the games you’ll take some time to enjoy the beauty and other attractions that St. George’s Dixie has to offer. We promise you will be sure to make it your own unique annual vacation.
You Better Start Stretching
The St. George Marathon is extremely popular, not only among the locals, but for people from all across the US and multiple countries as well.
Being a part of the St. George Marathon is pretty incredible. It’s inspiring. It’s exhausting. It’s a course with beautiful terrain and a one-of-a-kind landscape. For those that are competing, it’s so rewarding and fulfilling. This year the event is taking place on Saturday October 6, 2012 and will be marking the 36th Annual Race.
If you are not participating in the St. George Marathon but would like to be involved in an event yourself, you can register for the Mayor’s Walk the morning of the marathon. The walk begins at 7 am and encompasses the last stretch of the race through town. You will finish at Vernon Worthen Park, the same as the marathons runners.
We’ll See You There
Come and join Five Seasons Vacation Rentals and St. George Resort Rentals as we kick off the morning of the St. George Marathon and the Mayor’s Walk. Registration proceeds will go to a great charitable cause. For more information on registering for the Mayor’s Walk, visit the St. George Recreation Division webpage.)
FYI, the St. George Marathon is held annually at the beginning of October. The town is always packed, so be sure to book your St. George resort rental in advance so you won’t miss out on all of the fun and festivities that Southern Utah’s red rocks have to offer.