Events and Activities

Heritage Skies: Citizen Science & Dark Skies Awareness

Sat May 12

The area in and around Capitol Reef is among the darkest skies in the nation, allowing visitors from around the world to enjoy stars, constellations and the Milky Way. Held at the Entrada Institute and Capitol Reef.


Sunset Series

Sat May 26

From May through October, Entrada Institute holds Saturday evening events called the Sunset Series for those interested in learning more about the natural, historical and cultural heritage of the Colorado Plateau.


Arts and the Park

May 30 - June 2

Each year watercolorists converge at the Entrada Institute to create Plein air art.


Sunset Series

Sat June 9


Cowboy Poetry & Music Festival

Sat June 16

Western music and bands, poetry readings, horsemanship demonstrations, and food vendors


Sunset Series

Sat June 23


Apple Days Music at the Roost (afternoon and evening)

Sat June 30


Torrey Apple Days

Week of July 4

Held over the 4th of July weekend that celebrates the founding of this country with pie eating contests, shows, games, a parade, and more!


Sunset Series

Sat July 7


Sunset Series

Sat July 14


Pioneer Day Celebration

Sat July 21

The Entrada Institute hosts this celebration in Torrey, Utah.


Sunset Series

Sat July 28


Youth Music

Sat August 4


Women’s Redrock Music Festival

Sat Aug 11-12

Music festival that supports independent female artists all over the country.


Wayne County Fair

Sat Aug 18

Music, booths, games, and all things Wayne County held at the Wayne County Fairgrounds close to Loa, Utah.


Sunset Series

Sat Aug 25


Sunset Series

Sat Sep 1


Sunset Series

Sat Sep 8


Sunset Series

Sat Sep 15


Sunset Series

Sat Sep 22


Sunset Series

Sat Sep 29


Harvest Time Scarecrow Festival

Month of Oct

Scarecrow contest, weekly events, and a family costume party.


Heritage Starfest

Fri/Sat Oct 5-6

The annual Heritage Starfest encourages people to enjoy the dark skies of the Colorado Plateau, share the heritage of night skies, and encourage preservation of dark skies. Held at the Entrada Institute and Capitol Reef.


Apple Tasting Event

Sat Oct 13


Sunset Series

Sat Oct 20


The Holiday Open House

Beginning of December

Hosted by Capitol Reef National Park, the celebration features how to connect with the park during the winter months.