Kanab’s Vibrant Tapestry: A Journey Through the Numerous Festivals That Illuminate Utah’s Hidden Gem

Nestled in the heart of the stunning red rock landscapes of Southern Utah, Kanab is a town that comes alive with a myriad of festivals throughout the year. From celebrating the region’s natural beauty to embracing its rich cultural heritage, these events offer a unique and immersive experience for locals and visitors alike. Join us on a journey through the numerous festivals that make Kanab a vibrant and unforgettable destination.

  • Kanab’s Balloons & Tunes Roundup: A Skyward Spectacle
    • Date: February
    • Description: As winter fades into spring, the Balloons & Tunes Roundup fills the sky with vibrant colors. Hot air balloons take flight against the backdrop of Kanab’s scenic landscapes, creating a visual spectacle. Accompanied by live music, vendor fair, lantern launch and balloon glow along Center Street, this family-friendly event is a perfect way to welcome the changing seasons.
  • Kanab’s ATV Jamboree
    • Date: April
    • Description: Join us for the annual Kanab Red Rock ATV Jamboree, where off-road enthusiasts gather for riding, camaraderie, lunches, dinner banquets and raffles.  This event provides endless riding opportunities on the Montezuma Trail System in beautiful Southern Utah!
  • Amazing Earthfest: A Tribute to Nature’s Wonders
    • Date: May
    • Description: Kicking off the festival season, Amazing Earthfest is a celebration of Kanab’s breathtaking natural surroundings. With guided hikes, workshops, and documentary screenings, this festival emphasizes environmental stewardship and appreciation for the unique geological features that define the region.
  • Jacob Hamblin Days:
    • Date: June
    • Description: Come on down to the Kaneplex Arena and enjoy Jacob Hamblin Days. Jacob Hamblin Days Festival, named after an early settler, is a special fest reining in the western heritage of Kanab and Southern Utah including an authentic rodeo.  The Jacob Hamblin Day Ranch Rodeo is a serious competition with events for local cowboys and cowgirls. This is a genuine taste of real western culture with Rascal Rodeo, Youth Rodeo, Barrel Racing, Team Sorting, Team Roping, and Ranch Rodeo
  • Fourth of July Festivities
    • Date: July
    • Description: Even visitors feel at home and full of patriotism when they celebrate the 4th of July in Southern Utah! As the cannons Blast Off, awakening the whole town for the days festivities. Celebrate with a Color Fun Run 5K, the Center Street parade, vendors, entertainment, and many more festivities throughout the day and into the evening. Our live bands will lead up to one of the most unique firework shows you have ever seen! Fireworks shoot off overhead, illuminating the red cliffs while sending echoes all throughout the town.
  • Western Legends Roundup: Where the Wild West Comes to Life
    • Date: August
    • Description: Transport yourself back to the days of cowboys and pioneers at the Western Legends Roundup. This festival brings the Old West to life with cowboy poetry, live music, film screenings,  celebrity appearances and reenactments. Visitors can immerse themselves in the rich history of the area and experience the spirit of the Wild West.
  • Kanab Halloween Spooktacular
    • Date: October
    • Description: Join us for a spooktacular time, with a trunk or treat event, carnival events, dance performances, dj music and maybe risk it all by exploring our haunted tunnels. 
  • RMPRA Rodeo Finals:
    • Date: November
    • Description: Kanab, Utah will be hosting the Rocky Mountain Pro Rodeo Association Finals Rodeo!
      Kanab, home of the RMPRA Finals 2020-2025 will be host to world-class rodeo athletes!  Watch many tough cowboys & cowgirls compete in Bull Riding, Bareback Broncs, Saddle Bronc, Barrel Racing, Team Roping, Breakaway and Bull Dogging.
  • Holiday Kickoff:
    • Date: November
    • Description: Beginning on the Weekend after Thanksgiving, join us for our Christmas Parade through Center Street, tree lighting ceremony, hot chocolate and donuts, as well as our lantern launch with DJ music, dancing and toy giveaways.  This kickoff also starts the week that our own Polar Express event begins with a ride on the famous Polar Express, which drops kids off at the North Pole where the bearded man himself along with his elves make an appearance.  An amazing time for the whole family. 

Kanab, Utah, is more than just a picturesque destination; it’s a town that knows how to celebrate its natural beauty, cultural heritage, and cinematic history. The festivals that grace its calendar throughout the year offer a diverse range of experiences, making it a must-visit for those seeking a unique blend of adventure, entertainment, and community spirit. Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast, history buff, or simply someone looking for a good time, Kanab’s festivals have something special to offer for everyone.