Southwest Regional Office: Events

Featured Events

August 5 – 8 , 2015 Summer Outdoor Retailer Show – Salt Lake City

NPCA will be at Booth A-110 – Stop by and sign up to be an advocate for the Grand Canyon and get a Special Edition Liberty Bottleworks Water Bottle! Supplies are limited.
Event Schedule.

Liberty Bottleworks, Bohemian Brewery and NPCA will be hosting a Save the Grand Canyon Happy Hour at Booth BRL226 at the Summer OR Show on Thursday August 6th from 4 pm – 6 pm.

For $15 you will receive your choice of a special edition Grand Canyon Water bottle (see below) with a tasty beverage from Bohemian Brewery (SLC local brewery) and a chance to win some pretty nifty prizes from Creative Action Network See America Project, Flow 397, Liberty Bottleworks, NPCA and more!  Extra raffle tickets will be available for purchase at the happy hour - $5 for 2, $10 for 5.

A portion of the proceeds will go toward the advocacy work being done to protect Grand Canyon National Park.

Also during the show, there will be opportunities to purchase additional raffle tickets – stop by the NCPA Booth – A110 for more details.

Also sign up to be one of the first 100 people to be NPCA Find Your Voice Grand Canyon Advocates – and get a thank you gift!

In addition, Parks Project will be selling special NPCA Miir 16 oz stainless tumblers at their Venture Out Booth 2280 with the proceeds going directly to the NPCA’s Southwest Regional Programs.

More info on our partners:

About Liberty Bottleworks
Founded in 2010, Liberty Bottleworks was created out of the belief that the best products are made in America by American workers. With a commitment to domestic machinery, raw materials, technology and manpower, Liberty Botteworks makes the industry’s only completely BPA-free metal water bottle from 100 percent recycled aluminum at its state-of-the-art factory in Yakima, Wash. Perfect for active lifestyles, whether in the backcountry, the boardroom or the back porch, Liberty bottles can be purchased from retailers across the country or from

About Bohemian Brewery
The Bohemian Brewery is a Microbrew Brewpub Craft Brewery in the Salt Lake valley brewing traditional European Style Lagers (Czech & German/Bavarian) with a great European style restaurant, patio and tavern serving traditional European dishes.

About Parks Project
Parks Project™ is a clothing company on an adventure with a purpose, and everyone’s invited to join in. Every item sold helps Promote, Protect, and Preserve our nation’s parks, and all products are made with purpose in the U.S.A. Parks Project aims to inspire a new generation of park advocates while providing quality-made apparel.  Shop and learn more at – and celebrate your favorite #radparks.

More Events

August 25, 2015 University of Arizona mall, Tucson - Celebration of NPS Birthday (99 years) featuring outreach by Saguaro National Park’s “Next Generation Rangers”

Throughout September 2015 Rocky Mountain National Park Centennial Events

September 10 - 12, 2015 Great Basin National Park Astronomy Festival
Join park rangers and experience out of this world family fun, excitement, and learn about day and nighttime astronomy.

September 18, 2015 Starry Starry Night at Canyonlands National Park with Friends of Arches and Canyonlands
Join us at Island in the Sky in Canyonlands National Park for a Star Party with Seth Jarvis, Director of the Clark's Planetarium and the Salt Lake Astronomical Society. Telescopes provided for your star gazing delight!

September 25, 2015 Friends of Petrified Forest Day at Petrified Forest National Park, details TBD

September 26, 2015 National Public Lands Day Volunteer Events sponsored in part by NPCA
More info about other national events can be found here -

  • Appreciation Day at Petrified Forest National Park – Details to come
  • Dinosaur National Monument events – Details to come

October 3, 2015 100th Anniversary Celebration at the Quarry Exhibit Hall Dinosaur National Monument
Kid-friendly dinosaur themed birthday party with activities and cake from 2:00 - 4:00 pm at the Quarry Visitor Center and Quarry Exhibit Hall
Formal celebration with guest speakers and a Welcome to a Second Century of Stewardship by the Superintendent during a Twilight Tour of the Quarry Exhibit Hall from 6:30 - 9:00 pm.
Find more information here

October 6 – 10, 2015 Climate Hike in Zion National Park and Bryce National Park
More info here

Mark Your Calendars!
February 11, 2016 National Park Service Centennial Event with the Special Premier Showing of the MacGillverary Freeman Film “America Wild: A National Parks Adventure”
Showing at the Clark Planetarium in Salt Lake City
Sponsored by The Utah Office of Tourism, Clark Planetarium, Utah National Park Service Sites and NPCA
More details to come . . . stay tuned!
Read the Press Release for the film here

Free Entrance Days in the National Parks

  • February 14-16
    Presidents Day weekend
  • April 18-19
    opening weekend of National Park Week
  • August 25
    National Park Service Birthday
  • September 26
    National Public Lands Day
  • November 11
    Veterans Day

More info

Upcoming Events at Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge
2155 West Forest Street
Brigham City Utah

Bear River MBR is one of the over 550 refuges in the National Wildlife Refuge System - a network of lands set aside and managed by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service specifically for wildlife. The Refuge is an oasis for wildlife and waterbirds and provides excellent educational, photographic and outdoor activity opportunities throughout the year.
February 14th – Eagle Day
March 14th – Swan Day
More info

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