Grand Canyon Area Events

From road openings and closings, to festivals and activities, we have your complete guide to the happenings in Grand Canyon National Park, as well as in nearby gateway towns in Arizona, Utah, and Neveda

The Milky Way over Cathedral Rock in Sedona, Arizona

National Park Night Skies Photography Workshops

National Park Trips Media and Tamron have teamed up to offer Night Skies Photo Workshops at Yellowstone, Rocky Mountain, Zion, Bryce, Acadia and more parks. Read More...

A Grand Canyon National Park ranger explaining the tasks to becoming a junior ranger. Photo by Grant Ordelheide

Celebrate 100 Years of the National Park Service

We’re just getting started! Let’s take a look back, and also look ahead to 100 more years. Read More...

Grand Canyon Star Party. Photo by NPS

Grand Canyon Annual Star Party

The entire park becomes an observatory during the annual Star Party when volunteers set up scopes and offer free astronomy programs to visitors. Read More...

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Ride the Grand Canyon Polar Express

The classic book comes to life as families board the special 1930’s-era train for a thirty-minute ride through dark and quiet wilderness to The North Pole, where Santa and his reindeer wait. Read More...

Grand Canyon Events by Date


Free Admission to National Parks on Presidents’ Day

124 National Parks that normally charge an entrance fee will be free today. The others are free all of the time. Plan your visit and enjoy our country’s history and nature.
When: Mon February 20
Where: National Parks

Free Weekend Admission to National Parks during National Park Week

124 National Parks that normally charge an entrance fee will be free this weekend. The others are free all of the time. Plan your visit and enjoy our country’s history and nature.
When: Sat April 15 – Sun April 16
Where: National Parks

Free Weekend Admission to National Parks during National Park Week

124 National Parks that normally charge an entrance fee will be free this weekend. The others are free all of the time. Plan your visit and enjoy our country’s history and nature.
When: Sat April 22 – Sun April 9
Where: National Parks

Free Admission to National Parks on National Park Service Birthday

124 National Parks that normally charge an entrance fee will be free today. The others are free all of the time. Plan your visit and enjoy our country’s history and nature.
When: Fri August 25
Where: National Parks

Free Admission to National Parks on National Public Lands Day

124 National Parks that normally charge an entrance fee will be free today. The others are free all of the time. Plan your visit and enjoy our country’s history and nature.
When: Sat September 30
Where: National Parks

Free Admission to National Parks on Veterans Day Weekend

124 National Parks that normally charge an entrance fee will be free this weekend. The others are free all of the time. Plan your visit and enjoy our country’s history and nature.
When: Sat November 11 – Sun November 12
Where: National Parks