Events

More than just a pretty face: one-of-a-kind Grand Canyon events

There’s more to the Grand Canyon than dramatic scenery, breathtaking views, and endless amounts of memorable things to see. The Grand Canyon also happens to be home to a number of fascinating things to do. Enjoy awe-inspiring concerts during the Grand Canyon Music Festival. View works of art of some of the best landscape painters in the country at the Annual Grand Canyon Celebration of Art. Run the challenging but beautiful Grand Canyon Half Marathon. Or explore the wonders of the night sky like you’ve never seen them at the Grand Canyon Star Party. The Grand Hotel is happy to be your home-away-from-home as you take in all the Grand Canyon area has to offer.

2014 Grand Canyon Star Party

Saturday June 21st, 2014 - Saturday June 28th, 2014

The 24th annual Grand Canyon Star Party will be held from Saturday, June 21 through Saturday, June 28, 2014 on the South and North Rims of Grand Canyon National Park. This event is sponsored by the National Park Service, the Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association (South Rim), and the Saguaro Astronomy Club of Phoenix (North Rim), with funding from Grand Canyon Association. Amateur astronomers from across the country will volunteer their expertise. Free slide programs will be offered and numerous telescopes will be set up to view planets, double stars and star clusters, nebulae and distant galaxies by night, as well as the sun by day. National parks such as Grand Canyon are protective harbors for some of the last remaining dark skies in this country. Weather permitting, expect spectacular views of the universe! For more information and a complete schedule of events, click here!