Kanab’s 150th Birthday Celebration

Join us in celebrating Kanab's Sesquicentennial throughout 2020.

Downtown Kanab
June 13, 2020 6:00 am

Kanab – a charming western town, will be celebrating the 150th year since being founded on June 14, 1870. Kanab boasts the all-woman town council, the first in the country! As well as many western movies filmed in the region for many years. Learn more about our rich history and what makes us Kanab – Magically Unspoiled, Then and Now.

Kanab celebrates 150 years as a town in 2020. Discover the rich history while exploring the incredible natural wonders that surround this charming, Pioneer town. Throughout the Sesquicentennial year, you can experience our history through tangible locations and events. Learn about the women that helped shaped this town, treasure hunting for the Montezuma Treasure, and movie making in Kanab’s “Little Hollywood”.

Celebrate Kanab’s birthday with us June 13, 2020 (Sesquicentennial Eve). Take a look below at some of the events to look forward to throughout Sesquicentennial week!


June 13th, 2020 (Sesquicentennial Eve) actual birth-date June 14

-Kanab 10K

-Sesquicentennial Time Capsule

-Sesquicentennial Carnival


-Train Robbery & Gun Fight in the streets

-All Women Town council Re-enactment

-Birthday Cake

-Fireworks at Midnight

And so much more to come!!


Sesquicentennial Week

-Dine O’Round – Check out some of Kanab’s finest restaurants and their historic/homemade dishes as well as the stories that come with!

-All Women town council Re-enactment

-Kane County Office of Tourism “Kanab – Find Your Magic” Movie Premier

-Movie in the Park & Crescent Moon Theater will be showing movies filmed in Kanab and surrounding Kane County. **Date(s) to be determined**

-Rollaway Saloon – Catch the Rollaway Saloon at different featured locations throughout the week!

-Kanab Recipe Collection -A collection of local favorite recipes that have been passed down through many generations of Mormon Pioneer families and area Native American families.

-Kanab City Pool – Enjoy swimming at the Kanab City Pool ***event subject to change***

-Jacob Hamblin Days – To end the week join us June 19 & 20 for a ranch rodeo in honor of local pioneer Jacob Hamblin at the Kaneplex 3 miles South of Kanab overlooking Jackson Flat Reservoir.