Kane County's Signature Events

Over 40 different annual events.

When it comes to fairs & Festivals, Southern Utah has the best! There is a multitude of lively events ranging from colorful small-town celebrations to spectacular festivals.

Kanab's reputation as a place for epic and traditional western events is growing, with over 40 different annual events on the calendar.

In February, the fabulous Balloons & Tunes Roundup kicks off the calendar of events with a hot air balloon & battle of the bands festival. After that, it’s going to be a wild and wonderful schedule of upcoming events.

Spring events include the popular Kanab 10K Race over Mothers Day weekend. The Utah-Arizona ATV Club in cooperation with the Kane County Events Center puts on the annual two-day Kanab ATV Jamboree with amazing rides on scenic local trails. Stick around for a hamburger lunch and oodles of prizes for ATV enthusiasts. Bring your own machine or rent from a local outfitter.

Even visitors feel at home and full of patriotism when they celebrate the 4th of July in Southern Utah! Listen bright and early at 6:00 AM for the cannons as they Blast Off!, awakening the whole town for the days festivities. Soon after, join in on a Color Fun Run 5K starting at the church in the center of town at 7:00AM. Then, at 10:00 AM join the town on Center Street for a parade you’ll have the chance to see twice, as the parade turns around at the end of the street, only to end just where it began! After the parade, find yourself at Jacob Hamblin Park for vendors, entertainment, and many more festivities throughout the day and into the evening. Once the sun sets at 9:30 PM, prepare yourself for one of the most unique firework shows you have ever seen! Fireworks shoot off overhead at Jacob Hamblin park, illuminating the red cliffs while sending echoes all throughout the town. Celebrate Independence day in small town USA and we’re sure you’ll return again, and again! Will you join us in celebrating Independence Day “The Kanab Way”?

The classic Western Legends Heritage & Music Festival picks up the reins every year for a grand festival celebrating our “real” and “reel” cowboys with a celebration of western heritage and western music. Previously, Western Legends Roundup has been an event that generations have attended and loved for the last 20 years. Throughout Western Legends Roundup’s 20 years there has been a celebration and remembrance of the movies and stars that were a pivotal part of creating “Little Hollywood” in our scenic Southern Utah community. As the years go on, many film producers sought out Kanab and surrounding Kane County as the perfect backdrop for their productions, using local cowboys and cowgirls for their heritage and talents. Even as you drive through our scenic highways and byways, or even an occasional back road, you can still see the remnants of days gone by.

The Reel Deal Fishing Derby takes place at the beautiful Jackson Flat Reservoir in Kanab, Utah. Test your luck at catching the biggest fish in the reservoir!

The newest event in Kane County is the Kanab Treasure Quest. Players will use a phone app to complete challenges and gain points for the chance to win over $10,000 in cash and prizes. You can pick and choose challenges that are appealing to you, while gaining points to try and win the GRAND PRIZE of $5,000 in CASH! Every person has a chance to be a winner! The top ten players will go into a sudden death round to compete in the Wild Wild West for the Grand Prize! If you are not in the top ten, that’s ok! You will still have a chance to win with over $5,000 in other cash and prize. This event is a mix of a Treasure Hunt, Amazing Race, Escape Room, and Scavenger Hunt rolled into two days of fun and excitement! It’s a perfect mix of clues, trivia, and challenges that allow you to solve puzzles, complete tasks and earn points working your way to the top of the leader board! We will use GPS allowing you to race around the area unlocking challenges, clues and riddles throughout your hunt! Along the way, certain clues and challenges will unlock rewards and prizes for you. All you need is a smart phone and our specially designed app to lead you thru this game!

Kickoff the Holidays with us in Kanab, Utah over Thanksgiving weekend.

Throughout the weekend you can find events and activities all over our beautiful town. Join us for a ride on the Polar Express, a fun run with the K-Town Turkey Trot, Breakfast with Santa, and the Christmas Light Parade & Lantern Festival. Bring the whole family for some small town fun!