Events at the Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon is a special place 365 days a year, but some days are extra special.

See what's going on during your stay or pick an event and plan your trip around it!

Many exciting events are offered throughout the year at Grand Canyon National Park. Experience a new view of the Grand Canyon through a free National Park Service ranger program, by renting a bicycle, hiking, or more! 

  • Attend Free Park Ranger Programs - Learn more about the the science, nature, history and culture of Grand Canyon with a park ranger as your guide. View program schedule. 
  • Watch "Grand Canyon: A Journey of Wonder" - This park orientation film is 20 minutes long, and starts on the hour and half-hour. The first showing starts at 9 a.m. and the last showing is at 4 p.m. daily, and is shown at the Grand Canyon Visitor Center.
  • Guided Bicycle Tours & Rentals - Bright Angel Bicycles offers guided tours and rentals seasonally.
Please refer to the National Park Service's website for a list of events.

One special event taking place at the Grand Canyon:

  • 2018 Grand Canyon Celebration of Art: The 10th annual event will run September 16, 2018 through January 14, 2019, with an exhibit in the Kolb Studio. More than 25 artists from around the country will take part in a plein air competition, and their work will be on exhibit at the studio. Each artist strives to represent the shifting light and shadow, amazing land forms, and vibrant colors of the Grand Canyon's vast landscape. Learn more about this event.

Learn more about this event, and view additional special events on the NPS website.