Mark your calendar! The 11th Annual Earth Day Festival is Friday, April 25, at the Kane County Visitor Information Center in downtown Kanab.

The Earth Day Festival kicks off at 12 p.m. and runs to 6 p.m. It is co-sponsored by the Kane County Office of Tourism, the Bureau of Land Management’s Kanab Field Office and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Glen Canyon Natural History Association, Grand Staircase Escalante Partners, Kane County Volunteer Center, and Southern Utah University Intergovernmental Internship Cooperative.

The theme for this year’s Festival is Imagine What I Can Do?

The artwork of area students in grades Kindergarten through 12 will be on display. The posters were entered in the Festival’s poster contest. A panel of local judges selects first, second and third place posters from each of six age categories. From these 18 posters, the public will vote for their favorite. The poster with the most votes becomes the “Peoples’ Choice” Award winner.

Among the many fun activities planned are a Junior Explorer “Pack-a-Pack,” dinosaur bean bag toss, a knowledge treasure hunt and much more.

Entertainment will be provided by the Red Rock Dance Academy, and Indian tacos and flatbread will be available for the famished. For those folks with an insatiable sweet tooth, the Kanab Parent Teachers Association will be holding a bake sale.

Exhibitors include the BLM, Amazing Earthfest, Glen Canyon Natural History Association, Grand Staircase Escalante Partners, Kaibab National Forest and Smokey the Bear, Kaibab Paiute Tribe Environmental and Heritage Programs, Kanab Beautification Committee, Kanab Elementary School PTA, Master Gardeners and 4-H, Pipe Spring National Monument, Southern Utah University, Arbor Day and Volunteer Center of Kane County.

“The festival is free, so there’s no excuse not to drop by to walk through the exhibits, vote for the People’s Choice Poster Contest winner, and have fun celebrating Earth Day,” said Lisa Church, Earth Day Festival committee chair.

For more information, contact Lisa Church or Larry Crutchfield at 435-644-1200.