The National Park Service invites the public to celebrate Western Arts Day 2014 on Saturday, July 12, at the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.  Western Arts Day celebrates the unique culture that defines Grand Canyon, northern Arizona and southern Utah.

The celebration starts at 12 noon at the Grand Canyon Lodge and will conclude with an 8 p.m. evening program. Event activities will take place at the auditorium and the grassy square east of the lodge. Regularly scheduled ranger programs will take place in various locations throughout the North Rim developed area.

Please inquire at the North Rim Visitor Center for a complete list of event activities, as well as the times and locations of each. Presentations may include quilting, rug-making, flintknapping, Dutch oven cooking and a mountain man encampment.

The Utah Old Time Fiddlers from Salt Lake City will perform on the Grand Canyon Lodge veranda between 5:15 p.m. and 7 p.m.

A special evening program at 8 p.m. will feature local cowboy poets Maureen Bussma from St. George, Doug Keller from Kanab and Bruce Andre from Sonoita, Arizona.

Support for this event is provided by donations received through the Grand Canyon Association and Forever Resorts.

Advance overnight lodging reservations for North Rim facilities may be made by contacting Forever Resorts, at their toll free number (877) 386-4383 or at (480) 998-1981. You may also visit their website at www.foreverresorts.com. ;

Advance reservations for the North Rim Campground may be made online at www.recreation.gov or by calling (877) 444-6777.

For additional information about Western Arts Day, please contact Robin Tellis, North Rim District Interpreter, at (928) 638-7739.

For additional info about Grand Canyon National Park, please call (928) 638-7888 or visit our website at www.nps.gov/grca.