Kanab’s sixth annual Earth Day Festival takes place on Friday, April 17, and it promises to be an afternoon full of fun and learning for young and old alike. 

The Earth Day Festival, sponsored by the Bureau of Land Management’s Kanab Field Office and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Kane County Office of Tourism, Best Friends Animal Society and Stampin’ Up, kicks off at 1 p.m. and runs to 6 p.m. at the Kane County Visitor Information Center, 78 South 100 East, in downtown Kanab.

The theme for this year’s festival is “Growing the Seeds of Change.”  Exhibitors include the Amazing Earthfest, Arizona Game and Fish Department Condor Program, Bar 10 Beef, Best Friends Animal Society, Bureau of Land Management (Kanab Field Office and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument), CASA, Community Behavioral Health Services, Grand Staircase-Escalante Partners, Kaibab Paiute Tribe Environmental Program, Kanab City Shade Tree Committee, Kanab Community Garden, Kanab Farmers Market, Kane County Master Gardeners, Leave No Trace Traveling Partners, Natural Resources Conservation Service, North Kaibab Ranger District/USDA Forest Service, Pipe Spring National Monument, Utah Division Of Water Resources, and the Volunteer Center Of Kane County. 

The Kaibab Paiute Tribe Heritage Program will be selling their famous Indian Tacos and fry bread during the event.

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 selected first, second and third place posters from each of six age categories.  From these 18 posters, the public will pick the “Peoples’ Choice” award winner.

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