Grand Canyon

North Rim Ranger Programs and Special Events

under tall pine trees, a park ranger is giving a talk to about a dozen people who are sitting on wooden benches in an outdoor amphitheater on the rim of a large canyon.
A Park Ranger gives an interpretive program at the Bright Angel Point Amphitheater on the North Rim.

NPS Photo/C. Kraus


Summer Programming on the North Rim

The following park programing will begin May 15th:

Nature Walk: Immerse yourself in the immensity of Grand Canyon and the intricacies of the Kaibab Plateau during this 90-minute ranger-led walk along the Canyon rim.

  • 8:30 AM–10:00 AM, Friday and Sunday, meet at Roaring Springs Overlook Kiosk.

Behind the Scenery: Explore your connections and uncover the stories between the canyon’s colorful walls during this 20-minute ranger-led experience. This program has a focus on inclusive storytelling.

  • 11:30 AM-12:00 PM, Daily, Bright Angel Point Amphitheater.

Beneath the Canopy: Follow your curiosity and investigate the wonders of the towering North Rim forest. All are welcome to join this interactive family-geared program.

  • (Begins June 9th) 3:30 PM-4:00 PM, Daily, Campground Amphitheater

Evening Program: Join a ranger for a deep dive into the complex layers of Grand Canyon’s history, ecology, geology and more during this 45-minute program.

  • 7:30 PM-8:15 PM, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, Grand Canyon Lodge Auditorium.

Community Speaker Series: Join Park Rangers in hosting artists, scientists, and community members with deep ties to Grand Canyon throughout the summer.

Three young Navajo dancers are posing for a group photo in their traditional clothers.
Dine Tah dancers on the North Rim during a past Heritage Days.


2024 North Rim Special Events:

Grand Canyon Star Party - June 1-8, 2024

  • Grand Canyon is one of the best places in the world to enjoy pristine night skies. The The Star Party on the North Rim is in collaboration with Saguaro Astronomy Club and Volunteers-in-Park. Astronomy related evening programs will be presented at 7:30 pm each evening in the auditorium of Grand Canyon Lodge. Events include outdoor evening programs, telescope viewing, and guided constellation tours. Attend this free, open to the general public, event. Details >

Native American Heritage Days - August 1-4, 2024

  • Hosted each year on the North Rim, the Native American Heritage Days is an annual event brining more than 30 tribal members to celebrate and share cultural connections to Grand Canyon through music, dance, presentations, performances, and cultural demonstrations. Details >

Community Speaker Series - 7:30 pm, Grand Canyon Lodge Auditorium

Join us on the throughout the summer for special evening programs with artists, authors, researchers, and others with deep ties to Grand Canyon.

  • Wednesday, May 15 - Daniel Bulletts, Cultural Resource Director, Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians
  • Saturday, July 6 - Melissa Sevigny, Journalist and Author
  • Tuesday, July 23 - Susan Wood - Grand Canyon Fish Biologist
  • Tuesday, August 27th - Amy Martin, Photographer and Journalist
  • Saturday, August 31 - Rich Rudow - Backcountry Expert & Photographer
  • Tuesday, September 10 - Daniel Bulletts, Cultural Resource Director, Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians
  • Tuesday, September 24 - Lisa Handforth, Grand Canyon Fire Ecologist
  • Saturday, September 28 - Deidra Peaches, Filmmaker
  • Thursday, October 10th - Kevin Fedarko, Author

Cultural Demonstrations - 10 am - 4 pm, Grand Canyon Lodge Auditorium

Join artists from Grand Canyon's 11 associated tribes as they practice traditional and modern crafts.

  • Thursday, June 27 - Sunday, June 30
  • Thursday, July 25 - Sunday, July 28
  • Thursday, August 22 - Sunday, August 25
  • Thursday, September 12 - Sunday, September 15
  • Thursday, October 3 - Sunday, October 6

North Rim Program and Event Calendar


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Become a Junior Ranger

How to become a Junior Ranger during your visit.

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North Rim Trip Planning

North Rim roads and facilities, including the campground, lodging and retail are open for the season May 15 through October 15, 2024.

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Current Ranger Programs and Events

Attend any of these programs or events hosted across Grand Canyon National Park.

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North Rim Heritage Days

Heritage Days takes place on the North Rim August 1st-4th 2024.

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North Rim Campground - Seasonal

Camp inside the park on the North Rim. Sites are by reservation only (no hook-ups) through 2024 Season: May 15 - October 15.

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North Rim Lodging

Visitor services include overnight lodging, food/beverage and retail shops. Summer seasonal operations are from May 15 through October 15.

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Bison on the North Rim

A brief summary of North American Bison at Grand Canyon National Park.


Last updated: July 10, 2024

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