Park Programming and Special Events

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Programs and Events

Visit the link to view today's schedule of programs and activities in the park's online calendar.

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Grand Canyon National Park Rangers presenting programs.

Ranger Programs by Location:


2024 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.

  • South Rim events include an outdoor evening program nightly, just outside Grand Canyon Visitor Center at 8:00 pm, followed by telescope viewing and laser guided constellation tours in the large lot behind the Visitor Center. Attend this free, open to the general public, event. Details >

  • North Rim events are 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 >

Grand Canyon Celebration of Art - September 7–15, 2024

  • Hosted each year by Grand Canyon Conservancy, the Grand Canyon Celebration of Art is an annual event that includes 6 days of art related events followed by a 4 month long exhibition in Kolb Studio on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. The 2024 events and exhibition at Grand Canyon will take place September 7, 2024, through January 20, 2025. Details >


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Become a Junior Ranger

How to become a Junior Ranger during your visit.

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Cultural Demonstration Program

Visitors to Grand Canyon National Park have the opportunity to meet Indigenous Artists while they practice traditional and modern crafts.

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Current Ranger Programs and Events

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


Last updated: April 16, 2024

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Grand Canyon, AZ 86023



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