2014 Big Water Dinosaur Festival Dates:
Friday September 19, 2014
Opening event – Lecture from our Keynote speaker Dr. L. Barry Albright. "15 Years of Paleontology in the Glen Canyon - Grand Staircase Region: New Discoveries, Old Discoveries, and What We've Learned" Dr. Albright conducts geological and paleontological field research in Utah, Oregon, and Mongolia. In addition to studying dinosaurs, marine reptiles, and mammals, he also analyzes the magnetic properties of fossil-bearing sedimentary rocks to accurately determine the age of prehistoric animals.
Saturday September 20, 2014 Dinosaur Festival at Big Water Town Hall
Arts, Crafts and Food Vendor Fair
Kids Activities - “Funtime Inflatables”- Dinosaur themed games and activities
9:00 am to 5:00 pm AZ time (10:00 am to 6:00 pm UT time)
Sunday September 21
Grand Staircase Event on the Monument.
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April 2014 National Geographic Magazine - Digging Utah's Dinosaurs featuring our 2013 Festival Key Note Speaker Dr. Joseph Sertich.
Located in the high desert of scenic Southern Utah, Big Water is bordered by Lake Powell, the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument and the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument. Situated on Highway 89, 60 miles east of Kanab, UT, and 20 miles west of Page, AZ and Lake Powell. The Dinosaur Festival will be surrounding the Big Water Town Hall and Fire Station at 60 Aaron Burr, just off Hwy 89 on October 4th, 5th, and 6th.
The Big Water Dinosaur Festival is celebrating the many past and ongoing dinosaur fossil discoveries in the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument and other areas surrounding Big Water, UT. The festival will have arts, crafts, food, and entertainment. There will be tons of kids’ activities, including the BLM Dinosaur Murder Mystery, dinosaur drawing and coloring contests, lots of dinosaur games and activities and “Funtime Inflatables” with a bounce house, giant slide, etc. There will be evening music and entertainment and a Dinosaur cake contest.
November 7, 2013: A new dinosaur from our back yard in the Grand Staircase Monument makes the news! Video features Dr. Alan Titus and Dr. Joe Sertich, both of whom volunteered to help make our 2013 Dinosaur Festival a huge hit!
The first 20 minutes of this video with Dr Alan Titus, features the dinosaur discoveries being found right behind Big Water in the Grand Staircase Monument.
Thank you to the Big Water Dinosaur Festival Committee, Volunteers and Doners who all worked to make the our first year a huge success. The committee consisting of Jennie Lassen, Heather Rankin, Deborah Short, Naomi Short Lynn, and Jennie Johnson are hard at work on the 2014 festival.
Big Water Town
Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time (Utah Time)
Big Water Municipal Corporation
Big Water Town Hall
60 Aaron Burr
Big Water, UT 84741
Big Water, UT 84741-2127