Whether you are a regular visitor, a national park traveler or virtual explorer, Grand Canyon National Park hopes that you are inspired to experience and connect with a park that has inspired 100 years of stewardship and will continue to delight visitors and stewards for another 100 years!

Come, be inspired, and Go Grand.

Every Grand Canyon experience is its own grand adventure-and in 2019, it's bigger than ever. Join canyoneers from around the world in celebrating Grand Canyon National Park's centennial anniversary with special events and programs.


AUG 8-9

North Rim Native American Heritage Days

This event celebrates the rich cultural diversity of the Colorado Plateau, the Arizona Strip and the Grand Canyon.


AUG 16 - 19

Echoes from the Canyon History Festival

Behind Grand Canyon's stunning landscape are stories of people who lived off the land, explored, mined, and exploited it, raised a family and business, and fought to protect it for future generations.

Join us on the South Rim to travel back in time during Grand Canyon's annual history festival, "Echoes from the Canyon". Meet the important people who made Grand Canyon what it is today.

AUG 23 → SEP 7

Grand Canyon Music Festival

Celebrate 36 years of outstanding artists and commissions of new music inspired by Grand Canyon. Visit website at grandcanyonmusicfest.org for special centennial performances.

AUG 25

FREE Entrance to National Parks

SEP 7-15

Celebration of Art

Art plays a critical role in the appreciation of our national parks. Artists are invited to paint “en plein air” (outside on location) for a week at Grand Canyon. The works produced during this week are shown at the historic Kolb Studio in an Exhibition and Sale that takes place over four months.

SEP 21

Grand Canyon Railway 30th Anniversary

Ride a historic steam locomotive (a rare sight in the 21st Century) from Williams to Grand Canyon. Steam train rides also available the first Saturday of each month. The train made it’s first journey to Grand Canyon on September 17, 1901 transporting visitors for $3.95 per train ride (replacing the $15.00 eight-hour stagecoach ride from Flagstaff). Operations ceased in July 1969 due to popularity of automobiles and relauched on September 21, 1989.

SEP 28

Bike Your Park Day: FREE Entrance to National Parks

The National Park Service and Adventure Cycling team up for the Bike Your Park Day. Celebrate our public lands by joining thousands around the U.S. to explore your park by bicycle.

NOV 9-10

Native American Heritage Celebration

Special presentations and demostrations recognizing the many accomplishments, contributions, and sacrifices made by America’s first people. Learn about the history and culture of the various tribes that settled in the Grand Canyon area.

NOV 11

Veteran’s Day: FREE Entrance to National Parks

More Information on 100th Anniversary Celebration

2019 Park Events

Visit this link for more details on these events and additional events happening in 2019. (updating in progress.)