A Woman By Design: Feb. 17th Performance

Join Bluff for an evening of storytelling and conversation centered around a live performance based on the life of Mary Colter, an architect in the Southwest.

20th Annual International Balloon Festival

January 12th - 14th 2018

The Bluff International Balloon Festival is returning to Bluff for its 20th anniversary. Save the date for Martin Luther King Day Weekend!

Sponsorship packages available

You can, individually or through your business, sponsor a balloon for $325.00. Click here for the sponsorship application.

Annual Bluff Solstice Burn Dec. 21

Photo (c) Josh Ewing

On the longest night of the year, the town of Bluff invites you to a celebration of light for our annual Solstice Burn. This Thursday, December 21st at 7 pm, residents and guests will gather across from the Recapture Lodge and K&C Convenience Store for this desert ritual.

Bluff artist Joe Pachak has built two dancing bears of willow, representing the male and female bear of the Ute Bear Dance. Joe and his team of volunteers have worked tirelessly for the past two months to construct these figures. Joe was inspired and guided in the construction of these sculptures by Ute flute musician Aldean Ketchum.

The bears stand 15-feet tall and have been constructed with locally-gathered materials. Their teeth and claws are fashioned from antlers.

Utah Navajo Fair is October 26 – 29th in Bluff

The 28th Annual Utah Navajo Fair will be held this weekend (October 26th -29th) in Bluff.  This year's theme is "Honoring our Elders". Back by popular request is the parade down the Main Street (Highway 191) of Bluff on Saturday morning.  Be sure to arrive early with your chair to get a good viewing spot. Please see the attachment for a full schedule of events.    

13th Annual Bluff Arts Festival features student mural, live music, & more!

The 13th Annual Bluff Arts Festival recently announced their schedule - and we couldn't be more excited!

This annual festival brings together Four Corners Artists, locals, and visitors for a three-day weekend of workshops, an Artist Market, performances, and storytelling, to name a few of its classic events.

For the 2017 Festival, the lineup includes a few new additions, including a mural by Whitehorse Highschool students, live music by the Piñon Pickers and dancing Saturday night, and new workshops. Featured artist Gilmore Scott, who created this year's logo, will work with the students from Montezuma Creek and other participants on the mural titled "Honor our Home."

The Whitehorse students shared their early mural sketches with us.

For the full event schedule, see here. You can also register for workshops and learn more about supporting the festival.

Riverside Storytelling, sponsored by the Utah Humanities Council, will take place Friday evening and feature the Ellen Meloy Desert Writers Fund 2017 Winner, Michael Branch. Michael and Utah Poet Laureate David Lee with guide readings and a discussion about "What it means to live in the desert."

The Artist Market will take place Saturday-Sunday in the Bluff Community Center. It will include fun "make and take" art projects, Four Corners artists, and live food vendors.

The workshop lineup includes many favorites and some new additions. This year, local artist Joe Pachak will return to build a willow sculpture for Bluff's annual solstice burn. His animal of choice this year - a bear, of course!