Announcing the 2018 Bluff Arts Festival

This year’s Bluff Arts Festival is set for October 19th – 21st, 2018.  Come celebrate the arts surrounded by the beauty of the desert.  Bluff’s red rock cliffs provide the perfect backdrop for the golden fall foliage in October.  It’s the ideal time to visit Bluff.

This year’s events include hands-on, artist- led workshops in writing, folk art, painting, drawing weaving, archeology hikes and so much more.  Note:  workshops are subject to change as a final schedule is still forthcoming. 

Additionally, a well-curated Artist Market featuring well-known artists from the greater Four corners rgion will be held at the Bluff Community Center on both Saturday, October 20th and Sunday, October 21st.  

Plus, don’t forget rockin’ live music under the stars Saturday night.

It’s all part of a great weekend celebrating the creative talent and incredible artists of Bluff, UT and beyond.

For more information or to apply to become a vendor at the 2018 Artist Market, log onto BluffArtsFestival.org. 

 

Founders Day & Frybread Festival April 6-8, 2018

2nd Annual BLUFF Founders Day & Frybread Festival

April 6, 7 & 8, 2018

A Community Celebration of Native & Pioneer Heritage


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Friday, April 6 Events

11:30 a.m. – Bluff Mural Dedication (opposite Wild Rivers)

1 p.m. – Bluff Fort Water Wheel Dedication

2 – 8 p.m. -Fort Bluff Activities – Family Registrations

2 – 6 p.m. – Heritage Demonstrations

A Taste of Dutch Oven Cooking – Blacksmith – Rag Rug Weaving

3 – 6 p.m. – Local storytelling with historian Robert McPherson -Desert Rose Inn

6 – 8 p.m. – Square Dancing at Bluff Fort

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Saturday, April 7 Events

6 – 8 a.m. – Breakfast at Bluff Fort

8:30 a.m. – Parade Registration at Bluff Fort

10 a.m. – PARADE from Community Center to Twin Rocks Parking Lot

ONGOING THROUGHOUT DAY – Food Trucks & Twin Rocks Frybread Sampling Bar

Bluff Fort Activities: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. – San Juan County School District Student Art Show/Sale

11 a.m. – 6 p.m. – Fort Heritage Demonstrations & History Hayrides around town

11 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Tours of St. Christopher Mission

Noon – 2 p.m. – Ute Cultural Program – next to Twin Rocks Trading Post

Noon – 2 p.m. -Navajo Cultural Program – Bluff Community Center

2 – 4 p.m. – Basket weaving demonstrations at Twin Rocks Trading Post

2 – 4 p.m. – Frybread Festival & Fling at Twin Rocks

7 p.m. – Free Movie at Community Center

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Sunday, April 8 Event

10 a.m. – Interdenominational Worship Service at St. Christopher Mission

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CALL 435-672-9995

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.