Book Launch by Local Author Zak Podmore on October 3rd

Zak Podmore's book Confluence

Join Bluff-based author Zak Podmore at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 3 at the Bears Ears Education Center for the launch of his book CONFLUENCE. Confluence takes us through some of the the most iconic landscapes in the American West — Grand Canyon, Big…

Bears Ears Education Center Now Open

Bears Ears Education Center

A community-powered, grassroots education center designed to help guide visitors respectfully explore Bears National Monument is now open in Bluff.

2019 Bluff Arts Festival is October 17 – 20th

2019 Bluff Arts Festival

You’re invited to experience the arts of the Four Corners region at the 2019 Bluff Arts Festival set for Oct. 17-20th. Since 2004, the Bluff Arts Festival has attracted creative enthusiasts from all over the world to the red rock desert of southeast Utah…

A Celebration of Ellen Meloy on April 17th

Celebration of Ellen Meloy

When: Wednesday, April 17th at 7:00 p.m.Where: Bears Ears Education Center Utah author Ellen Meloy died unexpectedly in 2004, three months after completing Eating Stone: Imagination and the Loss of the Wild, which went on to become a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist….

Rent the Bluff Community Center and Kitchen for your next event

Exterior of Bluff Community Center

Looking for rental space in Bluff, Utah for your next event? In the heart of the Bluff community surrounded by red rock and desert sands sits the Bluff Community Center and Kitchen. This multi-use facility boasts nearly 5,000 square feet of flexible space perfect…

2019 Bluff Balloon Festival

Join us for the 21st annual Bluff Balloon Festival the weekend of January 18 – 20, 2019.   The festival lineup includes:Friday, January 18th7:30 a.m.   Balloons fly over Bluff5:30 p.m.   Navajo Taco Supper sponsored by the Bluff Elementary School Saturday, January 19th7:30 a.m.  Balloons fly…

2018 Annual Solstice Burn

You’re invited! December 21st, 7 pm – Bluff, UT Please join artist Joe Pachak and the town of Bluff for our annual solstice burn. Communities and cultures across the world have celebrated Solstice since time immemorial. The town of Bluff has been honoring the…

Bears Ears Education Center Grand Opening September 22, 2018

Friends of Cedar Mesa is pleased to announce the opening of the Bears Ears Education Center in Bluff, Utah on September 22, 2018. Come join local conservation nonprofit Friends of Cedar Mesa celebrate with a day of activities for all ages, culminating with an…

Mainly Marathons in Bluff on November 6th

Mainly Marathons Logo

Mainly Marathons’s Southwest Series will be returning to Bluff, Utah on Tuesday, November 6.   The Southwest Series features six marathons in six days in six beautiful locations in the Southwest.    Pick from a 5k, 10k, 50k, half, and marathon.  This is a run/walk…

URARA Annual Symposium in Bluff–October 4 – 8

URARA in Bluff Oct 4 - 8, 2018

The Utah Rock Art Research Association’s (URARA) Annual 2018 Symposium will be held in Bluff, Utah.  Dates of the symposium are October 4 – 8, 2018.   The Bluff area is well known to rock art enthusiasts and is an ideal setting for the URARA…

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…

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 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *…

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…

Annual Bluff Solstice Burn Dec. 21

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…

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…

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…

Exploring Bears Ears: How to Visit with Respect

Guest blog by Erica Tucker, Friends of Cedar Mesa Welcome to this quiet orange corner of Utah! Whether you are just passing through Bluff and enjoying the vistas, or you have days or weeks to spend exploring the canyons, mesas, and river, we hope…

Utah Navajo Fair and Rodeo Postponed to October 2017

The Utah Navajo Fair and Rodeo has been postponed.  There WILL NOT be a fair, rodeo or pow wow in Bluff during September. The event was originally scheduled for September 15 – 17, 2017.  The fair has tentatively been rescheduled for October 27 –…

Utah Symphony Comes to Bluff

Thursday, August 31, 2017 | 8 p.m. | Bluff, UT Don’t miss this once-in a life experience to see the Utah Symphony with the backdrop of Bluff’s gorgeous sandstone cliffs and its pristine dark skies. This free outdoor concert will feature the full Utah…

Bluff Community Center Fundraiser

You’re invited to attend the Bluff Community Center Fundraiser! May 20, 2017 from 5 – 8 pm at the Bluff Community Center Community members are organizing a fundraiser to purchase theatrical quality curtain for future “The Players Bluff” events, picture molding for art events,…

First Annual Bluff Founders Day & Frybread Festival

Community Celebration of Native and Pioneer Heritage Saturday, April 8, 2017 | Free and open to the public Schedule Events Bluff Street Parade From the Community Center to Twin Rocks Café | 10 am – noon Floats welcome!   Bluff Fort Heritage Activities Bluff Fort…

Glow In lights up night sky at Bluff Balloon Festival

Spectacular night time Glow In at the 19th Annual Bluff International Balloon Festival Saturday, January 14, 2017 | Pilots, community members and visitors gathered to see Bluff’s night sky lit up by hot air balloons for the annual Glow In. This event is a…

A Bluff Tradition: Winter Solstice Burn

Blue Herons Burn on Bluff Winter Solstice This past Wednesday, December 21st, 2016 Bluff welcomed friends from across the Four Corners for the ritual burning of two giant blue heron sculptures – one as tall as 35 feet. The herons were constructed over the…

Bluff Artist Anthony Lott to be Community Artist in the Parks

Bluff resident and artist Anthony Lott was selected as the 2017 Community Artist in the Parks for the National Park Service. This program will give Lott the opportunity to teach, demonstrate and share his fantastic creative ability with visitors to Arches National Park, Canyonlands…

Bluff EMT receives Utah Distinguished Service Award

Kathy Carson receives 2016 Distinguished Service Award for emergency medical services work After 40 years of volunteer service to bring emergency medical services to Bluff, Kathy Meck Carson has received the 2016 Distinguished Service Award from the Utah Emergency Medical Services Award Committee. Kathy…

Hovenweep: December’s National Park Getaway

The Ancient Towers of Hovenweep National Monument December’s National Park Getaway destination 6 ancient villages in one spectacular National Monument: This December, the National Park Service is highlighting Hovenweep National Monument as the National Park Getaway! And what perfect timing, with cooler temps, quiet…

Bluff International Balloon Festival: 19 years of history

Nineteen years and running – well, flying – makes for a pretty special Bluff International Balloon Festival. And it’s not just the fun balloon names like Breezy Rider, Basketcase, and Levity. So what makes this long-standing Bluff tradition stick? Each year, 25 or so…

Trail of the Artists at the Bluff Arts Festival

The Trail of the Artists Friday & Saturday 1 – 5 pm Bluff Arts Festival – October 14-16, 2016 The Trail of the Artists is a popular event at the annual Bluff Arts Festival. This year, the Trail of the Artists is featuring many…

Announcing the 19th Annual Bluff International Balloon Festival

Hot Air Balloon in Bluff Balloon Festival

19th Annual Bluff International Balloon Festival January 13-15, 2017 Make your plans to be in Bluff January 13-15, 2017 for our annual spectacular balloon fest. Schedule and sponsor details coming soon! For a recap and video of the 2016 Balloon Festival, click here. 

Free Grant Writing Workshop Sept. 27

Grant-Writing Basics: a Free Hands-on Workshop September 27, 2016 2 -4 PM, Bluff Community Center Join grants managers Laurel Cannon Alder, Utah Division of Arts & Museums and Jodi Graham, Utah Humanities for a free, hands-on workshop. Learn best practices and tools for getting…

Utah Navajo Fair Sept. 14-18

The Utah Navajo Fair Returns to Bluff! September 14 – 18, 2016 See below for a full schedule but here are few of the weekend highlights: Thursday 10 am Health Fair and free carnival day for kids! Friday 1 pm Gourd Dance Saturday 9…

Centennial Jazz Band Sept. 19 at Bluff Fort

Come for the live jazz – and support the National Park Service! September 19, 2016 at 6:30 PM – Bluff Fort Co-op Building In celebration of the 100th birthday of the National Park Service, the Bluff Fort is hosting a jazz performance by the National…

Riding Like a Pro: 3 Safety Tips

Guest written by Utah Injury Lawyers at Christensen & Hymas As avid cyclists, Bluff is among our favorite areas. Its highways stretch on for miles across open desert, big skies, and red rock. The area offers great climbs and long rides to destinations like…

Happy 100th Birthday, National Park Service!

August 25th marks the Centennial of the Park Service, and since National Parks are known as America’s Great Invention, that’s certainly reason to celebrate 100 years! When it comes to Utah, we know how to do National Parks in style. Utah’s first national park was Zion National Park, created in 1919. But…

Monument Valley: Towers of Navajo Culture and Icons of Hollywood

Monument valley bluff utah

Monument Valley: famous for its towering desert red buttes that have been celebrated on the screen since 1939. It is a desert valley unlike any other, with some of its towers rising as high as 1000 feet from the valley floor. Because of its…

Secretary Jewell to discuss protection of Bears Ears at public meeting

Prehistoric Ancestral Puebloan Ruin on Cedar Mesa near Bluff, Utah

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Under Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Robert Bonnie are coming to Bluff on Saturday, July 16th for a public listening session on different proposals to protect public lands in the area. Secretary Jewell and Under…

Wildflowers of Southeast Utah

With a wet winter and spring, Southeast Utah is in a for a lush, vibrant wildflower season. Here are a few local varieties to look for when exploring Bluff’s backyard. Indian Paintbrush Indian Paintbrush is the harbinger of spring, one of the first wildflowers…

Bluff: your stargazing hub for 2016 Dark Sky Week

dark sky bluff utah canyonlands natural bridges

Did you know that Bluff, Utah is within an hour’s drive of two Dark Sky Parks?  April 4th – 10th, 2016 is Dark Sky Week and a great time to plan a trip to a designated Dark Sky Park near Bluff for a stargazing…

Road to the Mighty: All-American Road Trips in Southern Utah

If “epic family road trip” is what you have in mind for your next trip to Utah, look no further. VisitUtah.com has launched The Road to the Mighty as a follow up to “The Mighty 5” campaign to share some of Utah’s hidden treasures. The Road…