Antelope Island State Park

Interpretive Programs and Special Events

2020
2020 is the 175th anniversary of John C. Fremont’s exploration of Great Salt Lake.  It was during this trip that he and his crew arrived on the island, hunted Pronghorn (Antelope) for food, and so dubbed it Antelope Island. To commemorate this anniversary, all of our tours, hikes, and other activities will be called explorations or expeditions throughout 2020.   
 
 

January 2020

January 25
Handwriting Day (Observed)
January 23 is National Handwriting Day! To celebrate, Fielding Garr Ranch will have a variety of papers, pens, and pencils for visitors to create a good old-fashioned piece of literature. This is a drop-in activity that will be available from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. For more information, contact caldrich@utah.gov.

 

February 2020

February 1
Ranch Exploration
Come enjoy a guided exploration of the historic Fielding Garr Ranch. Meet at the ranch at 1:00 pm. For more information, contact caldrich@utah.gov.

Who’s Home on the Range
Join the park naturalist at 10:00am in the Visitor Center to learn about the diverse wildlife that calls Antelope Island “Home”.   We will discuss why they are here, how they survive this harsh environment, and what our roles are as visitors in their homes.   No reservation required.   For more information, contact tackley@utah.gov

February 8
*PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED*
Full-Ish Moon Set Expedition
Join the park naturalist at the Lady Finger Trailhead at 6:30am for a short, 1/4 Mile hike to the point where we will be able to watch the full-ish moon set over Great Salt Lake.  Registration is required, and park entry fees apply.
Space for this event is limited. Call or email to secure your spot.
(801) 721-9569
tackley@utah.gov

Ranch Exploration
Come enjoy a guided exploration of the historic Fielding Garr Ranch. Meet at the ranch at 1:00 pm. For more information, contact caldrich@utah.gov.

February 14th
Venus is for Lovers
Join the park naturalist in White Rock Bay at 7:00pm for an exploration of our dark sky.  The gates will be held open late for this event, but be sure to be here by 7:00pm.  No reservation is required; park entry fees apply.  For more information, contact tackley@utah.gov

February 15
Who’s Home on the Range
Join the park naturalist at 1:00pm in the Visitor Center to learn about the diverse wildlife that calls Antelope Island “Home”.   We will discuss why they are here, how they survive this harsh environment, and what our roles are as visitors in their homes.   No reservation required.   For more information, contact tackley@utah.gov

Letter Writing Activity
February is the month of love and friendship. Fielding Garr Ranch is the perfect place to observe National Send a Card to a Friend Day (7th) and Valentine’s Day (14th)! Come down and write a message to friends, lovers, or ex-lovers who forgot about Valentine’s Day. We will have paper, pens, pencils, and a typewriter for your compositions. For more information, contact caldrich@utah.gov

February 22
Ranch Exploration
Come enjoy a guided exploration of the historic Fielding Garr Ranch. Meet at the ranch at 1:00 pm. For more information, contact caldrich@utah.gov.

February 29
Ranch Exploration
Come enjoy a guided exploration of the historic Fielding Garr Ranch. Meet at the ranch at 1:00 pm. For more information, contact caldrich@utah.gov.

 

March 2020

March 14
Ranch Exploration
Come enjoy a guided exploration of the historic Fielding Garr Ranch. Meet at the ranch at 1:00 pm. For more information, contact caldrich@utah.gov.

March 21
Ranch Exploration
Come enjoy a guided exploration of the historic Fielding Garr Ranch. Meet at the ranch at 1:00 pm. For more information, contact caldrich@utah.gov.

March 28
Ranch Exploration
Come enjoy a guided exploration of the historic Fielding Garr Ranch. Meet at the ranch at 1:00 pm. For more information, contact caldrich@utah.gov.

 

April 2020

April 1
Ranch Exploration
Come enjoy a guided exploration of the historic Fielding Garr Ranch. Meet at the ranch at 1:00 pm. For more information, contact caldrich@utah.gov.

April 4
Ranch Exploration
Come enjoy a guided exploration of the historic Fielding Garr Ranch. Meet at the ranch at 1:00 pm. For more information, contact caldrich@utah.gov.

April 8
Ranch Exploration
Come enjoy a guided exploration of the historic Fielding Garr Ranch. Meet at the ranch at 1:00 pm. For more information, contact caldrich@utah.gov.

April 11
Ranch Exploration
Come enjoy a guided exploration of the historic Fielding Garr Ranch. Meet at the ranch at 1:00 pm. For more information, contact caldrich@utah.gov.

April 18
Ranch Exploration
Come enjoy a guided exploration of the historic Fielding Garr Ranch. Meet at the ranch at 1:00 pm. For more information, contact caldrich@utah.gov.

April 15
Ranch Exploration
Come enjoy a guided exploration of the historic Fielding Garr Ranch. Meet at the ranch at 1:00 pm. For more information, contact caldrich@utah.gov.

April 22
Ranch Exploration
Come enjoy a guided exploration of the historic Fielding Garr Ranch. Meet at the ranch at 1:00 pm. For more information, contact caldrich@utah.gov.

April 25
Ranch Exploration
Come enjoy a guided exploration of the historic Fielding Garr Ranch. Meet at the ranch at 1:00 pm. For more information, contact caldrich@utah.gov.

April 29
Ranch Exploration
Come enjoy a guided exploration of the historic Fielding Garr Ranch. Meet at the ranch at 1:00 pm. For more information, contact caldrich@utah.gov.

 

May 2020

May 6
Ranch Exploration
Come enjoy a guided exploration of the historic Fielding Garr Ranch. Meet at the ranch at 1:00 pm. For more information, contact caldrich@utah.gov.

May 9
Ranch Exploration
Come enjoy a guided exploration of the historic Fielding Garr Ranch. Meet at the ranch at 1:00 pm. For more information, contact caldrich@utah.gov.

May 13
Ranch Exploration
Come enjoy a guided exploration of the historic Fielding Garr Ranch. Meet at the ranch at 1:00 pm. For more information, contact caldrich@utah.gov.

May 16
Ranch Exploration 
Come enjoy a guided exploration of the historic Fielding Garr Ranch. Meet at the ranch at 1:00 pm. For more information, contact caldrich@utah.gov.

May 22-25
Antelope Island’s Cowboy Legends
Our annual cowboy poetry and western music festival. Four days of entertainment, vendors, wagon rides, and family fun. Evening dinner programs, cowboy church on Sunday morning and a patriotic program on Monday at noon. For more information, contact caldrich@utah.gov.

*Come back often for updates on more events and activities.