Antelope Island State Park

Interpretive Programs and Special Events

Throughout 2019: 50 Miles for 50 Years Challenge 50th Anniversary Scavenger Hunt – Print the brochures and get out and enjoy the park! 

August 2019

August 31
Play Music on the Porch Day

Fielding Garr Ranch has one of the best porches in the state for some friendly jamming. Bring an instrument, a picnic, and celebrate this day of community and connection with us. For more information, e-mail caldrich@utah.gov.

 

September 2019

September 14
Autumn Equinox Outdoor Concert
Friends of Antelope Island is sponsoring it’s second annual Autumn Equinox outdoor concert. This year’s concert will feature the popular alt pop band FOREIGN FIGURES. Known for their smooth R & B pop vocal music, Foreign Figures will perform at 7:00 pm on an outdoor stage at White Rock Bay. For more information and tickets, click here

September 21
Star Party
Join park staff and members of Ogden Astronomical Society for a public star party in White Rock Bay. Solar viewing begins at 5:00 pm followed by deep space viewing after dark. Telescopes are provided by members of the astronomical society and will be focused on several deep space objects such as nebulae, star clusters and galaxies. Please ensure all flashlights have red filters. No reservation required. Park entrance fees apply. For more information, contact wendywilson@utah.gov.

September 21
Fielding Garr Ranch Ghost Tours
Is the historic Fielding Garr Ranch haunted? Come decide for yourself at this special ghost tour! We have partnered with the Western Association for the Science of the Paranormal (WASP), who will be presenting their findings from multiple investigations at Fielding Garr Ranch. Meet at the ranch at 8:30 pm. For more information, contact caldrich@utah.gov.

September 28
Antelope 50K Mountain Bike Race The Antelope 50K Mountain Bike Race by Endura Events will take place along the White Rock Bay Backcountry Trails, including White Rock Loop, Junction Trail and Split Rock Loop. The races being at 9:00 am.

Park Impacts: No roads or trails will be closed for this event. Expect additional bike traffic along the White Rock trails.

 

October 2019

October 4 – FULL
Documentary Screening: Saving the Dark (followed by night sky viewing)

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm in the Visitor Center
80% of the world’s population live under light polluted skies. What do we lose when we lose sight of the stars? Excessive and improper lighting robs us of our night skies, disrupts our sleep patterns and endangers nocturnal habitats. Saving the Dark explores the need to preserve night skies and ways to combat light pollution. Director Sriram Murali took it upon himself to raise awareness of light pollution through the creation of this film.  Space is limited, so pre-registration is required. Viewing of the film is free. Park entrance fees apply. Following the film, we will be doing a short night sky program. For more information, contact wendywilson@utah.gov.

October 5
50th Anniversary Vintage Car Show                                                                4:00pm – 7:00pm at Bridger Bay Beach
Come out and admire vintage cars and trucks with the beautiful backdrop of a Great Salt Lake Sunset! Join us at the Bridger Bay Beach parking lot- adjacent to the Island Buffalo Grill.
Are you a vintage (20 years more more) car owner? Register your vehicle for the show here. Vehicles registered for the show will be able to enter the park for free the day of the show. Space is limited so register early. If you have questions email or call Trish at tackley@utah.gov (801) 721-9569

October 5 

Beach Games

12:00pm – 3:00pm at Bridger Bay Beach

Celebrate Antelope Island’s 50th Anniversary with us.  We will be playing Jenga, Cornhole, Nine Square and more!

October 12
Fielding Garr Ranch Ghost Tours
Is the historic Fielding Garr Ranch haunted? Come see for yourself at this ghost tour! We have a special tour of the ranch with haunting stories and personal experiences. After the tour, stick around until 11:00 pm to investigate Fielding Garr Ranch on your own. Meet at the ranch at 8:30 pm. For more information, contact caldrich@utah.gov.

October 19
Fielding Garr Ranch Ghost Tours
Is the historic Fielding Garr Ranch haunted? Come see for yourself at this ghost tour! We have a special tour of the ranch with haunting stories and personal experiences. After the tour, stick around until 11:00 pm to investigate Fielding Garr Ranch on your own. Meet at the ranch at 8:30 pm. For more information, contact caldrich@utah.gov.

October 26
Annual Bison Roundup
The Annual Bison Roundup takes place beginning at 9:00 am from Fielding Garr Ranch. Members of the public are invited to watch this unique event from several locations throughout the park. Get here early and watch the horse riders set out for the day, or watch from along the east side road any time between 9:30 am and 11:00 am as the herd is driven north. From 10:30 am until the bison are in the corrals (around 2:00 pm), join us in White Rock Bay viewing area for activities, education, food, and more as we wait for the herd to be pushed around the corner and past the viewing area into the corrals. For more information contact antelopeisland@utah.gov.

October 26
Star Party
Join park staff and members of Ogden Astronomical Society for a public star party in White Rock Bay. Solar viewing begins at 5:00 pm followed by deep space viewing after dark. Telescopes are provided by members of the astronomical society and will be focused on several deep space objects such as nebulae, star clusters and galaxies. Please ensure all flashlights have red filters. No reservation required. Park entrance fees apply. For more information, contact wendywilson@utah.gov.

October 28
Fielding Garr Ranch After Dark
Fielding Garr Ranch can be a spooky place when the sun goes down. Come explore as it gets dark to find out what comes out at night and share your favorite campfire stories and s’mores with the Ranch Manager. We are saving our ghost stories for other nights, so bring the kids! Program begins at 7:30 pm, and the ranch will be open until 10:00 pm. For more information, contact caldrich@utah.gov.

 

November 2019

October 31, November 1 and 2
Working of the Bison and Public Tours
After rounding up the bison from the island, staff and volunteers will be working the bison through the corrals in order to check the health, vaccinate, count and sort the island’s bison. Guided tours will be given each day to give the public an up close look at these amazing animals. Tours are free and do not require reservations, unless you are bringing a large group over 15 people. The working is from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm each day. Guided tours are from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm and from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm each day. For more information, or to schedule a large group tour contact tackley@utah.gov.

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