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.   

March 2020

March 28
*****CANCELED*****
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.

 

April 2020

April 1
*****CANCELED*****
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
*****CANCELED*****
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
*****CANCELED*****
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 10-11
*****CANCELED/POSTPONED*****
Antelope Island Endurance Ride is one of the premier rides on the AERC calendar. Come experience one of the great landmarks in the State of Utah.
For more information and to register, go to https://antelopeislandride.weebly.com/

April 11
*****CANCELED*****
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.

Ogden Astronomical Society Star Party
Join Ogden Astronomical Society for their monthly star party at Antelope Island.  Join us for solar viewing beginning at 6:00pm; followed by night sky viewing after dark.  Meet at the White Rock Bay trailhead parking lot.
http://ogdenastronomy.org/

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.

Ogden Astronomical Society Star Party
Join Ogden Astronomical Society for their monthly star party at Antelope Island.  Join us for solar viewing beginning at 6:00pm; followed by night sky viewing after dark.  Meet at the White Rock Bay trailhead parking lot.
http://ogdenastronomy.org/

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.

 

June 2020

June 27
Ogden Astronomical Society Star Party
Join Ogden Astronomical Society for their monthly star party at Antelope Island.  Join us for solar viewing beginning at 7:00pm; followed by night sky viewing after dark.  Meet at the White Rock Bay trailhead parking lot.
http://ogdenastronomy.org/

 

July 2020

July 11
UMFA in the Wild:  Become a Land Artist
6 pm | Antelope Island Visitor Center Amphitheater
Join the UMFA in Utah’s amazing wilderness to create your own Land art. We will learn about the Land art movement in America and especially Utah’s own famous Land art sculptures. Then after creating art using natural materials, you can document it with a Polaroid picture you can keep.

 

August 2020

August 8
Antelope Island Spider Fest
Let’s get to know our creepy crawly friends who call Antelope Island home!
Join us for a day full of spider-themed presentations, crafts, guided walks, citizen science, poetry, photography, art and food vendors, and more to learn about these fascinating residents of the island. Incredible education resources from our powerhouse team of partners are sure to bust spider myths and help the whole family learn to appreciate spiders’ critical role in our ecosystems.
Activities start at 10am and go until 4pm. This year’s activities will be based at the Marina, and presentations will be held at the Visitor Center.
No registration required. Park entrance fees apply.
Contact tackley@utah.gov for more information.

August 8
UMFA in the Wild:  Make a Nature Rubbing Book
10 am | Antelope Island Visitor Center Amphitheater
Join the UMFA in Utah’s amazing wilderness to experience nature and make art. Learn about the variety of textures in nature and how artists represent them in paintings and drawings. Construct your own book to classify and record rubbings of the natural textures around you.

August 22
Ogden Astronomical Society Star Party
Join Ogden Astronomical Society for their monthly star party at Antelope Island.  Join us for solar viewing beginning at 7:00pm; followed by night sky viewing after dark.  Meet at the White Rock Bay trailhead parking lot.
http://ogdenastronomy.org/

 

September 2020

September 12
Ogden Astronomical Society Star Party
Join Ogden Astronomical Society for their monthly star party at Antelope Island.  Join us for solar viewing beginning at 6:00pm; followed by night sky viewing after dark.  Meet at the White Rock Bay trailhead parking lot.
http://ogdenastronomy.org/

 

October 2020

October 17
Ogden Astronomical Society Star Party
Join Ogden Astronomical Society for their monthly star party at Antelope Island.  Join us for solar viewing beginning at 5:00pm; followed by night sky viewing after dark.  Meet at the White Rock Bay trailhead parking lot.
http://ogdenastronomy.org/

 

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