Antelope Island State Park

Interpretive Programs and Special Events

2022 Events

Roadside Discovery
Stop and say “hi” whenever you see our Roadside Discovery banner throughout the park.  We’re checking out often overlooked creatures and features of Antelope Island. 
Contact tackley@utah.gov with any questions.
Park Impacts:  None

October 15
Ogden Astronomical Society Public Star Party
Join members of the OAS at the White Rock Bay / Backcountry trailhead parking lot at 5:00pm to safely view the sun through telescopes!  Dark Sky viewing will follow once the sun sets.  This is a casual, come and go as you wish event.  Click here for more information on Ogden Astronomical Society. 
Park Impacts:  Increased evening traffic around White Rock Bay

October 29
2022 Annual Bison Roundup
Rider registration opens September 1, 2022.
Spectators, come and watch over 200 riders on horseback round up the island’s 750 bison during the annual bison roundup. The roundup is an important part of the bison and island management. 
Park Impacts: Increased traffic on roadways.  All trails but Buffalo Point, Ladyfinger Point and Lakeside Loop will be closed.

Roundup Watch Party / Exposition
Join us in White Rock Bay starting at 10:00 am to watch the team of riders make the final push leading bison into the corrals.  We’ll have food, games and fun activities for families.  Bring cash – some vendors may not be able to accept credit.
Contact tackley@utah.gov with any questions, or if you are interested in joining as an exhibitor.

This years exhibitors include: 
HawkWatch International
FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake
Natural History Museum of Utah
Island Buffalo Grill 
Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation
Night Sky Science
Great Salt Lake State Park
Weber State University
Wasatch Mountain Institute
Nicole Anderson
Gnarly’s Island
Sweets Divine Kettle Corn
Rigby Unicorn and Pony Rides
Paws Craft and Vinyl
Moji Life
Twysters Balloons
Allow Me By Ashley

 

November 1-3
Working of the Bison
Join us at the bison corrals for an up-close (and safe) opportunity to see bison, and learn how and why they are managed.  
Free walking tours will be given from 9am to 4pm with a lunch break at noon.  A video tour of the working is also available at this event.  Educators and group coordinators: Field trip tours are limited and must be pre-scheduled.  Please contact tackley@utah.gov to reserve a tour for your group.
Park Impacts: None

November 9
Bison Auction
This year’s live auction will take place online.  Auction time and details TBA.

2023 Events
January 1
First Day Hike
Kick off the new year in a healthy way!  Join the park naturalist for a hike at Antelope Island.  
Meeting time and location TBA.
This event is free- but regular park entry fees apply. Contact tackley@utah.gov with any questions.
Park Impacts: None

August TBA
Annual Spider Festival
Every year, hundreds of orb weaver spiders make quite a showing with their webs in just about every bush and stationary object in the park. Come learn about these harmless spiders, as well as other spiders that live on Antelope Island and throughout Utah. 
More information to come!

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