Antelope Island State Park

Interpretive Programs and Special Events

January 2019

January 20
Zoom the Moon: Total Lunar Eclipse Viewing
Join park staff and Dark Sky Layton at 8:00 pm in the visitor center for a presentation on the total lunar eclipse. After the presentation, we will venture outside to witness the eclipse through telescopes and binoculars. The event will also be projected on the screen inside the visitor center. Hot chocolate and donuts will be provided (while supplies last). The entrance gate will remain open until 9 pm that evening. Entrance fees apply.

The eclipse begins at 8:33 pm and ends at 10:43 pm.

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January 26
Fielding Garr Ranch Tours: “Home on the Range”
Workers on the ranching operations of Antelope Island didn’t just make their living from the land. They made their homes from the land, ate from the land, and lived because of the land. Explore the unique human history of Antelope Island with the Fielding Garr Ranch Manager at 11:00 and 1:00. For more information, e-mail caldrich@utah.gov.

February 2019

February 8
Documentary Screening: Saving the Dark (followed by night sky viewing)
6:00 pm – 7:30 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.  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.

February 9
Fielding Garr Ranch Tours: “Home on the Range”
Workers on the ranching operations of Antelope Island didn’t just make their living from the land. They made their homes from the land, ate from the land, and lived because of the land. Explore the unique human history of Antelope Island with the Fielding Garr Ranch Manager at 11:00 and 1:00. For more information, e-mail caldrich@utah.gov.

February 14
Valentine’s Star Program
What is more romantic then looking up at stars after dinner? Bring a friend  and learn how to find some constellations and the stories about them. The program will begin at 7:30 pm in the visitor center.  Regular entrance fees apply. For more information email charityowens@utah.gov

February 16
Love Letter Writing Day
How was your Valentine’s Day? Did your love bring you flowers that you are allergic to? Did the blind date you thought was great ghost you? Or maybe it was just an uneventful evening with your partner who does everything right. However it went, let them know how you feel with an old fashioned handwritten letter! Write a love (or not love) letter of your own in the serene setting of Fielding Garr Ranch. We will bring the paper, pencils, and leftover candy hearts. For more information, e-mail caldrich@utah.gov.

February 16
I Love Nature Valentine’s Hike: Quirky Chukars
Chukars are funny birds to watch and they have a distinctive call.  Join the naturalist on a two mile hike on the side of Buffalo Point to learn about chukars, their habitat, and history.   Meet in the Bridger Bay campground site # 14 at 1:00 pm.  For more information email charityowens@utah.gov

February 23
Fielding Garr Ranch Tours: “Life and Death at Fielding Garr Ranch”
Antelope Island was used for 133 years as ranch land. There are countless stories: happy, sad, and just plain weird. Walk the grounds with the Fielding Garr Ranch Manager at 11:00 and 1:00 to hear some of the every day things and unusual events where they happened. For more information, e-mail caldrich@utah.gov.

March 2019

March 9
Fielding Garr Ranch Tours: “Home on the Range”
Workers on the ranching operations of Antelope Island didn’t just make their living from the land. They made their homes from the land, ate from the land, and lived because of the land. Explore the unique human history of Antelope Island with the Fielding Garr Ranch Manager at 11:00, 1:00, and 4:00. For more information, e-mail caldrich@utah.gov.

March 23
Fielding Garr Ranch Tours: “Life and Death at Fielding Garr Ranch”
Antelope Island was used for 133 years as ranch land. There are countless stories: happy, sad, and just plain weird. Walk the grounds with the Fielding Garr Ranch Manager at 11:00, 1:00, and 4:00 to hear some of the every day things and unusual events where they happened. For more information, e-mail caldrich@utah.gov.

April 2019

April 6
Fielding Garr Ranch Tours: “Home on the Range”
Workers on the ranching operations of Antelope Island didn’t just make their living from the land. They made their homes from the land, ate from the land, and lived because of the land. Explore the unique human history of Antelope Island with the Fielding Garr Ranch Manager at 11:00, 1:00, and 4:00. For more information, e-mail caldrich@utah.gov.

April 12
Documentary Screening: Saving the Dark (followed by night sky viewing)
7:30 pm – 9:00 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. 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.

April 13
Family Activities
Come have 133 years worth of fun at Fielding Garr Ranch! We will have games, chores, and crafts that will take you from 1848 to 1981 in one trip. See how you do at rolling a hoop, put together a round of kick the can, and befriend your very own pet rock. For more information, e-mail caldrich@utah.gov.

April 19
Full Moon Hike: More details coming soon!

The wildlife that is active after dark is different then what you may see during the day.  Hike by the full moon light while you learn about the nocturnal wildlife of Antelope Island.

April 20
Fielding Garr Ranch Tours: “Life and Death at Fielding Garr Ranch”
Antelope Island was used for 133 years as ranch land. There are countless stories: happy, sad, and just plain weird. Walk the grounds with the Fielding Garr Ranch Manager at 11:00, 1:00, and 4:00 to hear some of the every day things and unusual events where they happened. For more information, e-mail caldrich@utah.gov.

May 2019

May 4
Star Stories
May the fourth be with you as you make the trip to Fielding Garr Ranch at 8:30 pm. As it gets dark, you will hear stories of the constellations from a variety of times and cultures. See if you can find your favorite ones, or connect the dots to create your own. This is a dark sky program, so please bring red flashlights to preserve night vision. For more information, e-mail caldrich@utah.gov.

May 11
Mothers Day Activities
Come have 133 years worth of fun at Fielding Garr Ranch! We will have games, chores, and crafts that will take you from 1848 to 1981 in one trip. See how you do at rolling a hoop, put together a round of kick the can, and befriend your very own pet rock. Kids will get to make a special Mothers Day gift (but we won’t ruin the surprise). For more information, e-mail caldrich@utah.gov.

May 24-26
Cowboy Legends
Antelope Island’s famous cowboy poetry and western music gathering. Details and full schedule TBA. Presented by Friends of Antelope Island and Western Music Association. For more information, e-mail caldrich@utah.gov.

June 2019

June 8
Fielding Garr Ranch Tours: “Home on the Range”
Workers on the ranching operations of Antelope Island didn’t just make their living from the land. They made their homes from the land, ate from the land, and lived because of the land. Explore the unique human history of Antelope Island with the Fielding Garr Ranch Manager at 11:00, 1:00, and 4:00. For more information, e-mail caldrich@utah.gov.

June 15
Fathers Day Activities
Come have 133 years worth of fun at Fielding Garr Ranch! We will have games, chores, and crafts that will take you from 1848 to 1981 in one trip. See how you do at rolling a hoop, put together a round of kick the can, and befriend your very own pet rock. Kids will get to make a special Fathers Day gift (but we won’t ruin the surprise). For more information, e-mail caldrich@utah.gov.

June 22
Fielding Garr Ranch Tours: “Life and Death at Fielding Garr Ranch”
Antelope Island was used for 133 years as ranch land. There are countless stories: happy, sad, and just plain weird. Walk the grounds with the Fielding Garr Ranch Manager at 11:00, 1:00, and 4:00 to hear some of the every day things and unusual events where they happened. For more information, e-mail caldrich@utah.gov.

June 29
Star Stories
As it gets dark, you will hear stories of the constellations from a variety of times and cultures. See if you can find your favorite ones, or connect the dots to create your own. This is a dark sky program, so please bring red flashlights to preserve night vision. Located at Fielding Garr Ranch at 8:30 pm. For more information, e-mail caldrich@utah.gov.

July 2019

July 4
Family Activities
Come have 133 years worth of fun at Fielding Garr Ranch! We will have games, chores, and crafts that will take you from 1848 to 1981 in one trip. See how you do at rolling a hoop, put together a round of kick the can, and befriend your very own pet rock. For more information, e-mail caldrich@utah.gov.

July 24
Pioneer Day Activities
Make Fielding Garr Ranch your destination for Pioneer Day. We have fun activities, games, and crafts from the pioneer days. See how you do at rolling a hoop, walking on stilts, see if you can spin wool, and do some laundry. For more information, e-mail caldrich@utah.gov.

August 2019

August 2
Documentary Screening: Saving the Dark (followed by night sky viewing)
8:30 pm – 10:00 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.  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.

September 2019

October 2019

October 4
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.  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
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.