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Bryce Canyon Astronomy Festival

June 14 - June 17

A festival that celebrates Bryce Canyon’s world famous night sky (designated as an International Dark Sky Park in 2019), this 4-day event draws thousands of visitors for astronomy-associated clinics and tours – and of course, stargazing.

Dates: June 14 – 17, 2023

There’s no place quite like Bryce Canyon by day, and no time like a new moon in June to enjoy it by night. Astronomy festivals feature family-friendly daytime activities and special evening programs, telescope viewing, and constellation tours.

See below for our schedule of events. As always, attending the festival is free with park admission.


Daytime Activities

Daytime activities include activity tents, solar telescopes, and other opportunities open to the public at the Visitor Center between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. each day of the festival.

Evening Programs

Evening Programs are the only festival events that require a free ticket. Pick up a ticket the day of the program at the Visitor Center Information Desk. Programs are held at 8:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. each night, and the location is shared when you pick up your ticket. See Schedule of Events above for program details.

Telescope Stargazing Site

This year’s telescope site will be located within the park across the street from the Visitor Center. It will be open each night of the festival from 10 p.m. to midnight and is open to the public. We are excited to share the night sky with our visitors, and thank our partners at the Salt Lake Astronomical Society and University of Utah for their participation, expertise, and generosity with their telescopes.

For more information – https://www.nps.gov/brca/planyourvisit/astrofest.htm

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June 14
June 17
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