Sunday, April 15, 2018

St. George Library Story Times

Story time at the St. George Library is a really fun way to spend time with your little ones doing something different. During story time the kids sing songs, listen to stories and learn their alphabet and numbers. After all of that they get to color! Story time is held downstairs and I usually take my little girl up to the main floor and spend time in the children's area. They have puzzles, books, coloring pages, legos and educational computer games.

Story Times:

Monday: 10:00 am, 11:00 am & 1:00 pm
Tuesday: No story time
Wednesday: 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 2:00 pm & 5:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am, 11:00 am & 1:00 pm
Friday: 11:00 am

Location: 88 W 100 S
               St. George, UT 84770

Website: http://library.washco.utah.gov/st-george/story-times/



Friday, March 30, 2018

My 3 Favorite St. George Parks for Toddlers

My little girl loves going to the park! She basically loves anything that involves being outside so the park is one of our favorite activities! I'm so glad the weather is getting warmer too so we can enjoy more park days! Here are my 3 favorite parks in St. George, Utah to take her to.


Cox Park
This park is usually not super busy and has a great playground with 3 slides. My 1.5 year old is able to do all of the slides on her own. It has regular swings and 2 baby swings. It also has a sandbox, basketball court, tennis courts and volleyball courts. There are a couple large grassy areas that are perfect to let your little one run around on. So much for your little one to explore at this park!

Location: 1080 S 900 E
                St. George, UT 84790

 Thunder Junction All Abilities Park
This park is huge! My little girl can easily spend an hour or more here. There is a covered area specifically for younger children (pictured above). There are also slides, swings, spinning seats, a zip line and so much more.

One other bonus about this park is that it has a water play area. This is one of my favorite water play areas in Southern Utah.

Location: 1851 S Dixie Drive
                St. George, UT 84770

Vernon Worthen Park
This playground is new and so much fun! There is a ton of shade and a large pavilion with picnic tables. Perfect for picnics! There is something for all ages at this playground. Toddlers will love the playground designed specifically for ages 2-5 (pictured above). There are also net swings and baby swings that are perfect for toddlers. There are spinning seats, a net climbing pyramid, and zip lines. For more pictures click here.

Location: 300 S 400 E
                St. George, UT 84770

Monday, March 26, 2018

Easter Weekend Events in Southern Utah



Happy Easter! Here is what is going on in Southern Utah this Easter weekend (March 30th - April 1st 2018)

St. George Art Festival
When: Friday & Saturday from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Where: Historic Town Square
             50 S Main Street
             St. George, UT 84770

Cost: Free!

Website: http://www.sgartfestival.com/festival_information.php
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Easter in the Village
When: Friday & Saturday from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
*There will be an Easter egg hunt and free pictures with the Easter Bunny on Saturday from Noon - 3*

Where: Green Gate Village
            76 W Tabernacle
            St. George, UT 84770

Cost: Free!

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/540323489671388/
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Easter Egg Hunt
When: Friday from 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm (Easter egg hunt starts at 4:15)

Where: Vernon Worthen Park
              300 S 400 E
              St. George, UT 84770

Cost: Free

Website: https://www.facebook.com/tylrecallrealtor
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Southwest Symphony Orchestra: Lamb of God Concert
When: Friday at 7:30 pm

Where: Dixie State University Cox Auditorium
            225 S 700 E
            St. George, UT 84770

Cost: Section B - $12
         Section A - $18
         Premium - $24

Website: https://www.swsutah.org
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Breakfast & Egg Hunt
When: Saturday from 7:30 am - 9:45 am

Where: Coral Canyon Golf Course
            1925 N Canyon Greens Drive
            Washington, UT 84780

Cost: $5/person or $27 for a family of up to 6 people

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/202553087145582/
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Hog & Jog 5k
When: Saturday starting at 8:00 am

Where: Unity Park
             200 W 400 S
             Ivins, UT 84738

Cost: $35 for first family member and $20/family member after that **Must register in advance**

Website: http://www.hogandjog5k.com/register/
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Easter Extravaganza at Sand Hollow Resort
When: Saturday from 8:00 am - 9:30 am
- Pancake breakfast from 8:00 am - 9:00 am
- Dandy Candy Dash at 9:00 am
- Live Bunnies! from 8:00 am - 9:30 am

Where: Sand Hollow Resort
            5662 W Clubhouse Drive
            Hurricane, UT 84737

Cost: Pancake breakfast is $3 pre-paid (Call 435-656-4653) or $5 at the door

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/597445260602787/
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Fiesta Fun Egg Hunt
When: Saturday from 9:00 am - 10:00 am
*Gates open at 7:00 am*

Where: Fiesta Fun
            171 E 1160 S
            St. George, UT 84770    

Cost: $5/child - Each child will receive a $5 Fun Card (gift card)
*FOR AGES 2 - 10 * NO ADULTS ALLOWED IN THE HUNTING AREAS*

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/414351478970196/
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Ivins Easter Egg Hunt
When: Saturday from 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Location: Unity Park
                200 W 400 S
                Ivins, UT 84738

Website: http://www.ivins.com/event/ivins-easter-egg-hunt/?instance_id=9450
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Cedar City Easter Egg Hunt
When: Saturday from 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Location: Cedar City Main Street Park
                 200 N Main Street
                 Cedar City, UT

Cost: Free

Website: https://www.visitcedarcity.com/blog/event/easter-egg-hunt/
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Hurricane Easter Egg Hunt
When: Saturday at 9:00 am

Location: Three Falls Park
                 663 W 900 S
                 Hurricane, UT 84737

Cost: Free

Website: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1628329357257801&id=128845143872904&hc_location=ufi
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La Verkin Easter Egg Hunt
When: Saturday at 9:00 am

Location: 435 N Main Street
                La Verkin, UT 84745

Cost: Free

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/606688463005958/
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The Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt
When: Saturday from 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Where: 75 E Telegraph Street
             Washington, UT 84780

Cost: Free

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/182403052488115/
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Vernon Worthen Park Easter Egg Hunt
When: Saturday at 10:00 am

Where: Vernon Worthen Park
             300 S 400 E
             St. George, UT 84770

Cost: Free
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Children's Easter Party & Easter Egg Hunt
When: Saturday from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Where: Community Presbyterian Church
            2279 N Wedgewood Lane
            Cedar City, UT 84721

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/197574197509165/
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Duckie Drop: Easter Pool Party
When: Saturday from 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Where: Washington City Community Center
             350 N Community Center Drive
             Washington, UT 84780

Cost: Adults (ages 13+) $1
         Children (ages 3-12) $5
         Little Children (ages 0-2) $1

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/159609831423139/
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Kid's Easter Festival in Brian Head
When: Saturday & Sunday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Where: Navajo Lodge
            329 UT-143
            Brian Head, UT 84719

Website: http://www.brianhead.com/the-resort/events/
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Have a Hoppin' Good Time! 
When: Saturday & Sunday (times vary - see website)

Where: Best Friends Visitors Center
             235 S 100 E
             Kanab, UT 84741

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/152514295426698/
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Easter Service
When: Sunday at 8:00 am and 11:00 am

Where: Tuacahn Amphitheater
           1100 Tuacahn Drive
           Ivins, UT 84738

Cost: Free

Website: http://www.calvaryeaster.com
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Easter Brunch Buffet
When: Sunday from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Where: The Ledges
             1585 Ledges Pkwy
             St. George, UT 84770

Cost: Adults $24
         Children (ages 6-12) $12
         Children ages 5 and under are free

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/1866579263634729/

Friday, March 23, 2018

2018 Easter Egg Hunts in Southern Utah


Saturday, March 24, 2018
Spring into Easter Event and Scavenger Hunt
When: Saturday (March 26th) from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Location: Staheli Family Farm
                3400 S Washington Fields Rd
                Washington, UT 84780

Cost: $5/person
         $25/family (up to 6 family members)

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/146958212625783/

Monday, March 26, 2018
Cottontail Scramble
When: Monday (March 26th) from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location: Tonaquint Nature Center
                1851 S Dixie Drive
                St. George, UT 84770

Cost: $3.50/child (ages 2-8)

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/442745172809966/?notif_t=event_calendar_create&notif_id=1521828600310450
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Egg-Hunt: SGCM Members Only
When: Monday (March 26th) from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: St. George Children's Museum
               86 S Main Street
               St. George, UT 84770

Cost: This events if for members only and will require you to enter your Member ID# found on your SGCM Member card. Must RSVP on their website.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/565620283796444/

Friday, March 30, 2018
Easter Egg Hunt
When: Friday from 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm (Easter egg hunt starts at 4:15)

Where: Vernon Worthen Park
              300 S 400 E
              St. George, UT 84770

Cost: Free

Website: https://www.facebook.com/tylrecallrealtor

Saturday, March 31, 2018
Breakfast & Egg Hunt
When: Saturday (March 31st) from 7:30 am - 9:45 am

Location: Coral Canyon Golf Course
                1925 N Canyon Greens Drive
                Washington, UT 84780

Cost: $5/person or $27 for a family of up to 6 people

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/202553087145582/
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Easter Extravaganza at Sand Hollow Resort
When: Saturday (March 31st) from 8:00 am - 9:30 am
- Pancake breakfast from 8:00 am - 9:00 am
- Dandy Candy Dash at 9:00 am
- Live Bunnies! from 8:00 am - 9:30 am

Location: Sand Hollow Resort
            5662 W Clubhouse Drive
            Hurricane, UT 84737

Cost: Pancake breakfast is $3 pre-paid (Call 435-656-4653) or $5 at the door

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/597445260602787/
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Easter Egg Hunt
When: Saturday (March 31st) from 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Location: Fiesta Fun
                171 E 1160 S
                St. George, UT 84770

Cost: $5/child - Each child will receive a $5 Fun Card (gift card)
*FOR AGES 2 - 10 * NO ADULTS ALLOWED IN THE HUNTING AREAS*

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/414351478970196/
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Ivins Easter Egg Hunt
When: Saturday (March 31st) from 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Location: Unity Park
                200 W 400 S
                Ivins, UT 84738

Website: http://www.ivins.com/event/ivins-easter-egg-hunt/?instance_id=9450
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Hurricane Easter Egg Hunt
When: Saturday (March 31st) at 9:00 am

Location: Three Falls Park
                 663 W 900 S
                 Hurricane, UT 84737

Cost: Free

Website: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1628329357257801&id=128845143872904&hc_location=ufi
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La Verkin Easter Egg Hunt
When: Saturday (March 31st) at 9:00 am

Location: 435 N Main Street
                La Verkin, UT 84745

Cost: Free

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/606688463005958/

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Easter Egg Hunt
When: Saturday (March 31st) from 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Location: Cedar City Main Street Park
                 200 N Main Street
                 Cedar City, UT

Cost: Free

Website: https://www.visitcedarcity.com/blog/event/easter-egg-hunt/
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The Lions Club Egg Hunt
When: Saturday from 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Where: 75 E Telegraph Street
             Washington, UT 84780

Cost: Free

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/182403052488115/
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Vernon Worthen Park Easter Egg Hunt
When: Saturday at 10:00 am

Where: Vernon Worthen Park
             300 S 400 E
             St. George, UT 84770

Cost: Free
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Children's Easter Party & Egg Hunt
When: Saturday (March 31st) from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Location: Community Presbyterian Church
                2279 N Wedgewood Ln
                Cedar City, UT 84721

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/197574197509165/
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Easter Egg Hunt
When: Saturday (March 31st) from 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Location: Green Gate Village
                76 W Tabernacle
                St. George, UT 84770

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/540323489671388/
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Duckie Drop: Easter Pool Party
When: Saturday from 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Location: Washington City Community Center
             350 N Community Center Drive
             Washington, UT 84780

Cost: Adults (ages 13+) $1
         Children (ages 3-12) $5
         Little Children (ages 0-2) $1

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/159609831423139/

Sunday, April 1, 2018
When: Sunday (April 1st) at 11:00 am

Location: Brian Head Resort
                329 S Highway 143
                Brian Head, UT 84719

Website: http://www.brianhead.com/the-resort/events/

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

New Playground at Vernon Worthen Park

The new playground at Vernon Worthen Park is complete and ready for your kids to come play! It is one of my new favorite playgrounds for toddlers! It has a great small slide and awesome net swings.

It's also great for older kids! There are lots of things they can spin on and there's a tall net thing they can climb on. It also has one of those sit in swings and zip line things like the Thunder Junction All Abilities Park has.

Do you love picnics? There is huge pavilion with lots of picnic tables and large grassy areas. This really is a great park!

Location: 300 S 400 E
                St. George, UT 84770







Friday, March 2, 2018

Unique Date Night Idea: Redstone Olive Oil Monthly Taste Testing Events


Are you looking for a unique date night? Something different than the typical dinner and a movie? Redstone Olive Oil has the perfect date night for you! Each month they have taste testing events as part of their Tour de Flavor. Each month they will prepare dishes from different parts of the world using their high quality olive oil and balsamics. 

I was invited to attend their Mexican taste testing night in February! They start their taste testing event by explaining their olive oil and balsamics. They explain how healthy they are and how they are made. They also answer any questions. 

After the discussion it's time to taste the food! When I went they made the most amazing chicken tacos with their olive oil. They also made a salad and queso. Sooo good! They ended the night with small portions of ice cream. We were able to choose whatever balsamic we wanted to put on the ice cream. I tried raspberry. It was surprisingly good! I would never have thought to put flavored balsamic on ice cream but it was great! 

It was about an hour and a half long and was so much fun to do something different for date night. If you attend one of their taste testing events you get a discount on your purchase that night so of course we had to buy a couple of the olive oils. I really loved the taste of all of their oils and balsamics! 




I was surprised to see how many different flavors of olive oil and balsamic vinegars they have. There were lots of fruit flavors including blueberry and dark cherry. They also had a dark chocolate balsamic! Their olive oils also come in a variety of flavors including butter, garlic and basil. 




Location: The Shoppes at Zion
               250 Red Cliffs Drive #33B
               St. George, UT 84790

Cost: $10/person

Upcoming Events & Country Themes:
March 15, 2018 @ 6:30 PM - Ireland
April 12, 2018 @ 6:30 PM - German
May 3, 2018 @ 6:30 PM - Greece
June 7, 2018 @ 6:30 PM - Thailand
July 11, 2018 @ 6:30 PM - Israel
August 9, 2018 @ 6:30 PM - Africa
September 6, 2018 @ 6:30 PM - Portland, Main
October 11, 2018 @ 6:30 PM - Hawaii
November 15, 2018 @ 6:30 PM - Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Georgefest is now St. George Streetfest - The First Friday of the Month

Have you ever been to Georgefest? It is a fun event in downtown St. George that happens every first Friday! Georgefest is now going to be called St. George Streetfest! It is under new management and that means new changes coming to the event! 

The event will now take place every first Friday from March - October. The fun begins at 6:00 pm. The Desert Pulse Jazz Garden at Green Gate Village will be open from 6:00 pm - Midnight. The events on Main Street will going on from 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm. The events taking place are:

  • Desert Pulse Jazz Garden at Green Gate Village - Live Jazz music the first hour. Live bands the remainder of the night. There will be dancing, beer and wine. There is a $5 cover charge to get into the Garden. Open 6:00 pm - Midnight.
  • Stapley Family Fun Zone featuring jump houses, an obstacle course, ultimate ping pong, pottery, crafts, and a climbing wall. This fun zone requires a wrist band which can be purchased for $5. Open 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. 
  • Nielson RV Vendor Village featuring over 30 arts and crafts vendors and retail merchants. There will also be RV's and Campers there for you to tour with special First Friday discounts! Open 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. 
  • Red Door Dental Face Painting
  • Stone Canyon Eye Care Interactive mirror photo booth
  • Chef Hog Food Truck Row powered by Tuacahn. This Food Truck Row will have some of the best food trucks in town and more! Open 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm. 
  • Main Street Stage and Vendors. This is where you'll want to be for live family friendly entertainment! Various bands and entertainment from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Festival Sounds DJ dance party will be from 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm. There will also be downtown vendors featuring product and great food!
  • Other activities include trampoline bungee, mechanical bull, magician, hip hop dancers, vocal talent and karaoke! 


This Friday (March 2, 2018) is the first event of the year! The theme is Up, Up and Away. Carrie Bunker, the new Executive Director said, "We are truly looking forward to bringing this re-branded event to life." So make sure you are there this Friday at 6:00 pm! 

Carrie Bunker, Executive Director of St. George Streetfest

Upcoming Event Dates/Themes:
  • April 6, 2018 - Fool's Day
  • May 4, 2018 - Cinco de Mayo and Iron Streetfest
  • June 1, 2018 - Moonlight Madness and Glow Run
  • July 6, 2018 - Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks
  • August 3, 2018 - Islands Celebration and Luau
  • September 7, 2018 - Cowboy Country Jam
  • October 5, 2018 - Oktoberfest and Art Show
St. George Streetfest is brought to you by and in appreciation of many generous sponsors including: Canyon Media, The Independent, Stapley Pharmacy, Nielson RV, Red Door Dental, Desert Pulse, Green Gate Village, Stone Canyon Eye Care, Skywest Airlines, St. George Events and Occasions, Wasatch Brewery, Chef Hog, Tuacahn, IG Winery, Festival Sound and the City of St. George.