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Grand Canyon National Park Celebrates Centennial Year with Events at the Canyon and Around Arizona

GRAND CANYON, ARIZ.—With the 2019 Centennial celebration of Grand Canyon National Park on the horizon, Grand Canyon Conservancy (formerly Grand Canyon Association) and Grand Canyon National Park have announced a calendar of events for the year. Ranging from activities at the canyon to special presentations in cities throughout Arizona, the Centennial events have something for everyone.

“We’re excited to share this milestone celebration with the millions of people who love, care for, and visit the Grand Canyon each year. The Centennial is a time for reflection on the past and inspiration for the future. We honor those who have called Grand Canyon home for thousands of years while building towards a future that is inclusive and reflective of our nation,” said Christine Lehnertz, Superintendent of Grand Canyon National Park.

Events at the canyon include a Centennial celebration on February26, 2019 (the actual Centennial date), a fun-filled Summerfest & Star Party on the South and North Rims in June, and other special performances and presentations throughout the year.

“We look forward to commemorating 100 years of the National Park Service at Grand Canyon, while inspiring future generations to experience, connect with, and protect the canyon’s unique resources,” said Susan Schroeder, Grand Canyon Conservancy CEO. “The Centennial events are a wonderful way to build awareness of the vital conservation, restoration, and education efforts supported by Grand Canyon Conservancy donors.”

For more information visit www.nps.gov/grca/getinvolved centennialor https://www.grandcanyon.org/events/grand-canyon-centennial/.22019

CALENDAR OF CENTENNIAL EVENTS

Throughout Year “100 Years of Grand” online exhibition

Through September2019 “Splendor & Spectacle: The 100-YearJourney of Grand Canyon National Park” Exhibition at NAU Cline Library, Flagstaff, AZ

January 11 –12 “Grand Canyon Suite” performances – Phoenix Symphony

January 15 Martin Luther King, Jr. National Fee-Free Day – Grand Canyon National Park

February 20 –24 Grand Canyon Historical Society Symposium – Shrine of the Ages – Grand Canyon National Park

February 22 Community Centennial Celebration – Tusayan, AZ

February 23 “Teddy Roosevelt: The Man in the Arena” Performance at Shrine of the Ages – Grand Canyon National Park

February 26 Founder’s Day Centennial Celebration – South Rim/Visitor Center – Grand Canyon National Park

March 1 “Mapping Grand Canyon” Conference – ASU, Tempe, AZ

March 2 –3 “Grand Canyon State” performances – Tucson Symphony

April 9 Grand Canyon Storytellers event – Phoenix, AZ

April 16 Naturalization Ceremony – Mather Amphitheatre – Grand Canyon National Park

April 20 National Park Week Fee-Free Day – Grand Canyon National Park

May 10 Railroad Day/Transcontinental Sesquicentennial – Grand Canyon National Park

May 17 –19 Grand Gathering: Grand Canyon Conservancy Supporters’ Weekend – Grand Canyon National Park

May 18 Pete McBride Presentation Author of “Grand Canyon: Between River and Rim” – Shrine of the Ages – Grand Canyon National Park

May 19 Powell Memorial Plaque Dedication – Grand Canyon National Park

May 24 –25 Wildlife Days – Grand Canyon National Park

June 22 Junior Ranger Day – Grand Canyon National Park

June 22 –29 Centennial Summerfest and Star Party – Grand Canyon National Park

July (through month) “Echoes from the Canyon” Living History – Grand Canyon National Park

July 4 Parade –Flagstaff

July 4 Parade –Tusayan

August (through month) American Indian Heritage Days – Grand Canyon National Park

September (through month) Hispanic Heritage Month – Grand Canyon National Park

September 7 –15 Celebrationof Art Grand Canyon National Park

September 28 Public Lands Fee-Free Day – Grand Canyon National Park

September 28 Naturalization Ceremony – Grand Canyon National Park

November 9 –10 Native American Heritage Month Celebration – Grand Canyon National Park

November 11 Veterans’ Fee-Free Day – Grand Canyon National Park

November 28 Community Holiday Open House – Visitor Center Plaza – Grand Canyon National Park

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