Grand Gathering

June 17-19, 2022

The annual Grand Gathering is a GCC Members-only event that provides updates on priority projects GCC supports at Grand Canyon National Park. This event is an opportunity to strengthen your connections with the canyon, National Park enthusiasts, and the people who work hard to keep the canyon grand.
This action-packed weekend is our way of thanking you for your support of Grand Canyon.
Desert View watchtower at sunset with the canyon in the backdrop

Event Overview

Grand Gathering will take place at the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. Attendees will have a chance to talk with National Park Service and Grand Canyon Conservancy leaders, hear about current initiatives, and learn about efforts to safeguard the future of Grand Canyon National Park.

This year, the event coincides with the opening weekend of the popular Grand Canyon Star Party, so you can participate in Grand Gathering events during the day and join amateur astronomers at night to take in the stunning views of the dark skies over Grand Canyon. We are also celebrating the 90th anniversary of Grand Canyon Conservancy. We will highlight achievements over the years and celebrate our dedicated Members who have helped make this milestone possible.

Registration is required for participation, and tickets are $100 per person. An optional Field Institute hike is available on Sunday morning, June 19, for an additional $50 fee per person.

If you have any questions or need assistance with your registration, please contact (800) 858-2808 or email Once your registration is complete, additional information regarding lodging and on-site activities will be shared.


Friday, June 17

4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Registration and Light Appetizers

8:00 p.m. Star Party Speaker

Saturday, June 18

8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Breakfast and Morning Snacks

8:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Morning Welcome and Grand Canyon National Park Service Updates

12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lunch

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Travel to Desert View

1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Ribbon Cutting and Tour of Desert View Inter-tribal Cultural Heritage Site

8:00 p.m. Star Party Events

Sunday, June 19

9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Breakfast and Trivia at GCC Visitor Center Park Store

View photos from previous Grand Gatherings

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