FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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 February 26, 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 https://www.nps.gov/grca/getinvolved/centennial.htm or www.grandcanyon.org/centennial.
2019 CALENDAR OF CENTENNIAL EVENTS
|Throughout the Year||"100 Years of Grand" online exhibition https://lib.asu.edu/Grand100|
|Through September 2019||"Splendor & Spectacle: The 100-Year Journey of Grand Canyon National Park" exhibition at NAU Cline Library, Flagstaff|
|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 at Grand Canyon National Park|
|February 22||Community Centennial Celebration Tusayan, AZ|
|February 23||"Teddy Roosevlt: The Man in the Arena" performance at Grand Canyon National Park|
|February 26||Founder's Day Centennial Celebration at South Rim Visitor Center of Grand Canyon National Park|
|March 1||"Mapping Grand Canyon" conference at ASU, Tempe, AZ|
|March 2-3||"Grand Canyon State" performances by Tuscon Symphony|
|April 9||Grand Canyon Storytellers event in Phoenix, AZ|
|April 16||Naturalization Ceremony at Mather Amphitheatre Grand Canyon National Park|
|April 20||National Park Week Fee-Free Day at Grand Canyon National Park|
|May 10||Railroad Day/Transcontinental Sesquicentennial at Grand Canyon National Park|
|May 17-19||Grand Gathering: Grand Canyon Conservancy Supporter's Weekend Grand Canyon National Park|
|May 18||Pete McBride Presentation Author of "Grand Canyon: Between River and Rim" at Shrine of the Ages Grand Canyon National Park|
|May 19||Powell Memorial Plaque Dedication at Grand Canyon National Park|
|May 24-25||Wildlife Days at Grand Canyon National Park|
|June 22||Junior Ranger Day|
|June 22-29||Centennial Summerfest and Star Party at Grand Canyon National Park|
|July (through month)||"Echoes from the Canyon" Living History at Grand Canyon National Park|
|August (through month)||American Indian Heritage Days at Grand Canyon National Park|
|September (through month)||Hispanic Heritage Month at Grand Canyon National Park|
|September 7-15||Celebration of Art at Grand Canyon National Park|
|September 28||Public Lands Fee-Free Day at Grand Canyon National Park|
|Setepmber 28||Naturalization Ceremony at Grand Canyon National Park|
|November 9-10||Native American Heritage Month Celebration at Grand Canyon National Park|
|November 11||Veterans' Fee-Free Day at Grand Canyon National Park|
|November 28||Community Holiday Open House at Visitor Center Plaza Grand Canyon National Park|
|(928) 863-3878||(928) 638-7728|
About Grand Canyon Conservancy
Grand Canyon Conservancy (formerly Grand Canyon Association) is the official nonprofit partner of Grand Canyon National Park, raising private funds, operating retail shops within the park, and providing premier guided educational programs about the natural and cultural history of the region. Our supporters fund projects including trails and historic building preservation, educational programs for the public, and the protection of wildlife and their natural habitat. Grand Canyon Conservancy inspires people to protect and enhance Grand Canyon National Park for present and future generations. For more information, visit www.grandcanyon.org.