Golden Dragon Acrobats return to St. George, Utah
Golden Dragon Acrobats are awe inspiring and a delight to see. Welcome back to the Cox Auditorium stage at Dixie State University, The Golden Dragon Acrobats hail from Cangzhou, Hebei province, in the People’s Republic of China and have toured the United States continuously since 1978. Its members are athletes, actors and artists who have studied and trained for their craft since early childhood. The group averages 200 performances each year and has toured through all 50 states and in over 65 countries across the world. In 2005, their Broadway debut and seven-week run at the New Victory… Show more Theater earned two prestigious New York Drama Desk Awards nominations (for Best Choreography and Most Unique Theatrical Experience).
The group’s founder, producer and artistic director, Danny Chang, is one of the world’s leading promoters of Chinese acrobatics. He began his training at the age of eight with his family’s acrobatic school in Taipei, and joined its touring wing, the Golden Dragon Acrobats, at age ten. He is the recipient of many awards, including the prestigious Medal for International Faith and Goodwill by the Republic of China’s Coordination Council for North American Affairs. In 1998, Chang restructured the Golden Dragon Acrobats to form Asian Artists Productions, Inc. (AAPI). While the new company continued to produce and tour the Golden Dragon Acrobats, AAIP expanded to create theatrically elaborate shows like Circo Magnifico, Dream, Pagoda, Cirque D’or and others, each for a specific US market.
Cirque Zíva is the latest of these shows, created in 2011 by AAPI in coordination with renowned lighting director Tony Tucci (American Ballet Theatre’s Configurations with Mikhail Baryshnikov; Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre; 1996 Summer Olympics Cultural Olympiad). The production ran for ten straight weeks (four weeks added by popular demand) at Asbury Park Boardwalk’s Paramount Theatre – the first-ever run held at the New Jersey venue in its more than 80-year history. Night after night Cirque Zíva earned critical acclaim, packed houses and standing ovations. With visual and technical innovations presented beautifully in centuries-old Chinese acrobatics, the show had grown to represent the best of AAPI and its brand of artistic merit, high production value, and solid commitment to cultural exchange. With that, AAPI began gearing the show for the road, and from January through May of 2013 the Golden Dragon Acrobats present the North American Premiere Tour of Cirque Zíva!
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71 Years ago marks the date when the United States entered the fight into World War II. Today St. George City will be honoring those who fought for us in the war at the Vernon Worthen Park (300 South 400 East) three blocks away from the Best Western Coral Hills
Join us for these fun Halloween events!
Washington County School District Foundation invites you to celebrate Halloween on the Town and raise funds for Washington County Schools. “Halloween on the Town” features Southern Utah’s first “Haunted Cave” plus the family-friendly “Spooky Town Fair.”
While the Haunted Cave will entertain the community all month long, the Spooky Town Fair will be a one-day Halloween-themed fair-style event in downtown St. George at Town Square. All profits benefit the students in the Washington County School District.
For more information, dates and details click on the links above. Then make plans to join us during the month of October as we put the FUN back into FUNdraiser!
The Dixie Center at St. George a premier convention destination has always maintained the highest quality service while providing an outstanding value for our customers. Schedule an event at the Dixie Center and you have single-point of contact for all services. The Dixie Center offers in-house audio visual, full decorating services, high speed internet, event management and “white glove” on site catering.
The Dixie Center is designed with maximum versatility to accommodate groups from 5 to 5000. Featuring a 46,000 sq ft column free exhibit hall, 32,000 sq ft of flexible meeting room space in 19 Meeting Rooms ranging from 185 sq ft to 13,205 sq ft, 2 Board Rooms and a state of the Art Theater/Auditorium. The round atrium style Garden Room situated in our North Lobby, elegant rotunda, spacious indoor lobby and pre-function area are all ideal locations for receptions, banquets and vendor displays.
- 47,500 square feet column free convention hall
- 32,000 square feet in 21 functional meeting rooms
- 5 small meeting rooms or 9 luxury suites overlooking exhibition hall (mezzanine level)
- 3 separate pre-function area – plus indoor/out door areas to enjoy the great year round weather
- Full production and staging capability for a wide spectrum of events and entertainment
- Seating for up to 6,200 at special events or concerts
- Full-service in house catering providing excellent food and beverage services
- Concession areas in Exhibition Hall
The Dixie Center is located just 7 minutes and three miles south of the St. George Historic District and Best Western Coral Hills.
The schedule for the St. George UT area Parade of Homes has been released:
Dates: February 15 – 24, 2013
Times: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Prices: $12.50. Access to every house once during the 10 day period.
Purchase Location: Lin’s Market or the Center Court at Red Cliffs Mall
What: 25 beautiful homes in the Washington County, Utah area
26 of the best built homes in Southern Utah surrounded some of the most unique landscapes and amazing views. Come see the most innovative home designs including a completely automated home, green design, home theaters and infinity pools and spas.
What is Salt to Saint?
The Salt To Saint Relay is Utah’s most exciting bicycle relay challenge. Teams of cyclists, consisting of 8 riders, 4 riders, 2 riders and even Solo riders, will push themselves, their sleeping habits, their cycling abilities and their idea of a good time to new limits. Imagine the bragging rights, inside jokes, camaraderie and stench that will be built up after 24 hours and 430ish miles of riding together, working together and cheering each other on.
Creating their own strategy, teams will try to get from Salt Lake City Utah to St George Utah as fast as possible. Cyclists, starting in the heart of Salt Lake City at the State Capitol building, will leapfrog their way south, riding and relaying on roads that have been chosen for their safety, beauty and challenge. Following historic Hwy 89 for the majority of the route, riders will pass through towns they never knew existed and through some of the most stunning scenery Utah has to offer.
With the distance of 430ish miles divided into 24 legs, each team will need to decide which distances and legs fit their individual teammates’ abilities. Legs vary in distance, but have an average distance of 17 miles. So not only will this event challenge even the toughest of on the road, but it is also achievable by the novice cyclist.
The Best Western Coral Hills is located only three blocks from Vernon Worthen Park, the finish line of the Salt To Saint Relay. Rooms have been put aside for the participants of the this event.
Rated by Runner’s World as one of the four “Marathons to Build a Vacation Around” in the World. Included in Runner`s World 10 Most Scenic and Fastest Marathons and Top 20 Marathons in the USA. It begins in the majestic Pine Valley mountains and descends nearly 2600 feet through scenic southwest Utah, to the beautiful Worthern Park. The St. George Marathon is a point-to-point race which is USA Track & Field Certified & Sanctioned. Runner`s World listed the St. George Marathon as the fastest fall marathon. A fun race indeed–and scenic
The Best Western Coral Hills is located only three blocks from the buses and the finish line. We offer a shuttle to the buses if needed and start breakfast at 4:00 a.m. for the runners and anyone else who would like to get up that early.
September 5th – 9th
DOCUTAH is a Southern Utah International Film Festival presented by Dixie State College in St. George. The 2012 festival will be it’s third year of run. Phil Tuckett, DOCUTAH Artistic Director and Director of the DSC Film Program planted the seed of DOCUTAH in 2009. A small group of individuals went to work to create the inaugural event in September of 2010. Since then we’ve had more than 800 films submitted from 60 plus countries and enjoyed meeting many wonderful filmmakers. These filmmakers are among festival attendees who come for the films, stay for the scenery and depart having experienced inspiration. DOCUTAH welcomes the world and at the same time embraces the community of Southern Utah.
Academic Component – DOCUTAH is presented by Dixie State College and therefore affords us the opportunity to reach out to students and the community with filmmaker seminars and panels. Citizens are invited to attend and learn more about the art of filmmaking and also gain insight into the subject matter chosen for the film.
Outdoor Screenings – Our tagline – Come for the films, stay for the scenery – invites festival attendees to witness the brilliance of the magnificent red rocks of southern Utah. The close distance to six state and national parks makes DOCUTAH a unique place to present a film festival.
Events and Films – Documentary films engage our minds and have the potential to educate and entertain. Categories like music, environment and art speak EVENT to us and we therefore plan events for the DSC students, festival attendees and citizens of our Southern Utah community. DOCUTAH isn’t just a film festival…it’s a five day PARTY and every event is one not to be missed.
Our Mission – The mission of DOCUTAH is to inspire a global connection through documentary films and intellectual discussion. In doing so it will enhance the education of students and citizens of the Southern Utah Community.
Click below for Schedule, Tickets and Venues
Have a safe and enjoyable Independance Day Celebration!
Below are some of the local activities.
7:30 – 10:00 am
Staheli’s Catering Early Morning Breakfast – Adults $6.00 / Children (12 & under) $4.00 Everyone is invited to start the day with a complete pancake, eggs, hashbrowns, and beverage breakfast.
“Amazing American Heroes” City of St. George 4th of July Celebration Parade Line the surrounding streets of Vernon Worthen Park for this patriotic spectacle!!! FREE TO ENTER A FLOAT/ OR GROUP!!!
National Anthem – Performed by Kelly Thayer
9:10am – 1:00pm
City of St. George Independence Day Fun & Games Extravaganza Bring the whole family for a fun day in the park! Many activities are free:
There will be music, food booths, face painting, cotton candy, watermelon seed spitting contest, bounce houses, Water Wars, Frisbee toss, football throw, homerun derby, dunk tank, climbing wall, dancing, obstacle course, our famous 100 foot Slip-n-Slide and new this year.
St. George’s Finest Talent Competition!
Zumba in the Park
Karaoke in the Park
Hotdog Eating Contest sponsored by Lins Marketplace
Contestants will be chosen based on best costume and creativity.
8:00 – 10:00 pm
KONY Country Presents FREE CONCERT IN THE SUNBOWL – Marshal Reign
Dixie Sunbowl (100 S 400 E) Admission is free
Giant Fireworks Display
A spectacular fireworks display will begin at approximately following the free concert.
KONY Radio will broadcast live, during the FREE CONCERT at 8:00 pm and will also provide special musical accompaniment throughout the fireworks display.
For more information call the St. George Recreation Center at (435) 627-4560