Big Water Dinosaur FestivalThe annual Big Water Dinosaur Festival will be held from Friday, Oct. 16 through Oct. 18 in Big Water, Utah. The Big Water Dinosaur Festival is celebrating the many past and ongoing dinosaur fossil discoveries in the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument and other areas surrounding Big Water.

This family-friendly festival will feature arts, crafts, food, and entertainment. There will be lots of fun dinosaur activities for kids, including the BLM Dinosaur Murder Mystery, dinosaur drawing and coloring contests, dinosaur games, activities, crafts, a bounce house and giant slide inflatables, and more.

Big Water Dinosaur FestivalFriday, Oct. 16

A paleontology presentation will be given from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Arizona time (8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Utah time) at the Glen Canyon Dam’s Carl Hayden Visitor Center.

Saturday, Oct. 17

The Big Water Dinosaur Festival arts, crafts and food vendor fair will be held at the Big Water Town Hall and surrounding streets from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Arizona time.

Planned activities include karaoke contests for ages 8 and older (pre-registration required), BLM dinosaur-themed activities, other dinosaur activities and crafts (small fee required), a dinosaur coloring contest for ages 6 and under (colored while at the festival and entered in the contest), a dinosaur drawing contest for ages 7 and up (drawn while at the festival and entered in the contest).

Sunday, Oct. 18

Big Water Dinosaur FestivalThe Big Water Dinosaur Festival Paleontology Tour will occur at noon Arizona time.

Big Water, Utah is located on U.S. Route 89, 60 miles east of Kanab and 20 miles west of Page, Ariz., and Lake Powell. The Big Water Dinosaur Festival will surround the Big Water Town Hall and Fire Station at 60 Aaron Burr in Big Water, just off U.S. Route 89.

For more information about the festival or to become an event sponsor or vendor, email the Big Water Dinosaur Festival at or call (435) 675-3760. You can also visit the Big Water Dinosaur Festival Facebook page or the Big Water Dinosaur Festival’s official website.



  1. Thanks so much for the write up on our Big Water Dinosaur Festival. Although we had some rain, the crowds were good and folks had fun. Keep an eye out for information on our 4th Annual Festival coming September 2016!

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