Georgefest goes dark January and February while it receives a facelift


Georgefest will not be held in January or February 2018 while its staff implement changes based on attendee feedback, according to Georgefest interim executive director Carrie Bunker.

“We have listened to your feedback and we are making things even better,” Bunker said. “We are goind dark January and February to prepare for a bigger and better 2018. Watch for our new launch on Friday March 2.”

Georgefest and St. George Children’s Museum will combine efforts Dec. 1 with the annual Gingerbread Tour, live music, and more. In the Gingerbread Tour, downtown merchants vie for the event trophy. Voting begins Nov. 25 with punch cards available at the Children’s Museum.

Holiday music on the main stage will feature Dixie High School, Snow Canyon High School, and Hands in Harmony choirs bringing to town festive holiday sounds. At the Jazz Garden, attendees will hear the Dixie Jazz Quartet, Nick Adams, and Vinyl Fusion.

Georgefest, a nightlife event held in downtown St. George, is held on the first Friday of every month from 6 to 10 p.m. with the Jazz Garden at Green Gate Village open until midnight April–October. In November, event creators at Emceesquare Media were recipients of a Golden Spike Award from Public Relations Society of America for their research-based approach to creating and adapting Georgefest.

For more information or to become a vendor, visit, or email Georgefest organizers are now accepting applications for street market vendors, buskers, and food vendors for the 2018 season.

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