What is the Greater Canyonlands area and how can the Moab community come together to ensure that it forever remains a wild, awe-inspiring landscape? With this question in mind, the 1st Annual Moab Earth Day Bazaar: An Ode to Greater Canyonlands was born. Starting at 11am on Saturday, April 21st, Swanny Park in Moab, Utah will transform into a community gathering space featuring local music, organizations, craft and food vendors, children’s activities and the opportunity to learn about projects that would affect our beloved public lands.
Two months ago, a group of locals sat around a kitchen table discussing ways to bring the Moab community together. The goal of this discussion was to find a way to both celebrate the wild and remote lands that we love and to start a dialog around what the future may hold for these places. Recognizing that a truly inclusive community event requires the ability to openly share thoughts and ideas as well as garner support from local businesses and organizations, the group emerged from the kitchen brainstorming session with plans for a day-long marketplace of music, crafts, food and learning opportunities.
The Moab Earth Day Bazaar intends to fulfill this vision by celebrating Greater Canyonlands and, in doing so, opening a conversation within our community on what the future holds for this region. By definition, Greater Canyonlands refers to the large, intact ecosystem surrounding Canyonlands National Park — an awe-inspiring landscape that includes iconic areas such as Labyrinth Canyon, Robber’s Roost, Indian Creek and White Canyon. The Earth Day Bazaar schedule will include informal discussion sessions where folks can learn more about some of the current issues affecting this region.
In addition, it wouldn’t be a proper Earth Day Bazaar without celebrating Moab’s abundance of creative, inspiring local musicians and merchants. Local art, craft and food vendors will transform Swanny Park into a community marketplace as they peddle their wares to the sounds of local musicians, including perennial favorite Stonefed.
Finally, because it wouldn’t be a community event without the kids, the Earth Day Bazaar will feature a Kid’s Corner including interactive games, hula hooping, face painting, children’s yoga and much more. Bring the family and spend the afternoon enjoying all that our wonderful community offers.
Please join us at Swanny Park on Saturday, April 21st, for the 1st Annual Moab Earth Day Bazaar: An Ode to Greater Canyonlands. Admission is FREE.
Many thanks to the individuals, businesses and organizations involved in the Moab Earth Day Bazaar so far, including: April Rose Creations, Canyon Country Rising Tide, Canyon Nursery, Canyonlands Field Institute, Castle Valley Creamery, Cherry Creek Hills, Damselfly, Grand Canyon Trust, Great Old Broads for Wilderness, Jerry Shue, KZMU, Moab Pride, Moonflower Arts, Move to Amend, Native American Club, One-of-a-Kind Tye Dye, Sierra Club, Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, Subvert, Sundial Gardens, Triassic Industries, Living Rivers, Moab Folk Festival, Moab Solutions, No Green River Nuke, Quesadilla Mobilla, Uranium Watch, Victoria White Eagle, WabiSabi, Wicked Brew, and Wise Raven Herbs.