One wonders if Sundance Independent Films founder and star of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Robert Redford, inspired the formation of the Red Rock Film Festival that takes place in Springdale in November. After all, the movie was filmed in the nearby ghost town of Grafton, Utah, and Redford himself considered locating his Sundance Institute in Springdale. The setting of the festival is the scenery of Zion National Park, and you can't get any more dramatic than that.

Zion National Park hosts yearly St. Patrick's Day festivities, which include a parade, and - attention, all serious artists -  the world's largest Green Jello Sculpture Contest. Come in October to hear the enchanting echo of flutes on Zion Canyon walls at the Zion Canyon Art & Flute Festival. Sponsored by the local Zion Canyon Flute Circle, it is a time of music and celebration for fans of the Native American flute. 

The Utah Shakespearean Festival is held in nearby Cedar City between the months of June and October, with regular showings of all his major works. To go or not to go. That is the question.

Come take pictures of Zion National Park, and enter them in the annual National Park Photo Contest. Even if you don't win the contest, enlarge the photos and frame the pictures for memories you will have for the rest of your life.