U.S Department of Interior
National Park Service
 
Grand Canyon National Park
P.O Box 129
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023
Grand Canyon News Release 
For Immediate Release 
November 20, 2018
Grand Canyon National Park Celebrates Centennial Year with Events at  Grand Canyon and Around Arizona 
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Grand Canyon, AZWith the 2019 Centennial celebration of Grand Canyon National Park on the horizon, Grand Canyon Conservancy (formerly Grand Canyon Association) and Grand Canyon National Park have announced a calendar of events for the year. Ranging from activities at the canyon to special presentations in cities throughout Arizona, the Centennial events have something for everyone.
"We're excited to share this milestone celebration with the millions of people who love, care for, and visit the Grand Canyon each year. The Centennial is a time for reflection on the past and inspiration for the future. We honor those who have called Grand Canyon home for thousands of years while building towards a future that is inclusive and reflective of our nation," said Christine Lehnertz, Superintendent of Grand Canyon National Park. 
Events at the canyon include a Centennial celebration on February 26, 2019 (the actual Centennial date), a fun-filled Summerfest & Star Party on the South and North Rims in June, and other special performances and presentations throughout the year. 
"We look forward to commemorating 100 years of the National Park Service at Grand Canyon, while inspiring future generations to experience, connect with, and protect the canyon's unique resources," said Susan Schroeder, Grand Canyon Conservancy CEO. "The Centennial events are a wonderful way to build awareness of the vital conservation, restoration, and education efforts supported by Grand Canyon Conservancy donors."
For more information visitwww.nps.gov/grca/getinvolved centennialor

2019 Calendar of Centennial Events

Throughout Year - "100 Years of Grand" online exhibition

Through September - "Splendor & Spectacle, The Grand Canyon National Park", Exhibition at NAU Cline Library, Flagstaff, AZ

January 11 - 12 - "Grand Canyon Suite", Phoenix Symphony

January 15 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Free Park Admission Grand Canyon National Park

February 20 - 24 -  Grand Canyon Historical Shrine of the Ages, Grand Canyon National Park

February 22 - Community Centennial, Tusayan, AZ

February 23 - Teddy Roosevelt: The Man, at Shrine of the Ages, Grand Canyon National Park

February 26 - Founder's Day Centennial Celebration, South Rim/Visitor Center, Grand Canyon National Park

March 1 - "Mapping Grand Canyon" Conference, ASU, Tempe, AZ

March 2 - 3 -  "Grand Canyon State": Performances Tucson Symphony

April 9 - Grand Canyon Storytellers, Event, Phoenix, AZ

April 16 - Naturalization Ceremony, Mather Amphitheater, Grand Canyon National Park

April 20 - National Park Week Fee-Free Day, Grand Canyon National Park

May 10 - Railroad Day, Transcontinental Railroad, Sesquicentennial, Grand Canyon National Park

May 17 - 19 - Grand Gathering: Grand Canyon Conservancy, Grand Canyon National Park

May 18 - Pete McBride Presentation, Author of "Grand Canyon: Between River and Rim", Shrine of the Ages, Grand Canyon National Park

May 19 - Powell Memorial Plaque Dedication, Grand Canyon National Park

May 24 - 25 - Wildlife Days, Grand Canyon National Park

June 22 - Junior Ranger Day, Grand Canyon National Park

June 22 - 29 - Centennial Summerfest and Star Party, Grand Canyon National Park

Throughout July - "Echoes from the Canyon", Living History, Grand Canyon National Park

July 4 - 4th of July Parade, Flagstaff; 4th of July Parade, Tusayan

Throughout August - American Indian Heritage, Grand Canyon National Park

Throughout September - Hispanic Heritage Month, Grand Canyon National Park

September 7 - 15 - Celebration of Art, Grand Canyon National Park

September 28 - Public Lands Fee-Free Day, Grand Canyon National Park

September 28 - Naturalization Ceremony, Grand Canyon National Park

November 9 - 10 - Native American Heritage Month Celebration, Grand Canyon National Park

November 11 - Veterans' Fee-Free Day, Grand Canyon National Park

November 28 - Community Holiday, Open House, Visitor Center Plaza, Grand Canyon National Park

 

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About Grand Canyon Conservancy
Grand Canyon Conservancy (formerly Grand Canyon Association) is the official nonprofit partner of Grand Canyon National Park, raising private funds, operating retail shops within the park, and providing premier guided educational programs about the natural and cultural history of the region. Our supporters fund projects including trails and historic building preservation, educational programs for the public, and the protection of wildlife and their natural habitat. Grand Canyon Conservancy inspires people to protect and enhance Grand Canyon National Park for present and future generations. For more information, visit .
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The 2019 Centennial commemorates 100 years of Grand Canyon's designation as a national park. To prepare for the next century of stewardship, the 2019 Centennial will commemorate the past and inspire future generations to experience, connect  with, and  protect Grand Canyon's unique resources. Join the celebration at www.nps.gov/grca/getinvolved/centennial  or on social media with #GC100. 
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