Unusual Things You Can See in Kanab, Utah. The Greyhound Gathering!

Unusual Things You Can See in Kanab, Utah. The Greyhound Gathering!

The Greyhound Gathering in Kanab is a favorite! We don’t own a Greyhound but love to mingle with these mellow dogs and their wonderful owners. Many of the dogs are rescued from the racing circuit and are affectionately called “The 60 mile per hour couch potatoes”. Yes, these dogs are fast! But they really prefer to lounge on the sofa. This year’s gathering is called Sighthound Shivoo.

WHEN: May 17 – 19, 2019
A 3-day celebration and FUNdraising event for and about greyhounds.
Lovers of greyhounds, Owners of greyhounds and just anybody interested in watching some fun events. Events like:
-Blur of Fur (humans race dogs for fun. Dogs are clocked by Kanab City
police’s radar gun. Lot’s of silly awards)
-Costume Parade
-Yappy Hour
– Chalk & Talk
– Best Friends Tours

Pirate greyhound dog

WANT TO KNOW MORE: Greyhound Gang, is a 501 c3 organization since 1995. Their initial mission was front line rescue work – rescuing, rehabilitating and finding homes for greyhounds no longer wanted by their breeders.
They have transitioned more to a fundraising and educational organization. Their main assistance is now the creation and sustaining of “Almost Home for Hounds” since 2004.
Greyhound Gang’s web site provides education and information about adoption, behaviors, medical and daily care.

For all the details please see the website for the greyhound gang:

One of our FAVORITE events of the whole year in Kanab, Ut

One of our FAVORITE events of the whole year in Kanab, Ut

We are getting excited and so should you – Balloons and Tunes is coming back to Kanab, Ut. in just a few short weeks! 50 Hot Air Balloons and a dozen bands over 3 days. Feb. 15-17, 2019

Balloons lifting off against the red cliffs of Kanab is spectacular!

February is still chilly in Kanab but generally fairly mild. Early morning lift offs for the Balloon crews can be frosty, but they tell me that’s how they like it.

Hard to say what is my favorite –
Hot Air Balloon lift offs!
Bands battling it out for 2 solid days!
Balloon Glow down Center Street at night!
Personal lantern launch!

Most events happen Friday and Saturday, but the Balloons and their crews have a final launch Sunday morning. Check out their website at:  http://www.visitsouthernutah.com/Kanab-Balloons-Tunes-Roundup-site
See our unique accommodations here: https://mystarvr.com/

Mark your Calendars, Feb. 15-17, make your reservations early and we will see you there!

balloons and tunes, kanab ut
balloons and tunes, kanab ut

Pilots will fly their balloons each morning at sunrise at the Coral Cliffs Golf Course just east of Kanab on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (weather permitting).
Battle of the Bands will take place on Friday and Saturday; winner takes $2,500 second place $1,500 and third place $1,000.
Battle of the Bands will begin Friday evening and continue Saturday during the street festival. There will be fire pits and standing heaters throughout the vendor and crowd areas.
Saturday evening the Balloon Glow will take place at 7pm and the winner of the Battle of the Bands will perform. This is where all the hot air balloons fill up on the street and glow for the crowds! Pure Magic!
Buy a lantern at a vendor booth for the Lantern Launch following the Balloon Glow and watch the night sky filled with wishing lanterns floating skyward. Awesome! This is a one-of-a-kind balloon event in scenic red rock country! Don’t miss the most magical winter event in all of Southern Utah!



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