Heritage StarFest

Drawing of two sandstone monoliths towering over two people with the milky way and a sky full of stars overhead. Text reads "Half the park is after dark at the Temple of the Sun, and Moon. Capitol Reef National Park International Dark Sky Park"

Tyler Nordgren

Heritage StarFest 2023

Started in 2010, this annual festival celebrates the amazing night skies of Capitol Reef and surrounding Wayne County. Come learn more about astronomy, our connection to the night sky, and how darkness is important to the health of all living things.

Hosted by Capitol Reef National Park and the Entrada Institute, this year's event will take place on September 15 and 16.

Activities and events are free and will take place both in the park and in the nearby town of Torrey, 11 miles west of the visitor center.

Friday, September 15:
All events at Capitol Reef National Park. No registration needed for in park events.

Specific events and times will be posted here in the near future. Check in for updates as they become available.

Saturday, September 16:
Events will take place at Capitol Reef National Park and at the Entrada Institute's Robbers Roost, 185 W. Main Street, Torrey, UT.
To register for the Torrey events with Entrada, visit the Entrada website, click on "Attend an Event".

Specific events and times will be posted here in the near future. Check in for updates as they become available.

Last updated: February 1, 2023

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Mailing Address:

HC 70, Box 15
Torrey, UT 84775

Phone:

435-425-3791
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