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Rapidgrass Quintet
Rapidgrass Quintet will headline the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service at Great Sand Dunes.

Celebrate the Centennial of the National Park Service at Great Sand Dunes August 25-28!

Great Sand Dunes invites visitors to participate in a series of free events August 25-28 to celebrate the 100th birthday of the National Park Service! Below is the general schedule of events. You may also:

Thursday, August 25

2p.m. –Great Sand Dunes visitor center - Centennial Kick-off with light refreshments, cookies,
and lighting of the Centennial cake.

Ranger Programs will be offered at
1p.m., 3:30p.m., 7p.m., and 8:30p.m. Check the visitor center for locations.

Friday, August 26

2p.m. –Great Sand Dunes visitor center –Sea of Sand
presentation by Michael G. Geary followed by a book signing.

Ranger Programs will be offered at
1p.m., 3:30p.m., 7p.m., and 8:30p.m. Check the visitor center for locations.

Saturday, August 27

10a.m. – 12p.m. –Great Sand Dunes visitor center - book signing by Colorado Creatures, an Alphabet book author, Michelle Rodenburg

7p.m. – 8:30p.m. – Great Sand Dunes outdoor amphitheater – Rapidgrass Quintet bluegrass
concert. Telescope viewing after concert.

Ranger Programs will be offered at
1p.m., 3:30p.m., and 8:45p.m. Check the visitor center for locations
.

Sunday, August 28

Ranger Programs will be offered at 3:30p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Check the visitor center for locations.

 
Joseph Fellows 3D Printing
One of the ways Great Sand Dunes is celebrating the National Park Service Centennial is by celebrating the arts, from traditional to cutting-edge. Sculptor Joseph Fellows led 3D scanning/printing demonstrations in April, the first of four artist workshops scheduled in 2016.

2016 National Park Service Centennial Events

Numerous special events are planned at Great Sand Dunes in 2016!

 
Kathy and Willa celebrate Every Kid in a Park
Great Sand Dunes Park Ranger, Kathy Faz, presents San Luis Valley 4th grader, Willa Seesz-Sanchez with her Every Kid in a Park free access pass.

Great Sand Dunes Welcomes 4th Grade Students through "Every Kid in a Park"
New National Program Encourages Families and Classes to Visit National Parks

Mosca, CO – Great Sand Dunes invites all 4th grade students to visit the park for free as part of the White House's new "Every Kid in a Park" program. Fourth grade students can visit the website, www.everykidinapark.gov, to complete an activity and obtain a voucher which they can then exchange for a free annual entry pass to more than 2,000 federal recreation areas, including national park units, wildlife refuge areas, and US national forests. View full press release (pdf) >

 
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11999 State Highway 150

Mosca, CO 81146

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