The city of Saint George is located in the southwest corner of Utah, USA on the Utah/Arizona border and is set against the quiet backdrop of red canyon walls and the majestic mountains of Zion National Park. Much of St. George is built directly upon Jurassic, Triassic, and Permian period sedimentary bedrock. Due to the city’s low elevation and southern location, St. George is the warmest part of the state and has a subtropical arid climate with hot summers and cool winters.
The Huntsman World Senior Games and the Boston-qualifying St. George Marathon, the 13th largest marathon in the country, are annual events attracting thousands in October. The St. George Ironman Triathlon and the Fall Fuel Fest featuring Nitro Circus are newer annual events. The Washington County Fair is held each August in the County Regional Park just east of the city in the neighboring town of Hurricane, Utah. The St. George Parade of Homes showcases the area’s high-end homes and architectural features each February.
Major venues include the St. George Opera House, Dixie State University is home to Burns Arena, Cox Auditorium and O.C. Tanner Amphitheater. The Dixie Convention Center, the city’s largest venue, hosts concerts and meetings. Tuacahn Amphitheater features shows and concerts throughout the season in an outdoor setting amidst the red cliff walls of Snow Canyon.
The city is home to the Southwest Symphony Orchestra and Southern Utah Heritage Choir. The St. George Arts Festival occurs each Spring, and the city sponsors an Art in the Park and a Concerts in the Park series offering a variety of music and bands at Vernon Worthen Park each summer season.
St. George is in close proximity to Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, and Grand Canyon National Park as well as several state parks, recreational areas and over 65 miles of urban walking/biking trails. St. George is central to some of the most dramatic natural beauty in the American West.
I moved here with my family few weeks ago and already feel like we are finally home :)