St. George Events: February 17th-23rd

St. George Area Parade of Homes

  • When: February 13th-22nd
  • Cost: $15 per ticket
  • Where: Various homes around the St. George Area
  • Details: Homes are open 10 am to 7 pm daily (closes at 5 pm on Feb. 22nd). You may purchase tickets on-line through this website or beginning February 12th at 5 pm, tickets can be purchased at the Red Cliffs Mall (center court) or Lin’s Markets. See why more than 29,900 people attended last year.  Visit for more details or to purchase tickets.


Rod and Justine Peterson Gallery Show

  • When: February 17th– 27th
  • Where: The DiFore Center 307 North Main Street, St. George UT 84770
  • Cost: Free Admission
  • Details: Rod and Justine Peterson are figurative artists. They met at BYU-Idaho and were married in 2010. Working in distinct mediums, Rod primarily pastels and oil, Justine watercolor and charcoal, they constantly work to improve each other’s artistic eye. Rod’s love for art began early. His drive has always been fueled by dedication and hard work. Using this for motivation he paints in the hope that he will be able to capture a moment that can inspire. Rod first studied art at Dixie State with Del Parson and then finished his degree at BYU-Idaho in Art Education. The other passion in his life is teaching and as Diamond Ranch Academy’s Art Director he cultivates students’ artistic abilities by giving them the confidence to work hard, compete, and learn new skills. Justine also began to draw at a young age. Her love for watercolor would come later but it lends itself to the emotional process that she feels art is. She also graduated from BYU-Idaho in Art and English Education, so when she is not painting she teaches art in a new venue, online, with Utah Online High School. Rod and Justine currently reside in Southern Utah with the best part of their lives, their children, Van Gogh and Rembrandt.

History as Art and Craft

  • When: February 19th  4:00 PM-6:00 PM
  • Where: Washington County Historic Courthouse/Chamber of Commerce 97 East St. George Blvd
  • Cost: Free Admission
  • Details: The Utah State Historical Society has assembled a cast of historians to speak about the art and craft of history–how historians do their work, tackle complex and often controversial topics, and seek mean and significance in the past.  This free ranging discussion will emphasize the history of southern Utah and the historians who worked in this corner of the state, including Juanita Brooks.
    Moderated by Brad Westwood, director of the Utah Division of State History, the panel discussion includes:
    – Amber D’Ambrosio–Special Collections Library, Dixie State University Library
    – Edward Leo Lyman–Emeritus Professor of History, Victor Valley College (CA)
    – Mark Miller–Professor of History and Department Chair, Southern Utah University
    – Jedediah Rogers–Senior State Historian and co-managing editor of the Utah Historical Quarterly
    – Richard Saunders–Dean of Library Services, Southern Utah University’s Gerald R. Sherratt Library

Texas Tenors

  • When: February 19th at 7:30 PM
  • Where: Cox Performing Arts Center 385 South University Avenue
  • Cost: $15-20 fee
  • Details: Over 100 million people from around the world tuned into NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” in 2009 to see the Texas Tenors become the highest-ranking vocal group in the history of the show. John Hagen, Marcus Collins & JC Fisher bring their unique blend of breathtaking vocals, humor, & cowboy charm to the stage as they perform country, gospel, classical and Broadway favorites.

Polar Plunge 2015

  • When: February 21st at 10 AM-noon- Registrar at 10  AM Plunge at 11 AM-noon
  • Where: St. George City Pool 250 east 700 South
  • Cost: To REGISTER, pay the initial $10 registration fee (for adults, students, and athletes). Once registered, you could raise the remaining amount due ($50 adults/ $40 students) or pay it yourself, but be sure to bring it the day of your event so you can participate!

Details: Party like its 32 degrees! You may have heard about the Polar Plunge from a friend, seen it on TV or even read about it online, but what exactly is this “Plunge” everyone is talking about?
The Polar Plunge is hosted by Special Olympics Utah and supported by Utah’s Law Enforcement. It’s a unique opportunity for individuals, organizations and businesses to support Special Olympics Utah athletes by raising money to jump into frigid water.

Beginning in January, there will be 3 opportunities to take the Plunge across the state. The participants, also known as Plungers, raise a minimum of $50 to jump to frozen glory. Plungers can raise additional funds, earning them extra incentives along the way!  Each plunge is different and has an exciting atmosphere that you can get involved in.
This year the St. George Police Department and the Washington County Sherriff’s office will be teaming up, so grab your friends and come out to the St. George City Pool to take the Plunge for Special Olympics Utah. Joins us at 10 a.m. for a Sherriff’s pancake breakfast, hot cocoa and coffee, bagels and sandwiches provided by Einstein Bros. and Chick-fil-A.