‘Sunset on the Square’ kicks off season with ‘Get Active and Give Back’ theme, car giveaway

Overlaid image: Sunset on the Square kick off will play "If I Had Wings" in Town Square Park, St. George, Utah, date not specified | Sunset on the Square logo courtesy of Dawn McLain, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — Nothing says summertime like “Sunset on the Square,” a free community event that provides entertainment, fun and movies in the heart of downtown St. George. This year’s season — kicking off Friday — promises to be bigger and better than ever.

Children and adults dance during a "Sunset on the Square" event, St. George, Utah, undated | Photo courtesy of Dawn McLain, St. George News
Children and adults dance during a “Sunset on the Square” event, St. George, Utah, undated | Photo courtesy of Dawn McLain, St. George News

Sunset on the Square is a family-friendly event which takes place the second and fourth Friday of each month from May 27 through Aug. 26. The highlight of the event is a free movie played on a giant outdoor screen in the middle of Town Square Park, 50 S. Main St. in St. George.

In addition to movies under the stars, Sunset on the Square offers fun themes for each movie night with booths and activities that incorporate the theme and provide a great place to enjoy an evening of fun.

Events and entertainment start at 5 p.m. on each night Sunset on the Square is held.

Sunset on the Square will kick off the season Friday with a “Get Active and Give Back” theme. Friday’s event will include live entertainment, dancing, food vendors, a Girls on the Run of Southern Utah Fun Run and the United Way Ball Drop and Car Giveaway. For more information on how to enter the car giveaway, visit the United Way Dixie website.

In continued celebration of National Bike Month, the St. George Active Transportation Committee, along with the St. George Police Department and the “Heads Up Thumbs Up” campaign, will be on hand Friday with special bike demonstrations and safety information for cyclists and drivers.

The entire schedule for Sunset on the Square — including movies and themes — can be found below:

Friday, May 27 | Theme: Kickoff Night — Get Active and Give Back | Movie: “If I had Wings”

  • The Sunset on the Square season kickoff will be full of fun for everyone. The event will feature a live remote and entertainment from Cherry Creek Radio, the Girls on the Run of Southern Utah Fun Run and the United Way Ball Drop and Car Giveaway.
  • In support of National Bike Month, the city’s Active Transportation Committee will present bike demonstrations, and the St. George Police Department will teach bike safety information. A bike valet will be available for guests who cycle to the event

Friday, June 10 | Theme: Outdoor Adventure Night —  Be Adventurous | Movie: “The Good Dinosaur”

  • The outdoor adventure theme is all about being adventurous. Events will include adventure-style activities for attendees.

Friday, June 24 | Theme: Nonprofit Night — Get Engaged | Movie: “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids”

  •  Area nonprofit organizations will be in attendance and will highlight the many wonderful programs and services available in Washington County.

Friday, July 8 | Theme: Education Night — STEAM Ahead   | Movie: “The Minions”

  • The Sunset on the Square celebration of education will feature educational activities and organizations that support science, technology, engineering, arts, culture and math.

Friday, July 22 | Theme: Olympics Night — Be the Best You Can Be | Movie: “Cool Runnings”

  • Olympics Night will celebrate the spirit of sportsmanship with sports- and sportsmanship-based activities, local recreation programs and information.

Friday, Aug. 12 | Theme: City of St. George Night — Live Shop and Play Local | Movie: “Aladdin”

  • City of St. George Night will encourage attendees to live, shop and play local and will feature local businesses, organizations and activities for attendees to enjoy.

Friday, Aug. 26 | Theme: Season Finale — Celebrate Our Community | Movie: “Inside Out”

  • The season finale will end with a bang featuring the Girls on the Run of Southern Utah “Back to School” fun run and many more events and programs.

For information about participating or sponsorship opportunities, contact Dawn McLain by telephone 702-860-2341 or by email.

Email: hreina@stgnews.com

Twitter: @STGnews

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