Upcoming Canyon Center Events

2019 Canyon Half Marathon Artwork

Join Speedy Sal the Salamander for the Eighth Annual Canyon Half Marathon on Oct. 5, 2019! Possibly one of the most scenic half marathons in the country, the certified course loops 13.1 miles on paved roads, starting and ending at the Little River Canyon Center. The race begins at 8 am! 

Starting at 8:00 am, the first 5 miles of the run will follow the Little River Canyon National Preserve's scenic and sometimes challenging rim of the canyon, as the remainder winds through gently rolling farm country including Randy Owen Drive and his famous Tennessee River Music Hereford and Angus cattle ranch. Randy and Kelly Owen are often on hand at the 6 and 8 mile water station pitching Fig Newtons, energy GU and drinks.  

Awards ceremony to follow.  

Registration is set at:
$50 prior to September 20th (mail-in) or $50 prior to October 5th (online)
$70 day of race (October 5th)

Register to Run the Canyon

Interested in Sponsorship? Call (256) 782-8010

2019 Canyon Fest Poster

Welcome Fall at the 11th Annual Canyon Fest, a Celebration of Art & Nature, on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, from 10 am - 4 pm at the Little River Canyon Center! 

The event will feature:

  • Art Demonstrations & Sales
  • Educational Programs Throughout the Day
  • Activities for Children
  • Music, Food & Fun for the entire family!
  • Leashed dogs welcomed!

Programming includes:

  • Old Time Fiddle & Banjo Music with Matt Downer
  • Live Bird of Prey Program with Wings to Soar
  • "Quite a Catch" Comic and Educational Juggling Act with Ron Anglin
  • Deep South Experimental Folk Music with The Clay States

As always, Canyon Fest is free and open to the public!

Artists Application