The 2016 Parade of Homes was the best ever!

Here are some of the stats from this year’s Parade:

  •  36,327 tickets were distributed this year; 30,720 last year
  • 435,290 visits to homes; 275,100 last year
  • Based on the entry check-ins, the most popular day was surprisingly the second Saturday with 66,947 scans over the first Saturday of 57,245.  Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday saw the least traffic, but still averaged 34,000 to 36,000 visits per day.
  • There were 11,167 re-entries.

Don’t miss next year’s Parade – February 17th – 26th, it’s the best in Utah!




IParade of Homest’s the best time of year here in St. George!   The temperature is in the high 60’s low 70’s, a great time to be out viewing the beautiful homes for sale in the St. George area Parade of Homes February 12th – 21st.   You may even see a home for sale on the route to each Parade Home.  We invite you to contact us here at Red Rock at 435-275-2775, if you are needing a Buyer’s Agent.  We have our agents out and about showing homes and available to assist you.   If you need tickets to the Parade they can be purchased at Red Cliffs Mall & Lin’s Markets.





This past Christmas, Red Rock Real Estate reached out to our agents in support of the Dove Center here in St. George.  The Dove Center is the only area agency providing safe-shelter, crisis intervention and prevention for clients who have been victimized by violence in their home – whether by a family member or cohabitant – that also serves victims of rape and sexual assault.  We were able to support 3 families with needs for personal and household items, including toys for the children.  The response from our group of generous agents and with the assistance of our sister companies, Red Rock Vacation Rentals and Red Rock Property Management, we were able to fill all the needs requested as well as presenting the Dove Center with a contribution of $1,500 to assist the program.  Red Rock Companies are pleased to be apart of this great community and assist where we can.  Dove Center Donation 2015 Dove Center Thank You















Waffle Love Truck 2 - Best1/22/16  Today was our first “Food Truck Friday”.  We kicked the off the event with Waffle Love parking in front of our offices from 10-2.  It was a blast and we enjoyed having all the “food truck followers” stopping by for a waffle.  Thanks to our agents, family members & friends who stopped by for a bite!    Next month on February 19th, the World’s Best Corn Dog truck will be here.  Watch for upcoming details!

Group 2  Waffle Love Group  Kent & girlsCraig & Keith  Joe  Scotts

Red Rock welcomes two new agents to our Brokerage. Photo best one Photo

Welcome Candy Morrison and Darsena Meeder!!!


Georgia & Guys - AwardsWe are proud to announce that Red Rock Real Estate was the #2 brokerage in Southern Utah for 2015 with over $130 million dollars in sales and an average home sale of $257,000.   Our transactions of 507 for the year qualified us for “Real Trends” with the Wall Street Journal as a leading Brokerage in the United States.  Congratulations to all of our great agents for a job well done and watch out 2016!!!

A half-million dollars is a lot of money, but in some areas of Washington County, UT it does not always buy you a lot of house. Here is a look at the kind of homes you can buy for between $500k-$550k in the Greater St. George, UT..


4 bedroom. 3 bath 3,238sq ft. in Canyon View Ridge at Sunbrook listed at $500,000

Listing agent comments: Spacious 4-bedroom home with exquisite finishes. Viking kitchen appliances. Three-car garage. Located in convenient proximity to the Rec center with state-of-the-art amenities. Fenced back yard


4 bedroom. 4.5 bath 2,127 sq ft in Katchina Springs listed at $510,889

Listing agents comments: This ”Oakmont” model has 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths in the main home and a beautiful detached casita. Outstanding finishes, custom cabinets, granite throughout, tile, 8 foot doors and more. Located in the prestigious Escapes at Entrada.


5 bedroom, 3.5 bath 3,816 sq ft. in Ancestor Estates listed at $517,900

Listing agents comments: Amazing custom home in premier neighborhood with very large back yard. Upgrades galore, including professional quality kitchen appliances, highly efficient insulation and windows, 10′ ceilings upstairs and down and tons of storage. Beautiful landscaping with custom fire pit and power run for your future pool. Garage parking for your RV as well as hookups and RV parking for 2 more trailers.


4 bedroom, 5.5 bath 3,704 sq ft. in Skyline Meadows listed at $525,000

Listing agents comments: Owner/Agent- Builders own custom rambler w/ 30×30 detached shop, Wolf/Subzero/Fisher Paykel appliances, custom cabinets w/ built-in hampers. Short Sale


4 bedroom, 4 bath 2,768 sq ft. in Padre Canyon Estates listed at $537,779

Listing agents comments: Come see, feel & experience the vision for your life in this southwest adobe stylish Padre Canyon home where ”color country” is defined. Unobstructed Red Mtn. Views. On 1.13 acres, your private oasis of privacy, comfort & serene peace combine with the generous artistry of Mother Nature. PRIVATE SWIMMING POOL, 4 car garage, DETACHED CASITA w/2 car garage offering the ability to expand.


6 bedroom, 3 bath 5,565 sq. ft in Tamarack Ridge Estates listed at $584,900

Listing agents comments: SPECTACULAR VIEWS of golf course, pond, city and mountain ranges in this custom home. This beautiful home has the perfect floor plan, kitchen, formal dining, open spacious living room & great rooms, 3 master bedrooms with walk-in closets, 3 baths, dual sinks, separate shower/jetted tub, 2 gas fireplaces, theater, Tons of storage and 3-car garage. Easy maintenance inside and out.


3 bedroom, 3 bath 2,052 sq ft. in Paiute Springs at Entrada listed at $549,900

Listing agents comments: Fabulous home loaded with extras with unobstructed amazing view of Snow Canyon, Red Mtn.& holes 2, 3 & 4 of the Entrada Golf Course. Must see this amazing home. HOA dues include all outside water & landscape maint., the many water features in Paiute Springs, 100 cable channels, private roads, gates, 24 hr sec. guards & HOA pool.


5 bedroom, 4.5 bath 5,441 sq ft. in Tamarack Ridge Estates listed at $549,900

Listing agents comments: Large home with many upgrades. Granite throughout. Large kitchen and bedrooms. Beautiful master suite with large walk in closet. Lots of built-ins. Plantation shutters. Built in Jenn Air bbq.

ST. GEORGE — The desert is a divine canvas; a portrait carved by canyons and painted with celestial pastels. This landscape has forever aroused artistic expression in its inhabitants and Southern Utah’s four-day-long Arts to Zion tour is a shining example of this.


William Royden Card featured artist in the Arts to Zion tour Jan. 17-20, 2014, St. George, Utah | Photo of artwork courtesy of Arts to Zion tour, St. George News

William Royden Card featured artist in the Arts to Zion tour Jan. 17-20, 2014, St. George, Utah | Photo of artwork courtesy of Arts to Zion tour, St. George News


Southern Utah has quietly become a nucleus for a multitude of acclaimed artists, and the Arts to Zion tour is an imaginative new way to truly see this unbelievable artistic talent up close and personal. The self-guided tour is based on the parade-of-homes model and includes dozens of nationally recognized painters, sculptors, jewelers, and photographers who will be joined by many more regionally known, and locally known, artists of all types.


The tour includes a whopping 46 venues across Washington County; 22 of these are private studios in the respective artists’ homes, and 24 are public galleries. Each gallery, whether private or public, will be occupied by artists as they work through their creative processes for all to see.


Running from Jan. 17 – 20, the Arts to Zion tour, will bring together over 70 artists between the artistic hubs of Springdale, St. George, Kayenta, and Silver Reef, not to mention some significant artists in places like Virgin, Leeds and Washington Fields.


A map of all the artist studios and galleries on the Arts to Zion tour Jan. 17-20, 2013. Click map to enlarge.

A map of all the artist studios and galleries on the Arts to Zion tour Jan. 17-20, 2013. Click map to enlarge.


The tour includes two venue types: private home studios and public art studios like the galleries in historic downtown St. George, the galleries in Springdale and the galleries in Kayenta Art Village among others. Both types of venues will showcase artists who will be actively creating art whilst tour-goers view their work. The artists will also be available to interact with visitors and discuss their work while they’re working on it.


This year the Arts to Zion tour is excited to involve top Dixie State University artists. To check out these budding artists make sure to visit the North Plaza Building on the campus of DSU.


Visit the handy google map – with easy to use downloadable mobile map – to see which locations would suit your fancy.  Make sure to register at every location – including the public galleries. Registering will insure that event organizers know how many people show up to support this event. Your registration will greatly improve the chances of having more future events.  Each location will be clearly marked with Arts to Zion signage. There will be high-level artists working in most of the public galleries, which are free to visit. Only the private locations require a ticket.


L'Deane Trueblood, featured artist in the Arts to Zion tour Jan. 17-20, 2013, St. George, Utah | Photograph courtesy of Arts to Zion tour, St. George News

L’Deane Trueblood, featured artist in the Arts to Zion tour Jan. 17-20, 2013, St. George, Utah | Photograph courtesy of Arts to Zion tour, St. George News


Arts to Zion is a grassroots event created by local artists themselves aiming to bring the community closer to the amazing artists in it.


“(The artist community) is a catalyst for economic growth in this area and if the community were to understand that we have the most amazing artists here in our own community, they would be more committed to helping us gain some recognition,” Bobbi Wan-kier, founder of Arts to Zion, said.


This landscape has has nurtured artistic types for centuries, and there is no better way to celebrate this beauty and the creativity then attending this years Arts to Zion tour.


This tour is a way to say thank you to the people who create beauty, as these people are necessary in our culture, Carmen Stenholm event organizer said.


More Details


  • For a 2 for 1 ticket special visit the Arts to Zion Facebook page.
  • Where to purchase tickets: There will be five ticket locations across the county – each is marked with a “dollar sign” on the tour’s map. The central location is downtown at the Main Street Theatre and Ballroom located at 35 N. Main, which will sell tickets from Jan. 17-20. Upon purchase of a ticket, tour-goers will also receive a physical map.
  • Silent auction: The Main Street Theatre and Ballroom will have a silent auction including at least one piece of work from each artist on the tour.
  • Ticket details: Tickets are not required to visit the public galleries, but for those wanting to visit the private studios of local artists, tickets can be purchased for $10 a person.
  • Punch card: Tickets include an attached punch card. If tour-goers get punches from 15 private sites and 15 public sites – 1 punch is earned from each site – they will be entered into a weekend getaway package.
  • Prizes: There are many chances to win prizes, many of the events will have drawings and giveaways with items donated by the event’s sponsors. Note: Every public location offers a chance to win something.
  •  All of the money made will go back  to the artists and back future Arts to Zion events (Artists receive one-half of the sale price paid for their art pieces and the tour keeps the other half for use on future events).


Event Recap


Bird Festival

Southwest Utah habitats can attract over 375 species of birds during the year. The habitats range from desert, forest, and riparian. During the St. George winter months many waterfowl migrate through and stop at our lakes and reservoirs. Raptors especially, find this region an ideal location for the cold months. Whether you are a beginner or longtime birder, you will find many attendees that are eager to share their experiences and enthusiasm for birding.

Participants can attend any of the Festival’s multiple presentations, workshops or field trips for a minimal $5.00 – 3 day general admission pass per person (children 17 & under are free). All the activities, except for the evening presentations, are based at Tonaquint Park and Nature Center. In between all the activities, guests can browse through the Dixie Arizona Strip Interpretive Association’s bookstore, grab a snack or hot drink, or purchase a 2014 St. George Winter Bird Festival collectible event t-shirt or hat at the Red Cliffs Audubon Society’s booth.


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Take advantage of our snapshot of Southern Utah events and activities to enjoy with family and friends and keep the fun going all weekend long! You’ll find the full run-down right here with our list of events to help you get started! Click on any of the links below for event details and additional information.

FRIDAY, Dec. 20


SUNDAY, Dec. 22

Ed. note:  Changes in scheduled events may arise without notice to St. George News; links and contact information are provided for your convenience in confirming details.