Lights Out Flagstaff


Lights Out Flagstaff is a celebration of Flagstaff's incredible night sky heritage and commitment to responsible energy consumption. For one night, homes, businesses, and city buildings will turn off their lights and enjoy free public astronomy programs provided by Flagstaff community organizations. Join us in celebrating Flagstaff - the First International Dark Sky City - on Friday May 18, 2018 at Buffalo Park 

Schedule of Events

May 14-18, 2018

Lights Out Flagstaff comes to FACTS!

Flagstaff's AmeriCorps Vista team will work with students attending many of the FUSD FACTS programs to introduce them to our Dark Sky Heritage, increase their knowledge of the effects of light pollution on our world and help them discover ways to make Flagstaff's skies darker.
Friday May 18, 2018  5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Lights Out Flagstaff Happy Hour and Dark Sky Talk at Lowell Observatory!

Come join the Lowell team for a Lights Out Flagstaff Happy Hour! Guest speaker on Dark Skies, local brewery, local food truck and a free bus ride to Buffalo Park for dark sky telescope viewing and a night sky talk by the National Park Service! On your bus ride, learn about outdoor lighting and light pollution from Jeffrey Hall, Director at Lowell Observatory.

Bus leaves Lowell Observatory at 8:00 pm and will return at 9:30 pm. Bus availability is on a first come first serve basis. Stay tuned for information on Happy Hour/Bus tickets.

Contact Maggie Twomey at for more information.

Friday May 18, 2018 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Lights Out Flagstaff at Buffalo Park!

Join us at Buffalo Park for night sky viewing through telescopes, a night sky talk by a National Park Ranger and even a night fun run sponsored by Run Flagstaff!

Telescopes owned, shared and operated by Lowell Observatory, Coconino Astronomical Society and Flagstaff Dark Skies Coalition.


Our Community Partners
Lowell Observatory
Coconino Astronomical Society

 Run Flagstaff
Dark Skies Coalition

National Park Service



Thank you to all our 2017 participating businesses! We invited downtown businesses to turn off their non-essential exterior lighting and the response has been overwhelming! Businesses that have pledged to turn off lighting for the weekend are:
Alley Cats Salon

Arizona Handmade Gallery
Aspen Sports

Babbitt's Backcountry
Blendz Winery and Bar

Criollo Latin Kitchen

Crystal Magic
Cuvee 928

Downtown Diner

Earthbound Trading Co
Firecreek Coffee Company
Fizzy Bella

Flagstaff Brewing Company

Flagstaff Soap Company

Full Circle Trade & Thrift

Hotel Monte Vista

Hotel Weatherford



Maloney's Tavern


Mountain Oasis

Mountain Sports

Nadli Korean BBQ

Old Town Shops
Pita Pit Puchteca Indian Goods

Rainbow's End


The Artists' Gallery

The State Bar

The Sweet Shoppe
Winter Sun Trading Co.

Whyld Ass