Lights Out Flagstaff


Lights Out Flagstaff is a weekend celebration of Flagstaff's incredible night sky heritage and commitment to responsible energy consumption. For two nights, 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 March 23rd, 24th, and 25th 2017.

Schedule of Events

Thursday March 23rd
Free Astrophotography Workshop
Presented by: Coconino Astronomical Society
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Joe C. Montoya Community and Senior Center
245 N. Thorpe Rd
Call Maggie Twomey at (928) 213-2144 with any questions

March 24th
Celebration at Heritage Square
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Kickoff in Heritage Square - 7:00 PM
Telescope Viewing at Heritage Square 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Free Dark Sky Shuttle to Buffalo Park from Heritage Square- 8:00 PM
National Parks Service Night Sky Talk @ Buffalo Park - 8:30 PM
Dark Sky Shuttle back to Heritage Square - 9:00 PM
March 25th
Free night at Lowell Observatory
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Nau Campus-Central Quad
8:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Short Talks about NAU's Dark Skies Initiative
Circus Bacchus Fire Performance
NAU Bad Jacks Performance
Telescope Viewing
Long Exposure Photography
Hot Chocolate & More!

Green NAU

Our Community Partners
Lowell Observatory
Coconino Astronomical Society

Coconino County

Dark Skies Coalition

National Park Service

Northern Arizona University

U.S. Naval Observatory

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