Calendar of Events

History & Culture

August 2015

Aug 29 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Aug 29 End Date

Life as a Three-C's Boy

Caddo Lake State Park
Find out how young men trying to survive the Great Depression built over 800 state parks - including Caddo Lake State Park!
Aug 29 End Date

Basket Weaving for Beginners

Davis Mountains State Park
This is a seasonal class for park visitors to learn the skill of basket weaving with natural materials. First come, first served, so arrive early. Class limit 8. Children must be supervised.
Aug 29 End Date

Who's in the Woods? Night Hike

Mother Neff State Park
Join a park ranger-guided, 1.4-mile hike at night!

September 2015

Sep 3 End Date

Eisenhower Book Club

Sherman, TX - Sherman Public Library
Start reading now! Our first book will be "Into the Wild" by Jon Krakauer.
Sep 4 End Date

Strong Backs and Willing to Work!

Davis Mountains State Park
Join us in the Historic Indian Lodge Lobby for a program on how Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Civilian Conservation Corps permanently changed this country in the 1930s and pulled struggling citizens to their feet.
Sep 5 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking: History in a Black Pot

Tyler State Park
Caution, you will be hooked!
Sep 5 End Date

Cotton Pickin' Weekends

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Join us in harvesting the Barrington Farm cotton crop.
Sep 5 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Sep 5 End Date

Caddo Culture

Tyler State Park
Explore the Caddo Confederacy.
Sep 5 End Date

Cross Timbers Cowboy Poetry and Stories

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
“Learning about our cowboy heritage can be fun!”
Sep 6 End Date

Cotton Pickin' Weekends

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Join us in harvesting the Barrington Farm cotton crop.
Sep 6 End Date

Life as a Three-C's Boy

Caddo Lake State Park
Find out how young men trying to survive the Great Depression built over 800 state parks - including Caddo Lake State Park!
Sep 11 End Date

Strong Backs and Willing to Work!

Davis Mountains State Park
Join us in the Historic Indian Lodge Lobby for a program on how Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Civilian Conservation Corps permanently changed this country in the 1930s and pulled struggling citizens to their feet.
Sep 12 End Date

Cotton Pickin' Weekends

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Join us in harvesting the Barrington Farm cotton crop.
Sep 12 End Date

The Fanthorp Guest Register - Stagecoach Rides

Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site
Hear stories of the famous travelers who spent time here in the 1800s.
Sep 12 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Sep 12 End Date

Life as a Three-C's Boy

Caddo Lake State Park
Find out how young men trying to survive the Great Depression built over 800 state parks - including Caddo Lake State Park!
Sep 13 End Date

Cotton Pickin' Weekends

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Join us in harvesting the Barrington Farm cotton crop.
Sep 18 End Date

Strong Backs and Willing to Work!

Davis Mountains State Park
Join us in the Historic Indian Lodge Lobby for a program on how Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Civilian Conservation Corps permanently changed this country in the 1930s and pulled struggling citizens to their feet.
Sep 19 End Date

11th Annual Chihuahuan Desert Fiesta

Franklin Mountains State Park
Come and join us at this FREE event to discover the wonders of the Desert. Enjoy educational exhibits, guided walks, demonstrations, and other fun outdoors activities!
Sep 19 End Date

Texas Heroes Day

Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site
Honor the fallen Texas Heroes of the Dawson Massacre and Mier Expeditions of 1842 and 1843.
Sep 19 End Date

Cotton Pickin' Weekends

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Join us in harvesting the Barrington Farm cotton crop.
Sep 19 End Date

Living History Saturdays at Independence Hall and the Old Washington Townsite

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
On the third Saturday of each month staff and volunteers dressed in period clothing bring to life the people and events of Old Washington providing a unique opportunity to discover various aspects of life surrounding the birth of the Republic of Texas.
Sep 19 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Sep 20 End Date

Cotton Pickin' Weekends

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Join us in harvesting the Barrington Farm cotton crop.
Sep 26 End Date

Flight of the Monarchs Trail Ride

San Angelo State Park
Come join us at San Angelo State Park for our two-day event which includes an auction, chuck wagon meals, cowboy concert, Cowboy Church and cowboy reenactors. Bring your camera to photograph the return of the monarch butterflies. Trail ride registration 9:00 a.m. Ride at 10:00 a.m. Cost is $50 for both days or $40 for one day. Discount for children 12 and under. Come for any event or camp with us and enjoy it all. Negative Coggins required. No studs or riding double. Lunch on trail provided. Reservations required.
Sep 26 End Date

Cotton Pickin' Weekends

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Join us in harvesting the Barrington Farm cotton crop.
Sep 26 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Sep 27 End Date

Cotton Pickin' Weekends

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Join us in harvesting the Barrington Farm cotton crop.

October 2015

Oct 3 End Date

2nd Annual Park Celebration

Meridian State Park
Fun-filled family activities!
Oct 3 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Oct 10 End Date

81st Anniversary Celebration

Lake Brownwood State Park
Join us for a 5K Trail Run/Walk, Kid's Fishing Derby, washer pitching, horseshoe pitching, and park history presentations.
Oct 10 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Oct 10 End Date

Henry Fanthorp's Wake - A Look at Death and Mourning in 19th Century Texas

Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site
“Henry’s Wake” will take a look at the ceremonies and rituals of death in 19th century Texas.
Oct 17 End Date

Annual Interpretive Fair (First Day)

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Come on out to Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site's Annual Interpretive Fair weekend!
Oct 17 End Date

Living History Saturdays at Independence Hall and the Old Washington Townsite

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
On the third Saturday of each month staff and volunteers dressed in period clothing bring to life the people and events of Old Washington providing a unique opportunity to discover various aspects of life surrounding the birth of the Republic of Texas.
Oct 17 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Oct 18 End Date

Annual Interpretive Fair (Second Day)

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Come on out to Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site’s Annual Interpretive Fair Weekend!
Oct 24 End Date

“Hard Hat Tour aboard the Battleship TEXAS”

Battleship Texas State Historic Site
Unique tour of what's behind those locked tours and see areas the public does not normally get to see.
Oct 24 End Date

Cedar Hill State Park | Texas Outdoor Family | Harvest Days Event! | Dallas Area | (Open)

Cedar Hill State Park
Join us for a fun filled weekend designed to help your family discover the joys of camping and Texas State Parks. All camping gear and equipment required for an overnight stay at the park is included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
Oct 24 End Date

Labor of Thine Hands: Trades in Early Texas

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Come out to Barrington Farm to see demonstrations of various trade skills practiced in mid-19th century Texas!
Oct 24 End Date

Music Makes a Celebration

Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site
Discover the music that inspired celebration and recreation in 19th century Texas at Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site with our fourth Saturday program- Music Makes a Celebration presented by “Roseville Fair Old Time String Band”.
Oct 24 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Oct 25 End Date

Labor of Thine Hands: Trades in Early Texas

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Come out to Barrington Farm to see demonstrations of various trade skills practiced in mid-19th century Texas!
Oct 31 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

November 2015

Nov 7 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Nov 14 End Date

Hard Hat Tour aboard the Battleship TEXAS

Battleship Texas State Historic Site
Unique tour of what's behind those locked doors. You'll get to see areas the public does not normally get to see.
Nov 14 End Date

Hearth Cooking School (currently wait-listed)

At this interactive cooking class, visitors will learn old-fashioned skills that great-great-great-grandparents would have known.
Nov 14 End Date

Rio! Rio!

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come celebrate how the mighty San Antonio River has shaped the cultural and natural resource history of our area from ancient times to the present.
Nov 14 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Nov 21 End Date

Living History Saturdays at Independence Hall and the Old Washington Townsite

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
On the third Saturday of each month staff and volunteers dressed in period clothing bring to life the people and events of Old Washington providing a unique opportunity to discover various aspects of life surrounding the birth of the Republic of Texas.
Nov 21 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Nov 28 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Nov 28 End Date

Twilight Firelight

Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site
Take a break from the hectic holiday pace and re-focus on your family and friends at Fanthorp Inn’s Twilight Firelight celebration!

December 2015

Dec 1 End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come take a leisurely evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo!
Dec 2 End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come take a leisurely evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo!
Dec 3 End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come take a leisurely evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo!
Dec 4 End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come take a leisurely evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo!
Dec 5 End Date

Pearl Harbor Ceremony aboard the Battleship TEXAS

Battleship Texas State Historic Site
This event commemorates the Dec. 7, 1941 bombing of Pearl Harbor.
Dec 5 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Dec 5 End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come take a leisurely evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo!
Dec 5 End Date

Trail of Lights

Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site
Enjoy a beautiful early German Christmas celebration as you walk thru the Trail of Lights and the historic Kreische House.
Dec 6 End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come take a leisurely evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo!
Dec 7 End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come take a leisurely evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo!
Dec 8 End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come take a leisurely evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo!
Dec 9 End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come take a leisurely evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo!
Dec 10 End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come take a leisurely evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo!
Dec 11 End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come take a leisurely evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo!
Dec 11 End Date

Trail of Lights

Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site
Enjoy lighted hiking trails and historic Kreische House.
Dec 11 End Date

Trail of Lights

Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site
Enjoy a beautiful early German Christmas celebration as you walk thru the Trail of Lights and the historic Kreische House.
Dec 12 End Date

Christmas-on-the-Brazos featuring Barrington's Candlelight Christmas

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
The main event will feature timed vignettes or glimpses into 1850s festivities through a candlelit tour of Barrington Farm.
Dec 12 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Dec 12 End Date

Ghosts of Christmas Past

Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site / Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway
Ghosts of Christmas Past at Fort Richardson
Dec 12 End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come take a leisurely evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo!
Dec 12 End Date

Trail of Lights

Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site
Enjoy a beautiful early German Christmas celebration as you walk thru the Trail of Lights and the historic Kreische House
Dec 13 End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come take a leisurely evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo!
Dec 14 End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come take a leisurely evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo!
Dec 15 End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come take a leisurely evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo!
Dec 16 End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come take a leisurely evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo!
Dec 17 End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come take a leisurely evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo!
Dec 18 End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come take a leisurely evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo!
Dec 18 End Date

Trail of Lights

Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site
Enjoy a beautiful early German Christmas celebration as you walk thru the Trail of Lights and the historic Kreische House.
Dec 19 End Date

Living History Saturdays at Independence Hall and the Old Washington Townsite

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
On the third Saturday of each month staff and volunteers dressed in period clothing bring to life the people and events of Old Washington providing a unique opportunity to discover various aspects of life surrounding the birth of the Republic of Texas.
Dec 19 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Dec 19 End Date

Los Pastores- A Shepherd's Play

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Franciscan priests created shepherd’s plays (which depict the shepherd’s journey to see Baby Jesus) in the 16th Century as a way to share the Spanish culture and religion with Meso-American Indians.
Dec 19 End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come take a leisurely evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo!
Dec 19 End Date

Holiday at the Lake

Lake Brownwood State Park
Celebrate the holidays at the park with campsite decorating contest, cookie decorating, historic toy-making, ranger talk, and visit from Santa.
Dec 19 End Date

Trail of Lights

Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site
Enjoy a beautiful early German Christmas celebration as you walk thru the Trail of Lights and the historic Kreische House.
Dec 20 End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come take a leisurely evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo!
Dec 21 End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come take a leisurely evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo!
Dec 22 End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come take a leisurely evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo!
Dec 23 End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come take a leisurely evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo!
Dec 24 End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come take a leisurely evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo!
Dec 25 End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come take a leisurely evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo!
Dec 26 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Dec 26 End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come take a leisurely evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo!
Dec 27 End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come take a leisurely evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo!
Dec 28 End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come take a leisurely evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo!
Dec 29 End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come take a leisurely evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo!
Dec 30 End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come take a leisurely evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo!
Dec 31 End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come take a leisurely evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo!

October 2016

Oct 15 End Date

Annual Interpretive Fair (First Day)

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Come on out to Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site's Annual Interpretive Fair weekend!
Oct 16 End Date

Annual Interpretive Fair (Second Day)

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Come on out to Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site’s Annual Interpretive Fair Weekend!

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