Calendar of Events

Holidays

July 2016

Jul 1 End Date

July 4th Holiday

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Camping will be available the nights of July 1-3.
Jul 1 End Date

Campfire Scary Stories

McKinney Falls State Park
Join a ranger for scary stories around a campfire.
Jul 2 End Date

Patriotic Pups Parade (dog hike) – dress in your red, white and blue!

Franklin Mountains State Park
Come out to the park for a 4th of July celebration hike ~ This is a fun, dog-friendly hike on the Agave Loop Trail sure to be a tail-waggin' good time!
Jul 2 End Date

Yoga in the Park - by Dare to Dream Yoga

Franklin Mountains State Park
Enjoy a relaxing yoga session surrounded by the beauty of nature!
Jul 2 End Date

Independence Day Bike Parade

Inks Lake State Park
Join us in celebration of our nation's birthday as we go through the park as patriotic as we can!
Jul 2 End Date

July 4th Bicycle Parade

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Bring your bike, trike, strollers and wagons for a Patriotic Parade around the Park
Jul 2 End Date

4th of July Bicycle Parade!

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Have you ever been in a parade? Join us and experience the excitement of being in a parade!!
Jul 2 End Date

Pizza & Trap Ball (THIS EVENT IS FULL)

Garner State Park
Take a step back in time by making your own pizza the old-fashioned way - with a dutch oven! While waiting for the crust to rise, join us in a fun game of trap ball!
Jul 3 End Date

Patriotic Paddle Parade

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Take an evening patriotic cruise along the shores of Martin Creek Lake State Park
Jul 4 End Date

Fishing on the Fourth

Lockhart State Park
Come fish with us this 4th of July! All ages and abilities are welcome! Drop in any time between 9-11:30am.
Jul 4 End Date

4th of July Campground Parade! - 9:00 am

South Llano River State Park
Bring your dog, your bike, or yourself and join us on our first ever 4th of July patriotic parade!
Jul 4 End Date

Geocaching on the 4th of July

Martin Creek Lake State Park
High Tech Hide and Seek
Jul 4 End Date

July 4th at the Farm

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Join us as we celebrate Independence Day (July 4th) the old fashioned way at the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm.
Jul 4 End Date

Fireworks at the Fishery

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
One of the biggest fireworks display in East Texas will light up the skies over TFFC and adjacent Lake Athens. Gates open at 5:00pm. Free admission and free fishing until 8:30pm.
Jul 9 End Date

Devil's Backbone Nature Hike

Inks Lake State Park
Enjoy a guided hike along a gorgeous new trail.
Jul 16 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking - Ice Cream Making

Inks Lake State Park
Ice cream? Dutch Oven? No joke, come check it out!
Jul 29 End Date

Campfire Scary Stories

McKinney Falls State Park
Join a ranger for scary stories around a campfire.

September 2016

Sep 2 End Date

Labor Day

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Camping available the nights of Sept. 2-4.

October 2016

Oct 7 End Date

Columbus Day

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Camping available the nights of Oct.7-9.
Oct 27 End Date

Halloween at the Hatchery

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
Local businesses and organizations will hand out free candy, and the center will be decorated throughout with a Halloween theme.
Oct 29 End Date

Boo In the Park

Lake Tawakoni State Park
Come have a great time with your family at our "Boo in the Park" celebration. There will be a special entry fee of $5 per car beginning at 6:00 pm. Take the kids trick or treating in the park. We will have a campsite decorating contest for our campers, a pumpkin carving contest, along with storytelling at the amphitheater.

November 2016

Nov 18 End Date

Thanksgiving

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Camping available the nights of Nov. 18-26
Nov 26 End Date

Holiday Cookie Decorating & German Traditions

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Get into the holiday spirit and bring the entire family to this great holiday event.

December 2016

Dec 3 End Date

Trail of Lights

Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site
Walk through the lighted trails and enjoy an old-fashion German-Texas Christmas
Dec 9 End Date

Trail of Lights

Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site
Walk through the lighted trails and enjoy an old-fashion German-Texas Christmas
Dec 10 End Date

Twinkle Tour

Lake Tawakoni State Park
Please join us for Twinkle Tour 2016 at Lake Tawakoni State Park. The annual campsite decoration contest will be in full swing, with awards for our top three entrants. Later in the evening we'll have hayrides through the park and enjoy all of the festive Christmas lights. Santa will be at the amphitheater to make note of your Christmas wishes, so bring your camera! Refreshments will be served. Event fee of $5 per vehicle beginning at 5 p.m.
Dec 10 End Date

Trail of Lights

Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site
Walk through the lighted trails and enjoy an old-fashion German-Texas Christmas.
Dec 16 End Date

Christmas / New Year

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Camping available on the nights of Dec. 16-31.
Dec 16 End Date

Trail of Lights

Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site
Walk through the lighted trails and enjoy an old-fashion German-Texas Christmas
Dec 17 End Date

Trail of Lights

Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site
Walk through the lighted trails and enjoy an old-fashion German-Texas Christmas.
Dec 18 End Date

47th Annual LBJ Tree Lighting

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Join the Texas Hill Country Community in this special tradition started 46 years ago by President and Mrs. Johnson.

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