Calendar of Events

Abilene Events

April 2015

Apr 4 End Date

Dog's Day at the Park

San Angelo State Park
Join us for the 10th annual wiener dog races, any breed small dog races.
Apr 4 End Date

Great Texas Trash-Off

Copper Breaks State Park
Annual trash pickup along park frontage of State Highway 6, in the park along Park Rd 62, campgrounds, and trails. Copper Breaks State Park is a two-time statewide "Litter Gitter" award winner. This is part of the statewide Texas Trash-Off held annually throughout Texas.
Apr 4 End Date

Easter Egg Hunt

Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site / Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway
Come out for our annual Easter egg hunt.
Apr 4 End Date

Hippity Hop the Park Easter Egg Hunt

Copper Breaks State Park
Easter egg hunt for children through age 9.
Apr 10 End Date

Living History Days

Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site / Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway
Living history days focused on the late 1800s.
Apr 11 End Date

Living History Days

Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site / Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway
Living history days focused on the late 1800s.
Apr 11 End Date

Horseback Riding

Abilene State Park
Saddle up and come join us for a trail ride at beautiful Abilene State Park!
Apr 11 End Date

Star Party

Abilene State Park
Get away from the city lights and enjoy the star-filled sky over the state park.
Apr 11 End Date

Night Sounds

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
“After attending the Night Sounds program, I found my daughter sitting on the back porch the next night, not watching TV or playing video games, but listening to nature!” – Park Visitor
Apr 18 End Date

Heritage Day

Abilene State Park
Heritage Day puts all the cultures that shape Texas and her storied history on display. Music and dance from a variety of cultures will be sure to entertain.
Apr 18 End Date

StarWalk

Copper Breaks State Park
In its 20th year, StarWalk starts with a naked eye tour of the night sky over Copper Breaks State Park followed by a closer look through telescopes and binoculars. Copper Breaks is an International Dark Sky Park. Sun Fun, solar observing, is in the afternoon
Apr 18 End Date

Cross Timbers Cowboy Poetry and Stories

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
“Learning about our cowboy heritage can be fun!”
Apr 25 End Date

Kid’s Wilderness Survival

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
A great program for your child’s outdoor safety and parents learn as much as the kids.
Apr 25 End Date

Antique Tractor Show

Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site / Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway
SORRY, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
Apr 25 End Date

Dancing Under the Stars

Abilene State Park
Come join us for the first dance of the season underneath the stars at Abilene State Park!

May 2015

May 1 End Date

Lake Mineral Wells State Park | Two Night Event! | Texas Outdoor Family | Ft Worth Area | (Open)

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
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 are included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
May 2 End Date

Wildflower Walk

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Texas is known for her wildflowers. Come see the wildflowers of the Cross Timbers of Texas.
May 2 End Date

Horseback Riding

Abilene State Park
Saddle up and come join us for a trail ride at beautiful Abilene State Park!
May 2 End Date

Wildflower Walk

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Texas is known for her wildflowers. Come see the wildflowers of the Cross Timbers of Texas.
May 8 End Date

19th Annual Open House/Outdoor Education

Lake Brownwood State Park
Join us for numerous activities and programs: Kid Fish Tank, Archery Intro, Angler Ed, Buffalo Soldiers, Wildland Firefighting, Texas Wildlife, Civilian Conservation Corps in Texas State Parks, Venomous Snakes in Texas, and more.
May 9 End Date

19th Annual Open House/Outdoor Education

Lake Brownwood State Park
Join us for numerous activities and programs: Kid Fish Tank, Archery Intro, Angler Ed, Buffalo Soldiers, Wildland Firefighting, Texas Wildlife, Civilian Conservation Corps in Texas State Parks, Venomous Snakes in Texas, and more.
May 9 End Date

Wildflower Bicycle Tour

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Texas is known for her wildflowers. Come see the wildflowers of the Cross Timbers of Texas.
May 16 End Date

StarWalk

Copper Breaks State Park
In its 20th year, the StarWalk is a naked eye tour of the night sky over Copper Breaks State Park, followed by a closer look through telescopes and binoculars. Copper Breaks is one of four Texas International Dark Sky Parks.
May 16 End Date

Night Sounds

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
“After attending the Night Sounds program, I found my daughter sitting on the back porch the next night, not watching TV or playing video games, but listening to nature!” – Park Visitor
May 23 End Date

Youth Angler Day

Copper Breaks State Park
For children through age 13. Short program on safety and fish identification, followed by a youth fishing tournament.
May 23 End Date

Dancing Under the Stars

Abilene State Park
Come join us for the first dance of the season underneath the stars at Abilene State Park!
May 23 End Date

Cross Timbers Cowboy Poetry and Stories

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
“Learning about our cowboy heritage can be fun!”
May 30 End Date

Kid’s Wilderness Survival

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
A great program for your child’s outdoor safety and parents learn as much as the kids.

June 2015

Jun 6 End Date

National Trails Day Hikes

Copper Breaks State Park
Park rangers will lead guided trail hikes at 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. guides will point out wildlife, plant life, geological features, discuss area folklore and tell tales.
Jun 13 End Date

StarWalk

Copper Breaks State Park
Naked eye tour of the night sky over Copper Breaks State Park followed by a closer look through telescopes and binoculars. Copper Breaks is one of four International Dark Sky Parks in Texas.
Jun 20 End Date

Larry Criss Memorial Fishing Tournament

Copper Breaks State Park
Third annual fishing tournament.
Jun 20 End Date

Dancing Under the Stars

Abilene State Park
Come join us for the first dance of the season underneath the stars at Abilene State Park!
Jun 28 End Date

Last Sunday Hike

Wyler Aerial Tramway
Join us for the 6th Last Sunday Hike of the year!

July 2015

Jul 4 End Date

Cowboy Songs and Native American Tales

Copper Breaks State Park
Singer and horse whisperer Larry Hannon will join park ranger David Turner to sing traditional cowboy songs and tell traditional Native American stories.
Jul 18 End Date

Dancing Under the Stars

Abilene State Park
Come join us for the first dance of the season underneath the stars at Abilene State Park!
Jul 18 End Date

StarWalk

Copper Breaks State Park
Naked eye tour of the night sky over Copper Breaks State Park followed by a closer look through telescopes and binoculars. Copper Breaks is an International Dark Sky Park
Jul 25 End Date

Cowboy Songs

Copper Breaks State Park
Horse trainer and whisperer Larry Hannon will sing traditional and original cowboy songs.

August 2015

Aug 15 End Date

StarWalk

Copper Breaks State Park
in its 19th year, the StarWalk is a naked eye tour of the night sky over Copper Breaks State Park followed by a closer look through telescopes and binoculars. Copper Breaks is an International Dark Sky Park.

September 2015

Sep 7 End Date

Horse Whispering

Copper Breaks State Park
Horse trainer Larry Hannon will present "horse sense," an ancient Chinese technique of understanding and training horses and other mammals. After explaining the method, Hannon will lead a unique presentation of "Meet the Longhorns" by applying the technique to the steers at Copper Breaks.
Sep 26 End Date

StarWalk

Copper Breaks State Park
In its 19th year, the StarWalk is a naked eye tour of the night sky over Copper Breaks State Park followed by a closer look through telescopes and binoculars. Copper Breaks State Park is an International Dark Sky Park. The 'super moon' will be the focus of this month's program

October 2015

Oct 3 End Date

Mythunderstanding

Copper Breaks State Park
Ranger Carl Hopper presents and explains myths and misunderstandings about wildlife
Oct 17 End Date

StarWalk

Copper Breaks State Park
In its 19th year, the StarWalk is a naked eye tour of the night sky over Copper Breaks State Park followed by a closer look through telescopes and binoculars. Copper Breaks is one of four International Dark Sky parks in Texas.

Back to Top
Back to Top