Calendar of Events

Abilene Events

April 2015

Apr 28 End Date

Masonic Family Picnic

Copper Breaks State Park
Long standing annual picnic held at park headquarters

May 2015

May 1 End Date

Lake Mineral Wells State Park | Two Night Event! | Texas Outdoor Family | Ft Worth Area | (Full - Waitlist Forming)

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

Dutch Oven Cooking Workshop

Copper Breaks State Park
Hands-on workshop will focus on cobblers, yeast rolls, and biscuits. $10 registration, participants will receive a copy of Larry and Sharon Hannon's cookbook. Program starts 9:00 a.m.
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

NIGHT SKY PROGRAM

Lake Whitney State Park
THE STARS AT NIGHT ARE BIG AND BRIGHT.....IN CENTRAL 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

NIGHT SKY PROGRAM

Lake Whitney State Park
THE STARS AT NIGHT ARE BIG AND BRIGHT.....IN CENTRAL TEXAS!!
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: Dad's Hike

Wyler Aerial Tramway
Let's celebrate all of our Dads with a hike!

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

NIGHT SKY PROGRAM

Lake Whitney State Park
THE STARS AT NIGHT ARE BIG AND BRIGHT.....IN CENTRAL TEXAS!!
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 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 an International Dark Sky Park.
Aug 22 End Date

NIGHT SKY PROGRAM

Lake Whitney State Park
THE STARS AT NIGHT ARE BIG AND BRIGHT.....IN CENTRAL TEXAS!!

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 19 End Date

NIGHT SKY PROGRAM

Lake Whitney State Park
THE STARS AT NIGHT ARE BIG AND BRIGHT.....IN CENTRAL TEXAS!!
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

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 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 10 End Date

Masonic Family Picnic

Copper Breaks State Park
Annual picnic held by area mason's lodges for area masons, their families, and prospects; all park visitors invited.
Oct 10 End Date

NIGHT SKY PROGRAM

Lake Whitney State Park
THE STARS AT NIGHT ARE BIG AND BRIGHT.....IN CENTRAL TEXAS!!
Oct 17 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 International Dark Sky parks in Texas.

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