Calendar of Events

Dallas and Fort Worth Events

Events in and around the Dallas area.

April 2017

Apr 28 End Date

Arbor Day Hike

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Celebrate Arbor Day by learning about our native trees.
Apr 28 End Date

Nighttime Scavenger Hunt (8PM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Explore Caddo Lake at night!
Apr 28 End Date

Night Hike

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Hike with a ranger to explore the park after dark
Apr 28 End Date

Stories in the Stars

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Join us for some stargazing and storytelling.
Apr 29 End Date

Dinosaur Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Hear an interpretive story of the dinosaurs that once roamed Texas.
Apr 29 End Date

Media Bass Tournament

Lake Tawakoni State Park
Please be aware that the boat ramp and parking areas may have more traffic than usual. For more information about the tournament please contact our office at 903-560-7123.
Apr 29 End Date

Greenery Day Walk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Join a ranger to enjoy the new spring growth of the parks plants.
Apr 29 End Date

Cleburne State Park | Texas Outdoor Family | Fort Worth Area | (Full - Waitlist Forming)

Cleburne 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.
Apr 29 End Date

Dutch Oven Breakfast

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Join us for a tasty history lesson!
Apr 29 End Date

12th Annual Folk Festival

Mission Tejas State Park
Experience a fun-filled day of historical activities and demonstrations the days of our past here beneath the pines!
Apr 29 End Date

Blazing New Trails with the Buffalo Soldiers

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Buffalo Soldiers in Dinosaur Valley State Park. History, Outdoor Skills and, tons of fun for the entire family no matter your age.
Apr 29 End Date

Wildflower Walk

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Spring is here, and with it wildflowers!
Apr 29 End Date

Skins N' Skulls

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Have you ever pet a bobcat fur? How about held a deer antler?
Apr 29 End Date

Saturday Night Dances

Daingerfield State Park
Come join us this Saturday for music, dancing, and fun for the whole family!
Apr 29 End Date

Night Hike

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Hike with a ranger to explore the park after dark
Apr 29 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 29 End Date

Star Party in the Valley

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Apr 30 End Date

Dinosaur Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Hear an interpretive story of the dinosaurs that once roamed Texas.
Apr 30 End Date

Photography Scavenger Hunt

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Photography fun for all skill levels!
Apr 30 End Date

Photography 101

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Learn some photography tips and tricks in your state park!
Apr 30 End Date

Atlatl Demo

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Prehistoric hunting!

May 2017

May 5 End Date

Mayfest

Ft. Worth, TX - Trinity Park
Join TPWD Get Outside at Mayfest for outdoor skills training, music, attractions and fair food.
May 5 End Date

Project WILD Facilitator Training

Cleburne State Park
Training and certification to conduct Project WILD professional development workshops for educators. Prerequisite required.
May 6 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking

Daingerfield State Park
Come join the Dutch Oven D.O.G.s for great food and fellowship the first Saturday of the month. Cooking begins at 9 a.m. and food tasting begins at 11:45.
May 6 End Date

Workout with a Ranger

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Join a ranger for a morning trail run!
May 6 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking Demonstration

Bonham State Park
Join us for an outdoor cooking demonstration: Dutch Oven Cooking and Creative Cooking Outdoors.
May 6 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 6 End Date

We All Need Trees

Come and listen to Master Naturalist Chris Ebling talk about trees
May 6 End Date

Chainsaws and Wildflowers

Bonham State Park
Join a park ranger to talk about the tools that the park uses to restore habitat.
May 6 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 6 End Date

Saturday Night Dances

Daingerfield State Park
Come join us this Saturday for music, dancing, and fun for the whole family!
May 7 End Date

Wiki Wiki Man Triathlon

Lake Tawakoni State Park
Get ready for a super fun day of swimming, biking and running!!
May 7 End Date

Watercolor Wetland (10AM)

Caddo Lake State Park
An area as beautiful as Caddo Lake is meant to be painted!
May 12 End Date

Nighttime Scavenger Hunt (8PM)

Atlanta State Park
Explore Atlanta State Park at night!
May 13 End Date

Spring Wingding

Dinosaur Valley State Park
FREE Bird Fair family fun!
May 13 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.
May 13 End Date

Frontier Days

Lake Brownwood State Park
Celebrate150 years of Buffalo Soldier history with Texas Parks and Wildlife. Free family activities and, living history stories
May 13 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

Eisenhower State Park
Learn the basics of fishing through fun, hands-on activities
May 13 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking Demonstration

Bonham State Park
Join us for an outdoor cooking demonstration: Dutch Oven Cooking and Creative Cooking Outdoors.
May 13 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Join the Fort Sherman Cookers as they demonstrate Dutch oven cooking!
May 13 End Date

Cedar Hill State Park | Texas Outdoor Family | Dallas Area | (Full - Waitlist Forming)

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.
May 13 End Date

Junior Ranger: Make a Snake (10AM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Learn about our scaly friends and make a fun craft!
May 13 End Date

Incredible Edible Hike (10AM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Learn to forage! Due to popular demand this program will be offered at three different times: 10AM, 1PM, and 3PM! Pick the time that works best for you!
May 13 End Date

Incredible Edible Hike (1PM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Learn to forage! Due to popular demand this program will be offered at three different times: 10AM, 1PM, and 3PM! Pick the time that works best for you!
May 13 End Date

Nature Journaling (3PM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Hone your observation skills and learn the art of nature journaling!
May 13 End Date

Incredible Edible Hike (3PM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Learn to forage! Due to popular demand this program will be offered at three different times: 10AM, 1PM, and 3PM! Pick the time that works best for you!
May 13 End Date

Saturday Night Dances

Daingerfield State Park
Come join us this Saturday for music, dancing, and fun for the whole family!
May 14 End Date

Caddo Lake: Created By Nature, Controlled By Man (10AM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Did you know that Caddo Lake is the only natural lake in Texas? Find out how it was formed!
May 14 End Date

Dinosaur Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Step back in time with the dinosaurs!
May 19 End Date

Nighttime Scavenger Hunt (8PM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Explore Caddo Lake at night!
May 20 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking Demonstration

Bonham State Park
Join us for an outdoor cooking demonstration: Dutch Oven Cooking and Creative Cooking Outdoors.
May 20 End Date

REI Campout Lake Tawakoni State Park

Lake Tawakoni State Park
Kickoff marshmallow roasting season with a supercharged campout led by your Dallas REI experts and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's Texas Outdoor Family.
May 20 End Date

Fossil Diggin'

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Play the role of a Paleontologist and pretend that you’re on a real dig.
May 20 End Date

Junior Ranger: Make a Snake (10AM)

Atlanta State Park
Learn about our scaly friends and make a fun craft!
May 20 End Date

Atlatl Demo

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Prehistoric hunting!
May 20 End Date

Dinosaur Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Step back in time with the dinosaurs!
May 20 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Do you have what it takes to survive the aftermath of a major disaster?
May 20 End Date

Birding for Beginners (1PM)

Atlanta State Park
See what birding is all about!
May 20 End Date

Sasquatch Survival Hike (3PM)

Atlanta State Park
Will you survive?
May 20 End Date

Rock Skipping and Rock Stacking

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Join a ranger for old fashioned river fun!
May 20 End Date

Saturday Night Dances

Daingerfield State Park
Come join us this Saturday for music, dancing, and fun for the whole family!
May 20 End Date

Cross Timbers Cowboy Poetry and Stories

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
“Learning about our cowboy heritage can be fun!”
May 21 End Date

Birding for Beginners (10AM)

Caddo Lake State Park
See what birding is all about!
May 21 End Date

Dinosaur Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Step back in time with the dinosaurs!
May 21 End Date

Atlatl Demo

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Prehistoric hunting!
May 24 End Date

Angler Education Instructor Training Workshop

Daingerfield State Park
Become a TPWD-certified Angler Education Instructor.
May 26 End Date

Owl Prowl

Caddo Lake State Park
Join a ranger to learn the who's whoooo of the night!
May 27 End Date

Dinosaur Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Hear an interpretive story of the dinosaurs that once roamed Texas.
May 27 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking Demonstration

Bonham State Park
Join us for an outdoor cooking demonstration: Dutch Oven Cooking and Creative Cooking Outdoors.
May 27 End Date

East Texas Black Pot Cookers

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Learn about cast iron Dutch oven cooking.
May 27 End Date

Aprender sobre los dinosaurios

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Ven y aprender sobre los dinosaurios que caminaron Texas hace muchos anos.
May 27 End Date

Junior Ranger: Mammal Masks (10AM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Craft time in the morning!
May 27 End Date

Atlatl Demo

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Prehistoric hunting!
May 27 End Date

Caddo Composition: Photography Tips (1PM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Learn how to use different composition techniques in your nature photography!
May 27 End Date

Sasquatch Survival Hike (3PM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Just how does Sasquatch survive in the wild?
May 27 End Date

Saturday Night Dances

Daingerfield State Park
Come join us this Saturday for music, dancing, and fun for the whole family!
May 27 End Date

Night Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Explore the park at night!
May 27 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 28 End Date

Dinosaur Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Hear an interpretive story of the dinosaurs that once roamed Texas.
May 28 End Date

Junior Ranger: Scavenger Hunt (10AM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Explore Caddo Lake State Park through a scavenger hunt!
May 28 End Date

Atlatl Demo

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Prehistoric hunting!
May 28 End Date

Campfire Scary Stories

Dinosaur Valley State Park
BOO!

June 2017

Jun 3 End Date

Family Fishing

Come join us for fishing and fun!
Jun 3 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

Eisenhower State Park
Learn the basics of fishing through fun, hands-on activities
Jun 3 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking

Daingerfield State Park
Come join the Dutch Oven D.O.G.s for great food and fellowship the first Saturday of the month. Cooking begins at 9 a.m. and food tasting begins at 11:45.
Jun 3 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

Cedar Hill State Park
Learn the basics of fishing through fun, hands-on activities.
Jun 3 End Date

Project WILD Workshop

Dallas, TX - Dallas Zoo
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with children
Jun 3 End Date

Saturday Night Dances

Daingerfield State Park
Come join us this Saturday for music, dancing, and fun for the whole family!
Jun 3 End Date

Stories in the Stars

Bonham State Park
Join Us For an Evening of Stargazing
Jun 10 End Date

Lake Tawakoni Sportsman's Association Sand Bass Tournament

Lake Tawakoni State Park
Please be aware that the boat ramp and parking areas may have more traffic than usual. For more information about the tournament please contact our office at 903-560-7123.
Jun 10 End Date

Project WILD Workshop

Dallas, TX - North Haven Gardens
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with young children
Jun 10 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Join the Fort Sherman Cookers as they demonstrate Dutch oven cooking!
Jun 10 End Date

Saturday Night Dances

Daingerfield State Park
Come join us this Saturday for music, dancing, and fun for the whole family!
Jun 17 End Date

Saturday Night Dances

Daingerfield State Park
Come join us this Saturday for music, dancing, and fun for the whole family!
Jun 23 End Date

Ray Roberts Lake State Park- Isle du Bois Unit | Two Night Event! | Texas Outdoor Family | Dallas Area | (Full - Waitlist Forming)

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
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.
Jun 24 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

Cedar Hill State Park
Learn the basics of fishing through fun, hands-on activities
Jun 24 End Date

East Texas Black Pot Cookers

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Learn about cast iron Dutch oven cooking.
Jun 24 End Date

Saturday Night Dances

Daingerfield State Park
Come join us this Saturday for music, dancing, and fun for the whole family!

July 2017

Jul 1 End Date

Saturday Night Dances

Daingerfield State Park
Come join us this Saturday for music, dancing, and fun for the whole family!
Jul 8 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

Eisenhower State Park
Learn the basics of fishing through fun, hands-on activities
Jul 8 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Join the Fort Sherman Cookers as they demonstrate Dutch oven cooking!
Jul 8 End Date

Saturday Night Dances

Daingerfield State Park
Come join us this Saturday for music, dancing, and fun for the whole family!
Jul 15 End Date

Saturday Night Dances

Daingerfield State Park
Come join us this Saturday for music, dancing, and fun for the whole family!
Jul 22 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

Cedar Hill State Park
Learn the basics of fishing through fun, hands-on activities
Jul 22 End Date

East Texas Black Pot Cookers

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Learn about cast iron Dutch oven cooking.
Jul 22 End Date

Saturday Night Dances

Daingerfield State Park
Come join us this Saturday for music, dancing, and fun for the whole family!
Jul 29 End Date

Saturday Night Dances

Daingerfield State Park
Come join us this Saturday for music, dancing, and fun for the whole family!

August 2017

Aug 5 End Date

Saturday Night Dances

Daingerfield State Park
Come join us this Saturday for music, dancing, and fun for the whole family!
Aug 12 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Join the Fort Sherman Cookers as they demonstrate Dutch oven cooking!
Aug 12 End Date

Saturday Night Dances

Daingerfield State Park
Come join us this Saturday for music, dancing, and fun for the whole family!
Aug 19 End Date

Saturday Night Dances

Daingerfield State Park
Come join us this Saturday for music, dancing, and fun for the whole family!
Aug 26 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

Eisenhower State Park
Learn the basics of fishing through fun, hands-on activities
Aug 26 End Date

East Texas Black Pot Cookers

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Learn about cast iron Dutch oven cooking.
Aug 26 End Date

Saturday Night Dances

Daingerfield State Park
Come join us this Saturday for music, dancing, and fun for the whole family!

September 2017

Sep 2 End Date

Saturday Night Dances

Daingerfield State Park
Come join us this Saturday for music, dancing, and fun for the whole family!
Sep 9 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Join the Fort Sherman Cookers as they demonstrate Dutch oven cooking!
Sep 9 End Date

Saturday Night Dances

Daingerfield State Park
Come join us this Saturday for music, dancing, and fun for the whole family!
Sep 16 End Date

Saturday Night Dances

Daingerfield State Park
Come join us this Saturday for music, dancing, and fun for the whole family!
Sep 23 End Date

East Texas Black Pot Cookers

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Learn about cast iron Dutch oven cooking.
Sep 23 End Date

Saturday Night Dances

Daingerfield State Park
Come join us this Saturday for music, dancing, and fun for the whole family!
Sep 30 End Date

Saturday Night Dances

Daingerfield State Park
Come join us this Saturday for music, dancing, and fun for the whole family!

October 2017

Oct 7 End Date

Saturday Night Dances

Daingerfield State Park
Come join us this Saturday for music, dancing, and fun for the whole family!
Oct 14 End Date

Saturday Night Dances

Daingerfield State Park
Come join us this Saturday for music, dancing, and fun for the whole family!
Oct 21 End Date

Saturday Night Dances

Daingerfield State Park
Come join us this Saturday for music, dancing, and fun for the whole family!
Oct 28 End Date

East Texas Black Pot Cookers

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Learn about cast iron Dutch oven cooking.
Oct 28 End Date

Saturday Night Dances

Daingerfield State Park
Come join us this Saturday for music, dancing, and fun for the whole family!

November 2017

Nov 4 End Date

Saturday Night Dances

Daingerfield State Park
Come join us this Saturday for music, dancing, and fun for the whole family!
Nov 11 End Date

Saturday Night Dances

Daingerfield State Park
Come join us this Saturday for music, dancing, and fun for the whole family!
Nov 18 End Date

Saturday Night Dances

Daingerfield State Park
Come join us this Saturday for music, dancing, and fun for the whole family!
Nov 25 End Date

East Texas Black Pot Cookers

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Learn about cast iron Dutch oven cooking.
Nov 25 End Date

Saturday Night Dances

Daingerfield State Park
Come join us this Saturday for music, dancing, and fun for the whole family!

December 2017

Dec 23 End Date

East Texas Black Pot Cookers

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Learn about cast iron Dutch oven cooking.