Calendar of Events

Dallas and Fort Worth Events

Events in and around the Dallas area.

July 2016

Jul 23 End Date

Art in the Park: Gyotaku

Mission Tejas State Park
Get outdoors and allow your inner artistic abilities to roam free!
Jul 23 End Date

Basic Backyard Birding

Martin Creek Lake State Park
What's that bird?
Jul 23 End Date

Fish with a Ranger

Cedar Hill State Park
Join a ranger at the Perch Pond for some fishing fun!
Jul 23 End Date

Art in the Park- Penn Farm's Past, Present and Future

Cedar Hill State Park
Let historic Penn Farm inspire your art!
Jul 23 End Date

Cross Timbers Cowboy Poetry and Stories

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
“Learning about our cowboy heritage can be fun!”
Jul 23 End Date

Fireside Chat with a Ranger

Cedar Hill State Park
Relax and unwind around the campfire with Ranger Lauren!
Jul 23 End Date

Fireflies and Fungi Night Hike

Mission Tejas State Park
Let’s try and beat the summer heat by exploring the park after dark!
Jul 23 End Date

Wonders of the Night

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Join a ranger to find what goes bump in the night!
Jul 23 End Date

Trackmakers of Dinosaur Valley State Park

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Jul 24 End Date

Surviving as A Settler

Mission Tejas State Park
No electricity? No grocery stores? No running water? How did they survive?
Jul 24 End Date

Backyard Bass

Cedar Hill State Park
Learn to cast playing Backyard Bass!
Jul 24 End Date

Geocaching 101

Cedar Hill State Park
Go on a high-tech treasure hunt!
Jul 24 End Date

Prowl on Penn Farm

Cedar Hill State Park
Explore Penn farm in a new light!
Jul 29 End Date

Geocaching 101

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Become a modern day treasure hunter!
Jul 29 End Date

Dutch Oven Dessert

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Sample a delicious Dutch Oven Dessert!
Jul 30 End Date

Hike into the Past

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Jul 30 End Date

The Fast & The Furriest

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Ever seen a fox fur? What about a deer pelt?
Jul 30 End Date

Backyard Bass and Bait!

Mission Tejas State Park
Want to learn how to cast a fishing pole or identify the fish you caught? Then join us in a fun and educational game for all ages!
Jul 30 End Date

Backyard Fishing

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
You don't need water to practice your fishing skills!
Jul 30 End Date

Wildlife Detectives

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Learn how to be a Nature Detective!
Jul 30 End Date

Arts and Nature

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Nature crafts
Jul 30 End Date

Night Sky Activities

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Constellations, stars, planets, moons? See the night sky as never before. We will help you through this activity.
Jul 30 End Date

Knot on my Watch

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Survival knot tying
Jul 30 End Date

The Wonders of the Night Sky – Stargazing

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Take a look at the moon, planets, or even a nebula or two. There is lots to see in every night sky.
Jul 30 End Date

Night Hike

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Discovery fun night time activities in the outdoors!
Jul 30 End Date

Listen for the Night Sounds

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Jul 30 End Date

Stories in the Stars

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Come stargaze with us!

August 2016

Aug 6 End Date

Shoreline Scramble

Eisenhower State Park
Are you ready for adventure? Come explore the unique shoreline at Eisenhower State Park!
Aug 6 End Date

Snakes: Friend or Foe?

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Snakes! Love them? Hate them? Come find out more about some of the snakes that call Texas home.
Aug 13 End Date

Campout on the Comanche Trail

Big Spring, TX - Comanche Trail Park behind the Dora Roberts Center
An overnight outdoor skills workshop. Join for activities all day Saturday and camp out with us overnight in Comanche Trail Park in Big Spring, Texas.
Aug 13 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking

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

Lost Pines Guided Hike

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Join a Texas Master Naturalist for a hike!
Aug 13 End Date

Fossils! Journey to the Past

Eisenhower State Park
Uncover ancient mysteries! Make your own fossil!
Aug 13 End Date

Make Your Own Sun Print!

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Sun Printing is fun! Let us show you how to use nature and the sun to create art!
Aug 13 End Date

Snakes Alive!

Eisenhower State Park
Cold-blooded killers or misunderstood reptiles? You decide. Come out and meet a snake face to face!
Aug 13 End Date
Aug 13 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
Aug 19 End Date

Growing Up WILD Facilitator Training

Dallas, TX - Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
Training to conduct Growing Up WILD Workshops - prerequisite required
Aug 19 End Date

The Park After Dark

Eisenhower State Park
What's going bump in the night? Learn about the wildlife that comes out after the sun goes down.
Aug 20 End Date

Shoreline Scramble

Eisenhower State Park
Are you ready for adventure? Come explore the unique shoreline at Eisenhower State Park!
Aug 20 End Date

Snakes Alive!

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Join us for a slitherin' good time.
Aug 20 End Date

Art and the Prairie Invaders

Cedar Hill State Park
Create art while you learn about the prairie!
Aug 20 End Date

Fossil Diggin'

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Aug 20 End Date

Art in the Park- Penn Farm's Past, Present, and Future!

Cedar Hill State Park
Let historic Penn Farm inspire your art!
Aug 20 End Date

Japanese Art of Fish Printing

Cedar Hill State Park
Enjoy the Japanese art of fish printing!
Aug 20 End Date

Cross Timbers Cowboy Poetry and Stories

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
“Learning about our cowboy heritage can be fun!”
Aug 20 End Date

Water coloring by Joe Pool Lake

Cedar Hill State Park
Enjoy the sunset by the lake with water coloring!
Aug 20 End Date

Night Hike

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Can you see what lurks in the night?
Aug 26 End Date

Master Outdoor Leadership Training | Texas Outdoor Family | Lake Mineral Wells State Park | (Open)

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Master Outdoor Leadership training is designed to provide you with hands on experiences and scenarios to build outdoor leadership skills. We will provide you with specific information that will allow you to best utilize the Texas Outdoor Family program gear, equipment, locations and expertise to make a positive impact in your community and our State Parks.
Aug 27 End Date

Rise and Shine Hike

Eisenhower State Park
Awaken mind and body with a morning hike at the park!
Aug 27 End Date

East Texas Black Pot Cookers

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

Junior Rangers: Nature Detectives

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Calling all Junior Rangers: We need your help to find critter clues!
Aug 27 End Date

Animal Tracks

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Who left that track?
Aug 27 End Date

Nature Crafts

Martin Creek Lake State Park
arts and crafts
Aug 27 End Date

Night Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Aug 27 End Date

Name That Bird!

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
“Learn new songs! Songs written and performed by our native birds.”
Aug 27 End Date

Stories in the Stars

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Join us for some stargazing.

September 2016

Sep 3 End Date

Geocaching

Martin Creek Lake State Park
High Tech Hide and Seek
Sep 3 End Date

Stargazing

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Gaze into the night sky through a telescope
Sep 4 End Date

How do birds fly?

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Weight, Lift, Drag and Thrust
Sep 4 End Date

Cross Timbers Cowboy Poetry and Stories

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
“Learning about our cowboy heritage can be fun!”
Sep 4 End Date

Night Hike

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Can you see what lurks in the night?
Sep 5 End Date

Sunrise Canoe Tour

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Wake Up On The Water
Sep 10 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking

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

Purtis Creek State Park | Texas Outdoor Family | Dallas Area | (Open)

Purtis Creek 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.
Sep 10 End Date

Backyard Birding

Martin Creek Lake State Park
What's that Bird?
Sep 10 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
Sep 17 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to FLY Fish Event - Texoma on the Fly

Eisenhower State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fly fishing.
Sep 17 End Date

Aquatic WILD Workshop

Plano, TX - Plano Environmental Education Center
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with children
Sep 17 End Date

Night Hike

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Discovery fun night time activities in the outdoors!
Sep 17 End Date

Stargazing

Martin Creek Lake State Park
View the night sky through a telescope
Sep 24 End Date

East Texas Black Pot Cookers

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

Stargazing the Texas Night Sky

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
“The stars at night are big and bright …” Learn more about one of Texas’ best natural resources – the night sky.
Sep 24 End Date

Night Hike

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Can you see what lurks in the night?
Sep 30 End Date

State Fair of Texas

Dallas, TX - Fair Park
The State Fair of Texas celebrates all things Texan by promoting agriculture, education, and community involvement through quality entertainment in a family-friendly environment.

October 2016

Oct 1 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

Cedar Hill State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing.
Oct 7 End Date

Tyler State Park | Two Night Event! | Texas Outdoor Family | Dallas Area | (Open)

Tyler 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 are included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
Oct 8 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

Eisenhower State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing.
Oct 15 End Date

Mock Archaeology Dig

Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site / Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway
Mock archaeology dig for the kids
Oct 22 End Date

East Texas Black Pot Cookers

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

Trunk or Treat

Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site / Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway
Trick or treat in the park through the campsites then a ghost walk through the historic grounds after dark. Event is now on the 22nd.
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 4 End Date

Dinosaur Valley State Park | Two Night Event! | Texas Outdoor Family | Dutch Oven Cooking Event | Fort Worth Area | (Open)

Dinosaur Valley 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.
Nov 12 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

Cedar Hill State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing.
Nov 26 End Date

East Texas Black Pot Cookers

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

December 2016

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 24 End Date

East Texas Black Pot Cookers

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

January 2017

Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike (Near Wichita Falls)

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Join us for a First Day Hike and learn about the great outdoors with Texas Master Naturalists.

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