Calendar of Events

Dallas and Fort Worth Events

Events in and around the Dallas area.

March 2017

Mar 31 End Date

Evening Bike Ride *CANCELLED*

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Explore the park on two wheels! *note changes*
Mar 31 End Date

Stories in the Stars

Eisenhower State Park
"I have loved the stars too fondly to be afraid of the night." Poet Sarah Williams

April 2017

Apr 1 End Date

Dinosaur Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Hear an interpretive story of the dinosaurs that once roamed Texas.
Apr 1 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.
Apr 1 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking Demonstration

Bonham State Park
Join us for an outdoor cooking demonstration: Dutch Oven Cooking and Creative Cooking Outdoors.
Apr 1 End Date

Wildflower Walk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Witness a native prairie's wildflower display.
Apr 1 End Date

Shoreline Scramble

Eisenhower State Park
Are you ready for adventure? Come explore the unique shoreline at Eisenhower State Park!
Apr 1 End Date

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

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 is included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
Apr 1 End Date

Junior Ranger: Make a Snake (10AM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Learn about our scaly friends and make a fun craft!
Apr 1 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking: History in a Black Pot

Tyler State Park
Caution: You will be hooked!
Apr 1 End Date

Incredible Edible Hike (1PM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Learn to forage!
Apr 1 End Date

Build A Bird Workshop

Bonham State Park
Let Nature inspire you!
Apr 1 End Date

Fool's Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Join a ranger for a hike filled with foolery!
Apr 1 End Date

Edible and Useful Plants

Tyler State Park
Useful plants of the Post Oak Savannah
Apr 1 End Date

Nature Journaling (3PM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Hone your observation skills and learn the art of nature journaling!
Apr 1 End Date

Learn about the RX Burn

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Hike along our recently burned trail and learn about prescribed fire.
Apr 1 End Date

Pokemon GO Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gotta catch 'em all!
Apr 1 End Date

Storytelling Down In The Hollow

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
“Listen to stories, cowboy poetry and folklore in a beautiful setting.”
Apr 1 End Date

Campfire Scary Stories

Dinosaur Valley State Park
BOO!
Apr 2 End Date

Dinosaur Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Hear an interpretive story of the dinosaurs that once roamed Texas.
Apr 2 End Date

Watercolor Wetland (10AM)

Caddo Lake State Park
An area as beautiful as Caddo Lake is meant to be painted!
Apr 2 End Date

Photography Scavenger Hunt

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Photography fun for all skill levels!
Apr 2 End Date

Atlatl Demo

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Prehistoric hunting!
Apr 5 End Date

Heart Hike

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Celebrate National Walking Day!
Apr 7 End Date

Fort Richardson Days

Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site / Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway
Come out to our annual living history event.
Apr 7 End Date

Night Hike (8PM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Join a park ranger to explore the Caddo Forest Trail in the evening hour.
Apr 8 End Date

Dinosaur Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Hear an interpretive story of the dinosaurs that once roamed Texas.
Apr 8 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking Demonstration

Bonham State Park
Join us for an outdoor cooking demonstration: Dutch Oven Cooking and Creative Cooking Outdoors.
Apr 8 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking

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

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch | Texas Outdoor Family | DFW Area | (Full - Waitlist Forming)

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch 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 is included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
Apr 8 End Date

Birding 101: Introduction to Birding

Tyler State Park
Everybody's a Birder
Apr 8 End Date

Lip Smackin' Good Eatin' Dutch Oven Cooking

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Learn how to use a Dutch oven, free samples included!
Apr 8 End Date

Fossils! Hike to the Past

Eisenhower State Park
Uncover ancient mysteries! Join a ranger as we search for fossils along the trail.
Apr 8 End Date

Lakeshore Nature Hike

Tyler State Park
Join us for a ranger led hike around the picturesque 64 acre Tyler State Park Lake.
Apr 8 End Date

Name That Bird!

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
“Learn new songs! Songs written and performed by our native birds.”
Apr 9 End Date

Dinosaur Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Hear an interpretive story of the dinosaurs that once roamed Texas.
Apr 9 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!
Apr 9 End Date

Photography Scavenger Hunt

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Photography fun for all skill levels!
Apr 9 End Date

Atlatl Demo

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Prehistoric hunting!
Apr 14 End Date

Easter Egg Crafts

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Spring crafts
Apr 14 End Date

Watercolor Wonders (6PM)

Atlanta State Park
An area as beautiful as Atlanta State Park is meant to be painted!
Apr 14 End Date

Park After Dark Hike (8PM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Join a park ranger to explore the Volksmarch Trail in the evening hours!
Apr 14 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.
Apr 14 End Date

Campfire Scary Stories

Dinosaur Valley State Park
BOO!
Apr 15 End Date

Dinosaur Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Hear an interpretive story of the dinosaurs that once roamed Texas.
Apr 15 End Date

Birding in the Park

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Come join us on a morning bird walk.
Apr 15 End Date

Easter Egg Hunt

Martin Creek Lake State Park
How many eggs can you find?
Apr 15 End Date

Prairie Work Day

Eisenhower State Park
Come help improve habitat for the birds, bees, and butterflies! Volunteer and visit the park for FREE!
Apr 15 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking Demonstration

Bonham State Park
Join us for an outdoor cooking demonstration: Dutch Oven Cooking and Creative Cooking Outdoors.
Apr 15 End Date

Easter Bonnet Blues

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Learn about fashion and conservation!
Apr 15 End Date

Easter Egg Hunt

Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site / Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway
Annual Easter egg hunt.
Apr 15 End Date

Easter Egg Hunt

Atlanta State Park
Hop on over for our annual event!
Apr 15 End Date

Lost in the Forest

Tyler State Park
Explore the definitions of what it means to be “lost in the forest.”
Apr 15 End Date

Cowboy Campfire – Music & Poetry

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
“Learning about our cowboy heritage can be fun!”
Apr 15 End Date

Bees, Butterflies and Wildflowers

Tyler State Park
Pollinators and wildflowers need each other.
Apr 15 End Date

Geocache Egg Hunt

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Find some hidden treasure eggs and learn how to geocache!
Apr 16 End Date

Dinosaur Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Hear an interpretive story of the dinosaurs that once roamed Texas.
Apr 21 End Date

Sounds of the Night (8PM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Find out what you can expect to hear at night!
Apr 22 End Date

Campout on Lone Wolf Creek

Colorado City, TX - Ruddick Park
FREE COMMUNITY EVENT!!! Fishing, Kayaking, Dutch Oven Cooking, Atlatl, Archery, Campfire Stories, Cowboy Poets, Overnight Camping and so much more!
Apr 22 End Date

Dinosaur Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Hear an interpretive story of the dinosaurs that once roamed Texas.
Apr 22 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 22 End Date

Basic Fishing Clinic

Dallas, TX - Mountain Creek Branch Library
Learn basic fishing skills and have a great time fishing
Apr 22 End Date

Monarch Monitoring

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Learn about the Monarch butterfly and it's life cycle with live examples!
Apr 22 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking Demonstration

Bonham State Park
Join us for an outdoor cooking demonstration: Dutch Oven Cooking and Creative Cooking Outdoors.
Apr 22 End Date

East Texas Black Pot Cookers

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

Junior Ranger: Make a Snake (10AM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Learn about our scaly friends and make a fun craft!
Apr 22 End Date

Sasquatch Survival Hike (1PM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Just how does Sasquatch survive in the wild?
Apr 22 End Date

Nature Journaling (3PM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Hone your observation skills and learn the art of nature journaling!
Apr 23 End Date

Dinosaur Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Hear an interpretive story of the dinosaurs that once roamed Texas.
Apr 23 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!
Apr 23 End Date

Photography Scavenger Hunt

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Photography fun for all skill levels!
Apr 23 End Date

Atlatl Demo

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Prehistoric hunting!
Apr 28 End Date

Nighttime Scavenger Hunt

Caddo Lake State Park
Explore Caddo Lake at night!
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

Greenery Day Walk

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

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

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

Chainsaws and Wildflowers

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 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 | (Open)

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 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

Cross Timbers Cowboy Poetry and Stories

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
“Learning about our cowboy heritage can be fun!”
May 24 End Date

Angler Education Instructor Training Workshop

Daingerfield State Park
Become a TPWD certified Angler Education Instructor
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

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

June 2017

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

Dutch Oven Cooking Demonstration

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

Stories in the Stars

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

Dutch Oven Cooking Demonstration

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

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

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.

July 2017

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 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.

August 2017

Aug 12 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Join the Fort Sherman Cookers as they demonstrate Dutch oven cooking!
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.

September 2017

Sep 9 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Join the Fort Sherman Cookers as they demonstrate Dutch oven cooking!
Sep 23 End Date

East Texas Black Pot Cookers

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

October 2017

Oct 28 End Date

East Texas Black Pot Cookers

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

November 2017

Nov 25 End Date

East Texas Black Pot Cookers

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

December 2017

Dec 23 End Date

East Texas Black Pot Cookers

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

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