Calendar of Events

Dallas and Fort Worth Events

Events in and around the Dallas area.

September 2016

Sep 2 End Date

Along Came a Spider

Eisenhower State Park
Arachnophobia? Often we fear what we don't understand. Come learn a little something!
Sep 3 End Date

Hike With a Ranger

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Join Ranger Joe on a 5.5-mile hike.
Sep 3 End Date

Lip Smackin’ Good Eatin’/Dutch Oven Cookin’

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Come and enjoy learning about the art of Dutch Oven cooking from start to finish.
Sep 3 End Date

Fossils! Journey to the Past

Eisenhower State Park
Uncover ancient mysteries! Make your own fossil!
Sep 3 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Now is the time to start fishing!
Sep 3 End Date

Geocache Treasure Hunt

Join us on a search for hidden treasure in the exciting activity of Geocaching at Cooper Lake State Park.
Sep 3 End Date

Chainsaws and Wildflowers

Eisenhower State Park
Watch a live chainsaw demonstration and create a craft inspired by native wildflowers! We'll be learning how the park protects its prairie habitats.
Sep 3 End Date

Geocaching

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

Trackmakers of Dinosaur Valley

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Sep 3 End Date

Stargazing

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

Hike the Back Country of Cooper Lake State Park

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Explore the back country trails of Cooper Lake State Park with a ranger.
Sep 4 End Date

Fossil Diggin'

Dinosaur Valley State Park
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

Shoreline Scramble

Eisenhower State Park
Are you ready for adventure? Come explore the unique shoreline at Eisenhower State Park!
Sep 10 End Date

Native American Play Day

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Sep 10 End Date

Night Sky Activities

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
What is the night sky all about? Constellations, moon phases, planets? Put some of the pieces together and unlock the mystery of the night.
Sep 10 End Date

Backyard Birding

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

Build a Bird Workshop

Eisenhower State Park
Let nature inspire you!
Sep 10 End Date

The Wonders of the Night Sky – Stargazing

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Explore the night sky just like others from millenniums past.
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 16 End Date

Dutch Oven Dessert

Eisenhower State Park
Here’s your chance to learn the basics of Dutch oven cooking by making an easy and delicious dessert!
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

MONARCHS AND MIGRATION

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Discover the amazing journey of the monarch butterfly from Canada to Mexico and how you can help this amazing creature in its' journey.
Sep 17 End Date

Limestone Ledge Trail Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Sep 17 End Date

THE RX BURN HIKE

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
What is a prescribed burn (RX) and how does it benefit the soil, the plants, and wildlife? We will answer these questions and more at this RX Burn HIke.
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 23 End Date

Night Hike With a Ranger

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Join with the park ranger and explore the "dark side" of Cooper Lake State Park.
Sep 23 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.
Sep 24 End Date

5th Annual Disc Golf Championship

Lake Arrowhead State Park
5th Annual Lake Arrowhead State Park Disc Golf Championship
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

GreenFest 2016

Ray Roberts Lake State Park-Greenbelt
Join us for a half-day event celebrating outdoor family fun!
Sep 24 End Date

Scavenger Hunt at Fort Richardson

Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site / Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway
Bring the family for a scavenger hunt
Sep 24 End Date

I Don't Like Spiders and Snakes

Dinosaur Valley State Park
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.
Sep 30 End Date

Sunset Hike

Eisenhower State Park
"It's almost impossible to watch a sunset and not dream."

October 2016

Oct 1 End Date

Hike With a Ranger

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Join Ranger Joe on a 5.5-mile hike.
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

Mentored Waterfowl Workshop and Hunts

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
Did you ever want to learn "How To" or "What Duck Hunting is all about"? If so, come and spend a day learning and a morning hunting with us and we can help you decide if this sport is something you want to try on your own.
Oct 8 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

Eisenhower State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing.
Oct 8 End Date
Oct 15 End Date

Park Anniversary Celebration

Lake Brownwood State Park
Join us to celebrate our 82nd anniversary as a State Park!
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 15 End Date

Wyman Meinzer Photography Workshop

Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site / Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway
Night photography class at Fort Richardson State Park
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 22 End Date

North Texas Skywatch Star Party

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
“The stars at night are big and bright . . .” in our Texas State Park!
Oct 29 End Date

Geocache Trick or Treat

Martin Creek Lake State Park
High Tech Trick or Treat
Oct 29 End Date

Trunk or Treat

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Be prepared to be tricked or treated
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 | (Full - Waitlist Forming)

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 5 End Date

Hike With a Ranger

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Join Ranger Joe on a 5.5-mile hike.
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 3 End Date

Hike With a Ranger

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Join Ranger Joe on a 5.5-mile hike.
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 17 End Date

Family Fishing at Fort Richardson

Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site / Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway
Bring the family for fishing in our freshly stocked lake.
Dec 17 End Date

Ghosts of Christmas Past

Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site / Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway
1870's Christmas on a military post
Dec 17 End Date

Christmas by the Lake

Lake Brownwood State Park
Celebrate the holiday with us, Ranger talk, activities for the kids, refreshments at the Group Recreation Hall.
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.
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike at Fort Richardson

Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site / Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway
First Day Hike
Jan 21 End Date

Family Fishing at Fort Richardson

Bring the family out for fishing in our freshly stocked lake

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