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Calendar of Events

Arts & Crafts

October 2017

Oct 27 End Date

Sssspooky Snakes

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Join us for a slitherin' good time!
Oct 28 End Date

Caprock Campers Hall of Fall

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Come camp with us and decorate for Fall!
Oct 28 End Date

Junior Ranger: Absolutely Batty (9AM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Learn about bats while making a craft to take home!
Oct 28 End Date

Saturday Art in the Park

Huntsville State Park
Join us for fun Arts & Crafts projects every Saturday Morning @ 10 a.m.!
Oct 28 End Date

Fossils! Journey to the Past

Eisenhower State Park
Join a park ranger to learn about the fossils at Eisenhower and then make your own souvenir out of plaster.
Oct 28 End Date

Carved Pumpkin Contest

Wyler Aerial Tramway
Participate in our Annual Carved Pumpkin Contest and win Tramway souvenirs!
Oct 28 End Date

Halloweenfest

Lockhart State Park
Join us for witch crafts, a special spooky storytime, and a costume contest!
Oct 28 End Date

Snake Talk & Feeding followed by arts and crafts

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Come discover the world of snakes and watch our non-venomous corn snakes feed.
Oct 28 End Date

Goin' Batty

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Go "batty" with fun all while learning about bats!
Oct 28 End Date

Monster Mash Cache

Eisenhower State Park
Try your hand at geocaching and create a Halloween craft!
Oct 29 End Date

Make a Spider Web

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Learn about spiders and make a craft to take home
Oct 29 End Date

Halloween Spooktacular

Sea Center Texas
Celebrate Halloween in Sea Center Spooktacular style!
Oct 29 End Date

Art Extravaganza!

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
It is easy to find beauty in nature, let's find inspiration in the park for our own art!
Oct 29 End Date

Huntsville SP Pumpkin Carving Contest

Huntsville State Park
Halloween-themed family program & Pumpkin Carving Contest!

November 2017

Nov 4 End Date

Saturday Art in the Park

Huntsville State Park
Join us for fun Arts & Crafts projects every Saturday Morning @ 10 a.m.!
Nov 4 End Date

Fall Chautauqua Fundraiser

Mother Neff State Park
Join the Mother Neff State Park Association for a day of fun in the park!
Nov 4 End Date

Fish Arts & Crafts

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Park Host Lorinda to make a fun fish arts & crafts.
Nov 4 End Date

Nature Journaling (1PM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Hone your observation skills and learn the art of nature journaling!
Nov 4 End Date

Gyotaku - Fish Prints

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join a ranger to make fish prints!
Nov 11 End Date

Saturday Art in the Park

Huntsville State Park
Join us for fun Arts & Crafts projects every Saturday Morning @ 10 a.m.!
Nov 11 End Date

Monarch Butterfly Arts & Crafts

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join us to make a metamorphosis mobile.
Nov 11 End Date

Introduction to Nature Photography (10AM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Learn the basics of nature photography!
Nov 11 End Date

Rio! Rio!

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
For centuries people have been settling along the San Antonio River, from native hunters and gatherers to European immigrants. Come see how they lived and changed the surrounding area at this exciting event!
Nov 11 End Date

Nature Watercolor Painting

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy to paint nature scenes outside
Nov 11 End Date

Painting with a Ranger

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Capture the beauty of Dinosaur Valley State Park with watercolors!
Nov 18 End Date

Saturday Art in the Park

Huntsville State Park
Join us for fun Arts & Crafts projects every Saturday Morning @ 10 a.m.!
Nov 18 End Date

Fish Arts & Crafts

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Park Host Lorinda to make a fun fish arts & crafts.
Nov 18 End Date

Watercolor Wonders (10AM)

Atlanta State Park
An area as beautiful as Atlanta State Park is meant to be painted!
Nov 18 End Date

Nature Watercolor Painting

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy to paint nature scenes outside
Nov 24 End Date

Painting with a Ranger

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Capture the beauty of Dinosaur Valley State Park with watercolors!
Nov 24 End Date

Let's Talk Turkey

Davis Mountains State Park
This Thanksgiving-themed program at the Interpretive Center will entertain you plus you'll be an expert on turkey and you'll even be able to talk like one by the end! This program is great for little and big kids who like to sing and do crafts.
Nov 25 End Date

Saturday Art in the Park

Huntsville State Park
Join us for fun Arts & Crafts projects every Saturday Morning @ 10 a.m.!
Nov 25 End Date

Fish Arts & Crafts

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Park Host Lorinda to make a fun fish arts & crafts.
Nov 25 End Date

Watercolor Wetland (1PM)

Caddo Lake State Park
An area as beautiful as Caddo Lake is meant to be painted!

December 2017

Dec 2 End Date

Third Annual Mother Neff Christmas

Mother Neff State Park
Join us for creative Christmas crafts, special guests, a holiday hike and more!
Dec 2 End Date

Saturday Art in the Park

Huntsville State Park
Join us for fun Arts & Crafts projects every Saturday Morning @ 10 a.m.!
Dec 6 End Date

Homeschool: Christmas for the Birds

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids!
Dec 7 End Date

Homeschool: Christmas for the Birds

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids!
Dec 9 End Date

Saturday Art in the Park

Huntsville State Park
Join us for fun Arts & Crafts projects every Saturday Morning @ 10 a.m.!
Dec 9 End Date

Holiday Cookie Walk

Davis Mountains State Park
Come hungry to the annual cookie walk through the park! Arrive at several stops to find cookies and a delicious warm drink to keep you warm as you work your way through the state park. At the Interpretive Center join other guests and make your own holiday ornaments.
Dec 9 End Date

Arts in the Parks - Ornament Making!

Wyler Aerial Tramway
Need some more decorations for the Holidays? Join us and make your own!
Dec 10 End Date

Holiday in the Park

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Get in the holiday spirit at Sheldon Lake State Park!
Dec 16 End Date

Saturday Art in the Park

Huntsville State Park
Join us for fun Arts & Crafts projects every Saturday Morning @ 10 a.m.!
Dec 16 End Date

Holly Jolly Cache

Eisenhower State Park
Santa hid some geocaches! Learn how to use GPS to find them and assemble a unique snowman ornament.
Dec 16 End Date

Holly-days at San Angelo State Park

San Angelo State Park
Campground Light Tour with Prizes, Santa, Decorate Ornaments and S'mores with Texas A&M Forest Service Around the Campfire
Dec 19 End Date

Arts In Parks: Ocean's Ornaments

Galveston Island State Park
Create one-of-a-kind island-style holiday ornaments.
Dec 20 End Date

Arts In Parks: Ocean's Ornaments

Galveston Island State Park
Create one-of-a-kind island-style holiday ornaments.
Dec 21 End Date

Arts In Parks: Ocean's Ornaments

Galveston Island State Park
Create one-of-a-kind island-style holiday ornaments.
Dec 22 End Date

Arts In Parks: Ocean's Ornaments

Galveston Island State Park
Create one-of-a-kind island-style holiday ornaments.
Dec 23 End Date

Saturday Art in the Park

Huntsville State Park
Join us for fun Arts & Crafts projects every Saturday Morning @ 10 a.m.!
Dec 23 End Date

Fish Printing

Galveston Island State Park
Learn basic fish anatomy and create a one-of-a-kind print!
Dec 23 End Date

Arts In Parks: Ocean's Ornaments

Galveston Island State Park
Create one-of-a-kind island-style holiday ornaments.
Dec 30 End Date

Saturday Art in the Park

Huntsville State Park
Join us for fun Arts & Crafts projects every Saturday Morning @ 10 a.m.!