Calendar of Events

Arts & Crafts

September 2018

Sep 28 End Date

Painting on the Frio

Garner State Park
Capture the beauty of Garner State Park with watercolors and learn how art has played a role in shaping our National and State Parks!
Sep 28 End Date

Scrubby Survival Skills

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
What did it take to survive in the Thornscrub forest? Learn some of the ways native people embraced the forest! Take a survival hike and see if you survive! Plus, see a bow-drill fire-making demonstration.
Sep 29 End Date

Make Your Own Binoculars - Kid Craft

McKinney Falls State Park
Calling all budding birders! Make your own play binoculars out of cardboard and yarn!
Sep 29 End Date

Gyotaku - Fish Prints

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join a ranger to make fish prints! Register here!
Sep 29 End Date

Beach Paint Party!

Galveston Island State Park
Watercolor painting fun and lesson on the beach!
Sep 29 End Date

Junior Ranger

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Kids can earn a Junior Ranger Badge exploring with their families and a Park Naturalist.
Sep 30 End Date

Color to Dye for

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Discover how Texans in 1850 colored textiles from natural dyes using bugs, roots, and plants.

October 2018

Oct 6 End Date

Hill Country Heritage Expo

Inks Lake State Park
Step back in time and visits pockets of history in this day and a half cultural extravaganza!
Oct 13 End Date

Birding Blind Celebration

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Bird Blind Celebration & Kids Bird Feeder Decorating
Oct 20 End Date

Monarch Walk - 10:30 am

South Llano River State Park
The Monarchs are coming! The Monarchs are coming!
Oct 24 End Date

Homeschool Program - Phenology Wheels

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Combine nature observation and art to make a phenology wheel.
Oct 27 End Date

Carved Pumpkin Contest

Wyler Aerial Tramway
Let your imagination run wild and carve your own pumpkin to join our annual contest!
Oct 27 End Date

Harvest Fest

Mother Neff State Park
Join the Mother Neff State Park and friends for a day of fun in the park.
Oct 27 End Date

Halloween in the Park

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Experience the park after dark and join us for games, crafts, Spooky Trail, and more!

November 2018

Nov 10 End Date

Junior Ranger: Make a Snake

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Learn about our scaly friends and make a fun craft!
Nov 10 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 10 End Date

Watercolor Painting

Martin Creek Lake State Park
An area as beautiful as Martin Creek Lake is meant to be painted!
Nov 17 End Date

Junior Ranger: Make a Snake (9AM)

Atlanta State Park
Learn about our scaly friends and make a fun craft!
Nov 17 End Date

Watercolor Wonders (11AM)

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

December 2018

Dec 7 End Date

A Pineywoods Christmas Decorated Drive-thru

Tyler State Park
Get outdoors, take a break from the holiday rush, and enjoy the season.
Dec 7 End Date

Christmas in the Park

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Join us for the 7th Annual Christmas in the Park!
Dec 8 End Date

Hotels for the Holidays

Hill Country State Natural Area
Even bugs need a place to stay this holiday season! Join a park ranger to make your very own bug hotel.
Dec 8 End Date

A Pineywoods Christmas Decorated Drive-thru

Tyler State Park
Get outdoors, take a break from the holiday rush, and enjoy the season.
Dec 8 End Date

Christmas in the Park

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Join us for the 7th Annual Christmas in the Park!
Dec 15 End Date

A Very Marshy Christmas

Sea Rim State Park
Ever wonder how Santa gets around in the marsh to visit the good little boys and girls? By air boat of course! Santa and Mrs. Claus have booked Sea Rim’s cabin and will be arriving by air boat on Dec. 15. Children can have a photo made with Santa starting at 3 p.m. when he arrives.