Calendar of Events

Arts & Crafts

February 2023

Feb 3
8:00a
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A Fresh Take on Classic Views a Poster Exhibit

Franklin Mountains State Park
Don't miss out on this unique collaboration between west Texas State Parks and University of Texas at El Paso.
Feb 11
10:00a
End Date

Nature Craft-ivities!

Lake Livingston State Park
Be creative in this educational series featuring games, activities and a takeaway craft on various nature topics
Feb 11
11:00a
End Date

Art in the Park- Valentine's Edition

Guadalupe River State Park
Come enjoy the day at the park and create a nature-themed valentine craft to take home.
Feb 11
1:00p
End Date

We LOVE Nature Celebration!

Cleburne State Park
Is nature YOUR Valentine? Come join us and celebrate our LOVE for NATURE!
Feb 11
2:00p
End Date

Natural Art - Wood Staining

Fort Boggy State Park
George Washington Carver invented many uses for peanuts. Before then he was known as an artist using pigments from nature.
Feb 11
2:00p
End Date

Art in the Park

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
You can’t sit around and wait for somebody to say who you are. You need to write it and paint it and do it - Faith Ringgold
Feb 11
2:30p
End Date

Block Printing Basics

Lockhart State Park
Try your hand at this unique art technique!
Feb 14
1:00p
End Date

Valentine Arts in the Park

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Bring out the people you love to create some park inspired valentines!
Feb 15
10:30a
End Date

Reading Ranger

Buescher State Park
Join Ranger Madalyn at the Smithville Public Library for themed book readings and a craft! All ages welcome!
Feb 17
3:00p
End Date

House Hunters: Bird Edition

Stephen F. Austin State Park
Which house will they choose? Our flighty friends have very specific needs and wants for their homes, come join us to find out what nest feels like home!
Feb 18
10:00a
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House Hunters: Bird Edition

Stephen F. Austin State Park
Which house will they choose? Our flighty friends have very specific needs and wants for their homes, come join us to find out what nest feels like home!
Feb 18
2:00p
End Date

Watercolor

South Llano River State Park
Join a Ranger and enjoy some watercolors.
Feb 19
10:00a
End Date

Art in the Park

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
You can’t sit around and wait for somebody to say who you are. You need to write it and paint it and do it - Faith Ringgold
Feb 19
11:00a
End Date

Japanese Fish Printing

Guadalupe River State Park
Learn about Gyotaku and make your own fish print to take home.
Feb 25
1:00p
End Date

Painting in the Park

Caddo Lake State Park
Relax and hone your observation skills as you paint in nature using watercolors. We will provide the painting supplies… you provide the creativity!
Feb 25
2:00p
End Date

Crafting Clouds

Abilene State Park
Come learn about and create your own clouds!

March 2023

Mar 11
10:00a
End Date

100 Years of State Parks Celebration

Resaca de la Palma State Park
🎉 Celebrate 100 years of Texas State Parks at Resaca de la Palma State Park!
Mar 15
10:30a
End Date

Reading Ranger

Buescher State Park
Join Ranger Madalyn at the Smithville Public Library for themed book readings and a craft! All ages welcome!
Mar 18
2:00p
End Date

Art in the Park

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Calling all artist! Creativity takes courage. - Henri Matisse
Mar 19
10:00a
End Date

Art in the Park

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Every artist was first an amateur - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Mar 25
10:00a
End Date

Spring Fling - 100 Year Celebration

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
🎉 Who is ready for some spring fun? We are!

April 2023

Apr 8
10:00a
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Easter at the Farm

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Celebrate Easter at an early 20th-century German-Texan farm.
Apr 14
8:00p
End Date

Caddo Homecoming!

Caddo Lake State Park
🎉 Celebrate 100 years of Texas State Parks and 30 years of good conservation with the Caddo Lake Institute. Walk into yesteryear at Caddo Lake State Park and try your hand at canoeing, fishing, games, art, and a sock hop! Decorate your campsite with a retro theme, visit an outreach table or local presentation, and grab a bite to eat!
Apr 15
10:00a
End Date

Annual Spring Wing Ding 🦋

Dinosaur Valley State Park
🎉 Join us as we celebrate everything migratory and with wings!
Apr 19
10:30a
End Date

Reading Ranger

Buescher State Park
Join Ranger Madalyn at the Smithville Public Library for themed book readings and a craft! All ages welcome!
Apr 29 End Date

Goose Island Extravaganza!

Goose Island State Park
🎉 Join us in the celebration of 100 years in Texas State Parks! Activities include fishing, archery, kayaking, a star party, demonstrations, food, and much, much more!

May 2023

May 17
10:30a
End Date

Reading Ranger

Buescher State Park
Join Ranger Madalyn at the Smithville Public Library for themed book readings and a craft! All ages welcome!
May 20
9:00a
End Date

Lure'ing You in to Eisenhower State Park

Eisenhower State Park
🎉 Take a deep dive into fishing at our Everything Fish Expo!
May 20
10:00a
End Date

Four Lives of a Fleece

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Processing wool from sheep to shawl

June 2023

Jun 21
10:30a
End Date

Reading Ranger

Buescher State Park
Join Ranger Madalyn at the Smithville Public Library for themed book readings and a craft! All ages welcome!

July 2023

Jul 1 End Date

Happy Birthday Caddo Lake State Park!

Caddo Lake State Park
Join us to celebrate 100 years of Texas State Parks and Caddo lake State Park's birthday! We will go on a celebratory birthday hike, followed by birthday cake! Throughout the day, enjoy several interpretive programs. **Instructions below!
Jul 19
10:30a
End Date

Reading Ranger

Buescher State Park
Join Ranger Madalyn at the Smithville Public Library for themed book readings and a craft! All ages welcome!

August 2023

Aug 16
10:30a
End Date

Reading Ranger

Buescher State Park
Join Ranger Madalyn at the Smithville Public Library for themed book readings and a craft! All ages welcome!

September 2023

Sep 15
5:00p
End Date

Prairie Palooza: Palo Duro Canyon – Back to the Future

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
🎉 Celebrate Texas State Parks’ 100-year anniversary at Palo Duro Canyon State Park! This three-day event will chronical 100 years of our past and showcase 100 years of partnerships for the future!
Sep 20
10:30a
End Date

Reading Ranger

Buescher State Park
Join Ranger Madalyn at the Smithville Public Library for themed book readings and a craft! All ages welcome!

October 2023

Oct 18
10:30a
End Date

Reading Ranger

Buescher State Park
Join Ranger Madalyn at the Smithville Public Library for themed book readings and a craft! All ages welcome!
Oct 21
5:00p
End Date

Sheldon Spooktacular- 100 Year Celebration

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Bring the family out for a 'haunting' good time!

November 2023

Nov 15
10:30a
End Date

Reading Ranger

Buescher State Park
Join Ranger Madalyn at the Smithville Public Library for themed book readings and a craft! All ages welcome!
Nov 25
10:00a
End Date

Deck the Halls

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Learn about making Christmas decorations with natural materials

December 2023

Dec 20
10:30a
End Date

Reading Ranger

Buescher State Park
Join Ranger Madalyn at the Smithville Public Library for themed book readings and a craft! All ages welcome!