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Star Fest

🎉 Join us for Star Fest and experience telescope viewings, constellation seeking, and other nighttime activities during this annual festival.

 State Parks Centennial logo  Join members of the Hill Country AstronomersFriends of Enchanted Rock and park staff for a tour through space. Multiple telescopes will be set up for the duration of the event for viewing stars and other deep space objects.

As an International Dark Sky Park, Enchanted Rock boasts some of the darkest skies in this part of Texas, which means the stars at night ARE big and bright deep in the heart of Texas.

Schedule of events:
TBD - Will be updated once details are finalized.

Check-in all visitors must check-in at park headquarters during office hours or at the self-pay station outside of office hours.

Location Lower Parking Lot. Parking will be in the Campground or Summit Parking Lots, follow posted signs to walk to Star Party location. Let us know if you need any special accommodations!


  • Your imagination
  • Lawn chair (optional)
  • Dress for the weather
  • Flashlight (preferably with a red lens; mainly for walk back to vehicle/campsite)

Please no white flashlights or cell phone use while at the Star Party (it can take 20-30 minutes for eyes to adjust from bright light to darkness). Red tinted lights are permitted.

All programs are weather dependent — if it rains, the Summit Trail and all elevated trails and areas of the park are closed. Also, if it’s cloudy — stars will not be visible.

This is one of many 100-year celebration events happening in Texas state parks this year. Entry to a park is free on the day it hosts an official 100-Year celebration event (applies to day passes only). Guarantee entry by reserving your free day pass up to one month before this special event.