Calendar of Events

Fairs & Festivals

October 2022

Oct 8
10:00a
End Date

🦖 50th Anniversary Celebration Opening Ceremony 🦕

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Join us as we kickoff the day for our 50th Anniversary Celebration!
Oct 8
10:00a
End Date

🦖 Laurie Jasinski Book Signing 🦕

Dinosaur Valley State Park
The book, "A Dinosaur Highway" is about us! Come meet the author!
Oct 8
11:00a
End Date

🦖 A Trip Down Memory Lane 🦕

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Join us to learn about the history of Dinosaur Valley from previous park staff and volunteers!
Oct 8
11:30a
End Date

Big Thicket Day

Beaumont, TX - Collier's Ferry Park
Save the Date! Join us for this annual event celebrating the establishment of the Big Thicket National Preserve.
Oct 8
1:00p
End Date

🦖 Live Musical Performance - The Dinosaur Waltz 🦕

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Join Author Laurie Jasinski to sing and dance along to her song - The Dinosaur Waltz!
Oct 10
9:00a
End Date

Indigenous Peoples Day

Huntsville State Park
Learn the history of the Indigenous People that called the land the park is on home through demonstrations and hands on activities.
Oct 15
8:00a
End Date

Harvest Heritage Festival

Cedar Hill State Park
Come join us for our annual Harvest Heritage Festival here at Cedar Hill State Park!
Oct 15
10:00a
End Date

Hueco Tanks 28th Annual Community Fair

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
It's time for our Annual Community Fair! Come on out for a fun weekend full of tours, presentations, demonstrations, rock climbing and much more!
Oct 29
7:00p
End Date

Haunted Lake Trail

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
We're introducing our first annual Haunted Lake Trail at our park! There's something for everyone from our 13+ Haunted Trail, to our Trunk or Treat event. Other activities include Halloween Bash in the Gym, the spooky Youth Haunted House experience in Nature Center, and much more! Admission is FREE!
Oct 30
9:30a
End Date

Carved Pumpkin Contest

Franklin Mountains State Park
Feeling artistic? Participate in our carved pumpkin contest!
Oct 30
10:00a
End Date

Halloween Fest

Franklin Mountains State Park
Come out for some outdoor Halloween fun, learn about creepy crawlies, and make your own coffin pie!

November 2022

Nov 12
10:00a
End Date

Fall Fest

Mother Neff State Park
Mother Neff State Park is one of the first Texas State Parks where people have been coming for thousands of years. It’s now your turn to come explore and make memories of your own or return to make new memories. A fun fall celebration will take place featuring nature hikes, storybook trails, children's activities, demonstrations, and much more.

December 2022

Dec 17
6:00p
End Date

Christmas in the Park

Goose Island State Park
See the park in lights, enjoy holiday activities, and CAMP FOR FREE when you decorate your campsite!

February 2023

Feb 11
10:00a
End Date

Career Fair - 100 Year Celebration

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Have you ever thought about being a Ranger or working for Texas Parks and Wildlife?

March 2023

Mar 25
10:00a
End Date

Ranching Heritage Day

Hill Country State Natural Area
🎉 Celebrate ranching life with us by visiting with exhibitors, making crafts, playing games, and viewing demonstrations.
Mar 25
10:00a
End Date

Spring Fest - 100 Year Celebration

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

April 2023

Apr 22
10:00a
End Date

Village Creek Fun Day!

Village Creek State Park
🎉 Join us as we celebrate 100 years of Texas State Parks! Our fun day will feature activities for all ages including primitive skills practice, paddling tutorials, archery, yoga, fishing, guided hikes and so much more. Entry is FREE so come have some fun and immerse yourself in the full park experience.

May 2023

May 6
10:00a
End Date

Brazos Bend Expo- Celebrating 100 Years of Texas State Parks

Brazos Bend State Park
🎉 We are excited to announce our BRAZOS BEND EXPO is coming back on May 6!! Join us for this special event that brings the whole community together at Brazos Bend State Park, and celebrate 100 Years of State Parks!

September 2023

Sep 23
10:00a
End Date

Seminole Canyon History Fair

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Join us on this fun day with activities for all ages.

October 2023

Oct 28
12:00p
End Date

Celebrate Bats, Trains & Astronomy!

Old Tunnel State Park
🎉 We will have booths with activities related to the bats, the railroad and dark skies/astronomy. The booths will shut down for the evening bat viewing. After the bat viewing, we will hold an astronomy program.