Calendar of Events

Holidays

November 2018

Nov 20 End Date

TEXAS Thanksgiving Cards

Battleship Texas State Historic Site
Join us for a special Arts in the Park program and make your own Thanksgiving cards using hardware from the ship.
Nov 20 End Date

TEXAS Thanksgiving Cards

Battleship Texas State Historic Site
Join us for a special Arts in the Park program and make your own Thanksgiving cards using hardware from the ship.
Nov 21 End Date

Turkeys, Turtle Doves and Toucans, Oh My!

Hill Country State Natural Area
It’s almost Turkey Day, so let’s celebrate by learning about our feathered friends!
Nov 21 End Date

A TEXAS Thanksgiving Dinner for 1,800

Battleship Texas State Historic Site
Discover how Thanksgiving dinner was cooked and served aboard the ship during this special Ranger Walk.
Nov 21 End Date

Gratitude Scavenger Hunt Hike

Goose Island State Park
The perfect way to kick off your Thanksgiving holiday!
Nov 21 End Date

BYO S'mores!

Franklin Mountains State Park
Gather with us around the campfire as people have gathered for thousands of years, and give thanks for a simple, delicious, and stress-free goody before the serious cooking begins. This is a bring your own s'mores event!
Nov 22 End Date

Thanksgiving Selfie Scavenger Hunt

McKinney Falls State Park
Meet us at the Playground to get the low-down for the Thanksgiving Selfie Scavenger Hunt!
Nov 22 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Nov 22 End Date

Turkey Pass (or Pass the Turkey) Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join us on a cornucopia-shaped hike to the top of Enchanted Rock to work off your day's 'stuffings.'
Nov 23 End Date

Thanksgiving Recovery Hikes

Pedernales Falls State Park
Hike off all that Thanksgiving food in the great outdoors!
Nov 23 End Date

11th Annual "Walk Off the Bird" Bird Walk

Tyler State Park
Get away from the shopping madness with a serene visit to the woods.
Nov 23 End Date

#OptOutside Paddle Tour

Galveston Island State Park
FREE Adult paddling lesson and guided tour.
Nov 23 End Date

Opt-Outside Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Need to work off some additional Thanksgiving calories?
Nov 23 End Date

Turkey Trot

Franklin Mountains State Park
Recipe for Thanksgiving left-overs: slice up turkey and dinner rolls, insert turkey into the dinner rolls, top with cranberry relish, hike up to Aztec Caves in the Franklin Mountains, and enjoy with friends, family and other enthusiastic hikers.
Nov 23 End Date

Turkey Trot Hikes

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Trot on out to Hueco Tanks and work off some of that turkey with our Turkey Trot hikes.
Nov 23 End Date

Edible Plants Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Giving Thanks to Nature: A grocery store at your fingertips.
Nov 24 End Date

South Llano River Turkey Trot

South Llano River State Park
Join us for our 1st annual Turkey Trot at South Llano River State Park. A family-friendly event the first Saturday after Thanksgiving. Registration/Check-In: 9:30 am. Race begins: 10:30 am.
Nov 24 End Date

Gobble Wobble Hike

Daingerfield State Park
Come enjoy a hike through the park with a ranger!
Nov 24 End Date

Holiday Cookie Decorating & German Traditions

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Kick off the Holiday Season with a celebration of German Holiday Traditions.
Nov 24 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Nov 24 End Date

Hike Off the Turkey!

Copper Breaks State Park
Explore more of the Copper Breaks with a ranger
Nov 24 End Date

Fermented History – Homestead Winemaking!

Mission Tejas State Park
No public display or consumption! But what about concoction..?
Nov 24 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
Nov 24 End Date

Edible Plants Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Giving Thanks to Nature: A grocery store at your fingertips.
Nov 24 End Date

Christmas Kick-Off!

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Help us kick-off the Christmas season at the park!
Nov 24 End Date

Firelight Twilight at Fanthorp Inn

Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site
Enjoy the candlelit inn, period music, dancing, and mule-drawn stagecoach rides with reenactors in period clothing.
Nov 25 End Date

Last Sunday Hike - Turkey Hike

Wyler Aerial Tramway
Let's burn all those turkey calories!

December 2018

Dec 1 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Dec 1 End Date

Edible Plants Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Giving Thanks to Nature: A grocery store at your fingertips.
Dec 1 End Date

Christmas at the Ranch

South Llano River State Park
Celebrate Christmas with us at Mr. Buck's historic ranch home as we decorate trees, take pictures with Santa, some Christmas tunes on the front porch, hot chocolate, and more!
Dec 1 End Date

Reading Ranger Campfire Stories

Tyler State Park
Christmas Edition!
Dec 1 End Date

Trail of Lights

Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site
Enjoy a beautiful walk through the lighted park to the historic Kreische House decorated for a traditional German-Texas Christmas.
Dec 1 End Date

Fifth Annual Christmas Boat Parade

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
Join us for music, lights, and activities for the entire family! (Boat Parade will begin at 6:30 pm)
Dec 1 End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 1 End Date

Christmas at the Mission

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Celebrate the Christmas season surrounded by seasonal music in the chapel of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 2 End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 3 End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 4 End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 5 End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 6 End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 7 End Date

Nature Wonderland Hike

Tyler State Park
Dec 7 End Date

Candlelight Christmas at Barrington Farm

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Walk the candlelit paths at Barrington Farm and experience a Texas Christmas in the decade before the Civil War.
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

Trail of Lights

Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site
Enjoy a beautiful walk through the lighted park to the historic Kreische House decorated for a traditional German-Texas Christmas.
Dec 7 End Date

Christmas in the Park

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

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 8 End Date

Fourth Annual Mother Neff Christmas

Mother Neff State Park
Christmas lights, scavenger hunts, shopping, crafts, food, and more!
Dec 8 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Dec 8 End Date

Old-Fashioned Candy Making

Palmetto State Park
Homemade candy and holiday fun!
Dec 8 End Date

Ornament Making Workshop

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join us to make a tree-ring ornament
Dec 8 End Date

Battleship TEXAS Presents “Yuletide TEXAS”

Battleship Texas State Historic Site
Christmas at the Battleship TEXAS
Dec 8 End Date

Santa Hat Trail Hike

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Hike with a little holiday cheer
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

Ornament Making Workshop

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join us to make a tree-ring ornament
Dec 8 End Date

Christmas Tree Lighting

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join us to watch the park's tree light up!
Dec 8 End Date

Nature Wonderland Hike

Tyler State Park
Dec 8 End Date

Candlelight Christmas at Barrington Farm

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Walk the candlelit paths at Barrington Farm and experience a Texas Christmas in the decade before the Civil War.
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

Ghosts of Christmas Past

Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site / Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway
1870's Christmas
Dec 8 End Date

Twinkle Tour

Lake Tawakoni State Park
Join us for our annual Twinkle Tour at Lake Tawakoni State Park. Enjoy all the festive Christmas lights and meet Santa at the amphitheater. Make note of your Christmas wishes and bring your camera!
Dec 8 End Date

Trail of Lights

Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site
Enjoy a beautiful walk through the lighted park to the historic Kreische House decorated for a traditional German-Texas Christmas.
Dec 8 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

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 9 End Date

Holiday in the Park

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Get in the holiday spirit at Sheldon Lake State Park!
Dec 9 End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 10 End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 11 End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 12 End Date

Christmas in the Park

Daingerfield State Park
Come drive through the park lit up like Santa Land and get to meet Santa himself on Friday and Saturday!
Dec 12 End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 13 End Date

Christmas in the Park

Daingerfield State Park
Come drive through the park lit up like Santa Land and get to meet Santa himself on Friday and Saturday!
Dec 13 End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 14 End Date

Trail of Lights

Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site
Enjoy a beautiful walk through the lighted park to the historic Kreische House decorated for a traditional German-Texas Christmas.
Dec 14 End Date

Christmas in the Park

Daingerfield State Park
Come drive through the park lit up like Santa Land and get to meet Santa himself on Friday and Saturday!
Dec 14 End Date

Christmas in the Park

Atlanta State Park
Visit with Santa, Mrs. Claus, The Grinch, and Smokey the Bear and drive through decorated campgrounds. Refreshments will be served.
Dec 14 End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 15 End Date

Dutch Oven Christmas

Cleburne State Park
Dec 15 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Dec 15 End Date

An Animal Christmas

Inks Lake State Park
Animals celebrate the changing seasons too!
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.
Dec 15 End Date

A Very CCC Christmas at Blanco

Blanco State Park
Come celebrate Christmas at Blanco State Park on December 15th from 4:00pm to 6:00pm for fun Christmas festivities!
Dec 15 End Date

Trail of Lights

Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site
Enjoy a beautiful walk through the lighted park to the historic Kreische House decorated for a traditional German-Texas Christmas.
Dec 15 End Date

Christmas in the Park

Daingerfield State Park
Come drive through the park lit up like Santa Land and get to meet Santa himself on Friday and Saturday!
Dec 15 End Date

Christmas in the Park

Atlanta State Park
Visit with Santa, Mrs. Claus, The Grinch, and Smokey the Bear and drive through decorated campgrounds. Refreshments will be served.
Dec 15 End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 15 End Date

Canyon Caroling

Pedernales Falls State Park
Sing out your favorite Christmas Carols and hear them echo through Pedernales Falls Canyon!
Dec 15 End Date

Cross Timbers Cowboy Christmas – Music & Poetry

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Dec 16 End Date

49th Annual LBJ Tree Lighting

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Join the Texas Hill Country Community in this special tradition started 49 years ago by President and Mrs. Johnson.
Dec 16 End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 17 End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 18 End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 19 End Date

Deck the Halls

Franklin Mountains State Park
Empty space on your tree? Need a few last minute gifts? Learn how Native Americans in this area used some of our native plants while you make unique Christmas ornaments for you or a friend.
Dec 19 End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 20 End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 21 End Date

Campfire and Christmas Stories

Franklin Mountains State Park
Stories have always been a part of our traditions. Join the Park Rangers for a relaxed evening of sharing hot cocoa and some of the stories that have become a part of our Christmas Season.
Dec 21 End Date

Winter Solstice Hike

Inks Lake State Park
Take a wintry tour of Inks Lake State park’s history!
Dec 21 End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 22 End Date

Caroling Cardinals Hike

Inks Lake State Park
Learn the wonders of our winged friends this holiday season!
Dec 22 End Date

Santa Hike

Franklin Mountains State Park
Santa needs to get in shape for his big day! Dig up your best Santa suit and join us for an easy hike around the Nature Walk trail in the Tom Mays unit. Santa hats required!
Dec 22 End Date

Fourth Saturday Arts in the Park

Battleship Texas State Historic Site
Bring your creativity and join our ship staff for an afternoon of history-inspired art aboard Battleship TEXAS!
Dec 22 End Date

Kissmas Under the Mistletoe!

Inks Lake State Park
Fables, Folklore, and Facts!
Dec 22 End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 22 End Date

Holiday at the Lake

Lake Brownwood State Park
Celebrate the Christmas season at the park in the historic Group Recreation Hall. Make historic toys, enjoy refreshments, listen to Ranger talk, and meet Santa.
Dec 22 End Date

Canyon Caroling

Pedernales Falls State Park
Sing out your favorite Christmas Carols and hear them echo through Pedernales Falls Canyon!
Dec 23 End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 24 End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 25 End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 26 End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 27 End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 28 End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 29 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Dec 29 End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 30 End Date

Santa Hike - Last Sunday Hike

Wyler Aerial Tramway
This is the last hike of the year, don't miss it!
Dec 30 End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 31 End Date

Last Day Hike

Inks Lake State Park
End 2018 on the right foot on our Spring Valley Nature Trail!
Dec 31 End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 31 End Date

Last Night "Night Hike"

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
Join us for a refreshing guided night hike in nature to send out 2018.

January 2019

Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike: Birding the Lakeshore

Tyler State Park
Start the New Year off right with a new walk and a new hobby.
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike

Inks Lake State Park
Begin the new year with Nature!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike at MTSP

Mission Tejas State Park
New Year, new trails, new you... same old Ranger!
Jan 1 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike

Blanco State Park
Join us for a New Year's Day hike!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike

Palmetto State Park
Start the New Year off on the right foot with a First Day Hike at Palmetto State Park.
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Paddle

Galveston Island State Park
First Day Kayak Tour for the adventurous!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Start off the New Year with a hike in the park!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike: Hiking Through the Pines

Tyler State Park
Discover the health benefits of the forest.
Jan 1 End Date

Star Party!

Galveston Island State Park
Astronomy basics and identification hike and stories.
Jan 5 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Jan 12 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Jan 26 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Jan 26 End Date

Fourth Saturday Arts in the Park

Battleship Texas State Historic Site
Bring your creativity and join our ship staff for an afternoon of history-inspired art aboard Battleship TEXAS!

February 2019

Feb 2 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Feb 9 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Feb 9 End Date

Galentine's Day Hike

Inks Lake State Park
Bring your gal pals and come hike the Devil’s Backbone Nature Trail!
Feb 23 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Feb 23 End Date

Fourth Saturday Arts in the Park

Battleship Texas State Historic Site
Bring your creativity and join our ship staff for an afternoon of history-inspired art aboard Battleship TEXAS!

March 2019

Mar 2 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Mar 9 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Mar 23 End Date

Fourth Saturday Arts in the Park

Battleship Texas State Historic Site
Bring your creativity and join our ship staff for an afternoon of history-inspired art aboard Battleship TEXAS!

April 2019

Apr 20 End Date

¡Fiesta de los Niños!

San Antonio, TX - Port San Antonio
Join TPWD Get Outside at Fiesta San Antonio's party for “Pint-Sized Folks.”
Apr 27 End Date

Fourth Saturday Arts in the Park

Battleship Texas State Historic Site
Bring your creativity and join our ship staff for an afternoon of history-inspired art aboard Battleship TEXAS!

May 2019

May 25 End Date

Fourth Saturday Arts in the Park

Battleship Texas State Historic Site
Bring your creativity and join our ship staff for an afternoon of history-inspired art aboard Battleship TEXAS!

June 2019

Jun 22 End Date

Fourth Saturday Arts in the Park

Battleship Texas State Historic Site
Bring your creativity and join our ship staff for an afternoon of history-inspired art aboard Battleship TEXAS!