Calendar of Events

Holidays

November 2017

Nov 22 End Date

Turkey Time! Ranger Talk & Craft

Buescher State Park
Gobble Gobble! Thanksgiving is a time to reflect upon all that we are grateful for; from the wildlife that live in the park to the men that built it in the 1930s. Just in time for Thanksgiving, join Ranger Kristen in the Lakeview Picnic Pavilion!
Nov 24 End Date

Turkey Trot up the Mountain

Davis Mountains State Park
Burn off that big Thanksgiving feast from the Black Bear Restaurant by joining a ranger on a guided hike to the top of the Indian Lodge Trail. This is a challenging trail so bring water, wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. We recommend a hiking stick for this trail.
Nov 24 End Date

#OptOutside Paddle Tour

Galveston Island State Park
FULL kayaking tour; no spots available....
Nov 24 End Date

10th Annual "Walk Off the Bird" Bird Walk

Tyler State Park
Walk off that Thanksgiving feast!
Nov 24 End Date

Thanksgiving Recovery Hike

Eisenhower State Park
Feeling heavy from all the feasting? Come lighten up with this fall hike through the park. Feel the crisp air and hear the crunch of leaves under your feet.
Nov 24 End Date

Black Friday Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Forget about malls, spend the day outside!
Nov 24 End Date

Turkey Trot Hikes

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Trot on out to Hueco Tanks and work off that turkey!
Nov 24 End Date

Autumn Arts n’ Crafts

Lockhart State Park
Celebrate the season by creating cool crafts with help from nature! It’s sure to be an autumn-matic good time!
Nov 24 End Date

Trail Off the Turkey

Cedar Hill State Park
Hike off Thanksgiving calories!
Nov 24 End Date

Let's Talk Turkey

Davis Mountains State Park
This Thanksgiving-themed program at the Interpretive Center will entertain you plus you'll be an expert on turkey and you'll even be able to talk like one by the end! This program is great for little and big kids who like to sing and do crafts.
Nov 25 End Date

Geocaching Turkey Style

Inks Lake State Park
We teach you all about the modern day treasure hunt called geocaching with some fun turkey help.
Nov 25 End Date

Turkey Trot Hike

Daingerfield State Park
Join us for a Thanksgiving weekend hike around the lake!
Nov 25 End Date

Holiday Cookie Decorating and German Traditions

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Your entire family and friends will have fun decorating cookies as it was done for a German Christmas tree in the early 1900’s.
Nov 25 End Date

Family Paddling

Galveston Island State Park
Bring the family, come prepared, and team up for paddling.
Nov 25 End Date

Thanksgiving Themed Crafts

Lake Livingston State Park
Join us to show off your artistic skills by creating a Thanksgiving themed craft project to take home!
Nov 25 End Date

Turkey Crafts

Daingerfield State Park
Join us in making a Thanksgiving-themed craft that you can take home with you!
Nov 25 End Date

Edible Plants Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Nature's Bounty: A grocery store at your fingertips.
Nov 25 End Date

Christmas Kick-Off!

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Help us kick-off the Christmas season at the park!
Nov 25 End Date

Twilight Firelight!

Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site
Start your Holiday Season with an evening at Fanthorp Inn!
Nov 25 End Date

Campfire Turkey Talk

Lake Livingston State Park
Learn about your favorite Thanksgiving food ... the turkey!

December 2017

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 2 End Date

Third Annual Mother Neff Christmas

Mother Neff State Park
Join us for creative Christmas crafts, special guests, a holiday hike and more!
Dec 2 End Date

Christmas with the Fishes

Sea Center Texas
Celebrate Christmas with the Fishes at Sea Center Texas!
Dec 2 End Date

Edible Plants Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Nature's Bounty: A grocery store at your fingertips.
Dec 2 End Date

Christmas at the Ranch and North Star Party

South Llano River State Park
Celebrate Christmas with us at Mr. Buck's historic ranch home, then enjoy the starry skies!
Dec 2 End Date

Fourth Annual Christmas Boat Parade

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
Join us for music, lights, and activities for the entire family!
Dec 2 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 German-Texas Christmas.
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 2 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 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

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

Trail of Lights

Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site
Walk through the lighted park and enjoy a traditional German-Texas Christmas.
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 8 End Date

Christmas in the Park

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Join us for the 6th Annual Christmas in the Park!
Dec 9 End Date

Holiday Cookie Walk

Davis Mountains State Park
Come hungry to the annual cookie walk through the park! Arrive at several stops to find cookies and a delicious warm drink to keep you warm as you work your way through the state park. At the Interpretive Center join other guests and make your own holiday ornaments.
Dec 9 End Date

Yuletide TEXAS

Battleship Texas State Historic Site
Christmas in the Parks
Dec 9 End Date

Arts in the Parks - Ornament Making!

Wyler Aerial Tramway
Need some more decorations for the Holidays? Join us and make your own!
Dec 9 End Date

Edible Plants Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Nature's Bounty: A grocery store at your fingertips.
Dec 9 End Date

Ghosts of Christmas Past

Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site / Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway
Observe an 1870's Christmas Celebration
Dec 9 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 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 9 End Date

Christmas in the Park

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Join us for the 6th Annual Christmas in the Park!
Dec 9 End Date

Cross Timbers Cowboy Christmas – Music & Poetry

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Dec 10 End Date

Holiday in the Park

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Get in the holiday spirit at Sheldon Lake State Park!
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

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

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

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

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

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

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 16 End Date

Holly Jolly Cache

Eisenhower State Park
Santa hid some geocaches! Learn how to use GPS to find them and assemble a unique snowman ornament.
Dec 16 End Date

Old-Fashioned Holiday Taffy Pull

Palmetto State Park
Homemade candy and holiday fun!
Dec 16 End Date

Christmas in the Park

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Celebrate the holidays!
Dec 16 End Date

Santa in the Park

Meridian State Park
Merry and Bright!
Dec 16 End Date

Edible Plants Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Nature's Bounty: A grocery store at your fingertips.
Dec 16 End Date

Santa Hat Hike

Eisenhower State Park
Wear your favorite festive gear for this walk through the winter woods.
Dec 16 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 16 End Date

Holly-days at San Angelo State Park

San Angelo State Park
Campground Light Tour with Prizes, Santa, Decorate Ornaments and S'mores with Texas A&M Forest Service Around the Campfire
Dec 16 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 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

Holly Jolly Women's Hike!

Davis Mountains State Park
Let's go ladies: This hike is a challenge but we can do it! Meet at the Primitive Area parking lot loaded with water, snacks, hiking sticks, and sturdy shoes to walk our longest trail, the 11 mile Sheep Pen Canyon Trail.
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 17 End Date

48th Annual LBJ Tree Lighting

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Join the Texas Hill Country Community in this special tradition started 48 years ago by President and Mrs. Johnson.
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

Arts In Parks: Ocean's Ornaments

Galveston Island State Park
Create one-of-a-kind island-style holiday ornaments.
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

Arts In Parks: Ocean's Ornaments

Galveston Island State Park
Create one-of-a-kind island-style holiday ornaments.
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

Arts In Parks: Ocean's Ornaments

Galveston Island State Park
Create one-of-a-kind island-style holiday ornaments.
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

Arts In Parks: Ocean's Ornaments

Galveston Island State Park
Create one-of-a-kind island-style holiday ornaments.
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

Winter Solstice Celebration

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Celebrate the start of winter!
Dec 23 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking Class

Lockhart State Park
Cook, eat, and be merry in this mouth-watering holiday program!
Dec 23 End Date

Fish Printing

Galveston Island State Park
Learn basic fish anatomy and create a one-of-a-kind print!
Dec 23 End Date

Christmas for the Birds

Lockhart State Park
Join the elves in Santa’s workshop by making bird feeders for our feathered friends!
Dec 23 End Date

Arts In Parks: Ocean's Ornaments

Galveston Island State Park
Create one-of-a-kind island-style holiday ornaments.
Dec 23 End Date

A Very Marshy Christmas

Sea Rim State Park
Ever wonder how Santa gets around in the marsh to visit all of the good little boys and girls? By airboat, of course!
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

Christmas Eve Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Enjoy a hike as we celebrate the holidays
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

Holiday Beach Stroll

Galveston Island State Park
Easy, mellow beach stroll for treasures.
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

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

Campfire 101 - Making Camping S’more Fun

Lockhart State Park
Join us for a fun afternoon of campfire instruction and s'mores!
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

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

Happy New Year! Black Light Hike at Midnight!

Fort Parker State Park
Take a New Year’s hike at midnight with a Fort Parker State Park Ranger! Visit the 1/2 mile Bur Oak Trail and see what you might with an awesome black-light!

January 2018

Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike

Wyler Aerial Tramway
Let's start this new year with the right attitude and the right foot!
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 Mountain Walk

Davis Mountains State Park
There's no time like the first day of the year to turn over a new leaf, so grab your hiking stick and let's climb up to the top of Skyline Drive! This trail is rocky, and will take us up to beautiful Keesey Canyon Overlook. There might be a surprise up there, but you'll have to join us to find out...
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Start your New Year on a good foot!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Tower Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Blaze a trail and start your new year off on the right foot....or left foot.
Jan 1 End Date

Full Moon Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Live by the sun, love by the moon!

February 2018

Feb 10 End Date

Sweetheart Dance

Meridian State Park
A blast from the past sweetheart dance under the stars!

March 2018

Mar 31 End Date

Easter Egg Hunt

Colorado Bend State Park