Calendar of Events

Austin Events

Events in and around the Austin area.

February 2019

Feb 19 End Date

Talk Turkey to Me!

South Llano River State Park
Learn to talk turkey as we discover our nation's symbol … or is it the Bald Eagle ?
Feb 21 End Date

Hike with a Ranger

South Llano River State Park
Hike the West Canyon Loop trail with a ranger!
Feb 22 End Date

Birding 101

Guadalupe River State Park
Experience the fun of bird-watching!
Feb 22 End Date

Nature Walk (1 PM)

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger as we search for winter nature!
Feb 22 End Date

Art in the Park

Garner State Park
Enjoy the historic views of the CCC Pavilion and the Frio River to inspire your creative side!
Feb 22 End Date

Trails, Cameras, Action!

Hill Country State Natural Area
Get your cameras ready and put your detective skills to the test!
Feb 23 End Date

Sunrise Summit

Garner State Park
Start your day with the sun!
Feb 23 End Date

Beginner Bird Walk

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Feb 23 End Date

Woodland Hike

Inks Lake State Park
Follow the rugged Woodland trail and see the vast beauty of Central Texas
Feb 23 End Date

Honey Creek Saturday Morning Guided Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join us to learn the about the cultural and natural history of Honey Creek.
Feb 23 End Date

Summit Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or Master Naturalist as we climb to the top of Enchanted Rock!
Feb 23 End Date

Read With a Ranger - Hank's Big Day

McKinney Falls State Park
Join us for Read with a Ranger story hour!
Feb 23 End Date

Honey Creek Saturday Morning Guided Hike - 10 am

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join us to learn the about the cultural and natural history of Honey Creek.
Feb 23 End Date

Cowboy Coffee and Dutch Oven Doughnuts

Blanco State Park
Calories don't count this morning! Coffee and coffee's best friend, doughnuts, are hot and ready.
Feb 23 End Date

Table Talk

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Got a question? Ask a ranger! Topics will vary.
Feb 23 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Come out and try to catch a big one!
Feb 23 End Date

Country Campfire Construction

Pedernales Falls State Park
Learn to make your survival fire through many different methods!
Feb 23 End Date

Backyard Bass

Garner State Park
Come play a game of Backyard Bass and improve your casting technique! Learn how to cast a fishing line and what types of fish live in Texas.
Feb 23 End Date

Plein Air Painting -Art in the Park!

Buescher State Park
Come watercolor with a Ranger as we use the great outdoors for our inspiration!
Feb 23 End Date

Bird-watching Walk

McKinney Falls State Park
Want to learn about the birds that call McKinney Falls home? Join us for an evening of bird-watching.
Feb 23 End Date

Night Hike

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Feb 23 End Date

Star Party

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Tour the universe with the Hill Country Astronomers!
Feb 23 End Date

Stargazing!

Pedernales Falls State Park
The stars at night are big and bright!
Feb 23 End Date

Stargazing 101

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger as we learn to navigate our dark skies.
Feb 23 End Date

Star Party!

Lockhart State Park
Join a park ranger for a look at the night sky!
Feb 24 End Date

Bark in the Park

Pedernales Falls State Park
Trailblazing with your favorite furry friend!
Feb 24 End Date

Summit Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or Master Naturalist as we climb to the top of Enchanted Rock!
Feb 24 End Date

Birding 101

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Birds and binoculars! Join a ranger for an introduction to the great hobby of birding.
Feb 24 End Date

Ranger Time! - Guided Hike

Buescher State Park
Come on an adventure and find out some interesting information about our park and what rangers do to keep the parks running!
Feb 24 End Date

Archery in the Park

McKinney Falls State Park
Learn the basics of using a bow and arrow. Click on the "For More Information" section at the bottom of this description to get your tickets today! Event is free, but registration is required!
Feb 24 End Date

Old Time Games & Crafts - Exploration Station

McKinney Falls State Park
Here at the Homestead, kids have made their own fun since 1850! What toys did kids play with in the early 1800's? Find out here!
Feb 24 End Date

Table Talk

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Got a question? Ask a ranger! Topics will vary.
Feb 24 End Date

Skins, Skulls, Scales and Scat

Pedernales Falls State Park
See, feel, and smell examples of local Hill Country Wildlife!
Feb 26 End Date

Talk Turkey to Me!

South Llano River State Park
Learn to talk turkey as we discover our nation's symbol … or is it the Bald Eagle ?
Feb 28 End Date

Hike with a Ranger

South Llano River State Park
Hike the West Canyon Loop trail with a ranger!

March 2019

Mar 1 End Date

First Friday Birding

Palmetto State Park
On the first Friday of every month join park staff as we see what we can see. From first time fledglings to seasoned eagle eyes, all are welcome.
Mar 2 End Date

Summit Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or Master Naturalist as we hike to the top of Enchanted Rock!
Mar 2 End Date

Junior Earth Scholars

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Mar 2 End Date

Marvelous Mammals Hike

Lockhart State Park
Meet the mammals of Lockhart State Park!
Mar 2 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Come out and try to catch a big one!
Mar 2 End Date

Scat and Tracks!

South Llano River State Park
Come discover what animals leave behind!
Mar 2 End Date

Skins, Skulls, Scales and Scat

Pedernales Falls State Park
See, feel, and smell examples of local Hill Country Wildlife!
Mar 2 End Date

Stargazing 101

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger as we learn to navigate our dark skies.
Mar 3 End Date

Nature Walk

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger as we search for signs of spring!
Mar 3 End Date

Summit Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or Master Naturalist as we hike to the top of Enchanted Rock!
Mar 3 End Date

Hackenberg Loop Hike

Pedernales Falls State Park
Join our ranger in hiking along the river, surveying flood damage, and erosion!
Mar 3 End Date

Table Topics

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Visit with a park ranger about things to do in the park!
Mar 3 End Date

Prehistoric Hunting - The Atlatl

Pedernales Falls State Park
How well can you use ancient technology to survive?
Mar 5 End Date

Talk Turkey to Me!

South Llano River State Park
Learn to talk turkey as we discover our nation's symbol … or is it the Bald Eagle ?
Mar 5 End Date

Homeschool Class: Your Watershed

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids! Registration required.
Mar 6 End Date

Homeschool Class: Your Watershed

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids! Registration required.
Mar 6 End Date

Beginner Night Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger for this short easy walk as we explore the park after dark.
Mar 7 End Date

Birding Basics

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger as we go in search of the birds that call Enchanted Rock home.
Mar 7 End Date

Homeschool Class: Your Watershed

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids! Registration required.
Mar 7 End Date

Nature Walk

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger as we search for signs of spring!
Mar 9 End Date

Bird Walk

Garner State Park
Join a local naturalist for a guided bird walk
Mar 9 End Date

Hike the Canyon

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Join us on the second Saturday of each month for a guided hike.
Mar 9 End Date

Summit Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or Master Naturalist as we hike to the top of Enchanted Rock!
Mar 9 End Date

Honey Creek Saturday Morning Guided Hike - 10 am

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join us to learn the about the cultural and natural history of Honey Creek.
Mar 9 End Date

Bug Eat Bug Hike

Lockhart State Park
Peer into the world of little bugs and big battles in this fascinating walk!
Mar 9 End Date

Nature Walk

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger as we search for signs of spring!
Mar 9 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Come out and try to catch a big one!
Mar 9 End Date

Hiking Through History

Pedernales Falls State Park
Join us on a hike through time, starting in modern history and hiking down to 300 million year old fossils!
Mar 9 End Date

Spider Walk

Inks Lake State Park
Join a park ranger and discover our eight-legged friends!
Mar 10 End Date

Birding 101

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Birds and binoculars! Join a ranger for an introduction to the great hobby of birding.
Mar 10 End Date

Summit Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or Master Naturalist as we hike to the top of Enchanted Rock!
Mar 10 End Date

Table Topics

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Visit with a park ranger about things to do in the park!
Mar 11 End Date

Spring Break Special

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Visit the farm an hour early to see the morning milking at the Sauer-Beckmann Farm.
Mar 11 End Date

Summit Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or Master Naturalist as we hike to the top of Enchanted Rock!
Mar 12 End Date

Spring Break Special

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Visit the farm an hour early to see the morning milking at the Sauer-Beckmann Farm.
Mar 12 End Date

Summit Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or Master Naturalist as we hike to the top of Enchanted Rock!
Mar 12 End Date

Talk Turkey to Me!

South Llano River State Park
Learn to talk turkey as we discover our nation's symbol … or is it the Bald Eagle ?
Mar 13 End Date

Spring Break Special

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Visit the farm an hour early to see the morning milking at the Sauer-Beckmann Farm.
Mar 13 End Date

Summit Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or Master Naturalist as we hike to the top of Enchanted Rock!
Mar 13 End Date

What is it? Historic Artifact ID Game

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Try your hand at this fun game brought to you by the state parks archeology lab!
Mar 13 End Date

Nature Walk & Art

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join us on a nature walk for inspiration followed by the opportunity create your own nature inspired take-home.
Mar 14 End Date

Spring Break Special

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Visit the farm an hour early to see the morning milking at the Sauer-Beckmann Farm.
Mar 14 End Date

Summit Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or Master Naturalist as we hike to the top of Enchanted Rock!
Mar 14 End Date

Nature Walk & Art

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join us on a nature walk for inspiration followed by the opportunity create your own nature inspired take-home.
Mar 14 End Date

Beginner Night Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger for this short easy walk as we explore the park after dark.
Mar 15 End Date

Spring Break Special

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Visit the farm an hour early to see the morning milking at the Sauer-Beckmann Farm.
Mar 15 End Date

Backcountry Buddies

Hill Country State Natural Area
New to hiking? Need hiking buddies? We’ve got you covered!
Mar 15 End Date

Summit Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or Master Naturalist as we hike to the top of Enchanted Rock!
Mar 15 End Date

Nature Walk & Art

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join us on a nature walk for inspiration followed by the opportunity create your own nature inspired take-home.
Mar 15 End Date

Five Senses Hike

Inks Lake State Park
Learn how the night shift animals have super senses!
Mar 16 End Date

Cowboy Coffee!

Inks Lake State Park
Are you stout enough to drink Cowboy Coffee? Come test your grit!
Mar 16 End Date

Explore the Canyon

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Join us on the third Saturday of every month for a new adventure!
Mar 16 End Date

Heritage Hike

Hill Country State Natural Area
Join a park ranger on a guided hike to discover the past, present, and future of Hill Country State Natural Area!
Mar 16 End Date

Summit Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or Master Naturalist as we hike to the top of Enchanted Rock!
Mar 16 End Date

Marvelous Mammals Hike

Lockhart State Park
Meet the mammals of Lockhart State Park!
Mar 16 End Date

Fishing Fest

Lockhart State Park
Join us for some fishing fun at Lockhart State Park!
Mar 16 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Come out and try to catch a big one!
Mar 16 End Date

Roundabout Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
There may be two sides to every coin, but there’s 360° to Enchanted Rock. Have you seen them all?
Mar 16 End Date

Roundabout Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
There may be two sides to every coin, but there’s 360° to Enchanted Rock. Have you seen them all?
Mar 16 End Date

Hiking Through History

Pedernales Falls State Park
Join us on a hike through time, starting in modern history and hiking down to 300 million year old fossils!
Mar 16 End Date

Night Hike

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Mar 16 End Date

Spider Walk

Inks Lake State Park
Join a park ranger and discover the wonders of our eight legged friends!
Mar 16 End Date

Moonlight Night Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join us for a hike under the light of the moon.
Mar 17 End Date

Nature Walk

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger as we search for signs of spring!
Mar 17 End Date

Summit Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or Master Naturalist as we hike to the top of Enchanted Rock!
Mar 17 End Date

Sunday Afternoon Ranger Walks

Palmetto State Park
Join us for a guided hike of Palmetto State Park. All ages welcome.
Mar 17 End Date

Table Topics

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Visit with a park ranger about things to do in the park!
Mar 17 End Date

Full Moon Hike

Palmetto State Park
Explore the Ottine swamp with a ranger under the light of the Full Moon.
Mar 19 End Date

Cowboy Coffee!

Inks Lake State Park
Are you stout enough to drink Cowboy Coffee? Come test your grit!
Mar 19 End Date

Talk Turkey to Me!

South Llano River State Park
Learn to talk turkey as we discover our nation's symbol … or is it the Bald Eagle ?
Mar 19 End Date

Art Under the Oak

Inks Lake State Park
Come paint watercolors with us!
Mar 20 End Date

Sunrise Hike

Hill Country State Natural Area
Are you ready to tackle the first day of spring?
Mar 20 End Date

Ranger Woodland Hike

Inks Lake State Park
Follow the rugged Woodland trail and see the vast beauty of Central Texas
Mar 20 End Date

Transformer Lepidoptera

Inks Lake State Park
Try to guess nature's own Transformer!
Mar 21 End Date

Camouflage Creatures

Inks Lake State Park
Animals have an instinct for camouflage.. do you?
Mar 21 End Date

Lumps, Bumps, and Jumps

Inks Lake State Park
Join a Naturalist and sing the song of our coolest amphibians!
Mar 22 End Date

Migration Mania!

Inks Lake State Park
Birds have a unique set of survival skills, test yours out too!
Mar 22 End Date

Birding for Beginners!

Inks Lake State Park
Learn the basics in our world class bird blind!
Mar 22 End Date

Birding Basics

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger as we go in search of the birds that call Enchanted Rock home.
Mar 22 End Date

Nature Walk

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger as we search for signs of spring!
Mar 22 End Date

Whoooo Are You?

Inks Lake State Park
Hoot Hoot... Hoot Hoot!
Mar 23 End Date

Go Fish Learn to Fish Event

McKinney Falls State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing
Mar 23 End Date

Summit Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or Master Naturalist as we hike to the top of Enchanted Rock!
Mar 23 End Date

Honey Creek Saturday Morning Guided Hike - 10 am

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join us to learn the about the cultural and natural history of Honey Creek.
Mar 23 End Date

Fire and Flood: a Walk Through the Natural Process

Inks Lake State Park
Natural disaster or natural process? You decide on this walk with Ranger Rob!
Mar 23 End Date

Buggin' Out!

Hill Country State Natural Area
Discover why these crawlies aren’t so creepy after all!
Mar 23 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Come out and try to catch a big one!
Mar 23 End Date

Naturalists in Training

Hill Country State Natural Area
Calling all kids! Do you have what it takes to think like a naturalist?
Mar 23 End Date

Roundabout Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
There may be two sides to every coin, but there’s 360° to Enchanted Rock. Have you seen them all?
Mar 23 End Date

Roundabout Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
There may be two sides to every coin, but there’s 360° to Enchanted Rock. Have you seen them all?
Mar 23 End Date

Hiking Through History

Pedernales Falls State Park
Join us on a hike through time, starting in modern history and hiking down to 300 million year old fossils!
Mar 23 End Date

Atlatl Demo

Inks Lake State Park
Prehistoric weapon practice!
Mar 23 End Date

Stargazing with the Austin Astronomical Society

Inks Lake State Park
The stars at night are big and bright!
Mar 24 End Date

Birding 101

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Birds and binoculars! Join a ranger for an introduction to the great hobby of birding.
Mar 24 End Date

Wildflower Walk

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Spring has sprung!
Mar 24 End Date

Summit Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or Master Naturalist as we hike to the top of Enchanted Rock!
Mar 24 End Date

Table Topics

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Visit with a park ranger about things to do in the park!
Mar 26 End Date

Talk Turkey to Me!

South Llano River State Park
Learn to talk turkey as we discover our nation's symbol … or is it the Bald Eagle ?
Mar 29 End Date

Birding Basics

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger as we go in search of the birds that call Enchanted Rock home.
Mar 29 End Date

Nature Walk

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger as we search for signs of spring!
Mar 30 End Date

Bird Walk

Lockhart State Park
How many birds can we find and identify around Lockhart State Park? Take a walk with a ranger to find out! All ages and experience levels welcome.
Mar 30 End Date

Summit Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or Master Naturalist as we hike to the top of Enchanted Rock!
Mar 30 End Date

The Real Stars of Hill Country State Natural Area

Hill Country State Natural Area
No red carpet needed to observe these stars!
Mar 31 End Date

Summit Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or Master Naturalist as we hike to the top of Enchanted Rock!

April 2019

Apr 5 End Date

First Friday Birding

Palmetto State Park
On the first Friday of every month join park staff as we see what we can see. From first time fledglings to seasoned eagle eyes, all are welcome.
Apr 5 End Date

Pollution Solutions

Hill Country State Natural Area
Join a park ranger for our Earth Month kick-off!
Apr 6 End Date

Junior Earth Scholars

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Nature-based learning for children in grades 2-4
Apr 6 End Date

Scat and Tracks!

South Llano River State Park
Come discover what animals leave behind!
Apr 7 End Date

Sunday Afternoon Ranger Walks

Palmetto State Park
Join us for a guided hike of Palmetto State Park. All ages welcome.
Apr 9 End Date

Homeschool Class: Stream Study

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids! Registration required.
Apr 10 End Date

Homeschool Class: Stream Study

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids! Registration required.
Apr 11 End Date

Homeschool Class: Stream Study

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids! Registration required.
Apr 13 End Date

Hike the Canyon

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Join us on the second Saturday of each month for a guided hike.
Apr 13 End Date

Gifts from the Trees Hike

Lockhart State Park
Discover the secrets of your backyard trees in this fun walk!
Apr 13 End Date

Snipe Hunt

Lockhart State Park
Ever searched for Easter eggs after dark? It's fun for the whole family – and that’s no joke! Registration required.
Apr 14 End Date

Birding 101

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Birds and binoculars! Join a ranger for an introduction to the great hobby of birding.
Apr 14 End Date
Apr 20 End Date

Explore the Canyon

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Join us every third Saturday of the month for a new adventure!
Apr 20 End Date

Observe to Conserve

Hill Country State Natural Area
Celebrate Earth Month by observing local wildlife!
Apr 20 End Date

Easter at the Farm

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Explore the traditional Easter décor and baked goods of an early 20th-century German farmstead.
Apr 20 End Date

Bug Eat Bug Hike

Lockhart State Park
Peer into the world of little bugs and big battles in this fascinating walk!
Apr 20 End Date

Trails, Cameras, Action!

Hill Country State Natural Area
Get your cameras ready and put your detective skills to the test!
Apr 26 End Date

2nd Annual South Llano River Birding Festival

South Llano River State Park
Mark Your calendars for the 2nd Annual South Llano River Birding Festival. April 26-28th, 2019. More incredible events! Go to: https://www.facebook.com/slrspbirdingfestival/ to register today!
Apr 27 End Date

Go Fish Learn to Fish Event

McKinney Falls State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing
Apr 27 End Date

Marvelous Mammals Hike

Lockhart State Park
Meet the mammals of Lockhart State Park!
Apr 28 End Date

Birding 101

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Birds and binoculars! Join a ranger for an introduction to the great hobby of birding.

May 2019

May 4 End Date

Annual Outdoor Women Gone Wild !

South Llano River State Park
One entire day of outdoor fun just for the gals! Grab your best friend and "come on down for fun!"
May 4 End Date

Scat and Tracks!

South Llano River State Park
Come discover what animals leave behind!
May 11 End Date

Four Lives of a Fleece

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Learn the stages of processing wool from the Fredericksburg Spinning Guild.
May 11 End Date

Bug Eat Bug Hike

Lockhart State Park
Peer into the world of little bugs and big battles in this fascinating walk!
May 12 End Date

Birding 101

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Birds and binoculars! Join a ranger for an introduction to the great hobby of birding.
May 18 End Date

Gifts from the Trees Hike

Lockhart State Park
Discover the secrets of your backyard trees in this fun walk!
May 25 End Date

Go Fish Learn to Fish Event

McKinney Falls State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing.
May 25 End Date

Bug Eat Bug Hike

Lockhart State Park
Peer into the world of little bugs and big battles in this fascinating walk!
May 26 End Date

Birding 101

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Birds and binoculars! Join a ranger for an introduction to the great hobby of birding.

June 2019

Jun 1 End Date

Marvelous Mammals Hike

Lockhart State Park
Meet the mammals of Lockhart State Park!

July 2019

Jul 4 End Date

4th of July Campground Parade! - 9:00 am

South Llano River State Park
Bring your dog, your bike, or yourself and join us on our 4th annual 4th of July patriotic parade!

September 2019

Sep 14 End Date

Texas Heroes Day

Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site
Honor the fallen Texas Heroes of the Dawson Massacre and Mier Expeditions of 1842 and 1843.