Calendar of Events

Austin Events

Events in and around the Austin area.

April 2024

Apr 5 End Date

Story Walk: A Few Beautiful Minutes: Experiencing a Solar Eclipse

Bastrop State Park
Go on a self guided exploration of experiencing a solar eclipse! Easy paved walking path.
Apr 12
6:30p
End Date

Palmetto State Park | Two Night Event | Texas Outdoor Family | Austin Area (SOLD OUT)

Palmetto State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend and discover the joys of camping in your Texas State Parks.
Apr 12
7:00p
End Date

Nature's Night Show

Palmetto State Park
Explore the park after dark for a different point of view!
Apr 12
7:30p
End Date

Karst: It's All About Water

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Discuss all things karst with Brent Doty, Research Manager for the Edwards Aquifer Authority
Apr 13
8:30a
End Date

Ask a Birder - Juniper/Acorn

South Llano River State Park
Come ask your burning birding questions to some knowledgeable Birders.
Apr 13
8:30a
End Date

Rockin' Through Time

Government Canyon State Natural Area
The landscape at Government Canyon is full of clues about the ancient past, if you know how to look.
Apr 13
9:00a
End Date

The Wonder of Texas' Native Plants

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Take a plant walk to discover the diverse native wildflowers, trees, and shrubs of Bexar County.
Apr 13
9:00a
End Date

Saturday Honey Creek Guided Walk

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Experience the natural and cultural history of Honey Creek!
Apr 13
10:00a
End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking 101

Lake Somerville State Park - Nails Creek Unit
Let's get cooking! Join us to get a taste of Dutch oven knowledge...and maybe even a taste of yummy Dutch oven cooking!
Apr 13
10:00a
End Date

Atlatl

South Llano River State Park
Join a ranger and practice your ancient hunter and gather skills.
Apr 13
10:00a
End Date

Bug-Eat-Bug Hike

Lockhart State Park
Explore the world of tiny predators and tiny prey; how they see and how they slay.
Apr 13
10:00a
End Date

Junior Ranger Academy

Palmetto State Park
Come join Ranger Samantha to earn your badge to become the next Junior Ranger!
Apr 13
10:00a
End Date

Second Saturday With Steve (Stephen F. Austin)

Stephen F. Austin State Park
Join educators from the San Felipe de Austin Historic Site and Texas Historic Commission for a presentation on Catholicism in Mexican Texas (1821-1836)
Apr 13
10:00a
End Date

Predators of the Pines - Guided Hike

Buescher State Park
Hit the trails with a Texas Master Naturalist and learn about survival characteristics of the wild!
Apr 13
10:00a
End Date

Nature Walk

Lost Maples State Natural Area
Join a ranger on a beautiful walk to Monkey Rock to discover what plants and animals we can find.
Apr 13
10:00a
End Date

Yoga and Poetry in the Park

Blanco State Park
E.D. Watson, an award-winning writer and certified yoga instructor will lead this workshop for beginners. This workshop will combine beginning-level yoga with beginning poetry writing. .
Apr 13
12:00p
End Date

Is this a Danger Noodle?

Stephen F. Austin State Park
Join Ranger Vinnie for a presentation about venomous and non-venomous snakes in the park.
Apr 13
1:30p
End Date

Wonderful Watercolors

Palmetto State Park
Come and paint the wonderful scenery found here at Palmetto State Park
Apr 13
2:00p
End Date

Wildflower Bingo Walk

Lockhart State Park
Learn how to identify common wildflowers, and play a game of bingo on the trails!
Apr 13
3:00p
End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Palmetto State Park
Come try your hand at this all age fishing event!
Apr 13
6:00p
End Date

Star Stories

Inks Lake State Park
Learn about the origin of constellation stories and practice making your own.
Apr 13
7:45p
End Date

Star Party with the San Antonio Astronomical Association

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us for stargazing and planet watching!
Apr 13
8:00p
End Date

Night Hike

Lockhart State Park
Explore the park after dark!
Apr 13
8:00p
End Date

April Inks Lake Star Party!

Inks Lake State Park
Join the Austin Astronomical Society and use their equipment for some amazing stargazing!
Apr 13
8:30p
End Date

Star Party! Cancelled for the 13th!

South Llano River State Park
Come look through a telescope, find constellations, and more!
Apr 14
8:30a
End Date

Golden-cheeked Warbler Hike

South Llano River State Park
Join birding volunteers and park hosts Nancy and Damian for a walk to explore the golden-cheeked warbler habitat and other park birds.
Apr 14
9:00a
End Date

Sunday Honey Creek Guided Walk

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Experience the natural and cultural history of Honey Creek!
Apr 14
9:00a
End Date

Paws and Paths: Exploring the Bauer Unit *Registration Required*

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us for a paws-itively delightful adventure at the Bauer Unit!
Apr 14
9:00a
End Date

Wildflower Walk

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Spring is here...what can we find blooming along the trails?
Apr 14
9:30a
End Date

Nature Journaling

Stephen F. Austin State Park
Take your creativity outside and discover where art, creative writing, and biology converge in this intro to nature journaling!
Apr 14
10:00a
End Date

Families in Nature's Fall in Love with Nature Day

McKinney Falls State Park
Experience outdoor fun for the whole family!
Apr 14
10:00a
End Date

Fishing 101

Lockhart State Park
Join Ranger Chris for an introduction to fishing!
Apr 16
10:00a
End Date

Preschool in the Park: Shape & Color Walk

Lockhart State Park
Come explore, create, and sing with us as we learn about our amazing environment!
Apr 17
10:30a
End Date

Reading Ranger

Buescher State Park
Join Ranger Madalyn at the Smithville Public Library for themed book readings and a craft! All ages welcome!
Apr 18
9:00a
End Date

Scenic Overlook Nature Walk

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us on the first three Thursdays of each month for an easy nature walk with a beautiful view!
Apr 18
9:00a
End Date

Nature Walk

Lost Maples State Natural Area
See what nature calls Lost Maples home.
Apr 18
12:30p
End Date

Citizen Science

Lost Maples State Natural Area
Participate in citizen science!
Apr 19
8:30a
End Date

Golden-cheeked Warbler Hike

South Llano River State Park
Join birding volunteers and park hosts Nancy and Damian for a walk to explore the golden-cheeked warbler habitat and other park birds.
Apr 19
9:00a
End Date

Little Naturalists Preschool Class

Guadalupe River State Park
Experience Guadalupe River State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for preschool-age kids!
Apr 20
8:00a
End Date

Warbler Walk

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Did you know EVERY Golden-cheeked Warbler born on Planet Earth is a Native Texan?? It’s true! Learn about these federally-listed endangered songbirds who come to Government Canyon every Spring to nest, mate and start their families here in the Texas Hill Country.
Apr 20
8:30a
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.
Apr 20
8:30a
End Date

Ask a Birder - Agarita/Lora's

South Llano River State Park
Come ask your burning birding questions to some knowledgeable Birders.
Apr 20
9:00a
End Date

Plants of Palmetto Hike

Palmetto State Park
Do you know which plants could be tools, edible, or dangerous?
Apr 20
9:00a
End Date

Saturday Honey Creek Guided Walk

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Experience the natural and cultural history of Honey Creek!
Apr 20
9:00a
End Date

"Big Sit!" at the Woodland Blind

Guadalupe River State Park
How many birds can YOU spot from within a 50-foot circle? Join us and find out!
Apr 20
10:00a
End Date

Trail Mix: Edible Plants - Guided Hike

Bastrop State Park
Join a Lost Pines Master Naturalist for an adventure on the trails!
Apr 20
10:00a
End Date

Gifts from the Trees Hike

Lockhart State Park
Discover the secrets of your backyard trees in this fun walk!
Apr 20
10:00a
End Date

Edible and Medicinal Plants Walk

Stephen F. Austin State Park
Join us on Earth Day weekend to explore the wild treats of the woods in this fun hike!
Apr 20
10:00a
End Date

Skins and Skulls

Inks Lake State Park
Learn how an animal's unique fur pattern or skull anatomy helps it survive and touch real specimens!
Apr 20
1:00p
End Date

Kayaking 101

Palmetto State Park
Learn kayaking essential in Oxbow Lake. *Registration Required*
Apr 20
2:00p
End Date

Guided Nature Hike

Inks Lake State Park
Join a park ranger or volunteer on a short but informative hike!
Apr 21
9:00a
End Date

Sunday Honey Creek Guided Walk

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Experience the natural and cultural history of Honey Creek!
Apr 21
9:30a
End Date

Watercolor in the Park- Wildflowers--FULL

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us for a captivating exploration of the park's vibrant wildflowers through the art of watercolor!
Apr 21
1:00p
End Date

Kallison Ranch Hike

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Join us on a trip back in time with a short but beautiful hike to the historic Kallison Ranch complex.
Apr 24
10:00a
End Date

Medicinal Plant Hike

Lockhart State Park
Discover how the forest can be your pharmacy!
Apr 26
9:00a
End Date

Little Naturalists Preschool Class

Guadalupe River State Park
Experience Guadalupe River State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for preschool-age kids!
Apr 26
10:00a
End Date

Wildflower Walk *Registration Required*

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join us for a guided walk of Honey Creek State Natural Area to enjoy this season's beautiful wildflowers and contribute to community science to help San Antonio win the 2024 City Nature Challenge!
Apr 26
7:00p
End Date

Nature's Night Show

Palmetto State Park
Explore the park after dark for a different point of view!
Apr 26
7:30p
End Date

Sounds of the Night

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Sssshhhh...did you hear that? What was that noise?
Apr 27
6:00a
End Date

Big Sit- Great Texas Birding Classic

South Llano River State Park
Come bird with us as we compete in the Great Texas Birding Classic.
Apr 27
8:30a
End Date

iNaturalists' Hike in the Frontcountry

Government Canyon State Natural Area
You can contribute to science this weekend and help San Antonio compete in the City Nature Challenge!
Apr 27
9:00a
End Date

Saturday Honey Creek Guided Walk

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Experience the natural and cultural history of Honey Creek!
Apr 27
9:00a
End Date

Bird Walk 101

Palmetto State Park
Join us on this guided hike to learn about the birds that call Palmetto SP home.
Apr 27
9:00a
End Date

City Nature Challenge Mini-Bioblitz

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Help us contribute to the San Antonio effort to document as many species of living things as possible during the City Nature Challenge this weekend!
Apr 27
10:00a
End Date

Wildflower Walk *Registration Required*

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join us for a guided walk of Honey Creek State Natural Area to enjoy this season's beautiful wildflowers and contribute to community science to help San Antonio win the 2024 City Nature Challenge!
Apr 27
10:00a
End Date

Wildlife Walk

Lockhart State Park
Discover the critters that call Lockhart State Park home!
Apr 27
10:00a
End Date

Beat the Burn: Hiking Safely in Texas Summers

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us to learn about introductory survival and outdoor skills to keep you safe while hiking in Texas State Parks!
Apr 27
10:00a
End Date

Beginner’s Disc Golf Clinic

Lockhart State Park
If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to play disc golf, this class is for you!
Apr 27
10:00a
End Date

2nd Annual Fun For All

Inks Lake State Park
Join us for a fun-filled and all-inclusive day with a variety of programs modified for accessibility needs.
Apr 27
12:00p
End Date

Is this a Danger Noodle?

Stephen F. Austin State Park
Join Ranger Vinnie for a presentation about venomous and non-venomous snakes in the park.
Apr 27
2:00p
End Date

River Bugs!

South Llano River State Park
Join us as we discover what lives in the river!
Apr 28
9:00a
End Date

The Wonder of Texas' Native Plants

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Take a plant walk to discover the diverse native wildflowers, trees, and shrubs of Bexar County.
Apr 28
9:00a
End Date

Sunday Honey Creek Guided Walk

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Experience the natural and cultural history of Honey Creek!
Apr 28
9:30a
End Date

Nature Journaling

Stephen F. Austin State Park
Take your creativity outside and discover where art, creative writing, and biology converge in this intro to nature journaling!
Apr 28
10:00a
End Date

Archery in the Park

Guadalupe River State Park
Learn how to shoot a bow and arrow!
Apr 28
10:00a
End Date

Intro to Fly Fishing

Lockhart State Park
Learn the basics of fly fishing in this fun class!

May 2024

May 3
9:00a
End Date

Little Naturalists Preschool Class

Guadalupe River State Park
Experience Guadalupe River State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for preschool-age kids!
May 3
6:30p
End Date

Inks Lake State Park | Two Night Event | Texas Outdoor Family | Austin Area (Registration Open)

Inks Lake State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend and discover the joys of camping in your Texas State Parks.
May 4
8:00a
End Date

May the Forest Be With You

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Join dedicated volunteers for a special holiday edition of our regular First Saturday Hike at Government Canyon SNA.
May 4
9:00a
End Date

Saturday Honey Creek Guided Walk

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Experience the natural and cultural history of Honey Creek!
May 4
9:00a
End Date

Junior Ranger Academy

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Explore the trails at Government Canyon with a ranger and earn your Junior Ranger badge.
May 4
10:00a
End Date

Kayaking 101

Blanco State Park
Learn the basics of kayaking. All equipment provided.- Pre-registration required
May 4
10:00a
End Date

Canceled 4/6 - Fire Through Our Forest - Guided Hike

Bastrop State Park
4/6 hike is Canceled - Fire in the woods is natural and necessary find out how and why on this guided hike.
May 4
10:00a
End Date

Bug-Eat-Bug Hike

Lockhart State Park
Explore the world of tiny predators and tiny prey; how they see and how they slay.
May 4
2:00p
End Date

Geocaching 101

Lockhart State Park
Join us for a high-tech treasure hunt!
May 4
8:00p
End Date

Frog & Toad Watch

Lockhart State Park
Join a park ranger to search for the amphibians that call Lockhart home!
May 5
8:30a
End Date

Rockin' Through Time

Government Canyon State Natural Area
The landscape at Government Canyon is full of clues about the ancient past, if you know how to look.
May 5
9:00a
End Date

Sunday Honey Creek Guided Walk

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Experience the natural and cultural history of Honey Creek!
May 9
9:00p
End Date

Astronomy with Buddy- Cancelled!

South Llano River State Park
Come by for a quick look at the stars!
May 10
9:00a
End Date

Little Naturalists Preschool Class

Guadalupe River State Park
Experience Guadalupe River State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for preschool-age kids!
May 11
9:00a
End Date

The Wonder of Texas' Native Plants

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Take a plant walk to discover the diverse native wildflowers, trees, and shrubs of Bexar County.
May 11
9:00a
End Date

Saturday Honey Creek Guided Walk

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Experience the natural and cultural history of Honey Creek!
May 11
9:00a
End Date

Nature Journaling

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Slow down and deepen your experience of the natural world with mindful observations.
May 11
10:00a
End Date

Kayaking 101

Blanco State Park
Learn the basics of kayaking. All equipment provided.- Pre-registration required
May 11
10:00a
End Date

Golden-cheeked Warblers: Native Texan Songbirds

Guadalupe River State Park
Learn about Golden-cheeked Warblers and then join Ranger Jessica on a brief walk to try to see or hear one!
May 11
10:00a
End Date

Wildlife Walk

Lockhart State Park
Discover the critters that call Lockhart State Park home!
May 11
10:00a
End Date

Naturalists: Then & Now - Guided Hike

Buescher State Park
Do you like watching the birds and bugs? Do you enjoy stopping to smell the roses and sharing pictures of them with your friends? Do you have a young explorer in your life? If so, this hike is for you!
May 11
10:00a
End Date

Paws for a Cause!

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join Park Rangers, Hill Country SPCA, and the Friends of Enchanted Rock to learn about having pets in State Parks while meeting adoptable pups.
May 11
12:00p
End Date

Is this a Danger Noodle?

Stephen F. Austin State Park
Join Ranger Vinnie for a presentation about venomous and non-venomous snakes in the park.
May 11
1:00p
End Date

Kayaking 101

Palmetto State Park
Learn kayaking essential in Oxbow Lake. *Registration Required*
May 11
7:45p
End Date

Star Party with the San Antonio Astronomical Association

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us for stargazing and planet watching!
May 11
9:00p
End Date

Stargazing

Lockhart State Park
Discover the wonders of the night sky! Drop in any time between 9-10pm.
May 12
8:30a
End Date

Mother's Day Plant Walk

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Why buy your mom flowers when you can look at beautiful wildflowers together instead?
May 12
9:00a
End Date

Sunday Honey Creek Guided Walk

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Experience the natural and cultural history of Honey Creek!
May 12
10:00a
End Date

Mother's Day Wildflower Walk *Registration Required*

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us on a walk to celebrate Mother's Day out in nature!
May 12
10:00a
End Date

Fishing 101

Lockhart State Park
Join Ranger Chris for an introduction to fishing!
May 15
10:00a
End Date

Homeschool Class: Benthic Macroinvertebrate Sampling (River Bugs)- FULL

Guadalupe River State Park
Experience Guadalupe River State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids!
May 15
10:30a
End Date

Reading Ranger

Buescher State Park
Join Ranger Madalyn at the Smithville Public Library for themed book readings and a craft! All ages welcome!
May 16
10:00a
End Date

Homeschool Class: Benthic Macroinvertebrate Sampling (River Bugs)- FULL

Guadalupe River State Park
Experience Guadalupe River State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids!
May 17
9:00a
End Date

Little Naturalists Preschool Class

Guadalupe River State Park
Experience Guadalupe River State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for preschool-age kids!
May 17
10:00a
End Date

Homeschool Class: Benthic Macroinvertebrate Sampling (River Bugs)- FULL

Guadalupe River State Park
Experience Guadalupe River State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids!
May 18
9:00a
End Date

Saturday Honey Creek Guided Walk

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Experience the natural and cultural history of Honey Creek!
May 18
9:00a
End Date

Colors of the Canyon

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Create beautiful artwork that captures the colors of a May day at Government Canyon.
May 18
9:00a
End Date

Forest Bathing

Lockhart State Park
Immerse yourself in nature to de-stress and improve your well-being.
May 18
10:00a
End Date

Kayaking 101

Blanco State Park
Learn the basics of kayaking. All equipment provided.- Pre-registration required
May 18
10:00a
End Date

Scavenger Hunt Hike

Lockhart State Park
Embark on a scavenger adventure - from vultures and insects to a scavenger-themed scavenger hunt - you won’t want to miss this fun hike!
May 18
10:00a
End Date

Predators of the Pines - Guided Hike

Bastrop State Park
Join a Texas Master Naturalist to discover what creatures are roaming through the Lost Pines!
May 18
10:00a
End Date

Nature Talks: Check out these trees

Stephen F. Austin State Park
There are many trees in the forest, but what makes them special? Come find out at Stephen F. Austin State Park.
May 19
9:00a
End Date

Sunday Honey Creek Guided Walk

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Experience the natural and cultural history of Honey Creek!
May 19
9:00a
End Date

Paws and Paths: Exploring the Bauer Unit *Registration Required*

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us for a paws-itively delightful adventure at the Bauer Unit!
May 24
9:00a
End Date

Little Naturalists Preschool Class

Guadalupe River State Park
Experience Guadalupe River State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for preschool-age kids!
May 24
7:30p
End Date

Sounds of the Night

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Sssshhhh...did you hear that? What was that noise?
May 25
9:00a
End Date

Saturday Honey Creek Guided Walk

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Experience the natural and cultural history of Honey Creek!
May 25
10:00a
End Date

Kayaking 101

Blanco State Park
Learn the basics of kayaking. All equipment provided.- Pre-registration required
May 25
10:00a
End Date

Trail Mix: Edible Plants - Guided Hike

Buescher State Park
Hit the trails with a Lost Pines Master Naturalist on a fun guided hike!
May 25
10:00a
End Date

Animals of the Park Discovery Table

Lockhart State Park
Stop by Park HQ to test your nature knowledge! Drop in any time between 10am-2pm.
May 25
10:00a
End Date

Inflatable Archery

Stephen F. Austin State Park
Practice shooting a bow and arrow for safe-inflatable archery fun
May 25
10:00a
End Date

Edible Plants Walk

Lockhart State Park
Join us to explore the wild treats of the woods in this fun hike!
May 25
8:00p
End Date

Explore the Night Sky

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Join us for an evening of star gazing and planet-watching.
May 26
9:00a
End Date

The Wonder of Texas' Native Plants

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Take a plant walk to discover the diverse native wildflowers, trees, and shrubs of Bexar County.
May 26
9:00a
End Date

Sunday Honey Creek Guided Walk

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Experience the natural and cultural history of Honey Creek!
May 26
10:00a
End Date

Intro to Fly Fishing

Lockhart State Park
Learn the basics of fly fishing in this fun class!
May 27
8:00a
End Date

Memorial Day Hike

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Hike with us as we remember those military members who are no longer with us.
May 31
9:00a
End Date

Little Naturalists Preschool Class

Guadalupe River State Park
Experience Guadalupe River State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for preschool-age kids!
May 31
6:30p
End Date

Blanco State Park | Two Night Event | Texas Outdoor Family | Austin/San Antonio Area (Registration Open)

Blanco State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend and discover the joys of camping in your Texas State Parks.

June 2024

Jun 1
8:00a
End Date

Painted Bunting Walk

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Search for one of the most colorful birds in Texas at Government Canyon.
Jun 1
8:00a
End Date

First Saturday Guided Hike: National Trails Day!

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Celebrate National Trails Day by joining the June edition of our regular First Saturday Guided Hike.
Jun 1
9:00a
End Date

Caldwell County Girls’ Outdoor Workshop

Lockhart State Park
Join us for a FREE outdoor skills workshop exclusively for girls ages 10-18! Registration required.
Jun 1
10:00a
End Date

Kayaking 101

Blanco State Park
Learn the basics of kayaking. All equipment provided.- Pre-registration required
Jun 1
10:00a
End Date

Fishing 101 for All Ages

Blanco State Park
Learn all the basics of angling (fishing), practice casting with the backyard bass game, and fish in the Blanco River. A fishing license is not required. Instructions and all equipment are provided.
Jun 7
7:00p
End Date

Bat Talk and Walk

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Join our special guests from Bat Conservation International, who will discuss bats and their importance. Following the presentation, we will walk the trails with a handheld bat detector to see which bat species are in the air above us.
Jun 8
9:00a
End Date

Junior Ranger Academy

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Explore the trails at Government Canyon with a ranger and earn your Junior Ranger badge.
Jun 8
10:00a
End Date

Kayaking 101

Blanco State Park
Learn the basics of kayaking. All equipment provided.- Pre-registration required
Jun 8
10:00a
End Date

Animals of the Park Discovery Table

Lockhart State Park
Stop by Park HQ to test your nature knowledge! Drop in any time between 10am-2pm.
Jun 10
9:00a
End Date

Camp Wild: Summer Day Camp (Registration April 1- May 10, 2024)

Stephen F. Austin State Park
Let's get some kids outside this summer at Stephen F. Austin State Park. This 4-day adventure for 10- to 12-year olds actively engages children with nature through outdoor and creative activities.
Jun 15
9:30a
End Date

Adaptation Artistry

Government Canyon State Natural Area
How do spotted fur, big ears, long tails, and other special features help animals survive in a challenging environment?
Jun 15
10:00a
End Date

Kayaking 101

Blanco State Park
Learn the basics of kayaking. All equipment provided.- Pre-registration required
Jun 15
7:45p
End Date

Star Party with the San Antonio Astronomical Association

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us for stargazing and planet watching!
Jun 19
10:30a
End Date

Reading Ranger

Buescher State Park
Join Ranger Madalyn at the Smithville Public Library for themed book readings and a craft! All ages welcome!
Jun 22
8:30a
End Date

Nature Journaling

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Slow down and deepen your experience of the natural world with mindful observations.
Jun 22
9:30a
End Date

Bastrop State Park | One Night Event | Texas Outdoor Family | Austin/San Antonio Area (Registration Open)

Bastrop State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend and discover the joys of camping in your Texas State Parks.
Jun 22
10:00a
End Date

Kayaking 101

Blanco State Park
Learn the basics of kayaking. All equipment provided.- Pre-registration required
Jun 22
10:00a
End Date

Animals of the Park Discovery Table

Lockhart State Park
Stop by Park HQ to test your nature knowledge! Drop in any time between 10am-2pm.
Jun 29
10:00a
End Date

Kayaking 101

Blanco State Park
Learn the basics of kayaking. All equipment provided.- Pre-registration required
Jun 29
8:30p
End Date

Night Crawlers

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Glow-in-the-dark scorpions, mysterious moths, and more...this night walk is just for invertebrate enthusiasts.

July 2024

Jul 4
9:45a
End Date

4th of July Campground Parade!

Guadalupe River State Park
Bring your family, friendly and leashed dog, and/or yourself and join us in a 4th of July patriotic parade!
Jul 5
8:00p
End Date

S'mores Storytime

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Stop by for an evening storytime and nature show-and-tell, followed by s'mores and a setting sun.
Jul 6
8:00a
End Date

First Saturday Guided Hike

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Join dedicated volunteers for an informative and FUN hike at Government Canyon SNA.
Jul 6
10:00a
End Date

Animals of the Park Discovery Table

Lockhart State Park
Stop by Park HQ to test your nature knowledge! Drop in any time between 10am-2pm.
Jul 13
9:00a
End Date

Junior Ranger Academy

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Explore the trails at Government Canyon with a ranger and earn your Junior Ranger badge.
Jul 13
7:45p
End Date

Star Party with the San Antonio Astronomical Association

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us for stargazing and planet watching!
Jul 17
10:30a
End Date

Reading Ranger

Buescher State Park
Join Ranger Madalyn at the Smithville Public Library for themed book readings and a craft! All ages welcome!
Jul 20
10:00a
End Date

Animals of the Park Discovery Table

Lockhart State Park
Stop by Park HQ to test your nature knowledge! Drop in any time between 10am-2pm.
Jul 20
8:30p
End Date

Night Crawlers

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Glow-in-the-dark scorpions, mysterious moths, and more...this night walk is just for invertebrate enthusiasts.
Jul 21
12:00p
End Date

Ice Cream (in a bag) Social

Guadalupe River State Park
Come celebrate National Ice Cream Day and make your own ice cream with us!

August 2024

Aug 3
7:30p
End Date

Sounds of the Night

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Sssshhhh...did you hear that? What was that noise?
Aug 10
10:00a
End Date

Animals of the Park Discovery Table

Lockhart State Park
Stop by Park HQ to test your nature knowledge! Drop in any time between 10am-2pm.
Aug 10
7:45p
End Date

Star Party with the San Antonio Astronomical Association

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us for stargazing and planet watching!
Aug 10
8:00p
End Date

S'mores Storytime

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Stop by for an evening storytime and nature show-and-tell, followed by s'mores and a setting sun.
Aug 17 End Date

International Geocaching Day

Guadalupe River State Park
Join fellow park visitors in enjoying geocaching!
Aug 21
10:30a
End Date

Reading Ranger

Buescher State Park
Join Ranger Madalyn at the Smithville Public Library for themed book readings and a craft! All ages welcome!
Aug 24
10:00a
End Date

Animals of the Park Discovery Table

Lockhart State Park
Stop by Park HQ to test your nature knowledge! Drop in any time between 10am-2pm.

September 2024

Sep 6
7:00p
End Date

Prairie in Your Pocket

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Wildlife habitat isn't just in our parks. Your own yard can provide a place of refuge for butterflies, birds, and other wildlife...as well as yourself.
Sep 18
10:30a
End Date

Reading Ranger

Buescher State Park
Join Ranger Madalyn at the Smithville Public Library for themed book readings and a craft! All ages welcome!
Sep 21
9:00a
End Date

Junior Ranger Academy

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Explore the trails at Government Canyon with a ranger and earn your Junior Ranger badge.
Sep 28
9:00a
End Date

Birding for Beginners

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Was that a kinglet, or a kingbird? Learn how you can add birding to your outdoor skills set.

October 2024

Oct 5
8:30a
End Date

Nature Journaling

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Slow down and deepen your experience of the natural world with mindful observations.
Oct 16
10:30a
End Date

Reading Ranger

Buescher State Park
Join Ranger Madalyn at the Smithville Public Library for themed book readings and a craft! All ages welcome!

November 2024

Nov 20
10:30a
End Date

Reading Ranger

Buescher State Park
Join Ranger Madalyn at the Smithville Public Library for themed book readings and a craft! All ages welcome!
Nov 22
8:00p
End Date

Public Hunt- Youth Deer

Guadalupe River State Park
Guadalupe River State Park (including the Bauer Unit) will be closed starting at 8pm on Friday, November 22, 2024 and will reopen 12pm on Tuesday, November 26, 2024.
Nov 23 End Date

Star Party with Hill Country Astronomers

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join the Hill Country Astronomers for a night of telescope stargazing at a Dark Sky Park.

December 2024

Dec 18
10:30a
End Date

Reading Ranger

Buescher State Park
Join Ranger Madalyn at the Smithville Public Library for themed book readings and a craft! All ages welcome!

January 2025

Jan 13
8:00p
End Date

Public Hunt- Deer

Guadalupe River State Park
Guadalupe River State Park (including the Bauer Unit) will be closed starting at 8pm on Monday, January 13, 2025 and will reopen 12pm on Friday, January 17, 2025.
Jan 15
10:30a
End Date

Reading Ranger

Buescher State Park
Join Ranger Madalyn at the Smithville Public Library for themed book readings and a craft! All ages welcome!

February 2025

Feb 19
10:30a
End Date

Reading Ranger

Buescher State Park
Join Ranger Madalyn at the Smithville Public Library for themed book readings and a craft! All ages welcome!

March 2025

Mar 19
10:30a
End Date

Reading Ranger

Buescher State Park
Join Ranger Madalyn at the Smithville Public Library for themed book readings and a craft! All ages welcome!

April 2025

Apr 16
10:30a
End Date

Reading Ranger

Buescher State Park
Join Ranger Madalyn at the Smithville Public Library for themed book readings and a craft! All ages welcome!

May 2025

May 21
10:30a
End Date

Reading Ranger

Buescher State Park
Join Ranger Madalyn at the Smithville Public Library for themed book readings and a craft! All ages welcome!