Calendar of Events

Wheelchair-friendly

The events are accessible for people with mobility impairments. 

May 2024

May 26
10:00a
End Date

Skins and Skulls

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Join us during a come-and-go program that allows a great way to see and learn about park wildlife close up!
May 26
10:00a
End Date

Atlatl - Ancient Hunting

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Test your skills with the atlatl, an ancient hunting tool once used across the globe.
May 26
2:00p
End Date

Skins and Skulls

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Get an inside look at some of the mammals of the park.
May 26
2:00p
End Date

Rock Stars of the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Come learn about the eruptive origin of our amazing geology.
May 27
2:00p
End Date

First Peoples of the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Come hear about the various cultures that have inhabited the Davis Mountains long before the arrival of Fort Davis.
May 28
10:00a
End Date

Drawing 101: Art in the Park Conservation Series

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come relax, unwind and record your time at Choke Canyon State Park with a piece of art!
May 28
2:00p
End Date

Anatomy of a Wildfire

Davis Mountains State Park
Learn all about the benefits and harm that wildfires present.
May 29
2:00p
End Date

Amazing Microscopes!

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Learn how to use simple prism microscopes to experience the tiny living things at Choke Canyon Reservoir!
May 30
9:00a
End Date

Hike with Homeless Dogs

Davis Mountains State Park
Help a homeless dog have a great time on the trail!
May 30
7:30p
End Date

Sunset Watercolor

Galveston Island State Park
Unleash your creative side and enjoy the island's best sunsets.
May 31
9:00a
End Date

Desert Plant Discovery Walk

Davis Mountains State Park
Take a guided tour around the Front Office to learn about common Chihuahuan Desert plants .
May 31
10:00a
End Date

Fishing Friday

Caddo Lake State Park
Learn to cast a pole and test your fishing luck on our Saw Mill Pond!
May 31
1:00p
End Date

Nature Center

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come see (and touch!) skulls, feathers, skins and more! Learn about Calliham and Choke Canyon State Park. Great for kids!
May 31
2:00p
End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Goose Island State Park
Fish with a ranger and check out our 1620ft pier!
May 31
2:00p
End Date

Watercolor the Canyons

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Join us in water coloring the features and creatures of the canyon! All supplies are provided.

June 2024

Jun 1
9:00a
End Date

Fishing with the Ranger

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Did someone say, "Let's go fishing"?
Jun 1
10:00a
End Date

Prairie Plantings Ranger Talk

Galveston Island State Park
Looking for garden inspiration? Curious about the plants you see while hiking around Galveston? If so, this program is for you!
Jun 1
6:00p
End Date

Fort Davis N.H.S. Summer Program Series

Davis Mountains State Park
Enjoy an evening program with interpreters from Fort Davis National Historic Site. A variety of topics will be covered every Saturday through early August.
Jun 1
6:30p
End Date

Music in the Park - The Dirt Storm Drifters

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
No matter your taste in music, you're sure to find something you like with this band.
Jun 2
10:00a
End Date

Art in the Park

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
The great outdoors is our inspiration - join us picturing yourself in nature
Jun 2
2:00p
End Date

Rock Stars of the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Come learn about the eruptive origin of our amazing geology.
Jun 3
2:00p
End Date

First Peoples of the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Come hear about the various cultures that have inhabited the Davis Mountains long before the arrival of Fort Davis.
Jun 4
2:00p
End Date

Anatomy of a Wildfire

Davis Mountains State Park
Learn all about the benefits and harm that wildfires present.
Jun 6
9:00a
End Date

Hike with Homeless Dogs

Davis Mountains State Park
Help a homeless dog have a great time on the trail!
Jun 7
6:00p
End Date

Fort Davis N.H.S. Summer Program Series

Davis Mountains State Park
Enjoy an evening program with interpreters from Fort Davis National Historic Site. A variety of topics will be covered every Saturday through early August.
Jun 8
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.
Jun 8
8:30p
End Date

Night Sounds

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
“After attending the Night Sounds program, I found my daughter sitting on the back porch the next night, not watching TV or playing video games, but listening to nature!” – Park Visitor
Jun 9
2:00p
End Date

Rock Stars of the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Come learn about the eruptive origin of our amazing geology.
Jun 10
2:00p
End Date

First Peoples of the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Come hear about the various cultures that have inhabited the Davis Mountains long before the arrival of Fort Davis.
Jun 11
2:00p
End Date

Anatomy of a Wildfire

Davis Mountains State Park
Learn all about the benefits and harm that wildfires present.
Jun 13
9:00a
End Date

Hike with Homeless Dogs

Davis Mountains State Park
Help a homeless dog have a great time on the trail!
Jun 14
6:00p
End Date

Fort Davis N.H.S. Summer Program Series

Davis Mountains State Park
Enjoy an evening program with interpreters from Fort Davis National Historic Site. A variety of topics will be covered every Saturday through early August.
Jun 15
10:00a
End Date

The S'more You Know

Barton Warnock Visitor Center
Join us in discovering how you can harness the power of the sun to cook s'mores!
Jun 15
3:00p
End Date

Becoming a Junior Ranger

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Learn how to become a Junior Ranger and earn your badge!
Jun 16
10:00a
End Date

Sea Turtle Celebration!

Galveston Island State Park
Join us in celebrating World Sea Turtle Day with activities, crafts, and more!
Jun 16
10:00a
End Date

Skins and Skulls

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Which one is the fastest? Which one is the furriest? Come get an inside look at some of the mammals of the park.
Jun 16
2:00p
End Date

Rock Stars of the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Come learn about the eruptive origin of our amazing geology.
Jun 17
2:00p
End Date

First Peoples of the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Come hear about the various cultures that have inhabited the Davis Mountains long before the arrival of Fort Davis.
Jun 18
2:00p
End Date

Anatomy of a Wildfire

Davis Mountains State Park
Learn all about the benefits and harm that wildfires present.
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 20
9:00a
End Date

Hike with Homeless Dogs

Davis Mountains State Park
Help a homeless dog have a great time on the trail!
Jun 21
3:00p
End Date

Summer Solstice Solar Soiree

Galveston Island State Park
Have you ever been told to not stare directly at the sun? Well, what if you could?
Jun 21
6:00p
End Date

Fort Davis N.H.S. Summer Program Series

Davis Mountains State Park
Enjoy an evening program with interpreters from Fort Davis National Historic Site. A variety of topics will be covered every Saturday through early August.
Jun 21
8:30p
End Date

Nighttime Bioblitz

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Bugs, birds, bats, and how they affect our state park.
Jun 22
10:00a
End Date

Summer Solstice Hike

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Take a hike with rangers to celebrate the Summer Solstice.
Jun 22
7:30p
End Date

Music in the Park – The Brownlees

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Join us to listen to music in the beautiful setting of Caprock Canyons State Park. This weekend features country music by the talented husband and wife duo, "The Brownlees". Come on out and join us!
Jun 22
8:00p
End Date

Cowboy Campfire -Stories, Poetry and Songs

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
“Learning about our cowboy heritage can be fun!”
Jun 23
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.
Jun 23
10:00a
End Date

Father's Day Fishing

Goose Island State Park
Spend Father's Day morning fishing from the Goose Island pier.
Jun 23
2:00p
End Date

Rock Stars of the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Come learn about the eruptive origin of our amazing geology.
Jun 24
2:00p
End Date

First Peoples of the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Come hear about the various cultures that have inhabited the Davis Mountains long before the arrival of Fort Davis.
Jun 25
2:00p
End Date

Anatomy of a Wildfire

Davis Mountains State Park
Learn all about the benefits and harm that wildfires present.
Jun 27
9:00a
End Date

Hike with Homeless Dogs

Davis Mountains State Park
Help a homeless dog have a great time on the trail!
Jun 27
7:45p
End Date

Sunset Watercolor

Galveston Island State Park
Unleash your creative side and enjoy the island's best sunsets.
Jun 28
6:00p
End Date

Fort Davis N.H.S. Summer Program Series

Davis Mountains State Park
Enjoy an evening program with interpreters from Fort Davis National Historic Site. A variety of topics will be covered every Saturday through early August.
Jun 29
9:00a
End Date

Skins and Skulls

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Join us during a come-and-go program that allows a great way to see and learn about park wildlife close up!
Jun 30
10:00a
End Date

Becoming a Junior Ranger

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Learn how to become a Junior Ranger and earn your badge!
Jun 30
2:00p
End Date

Rock Stars of the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Come learn about the eruptive origin of our amazing geology.

July 2024

Jul 4
9:00a
End Date

Hike with Homeless Dogs

Davis Mountains State Park
Help a homeless dog have a great time on the trail!
Jul 11
9:00a
End Date

Hike with Homeless Dogs

Davis Mountains State Park
Help a homeless dog have a great time on the trail!
Jul 12
6:00p
End Date

Fort Davis N.H.S. Summer Program Series

Davis Mountains State Park
Enjoy an evening program with interpreters from Fort Davis National Historic Site. A variety of topics will be covered every Saturday through early August.
Jul 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.
Jul 13
6:30p
End Date

Music in the Park – Roger Martin

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
No matter your taste in music, you're sure to find something you’ll like!
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 18
9:00a
End Date

Hike with Homeless Dogs

Davis Mountains State Park
Help a homeless dog have a great time on the trail!
Jul 19
6:00p
End Date

Fort Davis N.H.S. Summer Program Series

Davis Mountains State Park
Enjoy an evening program with interpreters from Fort Davis National Historic Site. A variety of topics will be covered every Saturday through early August.
Jul 20
7:30p
End Date

Music in the Park – The Brownlees

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Join us to listen to music in the beautiful setting of Caprock Canyons State Park. This weekend features country music by the talented husband and wife duo, "The Brownlees". Come on out and join us!
Jul 25
9:00a
End Date

Hike with Homeless Dogs

Davis Mountains State Park
Help a homeless dog have a great time on the trail!
Jul 26
6:00p
End Date

Fort Davis N.H.S. Summer Program Series

Davis Mountains State Park
Enjoy an evening program with interpreters from Fort Davis National Historic Site. A variety of topics will be covered every Saturday through early August.
Jul 27
9:00a
End Date

Kids Fish

Sea Rim State Park
Bring the kids to the beach for a day of fishing and fun!
Jul 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.

August 2024

Aug 2
6:00p
End Date

Fort Davis N.H.S. Summer Program Series

Davis Mountains State Park
Enjoy an evening program with interpreters from Fort Davis National Historic Site. A variety of topics will be covered every Saturday through early August.
Aug 3
11:00a
End Date

Sea Center Shark Celebration

Sea Center Texas
Join Sea Center Texas for a day of shark exploration!
Aug 8
9:15p
End Date

Astronomy with Buddy

South Llano River State Park
Come by for a quick look at the stars!
Aug 9
6:00p
End Date

Fort Davis N.H.S. Summer Program Series

Davis Mountains State Park
Enjoy an evening program with interpreters from Fort Davis National Historic Site. A variety of topics will be covered every Saturday through early August.
Aug 10
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.
Aug 16
6:00p
End Date

Fort Davis N.H.S. Summer Program Series

Davis Mountains State Park
Enjoy an evening program with interpreters from Fort Davis National Historic Site. A variety of topics will be covered every Saturday through early August.
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
6:30p
End Date

Music in the Park - The Dirt Storm Drifters

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
No matter your taste in music, you're sure to find something you like with this band.
Aug 25
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.
Aug 31
9:00p
End Date

Star Party

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Celebrate the night sky and learn from real astronomers!

September 2024

Sep 7
6:30p
End Date

Music in the Park - The Dirt Storm Drifters

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
No matter your taste in music, you're sure to find something you like with this band.
Sep 13
6:45p
End Date

Girl Scouts Love State Parks - Sunset Watercolors

Galveston Island State Park
Unleash your creative side and enjoy the island's best sunsets.
Sep 14
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.
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
11:00a
End Date

Wings on the Wind Festival

Abilene State Park
Join Texas Master Naturalists to learn about the mysteries of wind!
Sep 21
6:30p
End Date

Music in the Park – Roger Martin

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
No matter your taste in music, you're sure to find something you’ll like!
Sep 22
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.
Sep 28
8:00p
End Date

Star Party

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Celebrate the night sky and learn from real astronomers!

October 2024

Oct 5
6:30p
End Date

Music in the Park - The Dirt Storm Drifters

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
No matter your taste in music, you're sure to find something you like with this band.
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!
Oct 26
8:00p
End Date

Star Party

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Celebrate the night sky and learn from real astronomers!

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 23
8:00p
End Date

Star Party

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Celebrate the night sky and learn from real astronomers!

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!
Dec 21
8:00p
End Date

Star Party

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Celebrate the night sky and learn from real astronomers!

January 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!