Programs & Events

Catalina State Park

Family Campout

April 1-2, 2017

Arizona Family Campout weekends are designed for families that have little or no experience camping. We will introduce you to the great experiences you can share with your family and inspire you to continue to explore the great outdoors!

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Beat Back Buffelgrass Day

April 1, 2017   7:30am - 11:30am

Invasive buffelgrass threatens native species when left unchecked. Help us by volunteering to remove as much as we can from the park.

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First Saturdays Concerts: Swing into Spring

April 1, 2017   5:30pm

The first Saturday of every month, enjoy the music in the park with the Santa Catalina Mountains as the backdrop. Joe Bourne will be performing “Swing into Spring” a variety of jazz and R+B to celebrate the arrival of spring in the park!

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Star Party at Catalina State Park

April 1, 2017   7pm - 10pm

Get an up-close view of the stars at Catalina State Park's Star Party. Imagine what you will see in the skies looking through 10 big telescopes provided by the Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association.

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Sunday Guided Hikes in April

Sundays in April   Times vary

Explore the trails of Catalina State Park with experienced hiking guide, Gaston. Consult the website to learn of hiking routes. Please register by 4 PM Saturday prior to the hike.

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Sunday Guided Bird Walks in April

Sundays in April   7am

Experienced bird guide, Max, leads this bird walk.  He will help you spot and identify various birds that live and visit the park.  Novices, seasoned birders, and every experience level of birder enjoy this event.

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Romero Ruins Adventure Walk

April 3, 2017   9:00 am

Park Ranger, Jack, leads a tour of the Romero Ruins Trail, where the whole family can learn about the history and mystery surrounding the Hohokam’s largest ruin site in the park.  

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Wednesday Guided Bird Walks in April

Wednesdays in April   7:30am

Both novice and seasoned birders enjoy the variety of birds that visit and live in the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains.

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Friday Guided Bird Walks in April

Fridays in April   7:30 am

Join experienced bird guide, Jim, on a bird walk through the park.  He will help you spot and identify the various birds that visit and live in the Santa Catalina Mountains.

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Romero Ruins Adventure Walk

April 7, 2017   9:00 am

Park Ranger, Jack, leads a tour of the Romero Ruins Trail, where the whole family can learn about the history and mystery surrounding the Hohokam’s largest ruin site in the park.  

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Saturday Nature Programs in April

Saturdays in April   10am - 1pm

Learn about and see many reptiles that live naturally in the Sonoran Desert.  Listen to our experts talk about the creatures and their adaptions to survive in the desert.

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Sunday Geology Walk

April 9, 2017   8:30 am

Learn about the geology of Catalina State Park on this adventurous hike through the park, led by an experienced geologist. Bring water and comfortable hiking shoes.

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Romero Ruins Adventure Walk

April 12, 2017   9:00 am

Park Ranger, Jack, leads a tour of the Romero Ruins Trail, where the whole family can learn about the history and mystery surrounding the Hohokam’s largest ruin site in the park.  

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Third Saturday Concerts: New Mexico's Enchanting Cowboy

April 15, 2017   6:30pm

The third Saturday of temperate months, enjoy the music in the park with the Santa Catalina Mountains as the backdrop. Join Mike Moutoux, New Mexico’s Enchanting Cowboy, for our Third Saturday Concert in Catalina State Park.

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Beat Back Buffelgrass Day

April 15, 2017   7:30am - 11:30am

Help conserve native plant species in Catalina State Park by coming out to remove invasive nonnative buffelgrass. Bring sturdy shoes, long pants, a sun hat, plenty of water and a healthy snack for energy.

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Sunday Geology Walk

April 23, 2017   8:30 am

Learn about the geology of Catalina State Park on this adventurous hike through the park, led by an experienced geologist. Bring water and comfortable hiking shoes.

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Solar Potluck

Saturday, May 6, 2017   10am - Sunset

Taste foods cooked using the raw power of the sun while learning more about this alternative energy source at Catalina State Park's exhibition and potluck.

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First Saturday Concerts: Nancy Elliot

May 6, 2017   6:30pm

The first Saturday of every month, enjoy the music in the park with the Santa Catalina Mountains as the backdrop. Join Catalina State Park in welcoming Nancy Elliot for the First Saturday Concert.

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First Saturday Concerts: Annon and the Late Show

June 3, 2017   7pm

The first Saturday of every month, enjoy the music in the park with the Santa Catalina Mountains as the backdrop. Annan and the Late Show will be sharing smooth rhythm and blues with a soulful Latin flare.

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Jimmy and the Jitterbugs

July 1, 2017   6:30pm

The first Saturday of every month, enjoy the music in the park with the Santa Catalina Mountains as the backdrop. Jimmy and the Jitterbugs will perform smooth oldies.

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Split Endz Trail & Road Run

September 24, 2017   6:30am - 9:30am

September means the April course in reverse, but this year we're adding a 5k road race on the park's paved roads. All feature those same spectacular mountain views!

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