Programs & Events

Catalina State Park

Nature Program: Saturdays in December

Every Saturday in December   10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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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Music in the Mountains Concert Series: Bruce Carlson

Saturday, December 7, 2019   3 p.m.

Join us for our December concert series featuring Bruce Carlson!

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Buffel Slayers

Saturday, December 7, 2019   8:00 a.m. - 12 noon

Join the Buffel Slayers to eradicate buffelgrass from the area. Be prepared to work hard!

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Sunday Guided Bird Walks

Sundays in December   8:00 a.m.

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

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Romero Ruins Adventure Walks

December 9, 15, 24, 29, 31, 2019   9:00 am

Join a park ranger on a guided tour 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

Wednesdays   8 a.m.

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 Walk

Fridays   8 a.m.

Join experienced bird guides Nancy and Steve lead this bird walk through the park.  They will help participants spot and identify the various birds that visit and live in the Catalina Mountains.

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Introduction to GeoCaching

Sundays, December 15, 22, 29, 2019   9:00 am

Did you ever wonder about geocaching? It's a high-tech treasure hunt!

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Sunday Geology Walks

Sundays, December 15 and 29, 2019   9:00 a.m.

Learn about the geology of Catalina State Park with experienced geologist, Karen.

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Music in the Mountains Concert Series: Mother Cody Band

Saturday, December 21, 2019   2-5:00 p.m.

Come on out to Catalina State Park and enjoy a performance from Mother Cody Band, a dance band from Oracle, Arizona!

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First Day Hike at Catalina State Park

January 1, 2020   9 a.m.

Assistant manager Jack McCabe will lead a tour of the Romero Ruins Trail, where the whole family can learn about the history and mystery surrounding the Hohokan's largest ruin site in Catalina State Park.

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Music in the Mountains Concert Series: Lyric Williams

Saturday, January 4, 2020   2:00 p.m.

Enjoy an eclectic mixture of gunslinger ballads, slow jams and rock favorites.  Catalina State Park’s own park ranger Lyric Williams will be performing everything from old country to classic rock and even some originals!

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Music in the Mountains Concert Series: Bill Ganz

Saturday, January 18, 2020   2 p.m.

Bill Ganz has performed on the Tucson music scene for more than 28 years and is a member of the Western Music Association.

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Star Party at Catalina State Park

Feb. 1 | April 25 | Oct. 10   Times vary

Imagine what you can see with telescopes provided by the Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association at Catalina State Park! Join us for an exciting, educational Star Party!

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Music in the Mountains Concert Series: Austin Owen

Saturday, February 1, 2020   3 p.m.

Austin Owen will return to Catalina State Park on February 1st to perform an eclectic mix of music ranging from R&B to Bossa nova! 

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