Programs & Events

Catalina State Park

Romero Ruins Adventure Walks

February 15, 18, 28, 2019   9:00 a.m.

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.


Catalina State Park Nature Program

Saturdays in February   10 a.m. - 1 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.


Introduction to Geocaching

First Three Sundays in February   9:00 a.m.

What exactly is geocaching, and how do you do it? Essentially, this quickly growing pastime is a high tech treasure hunt that  takes place in backcountry areas.Join park volunteer and geocaching aficionado, Tony, as he introduces visitors to geocaching.


Sunday Geology Walk

Sundays   9:00 a.m.

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


Beginner Landscape Photography

Sunday, February 17, 2019   3 p.m.

Step into the world of landscape photography with international photographer and park volunteer, Bruce. Learn about the camera, basic settings, and landscape photography. Class lasts 1 1/2 to 2 hours.


Sunday Guided Bird Walks

Sundays   8:00 a.m.

Experienced bird guide Mike 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 will enjoy this event.


Wednesday Guided Bird Walks

Wednesdays   8:00 am

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


Sunday Guided Hikes

Sunday, February 24, 2019   Times vary

Explore the trails of Catalina State Park with experienced hiking guide, Gaston.


Buffel Slayers: Beat Back Buffelgrass

Saturday, March 2, 2019   8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

There are many success stories in the fight against buffelgrass! Join the Buffel Slayers to eradicate buffelgrass from the area. Protect our vistas and trails.


Music in the Mountains Concert Series: Lyric W. and Steven H.

March 2, 2019   4 p.m.

Join Catalina State Park’s own park ranger Lyric Williams and musical guest Steven H. for a concert on March 2nd. Two musical minds will collide on our stage in an acoustical explosion of originals, oldies, and classic rock covers twisted into a new, unique creation!


Music in the Mountains Concert Series: Cochise County All-Stars

Saturday, March 16, 2019   4 p.m.

The Cochise County All-Stars started their musical journey nearly 15 years ago as a strictly honkytonk band playing the jukebox country music popular when Route 66 was Main Street USA.


Family Campout

March 23-24, 2019

Arizona Family Campout Program 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!


Star Party at Catalina State Park

March 30, 2019   7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Join us for an exciting, educational Star Party! Astronomers will be on hand to help visitors stare in amazement into the night sky.


Music in the Mountains Concert Series: Ric Volante and Vicky Smith

Saturday, April 6, 2019   5 p.m.

Join us at Catalina State Park on April 6thand experience Ric Volante and Vicky Smith perform on our stage for the very first time!  She's a classically trained singer who crossed over to country, folk and western music. He's a string wiz who honed his chops in bluegrass and country rock bands.


Music in the Mountains Concert Series: KT Classics

Saturday, April 20, 2019   5 p.m.

Join KT Klassics for a second concert in April with Catalina State Park's Music in the Mountains Concert Series!  KT Klassics, featuring Kevin and Tim, play all your favorite classic rock covers.