Programs & Events

Catalina State Park

Wednesday Guided Bird Walk at Catalina

Wednesdays featuredImg 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.


Catalina Nights

First and Third Friday of the Month featuredImg Varies by Date

Witness Catalina State Park’s nocturnal wildlife and stargaze on a one-mile, guided night hike on the Nature Trail. You’ll learn fun facts about the Sonoran Desert’s nocturnal animals like scorpions, coyotes, and bats. When the stars come out, experience a guided constellation tour featuring a variety of cultures and astronomy facts.


Buffel Slayers

Saturday, December 2, 2023 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

There are many success stories in the fight against buffelgrass! Join the Buffel Slayers to eradicate buffelgrass from the park. Be prepared to work hard!


Catalina State Park Nature Program

Saturdays 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.


Music in the Mountains Concert Series: Sean Lewis

December 2, 2023 3 p.m.

Wide range of guitar and vocal selections that span many decades.


Sunday Guided Bird Walks at Catalina

Sundays featuredImg 8 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.


Romero Site Interpretive Hike

First and Third Monday of the Month 9 a.m.

Join our local interpretive guides for a hike to the Romero Ruins. With this program, you'll walk through one thousand years of Hohokam history in 90 minutes. Registration required.


Sunday Geology Walk at Catalina

Dec. 10 and 24 9 a.m.

How were the Santa Catalina Mountains formed? What are some of the different rocks in the park? Learn about the geology of the park with experienced geologist, Karen.


Music in the Mountains Concert Series: Austin Owen

December 16, 2023 3 p.m.

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