Programs & Events

Catalina State Park

Wednesday Guided Bird Walks

January 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2019   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.


Park Nature Program: Saturdays

December 29, 2018 and January 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2019   10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Every Saturday, join us at the main trailhead for a one of a kind reptile presentation. Our local experts will have many reptiles on hand for visitors to see and learn about first hand.


Sunday Geology Walk

January 13 & 27, 2019   9:00 a.m.

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


Sunday Guided Bird Walks

January 6, 13, 20 & 27, 2019   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.


Romero Ruins Adventure Walks in January

January 4, 10, 13, 25 & 31, 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.


Introduction to Geocaching

January 6, 13 & 20, 2019   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 he introduces visitors to geocaching.


Friday Guided Bird Walk

January 18 & 25, 2019   8:00 a.m.

Join experienced bird guide, Max, on a bird walk through the park.


Music in the Mountains Concert Series: Joe Stoddard

January 19, 2019   2 p.m.

Come on out to Catalina State Park on January 19th for a night of music and comedy with Joe Stoddard! 


Music in the Mountains Concert Series: Rene Taylor

February 2, 2019   3 p.m.

Vocalist Rene Taylor will be performing jazz standards for Catalina State Park’s Music in the Mountains concert series! She is a true Tucson treasure and has captivated audiences locally as well as nationally and internationally.


Music in the Mountains Concert Series: Saguaro Sunset Trio

February 16, 2019   3 p.m.

Catalina State Park is pleased to welcome back the Saguaro Sunset Trio for a second Music in the Mountains concert in February. The Trio combines harmonizing vocals, instrumentation, and rhythm for an entertaining set.


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!