Programs & Events

Catalina State Park

Everyone Runs Split Endz 5 & 10 Mile Trail Race

Sunday, September 22, 2019   6:15 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

One of Arizona's finest trail races. Catalina St. Park features easy to manage trails and unreal mountain views! Come join the fun that is Everyone Runs!


Nature Program: Saturdays in October

Every Saturday in October   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.


Music in the Mountains Concert Series: A Musical Celebration with Wendy Sweet

Saturday, October 5, 2019   5-6 p.m.

Celebrate the joy of music at Catalina State Park with Wendy and her husband Chuck!  Wendy’s repertoire includes standards, country, pop and old rock and roll.


Star Party at Catalina State Park

Saturday, October 5, 2019   6:30-9:30 p.m.

Imagine what you can see with up to 10 large telescopes provided by the Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association at Catalina State Park! Join us for an exciting, educational Star Party! Astronomers will be on hand to help visitors stare in amazement into the night sky.


Introduction to Geocaching

Sundays   9:00 a.m.

Did you ever wonder about geocaching?  It's a high-tech treasure hunt! Join park volunteer Tony for this introduction to geocaching.  It includes a hands on demonstration.


Sunday Guided Bird Walks

Sundays in October   7:30 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.


Geology Walks

Sundays, October 12 and 27, 2019   8:00 a.m.

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


Music in the Mountains Concert Series: Parties with Townies

November 2, 2019   4 p.m.

Come on out to Catalina State Park for a night of music with Parties with Townies alternative rock!