Programs & Events

Catalina State Park

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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Nature Program: Saturdays

Every Saturday   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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Introduction to GeoCaching

Jan. 26 | Feb. 16   9:00 am

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

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Sunday Geology Walks

Jan. 26 | Feb. 2 | Feb. 16   9:00 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.

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Sunday Guided Bird Walks

Sundays   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

Jan. 30 | Feb. 6 | Feb. 16 | Feb. 27   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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Buffel Slayers

Saturday, February 1, 2020   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!

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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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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: The Vinyl Grooves

Saturday, February 15, 2020   3 p.m.

Come on out to Catalina State Park on February 15th and enjoy a performance from the Vinyl Grooves.

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Beginner Landscape Photography

Sunday, February 16, 2020   1-3 p.m.

By taking a short walk, seek and learn how to photograph plants, insects, wildlife, birds and landscapes of Catalina State Park.

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Music in the Mountains Concert Series: Marietta Loehrlein

Saturday, March 7, 2020   4 p.m.

Join Marietta Loehrlein for a Music in the Mountains concert at Catalina State Park. Mari will be playing a variety of folk, pop, and country music.

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Family Campout

March 21-22, 2020

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!

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Music in the Mountains Concert Series: Mother Cody Band

Saturday, March 21, 2020   3 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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Everyone Runs Catalina State Park 5 & 10 Mile Trail Race

Sunday, September 22, 2019   6:00 a.m.

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

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