Programs & Events

Catalina State Park

Friday Guided Bird Walk

Fridays in March   7:30 a.m.

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

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Introduction to Geocaching

Saturday, March 23, 2019   12:30 p.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.

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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!

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Saturday Nature Program

Saturdays   10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Learn about and see many reptiles that live naturally in the Sonoran Desert.

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Geology Walk

Sunday, March 24, 2019   8:30 a.m.

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

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Sunday Guided Hikes

Every Sunday in March   Times vary

Hike the trails of Catalina State Park with experienced hiking guide, Gaston. Click "Learn More" for a list of specific hikes with Catalina's most seasoned guide.

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Sunday Guided Bird Walks

Sundays in March   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.

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Wednesday Guided Bird Walks

Wednesdays in March   7:30 am

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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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.

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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.

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Sunday Guided Hikes: Short Trail Loop

Sunday, April 7, 2019   8:30 a.m.

Join volunteer Gaston for a tour of the park's best short trail loop.

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Sunday Guided Hikes: 50 Year Trail

Sunday, April 14, 2019   8:30 a.m.

Join volunteer Gaston for a guided tour of the park's 50 Year Trail, an easy, six-mile hike.

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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.

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Sunday Guided Hikes: Cabin and Sutherland Trail

Sunday, April 28, 2019   8 a.m.

Join volunteer Gaston for a guided tour of the park's Cabin and Sutherland Trail Loop, a six mile hike.

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Music in the Mountains Concert Series: Nancy Elliott

Saturday, May 4, 2019   5:30 p.m.

Join Catalina State Park on for its popular Music in the Mountains concert series featuring a Southwestern Americana performance by Nancy Elliott!

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Music in the Mountains Concert Series: All Jazzed Up

Saturday, June 1, 2019   6 p.m.

Come on out to Catalina State Park for an evening of jazz and swing ballads!  With music nestled in the 30s and 40s, “All Jazzed Up” offers “torch songs” also known as jazz and swing ballads from tin pan alley.

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Music in the Mountains Concert Series: Eric Shaffer and the Other Troublemakers

Saturday, July 6, 2019   6:30 p.m.

Join Catalina State Park on Saturday, July 6th for an acoustic/electric folk-rock concert with country and Americana for good measure!

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