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Catalina State Park
First and Third Friday of the Month 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.
Please bring a flashlight, water, closed-toe shoes, and appropriate clothing for the weather.
Event is weather permitting. Caution, the hike begins with a steep climb and ends with a steep descent on slippery gravel at night. Children ages 5 years old and up are welcome to participate. The hike will take approximately 1.5 hours.
Meet at the main trailhead parking lot near the restrooms.
Registration is required. Register here and search "Catalina" for the events.
|2023 Dates||2024 Dates|
|January 5, 2024 - 6 p.m.|
|August 4, 2023 - 7:30 p.m.||January 19, 2024 - 6 p.m.|
|August 18, 2023 - 7:30 p.m.||February 2, 2024 - 6:30 p.m.|
|September 1, 2023 - 7 p.m. (CANCELED due to weather)||February 16, 2024 - 6:30 p.m.|
|September 15, 2023 - 7 p.m.||March 1, 2024 - 7 p.m.|
|October 6, 2023 - 6:30 p.m.||March 15, 2024 - 7 p.m.|
|October 20, 2023 - 6:30 p.m.||April 5, 2024 - 7:30 p.m.|
|November 3, 2023 - 6 p.m.||April 19, 2024 - 7:30 p.m.|
|November 17, 2023 - 6 p.m.||May 3, 2024 - 7:45 p.m.|
|December 1, 2023 - 5:45 p.m.||May 17, 2024 - 7:45 p.m.|
|December 15, 2023 - 5:45 p.m.||June 7, 2024 - 8 p.m.|
|June 21, 2024 - 8 p.m.|
|July 5, 2024 - 7:45 p.m.|
|July 19, 2024 - 7:45 p.m.|
Wednesday Guided Bird Walk at Catalina
Both novice and seasoned birders enjoy the variety of birds that visit and live in the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains.
Twice monthly, October through March
Learn about the behavior and biology of native raptors and how the ancient art of falconry has shaped modern raptor conservation efforts.
Catalina State Park Nature Program
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.
October 7, 2023
Music in the Mountains Concert Series: KT Klassics
Join KT Klassics with Catalina State Park's Music in the Mountains Concert Series! KT Klassics plays your favorite classic rock covers.
Sundays beginning Oct. 8
Sunday Guided Bird Walks at Catalina
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.
October 15 and 29, 2023
Sunday Geology Walk at Catalina
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.
November 4, 2023
Music in the Mountains Concert Series: Old Arizona Brass Band
A beautiful evening of classical music and elegant compositions.
December 2, 2023
Music in the Mountains Concert Series: Shawn Lewis
Wide range of guitar and vocal selections that span many decades.