Statewide Calendar

45 Scheduled Events

Daily   9 a.m. in June (8:30 in July)

Daily Guided Nature Hikes at Red Rock

Red Rock State Park
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Every morning a volunteer naturalist leads a guided nature walk informing visitors about the different life zones of Red Rock State Park. The subjects discussed on this walk include geology, wildlife, history, archaeology, and plant life.

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May-August, 2024   Varies

Paddlesports Safety Classes

Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area

Join us for a variety of paddlesport safety classes from the Arizona Game & Fish Department.

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Sundays and Wednesdays   11 a.m. (Wed. & Sundays) | 2 p.m. (Sundays)

Tours of Goodfellow Lodge at Tonto Natural Bridge

Tonto Natural Bridge State Park
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Join us for a ranger or volunteer led walk through the Goodfellow Lodge, with a history of the property, the Lodge, and the people that called Tonto Natural Bridge home. Reservations are required!

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Wednesdays and Saturdays   7 a.m. in June

Guided Bird Walks at Red Rock

Red Rock State Park
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Join us at Red Rock State Park for guided bird walks! Learn about Sedona's diverse and beautiful bird species while taking a stroll through this gorgeous park with a veteran bird enthusiast.

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Friday, June 28, 2024   5-7 p.m.

Mesquite Flour Pancake Workshop

Tubac Presidio State Historic Park

Learn about Indigenous food ways and make your own delicious pancakes out of mesquite flour!

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Every Saturday, May 25-August 30   6 p.m.

Guided Hike on the Petroglyph Trail

Lyman Lake State Park
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Come out to cool Lyman Lake State Park for a ranger-led hikes on the Petroglyph Trail.

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Saturdays in June, July and August   11:15 a.m.

Riordan Mansion Nature Walk and Garden Tour

Riordan Mansion State Historic Park
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Join a ranger for a twenty minute tour of the mansion grounds. Learn more about Flagstaff's ecology, native wildlife, and conservation. This tour will vary weekly depending on what is blooming and what wildlife shows off.

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June 29 | July 6 and 20 | August 17 and 31, 2024   8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Fishing at Lyman Lake

Lyman Lake State Park

Join us for a fun morning of learning how to fish at the park - with equipment provided!

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Thursday, July 4, 2024   10 a.m. - noon

4th of July Celebration at Tubac Presidio

Tubac Presidio State Historic Park

Join a festive 4th of July celebration with the Friends of Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, offering delicious free food, exciting kids' games, and fantastic prizes.

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Fridays, Jun 21 & Jul 5, 2024   5-7 p.m.

Ted Ramirez Summer Series

Tubac Presidio State Historic Park

Take a tour through Southwest cuisine in this concert seasoned with humor! Registration required.

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First and Third Friday of the Month   Varies by Date

Catalina Nights

Catalina State Park
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Canceled on 6/21/24 - Experience Catalina State Park’s desert wildlife and dark skies with a one-mile, guided hike on the Nature Trail. Registration required.

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July 6, 2024   5 p.m.

Stroll Your Roll Parade

Lyman Lake State Park

Bring your bicycle, tricycle, scooter, or stroller and as many red, white, and blue decorations as you can, and stroll or roll in Lyman Lake State Park's patriotic parade around the park!

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Saturday, July 6, 2024   6-8 p.m.

Music in the Mountains Concert Series: Mother Cody Band

Catalina State Park

Come on out to Catalina State Park and enjoy a performance from Mother Cody Band!

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Saturday, July 6, 2024   7:15 p.m.

Welcome to a Bat Walk at Oracle State Park!

Oracle State Park

Oracle State Park is excited to provide our visitors with a unique opportunity to explore the fascinating world of bats as you discover the critical role these flying mammals play in our ecosystems. Equipped with bat detectors in a beautiful desert setting, you'll have the opportunity to listen to their calls, learn about the various species, and watch bats doing what they do best out in the wild: pest control!

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Monday, July 8, 2024   12:15 p.m.

Riordan Mansion Lunchtime Lecture: Fire and the Peaks: Repeat Photography Reveals Past & Present

Riordan Mansion State Historic Park
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Ecologist, photographer, and writer John L. Vankat shows his precise repeats of historical photographs to eye-catchingly illustrate more than a century of ecological changes in landscapes around the San Francisco Peaks.

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Friday, July 12, 2024,   5-7 p.m.

O'odham Pottery Workshop

Tubac Presidio State Historic Park

Join Dr. Jacelle Ramon-Sauberan to learn how to create O'odham pottery and the innovative Indigenous technology used to store food in the desert.

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July 14, 2024   9-10:30 a.m.

Riordan Mansion Special Tour: Historic Milton Walking Tour

Riordan Mansion State Historic Park
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A 90-minute guided walk from Riordan Mansion to explore the Arizona Lumber and Timber Company property and the town site of Milton.

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Friday, July 19, 2024   5-6 p.m.

Sonora's Heartland: The Rio Sonora Region

Tubac Presidio State Historic Park

Don't miss this chance to learn about the geographical and historical heart of our neighbor to the south, Sonora, during this compelling intercultural presentation by public historian Alex LaPierre.

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April - September   Times vary

Moonlight Hikes at Red Rock

Red Rock State Park
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The Moonlight Hike is among the most popular interpretive hikes at Red Rock State Park in Sedona. Join us for an exciting evening under the night sky of Sedona.

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July 20, 2024   10- a.m. - 3 p.m.

Living History Presentations - Frontier Regulars: Quartermaster

Fort Verde State Historic Park

Join Fort Verde State Historic Park for a living history presentation on Frontier Regulars: Quartermaster.

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June 22 | July 20 | Aug. 24 | Sept. 21, 2024   Varies by Date

Bat Walk

Kartchner Caverns State Park
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Kartchner Caverns invites you to join us for a nighttime walk in the park to learn about bats! Guests will see and hear bats interacting within their natural environment while learning about the diversity of these awesome flying mammals. Registration required.

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Friday, July 26, 2024   5-7 p.m.

Smartphone Photography Workshop

Tubac Presidio State Historic Park

Learn from Bill Steen how to take photographs of the people and places you love. Using only your cellphone, you'll learn how to create professional-quality photos!

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Monthly, April-November   6 p.m. (Arizona time)

Star Party at Homolovi State Park

Homolovi State Park
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Come out to Homolovi's Visitor Center Museum and Observatory for a night under the stars. Enjoy astronomy presentations featuring special guests with telescope viewing to follow. Bring your sense of wonder!

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Saturday, August 3, 2024   6 p.m.

Music in the Mountains Concert Series: Wendy Sweet

Catalina State Park

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

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August 11, 2024   3 p.m.

Riordan Mansion Special Tour: Art and Architecture

Riordan Mansion State Historic Park
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Riordan Mansion and art have gone hand in hand since the mansion was created in 1904; through artwork that decorates the interior and the structure of the house itself. This specialty tour examines the Riordans’ art collection and the Arts and Crafts Movement which inspired the design for the Riordans’ home. 

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August 17, 2024   10- a.m. - 3 p.m.

Living History Presentations - Frontier Regulars: Commissary

Fort Verde State Historic Park

Join Fort Verde State Historic Park for a living history presentation on Frontier Regulars: Commissary.

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August 31, 2024   6:30 p.m.

Patriotic Glow Boat Parade

Lyman Lake State Park

Join us at Lyman Lake for a patriotic water parade! Decorate your watercraft to participate!

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Saturday, September 7, 2024   6 p.m.

Music in the Mountains Concert Series: Gilbert Romero

Catalina State Park

Join us for an evening of classic rock with Gilbert Romero!

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Sept. 7 | Oct. 5 | Nov. 2, 2024   1 - 9 p.m.

Star Party at Kartchner Caverns!

Kartchner Caverns State Park
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Want to learn more about the stars and planets? Do you have any little ones curious about the cosmos? Then head to Kartchner Caverns, an International Dark Sky Park, for a star party!

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September 21, 2024   10- a.m. - 3 p.m.

Living History Presentations - Frontier Regulars: Cavalry

Fort Verde State Historic Park

Join Fort Verde State Historic Park for a living history presentation on Frontier Regulars: Cavalry.

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September 28, 2024   10 a.m.

Colonel's Daughter

Fort Verde State Historic Park

Young women from the Camp Verde area compete in poise and horsemanship for a set of spurs and the title of "Colonel's Daughter," inspired by the 1882 novel by Capt. Charles E. King.

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Every Saturday in October   6-8 p.m.

Haunted House

Lyman Lake State Park
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Join Lyman Lake State Park for a spooktacular Haunted House event. All ages are welcome! 

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October 5, 2024   5 p.m.

Music in the Mountains Concert Series: Bruce Carlson

Catalina State Park

Join us for our concert series featuring Bruce Carlson!

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Oct. 12, 2024   Varies by Date

Star Party at Cattail Cove

Cattail Cove State Park
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Join us for a star party to explore the night sky at Cattail Cove State Park. Bring your sense of wonder!

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October 12-13, 2024  

Fort Verde Days

Fort Verde State Historic Park

Fort Verde Days serves as the Town of Camp Verde's annual homecoming and celebrates the military post around which the town grew. There will be flag-raising and lowering ceremonies, artillery demonstrations, living history presentations with re-enactors, Dutch oven cooking demonstrations, and military drills.

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October 12, 2024   All day

Spooktacular Camping

Lyman Lake State Park

Decorate your campsite or cabin and join us for a trunk or treat event at the park! Plus, bring a pumpkin for a carving contest!

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Saturday, October 19, 2024   9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Bat Fest

Kartchner Caverns State Park

Join park rangers, partners and vendors for this day long celebration of our flying friends!

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Oct. 26, 2024 | Jan. 25, 2025 | April 18, 2025   Varies by Date

Star Party at Catalina State Park

Catalina State Park
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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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Saturday, November 2, 2024   4 p.m.

Music in the Mountains Concert Series: Midnight Auto

Catalina State Park

Join us for an evening of classic rock and roll with Midnight Auto!

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Saturday, November 2, 2024   Solar viewing - noon, Stargazing - 5 p.m.

Alamo Lake Star Party

Alamo Lake State Park
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Alamo Lake offers some of the best conditions for stargazing. Join the solar observations from noon to 4 p.m., and following a 5 p.m. presentation, view the night sky through professional telescopes.

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November 16, 2024   10- a.m. - 3 p.m.

Living History Presentations - Frontier Regulars: Post Trader

Fort Verde State Historic Park

Join Fort Verde State Historic Park for a living history presentation on Frontier Regulars: Post Trader.

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Saturday, November 16, 2024   11:00 a.m.

Flag Disposal Ceremony

Fort Verde State Historic Park

Fort Verde State Historic Park and American Legion Post #135 will be hosting the annual flag disposal ceremony.

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December 2, 2024 - January 7, 2025   Normal park hours

Victorian Christmas at Fort Verde State Historic Park

Fort Verde State Historic Park
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Celebrate the holidays with Fort Verde State Historic Park when we decorate the fort with Victorian-style holiday decorations.

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December 7, 14, 21, 2024   5-8 p.m.

Candlelight Tours

Fort Verde State Historic Park
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Join us as we host candlelight tours through Fort Verde State Park's historic homes along Officer's Row.

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December 7, 2024   10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Ornament-making Workshop

Fort Verde State Historic Park

Bring the kids to the park  to make their own Victorian holiday ornament, also known as a “tussy mussy.”

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