Statewide Calendar

21 Scheduled Events

August 9 | September 9   Varies by Date

Full Moon Hike at Lost Dutchman

Lost Dutchman State Park
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This beautiful program is designed to start with a famous Arizona sunset draping gracefully over the Superstition Mountains, and end under the light of the full moon. The easy 1.5 mile trail features some rocky, rough terrain but with little elevation gain. It is a ranger-guided hike focusing on the aesthetic, while offering opportunities to stop and interpret what you see on the trail.

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Third Saturday of the month   4:30-7:30 p.m.

Kartchner Caverns Photo Tours!

Kartchner Caverns State Park
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Have you ever wanted to take photos of the amazing underground world of Kartchner Caverns? Here's your chance! Arizona State Parks and Trails now offers an opportunity to take photos inside the cave every month. Registration for this tour is $125 per person.

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Second Saturday of the Month   10 a.m.

Monthly Ranger Hikes

Lyman Lake State Park
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Join a park ranger at Lyman Lake State Park for a monthly guided hike, every second Saturday of the month. Explore nature, the lake, and even local area history!

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Saturday, August 20, 2022   4:00 PM

Children's Program - Black Bears

Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area

Chronicles the life of a black bear in the form of a story of a black bear that visited Fool Hollow. Explores how to keep bears from being habituated and staying safe in bear country.

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Saturday, August 20, 2022   7:30 p.m.

Wings Over Water

Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area

Learn about bald eagles and osprey as a conservation success story and role models for survival!

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Saturday, August 27, 2022   4:00 p.m.

Children's Program: Wildlife Detectives

Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area

Come explore the nature of Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area, with different themes each week!

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Saturday, August 27, 2022   7:30 p.m.

Where's the Wildlife at Fool Hollow?

Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area

Wildlife is abundant at Fool Hollow even if we don’t always see them. Fool Hollow’s diverse wildlife is there if you know where and when to look for them. Come explore the interesting wildlife of Fool Hollow and the calls of the wild you may hear even if you don’t always see animals.

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Saturday, September 3, 2022   7:00 PM

Fall Colors in the White Mountains: The Phoenix Tree

Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area

What is the "Phoenix Tree"? Come see this amazing native tree that lives right here in the forests of the White Mountains.

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September 3, 2022   6 p.m.

Music in the Mountains - Chris Arpad

Catalina State Park

Join Chris Arpad for an evening of steel drums in Catalina State Park!

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September 16-18, 2022   2022

Family Campout

Slide Rock State Park

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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Sunday, September 25, 2022   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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September 30-October 2, 2022  

Family Campout

Kartchner Caverns State Park

Arizona Family Campout Programweekends 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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October 8-9, 2022  

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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Saturday, October 1, 2022   5 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, a dance band from Oracle, Arizona!

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October 14-16, 2022  

Family Campout

Lake Havasu State Park

Arizona Family Campout Programweekends 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, November 5, 2022   4 p.m.

Music in the Mountains Concert Series: Austin Owen

Catalina State Park

Austin Owen will return to Catalina State Park to perform an eclectic mix of music ranging from R&B to Bossa nova! 

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Saturday, November 19, 2022   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 3, 2022 - January 7, 2023   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 3, 10, 17, 2022   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 9-11, 2022  

Family Campout

Lost Dutchman State Park

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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March 29-April 3, 2023  

Save the Date: Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans 2023

Fort Verde State Historic Park

The Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans event has been moved to March 29-April 3, 2023.

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