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112 Scheduled Events

January 23, 2018   1:00pm

History Slide Rock Walking Tour

Slide Rock State Park

Join us in the red rocks of Sedona and learn the geology and history of this absolutely amazing area!

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01/26/18 - 01/27/18   7pm -10:30pm

Hummingbird Hoedown/Square and Round Dance Festival

Kartchner Caverns State Park

Grab your dancing shoes and duds and head on down to Sierra Vista for the Hummingbird Hoedown, Square and Round Dance Festival.

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January 27, 2018   1:30pm

Geology Walking Tour Guided by Scott McFadden

Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park

Learn about Pinal schist, the volcanic origins of Picket Post Mountain and the Apache Leap tuff.

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January 27, 2018   2:00 p.m.

Presentation: John Ross Browne: Writer and Artist in the Frontier Southwest by Gil Storms

Tubac Presidio State Historic Park

John Ross Browne was funny, adventurous, and was the most popular travel writer in the United States in the mid-1800’s, especially well-known for his accounts of life in the frontier Southwest.

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January 27, 2018   Time Vary

Second Annual Oracle Rumble

Oracle State Park

A Trail Run Event coordinated by the Arizona Trail Association. Routes are mostly single track through Oracle State Park and remote sections of the AZT, and include a 50-mile, 50K, half-marathon and 12K. New this year, there is a two-person relay for the 50-mile race.

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January 27, 2018

Australia Day Means Didgeridoos & Walk-a-Bouts

Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park

Didgeridoo Jam and Australian stories beneath the eucalyptus and gum trees with Gold Canyon ‘didge’ player Bernie Haley and friends.

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January 27, February 24, March 24, 2018   9:00 a.m.

Bird Walk at Roper Lake

Roper Lake State Park

Join local birder Jeff Coker for a bird walk. The hike will last anywhere from one to hours.

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January 28, 2018   1:30pm

Edible-Medicinal Sonoran Desert Plants Walk by Dave Morris

Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park

Ethno-botanist Dave Morris guides this one-hour walk where you'll see prickly pear cacti, the towering stalks of our native Agave chrysantha, and mesquite trees – and learn practical uses for desert plants that have fed, clothed and healed Sonoran dwellers for 1,000 years. 

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January 28, 2018   8:00 a.m.

Sunday Guided Hike - East of 50th Year Trail

Catalina State Park

January 29 & 30, 2018   6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Full Moon Hikes

Lost Dutchman State Park

Join us for a guided 2.5-mile hike on Jacob’s Crosscut Trail at the base of the mysterious Superstition Mountains. There is a limit of 100 hikers per night, so please call in advance to reserve your space: (480) 982-4485.

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January 31, 2018   3:45 a.m. - 7:22 a.m.

Lunar Eclipse Event at Homolovi

Homolovi State Park

Witness the lunar eclipse from the dark corners at the City of Winslow Gazebo! Through our powerful telescopes you will see the eclipse much closer and more clearly than you have before!

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January 31, 2018   7:30 p.m.

Adventures with the Moon at Catalina

Catalina State Park

January 31, 2018   8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Wednesday 50-Year Trail Stewards

Catalina State Park

Thursday, February 1, 2018   1 p.m.

Geology Tour at Slide Rock

Slide Rock State Park

Take a ranger-led walking tour in the red rocks of Sedona and learn about the geology of Slide Rock State Park and Oak Creek Canyon.

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February 2, 2018   8:30am

Friday Bird Walk with Lisa and Peggy

Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park

Join guides Lisa & Peggy for a Friday bird walk at the Arboretum.  It’s a great way to get into birding and to sharpen your locating and identification skills. Beginners are encouraged to attend.

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February 2-4, 2018   10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Vintage Trailer Campout - Lake Havasu

Lake Havasu State Park

The 4th Annual Vintage Trailer Camp out is a camp out showcasing vintage trailers for everyone to come check out. This is dry camping (no hookups). For campers, nearby activities include hiking trails, a cactus garden and the local Swap Meet (on Sunday).

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February 2, 2018   8:30 a.m.

Friday Bird Walk with Lisa & Peggy

Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park

Join your guides Lisa & Peggy for a Friday bird walk at the Arboretum! This is a great way to get into birding and to sharpen your identification skills.

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February 17, 2018   1:30 p.m.

Plants of the Bible Lands Lecture: Agriculture in Ancient Israel

Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park

David Oberpriller has guided popular “Plants of the Bible Lands" walks around the Arboretum for more than a decade, pointing out plants mentioned in the Bible that can grow and thrive here in AZ, and sharing anecdotes from scripture.

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Saturday, February 3, 2018   10 a.m.

Hike the Peak on Hunter Trail

Picacho Peak State Park

Join a park volunteer guide on the Hunter Trail and enjoy 360-degree views from the top of Picacho Peak. This is a challenging hike that involves steep switchbacks, rock scrambles, climbing up several cableways and an elevation change of 1,600 feet. Total distance is 4 miles round-trip and takes 4-5 hours to complete.

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Saturday, February 3, 2018   4 p.m.

Live Music – The Marty Davis Show

Picacho Peak State Park

Enjoy some good old Western Music that tells the story of our cowboy heritage as it was presented in the movies on the Silver Screen. Reminisce about the days when the West was still “wild” and the good guys always won.

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February 3, 2018   Sunset

Star Party at Homolovi State Park

Homolovi State Park

Join us at Homolovi’s Visitor Center Museum and Observatory for a night under the stars!

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February 3, 2018   10:00am

Saturday History Walking Tour with Sylvia Lee

Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park

You may have walked through Arboretum gardens and trails a dozen times and never crossed paths with the Galapagos Tortoise pens. Take a moment to scan the horizon above Picket Post Mountain, can you imagine cavalry soldiers camped in this region in the late 1800s? Phoenix historian Sylvia Lee narrates this two-hour walking tour focused on the life and times of Colonel William Boyce Thompson, and his Arboretum.

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February 3, 2018   3:00 p.m.

Music in the Mountains Series

Catalina State Park

Catalina State Park is pleased to welcome back the Saguaro Sunset Trio for the Music in the Mountains concert series.

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February 3, 2018   11:00 a.m.

Pinal Master Gardeners Workshop: 'Succulents: Out of Africa'

Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park

Our green-thumbed volunteers of Pinal County's Superstition Mountain Master program present to you...‘Succulents Out of Africa'.

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February 3, April 1, and June 2, 2018   10:00 a.m.

History Walking Tour Sunday with Sylvia Lee

Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park

Phoenix historian Sylvia Lee narrates this two-hour walking tour focused on the life and times of Colonel William Boyce Thompson, and his Arboretum.

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February 3, 2018   7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Star Party

Homolovi State Park

Star Party viewing via iTelescope.net T3 in the Homolovi Visitor Center.

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February 3-4, 2018   8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Cave Fest

Kartchner Caverns State Park

Join us to explore the science of Kartchner Caverns State Park and its ecosystem during "Cave Fest" on Saturday and Sunday!

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February 4th, 2018   2:00pm

Set in Stone But Not in Meaning: Southwestern Indian Rock Art with Allen

Red Rock State Park

Ancient Indian pictographs (rock paintings) and petroglyphs (symbols carved or pecked on rocks) are claimed by some to be forms of writing for which meanings are known. However, are such claims supported by archaeology or by Native Americans themselves?

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February 4, March 4, April 8, 2018   11:00 a.m.

Painting Class for Beginners - Intermediates

Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park

Ever wanted to try your hand with a brush and canvas or maybe you just need to fine tune your painting skills? Enroll in the watercolor painting class that accomplished local artist Chuck Davison will coach on three separate dates starting Feb.4.

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February 4, 2018   11:00 a.m.

Sunday Birding Nature Guided Walk

Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area

Please join Park Rangers and volunteers on a birding and nature walk.

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February 5, 2018   9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Stitching Class: Freeform Shawl

Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park

Create a beautiful shawl of your own design. Ideas will be shared, but each knitter’s creation will be unique.

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February 7, thru April 4, 2018   9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Wednesday Workshop - Basic Gourd Art, Thunder Gourds, Pine Needle Coiling

Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park

Wednesday Workshops are designed to inspire thought while evoking the creativity within you. Choose from varying levels and join us for a great time!

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Thursday, February 8, 2018   1 p.m.

History Tour at Slide Rock

Slide Rock State Park

Take a ranger-led walking tour in the red rocks of Sedona and learn about the history of Slide Rock State Park and Oak Creek Canyon.

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February 10, 2018   1:30pm

Edible-Medicinal Sonoran Desert Plants Walk Guided by Jim Shepherd

Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park

Learn about plants along our Curandero Trail on a leisurely guided walk with desert plant enthusiast Jim Shepherd. You'll see prickly pear cacti, mesquite trees and more! Plus, you'll have a chance to taste a few desert edible samples ranging from prickly pear jelly to nopalitos, mesquite flour, and agave nectar.

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February 11, 2018   9:00am

Photography for Beginners-Informal Workshop & Outdoor Shoot

Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park

These photo walks include time for participants to learn basic camera functions ranging from aperture and exposure to white balance. In addition, participants will be able to ask their specific questions answered in a supportive small groups, each with a friendly camera coach whose goal is to "put the fun in camera functions, and eliminate aspects of photography that can be intimidating to beginners."

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February 11, 17, 25, 2018   8:30 a.m.

Guided Bird Walks

Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park

 Arboretum guided bird walks are an ideal way to get into birding and to sharpen your locating and identification skills! Beginners are always welcome at this exciting event.

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February 11, and March 11, 2018   1:30 p.m.

Plants of the Bible Land Guided Walks

Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park

The Sinai Desert lies roughly at the same latitude as our own Sonoran Desert; many of the same plants common in the Middle East thrive in our Arizona climate, and can be seen here at Boyce Thompson Arboretum.

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February 14, 2018   7:00pm

Chevron Canyon Civilian Conservation Corps Camp

Homolovi State Park

The Homolovi Chapter of the Arizona Archaeological Society Programs are presented on the second Wednesday of each month.

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Thursday, February 15, 2018   1 p.m.

Geology Tour at Slide Rock

Slide Rock State Park

Take a ranger-led walking tour in the red rocks of Sedona and learn about the geology of Slide Rock State Park and Oak Creek Canyon.

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February 16-18, 2018

Rockabilly Reunion at Lake Havasu State Park

Lake Havasu State Park

It’s all about cool cats and chicks, retro-fashion, rock-n-roll oldies music, rat-rods, and more at the 10th Annual Lake Havasu Rockabilly Reunion. Take a three-day stroll down nostalgia lane with 150 vendors of all types, food, beer garden, and the ever popular Pin-Up Girl contest.

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Saturday, February 17, 2018   10 a.m.

Beginner Guided Hike

Picacho Peak State Park

Learn a little about hiking safety and enjoy the scenic surroundings as you hike the Calloway trail up to an overlook below the face of Picacho Peak. Elevation gain 300 feet. 1.5 miles round-trip, about 1.5 hours.

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February 17 and March 10, 2018   10:00am

Lightroom, PhotoShop & Digital Image Post Processing

Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park

Photographers of all skill levels who enjoy digital image post processing are invited to meet at 10:00 a.m. in the Smith Building Lecture room. Beginners are definitely encouraged to attend this popular recurring meet up, which includes programs and platforms beyond just Photoshop and LightRoom.

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February 17, 2018   3:00 p.m.

Music in the Mountains Concert Series

Catalina State Park

Experience the music of Folk-Americana legend Bruce Carlson. Watch him "pick" several varieties of acoustic guitars while listening to his poetic songs that paint pictures of love, life, and landscapes. 

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February 17, 2018   4:30 p.m.

Live Music and Star Party

Oracle State Park

Live Music and Star Party at the Kannally Ranch House. Live music begins at 4:30 p.m. in the living room of the ranch house, with guitar and vocal performance by local favorite, Austin Owens.

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February 17, 2018   9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Buffalo Soldiers

Fort Verde State Historic Park

Honor Black History Month with the annual commemoration of the Buffalo Soldiers at Fort Verde State Historic Park. Learn how the soldiers earned their name and helped settle the American West.

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February 17, 2018   2:00 p.m.

Desert Plants & Tree Talk

Roper Lake State Park

Join local birder Jeff Coker for desert plant and tree talk hike.

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January 21, February 18, March 18, and April 15, 2018   1:30 p.m.

Tree Tour

Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park

See trees native to the Sonoran Desert as well as other more  'exotic ' specimens.Learn tips on tree care from skilled professional's to ensure your trees at home are kept in tip top shape!

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February 19, 26, 2018   9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Needlework Class: Beginning Crochet Stitching

Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park

Students will learn chain stitch, single and double crochet. Also, how to increase and decrease and use these stitches to make decorative patterns. All materials are provided.

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Thursday, February 22, 2018   1 p.m.

History Tour of Slide Rock

Slide Rock State Park

Take a ranger-led walking tour in the red rocks of Sedona and learn about the history of Slide Rock State Park and Oak Creek Canyon.

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February 24, 2018   1:30pm

Geology Walking Tour Guided by Scott McFadden

Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park

Learn about Pinal schist, the volcanic origins of Picket Post Mountain and the Apache Leap tuff.

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February 24, 2018   4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Marty Davis Concert

Kartchner Caverns State Park

Join us for an enlightening country western concert featuring the very talented Marty Davis!

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February 24, 20188   1:00 p.m.

Three Special Butterflies

Oracle State Park

The one hour slide show program focuses on the butterfly life cycle and raising butterflies.

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March 2-4, 2018   10 a.m.

Bluegrass on the Beach at Lake Havasu

Lake Havasu State Park

Come on out to the 2018 Bluegrass on the Beach Festival and mingle with bluegrass veterans and newcomers alike. There are jam sessions on and off stage, so don’t be shy about bringing your favorite instrument and joining in. Events include workshops, arts and crafts, great food and beer, kids zone and more.

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Every Saturday in March   4:30 p.m.

Campfire Chat

Picacho Peak State Park

Don’t feel like building your own campfire? Meet new friends and make memories at ours! Bring your own chair and beverage to the campfire circle adjacent to the campground amphitheater. Don’t forget your roasting sticks and marshmallows!

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Saturday, March 3, 2018   10 a.m.

Picacho Peak via Sunset Vista Trail

Picacho Peak State Park

Join a park volunteer guide on the scenic Sunset Vista Trail that will lead you to the top of Picacho Peak. This is a challenging hike that involves steep switchbacks, rock scrambles, climbing up several cableways and an elevation change of 1,300 feet. Total distance is 6.2 miles round-trip and takes about 5 hours to complete.

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March 3, 2018   Sunset

Star Party at Homolovi State Park

Homolovi State Park

Join us at Homolovi’s Visitor Center Museum and Observatory for a night under the stars!

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March 3, 2018   4:00 p.m.

Music in the Mountains Concert Series

Catalina State Park

The very talented Marietta Loherlein plays a variety of folk, pop, and country music in this installment of the Music in the Mountains concert series.

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March 3, 2018   10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Archaeology & Heritage Awareness Month: Mountain Men Tools of the Trade Display

Fort Verde State Historic Park

A must-visit for fans of "Jeremiah Johnson," The History Channel's "Mountain Men," or Discovery's "Alaska: The Last Frontier."

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March 3, and 17, 2018   10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Archaeology and Heritage Awareness Month: Vintage Baseball Games

Fort Verde State Historic Park

Come cheer on vintage baseball players as they play a series of vintage baseball games.

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March 4, 11, 18, 25,2017   TBD

Archaeology & Heritage Awareness Month: Romero Ruins Adventure Walk

Catalina State Park

Romero Ruins is a multicomponent site that includes a Hohokam village dating from approximately AD 500 to 1450, as well as the remnants of the historic Francisco Romero Ranch.

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Every Tuesday in March   9:30 a.m.

Coffee with a Ranger

Picacho Peak State Park

Meet our staff and volunteers and get your questions answered. (Bring your own coffee mug.)

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Saturday, March 10, 2018   10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

2018 Archaeology Expo

Arizona State Parks

The 2018 Archaeology Expo will be held at the Arizona Museum of Natural History (AzMNH) on Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Archaeology Expo will kick off a month-long celebration of archaeology and heritage. Join us at this event.

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March 10, 2018   10:00am

Homolovi II Ancestral Hopi Pueblo Tour

Homolovi State Park

Homolovi State Park’s main focus is to protect and interpret the archeological and historic resources of the Little Colorado River valley. The main emphasis is on four ancestral Hopi pueblos dating from 1260 to 1400. At this time the two largest sites are open for regular public viewing. Homolovi III and IV are currently closed.

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March 10, 2018   10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Archaeology & Heritage Awareness Month: Military Medics during the Indian Wars Period

Fort Verde State Historic Park

Learn about early Frontier Army medical tools and equipment used by medics.

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March 10, 2018   10:00 a.m.

Archaeology & Heritage Awareness Month: Guided Tours: Homolovi II Ancestral Hopi Pueblo

Homolovi State Park

Join a Ranger and explore a late 14th century Hopi Pueblo. For this tour, dress in layers, and bring water, snacks, and appropriate hiking gear.

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March 10, 2018   7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Fishing Clinic with Game and Fish

Roper Lake State Park

Game and Fish Department will be hosting a fishing clinic. Meet at the Boat Ramp area.

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March 11, 17, 2018 and April 7, 2018   8:30 a.m.

Guided Bird Walks

Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park

Arboretum guided bird walks are an ideal way to get into birding and to sharpen your locating and identification skills! Beginners are always welcome at this exciting event.

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March 14, 2018   7:00pm

Solstice Project Update at Homolovi

Homolovi State Park

The Homolovi Chapter of the Arizona Archaeological Society Programs are presented on the second Wednesday of each month.

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Saturday, March 17, 2018   10 a.m.

Beginner Guided Hike

Picacho Peak State Park

Learn a little about hiking safety and enjoy the scenic surroundings as you hike the Calloway trail up to an overlook below the face of Picacho Peak. Elevation gain 300 feet. 1.5 miles round-trip, about 1.5 hours.

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March 17, 2018   4:00 p.m.

Music in the Mountains Concert Series

Catalina State Park

Jaye Parks and the Show Cats for a wonderful evening of music by the mountains. Jaye is joined by her husband, Steven Shochat, on bass and guitar and Lonesome Lee West, celebrated guitarist, singer, and songwriter will round out the Cats.

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March 17, 2018   7:30 a.m.

Havasu Triathlon

Lake Havasu State Park

Triathletes from over 35 states compete in one of the premier triathlon races in the nation. The 15th Annual Havasu Triathlon & Mountain Collegiate Triathlon Conference is the oldest triathlon in Lake Havasu City! Known as one of the best swims in the sport with a challenging bike course.

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March 17, 2018   10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Archaeology & Heritage Awareness Month: Ancient Indian Technology Display

Fort Verde State Historic Park

Learn about ancient Indian technology they used, as well as the history of the Fort.

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March 23-25, 2018   10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Hobie Cat Regatta

Lake Havasu State Park

Competitors travel from across the Western U.S. for the event, which is the first event of the 2018 Hobie Division 2 regatta schedule. Races will take place off of Windsor Beach in Lake Havasu State Park. Spectators are welcome to watch the beautiful multi-colored sails race on the blue waters of Lake Havasu, from the water or the beach!

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March 24, 2018   TBT

142nd Anniversary of the Colonization of the Little Colorado River Valley

Homolovi State Park

Celebrate the 142nd Anniversary of the Colonization of the Little Colorado River Valley!

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March 24, 2018   11:00am

32nd Anniversary Celebration at Homolovi State Park

Homolovi State Park

Join us for the 32nd Anniversary Celebration of Homolovi State Park's establishment inception!

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March 24, 2018   10:00 a.m.

Archaeology & Heritage Awareness Month: Guided Tour: Historic Sunset Cemetery

Homolovi State Park

Join a Ranger for guided tours of a Mormon cemetery (1876-1888) in Homolovi State Park.  This cemetery is all that remains of the five United Order Settlements of the early Latter Day Saints Church.

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March 24, 2018   1:00 p.m.

Archaeology & Heritage Awareness Month: Tour: Brigham City Fort

Homolovi State Park

Join a Ranger for guided tours of Brigham City, one of the Little Colorado River Valley settlements by the early Latter Day Saints Church.

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March 24, 2018   7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Star Party at Oracle State Park

Oracle State Park

Come to Oracle State Park for our next Star Party on Saturday. Imagine what you will see in the skies looking through 8 big telescopes provided by the Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association!

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March 31, 2018   1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day

Fort Verde State Historic Park

Event to pay tribute and honor our Vietnam Veterans.

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April 1, 2018   2:00 p.m.

Amazing Geological Sights of Northern Arizona with Ken Bork

Red Rock State Park

Northern Arizona has an amazingly rich collection of geological sites, many known for their exceptional beauty. We will tour the northern tier of the state, in an illustrated lecture from Monument Valley and the Navajo lands of the NE to the Grand Canyon, continuing to the Nevada border.

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April 6-8, 2018

Annual Lake Havasu Boat Show

Lake Havasu State Park

The 27th Annual Lake Havasu Boat Show will host more than 140 exhibitors and vendors featuring the finest in boats and marine accessories. It’s the largest boat show in AZ and NV featuring 60+ different brands of family runabouts, ski/wakeboard boats, fishing boats, cruisers, deck boats, pontoons, personal watercraft, kayaks, paddleboards and the biggest selection of performance sport boats west of Miami.

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Saturday, April 7, 2018   8 a.m.

Hike the Peak on Hunter Trail

Picacho Peak State Park

Get an early start to beat the heat and join a park volunteer guide on the Hunter Trail and enjoy 360-degree views from the top of Picacho Peak. This is a challenging hike that involves steep switchbacks, rock scrambles, climbing up several cableways and an elevation change of 1,600 feet. Total distance is 4 miles round-trip and takes 4-5 hours to complete.

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April 7, 2018   Sunset

Star Party at Homolovi State Park

Homolovi State Park

Join us at Homolovi’s Visitor Center Museum and Observatory for a night under the stars!

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April 7, 2018   5:00 p.m.

Music in the Mountains Concert Series

Catalina State Park

Catalina State Park welcomes back Nancy Elliott for the Music in Mountains concert series after her previously amazing show! 

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April 07, 2018   7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Star Party at Catalina State Park

Catalina State Park

Come to Catalina State Park for our next Star Party on Saturday.  Imagine what you will see in the skies looking through 10 big telescopes provided by the Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association! 

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April 8, 9, 2018   Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm and Sunday 9:00am-2:00pm

History of the Soldier

Fort Verde State Historic Park

Reenactors bring military history to life from the American Revolution to the present day. Guest speakers, reenactments, military encampments, and weapons demonstrations make this an outstanding experience for all military aficionados.

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April 21, 2018   10:00am to 12:00pm

Hopi Code Talker Day at Homolovi State Park

Homolovi State Park

Pay tribute to ten of America's (Secret) War Heroes, the WWII Hopi Code Talkers!

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May 5, 2018   Sunset

Star Party at Homolovi State Park

Homolovi State Park

Join us at Homolovi’s Visitor Center Museum and Observatory for a night under the stars!

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May 9, 2018   7:00pm

Turkeys and Humans in the Prehistoric Southwest

Homolovi State Park

The Homolovi Chapter of the Arizona Archaeological Society Programs are presented on the second Wednesday of each month.

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May 19, 2018   10:00am to 2:00pm

Kids to Parks Day at Homolovi

Homolovi State Park

Homolovi will have some children's activities, and a petroglyph hike on Tsu'vo at 11:00 am.  Jr Ranger Program campaign, solar telescope viewing at the Winslow Homolovi Observatory unit at 2 pm.

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June 2, 2018   Sunset

Star Party at Homolovi State Park

Homolovi State Park

Join us at Homolovi’s Visitor Center Museum and Observatory for a night under the stars!

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June 13, 2018   7:00pm

Homolovi or Rock Art Ranch

Homolovi State Park

The Homolovi Chapter of the Arizona Archaeological Society Programs are presented on the second Wednesday of each month.

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July 7, 2018   Sunset

Star Party Viewing at Homolovi State Park

Homolovi State Park

Join us at Homolovi’s Visitor Center Museum and Observatory for a night under the stars!

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July 7, 2018   Sunset

Star Party at Homolovi State Park

Homolovi State Park

Join us at Homolovi’s Visitor Center Museum and Observatory for a night under the stars!

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July 11, 2018   7:00pm

Rock Art of Australia at Homolovi

Homolovi State Park

The Homolovi Chapter of the Arizona Archaeological Society Programs are presented on the second Wednesday of each month.

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August 4, 2018

Suvoyuki Day at Homolovi State Park

Homolovi State Park

Homolovi State Park's signature event with native dancers, pottery firing demonstrations, artists's marketplace, and a traditional native corn roast.

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August 11, 2018   Sunset

Star Party at Homolovi State Park

Homolovi State Park

Join us at Homolovi’s Visitor Center Museum and Observatory for a night under the stars!

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September 1, 2018   Sunset

Star Party at Homolovi State Park

Homolovi State Park

Join us at Homolovi’s Visitor Center Museum and Observatory for a night under the stars!

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September 01, 2018   7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Star Party at Oracle State Park

Oracle State Park

Come to Oracle State Park for our next Star Party on Saturday. Imagine what you will see in the skies looking through 10 big telescopes provided by the Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association! 

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September 11, 2018   5:00pm to 6:30pm

17th Annual Remembrance and Reflection at Homolovi State Park

Homolovi State Park

17th Annual Remembrance and Reflection: Patriots Day 2018 at the City of Winslow at the 9-11 Remembrance Garden, 2101 E. Third Street, sponsored by Homolovi State Park Staff.

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September 22, 2018   8:00am to 5:00pm

Museum Day Live with the Smithsonian

Homolovi State Park

Annual Event celebrating America’s Rich Cultural and historic Heritage through our partners and museums.  Activities TBA.

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September 30, 2018   Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm and Sunday 9:00am-2:00pm

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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October 6, 2018   Sunset

Star Party at Homolovi State Park

Homolovi State Park

October 13, 2018   6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Star Party at Catalina State Park

Catalina State Park

Come to Catalina State Park for our next Star Party on Saturday.  Imagine what you will see in the skies looking through 10 big telescopes provided by the Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association! 

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October 13 and 14, 2018   Saturday 9:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Fort Verde Days

Fort Verde State Historic Park

Fort Verde State Historic Park celebrates Fort Verde Days with a flag-raising and lowering ceremony, living history presentations with the Buffalo Soldiers and Indian Wars period re-enactors, special presentations, a fashion show, cavalry drills and a vintage baseball game.

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November 3, 2018   Sunset

Star Party at Homolovi State Park

Homolovi State Park

Join us at Homolovi’s Visitor Center Museum and Observatory for a night under the stars!

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November 14, 2018   7:00pm

Ethnography and Archaeology in NM: Capulin Volcano National Monument Ethnographic Overview and Assessment

Homolovi State Park

The Homolovi Chapter of the Arizona Archaeological Society Programs are presented on the second Wednesday of each month.

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November 16-18, 2018   9 a.m. - 5 p.m., 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

7th Annual Sand,Water, RV Expo

Lake Havasu State Park

The 2018 Sand-Water-RV Expo captures the spirit and passion of these complementary outdoor recreation activities, providing motivated consumers the opportunity to browse, compare, and shop for the latest and greatest in off-road vehicles, trucks, sand rails, ATVs, UTVs, 4x4s, buggies, golf carts, motorcycles, electric vehicles, mobility scooters, RVs, toy haulers, travel trailers, fifth wheels, power boats, pontoons, personal watercraft, kayaks, paddleboards, bicycles, camping/hunting equipment and all related accessory recreational products and services.

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November 17-18, 2018   9am. - 4pm.

Civil War in the Southwest

Picacho Peak State Park

Arizona State Parks & Trails is strongly committed to being a good steward of the budget and resources to operate over 35 parks in Arizona. We will continue to work with any group to make their events successful at any of our state parks in Arizona.

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November 17, 2018

Water/Ways Exhibit

McFarland State Historic Park

Arizona Humanities and the Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives and School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies at Arizona State University are pleased to announce an exclusive Arizona tour of Water/Ways, a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution.

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November 17, 2018   11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Flag Retirement Ceremony

Fort Verde State Historic Park

Fort Verde State Historic Park and American Legion Post #135 will be hosting the annual flag retirement ceremony on Saturday, November 17, 2018.

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October 19, 2018

Water/Ways Exhibit

Tubac Presidio State Historic Park

Arizona Humanities and the Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives and School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies at Arizona State University are pleased to announce an exclusive Arizona tour of Water/Ways, a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution.

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Ongoing Programs

Ongoing Daily   10:00 a.m.

Daily Guided Nature Walks

Red Rock State Park

A volunteer naturalist leads a guided nature walk informing visitors about the different life zones of Red Rock State Park.

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Ongoing Daily   11:00 a.m.

Daily Guided Tours

Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park

Arboretum volunteers narrate the history of Arizona’s oldest and largest botanical garden while pointing out colorful plants and birds during a relaxed walk to observe seasonal changes.

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Every Saturday   9:00 a.m.

Saturday Guided Bird Walk

Red Rock State Park

 Join a Volunteer Naturalist at Red Rock State Park for an invigorating and enjoyable tour of the many feathered friends that call the park home.

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Saturdays and Sundays   9 a.m., 10:15 a.m., 11:30 a.m., twilight

Boat Tours

Patagonia Lake State Park

Join us for boat tours at Patagonia Lake State Park and Sonoita Creek State Natural Area! There will be three tours every Saturday and Sunday, plus a special twilight tour on Saturdays.

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Every Fridays January thru April 20, 2018   2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Karaoke Every Friday

Lost Dutchman State Park

Bring your guitar, handheld instrument and singing voice to the amphitheater every Friday afternoon for a music jam session.

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Every Fridays January-March   7 p.m.

Campfire Fridays

Buckskin Mountain State Park

Bring a chair, flashlight, musical instrument, your favorite story and join us at a campfire located at the Buckskin fire ring located in the NW corner of the park!

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Saturdays through April   10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Catalina State Park Nature Program: Saturdays

Catalina State Park

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

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Saturdays and Sundays   11am

Guided Tour of the Historic Kannally Ranch House

Oracle State Park

Guided Tours of the historic Kannally Ranch House begin at 11:00 am every Saturday and Sunday, for the drop-in public. 45-minute duration.

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3rd Sunday of the month (Oct.-May)   1:00 p.m.

Archaeology Hike

Red Rock State Park

Come and hear the fascinating story of the pre-Columbian people who lived and traveled in the park. The hike will identify the various archeological features and interpret them into the wider context of important regional Sinagua sites.

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Saturdays and Sundays   9 a.m., 10:15 a.m., 11:30 a.m., twilight

Boat Tours

Sonoita Creek State Natural Area

Join us for boat tours at Patagonia Lake State Park and Sonoita Creek State Natural Area! There will be three tours every Saturday and Sunday, plus a special twilight tour on Saturdays.

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4th Sunday of the month (Oct-Nov, Jan-May)   1:00 p.m.

Ethnobotany of Sedona Guided Hike

Red Rock State Park

Learning more about the native plants and trees here in the Sedona area is a great way to enhance any hike. Our volunteer guides explain how plant life is interconnected with indigenous cultures, pioneer settlers, people in our contemporary time and wildlife.

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January 7, 14, 21, 28, 2018   8:00 a.m.

Sunday Guided Bird Walks at Catalina

Catalina State Park

Mike, an experienced birder and park volunteer leads this bird walk through the foothills of the Catalina Mountains.

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Every Tuesdays January-March   2 p.m.

Ice Cream Social at the Buckskin Center

Buckskin Mountain State Park

Bring your own bowl and spoon and head over to the Buckskin Center for an ice cream social every Tuesday from January through March!

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Ongoing   9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Self-Guided Tours of the Historic Kannally Ranch House

Oracle State Park

Visit the park office/gift-shop and take a self-guided tour through the multi-level Kannally family home. The Mediterranean-Revival Style ranch house built 1929-1933, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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January 5, 12, 19, 26, 2018   8 a.m.

Friday Guided Bird Walks at Catalina

Catalina State Park

Join experienced bird guide, Jim, on a bird walk through the park.  He will help participants spot and identify the various birds that visit and live in the Catalina Mountains.

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January 13, 27, 2018   10: a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Walking Tours of Old Tubac

Tubac Presidio State Historic Park

Guided by Connie Stevens, you'll discover fascinating facts about the town's early adobe buildings and learn about Arizona's first European settlement.

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Every Saturdays January-March   9 a.m.

Guided Nature Walk

Buckskin Mountain State Park

Come out to Buckskin Mountain State Park for a ranger or volunteer-guided nature walk every Saturday at 9 a.m.

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