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38 Scheduled Events

July 21, 2018, August 25, September 22, October 20, November 24, December 22   4:30 p.m. - 7:05 p.m.

Kartchner Caverns Photo Tours!

Kartchner Caverns State Park

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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July 27, 2018 and August 25, 2018   July 27- 6:15 pm | August 25- 5:45 pm

Sedona: Moonlight Hike at Red Rock State Park

Red Rock State Park

Join us for a Moonlight Hike at Red Rock State Park! Led by a naturalist, it gives hikers the rare opportunity to enjoy the sunset and moonrise from an overlook and return by the light of the moon, while also having the chance to learn about Sedona and its surrounding areas.

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Saturday, July 28

The Wild West: When Bronc Busters Wore Lipstick

Tubac Presidio State Historic Park

Western enthusiast and preservationist Cheri Raftery shares her display of rare items from a "very personal" collection.

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(July 28 From 8:00 to 9:30 p.m.) August 25 and September 22   7:00-9:00 p.m.

Full Moon Hike at Lost Dutchman

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 under the light of the full moon! This popular hike showcases the park and the beautiful Arizona sky.

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July 28, August 25, 2018   8:00 a.m.

Rocks & Geology Guided Walk

Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park

Learn about rocks and volcanic formations along our main trail on an informative tour through the arboretum.

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July 28, August 25, and September 29   5:30 p.m.

Southern Arizona Hiking: Sunset Hike Series

Kartchner Caverns State Park

Enjoy beautiful views of the San Pedro River Valley and Whetstone Mountains during this 2.4 mile moderate trail experience.

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July 28 and August 25, 2018   8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Butterfly Walk- Learn Species Identification With Ron Rutowski

Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park

Learn about native Arizona butterfly species from your guide, and ASU professor Ron Rutowski. During this slow paced walk, visitors will have a chance to photograph numerous beautifully colored butterfly species in several of the on site gardens.

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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 4, 2018   6:30 p.m.

Music in the Mountains Concert Series: Bill Ganz

Catalina State Park

Join country musician Bill Ganz at Catalina State Park's Music in the Mountains series!

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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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August 11, 2018   10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Flagstaff Event: Arizona Rough Riders

Riordan Mansion State Historic Park

Arizona Rough Riders describe the era, the war, the effects, and the social mores of turn of the century America. 

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August 11, 2018   10:00am - 4:00pm

Flagstaff Event: Arizona Rough Riders of the Spanish American War

Riordan Mansion State Historic Park

The Arizona Rough Riders is a living history group that brings the Spanish-American War era circa. 1898 to life.

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August 11, September 8 & 29, 2018   8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Learn Your Arizona Lizards- Guided Tour

Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park

Learn about lizards of the Sonoran Desert during a 90-minute hike through the arboretum.

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Saturday, August 11, 2018   7 - 9 p.m.

Bug Night!

Kartchner Caverns State Park

Join us for a spectacular outdoor insect viewing with a local entomologist! Grab a black light for a nighttime scorpion walk led by park rangers who will show you all the secret places where the creepy-crawlies live.

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August 12, 2018   2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Riordan Second Sunday Special Tour: Historic Milton Walking Tour

Riordan Mansion State Historic Park

Learn about the town site of Milton on a guided 90 minute walk from Riordan Mansion to the Arizona Lumber and Timber company property.

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August 19, 2018   2:00 pm

The Earth, Pangea, and Geography, During the Permian Period: Presented by Dr. Kennard B. Bork

Red Rock State Park

Dr. Kennard B. Bork delivers a brief overview of the earth in relation to Pangea and geography during the formative Permian Period 300 to 250 million years ago..

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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

The Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association has graciously provided 10 of their high quality telescopes for this Star Party event! Astronomers will be on site to answer questions and discuss the elements of the night sky as darkness descends.

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September 1, 2018   7:00 p.m.

Famous Women Astronomers

Homolovi State Park

Barry Malpas from the Coconino Astronomical Society will be presenting solar viewing techniques during his evening program about Famous Women Astronomers throughout History.

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September 2, 2018   2:00 p.m.

Hopi Mythology and History in Arizona: A Journey thru Space and Time with Bo Montenegro

Red Rock State Park

Einstein understood the Hopi view of time as a process, and because of that the Hopi People were able to understand the concept of time as a fourth dimension. Similarly, scientists were intrigued by the thought that the idea of spatio-temporal unity that had taken Einstein seven years to ponder, was readily available to the Hopi.

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September 8, 2018   7:00 p.m.

Star Party at Red Rock State Park...

Red Rock State Park

Join us for a Star Party under the dark skies of Red Rock State Park! Catch sight of the summer Milky Way, Jupiter, Venus and constellations through telescopes set up at the park. Attendance is limited, so register today!

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September 09, 2018   1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Riordan Second Sunday Special Tour: Tea on the Verdanda

Riordan Mansion State Historic Park

Step into 1904 and have tea on the veranda just as the Riordans did at the beginning of last century.

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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 24, 2018 and October 23, 2018   September 24- 5:00 p.m. | October 23- 4:30 p.m.

Sedona: Moonlight Hike at Red Rock State Park

Red Rock State Park

The Moonlight Hike is among the most popular interpretive hikes at Red Rock State Park. Led by a naturalist, it gives hikers the rare opportunity to enjoy the sunset and moonrise from an overlook and return by the light of the moon, while also having the chance to learn about Sedona and its surrounding areas. Verde Valley and park history, as well as archaeology, geology, botany, and riparian wildlife information, is also offered by a knowledgeable guide.

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Sunday, September 30, 2018   2 p.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 7, 14, 20, 27; November 4, 2018   10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Homolovi IV Fall Tours

Homolovi State Park

Join a Ranger for a tour of Homolovi IV, one the park's archaeological sites that is normally closed to the public.  This pueblos consisted of approximately 200 stone masonry rooms built in a step-wise fashion down the sides of a small butte on the west bank of the Little Colorado River.  It was occupied for a short time in the mid 1200s.  

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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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October 13   2:00 pm- 9:00 pm

Kartchner Star Party

Kartchner Caverns State Park

Join us at this award winning venue October 13! The International Dark Sky Association has deemed Kartchner Caverns State Park worthy of special designation, be amazed at what you're seeing!

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November 2018

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 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, 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

July 6, August 3, 2018   6:30 a.m.

Friday Guided Walks with Birding Experts Lisa & Peggy

Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park

Join guides Lisa & Peggy for a Friday bird walk at the Arboretum! This is a great way to get into birding, sharpen your skills and get some exercise. Beginners are always encouraged and welcome.

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July 21, August 18, 2018   10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Digital Photography Monthly Meet-Up

Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park

This fun and informative monthly meet-up, is a place where participants can both share and learn the current trends in digital image processing.

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Every Wednesday and Saturday   7:00 a.m.

Birds of Sedona Bi-Weekly Bird Walks

Red Rock State Park

Bird enthusiasts can join a naturalist for a guided walk appropriate for beginner and advanced birders.

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Daily through August   9:00 a.m.

Sedona: Daily Guided Nature Hike

Red Rock State Park

Daily guided hikes expose participants to the interesting and diverse geology, wildlife, history, archaeology, and plant life of the Sedona area.

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