32nd Annual Butterfield Overland Stage Days
Local Area Featured Event
32nd Butterfield Overland Stage Days
Join in on this free event – a celebration of the Overland Mail route from St. Louis to San Francisco. Although the Butterfield Overland Stage ran for only two years, it was a turning point in American history connecting the east with the west.
This annual event not only focuses on history, but also provides plenty of entertainment and activities for the entire family. There is an old time parade, car show, art vendors, food vendors, and events focusing on the Pony Express and the Buffalo Soldiers.
An official U.S. Postal Service Pony Express mail run will take letters on horseback from Benson to Dragoon on Saturday. Music is under the ramada on Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. The car show, Pony Express, Buffalo Soldiers, vendors, art, and food are present on Saturday and Sunday starting at 10 a.m.
This event will be held at Lions Park in Benson, Arizona – approximately a 20-minute drive north of Kartchner Caverns State Park via AZ -90 N.
For more information, visit the 32nd Annual Butterfield Overland Stage Days web page.
July 21, 2018, August 25, September 22, October 20, November 24, December 22
Kartchner Caverns Photo Tours!
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.
July 28, August 25, and September 29
Southern Arizona Hiking: Sunset Hike Series
Enjoy beautiful views of the San Pedro River Valley and Whetstone Mountains during this 2.4 mile moderate trail experience.
Saturday, August 11, 2018
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.
Kartchner Star Party
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!