Programs & Events

Oracle State Park

Phenology Bingo

Saturday, September 9, 2017   3:00 pm.

Join a Talk and Walk with plant specialist, Hilary Cox. Meet in the Kannally Ranch House living room for a 45-minute Powerpoint slideshow to learn more about the National Phenology Program that allows public participation in scientific research, connecting people with nature to benefit our changing planet.


Common Butterflies in Southern Arizona

Saturday, October 7, 2017   3:00 pm.

Join butterfly enthusiast, Larry Fellows, of the South-Eastern Arizona Butterfly Association for a Powerpoint slideshow presentation in the living room of the Kannally Ranch House.


Ocean Conservation in the Sonoran Desert Region

October 8, 2017   12:30-1:30pm

The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is currently in the process of focusing their interpretive and conservation efforts by educating the public about ocean conservation. Join Julie Xelowski-Brooker, Marine Biology Education Specialist for the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, who will also share details of the museum’s new Stingray Touch Exhibit.


Birding/Wildlife Event and Camporee to Benefit Audubon Chapters

October 13-15, 2017

Support your local Audubon Society chapters and come to the Birding/Wildlife Event and Camporee at Arizona Zipline Adventures in Oracle, AZ.


Friends of Oracle State Park Fall Party

October 14, 2017   3:00-6:00pm

Arizona Craft Distillers Guild will be at Oracle State Park for the afternoon, to offer a variety of tastings of adult beverages – beer, wine and spirits – created around the state.


Mineralogy Program

October 21, 2017   12:00pm

Join local mineralogist, Wolfgang Mueller, for his presentation in the living room of the Kannally Ranch House. Topics include gems, minerals, and the copper industry of Arizona.


Poetry, Live Music, and Book Signing

October 29, 2017   12:30-4:00pm

From the living room of the Kannally Ranch House, Heidi Blankenship inspires thought while evoking adventure. Her new book "Memorizing Shadows; Inspiration from the Arizona Trail" will be available at the event.


Music in the Park

October 29, 2017   2:00-4:00pm

Eric Schaffer and the Troublemakers perform a unique blend of Alternative Folk/Americana with great harmonies.


Bird Talk and Guided Walk

November 4, 2017   3:00-5:30pm

After her one-hour presentation in the Kannally Ranch House living room, Kathy Anderson takes participants outside to fully experience her new program “Woodpeckers and Wrens”.


Birding and Breakfast

November 5, 2017   7:30am

Kathy Anderson offers an early morning guided bird walk followed by a special breakfast offering on the patio of the Kannally Ranch House, courtesy of the Friends of Oracle State Park.


Holiday Wreath-Making Workshop at Oracle State Park

December 2017

Make a holiday wreath out of natural, locally-sourced plant materials gathered around the park. Visitors usually can't take natural materials from the park, so make the most of this rare opportunity.