First Saturday Concert and Star Viewing at Catalina State Park on April 2

March 25, 2016

PHOENIX - Catalina State Park will present their "First Saturday Concert" and a Star Party where visitors can observe objects in the night sky through astronomers' telescopes on Saturday, April 2, 2016.

Bring your friends and enjoy the First Saturday Concert under the stars, presented by the Friends of Catalina State Park. Starting at 5 p.m., Jimmy and the Jitterbugs will perform smooth oldies. Meet at the Trailhead, bring a chair and your own water to enjoy these concerts! The Friends of Catalina will be distributing free popcorn.

Then stay for the Star Party starting at 7 p.m. Spend the evening observing celestial objects through large telescopes provided by the Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association. The event will start with Jim O'Connor, who will introduce this program, with excerpts from "Native American Night Sky." Participants should meet at the main trailhead, bring water, snacks, a red light (to protect everyone's night vision), sweater or jacket.

Catalina State Park offers activities throughout the month including another concert on April 16 at 5 p.m. with Eldon Housely, performing traditional cowboy and country music. For more information about the park and activities call (520) 628-5798 or visit AZStateParks.com to download a Calendar of Events.

The cost for each event is Catalina State Park's Entrance Fee of $7 per vehicle (up to four adults). Primitive to full hookup camping sites are available at a fee of $15 to $30 depending on the type of camping site needed. Catalina State Park is located on State Highway 77 (Oracle Road) at mile marker 81, just nine miles north of Tucson and six miles north of Ina Road.

For information about all 30 Arizona State Parks and Natural Areas, the Trails and Off-Highway Vehicle Programs and State Historic Preservation Office call (602) 542-4174 or (877)-MYPARKS. Campsite reservations can be made online at AZStateParks.com or by calling the Reservation Call Center at (520) 586-2283. Open 7 days a week, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MST. Follow AZStateParks on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. 

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