Catalina State Park & Citizens for Solar Celebrate Earth Day with Solar Potluck & Exhibition on April 30

April 4, 2016

PHOENIX - Join Citizens for Solar for the 34th Annual Solar Potluck & Exhibition at Catalina State Park on Saturday, April 30, 2016. Experience the flavors of solar-cooked food and learn about solar by viewing solar appliances and exhibitions (ovens, fountains, coolers, lights, electrical systems) and solar arts. The event is co-sponsored by Catalina State Park.

The Solar Potluck & Exhibition is an educational, family-friendly event. Learn about solar cooking, solar PV, solar hot water, energy conservation and other "green" topics. Throughout the day, there will be speakers and musicians on stage with a PA system powered by solar energy. Talk to vendors and exhibitors, and enter to win a raffle for valuable prizes, including a home energy audit and solar ovens. Raffle tickets are available at our concession stand, where there will also be Solar Potluck T-shirts and bottled water for sale. Make sure you wear comfy shoes, a brimmed hat and sunscreen. The festival will be held come sun, rain or wind!

If you are a solar cook, please bring your own solar oven(s) and join us for cooking. The Solar Potluck and Exhibition opens to the public at 10 a.m., but we ask that our solar cooks have their ovens set up by 9:30 a.m. The Potluck dinner starts at around 5 p.m. Guests are invited to join in the potluck dinner. It's not necessary to contribute anything, but we encourage bringing a dish to share. Salads, fruit, desserts and other dishes are always appreciated. Bring your own eating utensils (plate/bowl and fork/spoon) and help make Tucson's Solar Potluck a waste-free event.

The cost is Catalina State Park's Entrance Fee of $7 per vehicle (up to four adults). For more information visit or call (520) 628-5798 or visit 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 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, Instagram and Pinterest. 


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