Dallas and Fort Worth Events

Events in and around the Dallas area.

April 2014

April 5 End Date
Monarch Butterfly Program
Dinosaur Valley State Park
April 18 End Date
Easter Crafts
Martin Creek Lake State Park
Fun for all ages!
April 18 End Date
Sunset hike
Ray Roberts Lake - Johnson Branch Unit
Watch the sun set over Ray Roberts Lake!
April 18 End Date
The Park after Dark
Caprock Canyons State Park
Discover the sights and sounds of Caprock Canyons after dark!
April 18 End Date
Sounds of the Night Guided Owl Prowl
Lost Pines Nature Trail
April 18 End Date
Friday Night Frog Chorus
Caddo Lake State Park
What is all the commotion about? Find out during a short presentation about frogs!
April 19 End Date
Hunter Education Training Course
San Angelo State Park
Obtain Hunter Ed Certification
April 19 End Date
Flying Feathered Friends
Ray Roberts Lake - Johnson Branch Unit
Calling all bird watchers!
April 19 End Date
Bird Watch
Lake Arrowhead State Park
Join the Lake Arrowhead Staff and volunteers as we look identify the variety of birds native and migrating through the state park.
April 19 End Date
Birding 101
Caddo Lake State Park
Have you ever wanted to try bird watching but didn’t know how to get started? Come to Birding 101!
April 19 End Date
Easter Egg Hunt
Martin Creek Lake State Park
How many eggs can you find?
April 19 End Date
The Bright Side of Fire
Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
A ranger walk and talk about the benefits of fire
April 19 End Date
Vanishing Prairie Guided Hike
Ray Roberts Lake - Johnson Branch Unit
Come enjoy a guided hike!
April 19 End Date
Canyon Walk & Talk
Caprock Canyons State Park
April 19 End Date
Geocaching 101
Palo Duro Canyon State Park
April 19 End Date
Canyon Driving Tour
Palo Duro Canyon State Park
April 19 End Date
Monarch Butterfly Program
Dinosaur Valley State Park
April 19 End Date
Birding Adventure with a Ranger
San Angelo State Park
Join a Park Ranger to see resident and migrating birds visiting the park.
April 19 End Date
Kayak Basic Class
Purtis Creek State Park
Intro to the sport of kayaking, learn the types of equipment needed, safe use & proper procedures.
April 19 End Date
Trees and Plants of Caddo Lake State Park
Caddo Lake State Park
Enjoy a ranger-led hike on the two-third mile Caddo Forest Trail.
April 19 End Date
Annual Cooper Lake State Park Easter Egg Hunt
Cooper Lake State Park/South Sulphur Unit
April 19 End Date
Life as a Three-C's Boy
Caddo Lake State Park
Learn how the Civilian Conservation Corps helped bring America out of the Great Depression, and how they built many of our Texas State Parks – including Caddo Lake!
April 19 End Date
World of Fossils/Walk with Dinosaur Hike
Dinosaur Valley State Park
April 19 End Date
Easter Egg Hunt
Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site / Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway
Help the little ones of your family find the eggs the Easter Bunny left for them. The children will be divided into separate age groups so that all will find eggs left by this loveable character.
April 19 End Date
The Cowboy Way
Caprock Canyons State Park
April 19 End Date
Easter Egg Hunt
Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Come join us at the park for an Easter Egg Hunt the kids will enjoy!
April 19 End Date
Full Moon Paddling Tour
Purtis Creek State Park
Paddle along a guided tour of the coves of Purtis Creek.
April 19 End Date
Cowboy Campfire – Music & Poetry
Lake Mineral Wells State Park
“Learning about our cowboy heritage can be fun!”
April 19 End Date
The Wonders of the Night Sky – Stargazing
Cooper Lake State Park/South Sulphur Unit
April 19 End Date
The Game of "Wild" Life
Caprock Canyons State Park
An interactive slide-show competition
April 19 End Date
Venomous Snakes of Texas
Dinosaur Valley State Park
THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED DUE TO POWER OUTAGE IN THE PARK.
April 19 End Date
April 19 End Date
Stargazing
Martin Creek Lake State Park
April 20 End Date
Easter Sunrise Service
Palo Duro Canyon State Park
April 25 End Date
Friday Night Frog Talk
Ray Roberts Lake - Johnson Branch Unit
Come check out this BRAND NEW program all about our froggy friends!
April 25 End Date
Owl Prowl
Caddo Lake State Park
Spend an evening with the owls!
April 26 End Date
Habitats and History Hike
Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
A hike through the Eastern Cross Timbers
April 26 End Date
KID'S FISHING DERBY
Cooper Lake State Park/South Sulphur Unit
April 26 End Date
Kid’s Wilderness Survival
Lake Mineral Wells State Park
A great program for your child’s outdoor safety and parents learn as much as the kids.
April 26 End Date
Antique Tractor Show
Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site / Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway
Come to our 1st annual Regional Antique Tractor Show. The day will be filled with fun and exciting events and many vendors from the local area.
April 26 End Date
Volunteer Workday - Cleburne State Park Trail System
Cleburne State Park
Join us for a three hour volunteer workday to improve our current trail system.
April 26 End Date
Trees and Plants of Caddo Lake State Park
Caddo Lake State Park
Enjoy a ranger-led hike on the two-third mile Caddo Forest Trail.
April 26 End Date
Wildflower Walk
Purtis Creek State Park
Guided walk through a savannah grassland, along the shoreline and in a hardwood forest in search of wildflowers.
April 26 End Date
Folk Festival
Mission Tejas State Park
The Buffalo Soldiers are taking part in the Folk Festival activites at Mission Tejas. Come out and experience life as it was on the Frontier.
April 26 End Date
Monarch Butterfly Program
Dinosaur Valley State Park
April 26 End Date
Arts in the Parks: Art is for the Birds!
Caddo Lake State Park
Bring the children to this fun program about birds! Activities are geared toward children age 6-12, but it’s fun for the whole family.
April 26 End Date
Nature Journaling - Arts in the Parks
Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Study nature and explore wilderness through journaling
April 26 End Date
Native American Playday
Dinosaur Valley State Park
April 26 End Date
What's a Paddlefish?
Caddo Lake State Park
Come learn about the ancient paddlefish, a mysterious resident of Caddo Lake who existed before the dinosaurs!
April 26 End Date
Quit bugging out!
Ray Roberts Lake - Johnson Branch Unit
Let's talk about bugs!
April 26 End Date
Geocaching
Martin Creek Lake State Park
High tech treasure hunt
April 26 End Date
Wildflower Walk
Purtis Creek State Park
Guided walk through a savannah grassland, along the shoreline and in a hardwood forest in search of wildflowers.
April 26 End Date
Dance Under The Stars
Abilene State Park
April 26 End Date
Night Hike
Ray Roberts Lake - Johnson Branch Unit
Come explore the park after dark!
April 26 End Date
Star Party in the Valley
Dinosaur Valley State Park
April 26 End Date
Trackmakers of Dinosaur Valley State Park
Dinosaur Valley State Park
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED!
April 26 End Date
Night Hike
Martin Creek Lake State Park
What goes bump in the night!
April 26 End Date
Constellations in the Canyons
Caprock Canyons State Park
The Stars at Night are Big and Bright....Deep in the Heart of the Caprock Canyonlands!
April 27 End Date
North Texas Drought Day
Lake Arrowhead State Park
Interested in seeing the direct effect of the Texas drought on our lakes? Come out to Lake Arrowhead and see firsthand!

May 2014

May 2 End Date
Texas Outdoor Family | Cedar Hill State Park | Special 2-night Family Fishing Workshop (Near Dallas) | (OPEN)
Cedar Hill State Park
The wildflowers will be in full bloom in the park this time of year! Bring your family for and outdoor adventure close to home and smell the bluebonents in the air! Check out the 100 year old Penn Farm located inside the park.
May 2 End Date
Bat Watch
Caddo Lake State Park
Learn about the secret lives of bats!
May 3 End Date
Go Fish! Learn-to-fish Event
Eisenhower State Park
Families will learn the basics of fishing through fun, hands-on activities.
May 3 End Date
Wildflower Walk
Lake Mineral Wells State Park
Texas is known for her wildflowers. Come see the wildflowers of the Cross Timbers of Texas.
May 3 End Date
Monarch Butterfly Program
Dinosaur Valley State Park
May 3 End Date
Nature Journaling - Arts in the Parks
Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Study nature and explore wilderness through journaling
May 3 End Date
Habitats and History Hike
Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
A hike through the Eastern Cross Timbers
May 3 End Date
Native American Playday
Dinosaur Valley State Park
May 3 End Date
Wildflower Walk
Lake Mineral Wells State Park
Texas is known for her wildflowers. Come see the wildflowers of the Cross Timbers of Texas.
May 3 End Date
CCC Trail Hike
Palo Duro Canyon State Park
May 3 End Date
World of Fossils/Walk with Dinosaur Hike
Dinosaur Valley State Park
May 3 End Date
Trackmakers of Dinosaur Valley State Park
Dinosaur Valley State Park
THIS EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO POWER OUTAGE IN THE PARK.
May 9 End Date
Toyota Texas Bass Classic
Lake Fork, Texas (near Dallas)
Come to a world championship of professional bass fishing, featuring the top anglers in the world! Along with the competition, the 2014 Toyota Texas Bass Classic will feature a country western music festival, outdoor expo and BBQ contest.
May 9 End Date
Texas Outdoor Family | Cedar Hill State Park | Special 2-night Careful Kayaking Workshop (Near Dallas) | (OPEN)
This time of year it should be warm enough to break out the swimsuit! Go for a dip at the swimming beach and continue to enjoy the water as a Park Ranger teaches you how to kayak.
May 9 End Date
Friday Night Frog Chorus
Caddo Lake State Park
What is all the commotion about? Find out during a short presentation about frogs!
May 10 End Date
Kidfish & Playday
Purtis Creek State Park
Come and join the staff and volunteers for a celebration of the 22nd Annual Kidfish and Playday along with 25th Anniversary of the opening of Purtis Creek State Park.
May 10 End Date
Toyota Texas Bass Classic
Lake Fork, Texas (near Dallas)
Come to a world championship of professional bass fishing, featuring the top anglers in the world! Along with the competition, the 2014 Toyota Texas Bass Classic will feature a country western music festival, outdoor expo and BBQ contest.
May 10 End Date
Bird-Watching
Lake Arrowhead State Park
Come out and spot some of the area birds with the help of an experienced guide!
May 10 End Date
Wildflower Walk
Lake Arrowhead State Park
Learn about the local wildflowers at Lake Arrowhead State Park!
May 10 End Date
Nature Walk
Dinosaur Valley State Park
May 10 End Date
Wildflower Bicycle Tour
Lake Mineral Wells Trailway
Texas is known for her wildflowers. Come see the wildflowers of the Cross Timbers of Texas.
May 10 End Date
Ray Roberts Reads Book Club - Arts in the Parks
Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Join us for our first book club meeting!
May 10 End Date
World of Fossils/Walk with Dinosaur Hike
Dinosaur Valley State Park
May 11 End Date
Toyota Texas Bass Classic
Lake Fork, Texas (near Dallas)
Come to a world championship of professional bass fishing, featuring the top anglers in the world! Along with the competition, the 2014 Toyota Texas Bass Classic will feature a country western music festival, outdoor expo and BBQ contest.
May 16 End Date
Heritage Days
Lake Arrowhead State Park
Learn about early life as a pioneer, cooking skills from the fire to the chuck wagon, state of the art medical techniques of the era, and more!
May 16 End Date
Open House and Youth Outdoor Education Day- Lake Brownwood State Park
Lake Brownwood State Park
Kid Fishing, Buffalo Soldiers, Guided Hikes and so much more!
May 16 End Date
Owl Prowl
Caddo Lake State Park
Spend an evening with the owls!
May 17 End Date
Kid’s Wilderness Survival
Lake Mineral Wells State Park
A great program for your child’s outdoor safety and parents learn as much as the kids.
May 17 End Date
Heritage Days
Lake Arrowhead State Park
Learn about early life as a pioneer, cooking skills from the fire to the chuck wagon, state of the art medical techniques of the era, and more!
May 17 End Date
Open House and Youth Outdoor Education Day- Lake Brownwood State Park
Lake Brownwood State Park
Kid Fishing, Buffalo Soldiers, Guided Hikes and so much more!
May 17 End Date
May 17 End Date
Wild About Wilderness Hike
Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Hike along the Bluestem trail
May 17 End Date
Kayak Basic Class
Purtis Creek State Park
Intro to the sport of kayaking, learn the types of equipment needed, safe use & proper procedures.
May 17 End Date
Birding Adventure with a Ranger
San Angelo State Park
Join a Park Ranger to see resident and migrating birds visiting the park.
May 17 End Date
Snakes Alive!
Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Learn about our native reptile friends!
May 17 End Date
Walk Across Texas Wildflowers
Dinosaur Valley State Park
May 17 End Date
Full Moon Paddling Tour
Purtis Creek State Park
Paddle along a guided tour of the coves of Purtis Creek.
May 17 End Date
Trackmakers of Dinosaur Valley State Park
Dinosaur Valley State Park
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO POWER OUTAGE IN THE PARK.
May 17 End Date
Park After Dark Night Hike
Dinosaur Valley State Park
May 17 End Date
Sunset Hike
Palo Duro Canyon State Park
May 23 End Date
Bat Watch
Caddo Lake State Park
Learn about the secret lives of bats!
May 24 End Date
Bird Walk and Talk
Palo Duro Canyon State Park
May 24 End Date
Nature Walk
Dinosaur Valley State Park
May 24 End Date
World of Fossils/Walk with Dinosaur Hike
Dinosaur Valley State Park
May 24 End Date
Snakes Alive!
Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Learn about our native reptile friends!
May 24 End Date
Dance Under The Stars
Abilene State Park
May 24 End Date
Cowboy Campfire – Music & Poetry
Lake Mineral Wells State Park
“Learning about our cowboy heritage can be fun!”
May 24 End Date
I Don't Like Spiders and Snakes!
Dinosaur Valley State Park
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO POWER OUTAGE IN THE PARK.
May 24 End Date
Star Party
Palo Duro Canyon State Park
May 25 End Date
North Texas Drought Day
Lake Arrowhead State Park
Interested in seeing the direct effect of the Texas drought on our lakes? Come out to Lake Arrowhead and see firsthand!
May 30 End Date
Friday Night Frog Chorus
Caddo Lake State Park
What is all the commotion about? Find out during a short presentation about frogs!
May 31 End Date
Go Fish! Learn-to-Fish Event
Cedar Hill State Park
Families can learn the basics of fishing through fun, hands-on activities
May 31 End Date
Texas Outdoor Family | Ray Roberts Lake State Park | Careful Kayaking Workshop (Near Dallas-Ft Worth) | (OPEN)
Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
School's out for the summer! Start planning your family adventures now! This is a park close to home full of tall, shady oak trees and a 30,000 acre lake for your enjoyment. Bring your swimsuits and learn to kayak with a Park Ranger!
May 31 End Date
Monarch Butterfly Program
Dinosaur Valley State Park
May 31 End Date
Lost Pines Adventure
Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Take a hike along a pine forested trail
May 31 End Date
24 Hours in the Canyon
Palo Duro Canyon State Park
May 31 End Date
Star Party!
Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Arrive early for solar viewing with a special telescope that allows you to look at the sun.
May 31 End Date
Night Sounds
Lake Mineral Wells State Park
“After attending the Night Sounds program, I found my daughter sitting on the back porch the next night, not watching TV or playing video games, but listening to nature!” – Park Visitor
May 31 End Date
Wild About Texas Wildlife
Dinosaur Valley State Park
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO POWER OUTAGE IN THE PARK.

June 2014

June 6 End Date
Owl Prowl
Caddo Lake State Park
Spend an evening with the owls!
June 7 End Date
National Trails Day
Lake Arrowhead State Park
Come join us for National Trails Day!
June 7 End Date
Go Fish! Learn-to-fish Event
Eisenhower State Park
Families will learn the basics of fishing through fun, hands-on activities.
June 7 End Date
Texas Outdoor Family | Ray Roberts Lake State Park | Careful Kayaking and Family Fishing Workshop (Near Dallas-Ft Worth) | (OPEN)
Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Create memories with your family at a beautiful state park near home. Kayaking and fishing with a Park Ranger are just a few of the activities offered at the camping workshop. Get your family excited about the outdoors this summer!
June 7 End Date
Nature Walk
Dinosaur Valley State Park
June 13 End Date
Bat Watch
Caddo Lake State Park
Learn about the secret lives of bats!
June 14 End Date
Bird-Watching
Lake Arrowhead State Park
Come out and spot some of the area birds with the help of an experienced guide!
June 14 End Date
Kayak Basic Class
Purtis Creek State Park
Intro to the sport of kayaking, learn the types of equipment needed, safe use & proper procedures.
June 14 End Date
Nature Walk
Dinosaur Valley State Park
June 14 End Date
Dino Hike and a Movie
Dinosaur Valley State Park
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO POWER OUTAGE IN THE PARK.
June 14 End Date
Full Moon Paddling Tour
Purtis Creek State Park
Paddle along a guided tour of the coves of Purtis Creek.
June 21 End Date
Go Fish! - Texoma on the Fly
Eisenhower State Park
Families can learn the basics of fly fishing through fun, hands-on activities
June 21 End Date
Texas Outdoor Family | Ray Roberts Lake State Park | Careful Kayaking Workshop (Near Dallas-Ft Worth) | (OPEN)
Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Join us on the Solstice! The first official day of summer! We plan to start the summer season off right by kayaking with a Park Ranger and taking time for family swimming at the sandy beaches at this park. Reserve a spot for your family's summer adventure today!
June 21 End Date
Nature Walk
Dinosaur Valley State Park
June 21 End Date
Birding Adventure with a Ranger
San Angelo State Park
Join a Park Ranger to see resident and migrating birds visiting the park.
June 21 End Date
Dance Under The Stars
Abilene State Park
June 28 End Date
Nature Walk
Dinosaur Valley State Park

July 2014

July 4 End Date
July 4th bicycle parade
Martin Creek Lake State Park
Bring your decorated bike, trikes and strollers for a patriotic parade around the park.
July 5 End Date
Nature Walk
Dinosaur Valley State Park
July 12 End Date
Bird-Watching
Lake Arrowhead State Park
Come out and spot some of the area birds with the help of an experienced guide!
July 12 End Date
Go Fish! Learn-to-Fish Event
Eisenhower State Park
Families can learn the basics of fishing through fun, hands-on activities
July 12 End Date
Kayak Basic Class
Purtis Creek State Park
Intro to the sport of kayaking, learn the types of equipment needed, safe use & proper procedures.
July 12 End Date
Nature Walk
Dinosaur Valley State Park
July 12 End Date
Full Moon Paddling Tour
Purtis Creek State Park
Paddle along a guided tour of the coves of Purtis Creek
July 19 End Date
Nature Walk
Dinosaur Valley State Park
July 19 End Date
Birding Adventure with a Ranger
San Angelo State Park
Join a Park Ranger to see resident and migrating birds visiting the park.
July 19 End Date
Dance Under The Stars
Abilene State Park
July 26 End Date
Nature Walk
Dinosaur Valley State Park

August 2014

August 2 End Date
Nature Walk
Dinosaur Valley State Park
August 9 End Date
Bird-Watching
Lake Arrowhead State Park
Come out and spot some of the area birds with the help of an experienced guide!
August 9 End Date
Kayak Basic Class
Purtis Creek State Park
Intro to the sport of kayaking, learn the types of equipment needed, safe use & proper procedures.
August 9 End Date
Nature Walk
Dinosaur Valley State Park
August 9 End Date
Full Moon Paddling Tour
Purtis Creek State Park
Paddle along a guided tour of the coves at Purtis Creek.
August 16 End Date
Nature Walk
Dinosaur Valley State Park
August 16 End Date
Birding Adventure with a Ranger
San Angelo State Park
Join a Park Ranger to see resident and migrating birds visiting the park.
August 23 End Date
Nature Walk
Dinosaur Valley State Park
August 30 End Date
Nature Walk
Dinosaur Valley State Park

September 2014

September 6 End Date
Kayak Basic Class
Purtis Creek State Park
Intro to the sport of kayaking, learn the types of equipment needed, safe use & proper procedures.
September 6 End Date
Monarch Butterfly Program
Dinosaur Valley State Park
September 6 End Date
Full Moon Paddling Tour
Purtis Creek State Park
Paddle along a guided tour of the coves of Purtis Creek
September 13 End Date
Bird-Watching
Lake Arrowhead State Park
Come out and spot some of the area birds with the help of an experienced guide!
September 13 End Date
Go Fish! Learn-to-Fish Event
Cedar Hill State Park
Families can learn the basics of fishing through fun, hands-on activities
September 13 End Date
Monarch Butterfly Program
Dinosaur Valley State Park
September 20 End Date
Monarch Butterfly Program
Dinosaur Valley State Park
September 27 End Date
Go Fish! Learn-to- Fly Fish Event
Eisenhower State Park
Families can learn the basics of fly fishing through fun, hands-on activities
September 27 End Date
Monarch Butterfly Program
Dinosaur Valley State Park

October 2014

October 4 End Date
Monarch Butterfly Program
Dinosaur Valley State Park
October 11 End Date
Bird-Watching
Lake Arrowhead State Park
Come out and spot some of the area birds with the help of an experienced guide!
October 11 End Date
Monarch Butterfly Program
Dinosaur Valley State Park
October 11 End Date
Kayak Basic Class
Purtis Creek State Park
Intro to the sport of kayaking, learn the types of equipment needed, safe use & proper procedures.
October 11 End Date
Full Moon Paddling Tour
Purtis Creek State Park
Paddle along a guided tour of the coves at Purtis Creek
October 18 End Date
Go Fish! Learn-to-Fish Event
Cedar Hill State Park
Families can learn the basics of fishing through fun, hands-on activities
October 18 End Date
Monarch Butterfly Program
Dinosaur Valley State Park
October 25 End Date
Monarch Butterfly Program
Dinosaur Valley State Park

November 2014

November 8 End Date
Bird-Watching
Lake Arrowhead State Park
Come out and spot some of the area birds with the help of an experienced guide!

December 2014

December 13 End Date
Bird-Watching
Lake Arrowhead State Park
Come out and spot some of the area birds with the help of an experienced guide!

January 2015

January 1 End Date
First Day Hike (Near Wichita Falls)
Lake Arrowhead State Park
Join us for a First Day Hike and learn about the great outdoors with Texas Master Naturalists.
January 10 End Date
Bird-Watching
Lake Arrowhead State Park
Come out and spot some of the area birds with the help of an experienced guide!

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