Centennial Ski Celebration
Bike and Hike the Highway
Lassen usually offers a vehicle free weekend in the spring season prior to road opening. The dates are dependent on road clearing which varies from year to year. Previous vehicle free days: May 2, 2015 | May 16-18, 2014 | May 11, 2013. View photos from the park's vehicle free days.
June 11 | Park-wide
Earn a commemorative bandana just by hiking and burning calories! Participants can pick up a brochure at an entrance station, the Loomis Museum, or the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center. Once you've completed the challenge, bring your brochure to the Loomis Museum or Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center to receive your free bandana.
July 16 - 17, 2016
Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center, Manzanita Lake area
Discover Lassen through outdoor fun and film at the first Lassen Summer Film Festival. Join us for this free event celebrating Lassen Volcanic National Park and outdoor recreation through film. Check back for the schedule in May.
Dark Sky Festival
Saturday, September 17, 2016
Celebrate local art, wine, and music at Lassen. Returning for its seventh year, this popular event featuring local businesses is held at the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center. Taste wine from local vineyards, sample products from regional entrepreneurs, and enjoy music from local artists. Tasting fee includes a commemorative glass.
Annual Christmas Bird Count
Novice and experienced birders alike are welcome. Be sure to bring a lunch, snow boots, gloves, warm clothes, and binoculars.
Special Centennial Events
Lassen Gateway Coalition Meeting
Alumni of Lassen Gathering
Reach the Peak Official Trail Dedication
August 6 | Volcano Adventure Camp
Commemorate the new Volcano Adventure Camp with a tour of the facility developed to introduce young people to camping and adventures in Lassen Volcanic National Park.
Day in the Park FestivalNaturalization Ceremony
August 6 | Manzanita Lake area
Celebrate Lassen Volcanic's 100th birthday at this fun festival featuring family activities, displays, music, barbecue, ranger-led programs, and a raffle.
August 9 | Manzanita Lake Amphitheater
One hundred new US citizens will take their oath to this country exactly one hundred years from the day Lassen Volcanic National Park was established.
Public Lands Day of Stewardship Projects
September 24 | Park-wide
Show your love of Lassen on national Public Lands Day and participate in a fun service activity. More information will be available late summer. Enjoy free park entrance in celebration of Public Lands Day.
Klamath Network Parks Exhibition
September 30 –January 2, 2017
Turtle Bay Exploration Park Did you know northern California and southern Oregon are home to seven national parks? "Tour" them all at this special centennial exhibit at Turtle Bay Exploration Park in Redding.