Night Sky Festival
2017 Night Sky Festival: November 10-12
This Veteran's Day weekend, the National Park Service and partners will bring together astronomers, scientists, night-sky enthusiasts, artists, junior rangers, and members of nearby communities to celebrate the night skies of Joshua Tree National Park. This event is free of charge. Park entrance fees apply November 10. November 11 & 12 are fee-free days in honor of Veteran's Day.
Visiting Joshua Tree National Park some other weekend?
Check park bulletin boards for posted Friday or Saturday night Evening Campfire Programs offered at Jumbo Rocks or Cottonwood campgrounds. Topics vary.
Bring a red light to events at night. No white lights. Find out more about night sky viewing etiquette and advice.
Watch a series of short films and learn more about why the National Park Service cares about protecting dark night skies.
The 2016 Joshua Tree National Park Night Sky Festival is brought to you through partnerships with the International Dark-Sky Association, Griffith Observatory, Sky's the Limit Observatory and Nature Center, the Joshua Tree National Park Association, the Desert Institute, Celestron, Black Rock Observatory, and Southern California Desert Video Astronomers.
Last updated: April 21, 2017