Schedule of Events

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Use the new OUTDOORS online calendar to discover fun programs and special events in the Santa Monica Mountains.
 

We've gone digital! The popular OUTDOORS publication has grown into a new online calendar and e-newsletter. Our expanded calendar brings together events and programs from more than 20 organizations, all committed to protecting this national park through education, recreation, and inspiration. Search by date, location, or activity interest.

For our e-newsletter, we'll bring a curated list of activities right to your inbox each month. These are the best of the best, ranging from seasonal festivals to hands-on cultural demonstrations to night sky parties.

Note: the calendar listing below is just for National Park Service events. Use the above link to see postings from all our friends and partner organizations.

 

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  • Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

    Fight a "Super Bloom" Weeds

    • Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: Zuma Canyon Trailhead at Zuma/Trancas Canyons
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, May 20, 2017

    Join park rangers for habitat restoration at Zuma Canyon where invasive plants are threatening the landscape, wildlife, and the visitor experience. We’ll be hand pulling weeds and preparing to plant native shrubs.

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  • Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

    Chumash Songs and Stories

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM,1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, May 21, 2017

    Join Chumash Elder, Dennis Garcia as he shares his ancestor’s culture with an array of Chumash stories and songs.

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  • Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

    "Wildflowers of the Santa Monica Mountains" Slideshow & Hike

    • Time: 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
    • Location: Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, May 28, 2017

    The Santa Monica Mountains are a great wildflower garden for Southern California. Join naturalist Lanny Kaufer for a slideshow and short hike to learn about some of the most important flowering plants.

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  • Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

    Movies by Moonlight

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM
    • Location: Paramount Ranch
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, May 28, 2017

    Join us as we celebrate the 90th Anniversary of Paramount Ranch with a movie shot at the ranch back in 1941. Caught in the Draft is a comedy with Bob Hope playing a movie star who accidentally joins the Army.

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  • Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

    Set to Screen

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    • Location: Paramount Ranch
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, May 28, 2017

    Learn the secrets that turn a dusty set into a realistic town. Join us on this easy-paced walk behind the scenes to discover the illusions and history of Paramount Ranch.

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  • Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

    Family Nature Walk

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    • Location: Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, June 3, 2017

    Join a naturalist to learn some of the skills and ways of the first people that lived here long ago. Trail safety and “leave no trace ethics” will also be discussed.

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  • Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

    90th Anniversary of Paramount Ranch

    • Time: 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM
    • Location: Paramount Ranch
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, June 4, 2017

    2017 marks the 90th Anniversary of the historic Paramount Movie Ranch. To commemorate this milestone, the National Park Service will host an evening of special presentations.

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  • Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

    Park After Dark: Sunset Tarantula Hike

    • Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    • Location: Rancho Sierra Vista
    • Fees: Free
    Friday, June 9, 2017

    Take a sunset stroll as we search for male tarantulas looking for potential mates. Along the hike rangers will share facts about these traveling tarantulas. Who knows, you might learn a thing or two about our local spiders in the Santa Monica Mountains.

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  • Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

    Sunday Tiny Porch Concerts: Kuinka

    • Time: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
    • Location: Peter Strauss Ranch
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, June 11, 2017

    Performance by Kuinka with special guest Steps of Doe.

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  • Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

    Tide-Pool Paint Out

    • Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: Leo Carrillo State Park
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, June 18, 2017

    Use the tide pools at Leo Carrillo as your inspiration to a water color painting. Rangers will take you through the fascinating world of tide pools and some of the creatures that live in the low tides.

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Calabasas, CA 91302

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(805) 370-2301

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