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

    Campfire Program

    • Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    • Location: Los Angeles State Historic Park - 1245 N Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
    • Fees: Free
    Friday, July 21, 2017

    Join a National Park Ranger in learning about the LA area through activities and storytelling around a campfire.

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  • Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

    A Walk Into the Chumash World

    • Time: 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    • Location: Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, July 22, 2017

    Join a guide for a walk and discuss Chumash culture.

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  • Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

    Coyote Scat ID Party

    • Time: 10:30 AM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Audubon Center at Debs Park - 4700 N Griffin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90031
    • Fees: free
    Saturday, July 22, 2017

    Come work with the biologists from the National Park Service to dissect sterilized coyote scat (poop!) collected in LA and to identify the contents!

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  • Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

    Explore LA: Just Around the Corner

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: 2nd A.M.E. - 5500 S Hoover St, Los Angeles, CA 90037
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, July 22, 2017

    Come join 2nd A.M.E. & Santa Monica Mountains NRA for day of fun under the sun!

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  • Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

    Night Sky Festival

    • Time: 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM
    • Location: Paramount Ranch - 2903 Cornell Rd, Agoura Hills, CA 91301
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, July 22, 2017

    Join us for a night of star gazing and fun activities!

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  • Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

    Stroll With the Sunset

    • Time: 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    • Location: Audubon Center at Debs Park - 4700 N Griffin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90031
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, July 22, 2017

    Join a National Park Ranger for an evening stroll to explore some of L.A.'s natural green spaces while learning about night time wonders.

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  • Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

    Campfire Program

    • Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    • Location: Los Angeles State Historic Park - 1245 N Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
    • Fees: Free
    Friday, July 28, 2017

    Join a National Park Ranger in learning about the LA area through activities and storytelling around a campfire.

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  • Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

    Creatures of the Night

    • Time: 8:15 PM to 9:45 PM
    • Location: Rancho Sierra Vista - Potrero Rd & Via Goleta, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
    • Fees: Free
    Friday, July 28, 2017

    Join a Ranger for a 1.5-mile hike and discover which animals come out at night. If we are lucky, we will spot some scorpions or hear the coyotes howl!

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  • Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

    Discover L.A.

    • Time: 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
    • Location: Gateway to Nature - 130 Paseo De La Plaza Los Angeles, CA 90012
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, July 29, 2017

    Join a Ranger for an urban hike through downtown L.A., and discover the hidden history and nature Los Angeles has to offer.

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  • Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

    Moon Races Under the Moon

    • Time: 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
    • Location: Rancho Sierra Vista - Potrero Rd & Via Goleta, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, July 29, 2017

    During this program you will learn the significance of the "Moon Races" performed by the Tongva people.

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  • Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

    Set to Screen

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    • Location: Paramount Ranch - 2903 Cornell Rd, Agoura Hills, CA 91301
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, July 30, 2017

    Learn the secrets that turn a dusty set into a realistic town!

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  • Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

    Creatures of the Night

    • Time: 8:15 PM to 9:30 PM
    • Location: Rancho Sierra Vista - Potrero Rd & Via Goleta, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
    • Fees: Free
    Friday, August 4, 2017

    Join a Ranger for a 1.5-mile night hike and discover which animals come out at night. If we are lucky, we will spot some scorpions or hear the coyotes howl!

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  • Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

    Birds of the Santa Monica Mountains

    • Time: 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
    • Location: Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center - 26876 Mulholland Hwy, Calabasas, CA 91302
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, August 5, 2017

    Bring your binoculars, bird guide, and/or camera and join us for an easy bird walk around the grounds of King Gillette Ranch.

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  • Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

    Stroll With the Sunset

    • Time: 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    • Location: Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook -6300 Hetzler Rd., Culver City, CA 90232
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, August 5, 2017

    Join a National Park Ranger for an evening stroll to explore some of L.A.'s natural green spaces while learning about night time wonders.

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  • Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

    The Wiley Coyote

    • Time: 8:15 PM to 9:15 PM
    • Location: Rancho Sierra Vista - Potrero Rd & Via Goleta, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, August 5, 2017

    Join a Ranger for a 1.5-mile hike through grassy hills while learning about these savvy, opportunistic creatures.

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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 - Potrero Rd & Via Goleta, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
    • Fees: Free
    Friday, August 11, 2017

    Take a sunset stroll as we search for male tarantulas looking for potential mates.

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Last updated: November 16, 2016

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