Calendar of Events

State Park Activities

+ONGOING - State Park activities for the whole family

State Park Activities

Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, Andrew Molera State Park and Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park are closed effective July 25, 2016 because of a forest fire.

Music Calendar

+Friday, August 26 ~ KARAOKE

10:00 PM

David Holidiloff

+Saturday, August 27 ~ Billy Martini Band

Billy Martini Band
10:00 PM

Billy Martini Band

+Saturday, September 3 ~ Scott Stobbe/Speakeasy 3

Scott Stobbe/Speakeasy 3
10:00 PM

Speakeasy 3

Speakeasy 3 started out in Santa Cruz, California in 2014 with the sound of a band from 1924, featuring guitar/banjitar, clarinet, and a vocals specializing in tunes from the Prohibition Era and beyond. Over time, more instruments were added to the ensemble and now Speakeasy 3 often performs with bass, saxophones, drums, and occasionally trumpet.

Our set list is constantly growing, inspired by trips to New Orleans and travels across the country and Europe where band leader Scott Stobbe has toured several times. We play regularly for swing dances and are happy to play any event you might have.

+September 23 & 24 ~ Animal Collective Camping Weekend in Big Sur


A N I M A L C O L L E C T I V E Camping Weekend in Big Sur presented by (((folkYEAH!)))

Animal Collective Weekend

A two-day Animal Collective camping festival presented by (((folkYEAH!)))

September 23rd and 24th at the Fernwood Resort in Big Sur, California, the camping festival will feature nightly performances by Animal Collective + sets by WIFE, Winter, The Range of Light Wilderness, M. Geddes Gengras and Jessica Pratt.


We are selling a limited number of two-day camping and event passes.

It is all general admission camping whether you are sleeping in a tent, an RV or under the stars. This includes the music event and camping for 2 nights 9/23 & 9/24.



If you are bringing an RV we recommend that you come in the day before the event starts or arrive very early on Friday 9/23 to make sure you can get parked and situated before the tenters arrive.

Check in time is after high noon on Friday, Sept, 23.

Check out time is 11:00 AM on Sunday, Sept 25.

We are going to ask you to please leave your pets at home for the event.

All Motel Rooms, Tent Cabins, Adventure Tents and Cabins come with weekend tickets/passes.


Parking is limited for this event and we strongly encourage carpooling to the event. There is NO PARKING ALLOWED ON HIGHWAY 1.

Please work out your carpooling situation. All people coming to this event must be registered guests, there is no day use allowed and ALL cars for people coming to the event must have car passes and be parked in the campground or in established parking spaces in front of your accommodations. There are a limited number of car passes as well, so that means we all have to come together to make this work! If you are planning on coming to this event and you do not have a car pass, YOU MUST CARPOOL. There is NO overflow parking. Thank you.

Thank You for in advance for your co-operation in making this annual weekend event in Big Sur safe and environmentally friendly. Lets have a great weekend of music, camping and friends and protect and respect our precious eco-system of our home, Big Sur.

Diana Ballantyne
General Manager
Fernwood Resort

+Saturday, October 1 ~ Sara Melson

Sara Melson
10:00 PM

Edge of Art

Sara Melson's new collection of songs, helmed by producer Rick Parker (Lord Huron, Ravonettes, BRMC, Joseph Arthur) confirms why the artist's insightful, inspiring lyrics and arresting, distinctive voice led Yahoo Music to choose her as their "New Buzz Artist," calling her "one of the most fearless singer-songwriters on the planet."

Her timeless songs blur boundaries between genres, and her skills as a pianist, guitarist, writer, and singer are evident throughout. Previously, A Million White Stars (2013) was selected for an iTunes homepage feature, as was The Beachwood Canyon Sessions EP (2012). Sara's self-produced debut album Dirty Mind was released on Nettwerk Records (2008); her songs have appeared in numerous films & TV shows, including Grey's Anatomy and a national multi-spot Chevy campaign. At home performing solo or with full band, she has shared the stage with Ben Folds, Juliana Hatfield, Ben Lee, Inara George, Neil Halstead, and Lissie, among others, and has sung backing vocals for Moby on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Dandy Warhols, and Mojave 3 on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic.

+Saturday, October 8 ~ The Edge of Art

The Edge of Art
10:00 PM

Edge of Art

+Saturday, October 22 ~ Moshe Vilosny

Moshe Vilosny
10:00 PM

McHugh & Devine

+Saturday, October 29 ~ McHugh & Devine

McHugh & Devine
10:00 PM

McHugh & Devine

McHugh (Donegal, Ireland) and Devine (New City, New York) met in early 2014 though West Coast Songwriters in San Francisco, CA. Both new to the scene at the time, they began writing songs together and performing as a duo throughout the Bay Area. As the songwriting evolved so did the duo’s live sound. Fast forward two years later and you can find McHugh & Devine touring throughout California as a 5-piece band that features Tim Connor on drums (Pine Barrens, NJ), Sam Miller on bass (Redwood City, CA), and Nathan Routman on tenor saxophone (San Carlos, CA).

Constantly genre hopping, the band’s live show is captivating. And it all stems from the duo’s synergy. While Devine leads the way with strong lead vocals, McHugh carries the band as he switches instruments nearly every song. Add Tim Connor’s beach driven drums, Sam Miller’s deep bass, and Nathan Routman’s soulful tenor sax. What you get is an original, upbeat sound that spans all genres… it’s modern folk/rock with a nostalgic twist.

McHugh & Devine just placed 2nd in the 2015 West Coast Songwriters International Song Contest for their single “Flame”. They are currently recording their first full-length album which will be released Fall 2016. Their self-produced EP titled The Movie Blues (’15) is available online now.