Calendar of Events

State Park Activities

+ONGOING - State Park activities for the whole family

Point Sur Lighthouse

"Walking Tour into the Past" Volunteer led, three-hour walking tour on paved road. The walk is less than a mile but with a rise in elevation of 300'. Meet along the West Side of Highway 1, ¼ mile north of Pt. Sur Naval facility. Arrive early. Tour size limited.

Winter Hours
(November through March)
Saturday & Sunday 10:00 AM
Wednesday 1:00 PM

Adult $12.00
Ages 6-17: $5.00
Age 5 and under: free.

Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

Whale Watching & Condor Spotting
Saturday & Sunday
10:00 AM - Noon
January - February

California State Parks is proud to present Ranger guided whale watching and California condor spotting. Come celebrate with us the migration of the California Gray Whales off the Big Sur coast and keep an eye on the sky for soaring condors. Meet at the Vista Point on Highway 1 at mile marker 37, one mile north of Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. Drop in. Rangers will be available with binoculars and educational displays. Weather permitting.

Music Calendar

+Saturday, December 5 ~ Steep Ravine

Steep Ravine
10:00 PM ~ FREE

Billy Martini Show

Since forming two short years ago and releasing their debut album Trampin On' (2014), San Francisco Bay Area acoustic folk and roots band Steep Ravine has toured all across the U.S. and into Canada. Now with the release of their new album The Pedestrian they dive deeper into their musical roots, bringing in an increasingly wide range of collective influences, from folk and jazz to bluegrass, pop and funk. Ultimately the music converges around the breadth and depth of principal lyricist and lead vocalist Simon Linsteadt's (guitar, banjo, mandolin, vocals) songwriting and the band's collaborative instrumental arrangements. Linsteadt's flatpicking and finger-style guitar work provide a vibrant harmonic framework for the music, along with tasteful jazz-tinged solos. Jan Purat's (violin, vocals) deep relationship to classical, bluegrass, and jazz violin shines through in his soaring solos and lilting melodies, and Alex Bice's (bass, drums, percussion, vocals) tremendous strength as a rock-solid acoustic bassist, percussionist, and drummer, adds a dynamic groove.

+Friday, December 11 ~ (((folkYEAH!))) Presents Alex Bleeker and the Freaks

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents Alex Bleeker and the Freaks + Range of Light Wilderness
9:00 PM (21+)

Billy Martini Show

+Saturday, December 12 ~ Fish Out of Water

Fish Out of Water
10:00 PM ~ FREE

Fish Out of Water

The Fish Out of Water Band is a HIGH ENERGY cover band focused on one thing: BRINGING THE PARTY wherever we go!!! We have been known to play anything and everything that'll get people up and moving! Our ability to read what the crowd wants on any given night has led us to learn classic rock, dance, hip hop, country, pop, hard rock, and pop punk tunes! Our high energy and musically gifted 6 member lineup combined with our professional caliber light show has led us to play clubs and weddings up and down the east coast! Bring your friends to a Fish show and we can promise that you will forget your troubles in no time as we provide you the one thing you are looking for; FUN!!!

+Saturday, December 19 ~ TBA

10:00 PM ~ FREE

+Thursday, December 31 ~ PHRAT

10:00 PM ~ FREE


+Saturday, January 2 ~ Alabama Bow Ties

Alabama Bow Ties
10:00 PM ~ FREE

Alabama Bowties

The Alabama Bow Ties are a group of young, voracious bluegrass pickers with plenty of history and experience. Dedicated to precision playing of the masters' classics, we are happy to bring traditional bluegrass into the hearts of audiences far and wide.

+Friday, January 22 ~ Forrest Day

Forrest Day
10:00 PM ~ TicketsTBA soon


Based out of Oakland, Forrest Day is a 5 piece band that's been performing concerts around the country for almost a decade. It's a true rags to riches story, but without any money. New album in the works, shows being booked, this wonka boat is showing no signs of slowing...

"Idiosyncratic. Original. Novel. Call it whatever you like, but let this be known: Bay Area musician Forrest Day is easily one of the most captivating individuals the cultural-rich locale has ever produced. Yes, ever. Throw him in the mix with RHCP, Sublime, Jane's Addiction and Green Day, this genre-bending wizard is something else altogether." - ABSOLUTE PUNK.NET

+Saturday, January 30 ~ Sky Country + Mount Vision

Sky Country + Mount Vision
10:00 PM ~ FREE


Sky Country offers up warm, hazy sun-soaked Rock n Roll inspired by the coasts and deserts of the western frontier - a genuine California sound born and bred from the lineages of renegade surf culture and ramblers of the lost nowhere lands to the east. The songs amble down the bleached highways and byways of windswept americana where guitars can still sound like bones, drums still barrel down the tracks, and poets still wink and grumble at the human heart. "

Mount Vision

+Saturday, February 6 ~ Scary Little Friends

Scary Little Friends
10:00 PM

Billy Martini Show

"Scary Little Friends is the best kept secret in the San Francisco music scene, and that needs to change… [The band] is vocally strong and instrumentally tight. The lineup for Outside Lands was announced yesterday, but there are always some additions after the first announcement. We nominate Scary Little Friends."
– Collie McOreo, Indie Obsessive

Scary Little Friends is the rock brainchild of Chris Jones with Charlie Knote on drums and Jon Payne on bass. Chris built his own studio in the Mission district to record their debut album, "From the Beginning", which features lilting vocals (ala Jeff Buckley) and surfs-up psychedelic guitar; a trademark of the "San Francisco Sound". Based in both San Francisco with underlying southern soul roots, strong songwriting is really the bread and butter of this band. Scary Little Friend's live shows combine an understated professionalism with raw talent. They connect with their audience the old-fashioned way by offering authentic heartfelt performances that fulfill our desire to connect. No gimmicks, no tricks. Just great songs about what you were thinking but couldn't say.

+Saturday, February 13 ~ Songs Hotbox Harry Taught Us

Songs Hotbox Harry Taught Us
10:00 PM

Billy Martini Show

+Saturday, February 27 ~ McHugh & Devine

McHugh & Devine
10:00 PM

Billy Martini Show

McHugh (Donegal, Ireland) and Devine (New City, New York) met in early 2014 at a West Coast Songwriters competition in San Francisco, CA. Both new to the scene at the time, they decided to combine forces and begin writing songs together. Fast forward almost two years later and you can find McHugh & Devine touring throughout the West Coast as a 4-piece band to support their self-produced EP titled The Movie Blues.

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 and rhythm guitar, McHugh carries the band as he switches instruments nearly every song and adds spot-on vocal harmonies. The end result is a contagious mix of positive energy and originality. Rock N' Roll, Americana, Pop, Bluegrass, Country, and Folk… that's McHugh & Devine. It's twenty-something blues with a nostalgic twist.

McHugh & Devine just placed 2nd in the 2015 West Coast Songwriters International Song Contest for their single "Flame".