Calendar of Events

State Park Activities

+ONGOING - State Park activities for the whole family

State Park Activities

*Park Day use fees apply for nature walks and activities

Campfire CenterSaturday, July 2nd
10:00 a.m.
JUNIOR RANGERS– ECOLOGY

(children ages 7-12 only)
Come have some fun discovering habitats of big sur and how they are all related.  Meet Park Interpreter Sara for one hour of activities at the Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park Campfire Center.

11:30 a.m.
Ranger Cubs (ages 6 and under)

Children and parents join us for a half hour of storytelling, art projects and games.  Meet Sara at the Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park Campfire Center.
8:30 p.m. Campfire Program: Whale Tales Join Sara for a glimpse into the underwater world of our marine giants. Learn which whales to look for along the Big Sur Coast and find out where they are going. Bring your own s’mores fixings for roasting after the show. Wear warm clothes, bring a flashlight and meet at the Campfire Center.

Sunday, July 3rd
10:00 a.m.
JUNIOR RANGERS (children ages 7-12 only)

Geology Rocks!!! Come have some fun with the rocks of Big Sur.  Meet Park Interpreter Sara for one hour of activities and games at the Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park Campfire Center.

11:30 a.m.
Ranger Cubs (ages 6 and under)

Children and parents join us for a half hour of storytelling, art projects and games.  Meet Sara at the Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park Campfire Center near Day Use Lot #1.

7:00 p.m.
Campfire Program: “Talent Show!"

Do you have a hidden talent? Come show it off at the campfire center! Tell a story, perform a skit, sing, dance or tell a joke. ALL AGES WELCOME, Must be family friendly. Headphone jack/iPod hook-up available for music accompaniment. Sign-up at the show.

Monday, July 4th
9:00 a.m.
Nature Walk: "Valleys and Vistas"

Join Sara for a moderate hike and discover the unique habitats of Big Sur. Enjoy views of the entire Big Sur Valley before it gets too hot on this early morning climb. See impacts of the Basin Fire and how the forest is springing back. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water for this two hour hike. Meet at the Redwood Deck near the Big Sur Lodge.

The Ernst Ewoldsen Nature Center is Open
Monday July 4th from 10 am – 2pm for the Holiday


Saturday, July 9th
10:00 a.m.
JUNIOR RANGERS– REDWOODS (children ages 7-12 only)

Come have some fun discovering our majestic California Coastal Redwoods and find out why they are so special.  Meet Sara for this one-hour program of activities at the Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park Campfire Center near Day Use Lot #1.

11:30 a.m.
Ranger Cubs (ages 6 and under)

Children and parents join us for a half hour of storytelling, games and a short walk.  Meet Sara at the Campfire Center.

8:30 p.m.
Campfire Program “Creatures of the Night” 

Join park interpreter Sara for a peek into the night life of Big Sur. Discover how animals adapt to life in the dark during this one hour program. Wear warm clothes and bring a flashlight (red if you have one) Meet at the Pfeiffer Big Sur State park Campfire Center.

Sunday, July 10th
11:00 a.m.
Children's Nature Walk: "Flower Power - The plants of Big Sur"

Join Sara for an hour of fun games, and a little walking.  Discover the many plants of Big Sur and how they grow.  All ages welcome, meet at the Campfire Center.

2:00 p.m.
Nature Walk “Discovering Pfeiffer Falls”

Meet Park Interpreter Sara for a moderate hike up the Valley View trail to the base of Pfeiffer Falls. This is a 1 mile one-way walk to the waterfall ~one-hour.  Meet at the Redwood Deck near the Big Sur Lodge.

ON-GOING TOURS AND VISITORS CENTERS

POINT SUR LIGHTSTATION STATE HISTORIC PARK TOURS
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.

TOURS
Summer Hours
(April through September)
Saturdays and Wednesdays: 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM
Sundays: 10:00AM

Admission
Adult $12.00
Ages 6-17: $5.00
Age 5 and under: free.
Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover accepted
www.pointsur.org

Living History Day
August 1
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Join us on Living History Day to celebrate the first lighting of the Point Sur Lighthouse on 1 August, 1889. Transportation to and from the top of the Rock; crafts and games; sea stories and songs; scavenger hunt; picnicking; marine mammals; costumed lighthouse keepers.

Last entry at 2 PM. Park closes at 3:30 PM.
Adults $25; children 6-17 $15; 5 and under free.
For more information download Flyer or visit www.pointsur.org or (831) 649-7139.

Moonlight Tours
$20 Adults, $10 6-17 years, 5 and under are free.
Tuesday, July 19; 7:30 PM
Wednesday, July 20; 7:30 PM

Wednesday, August 17; 7:30 PM
Thursday, August 18; 7:30 PM
Thursday, September 15; 6:15 PM
Friday, September 16; 6:15 PM

California Condor Discovery Center

Point Sur LighthouseCome visit the Discovery Center in Big Sur, California located at Andrew Molera State Park. At the Discovery Center, you can see and interact with the exhibit Bringing the Condors Home and learn about condors and the efforts to recover the birds to the wild.

The Discovery Center is a great place for anyone interested in spending time in beautiful Big Sur, going on breathtaking hikes with views of the mountains and ocean. Bring your family or friends and have a picnic, sign up for tours or interact with on-site biologists and naturalists. The Discovery Center is open to the public and free of charge.

HOURS
Open Saturdays and Sundays from Memorial Day through Labor Day
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, including holidays

www.ventanaws.org

Ernst Ewoldsen Nature Center

Located along the Warden's Path on the south side of the Big Sur River in Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park. Open for visitors Saturday from 10:00 a.m.– 2:00 p.m. Come discover what lives here in the park!

Molera Ranch House Museum

Find out what it was like to live in Big Sur 100 years ago? Located at Andrew Molera State Park, the Ranch House is open for visitors Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. when a volunteer is available.

Music Calendar

+Saturday, July 2 ~ The Carolyn Sills Combo

The Carolyn Sills Combo
10:00 PM

Carolyn Sills Combo

With The Carolyn Sills Combo's debut disc, fans of 'proper country' have some new heroes," says Country Music People Magazine. A roots music group with a vintage sound older than its years, The Carolyn Sills Combo is breathing fresh life and heartfelt twang into the timeless sounds of post-war American music. Nominated for a 2016 Ameripolitan Award for Western Swing group, fans of classic country and western swing are falling in love with the band's original songs, written and produced by Sills and her longtime guitarist and husband, Gerard Egan. The Carolyn Sills Combo received 4 nominations from the Academy of Western Artists in 2014 for western swing group, western swing album, western swing song (Bad for You) and western swing female singer, all for their 2013 debut album release.

carolynsills.com

+Friday, July 8 ~ KARAOKE

KARAOKE
10:00 PM

KARAOKE

+Saturday, July 9 ~ Songs Hotbox Harry Taught Us

Songs Hotbox Harry Taught Us
10:00 PM

KARAOKE

+Friday, July 15 ~ PHRAT

PHRAT
10:00 PM

PHRAT

+Saturday, July 16 ~ The Edge of Art

The Edge of Art
10:00 PM

Edge of Art

+Saturday, August 6 ~ 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.

www.saramelson.com

+Friday, August 12 ~ KARAOKE

KARAOKE
10:00 PM

KARAOKE

+Saturday, August 13 ~ Emily Wryn

Emily Wryn
10:00 PM

Emily Wryn

"There is something hauntingly familiar about Emily Wryns sound; something that almost dares you to compare her to the greats."

In 2007 Emily Wryn recorded a quick and dirty demo at Certain Sparks Recording Studio that made it's way to famed tastemaker Nic Harcourt. The songs 'Head on Straight' and 'Rain' were added along side major record label releases on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic.

Wryn began playing venues like the Hotel Cafe and was welcomed as a fresh voice in LAs Singer-Songwriter resurgence.

Emily decided to take a hiatus to develop as a person/songwriter.

In 2012 she self released her EP, 'Head on Straight'. Head on Straight was recorded and produced at Certain Sparks and received many warm reviews, music awards, and college airplay.

In 2013 Emily had a brief stint playing the festival circuit with 'Emily Wryn and The Lights Electric' both nationally and internationally.

Now, three years since her EP debut, Wryn has her first full length album. "Feral" was recorded and produced at Erickson Sound Labs and is a true labor of love.

Unreleased and unheard 'Feral' is waiting for open arms and ears.

www.facebook.com/EmilyWrynMusic

+Saturday, August 20 ~ Post Street Rhythm Peddlers

Post Street Rhythm Peddlers
10:00 PM

David Holidiloff

Evoking the seductive sound of 1920's New Orleans prohibition era jazz, the Post Street Rhythm Peddlers are the seven-piece culmination of piano, banjo, drums, bass, and a combo of trumpet, clarinet, trombone, violin, with sassy female vocals at the helm. This distinctively high-energy crew lures their audience back in time through the Southern boulevards into a world of sinnin', salvation, and bathtub gin, revisiting a place where the hardships of life are cause for a high-spirited musical celebration.

www.facebook.com/PostStreetRhythmPeddlers

+Friday, August 26 ~ KARAOKE

KARAOKE
10:00 PM

David Holidiloff

+Saturday, August 27 ~ Billy Martini Band

Billy Martini Band
10:00 PM

Billy Martini Band

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

SOLD OUT! THANK YOU!

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.

IMPORTANT DETAILS:

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.

PLEASE CARPOOL

THERE IS LIMITED PARKING AT THE EVENT AND PARKING ON HIGHWAY 1 IS NOT ALLOWED!

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.

SPECIAL AND IMPORTANT INFORMATION!!!

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.

www.saramelson.com

+Saturday, October 8 ~ The Edge of Art

The Edge of Art
10:00 PM

Edge of Art

+Saturday, October 15 ~ The California Sons

The California Sons
10:00 PM

California Sons

Take a heavy dose of Americana, add a shot of Country plus a goodly bit of Rock and you have the The California Sons, an Alt Country/Americana/Bluegrass/Something quartet from San Francisco, CA.

The California Sons began in 2008 with longtime singer-songwriter Erik Olsen and acoustic/bluegrass influenced guitarist Eric Schultz. Nate Pease joined on upright bass and adds a jazz influence and a 3rd vocal harmony. With each person in the band coming from a different musical realm, the group has a uniquely blended sound that has made The California Sons a festival favorite.

California Sons

http://www.thecaliforniasons.com/

+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.
www.facebook.com/mchughdevine