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State Park Activities

+ONGOING - State Park activities for the whole family


Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park amphitheatrePFEIFFER BIG SUR STATE PARK
Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park has an active Guided Hikes, Junior Rangers, and Ranger Cubs programs through the summer months. Activities run from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend.

State Park Activities
*Park Day use fees apply for nature walks and activities if you park inside the park.

Saturday May 30
10:00 a.m. JUNIOR RANGERS– ECOLOGY(children ages 7-12 only)

Come have some fun discovering the plants and animals of Big Sur and how they are all connected. Meet 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 story telling, 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 use their senses in the dark during this one hour program. Wear warm clothes and bring a flashlight (with a red mode if you have one). Meet at the Campfire Center.

Sunday, May 31
10:00 a.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.

1:00 p.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.

Open Saturdays and Sundays from Memorial Day through Labor Day, 
10:00 am - 4:00 pm, including holidays.

Discovery CenterCome 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 and was created and managed by the Ventana Wildlife Society.

"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.

Point Sur LighthouseTOURS:
Summer Hours:
(April through October)
Saturday & Wednesday 10:00 AM & 2:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM

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

Moonlight Tours:
June 1, Monday- 7:30 PM
June 2, Tuesday - 7:30 PM
July 1, Wednesday - 7:45 PM
July 2, Thursday - 7:45 PM
July 30, Thursday - 7:45 PM
July 31, Friday - 7:45 PM
August 28, Friday - 6:45 PM
August 29, Saturday - 6:45 PM
September 27, Sunday - 6:45 PM
Adults $20.00,
Ages 6-17 $10.00
Age 5 and under are free.

+Saturday, May 30 ~ David Holodilof Band

David Holodilof Band
10:00 PM ~ FREE

Dave Holodolof

Dave Holodiloff is a musician and band leader exploring the acoustic frontiers of the mandolin on the stages of Northern California and beyond. Heralded as “the hardest working musician in Monterey” by the Monterey County Weekly, Dave has made a name for himself both as a performer at festivals and concert venues and as an acoustic event entertainment specialist. His dynamic musical repertoire includes Jazz Standards, Bluegrass Traditionals, Sultry Sambas, Celtic Classics, Gypsy Swing, Latin Rhythms, and much more.

+Saturday, June 6 ~ Marty O'Reilly Band

Marty O'Reilly Band
10:00 PM ~ FREE

Marty O'Reilly Band

This three-man orchestra seamlessly weaves trance based blues music, harkening back to John Lee Hooker and Howlin' Wolf, with a drunken minor swing comparable to some of Tom Waits' darker works. Marty O'Reilly and the Old Soul Orchestra deliver an enthralling and passionate performance, which often leaves them out of breath and the stage littered with broken strings and bow hairs.

+Saturday, June 13 ~ Jerry Shanahan Jazz Band

Jerry Shanahan Jazz Band
10:00 PM ~ FREE

+Saturday, June 20 ~ Our Satori

Our Satori
10:00 PM ~ FREE

Our Satori

We are all about joyous encounters with peaceful people, and sharing our satori through music.

+Saturday, June 27 ~ The Evangenitals

The Evangenitals
10:00 PM ~ FREE

The Evangenitals

Imagine if Johnny Cash, Bob Marley and Joan of Arc were one woman. Now, imagine that woman gathering a band of eclectic musicians on a crusade to expand the bounds of Country music. The Evangenitals, founded by playwright/director Juli Crockett and opera, jazz & gospel singer Lisa Dee are an alt-country/Americana love revolution made flesh for your listening pleasure. On a quixotic crusade in the key of life hell-bent on breaking hearts open, they are a genre-bending, ever-creating force of nature. 

The Evangenitals boast one of the most eclectic resumes in the indie music world. As live performers, they’ve built a fiercely loyal following through a thousand shows at clubs, coffee houses and festivals throughout the world (including Scotland’s prestigious Edinburgh Fringe Festival). Their shows are notable for music that can be bawdy and rollicking in one moment, and, in the next, sufficiently mysterious and haunting to make the rowdiest of beer brawlers pause, turn toward the stage and listen.

+Saturday, July 4 ~ The Cosby Band

The Cosby Band
10:00 PM ~ FREE

+Saturday, July 11 ~ Julien Temple Band

Julien Temple Band
10:00 PM ~ FREE

Julien Temple Band

Julian Temple Band formed in Dunedin, New Zealand in February, 2004. They have independently recorded and released four albums; In Sea (2006), Quiet Earth (2009), Balance Escapes (2010) and Upsidedownbackwards (2012).

+Saturday, July 18 ~ The Post Street Rhythm Peddlers

The Post Street Rhythm Peddlers
10:00 PM ~ FREE

Post Street Rhythm Peddlers

1920's/30's New Orleans Prohibition Jazz, Psychedelic Barrelhouse, Dixieland, Old-Time.

From Santa Cruz, CA features an all-star cast from local projects such as Shady Groove, Mars Hotel, Samba Stilt Circus, Deep Ellum, Flor de Cana, Coffee Zomie Collective, Channel One, and many more.

+Saturday, July 25 ~ The Midnight Pine

The Midnight Pine
10:00 PM ~ FREE

Midnight Pine

The Midnight Pine is the soundtrack to a solitary desert drive beneath a crescent moon. Lead by the haunting voice of young siren Shelbi Bennett, the Pine presents a sparse, hypnotic, eerie and beautiful soundscape. The album wanders through ghost towns of morose psychedelia, brooding folk and triumphant pop. To keep the focus on the vocals there are no drums, just found objects, chains, saw blades, sheet metal, utensils and short wave radios are layered to keep a subtle pulse of percussion pushing the songs forward. The Midnight Pine is an exercise in serene nonchalance, moody atmospheres and songs that braid your heart strings into a rich tapestry. Live the band can conjure pin drop attention with it's gentle movements and with a quick shift in dynamic can be a sonic maelstrom. The voice of Shelbi Bennett is a force of nature, captivating, volatile, gorgeous and pummeling.