Nighttime events

Campfire at a Minnesota state park

Sure, you could just go to sleep at night, but when you're out in a Minnesota state park there's so much more to do after dark!

Lots of parks schedule special events after dusk, so you can learn about moths, bats, owls and other nocturnal critters, take a moonlight walk or paddle, or just relax with music and storytelling around a campfire.

Find a program below, or if you're looking for a stargazing program with telescopes, check out a Universe in the Parks program.


Events Calendar

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07/28/16

Gateway State Trail

Thursday Evening Trail Walks

07/28/16

Itasca State Park

Throwback Thursday Movie Night

07/29/16

Tettegouche State Park

River Life! - Starring the Crayfish

07/30/16

Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park

Fireflies! Bright Lights on Dark Nights

07/31/16

St. Croix State Park

Fire Starting

08/06/16

Glacial Lakes State Park

Astronomy and Stargazing

08/06/16

Forestville Mystery Cave State Park

Night Hike

08/06/16

Crow Wing State Park

Creatures of the Night: Campfire Program

08/07/16

St. Croix State Park

Outdoor Independence Weekend Fire Starting

08/11/16

Luce Line State Trail

Thursday Evening Trail Walks

08/12/16

Lake Vermilion - Soudan Underground Mine State Park

Night Sky of the Northwoods

08/13/16

Whitewater State Park

Perseid Meteor Shower

08/13/16

Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park

The Night Sky

08/13/16

Lake Bronson State Park

125 Night Hike in the Prairie

08/13/16

William O'Brien State Park

125th Parks Anniversary Special Program: Perseid Meteor Shower Party!

08/13/16

Interstate State Park

Storytelling with the Stars

08/18/16

Brown's Creek State Trail

Thursday Evening Trail Walks

08/18/16

Sibley State Park

Full Moon Hike

08/19/16

Gooseberry Falls State Park

Stories in the Stars: Ojibwe Constellations

08/19/16

Wild River State Park

Full Moon Paddle - FULL

08/20/16

Whitewater State Park

Creatures of the Night: Night Hike

08/25/16

Gateway State Trail

CANCEL Thursday Evening Trail Walks

08/27/16

Gooseberry Falls State Park

Stories in the Stars: Ojibwe Constellations

09/03/16

Glacial Lakes State Park

Astronomy and Stargazing

09/03/16

Savanna Portage State Park

Stargazing Party

09/08/16

Luce Line State Trail

Thursday Evening Trail Walks

09/15/16

Brown's Creek State Trail

Thursday Evening Trail Walks

09/16/16

Nerstrand-Big Woods State Park

Learn About your Night Vision

09/16/16

Sibley State Park

Full Moon and Mecury Hike

10/01/16

Glacial Lakes State Park

Astronomy and Stargazing

10/15/16

Sibley State Park

Full Moon Hike: The Ghosts and Goblins of October

10/28/16

Sibley State Park

Jack-o-Lantern Night Walk

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