Events & Calendar

Events & Calendar

Yosemite Conservancy offers fun things to do in Yosemite, all year. Explore the park with our experts on guided hikes, backpacking trips, photography workshops or bird-watching tours. Join us in Yosemite Valley for art workshops and lively theater programs. Whatever your passion, find your adventure with us!

Your memories will last a lifetime, and program proceeds will be used to fund trail repair and access, habitat restoration, wildlife protection and more.

Learn more about how your participation in these programs benefits Yosemite National Park.

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Painting and Poetry
Painting and Poetry

Enjoy a day of creativity and exploration in the park, as you use a sketchbook and watercolors to shape your own story. Join artists and poets Joa Suorez and Kelly Lee in translating your experience of summer in Yosemite into an original watercolor painting and poem.

In this four-hour introduction to weaving, you’ll learn to use yarn to create a woven piece featuring Yosemite scenery.
Tapestry Weaving

In this four-hour introduction to weaving, you’ll learn to use yarn to create a woven piece featuring Yosemite scenery. With guidance and encouragement from your instructor, tapestry expert Myla Collier, you’ll use colored yarns to translate an image, called a cartoon, into a physical object on a loom.

overnight under the milky way with Yosemite conservancy
Overnight Under the Milky Way – Trip 1

Yosemite’s night skies are a wilderness treasure and rare resource few people ever have the chance to experience. On this easy guided trip, a great option for first-time backpackers, you’ll hike a mile or two before settling in at your campsite for the night: a specially selected spot with open skies, at an elevation low enough to sleep outside under the stars.

yosemite wine and paint
Yosemite Wine and Paint

In this wine and paint class, you’ll learn how to use watercolor to paint an iconic Yosemite landscape, step by step. and With guidance from a Yosemite Conservancy art instructor, you will learn basic techniques and simple color mixing to create your very own Yosemite masterpiece.

Watercolor Sketchbook
Watercolor Sketchbook

Like the great naturalist John Muir, who documented not only the flora and fauna of his beloved Yosemite, but also the scents and sounds of forest walks and mountains storms, participants in the nature journaling workshop will use all their senses to sketch and paint what they see, hear, smell and touch, adding any thoughts, observations, prose or poetry that come up during their outdoor meditations.

Yosemite Conservancy Full Moon Hike to Taft Point
Dine and Discover: Full Moon Hike to Taft Point — Trip 2

Spend an entertaining and educational mid-summer Tuesday evening at an iconic viewpoint off Glacier Point Road. Take an easy mile-long hike to Taft Point, which offers breathtaking views of Yosemite Valley, including Half Dome and El Capitan, and of Sierra peaks stretching into the distance. As you admire Yosemite from above, enjoy an al fresco meal and take advantage of the perfect stargazing setting.

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Upcoming Events

Lee Stetson brings John Muir’s wild adventures to life at the Yosemite Theater in Yosemite Valley
Repeats every week every Wednesday until Wed Oct 16 2019 except Wed Jul 17 2019, Wed Jul 24 2019, Wed Jul 31 2019, Wed Sep 25 2019.
May 15, 2019 to October 16, 2019
May 22, 2019 to October 23, 2019
May 29, 2019 to October 30, 2019
June 5, 2019 to November 6, 2019
June 12, 2019 to November 13, 2019
June 19, 2019 to November 20, 2019
June 26, 2019 to November 27, 2019
July 3, 2019 to December 4, 2019
July 10, 2019 to December 11, 2019
August 7, 2019 to January 8, 2020
August 14, 2019 to January 15, 2020
August 21, 2019 to January 22, 2020
August 28, 2019 to January 29, 2020
September 4, 2019 to February 5, 2020
September 11, 2019 to February 12, 2020
September 18, 2019 to February 19, 2020
October 2, 2019 to March 4, 2020
October 9, 2019 to March 11, 2020
October 16, 2019 to March 18, 2020
Shows every Wednesday at 7pm, May 15–October 16
Journey back to the early 1900s to hear John Muir share stories from Yosemite as he receives news on the future of his beloved Hetch Hetchy Valley.
Lee Stetson brings John Muir’s wild adventures to life at the Yosemite Theater in Yosemite Valley
Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu Oct 10 2019 except Thu Jul 18 2019, Thu Jul 25 2019, Thu Aug 01 2019, Thu Sep 26 2019.
May 16, 2019 to October 10, 2019
May 23, 2019 to October 17, 2019
May 30, 2019 to October 24, 2019
June 6, 2019 to October 31, 2019
June 13, 2019 to November 7, 2019
June 20, 2019 to November 14, 2019
June 27, 2019 to November 21, 2019
July 4, 2019 to November 28, 2019
July 11, 2019 to December 5, 2019
August 8, 2019 to January 2, 2020
August 15, 2019 to January 9, 2020
August 22, 2019 to January 16, 2020
August 29, 2019 to January 23, 2020
September 5, 2019 to January 30, 2020
September 12, 2019 to February 6, 2020
September 19, 2019 to February 13, 2020
October 3, 2019 to February 27, 2020
October 10, 2019 to March 5, 2020
Shows every Thursday at 7pm, May 16–October 10
Follow John Muir on his journeys through the western wilderness.