Calendar of Events

State Park Activities

+ONGOING - State Park activities for the whole family

As a result of the Soberanes fire Pfieffer Big Sur State Park is closed to camping and day use.

Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park is partially open west of Highway 1 in the area adjacent to Fernwood Resort which includes Buzzard's Roost Trail. The campground and day use area remain closed.
• Andrew Molera State Park is closed until further notice due to flooding from recent heavy rains.
• Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park is closed until further notice..
• Garrapata State Park is open west of Highway 1. Hiking trails east of Highway 1 remain closed.
• Pfeiffer Beach is open closed until further notice due to flooding and road damage.
• Point Sur Lightstation is open.

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 Turnout located at Mile Marker 37, one mile north of Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. Drop in. Rangers will be available with binoculars. Weather permitting. 10:00 AM - Noon.


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
(September through March):
Saturdays and Sundays : 10:00 AM
Wednesdays: 1:00 PM

Summer Hours
(April through August)
Saturdays and Sundays: 2:00 PM
Wednesdays: 1:00 PM

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

Music Calendar

+Saturday, January 28 ~ Sky Country

Sky Country
10:00 PM

Sky Country

California rock n' roll inspired by the coasts and deserts of the western frontier...

+Saturday, February 4 ~ Hunter & the Dirty Jacks

Hunter & the Dirty Jacks
10:00 PM

Hunter & The Dirty Jacks

Hunter & The Dirty Jacks are the band. Retro Fresh Rock & Roll is the sound. Infectious riffs, soaring vocals and bedrock solid grooves propel the Dirty Jacks extremely high energy, emotionally compelling performances. Fronted by lead singer and multi-instrumentalist Hunter Ackerman, and anchored by Jon Siembieda and Carmelo Bonaventura on guitar, Aaron Barnes on bass, Brian Lara on drums, with Moana Avvenenti on background vocals, they are a blues-infused rock and roll force that is not to be missed.

+Saturday, February 11 ~ Sean Hayes

Sean Hayes
10:00 PM

Sean Hayes

In his twenty -year career as a San Francisco-based musician, Hayes has won acclaim from fans and critics alike. He's duetted with Aimee Mann, toured with Ani DiFranco and the Cold War Kids, been covered by The Be Good Tanyas and re-mixed by DJ Mark Farina, and had his music featured in a variety of television shows, films, and commercials. Raised in North Carolina and honed as an artist in Northern California, Hayes crafts music that, as the SF Weekly puts it, "succeeds on the tension between warm, resonant soul and dirt-road folk, all laced with a wandering troubadour's coo." In the track "Home I Left" Hayes sings of leaving San Francisco--"headed north with my young family/needed space to grow"--and this album is structured to represent snapshots from his life in the four years since. Low Light thrums with songs of desire, sanctuary, and the redemptive power of love.


+Saturday, February 17 ~ Hét Hat Club

Hét Hat Club
10:00 PM


Hét Hat Club is an international jazz manouche band located in Budapest, Hungary.

+Saturday, February 25 ~ Scary Little Friends

Scary Little Friends
10:00 PM

Scary Little Friends

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 featured lilting vocals (ala Jeff Buckley) and surfs-up psychedelic guitar, creating their own version of the "San Francisco Sound" 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 or tricks, just great songs about what you were thinking but couldn't say.

+Saturday, March 25 ~ Sunshine Jackson's Birthday Party featuring Carolyn Sills Combo

Sunshine Jackson's Birthday Party featuring The Carolyn Sills Combo
10:00 PM

Carolyn Sills Combo

A roots music group with a vintage sound older than its years, The Carolyn Sills Combo is breathing fresh life into the timeless sounds of post-war American music.  Nominated for a 2016 and 2017 Ameripolitan Award for Western Swing group and a 2016 Academy of Western Artist Award for western swing group, female, album and song (Even Villains Once Were Babies), 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 cowboy loving duo attracted top Monterey Bay area players for their combo, featuring Charlie Joe Wallace on steel guitar, Jim Norris on drums and Sunshine Jackson on harmony vocals and percussion. Sills and Egan are heavily influenced by spaghetti western films as well as their vinyl record collection, citing a wide range of influences from Bob Wills, Patsy Cline and Merle Travis and Les Paul & Mary Ford. Word of their authentic live show is spreading quickly throughout California, chock full of three part vocal harmonies, dueling guitar and steel instrumentals and tight arrangements of their own distinct brand of Americana.  "This is real, swinging, juke box music," says Sills.  "We're tipping our hats to the music that made us want to play, and hoping our original takes on these classic styles will keep the genres moving forward.

+Friday & Saturday, April 21-22 ~ Freaks For The Festival

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents
Freaks for the Festival 2017
Fernwood Campground
Big Sur, CA
Friday - Saturday, April 21/22, 2017

Weekend Passes

CRB (Both nights – 2 sets each night!), David Nelson Band, Morgan Delt, Scott Law & Ross, James' Cosmic Twang, Farmer Dave & The Wizards of the West, DJ set by Ben Knight

Festival in the Forest

Festival in the Forest

Camping passes/packages via
Rooms & Cabin packages via phone 831.667.2422

+Saturday, May 19-21 ~ HIPNIC IX




24 HOUR PRE-SALE ONLY (Dec 21 12pm pst - Dec 22 12pm pst)

Camping passes/packages via

Rooms & Cabin packages via phone 831.667.2422