Calendar of Events

State Park Activities

+ONGOING - State Park activities for the whole family

Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park Day Use Parking lots one and two are open for picnic areas. The Warden's Path, River Path, Nature Trail, and Liewald Fla, Valley View, Mount Manual and Buzzard's Roost trails are open. Pfeiffer Falls, Oak Grove Trail and the Big Sur Gorge remain CLOSED due to fire and flood damages. Please respect park closures and stay out of these areas for your own safety.
Andrew Molera State Park is open to the beach via the Creamary Meadow Trail.
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park is open for hiking west of HIghway 1 including overlook trail at McWay Falls and Partington Cove.
Garrapata State Park is open west of Highway 1. Hiking trails and the rest of the park east of Highway 1 remain closed until further notice.
Pfeiffer Beach is open.
Point Sur Lightstation is open.

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 $15.00
Ages 6-17: $5.00
Age 5 and under: free.
Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover accepted

Moonlight Tours for 2018
Adult: $25
Ages 6-17 $10
Age 5 and under are free
Monday, April 30; 7:00 PM
• Tuesday, May 29; 7:15 PM
• Wednesday, June 27; 7:30 PM
• Thursday, June 28; 7:30 PM
• Friday, July 27; 7:15 PM
• Saturday, July 28; 6:45 PM
• Sunday, August 26; 6:45 PM
• Monday, August 27; 6:45 PM
• Monday, September 24; 6:00 PM
• Tuesday, September 25; 6:00 PM

Music Calendar

+Friday, March 23 ~ Karaoke

10:00 PM


+Saturday, March 24 ~ Eva and the Vagabond Tales

Eva and the Vagabond Tales
10:00 PM

The Creston Line

From the alleyways of old town Riverside come the sounds of old world folk-pop that broke free from the early ages of music and skipped through time to find it's way into our modern world. Along the way, stories were turned into songs, forming 'Eva and the Vagabond Tales'.  The Vagabond Tales is a multi instrumental music project that is centered around the songwriting of Eva Mikhailovna. The songs combine western, old folk, and ragtime into a musical melting pot, creating an alluring sound that "transcends time and continents." Since the start of the project in 2011, Mikhailovna released a full length album entitled "Letters From the Moon" in the fall of 2013, and an EP in 2016, titled "La Douleur Exquise". The music project has been interviewed on NPR radio shows, featured numerous times on NPR's variety show American Parlor Songbook, and played on stations across the west coast. Along with her musicians, Mikhailovna appeared on LATV's the Zoo in 2016. > more on their website.

+Friday, April 13 ~ KARAOKE

10:00 PM

The Creston Line

+Saturday, April 14 ~ Songs Hotbox Harry Taught Us

Songs Hotbox Harry Taught Us
10:00 PM

Songs Hotbox Harry Taught Us

Hotbox Harry was a warm and gentle hobo-like figure who taught us wonderful country songs of love and loss. He was a warm, roly-poly kind of guy. He wore suspenders, hopped trains, and beat Woody Guthrie in a card game in 1943. He has a special place in our hearts. As a tribute to him, we started a band and called it Songs Hotbox Harry Taught Us.  

This band, consisting of Big Sur luminaries and East Coast folks, covers the tunes that Hotbox Harry taught us: tunes by Patsy Cline, Merle Haggard, Gram Parsons, Loretta Lynn, Elvis, Don Gibson, Buck Owens, George Jones, Bob Dylan, and more.

+Friday & Saturday, April 20 & 21 ~ El Duo

Friday, April 20
El Duo featuring Nicholas Gyorkos (Harry & the Hitmen/The Terrible)
10:00 PM

Saturday, April 21
El Duo featuring Levi "Dii" Martin (Sun Hop Fat)

10:00 PM

On April 20th & 21st, 2018 the Fernwood Resort will be lit up by Oakland's finest. El Duo is thrilled to announce their long awaited return to Big Sur, this time for two nights! For each show the duo will be joined by a different musical guest. Friday night features Nicholas Gyorkos from "Harry & the Hitmen/The Terrible" followed by Levi "Dii" Martin from "Sun Hop Fat" on Saturday. Find El Duo on Spotify for the grooviest playlists on the web...

Born in 2015, Oakland's "El Duo" blends lo-fi electronics and afro dance grooves with a natural sense of wonder. Drawing from their deep love of improvisation, drummer/producer Randy Schwartz (Brett Dennen, Illumination) & keyboardist Harrison Murphy (Sun Hop Fat, Harry & the Hitmen) curate unique and inspired soundscapes for audiences. El Duo weaves together its unabashed brand of experimental dance music under an umbrella of vintage synthesizers and drum machines. The witty pair approaches their concerts with a raw and loose fervor, often featuring special guests, which gives each of their shows its own distinct magic and character.

El Duo

+Saturday, April 28 ~ Big Sur International Marathon - No Music

Big Sur International Marathon - No Music

+Friday-Sunday, May 18-20 ~ Hipnic X

10TH Annual Music & Camping Weekend in Big Sur.
MAY 18-20, 2018


Hipnic X

The full line up will be announced in January 2018
*line up always subject to changes
*no refunds / all tickets/passes sales are final

We are selling three-day camping and event packages. 13 years of age and older. Children age 12 and under are free with their parents. (This will include tickets for all three days of music). All tickets are NON REFUNDABLE. They are transferrable but NON REFUNDABLE.

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 3 nights 5/18, 5/19, 5/20, 2018

If you are bringing an RV we recommend that you come in the day before the event starts or arrive early on Friday 5/19 to make sure you can get parked and situated before the tenters arrive.

Check in time is after noon on 5/18. Check out time is 11:00 AM on Monday, May 21.

We are going to ask you to please leave your pets at home for the event.

For Motel, Tent Cabin, Adventure Tent and Cabin accommodations call Fernwood Resort at 831-667-2422 to RESERVE THEM DIRECTLY OVER THE PHONE on Wednesday, Dec 13, 2016 @ High Noon.

All Motel Rooms, Tent Cabins, Adventure Tents and Cabins come with festival tickets. DO NOT buy your tickets on Eventbrite unless you are buying a 3 DAY CAMPING PACKAGE. If you are staying in one of the other types of units your accomodations will include tickets to the event and can only be secured by calling the resort.


As usual, parking is limited for this event and we strongly encourage carpooling to the event. There is NO PARKING ALLOWED ON HIGHWAY 1. 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. 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. The future of outdoor music events at Fernwood Resort depend on your cooperation. 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 the precious eco-system of our home, Big Sur.
Diana Ballantyne
General Manager
Fernwood Resort

+Friday-Sunday, September 21-22 ~ Chris Robinson Brotherhoood Freaks For The Festival
Call 831.667.2422 for Rooms / Tent Cabins / Forest Cabin Packages

Chris Robinson Brotherhood
Beachwood Sparks
Once & Future Band
+ more TBA