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. The rest of the park is scheduled to open at the beginning of May 2017.
• 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 and the rest of the park east of Highway 1 remain closed until further notice.
• Pfeiffer Beach is 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, 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

May 19-21, 2017
Fernwood Campground
Big Sur, CA

The Mother Hips (2 electric sets plus an acoustic set)
Jackie Greene
Jonathan Richman feat Tommy Larkins
Chuck Prophet
Little Wings
The Waco Brothers
Jesse Sykes & the Sweet Hereafter
Titan Ups
Marty O’ Reiley
Pearl Charles
Cocker Power (A tribute to Joe Cocker, Leon Russell and the Mad Dogs and Englishmen Tour)
Light Fantastic
Lauren Barth
Midnight North plays The Band
DJ Sets
Liquid Light show by Mad Alchemy
+++ a few surprise sets TBA

*Line up is subject changes


Camping passes/packages via

Rooms & Cabin packages via phone 831.667.2422