2017 Events List

Please read through our event information at the links provided. 🙂

March

Revving up for the cave opening! Visitor Center is open on the weekends. Come out and hike the trails and see what’s bloomin’! Also, the trailhead for the Ozark Trail starts at Onondaga Cave State Park!

April

15 – Onondaga Cave Opens!

15 – May All Your Weeds Be Wildflowers, Wildflower Walk 9 am – 12. More info

22 – Photo Tours 9 am-12 Cathedral Cave & 1-4 pm Onondaga Cave – more info

30 – Midwest Bat Fest! – celebrating bats (and really cool birds)!

  • Saturday April 29th at World Bird Sanctuary;
  • Sunday April 30th at Onondaga Cave State Park ~ see bats and presentations. World Bird Sanctuary will be here with birds. For More Info

May

6 – Hummingbird Banding Program

13 – Off-Trail Wild Caving – more info

2o – May All Your Weeds Be Wildflowers ~ 9 – noon ~ wildflower walk More info

21 – Photo Tours 9 a.m. to 12 in Cathedral Cave; 1 p.m. to 4 in Onondaga Cave – For more info

26, 27, 28 – OFA Bake Sale in the Visitor Center

27 – Cathedral Cave Night Tour – For more info

28 – Cathedral Cave Night Tour – For more info

June

3-  National Trail Days Hike – guided, location TBA

10 – May All Your Weeds Be Wildflowers  9 – 12 noon  For more info

10 – Off-Trail Wild Caving  For More Info

17 – Missouri Bat Festival with pioneer Organization for Bat Conservation! General public presentations will be offered throughout the day.

17 – Missouri Bat Festival with Bat Experts from national Organization for Bat Conservation, Live Music & Shakespeare!! Come to our member celebration event, A Midsummer Night ~ Bats & Bards ~ 6 to 10 pm at the Pavilion. See amazing bats from around the world up close, take a night bat walk, and converse with Biologists from Organization for Bat Conservation. Live Music by Fox Creek Band. Wine Tasting. Hors d’oeuvres.  For more info
Many thanks to each of our Sponsors who have helped us make this event possible!
Take a look at our Sponsor Page, we’ve listed them all for you.

24 – Cathedral Cave Night Tour – For more info

25 – Photo Tours 9 to 12 Cathedral Cave; 1 to 4 Onondaga Cave – For more info

July

1, 2, 3 – OFA Bake Sale all weekend at the Visitor Center

1 – Hummingbird Banding Program

1 – Open House at the Park – Meet with the Superintendent and learn the latest news at the park.

8 – Off-Trail Wild Caving in Cathedral Cave! 10 to 3 – For more info

11, 12, 13 – Cave Conservation Corps – Day camp for kids ~ For more info

15 – Cathedral Cave Night Tour – For more info

22 – Photo Tours – 9 to noon Cathedral Cave; 1 to 4 Onondaga Cave For more info

22 – Historical Cave Lantern Tour! with the Lost River Players – For more info

29 – Off-Trail Wild Caving 10 to 3  For more info

August

5 – Hummingbird Banding Program

5-  CAVE MUSIC! Hot August Night ~ Cool Cave Music – Presenting Violet and The Undercurrents!  For more info

12 – Off-Trail Wild Caving in rarely seen regions of Cathedral Cave! 10 – 3 – For More Info

19 – Off-Trail Wild Caving in rarely seen regions of Cathedral Cave! 10 – 3 – For More Info

19 – Cathedral Cave Night Tour – more info

26 – Historical Cave Lantern Tour with the Lost River Players! + Something New and Exciting TBA  More Info

27 – Photo Tours – 9 to 12 Cathedral Cave; 1 to 4 Onondaga Cave For More Info

September

2, 3, 4 – OFA Bake Sale in the Visitor Center

2 – Hummingbird Banding – Last one of the season!

2 – Cathedral Cave Night Tour – Meet 9:30 p.m. – more info

3 – Cathedral Cave Night Tour – Meet 9:30 p.m. For More Info

9 & 10 – Scout Patch Program

16 – Off-Trail Wild Caving – For More Info

16 – Photo Tours – 9 to 12 Cathedral Cave; 1 to 4 Onondaga Cave – For more info

23 – Green Fest! EXPANDED in 2016 to Celebrate 100 Years of State Parks!
Explore Sustainability. Demonstrations and presentations bring to life the connections between our health and the health of the planet by exploring the links between how we connect to our food, shelter, energy-, land-, and water-use. Enjoy Missouri spirits and local food, live music. Vendors welcome! Details TBA. More Info from 2016 event. 

BioBlitz! Celebrating National Public Lands Day!! Scientists will be leading teams to find species during the summer. Resulting species information will be provided by presenters. Details TBA. Contact Michael.Miller@dnr.mo.gov if you are interested in being on a team!

30 – Off-Trail Wild Caving – for more info

Cave State Cruisers coming Sept 30 or (rain date) October 14 – details TBA ~ Stay Tuned!

October

7 – Off-Trail Wild Caving For More Info

7 – Cathedral Cave Night Tour – more info

14 – Spooky Cave Tours!  for more info

15 – Cave closes at the end of the day!

Celebrate Earth Science Week with Earthquake Awareness – date TBA

28 – Halloween Events for Kids and Adults – details TBA; check back!
Shop for birthdays and holidays at the Onondaga Gift Shop through the end of the month!

November

We are looking at possibly doing a Fun Run as well as a New Year Hike, so check in with us or go to our Facebook page to stay up to date! Happy Winter Adventuring!