Three Rivers, Lake Kaweah, and Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
In rural, peaceful Three Rivers, Lake Kaweah, and Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, you can be as lazy or as busy, as you like! For the active and the not so active, here’s a taste of the many things you can do and events you may attend this Spring:
- Join Ranger-led talks and the popular Ranger-led snowshoe walks which are scheduled whenever there is a good surface upon which to walk, in Sequoia National Park’s Giant Forest and in Kings’ Canyon National Park’s Grant Grove.
- Celebrate with us as we honor a WWII Veteran along with a Veteran who served in Korea and another who served in Vietnam. Listen to their stories, and enjoy free beer, wine, soup, homemade bread, and desserts. March 25th.
- Pack a picnic lunch, and watch the hilarious Bathtub Race on March 26th — or better yet, register to form a team and enter the race yourself!
- Enjoy your Hero Appreciation Months 20 percent off “Thank You” discount. This annual program is for anyone who has ever served in the military or as a first responder, and it is good for lodging, services, retail and dining through March 31st.
- Go Whitewater Rafting on the Kaweah River.
- Fish and enjoy water sports in our rivers, and also on beautiful Lake Kaweah which has a small but full-service marina.
- Celebrate April Showers with our “Find Your Showers” theme during 1st Saturday Three Rivers, our monthly festival of food, fun and fabulous art. The 1st Saturday incorporates the “Find Your…” sub-theme in 2016, in support of the National Park Service’s 2016 Centennial Celebration. April 2nd.
- Groove to traditional jazz at our 43rd Annual Jazzaffair. This three day festival runs April 8-10 with a pre-festival kick-off on April 7.
- Gaze in awe at the Wonders of the Night Sky. A free hour of star-gazing at the upper field, Three Rivers School, courtesy of Sequoia Parks Conservancy. April 9th and 16th.
- Help your children earn their Junior Ranger badges on Junior Ranger Day! Sequoia National Park. April 23rd.
- Enjoy fee-free days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks during National Park Week. April 16-24.
- Chow down on deep-pit BBQ and experience our 66th Annual 3R Lions Team Roping as we celebrate traditional cowboy skills on April 21-24. The 24th is Family Day which includes Cowboy Church, along with pig scrambling and barrel roping for children.
- Find Your Flowers” as we say farewell to Spring with more food, fun and fabulous art during 1st Saturday and also during the Redbud Arts and Crafts Festival. They run together on May 7th and the Redbud continues on May 8th.
- Meet the Calidore String Quartet, artists-in-residence, and enjoy an evening of beautiful music as they perform live in Three Rivers during Three Rivers Performing Arts Institute’s Winter Concert Series. May 14th.
- Spend the Memorial Day weekend with us, and visit the General Grant Tree! This handsome sequoia located in Kings Canyon National Park is a living shrine dedicated to the memory of those who gave their all, in service to our nation.
- “Find Your Rivers” carries the day on June 4th, as 1st Saturday Three Rivers puts on still another festival of food, fun and fabulous art.
- Last but not least: Don’t forget that active-duty military currently enjoy free passes into all national parks, including Sequoia and Kings Canyon. This pass is also being honored by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Kaweah.
So shake off those winter blues! Bring the family and come enjoy our beautiful countryside along with our two gorgeous national parks, for some amazing Springtime R&R!