Tales of the Basin

A Weekend of Storytelling with Southbay Storytellers and Listeners

At Big Basin Redwoods State Park near Santa Cruz, California.

Events on the last weekend each July spotlight
storytelling, park history, special activities for children,
and the tradition of spinning a yarn beside the evening fire.

Friday Night Campfire! at 7:00 pm
The evening begins with marshmallow roasting for half an hour
followed by a story or two selected to go with the rangerŐs program
for that evening. Meet at the Campfire Center.

Junior Rangers Saturday at 3:00 pm
With the help of our guest storytellers,
children will learn about plants, animals, and more.
This one-hour program is designed for kids ages 7-12.
Sorry parents, this program is for kids only!
Register children 15 minutes before the program.
Please be sure they are dressed for active play in the outdoors.
Meet outside the store.

Big Basin "Nature Tails" storytelling program Saturday at 4:30 pm
A world of animal stories presented for children of all ages and their families
by local storytellers. Meet at the Campfire Center.

Storytellers' Showcase Campfire! Saturday at 7:00 pm
Sit back and experience an old-fashioned evening steeped in the oral tradition,
as our guest storytellers weave their yarns in our historic amphitheater.
The evening begins with marshmallow roasting for half an hour
followed by an hour of storytelling. Meet at the Campfire Center.

Big Basin Redwoods State Park has hosted this event on the last weekend of July
since 2002, its 100th anniversary as California's oldest state park.
Go to Big Basin Redwoods State Park Activities & Events and scroll down to July for current schedule.

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Page last updated on 2/4/2015 by Tom Farley of Spontaneous Combustion