Sequoia Parks Conservancy, in partnership with Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks and Lake Kaweah, is excited to announce the event dates for the sixth annual Dark Sky Festival: August 23, 24, and 25, 2019. Stargaze with friends under the night sky of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.
Over 50 programs will be offered this year including tours, stargazing, guest speakers, movies, musical performances, and more.
About the Festival
The Dark Sky Festival is the largest night sky festival in Central California and takes place in various locations throughout Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks including the Foothills, Mineral King, Giant Forest, Lodgepole, Grant Grove, Cedar Grove, as well as Lake Kaweah in Three Rivers. Over 50 programs will be offered this year including tours, stargazing, guest speakers, movies, musical performances, and more.
Festival attendance has steadily grown each year, with over 5,000 attendees in 2018. We strongly encourage planning overnight accommodations well in advance at www.recreation.gov or www.visitsequoia.com.
About the Night Sky
The night sky of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks is nationally recognized. The darkness not only adds to the beauty of its natural landscapes, but also contributes to the health of wildlife. As most of the world is faced with the effects of artificial light pollution, the Dark Sky Festival aims to educate people about the importance of preserving natural darkness and inspire them to take action in their own communities.
We hope you join us for the sixth annual Dark Sky Festival and share your passion for the night sky and astronomy.
Photos by Cade Castle and Alison Taggart-Barone