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Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias is closed until spring 2017 - The Mariposa Grove is closed for a restoration project. More

Increase in incidence of plague in western United States in 2015 - Plague, which is carried by infected rodents and their fleas, was recently detected in rodents and fleas at Crane Flat and Tuolumne Meadows Campgrounds. The park has treated these areas and risk of exposure remains low. Don't touch or feed wildlife! More

Yosemite Calendar of Events

Yosemite Park Events

There is an endless array of Yosemite events and adventures available to you throughout the year.  You can see the latest set of offerings in the Yosemite Guide, the park newsletter.


NASTAR Races - Held every Saturday, Sunday and during school holidays, NASTAR races are fun for all levels of skier and snowboarder.

Nordic Holiday Race – This special event enters its 41st season with three cross country ski races combined into a single package.  A fun tradition at Badger Pass, participants choose from classic, freestyle or telemark races, or participate in all three.

Live Music On weekends throughout the season, bands play live music on the deck or in the Snowflake Room inside the day lodge.

Yosemite Winter Club Events – Yosemite’s Winter Club has a proud tradition in Yosemite since 1928, when an eager Don Tresidder set about making Yosemite a destination for winter sports.  Today, the Winter Club sponsors a wide array of events, such as the Ancient Jocks Race, or the Snow Ball, as well hockey, figure skating lessons and the Yosemite Ski Team.

Spring FestBadger Pass always marks the last day of the season with fun events, costume contests and other nonsense.  Welcome spring with us.


Earth Day – In Yosemite, we take Earth Day very seriously with fun activities and useful information.  We have face-painting, an organic salad bar that is really big enough to have outgrown that name, and many booths and displays where you can find out about Green programs in Yosemite.


Dining Events – Yosemite hosts a series of fine dining events, beginning with Vintners’ Holidays in November, the amazing Bracebridge performances in December, and Chef’s Holidays in January. Sample excellent cuisine in the stunning environs of Yosemite Valley.