Events

The Dunes Center hosts a wide variety of events and activities for members, students, volunteers, and the general public. We offer free public hikes, a variety of fundraisers, open houses and holiday activities. We also coordinate and host special and private events for groups of all ages.

In addition to the events the Dunes Center offers, our calendar includes CA State Parks walks, hikes and lectures offered through the Pismo Nature Center. For more information, and a complete listing of CA State Parks events, visit http://parks.ca.gov/Events

Click on the title of any event to find out more information. Dunes Center staff are available to answer any questions you may have about events listed, or to schedule your own special event. Contact us at admin@dunescenter.org or at (805)343-2455.

  • February 11, 2023

    Huell Howser Memorial Nature Walk at Oso Flaco Lake

    Huel Houser 2005_Page_12Join the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center along Oso Flaco Lake's 2½ mile boardwalk to the Pac...

    • Venue:
      Oso Flaco Lake
    • Start:
      February 11, 2023 9:00 am
    • End:
      February 11, 2023 12:00 pm
    • Address:
      3006 Oso Flaco Lake Rd
      Nipomo, CA, 93444
    • Cost:
      $10 Registration fee, $5 for members
  • March 11, 2023

    Get to know your Estuary

    Jeane Sparks delta (002) Just outside of Guadalupe lies an extraordinary nature preserve, featuring towering 550-fo...

    • Venue:
      Rancho Guadalupe Dunes Preserve
    • Start:
      March 11, 2023 9:00 am
    • End:
      March 11, 2023 11:00 am
    • Cost:
      $10 registration fee, $5 for members registration
  • April 15, 2023

    Docent-led Bird & Nature Walk at Oso Flaco Lake with John Deacon

    PBGR Tri Pond 6-17-22aSpring is a fantastic time for observing birds at Oso Flaco Lake.  Many of our winter visitors...

    • Venue:
      Oso Flaco Lake
    • Start:
      April 15, 2023 8:00 am
    • End:
      April 15, 2023 10:00 am
    • Address:
      3006 Oso Flaco Lake Rd
      Arroyo Grande, CA, 93434
      USA
    • Cost:
      $10 Registration fee, $5 for members
  • April 15, 2023

    Dunite Walk: Art, History, and Poetry

    20180328141732035_0001 Learn about the Dunites from the eyes of Ella Thorp-Ellis, the Dune Child. Ella was four y...

    • Venue:
      Oso Flaco Lake
    • Start:
      April 15, 2023 10:00 am
    • End:
      April 15, 2023 12:00 pm
    • Address:
      3006 Oso Flaco Lake Rd
      Arroyo Grande, CA, 93420
      United States
    • Cost:
      $10 registration fee, $5 for members registration
  • July 8, 2023

    Kathleen Goddard Jones Memorial Hike at Black Lake Ecological Area

    Goddard Jones 2005 4in Join the Guadalupe Nipomo Dunes Center and The Land Conservancy for a hike through The Lan...

    • Venue:
      Black Lake Ecological Area
    • Start:
      July 8, 2023 9:00 am
    • End:
      July 8, 2023 11:00 am
    • Cost:
      $10 registration fee, $5 for members registration