Daily Events

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Daily Events

We have updated our Calendar of Events to include special “Daily Events”. You can now find events broken up by each day of your visit. Scroll through the exciting list below to locate the events which interest you. Each event if described and has detailed information on how to participate.

Please note that while the vast majority of our events are included with your nominal park admission fee, there are some events which require a small fee to participate. This is to ensure you receive expert guidance and knowledge from special trained individuals. In order to easily determine the cost for each event, we have included a column for each event called “cost”

We look forward to seeing you on the mountain.

Are YouPlanning a trip? Select your start and end dates to peruse our daily events.

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April 1, 2014

Time Activity Location Cost
12:00am -12:00am
  • Featured Events
Registration for 2014 Nature Photography Weekend
  • Featured Events
Online registration for the 2014 Nature Photography Weekend (to be held May 30-June 1, 2014) begins at midnight (12 a.m.) on Tuesday, April 1st. full details
Grandfather Mountain
$10 - $115

April 18, 2014

Time Activity Location Cost
8:00am -6:00pm
  • Featured Events
  • Ongoing Events
April Dollar Days
  • Featured Events
  • Ongoing Events
All those that work and reside in Mitchell, Avery, Watauga, Ashe, Alleghany and Wilkes counties, along with guests traveling in the same vehicle, are invited to visit Grandfather Mountain for $3 during the month of April with proof of local employment or residency. full details
Grandfather Mountain
Included
11:00am -11:15am
  • Habitat Programs
  • Ongoing Events
Deer Enrichment
  • Habitat Programs
  • Ongoing Events
Watch the animal habitat staff give the deer an enrichment.  An enrichment is anything different that can help to break up the animals’ day such as a scent, a new toy or a treat.  The staff member will also be available to answer your questions.  This enrichment program may be cancelled due to adverse weather. full details
Grandfather Mountain
Included with Park Admission
11:00am -11:30am
  • Naturalist Programs
  • Ongoing Events
Weather and Climate Observations
  • Naturalist Programs
  • Ongoing Events
Help members of the Naturalist Staff take weather and climate observations in front of the Fudge Shop.  Observations are weather permitting. full details
Grandfather Mountain
Included with Park Admission
11:30am -11:45am
  • Habitat Programs
  • Ongoing Events
Bear Enrichment
  • Habitat Programs
  • Ongoing Events
Watch the animal habitat staff give the bears an enrichment.  An enrichment is anything different that can help bring up the animals' day such as a scent, a new toy or a treat.  The staff member will also be available to answer your questions.  This enrichment program may be cancelled due to adverse weather. full details
Grandfather Mountain
Included with Park Admission
12:15pm -12:30pm
  • Habitat Programs
  • Ongoing Events
Cougar Enrichment
  • Habitat Programs
  • Ongoing Events
Watch the animal habitat staff give the cougars an enrichment.  An enrichment is anything different that can help to break up the animals’ day such as a scent, a new toy or a treat.  The staff member will also be available to answer your questions.  This enrichment program may be cancelled due to adverse weather. full details
Grandfather Mountain
Included with Park Admission
1:00pm -1:15pm
  • Habitat Programs
  • Ongoing Events
Bear Enrichment
  • Habitat Programs
  • Ongoing Events
Watch the animal habitat staff give the bears an enrichment.  And enrichment is anything different that can help bring up the animals' day such as a scent, a new toy or a treat.  The staff member will also be available to answer your questions.  This enrichment program may be cancelled due to adverse weather. full details
Grandfather Mountain
Included with Park Admission
1:30pm -1:45pm
  • Habitat Programs
  • Ongoing Events
Deer Enrichment
  • Habitat Programs
  • Ongoing Events
Watch the animal habitat staff give the deer an enrichment.  An enrichment is anything different that can help to break up the animals’ day such as a scent, a new toy or a treat.  The staff member will also be available to answer your questions.  This enrichment program may be cancelled due to adverse weather. full details
Grandfather Mountain
Included with Admission
2:00pm -2:15pm
  • Habitat Programs
  • Ongoing Events
Bear Enrichment
  • Habitat Programs
  • Ongoing Events
Watch the animal habitat staff give the bears an enrichment.  And enrichment is anything different that can help bring up the animals' day such as a scent, a new toy or a treat.  The staff member will also be available to answer your questions.  This enrichment program may be cancelled due to adverse weather. full details
Grandfather Mountain
Included with Park Admission
2:30pm -2:45pm
  • Habitat Programs
  • Ongoing Events
Cougar Enrichment
  • Habitat Programs
  • Ongoing Events
Watch the animal habitat staff give the cougars an enrichment.  An enrichment is anything different that can help to break up the animals’ day such as a scent, a new toy or a treat.  The staff member will also be available to answer your questions.  This enrichment program may be cancelled due to adverse weather. full details
Grandfather Mountain
Included with Admission
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