Featured Events

Grandfather Mountain Highland Games

Make a plan now to enjoy one of our special "Daily Events" during your visit to Grandfather Mountain!

Scroll through the exciting list below to locate the events that interest you, or choose a specific date to see the park happenings on that day.

The vast majority of our events are included with your park admission fee, but some events which require a small fee to participate to ensure you receive expert guidance and knowledge from specially trained individuals. Check the cost section of each Event Listing to confirm whether any additional fees apply.

We look forward to seeing you on the mountain!


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Dec 01 2016 - Dec 31

December Dollar Days

Anyone who works or lives in Mitchell, Avery, Watauga, Ashe, Alleghany or Wilkes counties, along with guests traveling in the same vehicle, are invited to visit Grandfather Mountain for $3 per person during the month of December 2016 with proof of local employment or residency.

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Dec 17 2016 - Jan 01

The Wonders of the Winter World Stroll

Meet at the Nature Museum for a short stroll exploring the wonders of Grandfather Mountain and how they are shaped by the mountain’s extreme weather.

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Jan 01 2017

New Year’s Sunrise

Grandfather Mountain will host a New Year’s Day sunrise opportunity on Jan. 1, 2017. Offered a limited number of times throughout the year, sunrise opportunities allow guests the rare chance to visit the park before regular operating hours.

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Jul 06 2017 - Jul 09

Grandfather Mountain Highland Games

Blaring bagpipes, astounding athletes, delicate dancers, rocking Celtic music and a spectacular highland setting makes this colorful celebration of Scottish culture the best highland games in America. Admission charged.

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I have been going to Grandfather for 39 years now. My Grandfather used to hike on Grandfather before it was an attraction for visitors. He would pick berries to sell so he could buy shoes for himself. We loved the old swinging bridge, but love the new one too. Now that I have my own child, I share the same tradition with him that our family has always participated in...keep up the good work!! Love the experience of Grandfather!

Lisa
Lakeland, FL
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