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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Sep 25 2016

John Muir Day

Join Grandfather Mountain in celebrating the legacy of John Muir, renowned naturalist, conservationist, Sierra Club founder and “Father of the National Parks.” All Sierra Club members will be admitted free with valid proof of membership. For more information, call (828) 733-4326.

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Oct 01 2016 - Oct 02

The Colors of Grandfather

Grandfather Mountain naturalists lead guided walks to showcase the changing leaves and explain the science behind the annual phenomenon. Included with park admission.

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Oct 01 2016

Creatures of the Night and Bonfire Delight

Enjoy rare, after-dark tours of Grandfather Mountain, fireside tales and a chance to meet the park’s nocturnal residents. Additional cost. As of Friday, Sept. 23, tickets to this event are sold out.

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Oct 08 2016 - Oct 09

The Colors of Grandfather

Grandfather Mountain naturalists lead guided walks to showcase the changing leaves and explain the science behind the annual phenomenon. Included with park admission.

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Oct 15 2016 - Oct 16

The Colors of Grandfather

Grandfather Mountain naturalists lead guided walks to showcase the changing leaves and explain the science behind the annual phenomenon. Included with park admission.

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The entire family (ages 13-50) had an excellent time. We went from the Mile High Swinging Bridge to the top of MacRae Peak. Beautiful trails, beautiful scenery, and beautiful weather. We will definitely all be returning soon....

Bill
Winston-Salem, NC
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