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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SELECT YOUR START AND END DATES TO PERUSE OUR DAILY EVENTS.

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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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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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It was the most breathtaking experience we ever shared as a family. Many memories were made as we hiked on the trails, crossed the mile high bridge and saw the views of this part of our state. We wanted to thank the locals who greeted us, welcomed us, and made our first visit the best! We will return. Great family vacation!
Patricia
Willard, NC
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