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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Jul 28 2016

Summer Lecture Series: Grandfather Mountain — An Appalachian Icon

Randy Johnson’s passion for the outdoors has inspired six books, as well as articles and photography that have appeared in national magazines and newspapers.

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Jul 29 2016

Beauty of the Night Walk

Join Grandfather Mountain naturalists for a guided walk to challenge your senses and experience the beauty of the night atop our beautiful mountain.

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Aug 03 2016

Animal Enrichment Day

Enrichment is an integral part of how the mountain cares for its habitat animals every day. Visitors will enjoy watching enrichment demonstrations, talk directly with keepers and participate in family-oriented games and crafts. Included with park admission.

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Aug 13 2016 - Aug 14

Grandfather Mountain Amateur and Professional Camera Clinic

The Grandfather Mountain Camera Clinic is a two-day seminar that covers a variety of aspects that make up photojournalism. Amateur and professional photographers enjoy presentations from top speakers throughout the weekend and the opportunity to photograph Grandfather Mountain. Online registration begins July 13.

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Aug 26 2016

Beauty of the Night Walk

Join Grandfather Mountain naturalists for a guided walk to challenge your senses and experience the beauty of the night atop our beautiful mountain.

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My family and I visited from NJ. If you love nature, you will love Grandfather Mountain. It is a steep drive in your car, but worth it for a wonderful view. There is hiking at many different levels, animals and great picture taking. Enjoy!

Kim
Villa, NC
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