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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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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Oct 22 2016 - Oct 23

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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I picked up my 6 year old son from school  and asked him if he could guess where I was gonna take him to spend the weekend. With eyes big and wide he asked, Grandfather Mt? I have never seen him get so happy. Or should I say, pumped up to the max. He thanked me over and over again, while packing for the night in the wild. As with most things in life can be, this was a gift that did not fade away or break like most  presents after minutes of play.  As we got closer  to the top he expressed his deepest thanks, I saw my boy grow up this weekend. I pushed him and he pushed me and together we made it all the way from 105 to the Swinging Bridge.  "Get Out More.  Make memories, not regrets."
Ryan
Sugar Mtn, NC
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