Events at Grandfather Mountain

Event Calendar

Plan to enjoy one of our special events during your visit to Grandfather Mountain! The vast majority are included with your park admission fee, but some events which require a small fee to ensure you receive expert guidance from specially trained individuals. Check the cost section of each Event Listing to confirm whether any additional fees apply.

In addition to the special events in the calendar below, check out our Daily Programs (April-October) and “behind the scenes” Experiences (weekends April-October). Also see an overview of our biggest annual events each year and updates on our popular Grandfather Glows Firefly Tours.

Hugh Morton Photography Exhibition

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC

See the traveling exhibition “Photographs by Hugh Morton: An Uncommon Retrospective”. Daily: January 18–March 16 Weekends: March 18–May 14 Daily May: 15–29 Features 100 framed photographs, including one 7-foot-long panorama, […]

Sunset at the Swinging Bridge

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC

Enjoy the rare opportunity to visit Grandfather Mountain outside of regular operating hours and see a sunset from the top of the mountain. Your event ticket includes an entire day’s […]

Get Tickets $14.00 – $40.00 142 tickets left

Sunset at the Swinging Bridge

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC

Enjoy the rare opportunity to visit Grandfather Mountain outside of regular operating hours and see a sunset from the top of the mountain. Your event ticket includes an entire day’s access […]

Get Tickets $14.00 – $40.00 110 tickets left

Daily Programs

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC

Attend one of our Daily Programs in April-October presented by our animal habitat curators and park educators. These fascinating interpretive programs throughout the park are included in your admission ticket. See […]

Recurring Event Rhododendron Ramble

Rhododendron Ramble

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC

Take a daily, short, guided stroll at 2 PM that highlights Grandfather Mountain’s rhododendron species and blooms. Included with admission. See the blooms and learn about their history, attributes and […]

Recurring Event Rhododendron Ramble

Rhododendron Ramble

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC

Take a daily, short, guided stroll at 2 PM that highlights Grandfather Mountain’s rhododendron species and blooms. Included with admission. See the blooms and learn about their history, attributes and […]

Recurring Event Rhododendron Ramble

Rhododendron Ramble

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC

Take a daily, short, guided stroll at 2 PM that highlights Grandfather Mountain’s rhododendron species and blooms. Included with admission. See the blooms and learn about their history, attributes and […]

Recurring Event Rhododendron Ramble

Rhododendron Ramble

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC

Take a daily, short, guided stroll at 2 PM that highlights Grandfather Mountain’s rhododendron species and blooms. Included with admission. See the blooms and learn about their history, attributes and […]

Recurring Event Rhododendron Ramble

Rhododendron Ramble

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC

Take a daily, short, guided stroll at 2 PM that highlights Grandfather Mountain’s rhododendron species and blooms. Included with admission. See the blooms and learn about their history, attributes and […]

Recurring Event Rhododendron Ramble

Rhododendron Ramble

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC

Take a daily, short, guided stroll at 2 PM that highlights Grandfather Mountain’s rhododendron species and blooms. Included with admission. See the blooms and learn about their history, attributes and […]

Recurring Event Rhododendron Ramble

Rhododendron Ramble

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC

Take a daily, short, guided stroll at 2 PM that highlights Grandfather Mountain’s rhododendron species and blooms. Included with admission. See the blooms and learn about their history, attributes and […]

Recurring Event Rhododendron Ramble

Rhododendron Ramble

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC

Take a daily, short, guided stroll at 2 PM that highlights Grandfather Mountain’s rhododendron species and blooms. Included with admission. See the blooms and learn about their history, attributes and […]

The All-Day Rhododendron Ramble

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC

Celebrate the rhododendron blooms with guided rambles, kids crafts and special displays. See the blossoms and learn about their history, attributes and roles they play in the mountain’s ecological communities. […]

Nature Photography Weekend

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC

This popular shutterbug weekend includes presentations from top nature photographers, hands-on breakout sessions, a friendly contest and the rare opportunity to photograph the mountain’s spectacular scenery and native animals before […]

Animal Birthday Party

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC

Join us to celebrate the birthdays of our resident animals with games, contests, crafts and surprises. The park's wildlife habitat staff hosts a fun-filled afternoon for guests, as well as […]

Grandfather Mountain | Home to the Swinging Bridge, Animal Habitats and Nature Museum

GPS: 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC 28646
Mailing: PO Box 129, Linville, NC 28646
1-800-468-7325

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