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.
Conor Knighton—"CBS Sunday Morning" correspondent and author of the New York Times bestseller Leave Only Footprints: My Acadia-to-Zion Journey Through Every National Park—returns to our Grandfather Presents series for a […]
Visit Grandfather Mountain for an afternoon of nature programs about animals that some consider creepy and crawly! This fun-filled celebration includes an opportunity to trick-or-treat through the animal habitats area and then watch special Halloween enrichments be given to the animals. Plus, children in costume are admitted at half-price. Included with admission.