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!



Apr 26 2017

Black Bear Workshop

This workshop, led by N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission educator Kevin Hining, will focus on black bears in North Carolina. A majority of the workshop will be spent learning about the life history and current research on black bears, as well as activities that can be incorporated into educational programs.



Jun 01 2017 - Jun 11

The Remarkable Rhododendron Ramble

Join us as we showcase the beauty and significance of this native plant. Staff naturalists will lead guided experiences, exploring the cultural history behind the plant, as well as its function in the wild landscape.



Jun 02 2017 - Jun 04

Nature Photography Weekend

Hear presentations from top nature photographers in the evenings, and photograph spectacular scenery and native animals during the day. Additional cost. Online registration begins April 3.



Jun 12 2017

Flying WILD

Targeted for the middle-school audience, though widely adaptable, Flying WILD offers practical hands-on classroom and outdoor field investigation experiences connecting real-world experiences in bird biology, conservation and natural history.



Jun 14 2017

Animal Birthday Party

Grandfather Mountain celebrates the birthdays of all the animals in the environmental wildlife habitats with games, contests, crafts and surprises.


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