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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Aug 16 2018

Grandfather Presents: Amy Greene, Best-Selling Appalachian Novelist

Amy Greene was born and raised in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, and she began writing stories about the people of Appalachia from a very young age. Greene will speak about her writing process and what gives character to her Appalachian novels.

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Aug 18 2018 - Aug 19

2018 Grandfather Mountain Camera Clinic

Top photographers gather at Grandfather Mountain to present on the nuts and bolts of making good photographs. This event is free to working members of the press, with an additional cost for non-press professionals and amateurs. Online registration begins July 18 at grandfather.com.

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Aug 18 2018 - Aug 19

Grandfather Mountain Amateur & Professional Camera Clinic

Top photographers gather at Grandfather Mountain to present on the nuts and bolts of making good photographs. This event is free to working members of the press, with an additional cost for non-press professionals and amateurs. Online registration begins July 18 at grandfather.com.

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Aug 25 2018

Exploring the Disappearing Spruce-Fir Forest

Join John Caveny, Grandfather Mountain’s own natural resource specialist, as we explore, examine and discuss one of the most endangered forest types in the United States, the spruce-fir forest.

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Sep 08 2018

Junior Ranger Day

Grandfather Mountain’s inaugural Junior Ranger Day will celebrate the park’s Junior Ranger program and its esteemed participants. Geared for ages 5-12, the Junior Ranger program offers young explorers a unique, hands-on experience at Grandfather Mountain, including a scavenger hunt, trail exploration, plant and animal identification and more!

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