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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Sep 22 2017

Beauty of the Night Hike

Join the Grandfather Mountain naturalists for a guided walk to challenge your senses and experience the beauty of the night atop the mountain. This program will explore various locations on the mountain, with discussions about nocturnal animals and other natural features.

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Sep 23 2017

Celebrate Migration on Grandfather Mountain

Join Jesse Pope for this 6-hour course on raptor migration. In 2015, more than 11,000 raptors were observed in September as they soared over Grandfather Mountain on their annual migration south.

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Sep 25 2017

Grandfather Presents: Leigh Ann Henion

John Muir, the prominent naturalist, once described Grandfather as the “face of all heaven come to Earth” when he visited the area in 1898. Fuel your own passion for the outdoors by exploring the adventures of area author Leigh Ann Henion.

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Sep 30 2017

Grandfather’s Geology by Foot

There are 300 million years of history written into Grandfather’s rocks. Join naturalist Corey White to learn to decipher the stone, and discover a world so complex and amazing that it will change your perspective of the Appalachian Mountains forever.

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Sep 30 2017

Creatures of the Night & Bonfire Delight

NOTE: THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT.

Enjoy rare after-dark tours of Grandfather Mountain, fireside tales and a chance to meet the park’s nocturnal residents! Registration opens Sept. 1. To register, click here. This event is SOLD OUT.

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