Events

May
25
Sat
2019
Art on the Greene – Memorial Day Weekend @ Historic Banner Elk School
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Art on the Greene - Memorial Day Weekend @ Historic Banner Elk School | Banner Elk | North Carolina | United States

Three times each summer, the green at the Historic Banner Elk School comes to life with Art on the Greene, featuring quality, hand-made arts and crafts from select regional and national artisans. Art on the Greene takes place Memorial Day weekend, the Fourth of July and Labor Day weekend. The festivities include food vendors and other entertainment.

May
26
Sun
2019
Art on the Greene – Memorial Day Weekend @ Historic Banner Elk School
May 26 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Art on the Greene - Memorial Day Weekend @ Historic Banner Elk School | Banner Elk | North Carolina | United States

Three times each summer, the green at the Historic Banner Elk School comes to life with Art on the Greene, featuring quality, hand-made arts and crafts from select regional and national artisans. Art on the Greene takes place Memorial Day weekend, the Fourth of July and Labor Day weekend. The festivities include food vendors and other entertainment.

May
31
Fri
2019
Nature Photography Weekend @ Grandfather Mountain
May 31 – Jun 2 all-day
Nature Photography Weekend @ Grandfather Mountain

Visit Grandfather Mountain to attend presentations from top nature photographers, while photographing spectacular scenery and native animals before and after regular business hours. Online registration begins April 1 at grandfather.com.

Jun
1
Sat
2019
The Remarkable Rhododendron Ramble @ Grandfather Mountain
Jun 1 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

From June 1-7, a series of 20-minute walks will highlight Grandfather Mountain’s rhododendron species and blooms. On June 8, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., guests can meet the park’s naturalists at the Nature Museum to obtain a map and information on where to find the most beautiful blooms, with special programming throughout the day highlighting this High Country jewel.

Jun
2
Sun
2019
The Remarkable Rhododendron Ramble @ Grandfather Mountain
Jun 2 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

From June 1-7, a series of 20-minute walks will highlight Grandfather Mountain’s rhododendron species and blooms. On June 8, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., guests can meet the park’s naturalists at the Nature Museum to obtain a map and information on where to find the most beautiful blooms, with special programming throughout the day highlighting this High Country jewel.

Jun
3
Mon
2019
The Remarkable Rhododendron Ramble @ Grandfather Mountain
Jun 3 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

From June 1-7, a series of 20-minute walks will highlight Grandfather Mountain’s rhododendron species and blooms. On June 8, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., guests can meet the park’s naturalists at the Nature Museum to obtain a map and information on where to find the most beautiful blooms, with special programming throughout the day highlighting this High Country jewel.

Jun
4
Tue
2019
The Remarkable Rhododendron Ramble @ Grandfather Mountain
Jun 4 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

From June 1-7, a series of 20-minute walks will highlight Grandfather Mountain’s rhododendron species and blooms. On June 8, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., guests can meet the park’s naturalists at the Nature Museum to obtain a map and information on where to find the most beautiful blooms, with special programming throughout the day highlighting this High Country jewel.

Jun
5
Wed
2019
The Remarkable Rhododendron Ramble @ Grandfather Mountain
Jun 5 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

From June 1-7, a series of 20-minute walks will highlight Grandfather Mountain’s rhododendron species and blooms. On June 8, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., guests can meet the park’s naturalists at the Nature Museum to obtain a map and information on where to find the most beautiful blooms, with special programming throughout the day highlighting this High Country jewel.

Jun
6
Thu
2019
The Remarkable Rhododendron Ramble @ Grandfather Mountain
Jun 6 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

From June 1-7, a series of 20-minute walks will highlight Grandfather Mountain’s rhododendron species and blooms. On June 8, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., guests can meet the park’s naturalists at the Nature Museum to obtain a map and information on where to find the most beautiful blooms, with special programming throughout the day highlighting this High Country jewel.

Jun
7
Fri
2019
The Remarkable Rhododendron Ramble @ Grandfather Mountain
Jun 7 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

From June 1-7, a series of 20-minute walks will highlight Grandfather Mountain’s rhododendron species and blooms. On June 8, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., guests can meet the park’s naturalists at the Nature Museum to obtain a map and information on where to find the most beautiful blooms, with special programming throughout the day highlighting this High Country jewel.

Jun
8
Sat
2019
The Remarkable Rhododendron Ramble @ Grandfather Mountain
Jun 8 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

From June 1-7, a series of 20-minute walks will highlight Grandfather Mountain’s rhododendron species and blooms. On June 8, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., guests can meet the park’s naturalists at the Nature Museum to obtain a map and information on where to find the most beautiful blooms, with special programming throughout the day highlighting this High Country jewel.

Jun
12
Wed
2019
Animal Birthday Party @ Grandfather Mountain
Jun 12 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
Animal Birthday Party @ Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain celebrates the birthdays of all the animals in its environmental habitats with games, contests, crafts and surprises. Grandfather’s habitat staff has prepared a fun-filled day for guests, as well as programs to celebrate the park’s furry and feathered inhabitants.

Jul
4
Thu
2019
Fourth of July Parade & Party in the Park @ Downtown Banner Elk
Jul 4 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

An all-American celebration takes place each Fourth of July in Banner Elk. It’s a day that makes Uncle Sam proud, starting with the Banner Elk Fourth of July Parade at 11:00 a.m. The parade begins at the Lees-McRae campus library and goes down Main Street. The parade concludes with a “Party in the Park” in Tate-Evans Town Park, where folks enjoy lunch from several vendors and traditional lawn games like the egg-toss and sack race.  Banner Elk’s Duck Race, which features hundreds of rubber ducks racing down the creek in the park, makes this an event not to be missed!

Jul
6
Sat
2019
Art on the Greene – Fourth of July @ Historic Banner Elk School
Jul 6 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Art on the Greene - Fourth of July @ Historic Banner Elk School | Banner Elk | North Carolina | United States

Three times each summer, the green at the Historic Banner Elk School comes to life with Art on the Greene, featuring quality, hand-made arts and crafts from select regional and national artisans. Art on the Greene takes place Memorial Day weekend, Fourth of July and Labor Day weekend. The festivities include food vendors and other entertainment.

Jul
7
Sun
2019
Art on the Greene – Fourth of July @ Historic Banner Elk School
Jul 7 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Art on the Greene - Fourth of July @ Historic Banner Elk School | Banner Elk | North Carolina | United States

Three times each summer, the green at the Historic Banner Elk School comes to life with Art on the Greene, featuring quality, hand-made arts and crafts from select regional and national artisans. Art on the Greene takes place Memorial Day weekend, Fourth of July and Labor Day weekend. The festivities include food vendors and other entertainment.

Jul
11
Thu
2019
Grandfather Mountain Highland Games @ MacRae Meadows
Jul 11 @ 4:30 pm – Jul 14 @ 4:00 pm
Grandfather Mountain Highland Games @ MacRae Meadows | Linville | North Carolina | United States

Founded in 1956, the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games and Gathering of the Scottish Clans are considered America’s grandest Scottish-themed games. The spectacular setting in MacRae Meadows at the base of historic Grandfather Mountain provides a beautiful backdrop. The games include brawny athletes, delicate dancers, noisy bagpipe band parades, rocking Celtic music and plenty of kilts. Visit the heritage tent to research your family tree and then head to the merchant tents to find your family tartan. It’s four memorable days of Scottish heritage in the High Country of North Carolina.

Aug
7
Wed
2019
Animal Enrichment Day @ Grandfather Mountain
Aug 7 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
Animal Enrichment Day @ Grandfather Mountain

Enrichment is an integral part of how the mountain cares for its habitat animals every day. An enrichment is a special treat, new toy or even an unfamiliar scent given to the animals to break up their routines and help keep them active and intellectually stimulated. Visitors can enjoy watching enrichment demonstrations, talk directly with keepers and participate in family-oriented games and crafts.

Aug
17
Sat
2019
Amateur & Professional Camera Clinic @ Grandfather Mountain
Aug 17 – Aug 18 all-day
Amateur & Professional Camera Clinic @ Grandfather Mountain

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 15 at grandfather.com.

Aug
31
Sat
2019
Art on the Greene – Labor Day Weekend @ Historic Banner Elk School
Aug 31 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Art on the Greene - Labor Day Weekend @ Historic Banner Elk School | Banner Elk | North Carolina | United States

Three times each summer, the green at the Historic Banner Elk School comes to life with Art on the Greene, featuring quality, hand-made arts and crafts from select regional and national artisans. Art on the Greene takes place Memorial Day weekend, the Fourth of July and Labor Day weekend. The festivities include food vendors and other entertainment.

Sep
1
Sun
2019
Art on the Greene – Labor Day Weekend @ Historic Banner Elk School
Sep 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Art on the Greene - Labor Day Weekend @ Historic Banner Elk School | Banner Elk | North Carolina | United States

Three times each summer, the green at the Historic Banner Elk School comes to life with Art on the Greene, featuring quality, hand-made arts and crafts from select regional and national artisans. Art on the Greene takes place Memorial Day weekend, the Fourth of July and Labor Day weekend. The festivities include food vendors and other entertainment.

Sep
7
Sat
2019
Junior Ranger Day @ Grandfather Mountain
Sep 7 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

This is a day of curiosity and fun. Programs will be provided specifically for kids, ages 5-12, to explore their environment and experience all that Grandfather Mountain has to offer.

Sep
14
Sat
2019
Girl Scout Day @ Grandfather Mountain
Sep 14 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
Girl Scout Day @ Grandfather Mountain

Girl Scouts are invited to join the park’s naturalists for a fun-filled learning adventure on Grandfather Mountain. Participants can enjoy special scout activities, presentations and a closing ceremony. Plus, all Girl Scouts and troop leaders are admitted free with proof of membership, and family members will receive discounted admission.

Sep
21
Sat
2019
Creatures of the Night & Bonfire Delight @ Grandfather Mountain
Sep 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

As night falls on Grandfather Mountain, guests can enjoy rare after-dark tours, fireside tales and a chance to meet the park’s nocturnal residents. Limited to 48 participants. Registration opens Aug. 26 at grandfather.com.

Oct
1
Tue
2019
The Fall Color Ramble @ Grandfather Mountain
Oct 1 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
The Fall Color Ramble @ Grandfather Mountain

From Oct. 1-11, guests can enjoy 20-minute guided walks that highlight Grandfather Mountain’s fall colors. On Oct. 12, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., guests can meet the park’s naturalists at the Nature Museum to obtain a map and information on where to find the most beautiful fall color. Plus, special programming throughout the day will allow families to explore the natural fall phenomenon.

Oct
2
Wed
2019
The Fall Color Ramble @ Grandfather Mountain
Oct 2 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
The Fall Color Ramble @ Grandfather Mountain

From Oct. 1-11, guests can enjoy 20-minute guided walks that highlight Grandfather Mountain’s fall colors. On Oct. 12, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., guests can meet the park’s naturalists at the Nature Museum to obtain a map and information on where to find the most beautiful fall color. Plus, special programming throughout the day will allow families to explore the natural fall phenomenon.

Oct
3
Thu
2019
The Fall Color Ramble @ Grandfather Mountain
Oct 3 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
The Fall Color Ramble @ Grandfather Mountain

From Oct. 1-11, guests can enjoy 20-minute guided walks that highlight Grandfather Mountain’s fall colors. On Oct. 12, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., guests can meet the park’s naturalists at the Nature Museum to obtain a map and information on where to find the most beautiful fall color. Plus, special programming throughout the day will allow families to explore the natural fall phenomenon.

Oct
4
Fri
2019
The Fall Color Ramble @ Grandfather Mountain
Oct 4 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
The Fall Color Ramble @ Grandfather Mountain

From Oct. 1-11, guests can enjoy 20-minute guided walks that highlight Grandfather Mountain’s fall colors. On Oct. 12, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., guests can meet the park’s naturalists at the Nature Museum to obtain a map and information on where to find the most beautiful fall color. Plus, special programming throughout the day will allow families to explore the natural fall phenomenon.

Oct
5
Sat
2019
The Fall Color Ramble @ Grandfather Mountain
Oct 5 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
The Fall Color Ramble @ Grandfather Mountain

From Oct. 1-11, guests can enjoy 20-minute guided walks that highlight Grandfather Mountain’s fall colors. On Oct. 12, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., guests can meet the park’s naturalists at the Nature Museum to obtain a map and information on where to find the most beautiful fall color. Plus, special programming throughout the day will allow families to explore the natural fall phenomenon.

Oct
6
Sun
2019
The Fall Color Ramble @ Grandfather Mountain
Oct 6 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
The Fall Color Ramble @ Grandfather Mountain

From Oct. 1-11, guests can enjoy 20-minute guided walks that highlight Grandfather Mountain’s fall colors. On Oct. 12, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., guests can meet the park’s naturalists at the Nature Museum to obtain a map and information on where to find the most beautiful fall color. Plus, special programming throughout the day will allow families to explore the natural fall phenomenon.

Oct
7
Mon
2019
The Fall Color Ramble @ Grandfather Mountain
Oct 7 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
The Fall Color Ramble @ Grandfather Mountain

From Oct. 1-11, guests can enjoy 20-minute guided walks that highlight Grandfather Mountain’s fall colors. On Oct. 12, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., guests can meet the park’s naturalists at the Nature Museum to obtain a map and information on where to find the most beautiful fall color. Plus, special programming throughout the day will allow families to explore the natural fall phenomenon.

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