2019 Special Events

This page is dedicated to annual park events. Events are added to our schedule throughout the year and are subject to change. For more information on these or any other events, call 276-865-4413 ext. 3213.

Breaks Park also offers interpretive programming throughout the summer and portions of Spring and Fall. Information about weekly programming provided by our interpretive staff can be found here.


14 — VALENTINE’S DAY DINNER details tbd.


30 — RHODODENDRON RESTAURANT opens for spring.



13 — BREAKDOWN ADVENTURE RACE. For more information and to register, please visit their website here.

20 —Annual BREAKFAST WITH THE EASTER BUNNY at the Rhododendron Restaurant, 8:30 am to 10:00 am.

20 —Annual EASTER EGG HUNT at Potter’s Knoll. Begins at 11:00 am.

21 —EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE at Potter’s Knoll shelter. Begins at 6:00 am.

21 — Special EASTER BUFFET DINNER in the Rhododendron Restaurant, 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. Menu: Carved Ham, Fried Chicken, Hand Carved Roast Beef, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Cinnamon Apples, Corn on the Cob, Sweet Potato Casserole, California Blend Vegetables, Salad Bar, and Dessert. $15.95 for ages 11 and up, $7.95 for ages 4-10, and free for ages 3 and under.




12 — Celebrate MOTHER’S DAY from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM in our Rhododendron Restaurant! Menu includes: Hand-Carved Roast Beef, Butterfly Shrimp, Applewood Smoked Pork Loin, Roasted Turkey Breast, Mashed Potatoes, Sugar Snap Peas, Spring Blend Vegetables, Sweet Potato Casserole, Dressing, Salad Bar, and Dessert. Prices: $17.95 for ages 11 and up, $8.95 for ages 4-10, free for ages 3 and under. Mothers will receive a 15% discount on their meal!

18 — KIDS TO PARKS DAY is devoted to getting kids involved at state parks. Activities and programming tbd.

25 – 27 — “JUBILEE IN THE BREAKS” Memorial Day Gospel Singing.


1 — NATIONAL TRAILS DAY — Various staff-led and self-guided trail walks will be available.

1 – 2 — FLY FISHING WEEKEND WITH BILL CARMAN — Learn to fly fish with Bill Carman! He’ll teach you how to choose equipment, fly section, how to read a stream, and how to hook and land a fish! This class will include: on-stream instructions, fly box, six flies, and loaner rods and reels. Available package: one night of lodging, Saturday breakfast and lunch buffet, and Sunday stream-side lunch for $193 (individuals) or $300 (couples). Two days of class, no lodging, instruction/fishing plus stream-side lunch is $95 per person. Make reservations by calling (276) 865-4413.

15 – 16 — “A GOSPEL MUSIC CELEBRATION IN THE MOUNTAINS”— Father’s Day Gospel Sing at our Amphitheater.


4 – 7 — INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION — Tie dye stations, face painting, movie night, crafts, and more! More details will be available soon.

13 — McClure River Kiwanis CAR SHOW — Registration is from 8 am to 12 pm. Fee is $20 per vehicle. Goody bags available for the first 100 vehicles registered! Prizes will be given away. 92.1 The Wolf with Shanghai broadcasting live from 9 am to 12 pm!


3 — BACK TO SCHOOL BASH at Splash! in the Park

3 – 4 — “ECHOES IN THE CANYON” — An educational and fun event depicting life of soldiers, women, and other civilians during the Civil War. Battles will be held each day at 2 pm in the field across from the Visitor’s Center. A night time skirmish will be held on Saturday evening at 8:30 pm at Counts Cabin. Educational demonstrations will be available throughout the day and vendors will also be available to sell and demonstrate their homemade wares, historical items, and more. A full schedule is available at the front desk.

30 – September 2 — Annual TRI-STATE GOSPEL SING located in our Amphitheater. You can find a list of singers and groups attending here.


August 30 – 2 — Annual TRI-STATE GOSPEL SING located in our Amphitheater. You can find a list of singers and groups attending here.



Looking for great fall colors? Our SPECTACULAR FALL FOLIAGE generally peaks in mid- to late-October.

Water is released annually from the John Flannagan Reservoir during the first four weekends in October to create from Class two up to Class six rapids — WORLD CLASS WHITEWATER — on the Russell Fork River through Breaks Gorge.


18 – 19 — HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR will include a campsite decorating contest, costume contest, campground trick or treat and more.

26 — PIKE COUNTY EXTENSION’S “HOMEMAKING IN THE MOUNTAINS” annual regional craft event held in the Rhododendron Conference Center.


15 – 16  — RUSSELL FORK BLUEGRASS SHOW! Below are the package options for the show,  to reserve a package or ticket call (276)865-4413 extension 0. General admission is $25.00.

28 — THANKSGIVING DINNER:  Currently reservations are full.



Elk Tours will be held on select dates during March, April, May, August, September, and October. Tickets are $35 each for adults, and $20 for children 12 and under. Seating on the bus is limited, and reservations are required. Tickets can be purchased by calling (276) 865-4413 ext. 3201 or (276) 865-4413 ext. 3213. Tours will be offered on the following dates. All tours are on Saturday unless otherwise noted.




Though most park events are scheduled from April through October, lodging is open year round. The conference center is also available throughout the year.

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