2017 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.

MARCH

31— RHODODENDRON RESTAURANT opens for spring.

APRIL

7-10 — BREAKDOWN ADVENTURE RACE – Information can be found here.

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

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

16 — EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE at Potter’s Knoll shelter. Begins at 6 am.

16 — Special EASTER BUFFET DINNER in the Rhododendron Restaurant.

16 – 22 — CAMPER APPRECIATION WEEK

22 — EARTH DAY

MAY

13 — INTERNATIONAL MIGRATORY BIRD DAY

14 — Celebrate MOTHER’S DAY at the Rhododendron Restaurant with a special buffet. Mothers receive a discount!

20 — KIDS TO PARKS DAY is devoted to getting kids involved at state parks. Activities and programming to be scheduled.

26 – 29 — “JUBILEE IN THE BREAKS” Memorial Day Gospel Singing.

JUNE

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

9 — The Crooked Road’s MOUNTAINS OF MUSIC HOMECOMING FESTIVAL — Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver & Virginia Whirlwind at Haysi Kiwanis Park at Dickenson County Fairgrounds

10— The Crooked Road’s MOUNTAINS OF MUSIC HOMECOMING FESTIVAL — Adam McPeak & Mountain Thunder at the Breaks Interstate Park’s Amphitheater

17 – 18 — “A GOSPEL MUSIC CELEBRATION IN THE MOUNTAINS” Father’s Day Gospel Sing.

16 – 18 — ECHOES IN THE CANYON Civil War Reenactment and Living History.

24 – SUMMER BLUEGRASS CONCERT SERIES: “SOUTH MOUNTAIN BOYS” at Amphitheater. Begins at 7pm. Admission is free.

30 – JULY 1 – INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION — Various outdoor and recreational opportunities TBA.

JULY

JUNE 30 – 1  — INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION — Various outdoor and recreational opportunities TBA.

8 — McClure River Kiwanis CAR SHOW — Registration begins at 8 am.

AUGUST

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

6 — RICHARD POTTER DAY

SEPTEMBER

1 – 4 — Annual TRI-STATE GOSPEL SING

16 – 17 — NATURE WEEKEND — Various speakers, hikes, and workshops devoted to the area’s natural resources, plants, and wildlife.

21 – 24 — TALES OF THE CUMBERLANDS — A weekend of riveting story-telling that’ll keep you on the edge of your seat.

OCTOBER

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

7 — GRUNDY AND CLINTWOOD KIWANIS ANNUAL 5K RUN begins at 10 a.m.

7— MOLASSES STIR OFF and MAKING APPLE BUTTER.

7 – 8 — APPALACHIAN HERITAGE FESTIVAL begins at 7:30 am on October 7th and will begin at 9 am on October 8th.

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

20 – 21— HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR will include a campsite decorating contest, costume contest, campground trick or treat and more. A HAUNTED HAYRIDE will run from 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm on Oct. 21, the last ride will head out at 9:45 pm. Admission is $5 per person and all proceeds will go to benefit the Breaks District of the Sequoyah Council Boy Scouts of America. Due to limited space, please call (276)865-4413, ext. 3201 to reserve a space on the wagon. Hayrides will leave every 20 minutes.

NOVEMBER

3 — RUSSELL FORK RIVER BLUEGRASS SHOW featuring Larry Sparks and Dave Adkins

23 — THANKSGIVING DINNER at our Rhododendron Restaurant. Thanksgiving dinner will be from 11 am to 6 pm. Menu includes: turkey and gravy, hand-carved ham, prime rib, dressing, sweet potato casserole, mashed potatoes, corn casserole, green beans, broccoli casserole, cranberry relish, and carrot casserole. For dessert: apple pecan cobbler, carrot cake, homemade pumpkin roll, and lemon berry cake. Price is $19.99 for ages 11 and up, $14.99 for ages 4-10, and free for ages 3 and under. Reservations only. To make a reservation, please call (276) 865-4413 ext. 3204.

DECEMBER

2 — BRUNCH WITH SANTA at our Rhododendron Restaurant. Come visit Santa and get your photo taken! Brunch will be held from 9 am to 2 pm. Photos taken by Ray Troumbly and Rhonda Thomas will be from 9:30 am to 2 pm. Photo packages will range from $8 to $34. Brunch will be $11.95 for ages 11 and up, $7.95 for ages 4-10, and free for ages 3 and under. Brunch menu tbd.

ELK TOURS

Elk Tours will be held on select dates during April, May, August, September, and October. Tickets are $30 each for adults, and $15 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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