2018 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.
2 — RHODODENDRON RESTAURANT opens for spring.
31 —Annual BREAKFAST WITH THE EASTER BUNNY at the Rhododendron Restaurant, 8:30 am to 10:00 am. The buffet menu will include: Oatmeal, Pancakes, Sausage Links, Muffins, Fried Bologna, Biscuits and Gravy, Scrambled Eggs, Potato Crowns, and Fruit Yogurt Parfaits. $9.95 for ages 11 and up, $6.95 for ages 4–10, Free for ages 3 and under, drink not included.
31 —Annual EASTER EGG HUNT at Potter’s Knoll. Begins at 11:00 am.
1 —EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE at Potter’s Knoll shelter. Begins at 6 am.
1 — Special EASTER BUFFET DINNER in the Rhododendron Restaurant, 11 am to 4 pm. The buffet menu will include: Carved Ham, Fried Chicken, Alaskan White Fish, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Broccoli Spears, Cinnamon Apples, Corn on the Cob, Sweet Potato Casserole, Rolls, Salad Bar, and Dessert. $15.95 for ages 11 and up, $7.95 for ages 4 to 10 years, and Free for ages 3 years and under, drinks included.
16 – 22 — CAMPER APPRECIATION WEEK.
22 — EARTH DAY
12 — INTERNATIONAL MIGRATORY BIRD DAY
13 — Celebrate MOTHER’S DAY from 11 AM to 5 PM, join us in the Rhododendron Restaurant for a special buffet including Roast Beef with Vegetables, Hand Carved Ham, Chicken and Dumplings, Alaskan Whitefish, Mashed Potatoes, Corn on the Cob, Baked Sweet Potatoes, Sugar Snap Peas, California Blend Vegetables, Salad Bar, and Dessert. $17.95 for ages 11 and up, $8.95 for ages 4 to 10 years, and Free for ages 3 and under, drinks included. Mothers receive a discount!
19 — KIDS TO PARKS DAY is devoted to getting kids involved at state parks. Activities and programming to be scheduled.
25 – 28 — “JUBILEE IN THE BREAKS” Memorial Day Gospel Singing. More information and list of singers performing can be found here.
2 — NATIONAL TRAILS DAY — Various staff-led and self-guided trail walks will be available.
13 — FEASTIVAL IN THE BREAKS is our guests’ chance to discover and enjoy a unique spin on classic Appalachian cuisine. Partnering with the Mountains of Music: Homecoming, the park hopes to transform the word “adventure” to not only include activities such as our daring Canyon Rim Zipline. Adventure can be in the form of food and drink as well! Join us in our Conference Center and welcome Chef Dale Hawkins of Fish Hawk Acres (West Virginia) and the Mike Mitchell Trio (Virginia) to give your taste buds a night to remember. Tickets are $90 per person and are available for purchase here.
15 – 17 — ECHOES IN THE CANYON Civil War Reenactment and Living History.
16 – 17 — “A GOSPEL MUSIC CELEBRATION IN THE MOUNTAINS” Father’s Day Gospel Sing at our Amphitheater. This year’s Father’s Day Gospel Sing will feature singers such as: Violet Maynard Family, Living Water, Donnie Little and the Wayfaring Strangers, Mitchell Shepherd Band, Onsby Perry, and more! On June 16, the concert will be held at 4 PM. On June 17, a worship service will start at 11 AM and the concert will be held at 1 PM.
29 – JULY 1 – INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION — Various outdoor and recreational opportunities TBA.
JUNE 29 – 1 — INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION — Various outdoor and recreational opportunities TBA.
14 — McClure River Kiwanis CAR SHOW — Registration begins at 8 am.
4 — BACK TO SCHOOL BASH at Splash! in the Park
24 – 26 — TALES OF THE CUMBERLAND A unique event that brings stories of the past to life. Featured storytellers and their tales will be announced once available.
31 – September 3 — Annual TRI-STATE GOSPEL SING
August 31 – 3 — Annual TRI-STATE GOSPEL SING
8 — BREAKS 40-MILER RACE — For more information and to register, please visit here
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.
6 — GRUNDY AND CLINTWOOD KIWANIS ANNUAL 5K RUN begins at 10 a.m.
6 — APPALACHIAN HERITAGE FESTIVAL annually celebrates Appalachian culture, local craft, produce, and apple butter.
19-20 — HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR will include a campsite decorating contest, costume contest, campground trick or treat and more.
27 — PIKE COUNTY EXTENSION’S “HOMEMAKING IN THE MOUNTAINS” annual regional craft event held in the Rhododendron Conference Center.
10 — RUSSELL FORK RIVER BLUEGRASS SHOW featuring Blue Highway, Ralph Stanley II, and Dave Adkins. Tickets will be $20 per person. Package deals will be available.
23 — THANKSGIVING DINNER at our Rhododendron Restaurant. Thanksgiving dinner will be from 11 am to 6 pm. Menu tbd.
2 — BRUNCH WITH SANTA at our Rhododendron Restaurant. Brunch will be held from 9 am to 2 pm. Brunch menu tbd.
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.