Fourth of July activities, bluegrass planned at Breaks

july4th02We have a fun-filled weekend planned for the upcoming Fourth of July holiday! Expect special activities and games, a campsite decorating contest, a performance by Kody Norris and the Watauga Mountain Boys at the amphitheater on Saturday, July 5, and more.

On July 4, visitors will enjoy a cornhole tournament, watermelon eating contest, watermelon seed spitting contest, sack race, spud game, and tug of war at the Visitor Center. A campsite decorating contest will also be held. Details for the decorating contest will be available at check-in.

Additionally, regular programming activities including hikes, craft activities, scavenger hunts and more will be held throughout the weekend, beginning Thursday, July 3.

At Splash! in the Park, a two-on-two volleyball tournament, water balloon toss, limbo, and ice cream eating contest will be held daily on Friday through Sunday for guests. Each contest will be divided up into several age groups, and it’s not just for the kids — adults can participate too!

On Saturday evening, Kody Norris and the Watauga Mountain Boys will perform at the amphitheater beginning at 7 pm. Admission is free.

The complete interpretive programming schedule is available online at For more information about interpretive events, contact the park visitor center at (276)-865-4413, or by emailing Park Naturalist Carl Mullins at

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