2014 Schedule of Events

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Events are added to our schedule throughout the year and are subject to change. Breaks Park also offers interpretive programming throughout the summer. For more information on these or any other events, call 276-865-4413 ext. 3221.

APRIL

4 — RHODODENDRON RESTAURANT opens for spring.

5LEE-JACKSON REUNION Civil War Event

19Annual EASTER EGG HUNT at Potter's Knoll. Begins at noon.

20EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE at Potter's Knoll shelter. Begins at 6 a.m.

20 — Special EASTER BUFFET DINNER in the Rhododendron Restaurant.

21 - 28CAMPER APPRECIATION WEEK

MAY

10 — INTERNATIONAL MIGRATORY BIRD DAY. Various bird hikes and volunteer opportunities will be available.

11 — Celebrate MOTHER'S DAY at the Rhododendron Restaurant with a special buffet. Mothers receive a discount! A Spring Wildflower Hike will also be held.

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

24 - 26"JUBILEE IN THE BREAKS" Memorial Day Gospel Singing.

JUNE

7NATIONAL TRAILS DAY — Various staff-led and self-guided trail walks will be available.

7LOST MOUNTAIN — Bluegrass show at the park amphitheater. Begins at 7 pm, no admission fee.

14GET OUTDOORS DAY — Various outdoor recreational opportunities available.

14 - 15"A GOSPEL MUSIC CELEBRATION IN THE MOUNTAINS" Father's Day Gospel Sing.

20 - 22ECHOES IN THE CANYON Civil War Reenactment and Living History.

21WILL CAUDILL & ROUGHT 7 — Bluegrass with a touch of country. At the Park amphitheater beginning at 7 pm. No admission charge.

JULY

4 - 6INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION — Various outdoor and recreational opportunities TBA.

5 KODY NORRIS AND THE WATAUGA MOUNTAIN BOYS at the park amphitheater. Free admission. Begins at 7 pm.

12 McClure River Kiwanis CAR SHOW

AUGUST

3RICHARD POTTER DAY

8 - 10SETTLERS WEEKEND - Living history encampment, and demonstrations of the ways of life our the area's first settlers.

23 JIM AND ADA McCOWN performing bluegrass and old time music at the park amphitheater. No admission. Show begins at 7 pm.

29 - SEPTEMBER 1 — Annual TRI-STATE GOSPEL SING

SEPTEMBER

6 — INTERNATIONAL OBSERVE THE MOON NIGHT — An opportunity to observe the Moon through a high-powered telescope.

26 - 27 — NATURE WEEKEND — Various speakers, hikes, and workshops devoted to the area's natural resources, plants, and wildlife.

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.

 

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

11 - 12 — MOLASSES STIR OFF and APPALACHIAN HERITAGE FESTIVAL begins each morning at 7:00 a.m.

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

24 - 25 — HALLOWEEN SPECTACULAR will include a campsite decorating contest, costume contest, campground trick or treat and more.

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