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Explore the park with a ranger!

Ranger-led programs are offered spring through fall. Use the calendar below to find information about the park's ranger-guided programs, special events, volunteer opportunities, and more! The spring schedule of events is posted in mid-March; the summer schedule in early June; and the fall schedule in early September. Download a list of the Spring 2015 programs.

In addition to the programs listed below, daily milling demonstrations are offered spring through fall at the park's historic Mingus Mill and Cable Mill.
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Other ways to explore the park

The park has several partner organizations that offer a wide variety of programs, including guided hikes, summer camps, family adventures, naturalist workshops, and programs on synchronous fireflies, butterflies, wildflowers, salamanders, elk, bears, tracking, the Cherokee, and so much more! See what adventures await you!

 

How to use the Search for Events feature

To search for events by dates, click on the small calendar icons to choose your start and end dates, then click on "Show Results" for a listing of programs. Or type in a keyword and click on "Show Results" to view programs by topic. Download a list of the Spring 2015 Ranger-led Programs.

 

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  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    Back Porch Old Time Music

    Saturday, May 16, 2015

    Join us on for a traditional Appalachian music jam session. All levels of playing are welcome. More

    Time:
    1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Location:
    Oconaluftee Visitor Center Porch
    Fees:
    Free
  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    Mammal Mania!

    Sunday, May 17, 2015

    Oppossum... and elk.... and bears, oh my! Join a ranger for a hand's on discover of mammals in the park. More

    Time:
    2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
    Location:
    Oconaluftee Visitor Center South Porch
    Fees:
    Free
  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    Blacksmith Demonstration

    Saturday, May 23, 2015

    Learn the art of blacksmithing and why it was important in the Cades Cove community. More

    Time:
    10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    Location:
    Blacksmith building near the Cades Cove Visitor Center/Cable Mill area
    Fees:
    Free
  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    Blacksmith Demonstration

    Sunday, May 24, 2015

    Learn the art of blacksmithing and why it was important in the Cades Cove community. More

    Time:
    10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    Location:
    Blacksmith building near the Cades Cove Visitor Center/Cable Mill area
    Fees:
    Free
  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    Back Porch Old Time Music

    Saturday, June 6, 2015

    Join us on for a traditional Appalachian music jam session. All levels of playing are welcome. More

    Time:
    1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Location:
    Oconaluftee Visitor Center Porch
    Fees:
    Free

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