• Approximately 1,500 black bears live in the national park.

    Great Smoky Mountains

    National Park NC,TN

Schedule Of Events

Join a ranger-guided program to learn about the park.

Explore the park with a ranger!

Use the calendar below to find information about the park's ranger-guided programs, special events, volunteer opportunities, and more!

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.

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.


Search for Events

Events Upcoming for December

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  • Back Porch Old Time Music

    Saturday, December 20, 2014

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

  • Holiday Homecoming

    Saturday, December 20, 2014

    Enjoy an old-fashioned Christmas celebration in the Smokies with traditional music. More

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