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2017 Ranger-led Program Schedule

Developed areas along the Blue Ridge Parkway offer ranger led programs, special events, regional music, and other educational programs that will enhance your family's visit to this national park area.

 

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    • Location: Blue Ridge Music Center (Milepost 213)
    • Fees: Ticket Prices Vary
    Saturday, June 17, 2017

    Enjoy concerts featuring local, regional, and national touring performers and bands.

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    • Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Cone Manor
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, June 17, 2017

    Every Saturday Weekly from 06/17/2017 to 10/07/2017

    Explore the second floor of Cone Manor with a self-guided tour. Rangers will be on hand to answer questions.

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    Linville Falls Campfire Program

    • Time: 7:00 PM to 7:45 PM
    • Location: Linville Falls Campground (Milepost 316)
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, June 17, 2017

    Traditional Campfire programs covering various topics.

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    • Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    • Location: Blue Ridge Music Center- MP 213
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, June 17, 2017

    Everyday from 05/25/2017 to 10/29/2017

    Listen to old-time, mountain music in the breezeway of the visitor center.

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    Upstairs Tours of Cone Manor

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM,11:00 AM to 11:45 AM
    • Location: Moses Cone Memorial Park (Milepost 294)
    • Fees: free of charge
    Saturday, June 17, 2017

    Every Saturday Weekly from 06/17/2017 to 10/07/2017

    Ranger led tours of the second floor of the former home of Moses and Bertha Cone. Tour is approximately 45 minutes long and reservations are required.

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    • Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    • Location: Humpback Rocks Mountain Farm - Parkway Milepost 6
    • Fees: No tickets required and the concerts are open to the public free of charge. Music paid for through the FRIENDs of the Blue Ridge Parkway
    Sunday, June 18, 2017

    Outdoor Sunday Afternoon Music Concerts at the Humpback Rocks Mountain Farm (Milepost 6)

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    Mabry Mill Sunday Concerts

    • Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    • Location: Mabry Mill
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, June 18, 2017

    The Southern Highlands have a rich and varied tradition of old-time string band music, ballad singing and bluegrass. Experience authentic music of the mountains by joining us on Sunday afternoons to enjoy a free concert.

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    Roanoke Mountain Music

    • Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    • Location: Roanoke Mountain Picnic Area, Milepost 120
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, June 18, 2017

    Old time music concerts on a small stage presented weekly at Roanoke Mountain Picnic area.

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    Upstairs Tours at Cone Manor

    • Time: 10:00 AM,11:00 AM,2:00 PM,3:00 PM
    • Location: Cone Manor – Milepost 294
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, June 18, 2017

    Every Sunday Weekly from 06/18/2017 to 10/01/2017

    Ranger led tours of the second floor of the former home of Moses and Bertha Cone. Tour is approximately 45 minutes long and reservations are required.

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    • Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: Milepost 294
    • Fees: free of charge
    Wednesday, June 21, 2017

    Every Wednesday Weekly & Every Friday Weekly from 06/16/2017 to 10/06/2017

    Take a self-guided tour of the second floor of Cone Manor. Rangers will be on hand to answer questions.

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    • Location: Mills River Overlook at Milepost 404.5.
    • Fees: Free
    Friday, June 23, 2017

    Join rangers for an easy to moderate, 2.2 mile round-trip hike on the Mountains-to-Sea Trail from the Mills River Overlook to Elk Pasture Gap.

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    Bears!

    • Time: 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
    • Location: Milepost 302, Wilson Creek Overlook
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, June 24, 2017

    Join a ranger for an informal talk about black bears and learn what to do if you see a bear!

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    • Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    • Location: Abbott Lake at the Peaks of Otter - Parkway Milepost 86
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, June 24, 2017

    Join us to remember Hunter's Raid during the Civil War and learn about the impact that thousands of hungry soldiers had on the families on the Virginian home front.

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    • Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    • Location: James River Visitor Center - Parkway Milepost 63
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, July 15, 2017

    Learn about the history of transportation along the James River from dugout canoe to modern highway.

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Parkway partner groups provide volunteer and financial support to insure high quality, family friendly programs along the Parkway. Special thanks the following organizations for their continued support:

  • Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation
  • Eastern National
  • FRIENDS of the Blue Ridge Parkway


Last updated: June 15, 2017

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