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.
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.
Every Wednesday Weekly from 09/19/2018 to 10/24/2018
How do you tell if this will be a hard winter or a mild one? What about snow this year? How did people in the past use nature to forecast the upcoming winter? Join park staff and explore the possibilities this year.
Location: Mountain Farm Museum adjacent to the Oconaluftee Visitor Center
Sunday, October 21, 2018
Every Sunday Weekly from 09/16/2018 to 10/21/2018
Walk down to the farm and see what activities may have kept families busy in the past, such as hearth cooking, woodworking, or gardening. Demonstration activities vary. Stop by at any time during the program.
Join a Ranger at twilight to explore intriguing transformations within the Smokies as daylight wanes to darkness. Limited to 25 participants. Call 865-436-1291 up to 4 days in advance to make reservations.