Special Events

Upcoming Events at Kings Mountain National Military Park

September 16: Nature and Heritage Festival - 9:00 am - 10 pm. Come appreciate nature; experience your regional history; listen to Folk Music and discover the many opportunities to enjoy the outdoors at Kings Mountain NMP.

October 7 - 8: 237th Battle Anniversary. Click here for the program schedule.

 

Previous FY 2017 Events

September 2 - 3: Backcountry Militia Encampment - 9:00 -5:00 Saturday; 9:00 - 3:00 Sunday. The Backcountry Militia will demonstrate a variety of 18th century activities.

August 19: SC Rangers - 10:00-3:00

August 5 - 6: Backcountry Militia Encampment - 9:00 -5:00 Saturday; 9:00 - 3:00 Sunday.The Backcountry Militia will demonstrate a variety of 18th century activities.

July 22 - 23 - North Carolina Highland Regiment Encampment - 9:00 -5:00 Saturday; 9:00 - 3:00 Sunday.

July 8 - 9: Jaeger Korps Encampment - 9:00 -5:00 Saturday; 9:00 - 3:00 Sunday.

July 1: A Patriotic Performance at the Park - 6:30 PM. Listen to the sounds of the 440th Army Band in the Park's amphitheater.

July 1 - 2: Backcountry Militia Encampment - 9:00 -5:00 Saturday; 9:00 - 3:00 Sunday. The Backcountry Militia will demonstrate a variety of 18th century activities.

June 17: SC Rangers - 10:00-3:00

June 10: Colonial Children's Day - 10:00-4:00

June 7: Wiggly Wednesday- 10:00 a.m. Toddler program for children 2 - 6 years old.

May 27 -28: Military through the Ages. 9:00 -5:00 Saturday; 9:00 - 3:00 Sunday. Living history interpreters from every war from French & Indian War to today's military will represent their respective time periods. Weapons demonstrations will be held throughout the day.

May 20: Howser House Open House - 11:00-4:00. The 1803 stone Howser House will be open to the public. The house is located on the backside of the park. Call the park for directions. 864-936-7921.

May 13: Wiggly Weekend - 10:00 a.m. Toddler program for children 2 - 6 years old.

May 3: Wiggly Wednesday - 10:00 a.m. Toddler program for children 2 - 6 years old.

April 29: Park Rx Day: 10:30, Family Hike.

April 22: 3 Parks, 2 States, 1 Hike

November 12: Veterans Day Encampment Help us honor all the Veteran's as we celebrate Veteran's Day.

October 22 Concert by Darin and Brooke Aldridge

October 1 - 9: Revolutionary War Weekend:A series of Revolutionary War activities at Walnut Grove Plantation, Cowpens National Battlefield, Kings Mountain National Military Park, and Gaffney, SC.

October 7: 236th Battle Anniversary-Join members of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Sons of the American Revolution, Sons of the Revolution, Colonial Dames, Children of the American Revolution, and more as we celebrate the 236th anniversary of the battle of Kings Mountain.

10:00AM - Dedication of marker to African American Patriots who fought in the battle of Kings Mountain

11:00AM - Wreath-laying ceremony at U.S. Monument and keynote speech by Brigadier General (ret) James F. Gorham, former Joint Staff Director of the North Carolina National Guard Joint Force Headquarters.

3:00PM - Arrival of Overmountain Victory Trail Marchers and Celebration at Amphitheater

October 8 - 9: Battle of Kings Mountain Anniversary Encampment-Join Living History Interpreters for the 236th anniversary encampment. Learn about the men and women who fought in the battle.Camps will be open 9-5 with a variety of demonstrations: trades and crafts, cooking, medicine, weapons, children's activities, and more. Kid's area is open 11-3, with a scheduled activity every 30 minutes.

Saturday
Shuttles from Kings Mountain State Park are available until 5:00.

9:00 –5:00 –Living History encampment
4:00 - Concert by Darin and Brooke Aldridge in the Amphitheater -RESCHEDULED for October 22, 2016.
7:00 Lantern walks. Reservations required. Last walk begins at 8:00 pm.

Sunday
Shuttles from Kings Mountain State Park are available until 3:00.

9:00 –3:00 - Living History encampment

October 8:Howser House Open House-CANCELLED10 AM - 2 PM: Howser House Open House - the 1803 stone house will be open to visitors. Come see the home that continues the story of settlement in the region surrounding Kings Mountain.11:00 –1:00 –Concert by Lynn Eskridge and the Log Cabin String Band at the Howser House.Concert rescheduled to October 22.

September 24: Upper Broad River Regiment -The loyalist militia will practice their drill and try to learn the whistle and hat commands that Ferguson and DePeyster used at Kings Mountain.

August 25: Founders Day - Join us as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service's founding. You only turn 100 once, so we're going big for the Centennial Celebration: birthday cake, party hats, and pin the tail on the bison! 11:00 - 2:00

August 6 - 7: Backcountry Militia Encampment -Backcountry Militia will be encamped this weekend demonstrating a variety of skills from the 18th Century.

July 23 - 24: North Carolina Highland Regiment Encampment- NC Highland Regiment will be encamped at Kings Mountain, come learn about this Loyalist Regiment.

July 2 - 3: Fourth of July Encampment: Backcountry Militia will be encamped this weekend demonstrating a variety of skills from the 18th Century.

June 25: Junior Ranger Day - 10 AM-4 PM - Children get a firsthand look at some of the jobs rangers do on a daily basis. They will have the opportunity to earn their own Junior Ranger Badge and certificate.

June 11: Children's Colonial Day - 10:00 - 4:00: Kids can dress as 18th century kids did, play 18th century games, and much more. Come join in the fun.

June 11: Find Your Park After Dark- 8:30 PM: The Carolina Skygazers Astronomy Club will be on the front lawn with telescopes of all shapes and sizes. Come out and enjoy a night of star gazing.

May 28 - 29: Military Through the Ages - Living history interpreters from every war from French &Indian War to today's military will represent their respective time periods. Weapons demonstrations will be held throughout the day.

May 21: Bioblitz - Birding Festival
Wings Across South Carolina - Bioblitz is a nationwide effort to engage visitors and youth with citizen science and education in their parks. As a regional showcase for Bioblitz, National Park Service and State Park Service sites in South Carolina are working together to make it a statewide event, and a weekend to remember.

April 16 - 17: Spring Encampment-Backcountry Militia will be encamped this weekend demonstrating a variety of skills from the 18th Century.

April 16 - 24: National Park Week

Last updated: October 3, 2017

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Mailing Address:

2625 Park Road
Blacksburg, SC 29702

Phone:

(864) 936-7921

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