Special Events

Upcoming Events at Kings Mountain National Military Park

March 7: Hike Like a Girl 2020 Join us as we celebrate Women's History Month with a walk along Long Branch Creek on the Lake Crawford Hiking Trail (3 miles one-way, 6 miles round-trip). Hike will depart from the Visitor Center at 10 am.

April 4-5: Backcountry Militia Spring Encampment The Backcountry Militia will be encamped discussing life on the frontier during the Revolution. A variety of demonstrationss will be held throughout the weekend.

April 8: Wiggly Wednesday: Join us on the 1st Wednesday of each month, April-September, for Wiggly Wednesdays, an hour-long ranger program especially designed for toddlers (ages 2-5). Each program features a different theme and hands-on activity or take-home craft.

April 18: Junior Ranger Day So you want to be a Ranger? Rangers have many jobs, including interpretation, law enforcement, wildland firefighter, and many more. Become a Junior Ranger and get a first hand glimpse at some of the jobs Rangers perform everyday.

April 18: Natural History Hike Learn all things Nature as you hike 2.5 miles. Hike will depart from Visitor Center at 10 am.

April 18-April 26: National Park Week Explore your National Parks during National Park Week

April 25: Celebrate Parks Hike Join us as celebrate National Park Week by walking along the National Recreation Trail to Browns Mountain. The hike will depart from the Visitor Center at 10 am.

May 6: Wiggly Wednesday: Join us on the 1st Wednesday of each month, April-September, for Wiggly Wednesdays, an hour-long ranger program especially designed for toddlers (ages 2-5). Each program features a different theme and hands-on activity or take-home craft.

May 16: Children's Colonial Day Kids (and adults alike), come dress and play as 18th century children did. Play games like Jacobs ladder, Game of Graces, Rolling Hoop, and more. Learn what breeches, waist coat, petticoat and short gowns are. Sign your oath, join the militia, and drill.

May 16: Nocturnal Notions in Your National Park 8 pm - 10 pm Find your park after dark! Join us for a variety of night programs, including skygazing with huge telescopes (weather-permitting), night-themed crafts, and night sensory walks.

May 23: World War II VE/VJ Days 75th Anniversary Commemoration Join us this Memorial Day weekend as we commemorate the end of World War II and VE (Victory in Europe)/VJ (Victory in Japan) Days with a special WWII-themed Military Through the Ages event. Special programming offered on weapons, accouterments, the life of a soldier, planning and prepping for a campaign, going on patrol, and more.

June 3: Wiggly Wednesday: Join us on the 1st Wednesday of each month, April-September, for Wiggly Wednesdays, an hour-long ranger program especially designed for toddlers (ages 2-5). Each program features a different theme and hands-on activity or take-home craft.

June 13: Backcountry Militia Encampment A variety of demonstrations will be held throughout the weekend, including weapons demonstrations, cooking, weaving, games, and more.

July 1: Wiggly Wednesday: Join us on the 1st Wednesday of each month, April-September, for Wiggly Wednesdays, an hour-long ranger program especially designed for toddlers (ages 2-5). Each program features a different theme and hands-on activity or take-home craft.

July 4-5: Backcountry Militia 4th of July Encampment Join members of the Backcountry Militia and park rangers to celebrate the Declaration of Independence. Enjoy ranger talks, trades and crafts and weapons demonstrations, and kids activities. Come sign your John Hancock on the document that forged our nation.

August 1-2: Backcountry Militia Encampment The Backcountry Militia will be encamped at the Visitor Center depicting life on the frontier. A variety of demonstrations will be held throughout the day, including weapons demonstrations, cooking, leatherworking, and more.

August 5: Wiggly Wednesday: Join us on the 1st Wednesday of each month, April-September, for Wiggly Wednesdays, an hour-long ranger program especially designed for toddlers (ages 2-5). Each program features a different theme and hands-on activity or take-home craft.

September 2: Wiggly Wednesday: Join us on the 1st Wednesday of each month, April-September, for Wiggly Wednesdays, an hour-long ranger program especially designed for toddlers (ages 2-5). Each program features a different theme and hands-on activity or take-home craft.

September 5-6: Backcountry Militia Labor Day Weekend Encampment The Backcountry Militia will be encamped at the Visitor Center depicting life on the frontier. A variety of demonstrations will be held throughout the day, including weapons demonstrations, cooking, leatherworking, and more.

September 26: Public Lands Day Hike Hike will depart from the Visitor Center at 10 am.

October 3-4: 240th Battle Anniversary Encampment Join the backcountry militia and other groups for our 240th anniversary encampment. Learn about the men who helped win the Battle of Kings Mountain. Come and enjoy demonstrations such as cooking, weaving, leatherworking, children’s militia drill, and much more. Weapons demonstrations will be held throughout this event.

Guided lantern tours will be held on the battlefield Saturday, October 5 from 7:00 PM until 8:00 PM. Reservations are required for the lantern tour; please call 864-936-7921 for reservations or stop in. We will begin taking reservations on September 19.

October 7: 240 Battle of Kings Mountain Anniversary Join us as we honor the men who fell in the battle of Kings Mountain. The wreath laying ceremony will be held at 11:00 am. The Overmountain Victory Marchers will arrive at 3:00 PM, followed by the keynote speaker.

November 7-8: Backcountry Millitia Veterans Day Weekend Encampment: Help us honor all the Veterans as we celebrate Veterans Day.

November 14: Honor Our Veterans Hike: Join us as we hike to Browns Mountain in honor of those who have served in our nation’s Armed Forces. This 2.6 mile one-way, 5.2 mile round-trip hike will take us to the highest accessible point in the park. Hike will depart from Visitor Center at 10 am.

Last updated: February 19, 2020

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2625 Park Road
Blacksburg, SC 29702

Phone:

(864) 936-7921

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