Special Events

Upcoming Events at Kings Mountain National Military Park


February 24: Huzzah Hike to Browns Mountain, 10:00AM: Show your love for Kings Mountain this February and join us on a ranger-guided winter hike to Browns Mountain, the highest accessible point in the park. This moderate trail winds 2.6 miles one-way, 5.2 miles round-trip and will take approximately 2.5-3 hours to complete. We will hike to Browns, eat a snack, take a group photo, and head back. Please bring your own snacks and water; wear close-toed, sturdy shoes and appropriate clothing for the weather. No reservations are required.

March 31: "Hike Like A Girl" 10:00 AM: To cap off Women's History Month, join a ranger for a hike to Lake Crawford. We'll hike along our easy-to-moderate backcountry trail to Kings Mountain State Park's Lake Crawford (3 miles one-way, 6 miles round-trip), where we'll eat a snack, take a group photo, and hike back. The hike should late approximately 2.5-3 hours. Bring your own snacks and water; wear close-toed, comfortable shoes and clothing appropriate to the weather. No registration is required.

April 4: Wiggly Wednesday 10:00 AM: Join us on the 1st Wednesday of each month from April to 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 7: Civil War Trust Park Day 9:00 AM: Calling all volunteers! Are you able to lend a hand for preservation? We will be participating in Park Day, the Civil War Trust’s annual event where history lovers and preservationists volunteer to help their local parks across the country with maintenance projects large and small. Your work will help us protect the battlefield for the enjoyment of this and future generations. Postponed due to weather - new date is April 21, 2018.

April 14- 15: Spring Encampment-Backcountry Militia will be encamped this weekend demonstrating a variety of skills from the 18th Century.

April 21: Civil War Trust Park Day 9:00 AM: Calling all volunteers! Are you able to lend a hand for preservation? We will be participating in Park Day, the Civil War Trust’s annual event where history lovers and preservationists volunteer to help their local parks across the country with maintenance projects large and small. Your work will help us protect the battlefield for the enjoyment of this and future generations.

April 21 - 29: National Park Week: Learn fun facts about the NPS as well as play a game of National Park trivia.

April 28: 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.

April 29: Park RX Day 1:00PM: Fill your park prescription for a healthy dose of family outdoor fun on our Family Hike Day! Join a ranger for a family-friendly short hike along the backcountry hiking trail, where we’ll do scavenger hunts and other fun activities.

May 2: Wiggly Wednesday 10:00 AM: Join us on the 1st Wednesday of each month from April to 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 5 -6: Trades and Crafts Encampment 9:00 - 5:00 Saturday; 9:00 - 3:00 Sunday: Enjoy a day of hands-on activities as you learn about common Colonial trades and crafts with the Backcountry Militia.

May 12: Howser House Open House 11 am - 4 pm: The 1803 stone house will be open to the public on this day. Upon entering the park you will see signs directing you to the Howser House parking area.

May 19: Kids to Park Day: Please check back for more information.

May 26 - 27: 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.

June 6: Wiggly Wednesday 10:00 AM: Join us on the 1st Wednesday of each month from April to 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 9: Children's Colonial Day 10:00 - 4:00: Enjoy hands-on activities such as; dress as 18th century kids did, play 18th century games, join the militia and much more. Great family fun!

June 30 - July 1: Fourth of July Encampment: Backcountry Militia will be encamped this weekend demonstrating a variety of skills from the 18th Century.

July 14: North Carolina Highland Regiment Encampment - 9:00 -5:00 Saturday; 9:00 - 3:00 Sunday.

July 28: Jaeger Korps Encampment - 9:00 -5:00 Saturday; 9:00 - 3:00 The Jaeger Korps, was a German rifle corps used by the British during the American Revolution. Come and learn more about this unit and their unique weaponry.

August 1 Wiggly Wednesday 10:00 AM: Join us on the 1st Wednesday of each month from April to 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.

August 4 - 5: 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 25: Founder's Day - National Park Service 102nd Birthday: Please check back for more information.

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

September 5 Wiggly Wednesday 10:00 AM: Join us on the 1st Wednesday of each month from April to 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 15: Nature and Heritage Festival: Mark this event on your calendar, we will continue to update events for the day.

September 22: Public Lands Day: Please check back for more information.

October 6-7: Battle of Kings Mountain Anniversary Encampment-Join Living History Interpreters for the 238th anniversary encampment. Learn about the men and women who fought in the battle.

November 3: Veterans Hike: Please check back for more information.

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

Last updated: April 25, 2018

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Blacksburg, SC 29702

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