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Grandfather Glows: Bioluminescent Evenings on Grandfather Mountain

June 26 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Have the rare opportunity to see Synchronous Fireflies, Blue Ghost Fireflies and Glowworms, weather and conditions permitting (rain dates provided). Tickets go on sale May 23 at 10 a.m. The Photinus carolinus is the only species of firefly in North America whose individuals can synchronize their lighting display, meaning they can flash in unison. The Grandfather Glows nighttime viewing events will take place on the lower half of mountain. “The light show that the synchronous fireflies put on is actually…

Grandfather Glows: Bioluminescent Evenings on Grandfather Mountain

June 29 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Have the rare opportunity to see Synchronous Fireflies, Blue Ghost Fireflies and Glowworms, weather and conditions permitting (rain dates provided). Tickets go on sale May 23 at 10 a.m. The Photinus carolinus is the only species of firefly in North America whose individuals can synchronize their lighting display, meaning they can flash in unison. The Grandfather Glows nighttime viewing events will take place on the lower half of mountain. “The light show that the synchronous fireflies put on is actually…

Grandfather Glows: Bioluminescent Evenings on Grandfather Mountain

July 1 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Have the rare opportunity to see Synchronous Fireflies, Blue Ghost Fireflies and Glowworms, weather and conditions permitting (rain dates provided). Tickets go on sale May 23 at 10 a.m. The Photinus carolinus is the only species of firefly in North America whose individuals can synchronize their lighting display, meaning they can flash in unison. The Grandfather Glows nighttime viewing events will take place on the lower half of mountain. “The light show that the synchronous fireflies put on is actually…

An Appalachian Summer Festival: 36th Annual Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Walk

July 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

To celebrate the 36th anniversary of this annual national juried competition, join competition juror Elizabeth Brim for an educational outdoor tour of the 10 sculptures from this year’s competition. The tour concludes at the Schaefer Center with an awards reception. Made possible by the continued support and generosity of the Rosen Family. 

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