Roan Mountain Events Calendar

Published 9:30 am Friday, April 27, 2018

Friday, April 27 through Saturday, April 29

Spring Naturalists’ Rally 2018 — Sign up for dinner, lectures, hikes, bird watching, viewing the night sky, and more!

Led by the Friends of Roan Mountain. Pre-registration is required, please visit for more information.

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Sunday, April 29

Park Rx Day: Yoga in the Park — 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM. Parks are a great place to improve your health. As part of National ParkRx Day on April 29th, Roan Mountain State Park is offering a beginners’ yoga session at the Park Amphitheater. Enjoy some gentle stretches and relaxation exercises, while taking the time to quiet the mind and contemplate the natural beauty of Roan Mountain State Park. Please wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing.  Yoga mats and straps are provided for the first 10 registered participants, but feel free to bring your own. This program costs $3.00 per participant, and requires advance registration. Yoga in the Park will be canceled in case of rain. Meet at the Park Amphitheater.

Tuesday, May 1

Election Day —polls will be open from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. Those already in line at 8 p.m. will be allowed to vote. Roan Mountain is the county’s 2nd District and includes the Roan Mountain and Tiger Valley Precincts. Roan Mountain Precinct: voting at Cloudland Elementary School, 8540 Highway 19E.

Tiger Valley Precinct: voting at Hampton High School, 766 First Ave.

Saturday, May 5

Roan Mountain Hard Core — 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Roan Mountain AT Community will host the 1st Annual Hard Core Trail Maintenance Event during the 2018 Roan Mountain Trail Festival.

Roan Mountain Hard Core will be a one-day trail work opportunity in the Roan Highlands. We will be performing trail rehab and erosion control just south of Carvers Gap, and just north of the peak of Roan Mountain. Hard Core will begin and end at the Town Park in Roan Mountain, culminating with the traditional Hard Core spaghetti dinner and awards ceremony. All participants should dress comfortably to perform trail work above 5,000 feet, bring a lunch and plenty of water, and be prepared to work hard and have fun giving back to the Appalachian Trail.

Saturday, May 12

Junior Trout Tournament 2018 — Young anglers will enjoy a spring morning of trout fishing in Roan Mountain State Park.  The Doe River is stocked with tagged fish prior to the event, and prizes are awarded.

Registration begins at the Park Amphitheater at 8:00 AM and fishing starts at 9:00 AM.  Sponsored by the Elizabethton Elks Lodge in partnership with Roan Mountain State Park. Fishing only open to kids ages 6-14.

Meet at the Park Amphitheater. If you have any questions, or want to help sponsor this event, please contact Jim Chambers at (423) 440-2518.

Saturday, May 26

Summer Concert Series: Marshall Ballew — 7:30-8:30 PM. This solo artist from Piney Flats, TN is a true talent. Marshall never fails to wow audiences with his eclectic mix of blues, soul, folk, old-time, rock and more… both originals and covers. Meet at the Park Amphitheater. Concerts will be relocated to Picnic Shelter 3 in the Campground in case of bad weather. Free admission but donations to the park will be accepted.

Monday, May 28

Beginner Roan Mountain Photography Class and Hike — 7:00AM – 10:00AM. Grab your camera and join Ranger Jesse Sexton and professional photographer David Duplessis of Tennessee Photographs, for a morning walk along the trails. Discover the basic principles and concepts of outdoor nature photography, while enjoying the scenic beauty of Roan Mountain State Park. This class is designed for beginner photographers. Please bring your DSLR and lenses. Prepare for changing weather and bring appropriate foot wear. There are only 12 spots available. Reserve your spot today! Cost: $40.

***NOTE from Roan Mountain State Park: Due to damage sustained during a flood event on the Doe River, there are two trail bridges in the park that are no longer available. The bridge connecting the wetland boardwalk trail to Picnic Shelter 2 is gone, as is the bridge connecting the Group Camp area to the Riverside Trail. Walking access along the western bank of the Doe River is still available via the Riverside Trail access point from Picnic Shelter 2 or via the Fred Behrend Trail access behind the Camp Store in the Campground. Thank you for your patience as we work to replace these bridges.