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Sunday, April 17

66th Annual Easter Sunrise Service

Time: 6:30 am - 7:00 am
Cost: This event has no cost but registration is required.

**All passes have been reserved**

There are no more parking passes available for the 66th Annual Easter Sunrise Service but you can still catch the service and watch the sunrise over the beautiful Hickory Nut Gorge virtually. Join us on our Facebook page at 6:30am on Sunday, April 17th for a live stream of the service. If you miss the live stream, you can watch it later on our YouTube Channel.


Celebrate the glory of Easter with song, scripture and spiritual music as a spectacular sunrise ascends over Lake Lure. Chimney Rock’s nondenominational Easter Sunrise Service has become a legendary event in western North Carolina. The event is free but reservations are required.


5:15 – 6:00 am – Gates open for visitors with a reserved parking pass

6:00 am – Gates close for admittance

6:30 – 7am – Easter Sunrise Service

The trails will open following the service. If you are hungry, we will be serving an early breakfast immediately after the service at the Old Rock Café near the entrance of the Park.

Please Note: The parking is limited, so attendees will be required to reserve a parking pass in advance in order to attend the service. The parking pass is complimentary and will be available on our website starting on March 1st, 2022.  Carpooling is recommended. Vehicles can be no larger than a 16-passenger van.


Sunday, April 17
6:30 am - 7:00 am