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Chimney Rock NC - 68th Annual Easter Sunrise Service

Chimney Rock Easter Sunrise Service 

68th Annual Easter Sunrise Service
Gates open at 5 am and close by 6 am
Service begins at 6:30

Celebrate Easter with us at this western North Carolina tradition. Chimney Rock has been hosting this non-denominational Easter service for almost 70 years. There’s nothing like watching the sun rise over beautiful Lake Lure and the blue ridge foothills.

This event is free of charge, but participants must reserve a parking pass. Only one parking pass is needed per vehicle.


5:30 – 6:15 am – Gates open for visitors with a reserved parking pass

6:15 am – Gates close for admittance

6:45 – 7:15am – 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 February 1st, 2024. Carpooling is recommended. Vehicles can be no larger than a 16-passenger van.

Free admission for entry to Sunrise Service, but Parking Pass must be reserved in advance

There is a charge for the Old Rock Café's breakfast buffet.

Please note that due to the large number of guests who attend the sunrise service
no one can be admitted through the gate after 6:15 am. 

March 31, 2024

Cost: See Above for Entry Requirements



Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park
431 Main Street
Chimney Rock , NC 28720

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Phone: 828-625-9611
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