Celebrate the glory of Easter with song, scripture, and spiritual music at Chimney Rock State Park, as a spectacular sunrise ascends over Lake Lure. The service takes place beneath the 535 million-year-old Chimney Rock, the monolith for which the Park is named. This non-denominational Easter Sunrise Service has become a legendary event in western North Carolina. Seeing the sunrise over Lake Lure is one of those experiences that stays with you for a long time. It’s awe-inspiring and can be very emotional. For more than 60 years, families have made this an annual outing to celebrate this very special occasion.

The event is free but reservations are required.

Dates & Times

March 31, 2024 5:30 am-7:30 am
Gates open at 5:30 am; 6:45 am Service. Sunrise at 7:16 am


431 Main Street
Chimney Rock, NC 28720


Free admission; reservations required