Embraced by the gentle slopes of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the campus of Appalachian State University, Boone is a real downtown experience - a community with heart, focused on its economic, social, and environmental impact and dedicated to the enriching experiences of art, history, music, food, and shopping. 

Want to learn more about what's happening in Boone?  Listen to the latest "What's Up In Boone" podcast to hear about all the exciting and fun happenings going on in your favorite mountain town.  Also check out a live video feed of downtown Boone's King Street courtesy of Resort Cams

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Parking in downtown Boone is always free on Sundays, after 5:00 pm, and on Town of Boone observed holidays.  Check out our parking page for more information.    

Boone was recently named Outside Magazine's #10 Best Place to Live in America.   Downtown Boone is proud to have helped make this accomplishment happen!  Thanks to everyone who cast their vote for Boone, NC.     
The next downtown Boone First Friday is September 2 starting at 6:00 pm.  Scroll through downtown while you enjoy complimentary refreshments, art openings and receptions, live entertainment and demonstrations.  Here's a list of what's happening this coming First Friday:
Lost Province on Depot St. - Live music 7:30 pm to closing with Folk and Dagger.  Folk and Dagger are a folk rock group from Boone, NC featuring soulful harmonies with songs focusing on love, life, marriage, children, annoying co-workers, and the occasional need to carry whiskey in one's purse.  lostprovince.com  
Old World Galleries on W. King St. -  Old World Galleries will be featuring their own jewelry artist, Morgan Shaw, who will discuss the merits of repairing jewelry versus re-designing jewelry; and portrait artist, Jane Miller, will be available to review photographs of loved ones that may be suitable for her oil on canvas portrait paintings. Join your friends at OWG for an evening of art, learning, and refreshments. oldworldgalleries.com 
Hands Gallery on W. King St. - Hands Gallery will be featuring bead artist, Sherry Marder, during the month of September. Sherry's beadwork is breathtaking; intricate designs of fine woven bead colors offered in necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. Stop by Hands Gallery to view a demonstration of Sherry creating her intricate jewelry and to enjoy light refreshments. handsgallery.org