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. 

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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.    

The next downtown Boone First Friday is March 3 starting at 6:00 pm.  Stroll 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:
Proper on Waters St. - Stop by Proper Friday evening to enjoy your favorite foods and a portion of all profits will be donated to Village Vision, a festival that raises funds for the Cost Share Program of the High Country CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) and the Double Bucks Program of the Watauga County Farmers Market. propermeal.co
High Country Souvenirs on W. King St. - Spring is in the air and the sun will be shinning more soon!  Stop by High Country Souvenirs Friday for $5 off any hat. 
Speakeasy Tattoo Co. on W. King St. - Once again Speakeasy Tattoo Co. will be hosting their world famous free tattoo fundraiser!  Starting Friday evening through Sunday receive a free tattoo with a $20 donation to one of several local charities. Live music, dance parities, prizes, and more.  speakeasytattoocompany.com     
Jones House Cultural and Community Center on W. King St. -  Visit the Jones House throughout the month of March to view Digital Watauga's retrospective exhibition of photographic images from the Palmer Blair Collection.  Palmer's, whose studio was located in downtown Boone, professional work involved consumer portraiture, stringer work for local newspapers, and commissioned photography for family reunions, high school and college yearbooks, private parties, police investigations, insurance documentation, and corporate marketing. Palmer also loved all the creative dimensions of photography and shooting images in his spare time.  Don't miss this exciting exhibit!  joneshouse.org & digitalwatauga.org     
Enjoy some of the region's best musicians in an exclusive atmosphere with the Indoor Concert Series at the Jones House Cultural and Community Center.  Tickets are $20 per person, doors open at 7:00 pm.  Call 828.268.6280 to reserve your seats today.  
The next concert is on February 26 with Zoe & Cloyd, 1st place winners of the 2015 FreshGrass Duo Contest, and founding members of the Americana trio, Red June.  Zoe & Cloyd will be performing songs from their new album set to release this spring.  Don't miss this special evening!  
Interested in moving your business to a new level of customer service?  Join the Boone Chamber of Commerce, the Downtown Boone Development Association, and Panoramic Hospitality for a half day workshop, A Passion for Service. 
Offering an excellent customer service experience provides significant, measurable benefits to businesses, organizations, and institutions. Purposefully investing resources that will provide your staff with skill sets to enhance your customers' experiences not only increases your business but helps maintain and grow our regional economy.  Call the Boone Chamber of Commerce to register today, 828.264.2225.
Join your friends at the Watauga County Public Library and the Downtown Boone Development Association for the annual Easter Eggstravaganza on Saturday, April 8th 2:00 - 4:00 pm.  The fun starts at the library with entertainment and games, then follow the Easter Bunny to the Jones House Cultural and Community Center for games, prizes, give-a-ways, and Easter Egg Hunts. Hop to see you there!