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. 

Click here to download a map of Downtown Boone!    



The DBDA has put out a Call for Submissions for the 2016 - 2017 Public Art Exhibit in downtown Boone. The deadline for submissions is May 2, 2016.  Click here to view past exhibit pieces.  More info available at 828.268.6280. 



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 May 6 starting at 6:00 pm.  Scroll through downtown while you enjoy complimentary refreshments, art openings and receptions, live entertainment and demonstrations. Check out all the fun happening this coming First Friday! 
Did Somebody Say Party? on W. King St. - DSSP will be featuring live models in their exquisite window displays.  Check out the lovely dresses and the talent at your favorite party and bridal shop.  didsomeonesayparty.com
Proper on Waters St. - Join your friends at Proper and Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture for a food fundraiser to benefit the 2016 High Country Farm Tour.  Enjoy your favorite foods at Proper and they will generously donate 20% of all purchases to the High Country Farm Tour. Check out the event on Facebook, 2016 High Country Farm Tour and check out what's on the menu by visiting propermeal.com

The Town of Boone's Cultural Resources department will once again offer a Winter/Spring Indoor Concert Series.  This is a great opportunity to see your favorite musicians in an intimate setting in the Jones House.  Tickets are $20, shows start at 7:30 pm, and reservations are encouraged.  Call 828.268.6280 or visit joneshouse.org for more information.  

The next indoor concert will be on May 4 with Pat Donohue.  Grammy winning fingerpicker Pat Donohue's devotion to acoustic guitar has made him an American standard, as he echoes the tones of Robert Johnson, Charlie Parker, Merle Travis, or Muddy Waters.  After wrapping up almost twenty successful years as the guitarist and songwriter on "A Prairie Home Companion" on NPR, Pat now turns to full-time concert touring, presenting master guitar workshops, and attending prestigious music camps.  Pat manages to blend jazz and blues with folk, and the mix is seamless.  Over the years, he has captivated audiences with his unique original compositions, dazzling instrumentals, and humorous song parodies.