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

Click here to download a map of Downtown Boone!  



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 November 4 starting at 6:00 pm.  Stroll through downtown while you enjoy complimentary refreshments, art openings and receptions, live entertainment and demonstrations. Check back soon for a list of all the events, specials, and happenings going on during the November First Friday. 

Welcome App. State and Idaho Vandals Fans!  October 21 - 22 is ASU's homecoming weekend.  Be sure to not miss the annual homecoming parade through downtown starting at 6 pm Friday, October 21 followed by the home football game on Saturday, October 22. Visit our Touchdown Downtown page to find out everything you need to know about gameday in downtown Boone.  Go APPS!     




The Downtown Boone Development Association, Jones House Cultural and Community Center, Town of Boone, and Watauga County Public Library are delighted to host the 16th annual Downtown Boone BOO! a family-friendly Halloween event on Monday, October 31. All activities will start at 4:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted and will concluded at 6:00 p.m. 

The Watuaga County Public Library will be providing arts & crafts and entertainment in the community room and in the children’s section of the library.  Local singer and songwriter, Tommy Smith, will be performing his silly and fun Halloween tunes for children of all ages.  Tommy has entertained children throughout Watauga County at schools, churches, and social functions.    

The First Baptist Church of Boone will be hosting a Trunks – n – Treats event in the church parking lot located on the corner of College and W. King streets.  Families are welcomed to stop by each trunk to be treated by church members dressed in a variety of costumes. 

The Appalachian Educators will be hosting their Trick – or – Teach activities in the lobby of the College of Education located off College St. next to the First Baptist Church of Boone.  Children can enjoy free pumpkin painting, coloring pages, a bake sale and coffee, a history of Halloween, a photo booth, and candy. 

The Jones House Cultural and Community will have bounce houses, games, and give-a-ways outside on the lawn, and inside will be transformed into a silly and spooky house tour with lots of trick and treats.  Members of the Appalachian State Basketball and Soccer teams will also be at the Jones House for a meet and greet.  This is a great opportunity for your child to pick up a free poster, schedule, and meet their favorite players.    

Starting at 5:00 p.m. participants are invited to go Trick – or – Treating with the downtown Boone merchants till 6:00 p.m. King Street will once again be closed from Appalachian to Waters streets 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  The street closure will assist with pedestrian safety and allow for safe and fun rick-or-treating.  Town of Boone staff and Boone PD will notify pedestrians before they reopen King St at 6:00 p.m.  Also, we politely ask for our older Boone BOO! participants to be mindful and considerate of our younger participants when planning their costumes to help ensure a fun, family-friendly event for all.       

We hope you can join us for an afternoon of Halloween fun in downtown Boone.

For more information please call (828) 268-6280. 


The Watauga County Public Library and the Downtown Boone Development Association are once again delighted to host a Fall downtown Boone StoryWalk.  Walk from business to business reading the pages from the Busy Little Squirrel by Nancy Tafuri while enjoying downtown, reading, and getting some exercise.  The fun starts at Watauga County Public Library and travels on Depot and King streets ending at Melanie's Food Fantasy next to the downtown Post Office.  Call 828.268.6280 or 828.264.8784 for more information.