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. 

See downtown Boone live by checking out a live video feed of downtown Boone's King Street

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Want to know what's happening in the High Country?  Click here to listen to the latest "What's Up in Boone" podcast. 

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.    

The next downtown Boone First Friday is May 5 starting at 6:00 pm.  Stroll through downtown while you enjoy complimentary refreshments, art openings and receptions, live entertainment, and demonstrations.  Here is a list of what's happening this coming First Friday: 
Watauga County Public Library on Queen St. - Visit the Watauga County Public Library 5:00 - 7: 00 pm to see the work of Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute students enrolled in Laura Aultman and Thomas Thielemann's Printmaking class.  Various types of printmaking techniques will be represented including silkscreen, intaglio, colography, and monotypes. Instructors will be on hand to answer questions about the work, classes offered, and art in general.  Thank you to the Friends of the Watauga County Public Library for refreshments.  arlibrary.org/watauga 
Smith Gallery at Appalachian State University is delighted to host the High Country Spring Procession taking place on Howard Street in downtown Boone.  The parade line up is at 6:30 pm outside of the College Fine and Applied Arts' HOW Space at 182 Howard Street and the parade will take place 7:00 - 8:00 pm.  A free hat-making workshop will be held prior to the parade from 4:00 - 6:00 pm., and the evening will conclude with a community potluck from 8:00 - 10:00 pm.  All events will be family-friendly and will take place at HOW Space. Click here for more information. 
Proper on Waters St. - Come and enjoy a Proper meal after or during this First Friday and 20% of the proceeds will be given to support Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture.  propermeal.com 
Art Mart and Academy on W. King St. - Will be hosting the Boone Photo Voice Exhibit at 6:00 pm.  Western Youth Network has put together three young photographers work depicting the influence of alcohol on the community and ways to promote health. artmartacademy.com 
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. joneshouse.org 
Do you have a sculpture that you would like to showcase in downtown Boone?  Check out the DBDA Call for Submissions for the 2017-2018 downtown Boone Public Art Exhibit.  Call 828.268.6280 for more information.