Discover Boone’s Best Local Events
There’s something for everyone in Boone! Stay at the Country Inn & Suites to be near a variety of events throughout the year. See what's happening while you're in town:
- First Friday Art Crawl in Downtown Boone
February - December
Pick up a handcrafted piece of art by a local artist during this event, which also features complimentary refreshments and live entertainment.
- Watauga County Farmers’ Market
Saturdays in May - November
Find all your favorite produce and browse local goods, plants and other items at this popular market. Parking is available at 591 Horn in the West Drive.
- Boone Bike Rally
Spring and Fall
Take in the sights at the Boone Bike Rally, from camping and bike games to a swap meet and live entertainment.
- Concerts at the Jones House
Fridays in June - August
Don't miss a free concert every Friday at 5:00 p.m. at the historic Jones House. Bring along a blanket or lawn chair. The fun continues in the fall with indoor concerts.
- Fourth of July Parade & Fireworks
Six blocks of King Street, from the junction of highways 421 and 105 to Poplar Grove Connector Street, welcome this annual parade that ends with an amazing fireworks display.
- Independence Day at Hickory Ridge Museum
Step back in time to celebrate the Fourth of July the way the colonists did in the 1780s and 1790s. You can participate in a reading of the Declaration of Independence, toast the nation with apple cider, listen to King George III's eulogy and observe a 13-cannon salute.
- An Appalachian Summer Festival
Sponsored by App State University, this art festival has become a hugely popular event, featuring big-name musical guests, indie films and theater performances.
- Grandfather Mountain Highland Games
Delve into Scottish culture with Highland games like competitive dancing and sheepherding as well as whiskey tastings and bagpipe parades.
- Appalachian State University Football
Cheer on the Mountaineers at "The Rock," where the university’s football team has won more than 550 games. The team also boasts three national championships, 18 conference championships and 20 appearances in the NCAA Division I FCS playoffs.
- Boone Heritage Festival
Celebrate the area's Appalachian heritage with live bluegrass music, regional crafts, expert storytellers, delicious food and reenactments from the 18th century. If you play an instrument, you can join one of the jam sessions that take place throughout the festival.