Hickory Ridge Living History Museum
Located on the grounds of “Horn in the West," the Hickory Ridge Living History Museum gives visitors a look into the daily life of North Carolina’s settlers. For more information or to check the seasonal hours, go to www.hickoryridgemuseum.com.
First Friday Art Crawl in Downtown Boone
February - December
Discover local artists by browsing unique galleries, enjoying complimentary refreshments and listening to live entertainment at the First Friday Downtown Art Crawl.
Watauga County Farmers Market
Saturdays, May - November
Bring your shopping basket to the Watauga County Farmers Market so you can fill it with fresh produce, local goods, plants and more. Parking is available at 591 Horn in the West Dr.
Boone Bike Rally
From camping and bike games to a swap meet and live entertainment, the Boone Bike Rally is a fun, summertime event. Visit www.boonebikerally.com for more information.
Concerts on the Jones House Lawn
Every Friday at 5:00 p.m., bring your blanket or lawn chair and listen to a free concert at the historic Jones House. Concerts are held indoors throughout the fall. For more information, go to www.joneshousecommunitycenter.org or call +1 (828) 262-4576.
Fourth of July Parade in Boone
This annual parade is a celebration that follows a six-block section of King Street, from the junction of highways 421 and 105 to Poplar Grove Connector Street. In the evening, watch the amazing firework display.
Independence Day at Hickory Ridge Living History Museum
Celebrate Independence Day the way the colonists would have in the 1780s and 90s by participating in a reading of the Declaration of Independence, toasting the nation with apple cider, listening to King George III's eulogy and observing a 13-canon salute.
Boone Heritage Festival
The Boone Heritage festival is a celebration of the area’s rich Appalachian heritage and showcases live Bluegrass music, regional crafts, expert storytellers, delicious food and historical demonstrations from the 18th century. Be sure to bring your own instruments, since jam sessions take place throughout the festival.
Experience thrills and chills at this annual Halloween event that offers fun for ages 12 and up. Located at 591 Horn in the West Dr. in Boone, the Haunted Horn is a production of the Appalachian Educators of ASU, and Southern Appalachian Historical Association. Tickets sales support educational programs and the Angel Tree.
Grandfather Mountain Highland Games
Celebrate Scottish culture with highland games, dancing, bagpipe band parades and Celtic music.
Appalachian State University Football
Cheer on the Mountaineers at "The Rock," where more than 550 games have been won. The team also boasts three national championships, 18 conference championships and has appeared in the Division-1 FCS playoffs 20 times.