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

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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 October 7 starting at 6:00 pm.  Scroll through downtown while you enjoy complimentary refreshments, art openings and receptions, live entertainment and demonstrations.  Check back closer to the October First Friday for a list of what's happening:
Melanie's Food Fantasy on the corner of S. Depot and W. King street - Melanie's is now offering dinner.  Stop by during First Friday to discover the new dinner options and enjoy the outdoor, patio seating. melaniesfoodfantasy.com 
Lost Province Brewing Co. on N. Depot St. - Live music with Dane Page 7:30 - 10:30 pm.  Page has been playing music professionally for four years in and around Western North Carolina.  His songwriting influences range from modern song writers (Amos Lee, Josh Ritter, Gregory Alan Isakov, and Justin Townes Earle) to classic song writers (Merle Haggard, Hall & Oates, Woody Guthrie, and Paul Simon).  lostprovince.com 
ArtWalk on W. King St. - ArtWalk will be featuring Lenoir artist, Sam Streffye of Sam's Recycled Art.  What a started as a hobby to entertain his kids has grown into the business of using recycled metal to bring whimsy into the world.  Sam makes beautiful flowers out of old swing sets, macabre skulls crafted from washers, mischievous Minions out of old tanks and more. His work will be on display on both the main floor and basement level, so be sure to check these unique pieces for yourself. artwalkboone.com 
Speakeasy Tattoo Company on W. King St. - Speakeasy Tattoo Company will be hosting a Live Scream Printing event courtsey of the Appalachian Printmaking Club 6:00 - 8:30 pm.  Screen and Relief printing available, bring a light piece of fabric or a t-shirt,$5, and choose from two to multiple designs.  speakeasytattoocompany.com  
Doeridge Pottery on W. King St. - Doeridge Pottery will feature artist, Kate Colclasher.  Colclasher creates decorative and funcational pottery, and will be demostrating the process on how she creates her small tree sculptures.  Stop by to see Kate Colclasher demonstrate her craft 5:30 - 8:30 pm, and be sure to check out the work of 18 other potters from Watauga, Ashe, and Avery Counties.  doeridgepottery.com 
Macados on W. King St - Will be offering food and drink specials all day including the famous Cinnamon Sensation (Macados famous warm cinnamon rolles topped with vanilla ice-cream) for only $3.95.  Open till 1:30 am Friday and Saturdays. macados.net

Welcome App. State and Georgia State Fans! Visit our Touchdown Downtown page to find out everything you need to know about gameday in downtown Boone.  Go APPS!     


Join your friends at the Watauga County Public Library, the Town of Boone, and the Downtown Boone Development Association as they celebrate the 16th annual Downtown Boone BOO!  The fun starts at 4:00 pm at the Watauga County Public Library with arts & crafts, games, and entertainment followed by a silly and spooky tour through the Jones House with games, prizes, special guests, and more on the lawn of the Jones House.  Trick-or-Treating with the downtown merchants begins at 5:00 pm and concludes just after 6:00 pm.  Enjoy family-friendly Halloween fun in downtown Boone.  Call 828.268.6280 for more information.