The Downtown Boone Development Associations mission in part is to promote the historic preservation, protection and use of Boone's traditional downtown area, including the area's commercial, civic, and religious enterprises and residences. To encourage property owners to maintain, improve, and beautify downtown properties.  We currently host 16 promotional events and activities annually, including First Friday Art Crawls, The Easter EGGstravaganza, Downtown Boone BOO!!, the annual Christmas and July 4th parades.


Downtown Boone's very own King Street has been nominated for "People's Choice" in the "Great Main Streets" competition.  People can vote online for their top pick for Great Main Streets and Great Public Space by visiting  The winner will be announced on May 9th.  


   The next downtown Boone First Friday is May 2, 2014.  The Jones House Community Center is hosting three new exhibits from local artists all through the month of April;  Artists Steve Roufaly, Thom Jones, and Sea Lowder.  Click here to visit the Jones House Community Center's website for more information about this month's artists.  Hope to see you next First Friday!    



Icon  Appalachian Theatre of the High Country 

 Click here to learn more about the revitalization of Downtown Boone's historic Appalachian Theatre. 



There will be no exceeding time parking violations given on Saturday, April 19, 2014 in observance of the Easter Holiday.    

If you receive a parking citation for exceeding the time limit you may be eligible for a validation sticker.  Please take the parking citation to one of the businesses or restaurants you have visited during your time in Downtown Boone, show your receipt, and the business will provide you with a validation sticker which will eliminate the exceeding time citation.  One stamp per vehicle per day.  After the ticket is validated you may drop it off at Boone Town Hall 567 W. King St. Boone, NC 28607 or mail it to Boone Town Hall - McLaurin Parking 567 W. King St. Boone, NC 28607.

If you would like to pay your citation on line please visit and click on the payments tab. 

You also have the right to appeal your parking citation.  Please write your appeal and delivered it or mail it to Boone Town Hall – McLaurin Parking 567 W. King St. Boone, NC 28607.

Questions? Concerns? Please call the Downtown Boone Development Association at 828.262.4532 or McLaurin Parking at 828.264.2645.


 The DBDA and the Watauga Co. proudly present a spring story walk.  visit the youth services desk at the watauga co. library to get your map!                                                                       
       The downtown Boone 13th annual Easter Eggstravanganza will be on April 12th 2 – 4 pm. the Event starts at the Watauga Co. Library where children can enjoy entertainment and arts & crafts.  Families then “parade” down to the Jones House Community Center for the great Jones House Easter Egg Hunt. Who knows?  Maybe the Easter Bunny will make a special appearance!  For more information call 828.268.6283.  Click here to download a flyer