Top 17 FREE Independence Day Festivities in the Boone Area
Wednesday, July 4
9:45 am • Watauga County Veterans' Memorial Dedication, 567 W. King Street.
11 am • Boone Parade with Grand Marshals, Jerry and Margaret Moore, followed by watermelon and refreshments with the Mayor at the Jones House, 604 W. King Street.
11 am • Todd Liberty Foot Parade and King Bees Concert, 3977 Railroad Grade Road (choose parade costumes! 10 am)
7 pm • Boone 4th of July Celebration and Fireworks (9:30), with music provided by DJ Carl, local food and snack vendors. Please bring a chair or blanket. Location: Clawson-Burnley Park, 355 Hunting Hills Lane (just off State Farm Rd.)
Thursday, July 5
4 pm • Blowing Rock Farmers Market, 132 Park Avenue, Blowing Rock. Till 6 pm.
7:30 pm • Thursday Night Jam Sessions at the Jones House, 604 W. King Street. Till 11 pm. Listen or join in!
8:30 pm • Movies in the Park: The Lion King, Memorial Park, 1036 Main Street, Blowing Rock. Bring chairs or a blanket, and food and drink. No alcohol, please.
Friday, July 6
3 pm • 32nd Annual Christmas in July (West Jefferson, Fri. 3-10 pm; and, Sat. 9 am-7 pm).
5 pm • First Friday Art Crawl, downtown Boone. Ongoing. W. King Street, Depot Street, Howard Street.
5 pm • Dave Brewer's Foscoe Four & Dead of Summer, Outdoor Concert at the Jones House, 604 W. King Street, Boone.
6 pm • Summer Exhibition Celebration at Turchin Center, 423 W. King Street, Boone. Free admission; cash bar; Australian/New Zealand exhibit and more.
6 pm • Park Dance with Summer Daze Band, Memorial Park, 1036 Main Street, Blowing Rock. Till 8 pm.
7 pm • Music in the Valle: The Lucky Strikes Band. Till 9 pm. Valle Crucis Community Park, 2892 Broadstone Road, Valle Crucis. Free; donation to the nonprofit park recommended.
Saturday, July 7
9 am • 32nd Annual Christmas in July (West Jefferson, till 7 pm)
12 pm • Blowing Rock Fourth of July Celebration and Parade (2 pm), Memorial Park, Blowing Rock. Till 4:30 pm.
10 am • Art on the Greene - monthly summer art and craft festival, 140 Azalea Circle, Banner Elk. Till 5 pm.
9 pm • Blowing Rock Country Club fireworks show, 200 Country Club Drive, Blowing Rock. Open to the public.