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Things to Do

No matter which season entices you to the Boone Area of North Carolina, our engaging activities, attractions and outdoor adventures will entertain you. 

Are you ready for a true mountain adventure like no other?  From the breathtaking vistas of the Blue Ridge Parkway to the inviting forests and streams of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Boone gives you a million ways to step away from your everyday routine.

The promise of our cool springs, mild summers, colorful autumns, is the only coaxing you'll need to step outside yourself and go biking, hiking, fishing, zip-lining, kayaking, rafting, or tubing.  Or maybe your idea of excitement is a leisurely stroll through a street festival or listening to live music on the front lawn of an historic house?  We've got that too.

In addition to nationally know attractions like Grandfather Mountain, the Blue Ridge Parkway and Tweetsie Railroad, Boone also has a vibrant art, history and cultural scene.  Tour the historic frescoes that adorn area churches, visit the historic Jones House, or browse the specialty shops in downtown Boone.  Spend enough time here and you might even spot a celebrity.  Appalachian State University's Performing Arts Series and annual Appalachian Summer Festival bring some of the most well known performers to the area all season long.

The adventure doesn't end when the colder weather begins.  The Boone area boasts the most concentrated cluster of ski slopes in the entire region, including several black diamond slopes for hte truly daring.  For others, there is snowboarding, snow tubing, sledding, ice-skating, snowshoeing and cross country skiing.  Consider spending the holidays in our winter wonderland, or at least make a weekend out of a trip to one of our choose & cut Chrsitmas tree farms.  It's never too late to start a new family tradition!

Featured Events

Aug 27

9th Annual High Country Beer Fest

8/27/16
The High Country Beer Fest is a celebration of local craft beer, fermentation science, incredible food, awesome music… more
Aug 27

Railroad Heritage Weekend at Tweetsie

8/27/16 – 8/28/16
A once-a-year event for railroad enthusiasts of all ages! Celebrate the Golden Age of steam locomotives behind… more
Aug 30

Guided Tours at Hickory Ridge Living

6/28/16 – 11/18/16
Hickory Ridge Living History Museum invites you to a guided tour of five log cabins. Presented by 18th century… more
Sep 03

Mile High Kite and Craft Fest

9/3/16 – 9/4/16
Join us for a two-day arts and craft festival, featuring many local and regional artisans, kids' activities and food,… more
Sep 08

An Evening with The Avett Brothers

9/8/16
The Office of Arts & Cultural Programs, Office of the Chancellor,… more
Sep 08

Music Fest at Blue Bear Mountain

9/8/16 – 9/10/16
The 4th annual Music Fest at Blue Bear Mountain will showcase the best of a variety of music genres including Larry… more
Sep 10

Art in the Park

9/10/16
Art in the Park was created in 1962 by a handful of area artists and craftspeople to showcase local talent; it'€™s now… more
Sep 23

Ghost Train Halloween Festival at

9/23/16 – 10/29/16
Friday and Saturday evenings, September 23 through October 29, 7:30 pm to 11:30pm, all aboard Tweetsie’s Ghost… more
Featured Events
815 W. King Street, Suite 10
Boone, NC 28607
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