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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 the 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 Christmas tree farms.  It's never too late to start a new family tradition!

Featured Events

May 25

Art in the Park

5/25/19
Art in the Park was created in 1962 by a handful of area artists and craftspeople to showcase local talent; it'€s now… more
May 26

Mountain Home Music Memorial Day Salute

5/26/19
Kicking off the summer with Joe Shannon's Mountainhome Music's Memorial Day Weekend Concert is a tradition in the… more
Jun 21

Doc Watson Day Celebration

6/21/19
The Jones House and the Town of Boone celebrate Doc Watson Day with a free concert dedicated to his memory. Every… more
Jun 23

Singing on the Mountain

6/23/19
The all-day gospel sing and fellowship returns to MacRae Meadows at Grandfather Mountain for its 95th year!! A dozen… more
Jun 29

Annual Heritage Day and Wood Kiln

6/29/19
This annual event is always slated for the last Saturday in June, 10 a.m. till 4 p.m. Entertainment: Live music… more
Jun 29

Ben Folds and the Winston-Salem Symphony

6/29/19
Pianist, singer-songwriter and North Carolina native Ben Folds opens the 35th anniversary season of An Appalachian… more
Jul 04

Boone 4th of July Parade

7/4/19
The Downtown Boone annual 4th of July parade travels east on King Street, starting at the intersection with Poplar… more
Jul 04

Fireworks Extravaganza at Tweetsie

7/4/19
Enjoy the most spectacular fireworks show in the High Country! It's one of the most popular Summer events in the… more
Jul 11

63rd Grandfather Mountain Highland Games

7/11/19 – 7/14/19
Blaring bagpipes, astounding athletes, delicate dancers, rocking Celtic music and a spectacular highland setting make… more
Jul 12

Pilobolus

7/12/19
Pilobolus maintains its own singular style, evolving interplay with shapeshifting, shadowplay and other explorations,… more
Jul 13

Patti LaBelle

7/13/19
Multi Grammy Award-winning superstar singer and actress Patti LaBelle is widely regarded as the queen of rock and soul… more
Jul 19

Chris Botti

7/19/19
Multi Grammy Award-winning master trumpeter and composer Chris Botti returns to the festival for a dazzling evening of… more
Jul 20

Lily Tomlin

7/20/19
Lily Tomlin, one of America's foremost comediennes, returns to the festival for an unforgettable night of smart humor… more
Jul 23

Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show -

7/23/19 – 7/28/19
The Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show is among the oldest continually operating horse shows in America, held on grounds… more
Featured Events
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