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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

Apr 01

Indoor Concerts at the Jones House

4/1/15 – 4/15/15
Indoor Concerts at the Jones House are intimate events with an audience limited to 40 seats. Hear exciting… more
Apr 04

Blowing Rock Trout Derby

4/4/15
36th Annual- Free fun for all! No pre-registration is necessary, and no fees to enter. Always on the first day of Trout… more
Apr 15

The Jeff Sipe Trio

4/15/15
Two-time Grammy nominee Jeff Sipe brings together the incredible virtuosos Mike Seal on guitar and Taylor Lee on bass… more
Apr 16

Blue Ridge Wine and Food Festival

4/16/15 – 4/18/15
Celebrating 10 years, the Blue Ridge Wine and Food Festival offers an array off events from wine tastings and… more
Apr 16

Ron White, The Nutcracker Tour

4/16/15
Ron White /The Nutcracker Tour/ returns for another sell out show in Boone on April 16th at 8:00pm. One of the top 3… more
Apr 17

Koresh Dance Company

4/17/15
Widely recognized for its superb technique and emotionally compelling appeal, Koresh Dance Company was founded in… more
Apr 23

MerleFest

4/23/15 – 4/26/15
MerleFest was founded in 1988 in memory of Eddy Merle Watson as a fundraiser for Wilkes Community College Endowment… more
Featured Events
815 W. King Street, Suite 10
Boone, NC 28607
(T) 828-266-1345  •  (F) 828-266-1346
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