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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

Oct 19

Ghost Train

9/21/18 – 10/27/18
Visit all the frightfully entertaining Halloween attractions, and take a chilling journey through the night on the… more
Oct 19

North Carolina Symphony

10/19/18
The North Carolina Symphony was founded in 1932 as America's first statewide orchestra. Each year, the Symphony… more
Oct 20

The Valle Country Fair

10/20/18
The Valle Country Fair is an overgrown church bazaar set in the center of one of the most picturesque valleys in the… more
Nov 08

Stephen Stills & Judy Collins

11/8/18
Over 50 years ago, Stephen Stills met Judy Collins and their tumultuous love affair was immortalized by Stills with… more
Nov 14

Ballet Folklorico de Mexico

11/14/18
This world-renowned, folkloric ballet ensemble from Mexico City is beloved for its artistry and ability to captivate… more
Dec 08

Boone Christmas Parade

12/8/18
Experience small-town America at its finest with a procession down King Street complete with decorated floats, local… more
Featured Events
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