Annual Events

While Boone, NC, is a favorite mountain vacation spot, it also offers some of the best festivals and annual events in the southeast. From winter rail jams to wine and food fests, the Boone area has something for everyone. 

Grandfather Mountain New Year's Sunrise

Friday, January 01, 2021

Ring in a epic New Year on Tuesday, Jan. 1, for the first sunrise of 2020 - atop Grandfather Mountain. This special event will allow...

Winterfest Beer Festival

Saturday, January 09, 2021

Come celebrate winter indoors with an array of beers and good music at the 2020 WinterFest Beer Festival. The Brews: Enjoy over 40...

Beech Mountain Retro '80s Weekend

Thursday, February 18, 2021 - Sunday, February 21, 2021

Each February, the Town of Beech Mountain and Beech Mountain Resort come together to create a righteously rad celebration of all things...

Daniel Boone Rail Jam

Saturday, March 19, 2022

6th Annual Daniel Boone Rail Jam, a unique ski and snowboard competition. *guaranteed snow making *sweet ramp location down the center...

Meltdown Games

Friday, March 26, 2021 - Sunday, March 28, 2021

Winter isn’t over until we say it is. Come enjoy Appalachian’s classic end of the winter celebration on Saturday, March 21 and Sunday,...

41st Annual Blowing Rock Trout Derby

Saturday, April 03, 2021

The 41st Annual Derby begins at sunrise on Saturday, prizes awarded at 4:30 pm. Win prizes for biggest fish in separate age categories....

MerleFest 2021

Thursday, September 16, 2021 - Sunday, September 19, 2021

MerleFest, considered one of the premier music festivals in the country, is an annual homecoming of musicians and music fans held on...

Doc Watson Day Celebration

Friday, June 18, 2021 - Friday, June 17, 2022

The Jones House and the Town of Boone celebrate Doc Watson Day with a free concert dedicated to his memory. Every year, the Jones House...

Singing on the Mountain

Sunday, June 27, 2021

The all-day gospel sing and fellowship returns to MacRae Meadows at Grandfather Mountain for its 96th year!! Top gospel groups will...

Fireworks Extravaganza at Tweetsie Railroad

Saturday, July 03, 2021

Enjoy the most spectacular fireworks show in the High Country! It's one of the most popular Summer events in the mountains. Spend the...

Boone 4th of July Parade

Saturday, July 03, 2021

The Downtown Boone annual 4th of July parade travels east on King Street, starting at the intersection with Poplar Grove Extension and...

Town of Boone Fireworks

Saturday, July 03, 2021

Join in the festivities at Clawson/Burnley Park at 355 Hunting Hills Lane (off State Farm Rd.) starting with DJ music at 7:00 pm and...

Scenic Lift Rides & Firework Display

Saturday, July 03, 2021

The Summit Express chairlift runs July 4 from 10:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. for mountain-top fireworks viewing. No mountain bikes after...

Grandfather Mountain Highland Games

Thursday, July 08, 2021 - Sunday, July 11, 2021

Blaring bagpipes, astounding athletes, delicate dancers, rocking Celtic music and a spectacular highland setting make this colorful...

Horn In The West Outdoor Drama

Friday, June 18, 2021 - Friday, August 13, 2021

Horn In The West is our nation's longest-running Revolutionary War outdoor drama. The play brings to life the story of the hardy...

Ghost Train

Friday, October 30, 2020 - Saturday, October 31, 2020

Ghost Train 2020 has been canceled Tweetsie Railroad transforms from the Wild West into a haunted park with Halloween thrills and...

The Blowing Rock Music Festival

Saturday, September 18, 2021

Rain or Shine. Gates open at 9am, music begins at 11am. No pets, no umbrellas, lawn chairs and coolers welcome. VIP tents are...

Appalachian Ski Mountain - Anniversary Weekend

Friday, December 04, 2020 - Sunday, December 06, 2020

Celebrate Appalachian Ski Mountain's 59th year of family fun as they roll back tickets to 1962 prices! $5 Ski Tickets for the Day...

Tweetsie Christmas

Friday, November 13, 2020 - Saturday, December 12, 2020

Celebrate the holiday season as Tweetsie Railroad transforms into a winter wonderland for Tweetsie Christmas! Enjoy a nighttime train...