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. 

Oakley / Volcom Shred for the Cup | Slopestyle Finals

Sunday, February 12, 2023

The Shred for the Cup Series has become the benchmark competition series in the region, with 3 events held throughout the winter season...

Boone Docs Film Festival

Saturday, February 25, 2023

The Appalachian Theatre of the High Country is proud to announce the first annual Boone Docs Film Festival. The second annual festival...

Banff Mountain Film Festival

Thursday, March 30, 2023 - Saturday, April 01, 2023

Boone celebrates the return of one of North America's largest screenings of the Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour,...

43rd Annual Blowing Rock Trout Derby

Saturday, April 01, 2023

The 43rd Annual Trout Derby begins at sunrise on Saturday, and prizes are awarded at 4:30 pm. Win prizes for the biggest fish in...

Families Learning Together

Saturday, April 22, 2023

"Families Learning Together" is our annual Spring fundraiser to promote sustainable and natural living. We will be celebrating Earth...

MerleFest 2023

Thursday, April 27, 2023 - Sunday, April 30, 2023

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

Grandfather Mountain's Rhododendron Ramble

Saturday, May 27, 2023 - Saturday, June 03, 2023

Take a daily, short, guided stroll at 2 PM that highlights Grandfather Mountain’s rhododendron species and blooms. Included with...

Animal Birthday Party at Grandfather Mountain

Wednesday, June 14, 2023

Grandfather Mountain celebrates the birthdays of all the animals in the park with games, contests, crafts, and surprises. The...

Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show - Saddlebred Division

Thursday, June 08, 2023 - Sunday, June 11, 2023

Head to the Broyhill Equestrian Preserve in Blowing Rock for the Saddlebred Division and the first weekend of the Blowing Rock Charity...

High Country Jazz Festival

Friday, June 09, 2023 - Sunday, June 11, 2023

2023 Festival Information TBA. The inaugural High Country Jazz Festival takes place June 9 - 11, 2023 in various beautiful venues in...

Boonerang Music & Arts Festival

Friday, June 16, 2023 - Saturday, June 17, 2023

Downtown Boone is the festival grounds of Boonerang Music and Arts Festival. Artists of all kinds with connections to the town will be...

Symphony by the Lake

Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Experience a moving performance by the Symphony of the Mountains. Surrounded by the beautiful Blue Ridge landscape, take your seat on...

23rd Annual Blood, Sweat, and Gears Charity Ride

Saturday, June 24, 2023

From humble beginnings, Blood Sweat and Gears, aka BSG, has grown into the North Carolina High Country’s premier cycling event....

Annual Heritage Day and Kiln Opening

Sunday, June 25, 2023

Annually occurs the last Saturday in June. Be present at 10am to see items fresh out of the kiln and check out the best selection of...

Boone 4th of July Parade

Tuesday, July 04, 2023

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

Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show - Hunter/Jumper Division

Tuesday, July 25, 2023 - Sunday, July 30, 2023

Head to the Broyhill Equestrian Preserve for the first week of the Hunter/Jumper Division of the Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show....

Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show - Hunter/Jumper Division

Wednesday, August 02, 2023 - Sunday, August 06, 2023

Head to the Broyhill Equestrian Preserve for the second week of the Hunter/Jumper Division of the Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show....

Grandfather Mountain Highland Games

Thursday, July 06, 2023 - Sunday, July 09, 2023

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

Oktoberfest at Sugar Mountain Resort

Saturday, October 14, 2023 - Sunday, October 15, 2023

There are lots of reasons you'll want to grab your beer stein, put on your Lederhosen or your Dirndl and head to Sugar Mountain Resort...

Woolly Worm Festival

Saturday, October 21, 2023 - Sunday, October 22, 2023

There will be tons of family fun, food, and craft vendors on both Saturday and Sunday. Don't forget to bring your woolly worm for the...

Valle Country Fair

Saturday, October 21, 2023

The Valle Country Fair is an overgrown church bazaar set in the center of one of the most picturesque valleys in the North Carolina...

Festive First Friday and Solar Tree Lighting

Friday, December 01, 2023

The town of Boone's Festive First Friday celebration and Solar Tree Lighting will take place on December 1st. Galleries and shops in...

First Day Hike at NC State Parks

Monday, January 01, 2024

Start the new year right with a hike along the Beach Tree Trail. Hear about the natural history of the area and what plans are being...