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...

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,...

MerleFest 2021

Thursday, April 29, 2021 - Sunday, May 02, 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 on-site 2020 Doc Watson Day Celebration at the Jones House has been canceled. Check the website above for details about this year's...

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...

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

Thursday, August 06, 2020 - Saturday, August 08, 2020

The 2020 Season of "Horn in the West" has been postponed to 2021. Horn In The West is our nation's longest-running Revolutionary War...

Ferment-ED Fest

Saturday, August 29, 2020

High Country Beer Festival Presents: Ferment-ED Fest A Virtual Celebration of Fermentation and Craft Brews High Country Beer Festival...

Ghost Train

Friday, September 25, 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 19, 2020

Event Information is subject to change. Rain or Shine. Gates open at 9am, music begins at 11am. No pets, no umbrellas, lawn chairs and...

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 27, 2020 - Saturday, December 12, 2020

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