The Town of Boone will celebrate the 4th of July holiday with a full day of activities, including the downtown parade, live music, fireworks, and more.
The theme of this year’s parade is “Salute to Educators.” The parade will start at the Poplar Grove Extension traveling east on King St. through downtown Boone, concluding at Appalachian State University’s Legends parking lot, located on Hardin St.
The Watauga Community Band will provide live music during the parade on the street in front of the Jones House Cultural and Community Center, located at 604 W. King St. in downtown Boone.
- Parade starts at 11:00 a.m. with road closures beginning around 10:30 a.m.
- Cake and watermelon will be served on the Jones House lawn directly after the parade
- Watauga County Veterans’ Memorial finalists’ exhibits will be available to view on the Jones House lawn directly after the parade
- Entertainment at Clawson-Burnley Park begins at 7:00 p.m.
- Fireworks start at “dark-thirty” (around 9:30 p.m.)
To join the parade with your own float or entry, please fill out the parade registration form located at downtownboonenc.com, joneshouse.org or at Town Hall located at 567 W. King St.Registration forms should be returned by July 2 to ensure a space in the parade.
For more information about the 4th of July activities, please visit www.townofboone.net or call Town Hall at (828) 268-6200, or contact the Town of Boone’s Cultural Resources Department at (828) 268-6280.
Following parade, the Town of Boone and the Downtown Boone Development Association will continue the celebration with free cake and watermelon on the lawn of the Jones House. Join Mayor Rennie Brantz and other town staff under the shade trees for a slice of cake and fresh watermelon. The High Country Chapter of Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) will also be present on the lawn with examples of the three design finalists for the Watauga County Veterans’ Memorial. Chapter members will be present to answer any questions and to accept donations. We hope that members of the community will linger after the parade to offer input on this important addition to the High Country. For more information about the Watauga County Veterans’ Memorial and the High County Chapter MOAA, please visit www.hccmoaa.org. For more information about the Jones House Cultural and Community Center, including summer concerts and other activities, please visit www.joneshouse.org.