The Town of Boone will celebrate the July 4th holiday with a full day of activities, including a parade, fireworks, live music and more.
Events begin at 11:00 a.m. on King Street with the annual July 4th parade. The Town of Boone is proud to honor 2018 Grand Marshalls, Jerry and Margaret Moore. Jerry, an inductee in the Southern Conference Hall of Fame and the College Football Hall of Fame, coached the Appalachian State Mountaineers football team for 24 years and lead the team to 10 Southern Conference championships, 18 postseason appearances, and three national titles. Margaret devoted many years to Watauga County Schools and continues to serve as a volunteer and mentor in the community.
The parade will start at the Poplar Grove Extension traveling East on King Street through downtown Boone, concluding at Appalachian State University’s Legends Parking lot, located on Hardin Street.
The Watauga Community Band will provide live music throughout the parade on the street in front of the Jones House Cultural and Community Center, located at 604 West King Street. The band will play a mix of patriotic songs and other popular hits.
Following the parade, the Town of Boone and the Jones House will continue the celebration with free cake and watermelon on the Jones House lawn. Join Mayor Rennie Brantz, Town Council members and town staff under the shade of the Jones House maple trees for a slice of cake from Stick Boy Bread Company and a slice of fresh watermelon. For more information about the Jones House Cultural and Community Center, including summer concerts, music lessons and other activities visit joneshouse.org.
The fun continues later that evening at Clawson-Burnley Park, located off of Hunting Hills Lane, near the “Tot Lot,” baseball fields, and Greenway. The entertainment starts at 7:00 p.m. with music provided by DJ Carl. The public is invited to bring chairs and blankets to enjoy the annual fireworks display, which will begin around 9:30 p.m.
To join the parade with your own float or entry, please fill out the parade registration form located at joneshouse.org. Registration forms should be returned by July 3rd to ensure a space in the parade.
For more information about July 4th activities please visit joneshouse.org or contact the Town of Boone’s Cultural Resources Department at 828.268.6280.