2018 Appalachian State University Homecoming Kick-Off

Wear your Mountaineer attire and kick-off Homecoming weekend with the 2018 Homecoming Parade. The parade will take place on Friday, September 28 at 6:00 p.m. and will travel through the campus of Appalachian and along King Street in downtown Boone.

Visitors to downtown will be able to park in any of the Town of Boone public parking lots, or on King Street. After 5:00 p.m., guests may also park in the Human Services Center parking lot, which is just a short walk to the parade route, and downtown amenities. For optimal parking and parade viewing sights, please arrive in downtown no later than 5:15 p.m.

Streets will close just prior to the parade step off at 6:00 p.m., all traffic lanes through downtown will remain open until that time. For a short period during the parade, traffic coming into town from the west will be rerouted via the Poplar Grove Connector. Access to downtown parking on Queen and Depot streets will be reopened at the Waters Street intersection as soon as the parade has safely cleared the intersection.

After the parade, Head over to Howard Street in Downtown Boone for APPtoberfest and the Homecoming Street Party. There will be live music, a pep rally, and food.

Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

For more information on Homecoming weekend, please visit Appalachian State University’s website.