Town of Boone Plans a Fun Fourth of July for Families

Mark your calendars for a fun-filled Fourth of July!

The Town of Boone is excited and proud to the honor 2018 Grand Marshalls, Jerry and Margaret Moore. Coach Moore 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.

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.

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 Registration forms should be returned by July 3rd to ensure a space in the parade.

For more information about July 4th activities please visit or contact the Town of Boone’s Cultural Resources Department at 828-268-6280.