Fourth of July Festivities in Downtown Boone Begin with King Street Parade at 11 a.m.

Published Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 5:00 pm

The Town of Boone will celebrate the July 4th holiday with a full day of activities, including the downtown parade, live music, fireworks, and more.

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Town of Boone Fourth of July festivities 2014

Events begin at 11 a.m. on King Street in downtown Boone with the annual Fourth of July parade. The Town of Boone is proud to honor 2015 Grand Marshall, Jane Ann Hodges, who recently retired after serving as Watauga County elections director for 29 years. 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 W. King St. in downtown Boone. The band will play a mix of patriotic songs and other popular hits.

Following the 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 Andy Ball and other Town staff under the shade of the Jones House maple trees for a slice of cake from Stick Boy Bread Company. For more information about the Jones House Cultural and Community Center, including summer concerts and other activities, please visit www.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 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 downtownboonenc.com. Registration forms should be returned by July 2 to ensure a space in the parade.

For more information about Fourth of July activities please visit www.townofboone.net or call 828-268-6200, or contact the Town of Boone’s Cultural Resources Department at 828-268-6280.

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