The 2018 Appalachian State University Homecoming Parade will take place on Friday, September 28 at 6:00 p.m. The parade 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 to relax in our Alumni Beer Garden at APPtoberfest and Homecoming Street Party as you enjoy catching up with old friends and making new ones. The event begins at 7:00 p.m. and concludes at 9:30 p.m.