Family Weekend at Appalachian State University promotes the engagement of Mountaineer families through unique programming opportunities in the High Country. Paired with a sporting event and community events, Family Weekend provides families with a chance to experience Boone through the eyes of a student. It is an exciting time in the Boone area and we hope you are able to visit our favorite coffee shops, experience a mountaintop hike at sunrise, shop in our downtown stores, or take a nap in a hammock.

Family Weekend is designed for you and your student, so we give you some open time in the schedule to plan your own fun. Be sure to pack a raincoat because these fun events are happening rain or shine.

Fall Family Weekend

Appalachian State University
September 15 - 17, 2023

Weren't able to join us for the official Fall Family Weekend? We encourage you and your student to plan your own family weekend when the timing is best for you.

Plan Your Visit

Spring Family Weekend

Appalachian State University
March 22 - 24, 2024

Spring Family Weekend is a great opportunity to engage with other Mountaineer Families and appreciate the High Country Spring. Join us for a Mountaineer baseball game and other fun and engaging events.

Event schedule coming soon.

Explore the High Country

Explore Downtown Boone
Downtown Boone Development Association

Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains and home to Appalachian State University, Boone offers a unique small town experience.

Find information about events, parking and the downtown Boone business directory.

Hiking & Area Guide
Explore Boone

Discover the top trails and outdoor adventures in the Boone area.

Explore Boone also includes information about area accommodations, events, restaurants and more.