We're the gathering place for Wilkes County. Our Nationally Registered historic downtown district boasts quaint streets, traditional and modern art, large murals and a unique variety of shops, restaurants and entertainment opportunities. We are home to Wilkes Art Gallery, Liberty Theatre and the Yadkin Valley Marketplace. Many events take place downtown like our monthly Concerts on the Deck, weekly Wilkes County Farmers’ Market, annual Brushy Mountain Apple Festival, Light Up Downtown, seasonal carriage rides, Downtown Art Walks, cruise-ins and regular block parties.
It is also home to the Downtown North Wilkesboro Partnership, Inc., a grassroots economic development organization dedicated to promoting the historic preservation, protection, culture, and use of North Wilkesboro's traditional downtown district. The Partnership works to promote the importance of an attractive and thriving downtown area to the overall economic health of the county. They know that such a downtown aids in the recruitment of businesses and industries, vacationers, retirees, and others seeking to relocate. Visit their website here.