Discover Summertime in Almost Heaven at these incredible Events
The beauty of Almost Heaven in the summertime is unparalleled – with each day more beautiful than the next. Experiencing and enjoying the summertime can be difficult with so many incredible events and adventures waiting for you. To make things simple, here’s a list of one-of-a-kind events and festivals happening through the summer in West Virginia. From cultural events to music festivals, summertime in West Virginia brings you a little bit of everything to enjoy.
During July 22 through August 2, West Virginia will welcome 45,000 Scouts and Scouters from more than 165 countries for the World Scout Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Reserve. During these 12 days, scouts will participate in activities and unique cultural experiences. Day visitor passes are available and provide the chance to join in on the adventure and fellowship of the World Scout Jamboree. Day visitors have the ability to visit World Point, Global Development Village, Centro Mondial, food houses, sustainability treehouse and Scott Visitors Center while at the Jamboree.
To learn more about this beautiful area visit the Visit Southern West Virginia Convention and Visitors Bureau and the New River Gorge Convention and Visitors Bureau. Or visit Hawks Nest State Park and experience the scenic beauty of Almost Heaven and more outdoor adventure.
Pickin on the Hill Bluegrass Festival
Visit beautiful Upshur County and enjoy some bluegrass music while you’re there. On June 1, the Pickin on the Hill Bluegrass Festival in French Creek will host a full lime-up of incredible musicians for a full day of music and fun. Take time to explore this beautiful county while you’re at it. Visit the Upshur County Convention and Visitors Bureau to learn about all of the best places to visit in the county.
Celebrate the summer with FestivALL, June 16-30. This year marks the 15th year of FestivALL and will feature more than 600 artists, 80 events, 300 performances and 35 venues. During FestivALL, festival-goers will get to watch as Charleston becomes a work of art and enjoy musical, theater, dance and visual art performances and exhibits. FestivALL is the perfect time to explore the state’s capital city and discover its hip and historic spots. Getting to Charleston and experiencing FestivALL is easy, especially with Yeager Airport just minutes away from downtown Charleston.
Party on the Patio Summer Concert Series
This summer get outside, breathe in the sunshine and fresh air and enjoy the Party on the Patio Summer Concert Series at the beautiful Heritage Station in Huntington. While you’re there enjoying the incredible live music, look out for food vendors selling delicious food and ice-cold beverages. The Party on the Patio Concert Series is perfect for exploring Huntington, hanging out with friends and family and enjoying the sweet summertime. Enjoy the Party on the Patio Summer Concert Series this summer on June 18, July 19 and September 20.
Before the concert, spend some time exploring Huntington or head to Beech Fork Lake State Park where you can enjoy camping underneath the stars, miles of beautiful hiking trails and an array of fun lake activities. First time to Huntington? Visit the Huntington Area Convention and Visitors Bureau and learn about the best places to visit in historic Huntington.
Martinsburg Art Festival
On June 15, embrace your inner artist at the Martinsburg Art Festival. Taking place in historic and artistic downtown Martinsburg, the Martinsburg Art Festival will feature live music, art demonstrations, kids “make-it-take-it” activities tent, artist vendors, youth artist vendors, food and more. This event will truly be a highlight of the summer.
Summertime in the Eastern Panhandle is home to an array of one-of-a-kind events you won’t want to miss out on. Visit the Jefferson County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Ranson Convention and Visitors Bureau, Martinsburg-Berkeley County Convention and Visitors Bureau and Travel Berkeley Springs for all information about upcoming events and activities.
One of the most iconic summer events each year is the State Fair of West Virginia. This year the state fair will take place August 8-17 and will also celebrate its 95th year. At the state fair, enjoy concerts by Justin Moore, Cody Jinks, TobyMac, Cole Swindell and Alabama. Other favorite activities include tasting all the delicious fair food like cinnamon rolls and the famous Mountaineer Burger, riding the incredible rides at the amazing Reithoffer Carnival, visiting the Heritage Village and so much more. Stop by the Greenbrier Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau for more information about the State Fair of West Virginia and the area.
Food Truck Frenzy
Do you consider yourself a food connoisseur? Then the Food Truck Frenzy on June 29th in Princeton is the event for you. This years Food Truck Frenzy will feature talented chefs and their delicious food options, an array of craft beer and live music. This event is the perfect time to enjoy summertime and yummy food at the same time. Learn more about this fun event at the Mercer County Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Jane Lew Fireman’s Art & Craft Festival
On August 30 and September find incredible works of art at the Jane Lew Fireman’s Art and Craft Festival. This festival will feature 200 contemporary and heritage crafters who specialize in glass, wood, leather, jewelry, dried and silk flowers, baskets, ceramics, soaps, candles, paintings and much more. Food vendors will also be at the festival as well to satisfy your appetite after all of your shopping. Located in the beautiful Mountain Lakes region of the state, the Lewis County Convention and Visitors Bureau is the perfect place to visit to find the areas hidden gems.
Visit the Kirkwood Winery and Isaiah Morgan Distillery on September 21 and 22 for the annual Grape Stompin’ Festival. Held on the third weekend in September each year, the Grape Stompin’ Festival features grape stomping, of course, as well as live music, wine tastings, crafts, distillery tours and more. Visit the Summersville Convention and Visitors Bureau for all information regarding the Grape Stompin’ Festival and the gorgeous city of Summersville.
Summer Kickoff Food Truck Festival
Start the summer season off on the right foot before it even starts at the Summer Kickoff Food Truck Festival in Bridgeport, June 1. The Summer Kickoff Food Truck Festival will feature food trucks, live music, trivia, kid-friendly activities and so much more. Stop by the Greater Bridgeport Convention and Visitors Bureau to find the best places to explore in the city.
Treasure Mountain Festival
A hidden treasure itself, Pendleton County is home to the Treasure Mountain Festival, which will take place September 19-22 this year. The Treasure Mountain Festival is an Appalachian mountain heritage festival with an eclectic mix of events, contests and exhibits. While here, enjoy delicious food, amazing music, arts and crafts, kid-friendly fun, gigantic pumpkin contest and more. To explore this area with so many hidden treasures, visit the Pendleton County Convention and Visitors Bureau.
This post was last updated on May 28, 2019