2018 West Virginia Book Festival

Meet your favorite authors at this free, two-day celebration of books, reading, writing and creativity. Visit the Children’s Word Play area, see authors and vendors in the Festival Marketplace and find a bargain in the giant Used Book Sale (Saturday only). Activities and events for all ages. Friday, October 26 at 10am to 9pm; Saturday, October 27: 8am-5pm

WV Symphony presents: Lee Greenwood, Salute to America

Lee Greenwood is an award-winning country music icon known for the most recognizable patriotic song in America, God Bless the USA. This Academy of Country Music Male Vocalist of the Year's CD "American Patriot", went platinum in just three months. Greenwood will perform with the WVSO at the newly remodeled Charleston Civic Center with special VIP seating and hospitality tables on the arena floor.

USA Boxing

Check-in for the 2018 Junior Olympics, Youth Open and Prep Nationals Championships begins June 24. Competition runs from June 26-June30. The event will be open to the following age divisions - PeeWee, Bantam, Intermediate, Junior and Youth Male/Female. Sunday, June 24 More dates through June 30, 2018 Monday, June 25 Tuesday, June 26 Wednesday, June 27 Thursday, June 28 Friday, June 29 Saturday, June 30

WV Home Show 2018

WV Home Show 2018The Home Builders Association is the proud sponsor of the WV Home Show. The West Virginia Home Show is the largest exhibit of its kind in the State of West Virginia, and one of the largest in the Eastern United States. Over 250 exhibitors set up in the Charleston Civic Center. The show offers everything from bricks and sticks to furnaces and flowers to computers and wiring. The WV Home Show is a "must see" if you are planning to remodel, redecorate or add additional landscaping. $8.00 Adults; $7 for seniors over 65 years old; children 2 years or older $1.00

Mountain East Conference Men’s & Women’s Basketball Tournament

MEC basketball returns to Charleston Feb 28 as the Men's and Women's teams battle to be #1. Member institutions include Concord University, Fairmont State University, Glenville State University, Shepherd University, University of Charleston, West Liberty University, West Virginia State University, Wheeling Jesuit University, West Virginia Wesleyan College, Notre Dame College, Urbana University, and University of Virginia's College at Wise. February 28 - Mar. 4

The Original Harlem Globetrotters

The Original Harlem Globetrotters are on the road for their action packed tour! A star-studded roster will have fans on the edge of their seats to witness the ball handling wizardry, basketball artistry and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that thrills fans of all ages. Join Globetrotter stars after the game where they will stay for an autograph, photograph and high five session for fans (subject to availability).

Disney on Ice

Show times: Thursday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 22 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 23 at 11 a.m., 3 p.m.

The Road Show

An all-star lineup of some of Christian music’s biggest names will take the stage when THE ROADSHOW embarks on its ninth year in February 2018. Grammy-winning duo for KING & COUNTRY, along with Grammy nominees Matthew West, Natalie Grant and Zach Williams are just some of the chart-topping artists slated to perform this year. As a special treat, popular Dove Award-winning worship ministry Bethel Music will kick off each event, and Miami hip-hop duo Social Club Misfits round out the stylistically diverse mix of music that will appeal to the entire family.

West Virginia Outdoor Sports Show

The 50th West Virginia Outdoor Sports Show is the biggest and best in the region. Explore the new outdoor adventure zones

Monster Jam Triple Threat Series

Featuring eight of the most intense athletes of Monster Jam, Charleston fans will witness a fierce battle for the championship

WV Hunting & Fishing Show

Each year in January, we present the West Virginia Hunting and Fishing ShowSM at the Civic Center in Charleston, West Virginia. All proceeds, except for costs to run the show and club operating expenses, are donated to programs that promote or protect hunting, fishing, wildlife, conservation, and related educational activities. We only solicit vendors of high quality products and services related to the sport of hunting and fishing. The show features exhibitors from as far away as Alaska, New Zealand, Spain, and Africa, plus the United States and Canada. We are all 100% volunteers. In conjunction with the show, we run the West Virginia Whitetail Hall of FameSM. The West Virginia Whitetail Hall of FameSM provides an opportunity for individuals to bring their West Virginia deer trophies in for official scoring and to display the largest racks harvested. You may bring as many mounts in to be scored as you wish. Bring your tags for the deer for official WV DNR scoring. Friday, January 26: 12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Saturday, January 27: 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Sunday, January 28: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Admission: Adults $9; Children 6-12 $1; Under 6 Free.

West Virginia International Auto Show

New cars, trucks and SUVs will fill the Charleston Civic Center Center for the 2019 West Virginia International Auto Show!

Bill Gaither & The Gaither Christmas Homecoming

Multi-Grammy Award winning recording artist, Bill Gaither will present the Gaither Christmas Homecoming music spectacular at the Charleston Civic Center in Charleston, WV, on Thursday, December 7, 2017. The legendary recording artist will present an exciting celebration, filled with the very best in Christian music, including Gaither’s own multi-award winning group, The Gaither Vocal Band. This special event will begin at 7:00 p.m. The roster of talented “friends” taking the stage with Gaither and the Gaither Vocal Band, will include Mark Lowry, The Martins, Buddy Greene, Lynda Randle, Charlotte Ritchie, Gene McDonald, Jeff Taylor, and Kevin Williams. This festive evening will feature many classic Christmas favorites, allowing all those attending to experience the true Reason for the Christmas season.

The Little Mermaid

Performed by the River City Youth Ballet Ensemble.

Capital City Art & Craft Show

There is truly a cornucopia of creativity at the 51th Annual Capital City Art and Craft Show, everything from the

Chris Stapleton – All American Road Show Tour

ADMISSION:$33.75 / $48.75 / $68.75 Chris Stapleton's All-American Road Show cruises into Charleston Nov. 2. This performance was rescheduled from an earlier date in June. The versatile artist performs past hits and soon-to-be new favorites.

Jason Aldean They Don’t Know Tour

Two-time ACM Entertainer of the Year award winner Jason Aldean has sold 15 million albums and had 17 #1 songs! Catch him as he tours in support of his seventh album, They Don't Know." Purchase tickets:

Believe Festival 17 with Newsboys, Danny Gokey and Family Force 5

Hot Christian music artists Newsboys, Danny Gokey and Family Force 5 bring contemporary inspirational music to Charleston.

American Cornhole Organization West Virginia Major #1

American Cornhole Organization West Virginia Major #1 is scheduled for Charleston Sept. 1-2, 2017. BASIC SCHEDULE: Friday Sept. 1, 2017 Gates Open at 11 a.m. Slyder Cup starts at 1 p.m. Juniors, Womens, Seniors Divisions start at 6 p.m. Saturday September 2, 2017 Gates Open at 8:30 a.m. World Singles Division begins at 10 a.m. World Doubles Division begins after singles around 4 p.m. Check the website for updates.

WV Fit Expo

Attendees have the chance to discover new health and wellness products and services, supplements, healthy food services, equipment, apparel, witness live fitness competitions, and much more. This unprecedented event in WV will feature: International Powerlifting, League-Junior Cup, Intense Strongman, Corp-National Championship Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournament, 5K Run More to come!!!

Charleston Light Opera Guild presents SISTER ACT

The musical follows disco diva Deloris Van Cartier who witnesses a murder and is put in protective custody in a convent. Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and uptight Mother Superior. Using her unique disco moves and singing talent to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community.

Nutrition Pit NPC Mountaineer Classic

2017 NUTRITION PIT NPC MOUNTAINEER CHAMPIONSHIPS Bodybuilding, Fitness, Figure, Bikini Physique, Classic Physique. NPC NATIONAL QUALIFIER  NEW COMPETITION DIVISIONS! BIKINI: Over 40 and 50 FIGURE: Over 40 and 50 MEN’S PHYSIQUE: Over 40 and 50 CLASSIC PHYSIQUE: Over 40 and 50 True Novice Teen Admission:$15, $30

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Presents Out of This World DON'T MISS THE FINAL FAREWELL!

Casting Crowns

Multi-platinum selling and GRAMMY® winning group Casting Crowns will hit the road again this spring for the second leg of "The Very Next Thing" Tour, featuring K-LOVE Radio’s Male Artist of the Year Danny Gokey and special guests Unspoken. Presented by Compassion International and Museum of the Bible, the 40-city arena tour kicks off Feb. 16, in Baltimore and will make stops in markets like Philadelphia, Milwaukee, Chicago, New York, Pittsburgh, Raleigh, Orlando, Tampa, Grand Rapids, Minneapolis, Houston, and many more before wrapping up in San Antonio on May 7. “The Very Next Thing” Tour supports Casting Crowns’ newest studio album, The Very Next Thing, (Beach Street/Reunion). This marks the group's 15th release and eighth studio album since the label debut release in 2003. With more than 10 million records sold, Casting Crowns has held the position of Billboard’s top-selling act in Christian music since 2007.

Toby Mac Hits Deep Tour

With more than 11 million units in career sales and a whopping seven GRAMMY® Awards, TobyMac's career continues on the fast track. His most recent studio album,THIS IS NOT A TEST garnered a GRAMMY® Award, Billboard Music Award nomination and a high marking debut at No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200. Each one of his previous five studio solo projects have achieved Gold certification, a first for an artist in the history of his label, Capitol Christian Music Group. Among those honored with Gold certification,EYE ON IT, which debuted atop the Billboard 200, only the third ever Christian album to do so. His previous live DVD,ALIVE & TRANSPORTED, is RIAA Certified platinum and received a GRAMMY® award. HITS DEEP LIVE, his newest LIVE CD/DVD will be available on Nov. 18. Admission varies.

WWE Live

LIVE AT THE CHARLESTON CIVIC CENTER! See your favorite WWE Superstars including: AJ Styles, John Cena, Randy Orton, Bray Wyatt, Dean Ambrose, Alexia Bliss, Becky Lynch, the MIZ and many more! Tickets start at just $15.00.

Harlem Globetrotters

The Original Harlem Globetrotters are preparing for their action packed 2017 World Tour! A star-studded roster will have fans on the edge of their seats to witness the ball handling wizardry, basketball artistry and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that thrills fans of all ages. New this season, the Globetrotters will debut basketball’s first 4-point line. The 4-point line will be located 30 feet from the basket – 6 feet, 3 inches beyond the top of the NBA’s current 3-point line. Join Globetrotter stars after the game where they will stay for an autograph, photograph and high five session for fans (subject to availability). Admission: $15 - $67.50

Mountain Stage with Larry Groce

Featuring Margo Price, Solas, Dead Man Winter, The Company Stores, and Jonny Fritz

48th Annual WV Outdoor Sports Show

Come see the newest inventory of RVs, boats, and ATVs. Explore the new outdoor adventure zones for travel destinations, golfing, fly fishing, kayaking, biking, and much more. New! MedExpress Adventure Challenge Passport: Visit Adventure Challenge Stations including catch-and-release trout pond, disc golf, archery tag, first tee golf range and Cute Critter Duck Pond. Admission $7; free to children 12 and under.

48th Annual WV Outdoor Sports Show

Come see the newest inventory in RVs, boats, and ATVs. Explore the new outdoor adventure zones for travel destinations, golfing, fly fishing, kayaking, biking, and much more. New! MedExpress Adventure Challenge Passport: visit Adventure Challenge stations including catch-and-release trout pond, disc golf, archery tag, first tee golf range and the Cute Critter Duck Pond. Cost $7; free to children 12 and under.

Gaither Christmas Homecoming

Gaither Christmas Homecoming 2016 The Award Winning Gaither Vocal band Featuring multi-grammy winner Bill Gaither with Wes Hampton, David Phelps, Adam Crabb and Todd Suttles With Special Guests Mark Lowry, Charlotte Ritchie, Gene McDonald, The Issacs, Buddy Green, The Martins, Jeff Taylor, Kevin Williams, Matthew Holt, Greg Ritchie and Kevin Moore.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra – The Ghosts of Christmas Eve

Paul O'Neill launched a project in 1996 that over the past 20 years has become a critically-acclaimed, multi-platinum, musical powerhouse: Trans-Siberian Orchestra. The progressive rock group's record-setting "rock theater" tours sell out venues year after year and have cemented TSO's status as a must-attend, multi-generational, holiday tradition. Now, TSO's creator/lyricist/composer O'Neill is proud to announce that in its Platinum anniversary year, the group is bringing back its treasured tale, "The Ghosts of Christmas Eve," to 61 cities across North America beginning on November 17th and concluding, after 105 shows, with special New Year's Eve performances in Seattle and Cleveland (see below for a full itinerary). TSO's Winter Tour 2016 is presented nationally by the Hallmark Channel.

Sesame Street Live

Join the Sesame Street family for a night of fun in their quest to making a new friend!

Capital City Art and Craft Show

Nearly 160 creative artisans display treasures from traditional to contemporary for sale including jewelry, pottery, photography, fine arts, stone and metal sculpture. For many customers it’s an annual ritual to spend a day here, seeing their favorite exhibitors and meeting new ones, buying new works including gifts for the approaching holiday season. The show will feature artisans from seven states. The Country Kitchen will be offering delicious fall favorites and vendors will provide specialty food items.

3rd Annual Minority Business Expo

The 3rd Annual Minority Business Expo brought to you by the Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs is scheduled for Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at the Charleston Civic Center from 10 a.m.-6: p.m. BrickStreet Insurance, Department of Energy’s Minorities in Energy Program, Mylan, Toyota and WV Bureau of Senior Services are this year’s sponsors. This event is free! Join us by registering at Registered attendees will receive a ticket to attend the Keynote Luncheon. No on-site registration. Registration closes October 12, 2016. For additional information call 304-558-3179.

Capital Classic Volleyball Tournament

The Capital Classic will kick off on Friday, Sept. 2. The WVU-Marshall match up at 7:30 p.m. that day will highlight the event as the Mountaineers look to defend the Golden Ball Trophy after winning a five-set thriller in Morgantown in 2015. The full tournament schedule can be found below. Friday, Sept. 2: West Virginia vs. Indiana State 10 a.m. Marshall vs. Morehead State 12:30 p.m. Morehead State vs. Indiana State 5 p.m. West Virginia vs. Marshall 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3: West Virginia vs. Morehead State 10 a.m. Marshall vs. Indiana State 1 p.m.

Inside the Huddle with Tony Caridi

Spend an evening with Tony Caridi in a tailgate/game day atmosphere. Get amped up for the 2016 Football Season.