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With exciting and unique offerings around every corner, Downtown Charleston ArtWalk celebrates the arts on the third Thursday each month

ArtWalk

The Charleston Area Alliance’s Downtown Charleston programs and events are setting the stage for this year’s holiday season – starting

West Virginia State Grappling Championships

Part of SportsFest. Open To ALL competitors from any gym or state. Adult, Masters, & Children’s Gi & No Gi Divisions. On Saturday, August 18th, 2018 Charleston, West Virginia will, once again, host the official state Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Submission Wrestling State Championships as part of the “West Virginia Games.” The WV Games is a huge event that takes place on Magic Island, which is located on the Kanawha River in the capital of West Virginia and offers a scenic backdrop to a flurry of athletic competitions and events. This is a family friendly event and we encourage all of our competitors to bring their friends and families so they can enjoy all of the other events and activities during the tournament.

SportsFest

Pro Watercross returns to Charleston in 2018. Events will include the Watercross National Tour and special events, Hydroflight Open Tour, as well the introduction of a new concept in racing — Stand-Up Paddleboard (SUP) Closed Course Racing. Pro Watercross SATURDAY, AUGUST 18, 2018 9:15 AM: Practice begins; riders are familiarized with the race. 10:30 AML Amateur racing begins. 12:00 PM: Event prayer, national anthem is played and racing begins. 12:15 PM: Pro and Junior Racing and CBS Sports filming begins. 4:00 PM: Amateur racing continues... SUNDAY, AUGUST 19, 2018 8:15 AM: Roll call for Mandatory riders meeting. 8:30 AM: Mandatory riders meeting and safety briefing. Devotional: Immediately following rider's meeting. 9:00 AM: Event prayer, national anthem is played and racing begins. Amateur racing continues. 1 hour post racing: 2018 National Champions and National Tour Champions are crowned. http://prowatercross.com/charleston/ EVP Rocks the River at Magic Island August 18-19 9-5 http://www.evptour.com/ev_event.cfm?e=732 Charlie West Slalom Skateboarding IV August 18 Begins at 10am - 2 https://www.facebook.com/events/647303475630646/?ti The West Virginia Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Submission Wrestling State Championships • Date: Saturday, August 18, 2018 • Time: Adult Tournament 11am, Referee Meeting at 10am, Competitor Rules meeting at 10:30am. Kids will start at 10am http://www.wvgrapplingopen.com/official-state-gi-no-gi-championship-sportsfest-2018/ SupXross at Sportsfest! Sunday, August 19th from 8 to 9am http://prowatercross.com/sup-tour/ 2018 YMCA River Swim https://www.facebook.com/events/218601105536224/?ti=icl August 18 7:15 am

Thurmond Family Triathlon

Beginner friendly family triathlon held in the heart of the New River gorge. Make memories with your family as you bike, paddle, and run.

WV State Water Festival

The West Virginia State Water Festival is a 9 day event in the Historic town of Hinton. Events include but are not limited to: pretty baby contest, dog show, car show, quilt show, arts and crafts events, fishing contest, charity walk, fireman's parade, grand parade, Little Miss Mermaid event, Coronation of the Queen, rubber ducky race, street dance and more! For more information on the Water Festival visit their website at: wvstatewaterfestival.wix.com

Wheeling Symphony Orchestra at the Clarksburg Amphitheater

Celebrate Independence Day with a riveting performance from the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra, followed immediately by a fireworks show! This event is FREE and will begin at 7:30 p.m. For more information, please contact the City Parks of Clarksburg at 304-624-1655.

Cole Chevy Mountain Festival

One of Mercer County's most popular events. For more than 30 years, the Mountain Festival has provided carnival rides, a lumberjack contest, petting zoo, traditional carnival food, vendors, entertainment, music and much more.

Marshall University Baseball

Collegiate baseball comes to Charleston when the Marshall University Thundering Herd takes on UAB at Appalachian Power Park. March 16,17, and 18.

WV Symphony presents Home for the Holidays

West Virginia Symphony Orchestra presents their annual "Home for the Holidays" concert at the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences.

Holiday Open House in White Sulphur Springs

Main Street White Sulphur Springs will light up the village for the town’s annual Holiday Open House. Downtown businesses featuring gift items, holiday décor, food, home accessories and more will be open and offering refreshments. Ice sculpting by The Greenbrier, a parade through town, a trolley for the kids and a chance to visit the big guy himself (that's Santa, of course) are part of the festivities.

A Handmade Christmas in Shepherdstown

Second annual free event at Town Run Brewing Co. in historic Shepherdstown, featuring holiday gifts from 18 local artists and artisans, free chair massages by Replenish Wellness, food and drink, family friendly event.

ArtWalk

Typically held the third Thursday of each month, participating shops and organizations extend their hours for browsing, shopping and mingling. Attendees can stroll along at their own pace, dip in and out of stores and stop off along the way for a bite to eat at a downtown restaurant. This well-loved family-friendly event takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. and attracts art aficionados as well as folks who just want to get out and try something new. For more information, visit www.artwalkcwv.com.

Cass Halloween Train

Come out in full costume to enjoy this family friendly ride this Halloween season! Live music and a hot dog roast will take place at Whittaker Station with fun and candy for all.

Art After Dark

Recurring after-party following the City of Charleston's ArtWalk.

ArtWalk

Typically held the third Thursday of each month, participating shops and organizations extend their hours for browsing, shopping and mingling. Attendees can stroll along at their own pace, dip in and out of stores and stop off along the way for a bite to eat at a downtown restaurant. This well-loved family-friendly event takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. and attracts art aficionados as well as folks who just want to get out and try something new. For more information, visit www.artwalkcwv.com.

“Ticket To Nashville” – The Musical

A new musical featuring your favorite classic country songs! 9/22 - 6pm 9/23 - 7pm 9/24 - 3pm

Wheeling Symphony Orchestra presents “Blockbuster Broadway”

André Raphel, conductor Scott Coulter, vocalist/host Jessica Hendy, vocalist Kelli Rabke, vocalist John Boswell, vocalist/pianist The Wheeling Symphony begins its 88th Anniversary Season with an evening of Broadway’s timeless hits. Come hear the WSO perform the music from “Wicked,” “The Phantom of the Opera,” “Annie,” “Jersey Boys,” “The Sound of Music,” “Chicago,” “CATS,” “The Lion King,” “A Chorus Line” and more! Some of New York’s top vocalists join the WSO in this ultimate show tune extravaganza. The perfect opening night concert!

ArtWalk

Typically held the third Thursday of each month, participating shops and organizations extend their hours for browsing, shopping and mingling. Attendees can stroll along at their own pace, dip in and out of stores and stop off along the way for a bite to eat at a downtown restaurant. This well-loved family-friendly event takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. and attracts art aficionados as well as folks who just want to get out and try something new. For more information, visit www.artwalkcwv.com.

Birds of Prey – Wings of Wonder

Three Rivers Avian Center (TRAC) will present "Birds of Prey - Wings of Wonder" program at 1:00pm at the swimming pool building. Feature live raptors, attendees will see birds up close and learn about habits and habitats of these magnificent creatures. The program is open to the public at no charge and lasts about one hour with time for questions and answers. Free to attend. More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1842676562659514??ti=ia

John McCalister Productions presents Sandi Patty

See Sandi Patty perform classic Christian favorites. For tickets, visit http://www.theclaycenter.org.

ArtWalk

Typically held the third Thursday of each month, participating shops and organizations extend their hours for browsing, shopping and mingling. Attendees can stroll along at their own pace, dip in and out of stores and stop off along the way for a bite to eat at a downtown restaurant. This well-loved family-friendly event takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. and attracts art aficionados as well as folks who just want to get out and try something new. For more information, visit www.artwalkcwv.com.

Multifest

Multifest has celebrated diversity in Charleston for 28 years. This year's event includes confirmed guests the Bob Thompson Band, MLK Mass Choir, and national recording artist NEXT.

National Night Out

National Night Out with Law Enforcement. Free food, family fun and more! Sponsored by: The City of Wheeling In case of inclement weather, the above concerts may be held in the Skating Rink area of the White Palace. No smoking. No alcohol. For additional information, visit Facebook.com/wheelingwv or call the City of Wheeling at 304.234.3838 or 304.234.3617.

Fayettevilles Merchant Mix & Match

Enjoy a stroll around Historic Downtown Fayetteville as our locally owned shops and restaurants pair up together for this special event! Restaurants will be teaming up with shops giving out free samples. There will be live music, karaoke, activities, displays, special offers, and lots of fun things going on throughout the event. There will also be artists and performers set up throughout town.

69th Annual Marshall County Fair

The 69th annual Marshall County Fair will be held from July 23-29, 2017. The event will take place on the fairgrounds located on Eastern Twelfth Street in Moundsville, WV. The fair features something for everyone—truck pulls, fair pageants, livestock shows, carnival rides, stage entertainment, and much more! Our one price admission allows for family entertainment at an affordable price. When you are planning your summer fun, remember you don’t have to go far from home for a good time—Join Us at the Marshall County Fair! General Admission Pricing Sunday admission $5–Gates open at noon. A $9.00 general admission price is in effect Monday through Saturday. General admission pricing entitles attendees to all events on the grounds for this one low price! This includes stage entertainment, grandstand events, carnival rides, horse and livestock shows. Please note: Carnival rides will begin on Tuesday. Weekly Passes Livestock exhibitors may purchase weekly passes (Monday-Saturday) for $40 when completing livestock entry forms. Weekly passes (Monday-Saturday) will be sold to the public for $40 at the fair office during the week preceding the fair.

ArtWalk

Typically held the third Thursday of each month, participating shops and organizations extend their hours for browsing, shopping and mingling. Attendees can stroll along at their own pace, dip in and out of stores and stop off along the way for a bite to eat at a downtown restaurant. This well-loved family-friendly event takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. and attracts art aficionados as well as folks who just want to get out and try something new. For more information, visit www.artwalkcwv.com.

Family Day Camps

Enjoy the week of July 4th with the whole family! Tackle a new topic each day to explore the worlds of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. General Admission for adults and children: $5

ArtWalk

Typically held the third Thursday of each month, participating shops and organizations extend their hours for browsing, shopping and mingling. Attendees can stroll along at their own pace, dip in and out of stores and stop off along the way for a bite to eat at a downtown restaurant. This well-loved family-friendly event takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. and attracts art aficionados as well as folks who just want to get out and try something new. For more information, visit www.artwalkcwv.com.

Wings & Wheels Festival

Annual festival held at the Mercer County Airport. Plane rides for kids, vendors, raffles and a Car Show. Free Admission.

WV Dandelion Festival

Downtown White Sulphur Springs welcomes the beginning of summer by honoring the ubiquitous dandelion. Enjoy a weekend of events and activities -- parade, children’s play area, arts & crafts, 5K and fireworks.

Morgantown Family Dance and Square Dance

May Square Dance with Squeezhammer & Bow from Pittsburgh, PA! Last chance before the end of the season :) Come early for the family dance! A great chance for families with younger members to come dance before bedtime :) 6:00 Potluck and Playtime! Family dance to oldtime music 6:45-7:45. Regular Square Dance at 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm, Refreshments will be served! Beginners and singles welcome! No Experience necessary! Dance: $5/adults, $3/students, $10/Family admission

Barboursville Buckle Series

H&H Ranch and Rodeo is bringing the show on the road for the first rodeo since 1999 to be held at the Barboursville Park. This is a 5 month Buckle Series on the national circuit where riders will compete for cash and the buckle. The Barboursville Buckle Series is sponsored by Cabell Huntington Hospital and events included will be bull riding, team roping, steer riding, barrel racing, calf roping, steer wrestling, cowgirl break away, and mutton busting. A pig roast will be set up and food available for purchasing at each event as well as beverages of all sorts. Admission is free for children 5 and under. $5 for ages 6-16 and $10 for adults. This event will happen rain or shine and you are going to want to come early to get a great spot! Parking will be available at the soccer field and tractor rides available for getting to the ring. Hope to see everyone there for this exciting event!

Russian National Ballet Theater Presents Cinderella

With Russia’s finest dancers, Prokofiev’s exuberant music, sumptuous costumes, lush scenery, and comical stepsisters, this performance is a treat for audiences of all ages. The classic fairy tale tells of the virtuous and mistreated servant girl who is magically transformed by her fairy godmother allowing her to attend the grand royal ball. She captures the heart of the handsome prince, but dashes off at the stroke of midnight, leaving only her glass slipper behind.

The Wheeling Jamboree 84th Anniversary

The Wheeling Jamboree has been presented at over 20 different Venues in the greater Wheeling area since it’s inception back in 1933 and the landmark Capitol Theatre is its most widely recognized. On April 15th a Jamboree show is timed to Celebrate the 84th Anniversary of its “first run” at the Capitol along with the shows “Patriarch”, Country Music Veteran Darnell Miller who Celebrates 50 years as a member of the Jamboree this year. A variety of Jamboree Artist Members are appearing on this special event. Performers will include members of the Wheeling Park High School Bluegrass Band along with other special entertainers. The show will be broadcast live on the new radio home of the Wheeling Jamboree WWOV 101.1 FM in Wheeling. Performer's set to appear: Darnell Miller Kelsie May Isaac Cole Shana Smith Steve Smith Miller – Smith – Mazure Hawkshaw Hawkins Jr. Jim Wilson Chris Day Wheeling Park Blue Grass Band

Morgantown Square Dance with Lou Mauri and Diddly Squat Band

Lou Mauri calling to Diddly Squat Band from Morgantown! Refreshments will be served! Beginners and singles welcome! No Experience necessary! $5/adults, $3/students, $10/Family admission.

Wheeling Nailers vs. Reading Royals

Gameday Promotions: Pups 'n Pucks & Family Funday. Bring your dog to the game, Wiener Dog Races, All kids tickets are $6, Post Game Skate with the Team (all players).

RHYTHM IN THE NIGHT – THE IRISH DANCE SPECTACULAR

Experience the Irish dance phenomenon that is sweeping the country, Rhythm in the Night, The Irish Dance Spectacular, as it returns this Spring for ‘The Celebration Tour’! Named ‘The Celebration Tour’ for achieving a multi-sellout and record-setting 2016 Spring Tour, along with becoming the fastest growing Irish dance show in the country, returns the Irish dance spectacular for its fourth consecutive U.S tour that critics and audiences alike have been raving about. Rhythm in the Night, The Irish Dance Spectacular is an epic journey derived from a tale of good versus evil with a storyline that will capture the imagination of everyone in the family and transport them to a mystical time and place of heroes and redemption. The battle scenes transcend the struggle of dark versus light as lightning fast rhythms and a thunderous world-class dance troupe display Irish dance like never before seen. Adding to the drama and excitement of the production, Rhythm in the Night features an original soundtrack that delivers an orchestral atmosphere of epic proportions. Rhythm in the Night turns an age-old art form into an exciting Irish dance spectacular the whole family can enjoy!

Egg-cellent Easter Extravaganza

Most people know the rhyme by Beatrix Potter: “Here comes Peter Cottontail, Hoppin’ down the bunny trail, Hippity, hoppity, hippity, hoppity, Easter’s on its way…” This year, we have decided that everyone one should have a chance to “hop down a bunny trail.” Join us for games and activities scattered around the park in a path that the bunny just might have taken once upon a time. Due to mixed reviews from our event last year, there will be no formal egg hunt, but it is not entirely out of the question that the bunny could have dropped some here or there. This event is not a race, but meant to be more of a walk with occasional challenges where participants could sometimes earn candy or a small toy. Feel free to bring a basket and a camera as we have it on good authority that the Bunny might make an appearance. Stop by any time during the event to participate. Being “on-time” is not required. https://www.facebook.com/events/267312993698361/

The 6th Annual Wheeling Polka Festival

Location: Oglebay Park - Glessner Auditorium at Wilson Lodge ENTERTAINMENT: FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017 Kick Off Party: 8pm – 12am Lenny Gomulka & Chicago Push SATURDAY, MARCH 25, 2017 10am–12pm: Rise-N-Shine Party with DJ – Michael Biela 3pm–12am Henny & the Versa J’s, The John Gora Band, The Boys SUNDAY, MARCH 26, 2017 10am: Catholic Mass 12–6pm Stephanie “America’s Polka Sweetheart” Lenny Gomulka & Chicago Push ADMISSION: 3 Day Pass: $40 Daily Tickets: Friday: $12, Saturday: $17, Sunday: $16 Food and Beverage Available (Please note: NO OUTSIDE FOOD OR BEVERAGE permitted in Wilson Lodge public areas)

The Shriner’s Circus

Show Times: 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Producer Jody Jordan and The Osiris Shriners have gathered a superb collection of artists and animals from around the world that are sure to amuse and thrill at the same time with aerialists, acrobats, rare, white tigers, and of course, funny clowns. In addition to that the show will include our amazing circus elephants, "The Gentle Giants". You won't want to miss all of the excitement.

Morgantown Square Dance with Tony Minney and the Allegheny Hellbenders

Tony Minney will be calling to the Allegheny Hellbenders . Morgantown Square Dance Saturday March 11, 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm. Refreshments will be served! Beginners and singles welcome! No Experience necessary! Dance: $5/adults, $3/students, $10/Family admission.

Friday Family Walk

Join WVBG Education Director Erin Smaldone on the second Friday of each month for a short story followed by a walk around the Garden. This easy, casual walk is a great way for children and their caretakers to get outside and enjoy nature and the company of others. The trail will accommodate “off road” strollers. This is an all ages event and it is free to register at www.wvbg.org. * Registration is required for workshops at least one week prior to the workshop. Registration for free programs is required by the Friday prior to the program. All activities take place at the West Virginia Botanic Garden, 1061 Tyrone Rd., Morgantown, WV 26508 unless otherwise noted. Walks and presentations will last 1.5-2hrs. Please refrain from bringing your pet to activities. Contact us at 304-322-2093 or [email protected] if you have any questions.