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Fayetteville’s Merchant Mix & Match

Looking for something fun to do? Come check out Fayetteville’s Merchant Mix and Match! The Fayetteville Merchants are hosting this event from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the last Thursday of every month. Come take a stroll around downtown Fayetteville as your favorite locally owned shops and restaurants pair up for this fun event. You will find restaurants giving out free samples in your favorite shops and shops set up at restaurants. Enjoy live music and fun activities throughout town during the event. This event will give you a chance to see what makes Fayetteville so unique. Stop by the Fayetteville Convention & Visitors Bureau for information and join us for a kids craft hosted by the Fayetteville Arts Coalition. Join in on some Karaoke fun while sampling fresh juice from the Raw & Juicy Bar.

Waterfront Wednesdays – Jeff Jimerson & Airborne

Enjoy a night of free, live music on the riverfront at Wheeling Heritage Port! Sponsored by: JPMorgan Chase, City of Wheeling. In case of inclement weather, concert may be moved to WesBanco Arena or rescheduled. No smoking. No pets. Folding chairs permitted in the grassy areas only. For additional information, visit facebook.com/wheelingwv or call the City of Wheeling at 304.234.3838 or 304.234.3617.

“The Wizard of Oz”

A tornado whisks young Kansas native Dorothy and her dog Toto away to the magical land of Oz, where they befriend a Scarecrow, a Tin Man and a Cowardly Lion on their journey to confront the Wicked Witch of the West and visit the wonderful Wizard of Oz. 1939, Rated G For the first time in nearly three decades, movies have returned to Wheeling's historic 1928 Capitol Theatre! See classic movies on the big screen, plus enjoy special themed nights, pre and post show events, creative concessions & more. For upcoming tickets & showtimes, visit CapitolTheatreWheeling.com.

GVT Presents: The Marvelous Wonderettes: Dream On

In this blast from the past, four young girls say goodbye with great style to a beloved teacher through 60s and 70s music. With classic favorites like “Downtown,” “Build Me Up, Buttercup” and “We are Family,” this musical is sure to keep your toes tappin’ and your hands clappin’ all night long!

Weary Space Wanderer

Weary Space Wanderer is spreading improvisational, Appalachian-jam over the made-from-scratch material of singer-songwriter Kevin Hamric. Taking the stories built on an acoustic guitar and shaping them into mind-bending trips of Americana and roots-rock exploration, Weary Space Wanderer is nothing short of an eclectic ride into what modern mountain music can be. Tickets are $5, kids 6 and under get in free.

Downtown Streetfest

Head down to Capitol Street for the Downtown Streetfest block party Saturday, Aug. 26. Meet up with friends and family between 4:30 and 9 p.m. for live music, food and drinks, kid's activities, pop-up shops and much more. Grab a bite to eat at your favorite downtown establishments and listen to some live music. The event coincides with the Kanawha River Navy annual Funeral Parade. The parade will kickoff at 5 p.m. on the corner of Kanawha Boulevard and Capitol Street and parade through to Downtown Streetfest. Downtown Streetfest is sponsored by City National Bank, along with sponsorship support from the Charleston Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Kanawha County Public Library and Tony the Tailor. Downtown Streetfest block parties are also scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 26 and Saturday, Sept. 23.

All-Day Trip to Petersburg – Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad

Your journey begins at Wappocomo Station, situated next to a charming homestead and a sprawling view of the mountains. Enjoy the sounds of vintage diesels as they lead you through beautiful pastures and farms dating back to the 1700s. As you wind along the South Branch of the Potomac River, you’ll enter a visually-striking gorge known as The Trough. One of the most scenic spots along the South Branch, The Trough is home to American bald eagles. Train departs at 10 a.m.; takes 3 hours to get to Petersburg, where you'll have a layover of about 2 hours; then return to Romney at 6 p.m. Total trip is 8 hours.

High Street Cruise In

Experience a cruise in the way it was meant to be! Show off your favorite vehicle on High Street in downtown Morgantown. High Street will be lined with classic and custom cars and trucks so you can get a good look at all the cool cruisers. It’s the perfect location for a cruise in the way they used to be. Stroll up and down the street admiring the cars, have a bite to eat at one of the many great restaurants, and browse specialty shops carrying unique and local products you can’t buy just anywhere. Join us in one of the great American pastimes that people have been enjoying for decades. Cruise on down to the High Street Cruise In!

Live on the Levee

Headliner: TUSK: The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute TUSK covers all the great hits of Fleetwood Mac, which has featured the talents of Mick Fleetwood, Christine and John McVie, Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks and others over the years. The five seasoned, well-respected musicians comprising TUSK have been making music together in various combinations and styles, in original outfits and in cover bands, for over twenty-five years. It seemed only fitting that they should come together to form the Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute, and pay homage to a group that dominated the charts during the band members’ formative years. Authentic-sounding and always respectful, TUSK leaves no stone unturned in replicating the sounds of one of the world’s best-loved, top-selling bands. Opener: Tim Browning and the Widowmakers Tim Browning and the Widowmakers hail from the deep dark hills of Appalachia. Fusing together the dark folk/country roots of Johnny Cash with the harmonised guitar-lines of Gorham and Robertson (Thin Lizzy), they weave tales of back alley justice and crimes of passion in a world that has moved on.

Riverfront Park Summer Concert Series

Riverfront Park Summer Concert Series are held on the Second and Fourth Fridays of the month. Concessions open at 5:30 p.m.; Concert starts at 7 p.m. **Bring your own chairs**

“Caddyshack”

A cash-strapped teen spends a summer working at a ritzy country club in the hopes of earning a caddy scholarship. In order to succeed, he must first win the favor of the elitist Judge Smails, then the caddy golf tournament which the good judge sponsors. 1980, Rated R For the first time in nearly three decades, movies have returned to Wheeling's historic 1928 Capitol Theatre! See classic movies on the big screen, plus enjoy special themed nights, pre and post show events, creative concessions & more. For upcoming tickets & showtimes, visit CapitolTheatreWheeling.com.

Waterfront Wednesdays – Hoard and Jones

Enjoy a night of free, live music on the riverfront at Wheeling Heritage Port! Sponsored by: JPMorgan Chase, City of Wheeling. In case of inclement weather, concert may be moved to WesBanco Arena or rescheduled. No smoking. No pets. Folding chairs permitted in the grassy areas only. For additional information, visit facebook.com/wheelingwv or call the City of Wheeling at 304.234.3838 or 304.234.3617.

Shinnston Frontier Days

Shinnston's annual Frontier Days Festival pays homage to the city's founding, as it originally began as a celebration of the city's centennial. The four-day event features carnival rides and food, musical entertainment, a professional wrestling show, two parades, and more.

Partial Solar Eclipse with the SMART Center

The SMART Center will host a Star Watch on Monday, August 21st from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the Zip Line Base Camp. View the Partial Solar Eclipse and the constellations with the new 16” telescope. If you would like to schedule a private session or school trip with the Observatory please contact Robert and Libby Strong of the SMART Center at (304)-233-4667.nd

Night Time Zip Line Rides

Join Grand Vue Park for an evening of Aerial Adventure! Night time zip line rides are available on Saturday, August 19th starting at 9:00 p.m. Treat your family or group to the ride of a lifetime!

Square Dance

Come out and join us for some good music, square dancing, and a great time!

Western Ave String Band

“Western Ave.” plays a huge variety of genres from Old time traditional Bluegrass, Fiddle tunes (some even jamming into the Grateful Dead) plus a large number of original tunes written and arranged specifically for our group. They focus on dynamic leads, three part harmonies (especially in the bluegrass numbers) and are seasoned veteran musicians. Tickets are $5, kids 6 and under get in free.

Italiano! Italian Festival

A celebration of West Virginia's Italian-American heritage, the festival will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 19 on 4th Avenue between 8th and 10th streets.We will honor this rich heritage and the many Italian Americans that contribute to our local community to this day. Our celebration will focus on all things Italian—food, music, colors, FUN Returning to downtown Huntington in a flurry of red, white and green, the festival will be punctuated by the tastes of the area's Italian cuisine, live music, street performers and children's activities. For more information. please call (304) 523-6029.

Live on the Levee

Headliner: Ashton Shepherd A gifted country songwriter and singer, Ashton Shepherd was born August 16, 1986, in Coffeeville, Alabama. She reportedly began singing as soon as she could talk and began writing song lyrics in notebooks when she was only five or six years old. Shepherd entered her first country showdown when she was eight, singing Patsy Cline songs, and was soon performing regularly at local fairs, benefits, and community events. She picked up the guitar when she was 15 and that same year her parents helped finance a self-released CD, which Shepherd sold at her shows. In 2006 she won a talent contest in Gilbertown, Alabama, for which the prize was an opening slot at a Lorrie Morgan concert. Spotted by a Nashville producer at the Morgan show, Shepherd was invited to Nashville to record, and soon signed with MCA Nashville, beginning work on an album, Sounds So Good, with veteran producer Buddy Cannon later that same year. A debut single from the project, the impressive "Takin' Off This Pain," hit the airwaves in September of 2007, and the Sounds So Good album was released in 2008. Sounds So Good peaked at a reputable 16 on the country charts and for her next album, 2011's Where Country Grows, she streamlined her Americana sound slightly and the record peaked at 11 on the country charts. ~ Steve Leggett, Rovi Opener: Seth Bunting At a young age, Seth Bunting found a passion for singing. He was raised in Boone County, West Virginia where he was surrounded by gospel, country, and pop. Throughout the years Seth sang as often as possible, finding a stage and an audience for anyone who would listen. He was first involved in musicals with his local theater groups, then grew to actively singing in churches, performing in dance classes and competitions. It was at one of these competitions that Seth was discovered by a talent scout for BCE (Bobby Cyrus Entertainment). It was then Seth was able to continue his passion further by writing, recording, and performing his upcoming album. His latest single, “That's What I'm Talking' 'Bout” marks his debut to the country music world. The song is an up-tempo melodic country song that displays Seth’s vocal talent. The song was born when he was connected with Corey Barker and Anita Cox to co-write. After months on months of atrist development and over 20 songs written together, they realized through all the new material that an album would be born. The team headed to the Kent Wells Studio in Franklin, Tennessee and began recording. “That's What I'm Talkin' 'Bout” stood out among all of the other songs and caught on with his fans. The single debuted on August 19, 2016. Seth has since relocated from West Virginia to Nashville, Tennessee where he is busy co-writing, traveling, and collaborating with local musicians while we wait the release of his newest tracks.

Waterfront Wednesdays – Artists On Call

Enjoy a night of free, live music on the riverfront at Wheeling Heritage Port! Sponsored by: JPMorgan Chase, City of Wheeling. In case of inclement weather, concert may be moved to WesBanco Arena or rescheduled. No smoking. No pets. Folding chairs permitted in the grassy areas only. For additional information, visit facebook.com/wheelingwv or call the City of Wheeling at 304.234.3838 or 304.234.3617.

“The Little Mermaid”

A young mermaid strikes a deal with a sea witch to become human in order to land the man of her dreams, even though her father has forbidden her to swim to the surface 1989, Rated G For the first time in nearly three decades, movies have returned to Wheeling's historic 1928 Capitol Theatre! See classic movies on the big screen, plus enjoy special themed nights, pre and post show events, creative concessions & more. For upcoming tickets & showtimes, visit CapitolTheatreWheeling.com.

Barboursville Buckle Series

This is the fourth of five rodeos at the Barboursville Park. Children 5 and up are free; Ages 6-16 are $5; and adults are $10.

The Plate Scrapers

As classic as cast iron, as space-age as a flying car — The Plate Scrapers are serving up their own flavor of bluegrass by way of a winding wormhole through folk, jazz, and heavy metal dimensions. So grab yourself a thick slice of nostalgia, slap on a side of mind-bending originality, and top it off with some piping-hit pickin’, and let this hungry bunch “take you out of this atmosphere.” Tickets are $5, kids 6 and under get in free.

Live on the Levee

Headliner: Stark Raven Opener: The Band Wagon

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. All ages. Free. Register online 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 info@wvbg.org if you have any questions.

“The Blues Brothers”

The Blues Brothers is a 1980 American musical crime comedy film directed by John Landis. It stars John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd as “Joliet” Jake and Elwood Blues, characters developed from “The Blues Brothers” musical sketch on the NBC variety series Saturday Night Live. 1980, Rated R For the first time in nearly three decades, movies have returned to Wheeling's historic 1928 Capitol Theatre! See classic movies on the big screen, plus enjoy special themed nights, pre and post show events, creative concessions & more. For upcoming tickets & showtimes, visit CapitolTheatreWheeling.com.

Waterfront Wednesdays – Rumors

Enjoy a night of free, live music on the riverfront at Wheeling Heritage Port! Sponsored by: JPMorgan Chase, City of Wheeling. In case of inclement weather, concert may be moved to WesBanco Arena or rescheduled. No smoking. No pets. Folding chairs permitted in the grassy areas only. For additional information, visit facebook.com/wheelingwv or call the City of Wheeling at 304.234.3838 or 304.234.3617.

Mason County Fair

Fun for the whole family! Exhibits, livestock shows, pageants, contests, live entertainment, motocross races, tractor/truck pulls, carnival rides and much more. Discount Day. Senior Citizen Day on Tuesday. General admission and season pass tickets available, carnival rides are an additional fee.

WVU Mountaineer Family Camp

Mountaineer families are one of a kind, so their camps should be too. The kids can bounce from one activity to the next while their WVU alumni parents partake in some adventuring of their own. Because, after all, the family that bikes, hikes, swims, eats and adventures together, selfies together.

The Boatmen

The Boatmen are from the heart of West Virginia. With diverse instrumentation and the right blend of soaring harmony over top of Americana anthems, they have created a niche all their own. Into their third year and second album, the group has continually expanded its horizons through a non-stop tour schedule and constant support from their close knit fanbase. Come out to see this group which is easily viewed as bluegrass, rock-grass or a new-grass outfit; The Boatmen fall better into Americana Soulgrass. We will also have the local food vendor Street Meatz out selling dinner options! Come out and enjoy summer! Tickets will be $5, children 6 and under get in free.

Wild West Durbin Rocket

It’s a Shoot ‘em Up Adventure in the mountains for young and old alike! Take this opportunity to ride steam driven Heisler No. 6 in Durbin with a cast of Western characters who take over the weekend.

Blenko Festival of Glass

A selection of classes are offered for all ages within the factory. During this event, visitors will have the rare opportunity to view our skilled artisans at work as well as be able to participate in a variety of classes related to the glass making process. From hot glass to crafts with wood, glass and glue for youngsters, special prices, tours, signing event and family activities. Family fun. Classes fill quickly. Complimentary annual commemorative medallions will be given to attendees. For a full schedule of events please visit www.blenko.com or to register please call 877-425-3656.

WV’s Largest Yard Sale

Each August thousands of people browse WV’s Largest Yard Sale to fulfill their favorite summer pastime. Join us as we welcome visitors in search of amazing bargains while they enjoy Small Town Charm! Past years of WV's Largest Yard Sale have seen hundreds of yard sales lining the streets of Buckhannon and Weston and spread throughout Upshur & Lewis Counties. All yard sales are within a 1 hour driving radius, so plan to spend some time enjoying our historic towns and beautiful scenery!

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.

Waterfront Wednesdays – 1170 Band

Enjoy a night of free, live music on the riverfront at Wheeling Heritage Port! Sponsored by: JPMorgan Chase, City of Wheeling. In case of inclement weather, concert may be moved to WesBanco Arena or rescheduled. No smoking. No pets. Folding chairs permitted in the grassy areas only. For additional information, visit facebook.com/wheelingwv or call the City of Wheeling at 304.234.3838 or 304.234.3617.

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.

“Mary Poppins”

Julie Andrews made her Oscar-winning film debut as the “practically perfect” Mary Poppins, a magical nanny who enlightens the lives of everyone she meets while caring for a stiff banker’s two children in London in the early 1900s. 1964, Rated G For the first time in nearly three decades, movies have returned to Wheeling's historic 1928 Capitol Theatre! See classic movies on the big screen, plus enjoy special themed nights, pre and post show events, creative concessions & more. For upcoming tickets & showtimes, visit CapitolTheatreWheeling.com.

Jesse Shepherd and Friends

Join us as we celebrate our 80th year of service to the local community! Established in 1937 as a kids camp, come back to recreate past camp lessons, and exchange stories of happenings long ago. Mr. Jesse Shepherd will be wrapping up the evening with a show from 5:30-7:30p with bluegrass music, camp stories, and camp songs.

All-Day Trip to Petersburg – Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad

Your journey begins at Wappocomo Station, situated next to a charming homestead and a sprawling view of the mountains. Enjoy the sounds of vintage diesels as they lead you through beautiful pastures and farms dating back to the 1700s. As you wind along the South Branch of the Potomac River, you’ll enter a visually-striking gorge known as The Trough. One of the most scenic spots along the South Branch, The Trough is home to American bald eagles. Train departs at 10 a.m.; takes 3 hours to get to Petersburg, where you'll have a layover of about 2 hours; then return to Romney at 6 p.m. Total trip is 8 hours.

Charleston Light Opera Guild presents “Anything Goes”

The S. S. American is sailing between New York and England with a comically colorful assemblage of passengers: Reno Sweeney, a popular nightclub singer and former evangelist, her pal Billy Crocker, a lovelorn Wall Street broker who has come aboard to try to win the favor of his beloved Hope Harcourt, who is engaged to another passenger, Sir Evelyn Oakleigh, and a second-rate conman named Moonface Martin, aka "Public Enemy #13." Song, dance and farcical antics ensue as Reno and Moonface try to help Billy with the love of his life. The Charleston Light Opera Guild will present Anything Goes on: July 28, 29, August 4 and 5, 2017 at 8:00 pm; July 30 and August 6, 2017 at 3:00 pm at the Charleston Light Opera Guild Theatre. The production is sponsored by the Alex and Betty Schoenbaum Foundation. For more info and to purchase tickets: www.charlestonlightoperaguild.org

2017 Ohio River Ferry Boat Festival On The Long Reach

*THIS YEAR’S FESTIVAL TAKES PLACE FROM JULY 28-30, FRIDAY, SATURDAY, AND SUNDAY! 2017 marks the 200th year that a ferryboat service has been operating out of either Fly, Ohio or Sistersville, West Virginia. In 2015, Monroe County, Ohio and Tyler County, West Virginia came together to celebrate this connection- now known as the Sistersville Ferry- with the first ever Ohio River Ferryboat Festival…. The event was an outstanding success and was built upon during the 2016 festival. The Ohio River Ferryboat Festival offers food, vendors and crafts, and entertainment along both ferryboat landings (Sistersville, WV and Fly, OH). For an affordable fee, visitors can take the ferryboat back and forth between states, winning prizes just for riding. This year’s festival is being planned for Friday, July 28, Saturday, July 29, and Sunday, July 30. Vendor setup is free. Entertainment is free. If you are interested in becoming a part of the Ohio River Ferryboat Festival, contact event coordinator Alex King (304-771-8835 or alkwriter@outlook.com). Listing Address: 33314 State Route 7 Fly, OH 43946 United States

“Singin’ in the Rain”

A 1920s silent-film star falls for a spunky chorus girl, much to the dismay of his diva-ish leading lady, in this lighthearted musical spoof of the early days of Hollywood. 1952, Rated G For the first time in nearly three decades, movies have returned to Wheeling's historic 1928 Capitol Theatre! See classic movies on the big screen, plus enjoy special themed nights, pre and post show events, creative concessions & more. For upcoming tickets & showtimes, visit CapitolTheatreWheeling.com.

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.

Waterfront Wednesdays – Polka Night with The NuTones

Enjoy a night of free, live music on the riverfront at Wheeling Heritage Port! Sponsored by: JPMorgan Chase, City of Wheeling. In case of inclement weather, concert may be moved to WesBanco Arena or rescheduled. No smoking. No pets. Folding chairs permitted in the grassy areas only. For additional information, visit facebook.com/wheelingwv or call the City of Wheeling at 304.234.3838 or 304.234.3617.

Aurora Project Community Sing Along

Rediscover the fun and fellowship of group singing! Join us for a community sing featuring folk songs, camp songs, traditional favorites, hymns and more. No talent or training necessary: just a love of old songs!

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.

Water Color Workshop

Artist Vivian Ripley is leading a week-long workshop on water color techniques.

Downtown Street Fest

Head down to Capitol Street for Downtown Streetfest block party Saturday, July 22. Meet up with friends and family between 4:30 and 9 p.m. for live music, food and drinks, kid's activities, pop-up shops and much more. Grab a bite to eat at your favorite downtown establishments and listen to some live music. This event coincides with the Glow Run 5K, an all-age run that will light up the downtown street. The race starts at 9 p.m. during Downtown Streetfest, with runners and walkers decked out in glow sticks and neon. Downtown Streetfest is sponsored by City National Bank, along with sponsorship support from the Charleston Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Kanawha County Public Library and Tony the Tailor. Downtown Streetfest block parties are also scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 26 and Saturday, Sept. 23.

Cabell County Fair

Enjoying the Cabell County Fair each year has been a family tradition since 1983. Residents of the county may show their prize garden produce, livestock, and arts & crafts. The prime emphasis of the fair is to provide 4-H and FFA members the opportunity to exhibit their projects. Concerts, horse shows, carnival, pageants and much more guarantees fun for everyone!

Nitro Circus

Featuring 30 of the world's best extreme athletes in freestyle motocross, BMX and anything you can imagine with wheels! Plus a host of ridiculous contraptions being launched 50 ft. into the air, by the crazy Nitro daredevils.

CharCon

CharCon is THE West Virginia Gaming Convention. For 2017 CharCon is moving to the Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences of West Virginia. The Clay Center is an awesome modern facility located in downtown Charleston WV. Hosting a great performance hall, an art museum, a science discovery center and much more, the Clay Center is a great facility and community partner. -A small sampling of activities -The Premier Board Game Tournament -Play to Win Board Games! -Board game library – Each year the Appalachian Gamers bring games to the convention for use by other attendees. There is also plenty of space for open gaming so bring your favorite game, find some players and get your game on! -RPGs – There will be a variety of RPGs at this year’s convention. We have game masters running D&D 4th Edition, Pathfinder, Confluence, mystery, Superhero events and many others. -Miniatures – Flames of War, Warhammer 40k, Warhammer Fantasy, Aerodrome, Sailpower, Kings of War and many more events will be available for play at this year’s convention. Change is always hard and this will be no exception. There will be adjustments and alterations, but when the dust settles, we are confident everyone will be happy with the results. We are thrilled with the opportunities and hope you are as well. Looking forward to seeing everyone there!!

Deep Roots Mountain Revival 2017

The festival takes place in Masontown, WV on the legendary Marvin’s Mountaintop providing a picturesque setting for three-days of camping, dancing and relaxing with friends. Patrons will be treated to top-tier Americana, Bluegrass, Rock and Jam music with regional visual artists, craft vendors and family-friendly activities. Children 10 and under are free. And new for 2017 – kids ages 11-15 are $50. Join us for another incredible weekend of camping, rhythm, roots, family, and fun!

Waterfront Wednesdays – The M-80s

Enjoy a night of free, live music on the riverfront at Wheeling Heritage Port! Sponsored by: JPMorgan Chase, City of Wheeling. In case of inclement weather, concert may be moved to WesBanco Arena or rescheduled. No smoking. No pets. Folding chairs permitted in the grassy areas only. For additional information, visit facebook.com/wheelingwv or call the City of Wheeling at 304.234.3838 or 304.234.3617.

Green Bank Star Quest

Our 14th annual OPTICAL and RADIO astronomy "Star Party" July 19th - 22th, 2017 held at the Green Bank Observatory, Green Bank WV. We will have a distinguished keynote speakers EVERY evening, with presentations on the latest in optical &; radio astronomy. We will have a featured prominent speaker for the "Keynote Presentation" Saturday evening. Clinics and additional presentations held daily (indoors) on multiple subjects including Astrophotography. Solar and night-time observing at your campsite. Campground has graveled roads, sanitary stations and a HOT shower facility (close by). We Feature: a Large Raffle Drawing (the 2016 event had 84 prizes), Children's Activities, Cafeteria and Snack Bar, and Vendors on site. The 4-day registration fee is just $100. Limited bunkhouse accommodations for additional fee.

Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers

The Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers draw freely from old-time, bluegrass, country, jazz, rockabilly and swing styles to create their tight, high-energy string band music. Well-crafted original songs with emotional depth, masterful picking, and resonant vocal harmonies combine to forge new territories and a fresh take on Appalachian Americana music. Tickets are $5, kids 6 and under get in free.

Riverfront Movie Night – “La La Land”

Grab a lawn chair or blanket and head to Wheeling Heritage Port for a FREE showing of "La La Land" on the Riverfront! Rated PG-13

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. All ages. Free. Register online 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 info@wvbg.org if you have any questions.

WVU Mountaineer Adventure Camp

Mountaineer Adventure Camp is four adrenaline-filled days of pure adventuring – WVU style. It’s all about filling your lungs, testing your limits and seeing just how much fun you can string together in the name of unbridled Mountaineer pride.

Waterfront Wednesdays – Dennis McClung Blues Band

Enjoy a night of free, live music on the riverfront at Wheeling Heritage Port! Sponsored by: JPMorgan Chase, City of Wheeling. In case of inclement weather, concert may be moved to WesBanco Arena or rescheduled. No smoking. No pets. Folding chairs permitted in the grassy areas only. For additional information, visit facebook.com/wheelingwv or call the City of Wheeling at 304.234.3838 or 304.234.3617.

Durbin Days

This event is 3 evenings, 1 full day, and a Sunday afternoon of fun, entertainment, and learning for all ages. Various events pit contestants to be the best at horseshoes, tug-of-war, greased pig chase, pet showing, karaoke, hay bale throwing, archery shooting, and running or walking the 5K. There is music, bingo, food, and a carnival every day but Sunday. For Sunday we're planning a community covered dish noon meal and gospel music which is an addition to our festival. Saturday is a day filled with children’s activities, car show/and fireworks interspersed with other events listed above. We also include the Fireman's Parade on Friday and will be holding "Incarcerate a Friend" at the newly renovated town jail on Saturday.

Full Moon Hike

Full Moon hikes at Cass Scenic Railroad are led hikes designed to encourage visitors to enjoy being outdoors in wintry and spring weather. Meet at the Visitor's Center at Cass, WV at 9:00p.m. There is no charge to participate. Hike guidelines include: • Fee free activity, but limited to 30 participants. • Preregistration is required. Use email link below or call. • Registration will be confirmed by hike leader. • Meet At The Visitor Center • Hike is approximately 3 miles total. • Walk begins from the Visitor Center to MM 79 On The Greenbrier River Trail and back. • Trail is crushed gravel and minimal grade change. • Dress for the weather. Boots or closed toes footwear, socks, layered outerwear is recommended. Oh! headwear and gloves could be handy. • Pack a water or snack. • Photography is permitted, but flash photography is not. We'll need to retain our night vision. • NO FLASHLIGHTS OR HEADLAMPS. Shining a bright flashlight will diminish your night vision for up to 30 minutes, limiting your view of the night sky and wildlife. You can bring a flashlight for the 'just in case' but refrain from shining – we'll let the moon and stars do that! • Participants should be believe they can complete three miles. You can do it! The Full Moon Hike group will remain together for the duration of the walk/hike. Safety first. • Children must be with a parent or guardian at all times. • Well behaved dogs are allowed. Dogs will rely on their human to keep them on leash and under control. • Due to limited participation (30), large groups (10 or more people) desiring to participate should contact the leader, email below. • Use Full Moon Hike miles as some of the miles hiking if you are enrolled in the WV State Park Hiking Program.

New Deal Festival

The New Deal Festival is held annually on the second Saturday in July to celebrate the unique history of the nation’s first New Deal Subsistence Homestead Community of Arthurdale. The event is sponsored by Arthurdale Heritage, Inc., the non-profit organization that formed to “restore yesterday for tomorrow” with the mission of preserving the history of Arthurdale for generations to come. This quaint 1930s-40s style festival features artisan demonstrations, craft market, children’s activities, new exhibits in the New Deal Homestead Museum, tours of the Arthurdale Historic District, a visit from Eleanor Roosevelt, and much more. Arthurdale was founded in 1933 as the nation’s first New Deal Subsistence Homestead Community by President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s administration. The community provided jobs, education, and modern housing for impoverished, unemployed miners living in destitute coal camps in West Virginia. It also served as a laboratory for new educational, industrial, and farming techniques.

Riverfront Movie Night – “Sing”

Grab a lawn chair or blanket and head to Wheeling Heritage Port for a FREE showing of "Sing" on the Riverfront!

Barboursville Buckle Series

This is the second of five rodeos at the Barboursville Park. Children 5 and up are free; Ages 6-16 are $5; and adults are $10.

Waterfront Wednesdays – Vince Villanova’s Big Band

Enjoy a night of free, live music on the riverfront at Wheeling Heritage Port! Sponsored by: JPMorgan Chase, City of Wheeling. In case of inclement weather, concert may be moved to WesBanco Arena or rescheduled. No smoking. No pets. Folding chairs permitted in the grassy areas only. For additional information, visit facebook.com/wheelingwv or call the City of Wheeling at 304.234.3838 or 304.234.3617.

4th of July in Petersburg

"A Tribute to Elvis" by William Stiles at the Landes Arts Center. Sponsored by the City of Petersburg. Tickets available at: City of Petersburg Office Judy's Drug Store Grant County Parks and Recreation Office Tickets: $12.00 Tuesday, Jul 4, 2017 Where: Petersburg City Park and Tri-County Fairgrounds Tuesday at City Park enjoy a car show, flag ceremony, Inflatables for kids, Pony Rides, Horseshoe Contest and Free Swim starting at 1pm at the City Pool. See our website for a full lineup of activities and entertainment for the 4th of July! www.visitgrantcounty.com

WVU Mountaineer Family Camp

Mountaineer families are one of a kind, so their camps should be too. The kids can bounce from one activity to the next while their WVU alumni parents partake in some adventuring of their own. Because, after all, the family that bikes, hikes, swims, eats and adventures together, selfies together.

Alderson 4th of July

Friday, June 30 7-11pm: Fireman’s Rodeo – Alderson Memorial Football Field Saturday, July 1: 7:30am – Run for Snacks 5k (Walk or Run) -- Alderson Public Library 11am – Cornhole Tournament – Alderson Memorial Football Field 12pm – All-American Baking Contest – Alderson Community Center Kitchen 1pm – Horse Show – Glen Ray City Building 6:30pm – 4th of July Banquet – Alderson Community Center Sunday, July 2: 12pm – White Water Canoe Race – Fort Spring 7pm – Gospel Sing – Alderson Memorial Football Field Monday, July 3: 7-10pm – 7-Mile Ford Band – Alderson Memorial Field Tuesday, July 4: 9am-3pm – Throttle Throbs Car Show – Old Greenbrier Baptist Church Lot 10:30am – Grand Parade (lineup starts at 8am at Alderson Elementary School) 1pm – Presentation of Colors – Alderson Memorial Football Field 7-10pm – The Worx Band – Alderson Memorial Football Field Wednesday, July 5: 6pm – Ducks on the River Rubber Duck Race – Alderson Mini Park

27th Annual Point Pleasant Regatta

We provide free concerts during the three day weekend free of charge. Do not miss your chance to see up-and-coming Nashville acts, tribute bands, and local artist grace the Riverfront Park stage at NO COST to you. The parade will be on July 1 at 11 a.m. Line will be at 10 a.m. at the Board of Education Office (Central School) on Main Street. July 1st : Parade 11 a.m.; Fireworks 10 p.m. 5K Run; Pageants; Pretty Bay Contest; Free Concerts; Kids Day with free games and activities. Fireworks Saturday evening. The Regatta is an alcohol-free event.

Waterfront Wednesdays – Brighton Boys

Enjoy a night of free, live music on the riverfront at Wheeling Heritage Port! Sponsored by: JPMorgan Chase, City of Wheeling. In case of inclement weather, concert may be moved to WesBanco Arena or rescheduled. No smoking. No pets. Folding chairs permitted in the grassy areas only. For additional information, visit facebook.com/wheelingwv or call the City of Wheeling at 304.234.3838 or 304.234.3617.

“Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory”

Five children from around the world win golden tickets to tour the mysterious candy factory, where they meet the manufacturer and learn life lessons about honesty, punishment and reward. 1971, Rated G For the first time in nearly three decades, movies have returned to Wheeling's historic 1928 Capitol Theatre! See classic movies on the big screen, plus enjoy special themed nights, pre and post show events, creative concessions & more. For upcoming showtimes, visit CapitolTheatreWheeling.com.

Young Birders Walk

It's never too early to become a birder! This walk will introduce children of all ages and their parents to the wonder and joy of birds and bird watching. Bring binoculars and a bird guide if you have them. This walk is offered in conjunction with the Avian Conservation Center's Young Birders Club and will be led by ACCA Director Katie Fallon. All ages. Free. Please register online at www.wvbg.org by the Friday prior to the event.

Zoo Brew at the Good Zoo in Wheeling

Sample some of the best beer in the Mountain State and enjoy the animals at West Virginia's only zoo. The full day of family fun also raises money to support the zoo's animals.

All-Day Trip to Petersburg – Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad

Your journey begins at Wappocomo Station, situated next to a charming homestead and a sprawling view of the mountains. Enjoy the sounds of vintage diesels as they lead you through beautiful pastures and farms dating back to the 1700s. As you wind along the South Branch of the Potomac River, you’ll enter a visually-striking gorge known as The Trough. One of the most scenic spots along the South Branch, The Trough is home to American bald eagles. Train departs at 10 a.m.; takes 3 hours to get to Petersburg, where you'll have a layover of about 2 hours; then return to Romney at 6 p.m. Total trip is 8 hours.

WV Celebration featuring Tom Breiding & “October Sky”

Celebrate West Virginia featuring Music and a Movie from the WV Coalfields! Featuring: Tom Breiding - WV Native & Nationally-Acclaimed Singer-Songwriter "October Sky" (PG) - Based on the true story of WV Native Homer Hickam WV Craft Brews available for purchase! Only $5 Adults; $3 Kids (12 and under). Tickets available at the WesBanco Arena Box Office, capitoltheatrewheeling.com or 304.233.4470!

Waterfront Wednesdays – Joseph Sisters

Enjoy a night of free, live music on the riverfront at Wheeling Heritage Port! Sponsored by: JPMorgan Chase, City of Wheeling. In case of inclement weather, concert may be moved to WesBanco Arena or rescheduled. No smoking. No pets. Folding chairs permitted in the grassy areas only. For additional information, visit facebook.com/wheelingwv or call the City of Wheeling at 304.234.3838 or 304.234.3617

Father’s Day Picnic at Whittaker

Show dad how much you care with a great scenic train ride and a cookout lunch at beautiful Whittaker Station!

Potomac Eagle Rail Fest

SPEND FATHER’S DAY WEEKEND AT POTOMAC EAGLE RAIL FEST On Saturday and Sunday, June 17-18, 2017, Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad will host Potomac Eagle Rail Fest. The festival will run 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days with several railroad-related activities for all ages at Wappocomo Station, 1 ½ miles north of Romney, West Virginia on WV28. In addition to the regularly-scheduled 3-hour Trough Trips at 1 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday, there will be 45-minute express trips with Lehigh Valley 126 steam engine. These trips will be offered at 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m., and 4 p.m. both days. Tickets are $20 for adults and seniors, $10 for children, and will be available for purchase during the festival. Lehigh Valley Coal Company #126, a.k.a. “Sadie," is an 0-6-0T saddle tank engine, built by Vulcan Iron Works for the Lehigh Valley Coal Company and put into service May 1931. It burns coal 1500-3000 degrees to heat the 1250 gallons of water stored in the saddle tank into steam. The steam flows down to the piston cylinders and turns the actuating rods which turn the wheels. The Gramling Locomotive Works travel to scenic railroads and museums across the country with their steam engines. Several free activities and exhibits will be offered throughout the weekend as well. There will be speeders on display. A speeder is a maintenance of way motorized vehicle formerly used on railroads by track inspectors and work crews to move quickly to and from work sites. Although it is slow compared to a train or car, it is called speeder because it is faster than a human-powered vehicle such as a handcar. Hocking Valley Scenic Railway will have a handcar on display as well. Operation Lifesaver will have a booth about railroad safety with activity books and engineer hats for kids. Operation Lifesaver is a nonprofit public safety education and awareness organization dedicated to reducing collisions, fatalities and injuries at highway-rail crossings and trespassing on or near railroad tracks. Operation Lifesaver's network of authorized volunteer speakers and trained instructors offer free rail safety education programs in all fifty states. They speak to school groups, driver education classes, community audiences, professional drivers, law enforcement officers, and emergency responders. Their programs are co-sponsored by federal, state and local government agencies, highway safety organizations and America's railroads. Operation Lifesaver promotes the three E's—education, enforcement and engineering—to keep people safe around the tracks and railway crossings within our communities. The West Virginia Railroad Museum will be at Rail Fest to promote the essence and spirit of West Virginia's railroad heritage. The purpose of the West Virginia Railroad Museum, Inc. is to be a cultural resource dedicated to educating visitors and the community about West Virginia's railroad history. Their mission is accomplished through the collection, preservation and interpretation of significant locomotives, rolling stock, artifacts, photographs and memorabilia directly related to railroads and railroading in West Virginia. In addition to static exhibits, select pieces of equipment in the collection are restored and operated throughout the year to demonstrate steam, gasoline, and diesel technology and provide visitors with a first-hand experience of our railroad history through the sights, sounds, and sensations of a train ride. WVRM is located in the historic Darden Mill on the former Western Maryland Railway yard in Elkins, West Virginia. Accompanying the WVRM is Ed Griesel, who will present hobo history to guests. He is one of many WVRM members who possess an array of talents. Despite his never having “lived the life of the hobo”, he is a bonafide member of the hobo “society” and is keeping the history of the hobo alive as are few others. “Old Ed,” the moniker given him by a very special hobo friend, speaks to groups of all ages but his favorite audiences are young people. He keeps his audiences, whether young or old, engaged by asking questions. The Community Model Railroad Club of Frostburg, Maryland will have a 4’ x 8’ layout on display, Christmas train set raffle, and various items for sale. They will hand out free catalogs and their Christmas Open House schedule. On Saturday, June 17, the Queen City Antique Automobile Club of America will host a car show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dash plaques and trophies will be given out. The car show is in memory of Harry “Buddy” Hartman, who was an avid car club member and railroad fan. On Sunday, June 18, the West Virginia Raptor Rehabilitation Center will host a bald eagle presentation from Noon to 2 p.m. The WVRRC rehabilitate and release injured and orphaned birds of prey and to provide environmental education programs to the public for the benefit of all living things. The WVRRC’s permanent residents assist their volunteer presenters in fun and informative programs about the value of raptors in the environment and the important work being done at the Center. Their presentation will include a juvenile bald eagle. For more information or reservations, visit potomaceagle.info, follow Potomac Eagle on Facebook, or call 304-424-0736.

Arthurdale Heritage Goat Gallop 5K

Gallop through history with homestead goats! Run, walk, or roll through Arthurdale's beautiful historic district dotted with original New Deal homesteads--and gallop past the homestead goats! Visit the historic grounds, run and play with our goats, and join us to celebrate the homestead life with the whole family. Join us after the races for other fun family activities including playing with the goats, games for kids, and much more. Healthy snacks and refreshments to recharge your body will be provided. Pre-registration rate--$20--available through June 3; registration is $25 after June 3 until race day. Pre-registration guarantees an event t-shirt.

FestivALL Charleston

Enjoy 10 days of music, theater, dance, visual art, family fun and much more in the capital city! FestivALL is West Virginia's premier arts collaborator and welcomes the community to come together to experience both local and national talents. The city-wide and multi-arts event hosts over 130 events and 360 performances and exhibitions from music, theatre, dance, visual art, humanities and more each summer. Many events are free or low cost and are designed with a little bit of something for everyone. Stay tuned for 2017 announcements!

Hometown Mountain Heritage Festival

The Hometown Mountain Heritage Festival is the premier heritage festival in West Virginia. It is an annual festival held every 3rd weekend in June in Ansted WV! It is hosted by the AIM/Hometown Mountain Heritage Committee. Activities include Coal Shoveling contest, Hometown 5-K Run, Flea Market, Kids Carnival, Heritage Demonstrations, Chain Saw Artist, Horseshoe Pitching Contest, Memorabilia Displays, Arts & Crafts Vendor Booths, and more.

Waterfront Wednesdays – Tim Ullom Band

Enjoy a night of free, live music on the riverfront at Wheeling Heritage Port! Sponsored by: JPMorgan Chase, City of Wheeling. In case of inclement weather, concert may be moved to WesBanco Arena or rescheduled. No smoking. No pets. Folding chairs permitted in the grassy areas only. For additional information, visit facebook.com/wheelingwv or call the City of Wheeling at 304.234.3838 or 304.234.3617.

C.A. House Music “Family Fun Day”

C. A. House Music's Family Fun Day at Wheeling Heritage Port! Stop out for a of family fun full of activites, entertainment, food, and more! FREE ADMISSION!* All proceeds go to the C. A. House Music Scholarship fund. Inflatables provided by Kurt James Fun & Games: 1-5pm Balloon Animals and Face Painting: 1-3pm Craft table with The Children's Museum of the Ohio Valley, instrument 'petting zoo', vendors and more! Instrument raffles include a Martin Guitar, Remo drum baskets, and more TBA! Tentative Main Stage Schedule as follows: Main Stage: 1 – 2:30pm: Drum Competition (Winner gets a Yamaha Gigmaker!) 3pm – 4pm: Magician Michael Strough 4:15-5pm: R.J. Gaudio - Troubadour 5:15-6pm: Roger Hoard & Dan Jones 6:15-7:30: C. A. House Music Band All proceeds go to the C. A. House Music scholarship fund, which provides scholarships to high school seniors entering a music program. A big 'THANK YOU' to our sponsors, WESBANCO, Paree Insurance, and WTRF!!! *Minimal fee for inflatable ride = $0.25/ride

Capon Springs & Farms – Grandparents and Grandkids Interactive Sessions

Designed for grandparents and grandkids, these fun interactive sessions bring the kid out in all of us. Come immerse yourself in the freedom of outdoor play at Capon, where you CAN go back to your childhood and re-experience those happy carefree moments again.

Barboursville Buckle Series

This is the second of five rodeos at the Barboursville Park. Children 5 and under are free; Ages 6-16 are $5; and adults are $10.

Spring Bird Walk

Join local birder LeJay Graffious on an early morning bird walk. We will be birding by eye and ear to search in the bushes and boughs for our feathered friends. Bring binoculars if you have them. All ages. Free. Register online at www.wvbg.org * 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 info@wvbg.org if you have any questions.

Hatfield McCoy Marathon

The Hatfield McCoy Marathon was founded in 2000 and sponsored by the Tug Valley Road Runners Club. Our inaugural race began with just 13 runners. Now we welcome over 1,000 runners! So, whether you want to complete the full 26.2 miles, 13.1, a double half, or even a 5K, the Hatfield McCoy Marathon has a run for you! Oh yeah, if you are a "50 Stater" you can choose either West Virginia or Kentucky as the race state because you'll be running through BOTH! Ranked one of The Weather Channel's Toughest Marathons, Road Runner Magazine's Most Fun Races, RRCA Championship Race, and Red Bull's Must Have Medals.

Riverfront Movie Night – “Moana”

Grab a lawn chair or blanket and head to Wheeling Heritage Port for a free showing of "Moana" on the Riverfront!

Ronceverte River Festival

Kicking off Thursday evening, this four-day event is chock full with parades, vendors, carnival rides, free concerts at the amphitheater, and of course, fireworks and the Great Rubber Duck Race on the Greenbrier River.

Waterfront Wednesdays – Wheeling Park High School Jazz and Steel Drum Bands

Enjoy a night of free, live music on the riverfront at Wheeling Heritage Port! Sponsored by: JPMorgan Chase, City of Wheeling. In case of inclement weather, concert may be moved to WesBanco Arena or rescheduled. No smoking. No pets. Folding chairs permitted in the grassy areas only. For additional information, visit facebook.com/wheelingwv or call the City of Wheeling at 304.234.3838 or 304.234.3617.

“Ride the Rails to Ridgedale”

Tour the Home of George W. Washington along the South Branch of the Potomac River Board the POTOMAC EAGLE TRAIN at Wappacomo Station, Romney, WV at 12:30 pm. Re-enactors + Entertainment on the train + Box Lunches + Encampment Ticket Price: $35.00 Tickets Available at: Anderson’s Corner Information: call 304-822-4285; or email: marlapisciotta@frontier.com, or 304-788-0903

2017 Symphony Sunday: Be Our Guest!

The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra returns with Charleston’s favorite Symphony event of the year, 2017 Symphony Sunday “Be Our Guest.” For its 35th year, this free outdoor festival features some of the community’s most beloved music, food, games and artisans ending with a WV Symphony concert and fireworks finale looking over the West Virginia State Capitol from the University of Charleston lawn. Sunday activities take place on the beautiful lawn at the University of Charleston, and end with a spectacular fireworks display. MAIN STAGE LINE-UP 1-1:45 p.m. Kanawha Valley Community Band 1:55-2:40 p.m. Arts in Action - Urban Stage Dance Groups 2:50-3:35 p.m. Brass Band of the Tri-State 3:45-4:30 p.m. Kanawha Kordsmen 4:40-5:50 p.m. WV Youth Symphony Groups 6-6:45 p.m. Charleston Metro Band 6:50-7:30 p.m. Kanawha Valley Pipes and Drums 8:00 p.m. WV Symphony Orchestra CHILDREN’S COSTUME LAWN PARADE (starts at 3 p.m. at the Main Stage) ARTISAN TENT (2 – 7 p.m.) 2:00 – 2:45 p.m. Drum Circle 3:00 -- 3:45 p.m. THE Brass 5 Quintet 3:50 -- 4:30 p.m. Japanese Culture presentation “Country Roads” 4:45—5:30 p.m. Lady D 5:45 -- 6:30 p.m. Celtic Jam Session BOOK NOOK (1 – 6 p.m.) FOOD VENDORS (1 – 9:30 p.m.) Billy Bob’s Funnel Cakes - Funnel cakes, fried Oreos, and fried pickles Bridge Road Bistro Carver Career Center Ellen’s Homemade Ice Cream Gino’s Pizza MaryRose’s Spicy Bowl – Indian cuisine Nona’s Wood Fired Pizza Philippine cuisine St. George’s Orthodox Church – Greek cuisine West Virginia Symphony League: Popcorn, hot dogs, roasted corn

Antique Tractor Pull

Come join the Mason County farm community for an Antique Tractor Pull. Farm Museum Country Kitchen and Gift Shop open.

Riverfront Movie Night – “Rogue One”

Grab a lawn chair or blanket and head to Wheeling Heritage Port for a free showing of "Rogue One" on the Riverfront!

Waterfront Wednesdays – Guys Without Ties

Enjoy a night of free, live music on the riverfront at Wheeling Heritage Port! Sponsored by: JPMorgan Chase, City of Wheeling. In case of inclement weather, concert may be moved to WesBanco Arena or rescheduled. No smoking. No pets. Folding chairs permitted in the grassy areas only. For additional information, visit facebook.com/wheelingwv or call the City of Wheeling at 304.234.3838 or 304.234.3617.

Young Birders Walk

It's never too early to become a birder! This walk will introduce children of all ages and their parents to the wonder and joy of birds and bird watching. Bring binoculars and a bird guide if you have them. This walk is offered in conjunction with the Avian Conservation Center's Young Birders Club and will be led by ACCA Director Katie Fallon. All ages. Free.

Art: The Truly Experimental Science (A Workshop with Patte Loper)

This workshop invites participants of all ages to use a mix of art materials and found objects – along with imagination and courage to make ‘experimental science’ by constructing science-fiction based sculptural objects. General Admission for adults and children: $5

Taste-of-ALL

TASTE welcomes foodies to an indoor/outdoor experience, encouraging ALL to taste the wild and wonderful food of Charleston, WV and the region. Expect delicious tastes, kids activities, live music and more! Time and location: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Four Points by Sheraton & the Kanawha Boulevard ADMISSION: Tastes 1-6 tickets, $0.50 each

All-Day Trip to Petersburg – Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad

Your journey begins at Wappocomo Station, situated next to a charming homestead and a sprawling view of the mountains. Enjoy the sounds of vintage diesels as they lead you through beautiful pastures and farms dating back to the 1700s. As you wind along the South Branch of the Potomac River, you’ll enter a visually-striking gorge known as The Trough. One of the most scenic spots along the South Branch, The Trough is home to American bald eagles. Train departs at 10 a.m.; takes 3 hours to get to Petersburg, where you'll have a layover of about 2 hours; then return to Romney at 6 p.m. Total trip is 8 hours.

West Virginia Three Rivers Festival

The West Virginia Three Rivers Festival officially opens on Thursday, May 25th with the start of the Grand Feature Parade followed by the Opening Ceremonies at Palatine Park in Downtown Fairmont. Following this are three days of fun-filled activities for the whole family. We welcome you and your family to enjoy the live entertainment, carnival, parade, the World Championship Pepperoni Roll Eating Contest and a gigantic fireworks display to finish it all off. Entertainment by Bear Hollow Woodcarvers, Extreme Illusions & Escapes, The Joseph Sisters and Rick K & the Allnighters. The full schedule of event can be found at http://wvthreeriversfestival.org