The historic town of Shepherdstown WV will hold its annual Independence Day parade and community picnic on Wednesday, July 4. Both events will be held rain or shine. Everyone is welcome at both events and admission will be free. The parade and picnic are organized annually by the Rotary Club of Shepherdstown. The goal is to provide wholesome, family-oriented 4th of July events that everyone can enjoy. If you're looking for an old-fashioned, small-town 4th of July celebration, this is it. The parade will be held starting at 11:00 a.m. downtown. It will last about an hour. Entries will include veteran's groups, antique vehicles, local societies and organizations of all kinds, local businesses, government officials, children's groups, animals, historical re-enactors, fire trucks, and more. Plenty of parade parking will be available in the Shepherd University parking lot at the edge of downtown on High Street. The picnic will be held right after the parade, from 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m., in the pavilion at Morgan's Gove Park on Kearneysville Pike (Route 480) just southwest of town. The picnic will feature live music, with two popular local bands. The Speakeasy Boys will play from noon to 1:30 p.m. and the Gypsy Ramblers will play from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. There will be lots of free children's activities, including a waterslide, scavenger hunt, a water balloon toss, face painting, and more. The Rotary Club will be selling hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, and non-alcoholic beverages at reasonable prices. All proceeds from those sales are used to help cover event costs. People can bring their own picnic lunches if they prefer. There is plenty of parking at the park. For more information go to the Rotary Club website at www.shepherdstownrotary.org/july_4_picnic, or go to "Shepherdstown 4th of July Parade and Picnic" on Facebook, or contact Rotarian Peter Smith at 304-876-1139 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christian rock award-winner Zach Williams is the headliner for the annual U-Turn concert. The free event is on the lawn of the Jackson County Courthouse in Ripley.
Celebrating 50 years of West Virginia rafting, 40 years of Class VI, and 10 years of Adventures on the Gorge, we want to re-affirm our connections and histories with an annual event, Brewgrass Reunion- the finest brews, arts and bluegrass in West Virginia. AOTG invites everyone to the very first CRAFT BEER/BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL on the rim of the New River Gorge! Come sample over 30 diverse flavors of WV & national brews & get down to WV’s best Appalachian bluegrass. ***MUSIC IS FREE - 9 bands, 4 stages and family friendly*** ***Tasting Glass (GENERAL ADMISSION): $30 in advance/$35 at the door includes endless samples and a glass souvenir*** ***Sierra Nevada, Stone Brewing & WV Breweries TAP TAKEOVER @ Chetty’s, Smokey’s, Canyon Falls & Rendezvous*** See website for rafting prices and more: brewgrassreunion.com Here’s the lineup: June 8: Pre-Party @ Rendezvous ANDREW ADKINS & FRIENDS GROUNDHOG GRAVY June 9: Craft Beer/Bluegrass Festival BLACK KIND COAL LOST CANNON BLUEGRASS BAND POOR TATERS THE MASONS WILL JONES BAND NEIL ALLEN CURRY June 9: Party-After-Party THE WILD RUMPUS Call 1-888-406-4679 to reserve your Beer Tasting Glass*
Charleston's Yeager Airport and the West Virginia Air National Guard are excited to announce the 2018 Salute to Our Veterans & First Responders Air Show! This two day event will take place on October 13-14, 2018, and will feature aerobatic acts, static displays, parachuting, etc. This Air Show is sure to be a memorable event! FREE to the public!
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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
— The 19th annual Elizabethtown Festival is planned for Sept. 16 at the Moundsville Center, inside the walls of the former West Virginia Penitentiary. The festival celebrates the traditions and customs of the past with bread making, quilt displays, weaving, and many craft items for sale. In 1999, the Moundsville Economic Development Council (MEDC) sponsored the first Elizabethtown Festival celebrating the long-forgotten town Joseph Tomlinson, an Irish immigrant’s son, established in 1738 and named in honor of his wife, Elizabeth. Elizabethtown was the first settlement on the “Flats of Grave Creek” and the Tomlinson family built their dwelling near the site of the Moundsville Middle School. Elizabethtown merged with neighboring Moundsville to become one town in 1866 and on Feb. 23 of that year, the first city officials of the town were named with many family names still local to the area today. The Elizabethtown Festival, originally offered as an 1800s heritage festival, has grown to now include items from the past to the present. Demonstrations of historic trades, food and musical entertainment, along with a cookie and apple pie baking contest, “Anything BUT Chili Soup Contest” and historical memorabilia displays make this event perfect for the entire family. Admission is free! This year, organizers are collaborating with the Uptown Moundsville Activities Committee Fall Festival to hold a large one-day event with a car and motorcycle show. By joining together, the two groups will offer more unique shopping and demonstration opportunities, along with giving locals and travelers more reasons to visit the area. Time for the festival is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16. For information or to become a vendor, contact: email@example.com or 304-845-6200.
This free concert will be held at Krepp's Park at the upper pavilion. Hailing from the mountain towns of Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Maryland, The Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers draw freely from Old-Time, Bluegrass, Rockabilly, and Swing music to create their own brand of high energy, Appalachian Bluegrass. As an offshoot of a former project, The Weedrags, JFS was formed by Gary Antol (Songwriter/Guitar/Vocals) and Libby Eddy (Fiddle/Vocals) in 2014 with a very simple goal: write good songs, have fun, and take it to the road. In the time since, JFS has appeared at festivals from New England to Florida and played club dates from the eastern seaboard to the west coast. In 2015, the band released their debut album, The Lane Change, a collection of both original and traditional songs focusing on journeys through personal relationships as well as life in the coal mining towns of central Appalachia. The album was well received by fans and critics alike. “Mannington #9,” a searing tale of lives lost in a 1968 mining disaster in Mannington, WV, was featured in the Relix Magazine 2015 Summer CD Sampler. Written by West Virginia storyteller and old-time musician, Keith McManus, the song’s driving rhythm and haunting melody capture the loss suffered by 78 families in this tragic accident. The Lane Change also featured the powerhouse harmonies of Antol and Eddy on titles such as “No Ash Will Burn” and “Blue Diamond Mines.”The Morgantown Board of Parks and Recreation (BOPARC) is committed to providing a quality system of parks, trails, facilities and programs that enhance our community and the well-being of our residents. Bring chairs or blankets to sit on and enjoy this free concert.
While its Justin’s soft, edgy voice that lures the listener, it’s his passion that captivates the audience. As he honed his talents, he began performing first acoustically and then with his first band, “3 AM”. It didn’t take long for Justin to branch out to form his own band as a country artist. Eventually, Justin began performing at fairs, festivals and venues across the east coast, appearing with such greats as Gary Allan, Craig Campbell, Randy Houser and David Nail. 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.
Easy listening Jazz Quartet! 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.
Mystery Theater: Dr. Jackal and Mr. Hype: Hilariously Twisted and Funny “Who Dun It” 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.
Steele Cassa, Steel Drum Band – Sounds of Paradise: Steel Cassa is a nine member band based out of Wheeling, West Virginia. This group is in constant demand in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia and the Upper Ohio Valley Area. They have played many venues in the last 17 years and continue to impress their audiences with their fresh approach and arrangements in the styles of soca, calypso, salsa, samba, latin jazz and carnival style music. Steel Cassa adapts their performances to compliment the event. Enjoy the island sounds of one of the premier performing steelbands on the East Coast. 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.
An entertaining venue of fun-tastic feel-good variety dance music blended with stylish vocals and harmonies styled by seasoned musician /entertainers. Sponsored by: The City of Wheeling, Warwood Lions Club In case of inclement weather, the above concerts may be held rescheduled or canceled. No smoking. No alcohol. Weather permitting. Warwood Pool will be open 7pm to 9pm on concert nights. Cost is $1.00 for adults and $.50 for children. For additional information, visit Facebook.com/wheelingwv or call the City of Wheeling at 304.234.3838 or 304.234.3617.
Crazy Horse Band provides Hot Country Rock Music! Sponsored by: The City of Wheeling, Warwood Lions Club In case of inclement weather, the above concerts may be held rescheduled or canceled. No smoking. No alcohol. Weather permitting. Warwood Pool will be open 7pm to 9pm on concert nights. Cost is $1.00 for adults and $.50 for children. For additional information, visit Facebook.com/wheelingwv or call the City of Wheeling at 304.234.3838 or 304.234.3617.
Catering to a more mature and sophisticated listening audience, the de ja vu band performs the classic sounds of the 1950's, 1960's, and 1970's. Insofar as possible, this talented group of musicians and singers seeks to emulate the sound and style of the original artist(s). the result is a super satisfying trip down "memory lane" with music you know and love. With de ja vu's selection of classic oldies, your event will be both memorable and fun. We'll keep your crowd singing and dancing all night long with the tunes everybody knows and loves. Sponsored by: The City of Wheeling, Warwood Lions Club In case of inclement weather, the above concerts may be held rescheduled or canceled. No smoking. No alcohol. Weather permitting. Warwood Pool will be open 7pm to 9pm on concert nights. Cost is $1.00 for adults and $.50 for children. For additional information, visit Facebook.com/wheelingwv or call the City of Wheeling at 304.234.3838 or 304.234.3617.
The group “40 +” is made up of six experienced musicians that have been performing in the area for over three years. Their repertoire covers several genres including Classic Rock, Oldies, Country Rock, Blues, and A cappella. Sponsored by: The City of Wheeling, Warwood Lions Club In case of inclement weather, the above concerts may be held rescheduled or canceled. No smoking. No alcohol. Weather permitting. Warwood Pool will be open 7pm to 9pm on concert nights. Cost is $1.00 for adults and $.50 for children. For additional information, visit Facebook.com/wheelingwv or call the City of Wheeling at 304-234-3838 or 304-234-3617.
The band consist of five seasoned musicians who can perform such music as Classic Country, Today's Country, and a variety of several other styles . "Yankee Gray" enjoys presenting a fun loving performance along with audience participation. Many dance tunes are included in their shows. Sponsored by: The City of Wheeling, Warwood Lions Club featuring a variety of Rock and Country Music. In case of inclement weather, the above concerts may be held rescheduled or canceled. No smoking. No alcohol. Weather permitting. Warwood Pool will be open 7pm to 9pm on concert nights. Cost is $1.00 for adults and $.50 for children. For additional information, visit Facebook.com/wheelingwv or call the City of Wheeling at 304-234-3838 or 304-234-3617.
Join us for the 2nd annual Blue Ridge Arts & Crafts Festival, to be held at the historic Peter Burr Farm in Shenandoah Junction, WV, featuring over 50 Blue Ridge artists and artisans, live music, local food and drinks, free children's activities, tours of the historic property, artist demos, door prizes, and more, with free admission for everyone.
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
Grab a lawn chair or blanket and head to Wheeling Heritage Port for a FREE showing of "Sing" on the Riverfront!
Grab a lawn chair or blanket and head to Wheeling Heritage Port for a free showing of "Moana" on the Riverfront!
Grab a lawn chair or blanket and head to Wheeling Heritage Port for a free showing of "Rogue One" on the Riverfront!
Kick off Summer with a FREE concert featuring favorite gospel songs performed by the Ron Retzer Trio!
Food and Craft; Fri Concert, 6pm - 8pm; Booths & Activities all day Saturday and Sunday; 5 K Run, 10 AM, (9:00 AM Registration), Saturday, September 24; Apple Butter making, Sunday, 9/25/2017; Car Show, Sunday, September 25; Lumberjack Competition, 1 PM Saturday, 9/24/2017; Chili Cookoff, Noon Sunday, 9/25/2017; Free Admission; Free Shuttle to Parking; Please No Pets
Davis & Elkins College alumnus and former trustee Hank Steinbrecher will be the featured speaker for Celebrate D & E’s Athletics, the focus of the second day of inauguration week activities, at 7 p.m. Monday, March 27 in Myles Center for the Arts. Following the theme of “The Journey” for the inauguration of Davis & Elkins College’s 15th president Chris A. Wood, Steinbrecher’s speech is titled “Lessons Learned from My Journey.” As Secretary General of U.S. Soccer from 1990-2000, Steinbrecher was instrumental in bringing soccer to prominence in the United States and oversaw the staging of two of the most successful Men’s and Women’s World Cups in the United States. The event is free and open to the public.
Celebrate D & E’s Arts, a presentation of Davis & Elkins College’s performing arts, along with displays and demonstrations of students’ work in the visual arts, will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 28 in The Joni and Buck Smith Arts Forum in Myles Center for the Arts. Student performances are scheduled by the Davis & Elkins College Concert Choir, the Theatre Department and Appalachian Ensemble. Afterward, guests are invited to a student art exhibit, studio tours and screen printing demonstrations in the lower level of Myles Center for the Arts. The event, which is free and open to the public, is part of the five-day celebration marking the inauguration of the College’s 15th President Chris A. Wood.
FREE EVENT! for people of all ages. AN EXPERIENCE FOR EVERYONE! Prepare to be transported to ancient Jerusalem as tour guides lead you through "the streets that Jesus walked." Visit settings ranging from His Triumphal Entry to His Resurrection. Taste foods from the Passover Meal, visit Barabbas in prison, hear a Roman Soldier's remorse, go to the cross, and join in other powerful experiences that relate Jesus' path to victory. Along the journey, you'll collect unique keepsakes to remind you that Jesus is alive and always with us. This tour brings life to the Easter Story for all! Call or go online to reserve your tour time! Tours begin at 2:00 p.m. & every 15 minutes.
25th Annual Spring Mountain Festival features: free entertainment, enjoy food, crafts, free inflatables for kids, rock wall, mechanical bull, Horse Show, Golf Tournament, 5K Color Run, Corn Hole, Toothless Ruth, Josh Oldaker and more! Great fun- FREE admission! Festival is held at the Tri County Fairgrounds in Petersburg, WV. The Spring Mountain Festival parade will be on Saturday, April 29th at 3:00pm- note the time change to the afternoon! Applications for Craft, Flea and Food vendors are ready: call the chamber office for your application. Applications for Corn Hole Tournament, Gold Scramble and 5K Color Run can also be requested the same way. Entry forms will be available by calling the chamber office. Friday night is "Open Mike Night" and FREE Movie Night- showing is Rogue 0ne- A Star Wars Story! Check the chamber facebook page for complete schedule of events! Chamber phone is 304-257-2722
Friends of Wheeling present: Greenwood Cemetery Tour 2017 September 10, 2017; Noon to 4:00 PM Costumed characters will portray the lives of some of Wheeling's most notable...and notorious citizens from noon until 4:00 p.m. This year's tour will include "Big Bill" Lias, leader of Wheeling's underworld, and his counterpart, West Virginia Prohibition Director, Charles Ahrens; Civil War veteran Benjamin Exley, who served in Carlin's Battery, and Anna Parker Hall, Civil War nurse and later national president of The Ladies of the GAR; rival brewers Anton Reymann and Henry Schmulbach; newspaper publisher John Frew; Benwood Mine Disaster victim Walter Sneddon; and socialite Sallie Howell, wife of Earl Oglebay, among others. The tour is free and open to all ages. Parking is available at nearby Wheeling Park, with shuttle transportation provided.
Rhythm in Blue is a 15-piece orchestra of the United States Air Force. The band is presenting a free concert in the 700-seat Ripley High Auditorium.
The Home Show offers the public an opportunity to view more than a hundred businesses under one roof, from home builders to re-modelers, banks, lenders, landscape companies and heating and air conditioning contractors, to ask questions and receive information from the the exhibitors. Visitors can also participate in a silent auction with a large variety of items from exhibitors and businesses. Admission is free for the two days.
Authors and international speakers Tiffany Jana and Matthew Freeman will present a talk titled Unpacking Privilege at 10 a.m. Monday, January 16 in Myles Center for the Arts Harper-McNeeley Auditorium on the campus of Davis & Elkins College. Open to the public, the event is part of D&E’s First-Year Symposium focusing on democracy. Admission is free.
The second annual FREE Back Home Appalachian Arts & Music Festival will feature entertainment by the Del McCoury Band, David Grisman, The Travelin' McCourys, The SteelDrivers, Billy Strings, The Last Waltz Live, The Grass Is Dead, David Gans, and many others. The festival will also feature West Virginia artisans and crafters. The Back Home Festival is sponsored by Visit Wetzel County.
East River Mountain Town Band Christmas Concert is an annual Sunday afternoon event at Pipestem State Park featuring Christmas and holiday music performed by the 45 member East River Mountain Town Band of Bluefield, WV and the surrounding area. This concert welcomes everyone and takes place in the Hudkins Conference Center of McKeever Lodge and will begin at 3:00 pm. There is no charge to attend, everyone is welcomed to attend this Sunday in the park program.
What are the plants and animals doing during this time of year? What makes nature in winter so special? This program will be the first in a new series focusing on what is happening in nature and the Botanic Garden through the seasons. West Virginia Botanic Garden Education Director Erin Smaldone will present a short slide show followed by a walk around the Garden. All ages are welcome. This event is free and open to the public. All activities take place at the West Virginia Botanic Garden, 1061 Tyrone Road, Morgantown, WV 26508 unless otherwise noted. Park in the lower parking area. Walks and presentations will last 1.5-2hrs and are free of charge unless otherwise noted. Donations are appreciated and can be made at the Welcome Center any time. Please refrain from bringing your pet to activities.
The Davis & Elkins College Concert Choir and Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church will present the annual gift of music to the community with “Lessons and Carols” at 7 p.m. Thursday, December 8 at the church. The event, which is free and open to the public, shares the themes of light, hope and the birth of Christ through lyrics, hymns and readings. Davis & Elkins College President Chris A. Wood will present a Christmas Reflection. The choir, under the direction of Liz Marshall-MacVean and accompanied by Donna Baroudi-Huffman, will present “The Celtic Rose: Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming” by Sheldon Curry, “Born in Bethlehem” by Jay Althouse, and “Adeste Fideles” by Greg Gilpin, among other selections. A reception will follow in the Church Fellowship Hall.
The Third Annual Winter Wonderland Craft Show, sponsored by the Davis & Elkins College Hospitality Club, will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13 in the Memorial Gymnasium/Martin Field House on the College campus. A cakewalk begins at noon and concessions will be available. Vendors include Pampered Chef, Scentsy, Thirty-one and more. Admission is free. For additional information, email Chass Reel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit Pipestem State Park today and fill your sleigh with gifts that are sure to please everyone on your list or Santa's. Doors open Saturday from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. in Pipestem's expansive conference center. Over thirty vendors showcasing and selling artisan crafts to sweets and treats – visit and pick up Christmas and holiday cheer gift for friends, family and yourself. Open to the public. No admission charge. Have questions: Call Kim Hawkins or email email@example.com.
Join the Watts Museum in celebrating West Virginia's glass heritage during Mountaineer Week. Make a tissue paper stained glass craft or an etched piece of glassware, and then explore the current museum exhibit, "Molded in the Mountains: The Glass Industry in West Virginia." All ages welcome. Free of cost, refreshments provided.
This is the 12th year of North Mountain Art Festival. Previously in Hedgesville, WV Now in our 4th year at Orrs Farm Market. This is a juried fine Arts & Artisans show with Live Music, Fine Art, Handmade Crafts, Food and everything that Orr’s Farm Market has to offer. Festival hours are Saturday 9am-5pm and Sunday 10am to 4pm. come out and experience fun for the entire family. This is a Free event for the public with live music and of some of the best artists in the area. See you there!