The Rhododendron Festival is held in the Beckley area over several weekends in May. The festival pageant will be on May 6. The annual Sweet Treats dessert event, along with the Raleigh County Schools Day of the Arts and Southern WV Preparedness Fair, will take place on May 12 at the Beckley Intermodal Gateway. The City's Founder Day event takes place at Wildwood House Museum on May 19. The RhodoBoogie Car & Bike Show will happen on May 26 at the Beckley Intermodal Gateway. Plus a couple of Fridays in the Park concerts at Word Park, several art-related events and viewing rhododendrons at Grandview are also included during the festival.