Funeral Parade and Downtown Streetfest

The Charleston Area Alliance Downtown Streetfest summer block party series will return Saturday, Sept. 17 along Capitol Street between Kanawha Boulevard and Virginia Street with local favorite Qiet. Meet up with friends and family between 4:30 and 9 p.m. for live music, food and drinks, kid's activities and pop-up shops. Plus the Kanawha River Navy will host its Annual Funeral Parade in conjunction with Downtown Streetfest. The Parade will proceed down Capitol Street from Donnally Street, turning left along Virginia Street, right along Hale Street and ending at Downtown Streetfest, along the corner of Capitol Street and Kanawha Boulevard. The event is sponsored by Proud Eagle, Goose Island, Tony The Tailor, the Charleston WV Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Kanawha County Public Library. Many downtown retailers and restaurants have special programming planned for the event, along with post-event live music and food and drink offerings. Downtown Streetfest events are also scheduled for Saturday, May 21; Saturday, July 23; and Saturday, Aug. 20 on Capitol Street between Quarrier and Lee Streets.