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Wheeling Heritage Port Sternwheel Festival

Three days of summer fun great entertainment, food, live bands, kid's area, lots of parking, boats, fireworks and more A Must See Event !!! The feature attractions includes regional entertainment ranging from classic rock and roll to Dixieland jazz, children's activities and a spectacular fireworks display. Additionally, many food and craft vendors, and most importantly the Sternwheel Boats themselves, make this early fall event a truly unique experience.

Wheeling Vintage Raceboat Regatta

Come to the Regatta and see the beautiful wooden hydroplanes and raceboats up close. Watch them run on the Ohio River at speeds between 60 and 140 mph! Learn about how these boats were built in their “glory days” from the 1920’s to the mid 1980’s. Find out who the famous boat builders were and the differences among them. Learn about the aerodynamics, engineering and physics of boat racing. Transport yourself back to the 1960’s and 1970’s, when one of the most famous sites in power boat racing, New Martinsville, WV, was in its heyday. Do you know what sport boasts the most world records set in West Virginia? That would be inboard power boat racing, and those records were set in New Martinsville! Dates: August 31- September 2, 2018 Hours: Fri: 10am-5pm, Saturday: 9:45am-10:30pm, Sunday: 9:45am-5:00pm

Mountaineer Brewfest

Mountaineer Brewfest, an Ohio Valley festival showcasing West Virginia’s diverse entries in the Craft and Microbrew market. Hours: 4pm - 10pm. Visit www.mountaineerbrewfest.com.

Heritage Music BluesFest

2018 Artist Lineup: Delbert McClinton; Southern Hospitality; Eric Gales; Rick Estrin and the Nightcats; Monster Mike Welch & Mike Ledbetter; Rev Peyton’s Big Damn Band; Southern Avenue Paul DesLauriers Band; Ghost Town Blues Band; Mindi Abair & the Boneshakers; Eden Brent; Heather Newman; Miss Freddye; The Keeshea Pratt Band, IBC Band; Kevin “B.F.” Burt, IBC Solo Duo and Felix Slim. Tickets on sale now at HeritageMusicFest.com!

Debbie Green 5K Run/Walk

The race starts at 7pm at Wheeling’s Heritage Port. Registration and packet pickup is 4pm-9 pm SHARP! Shirts guaranteed to the first 250 registered participants. Refreshments provided and Wild Horse will provide entertainment. Championchip timing by Runners High. Entry fee is $13 prior to the day of the race and $15 race day. Age Division Winners: The winner of each age division will receive a trophy. Runners & Walkers: Top 10 Male/Top 10 Female Runners and Walkers get an eagle statue. Green Mile Grand Door Prize: One year membership to Chambers YMCA.

Wheeling Symphony Concert & Fireworks

A Wheeling tradition! Enjoy a performance of American favorites by Wheeling Symphony Orchestra followed by fireworks on the riverfront at Wheeling’s Heritage Port!

Ohio Valley Chicken and Rib Cook-off

The Ohio Valley Rib & Chicken Cook-Off will be heating up at Wheeling’s Heritage Port on June 22 and 23, from noon until 11:30 p.m. each day. Rib burners will be out to impress the judges with their secret recipes and to win bragging rights by claiming the Carl Carenbauer Grand Champion Trophy. This top award is given to the rib burner who has the highest combined score from the rib and the chicken competitions.

Wheeling Feeling Chili Cookoff

Since 2002, the Wheeling Feeling Chili Cookoff has been a summer staple at Heritage Port in Downtown Wheeling. The event — always held the first Saturday in June — features live music on the riverfront, classic car show, and plenty of food and drinks for the whole family to enjoy. Attendees can buy tasting tickets to sample the dozens of chilis and salsas prepared by the contestants. The Wheeling Feeling Chili Cookoff offers a beautiful venue and easy access from Interstate 70. Cooks can enter the following categories: red chili, chili verde, salsa, and homestyle. The event is an official International Chili Society (ICS) competition. The ICS is a nonprofit organization that sanctions chili cookoffs with judging and cooking rules/regulations. The events are worldwide and benefit charities and nonprofit organizations. All winners of ICS-sanctioned cookoffs qualify to compete for cash prizes and awards at the World’s Championship Chili Cookoff held each year in October. The ICS is the largest food contest/festival organization in the world.

Heritage Port Sternwheel Festival

Join us at Heritage Port for this 3 day festival! Live entertainment consisting of music, variety shows, fireworks, and more! There will also be food, merchandise, and craft vendors, children’s activities, and most importantly Sternwheel Boats!

Panhandle Pumpers Society Fire Muster

"Honoring the Fire Service both Old & New" Entertainment, vendors, a parade & more!

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.

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.

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.

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.

Debbie Green “Debbie’s Dash” Kids Race

Debbie's Dash is a 100 yard dash for children 9 years old and under. It will be held Saturday, August 6th at 5:00 pm. Registration is from 3:00 - 4:30 pm Saturday. (There will be Friday registration as well). There is a $3.00 entry fee. Shirts, and pizza are guaranteed to the first 150 registered. There will also be ice cream by Brynn E. Bears.

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.

Heritage Port Story Time – “Bulldozer’s Big Day”

Join the Ohio County Public Library for Heritage Port Story Time this summer at the Veterans Memorial Amphitheater! In case of inclement weather, Story Time will be held at the Ohio County Public Library. Call 304.232.0244 for more information.

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.

Heritage Port Story Time – “Twenty-One Elephants and Still Standing”

Story Time will be held at the Sculpture Garden by the elephant sculpture. Join the Ohio County Public Library for Heritage Port Story Time this summer at the Veterans Memorial Amphitheater! In case of inclement weather, Story Time will be held at the Ohio County Public Library. Call 304.232.0244 for more information.

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.

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

Heritage Port Story Time – “Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site”

Join the Ohio County Public Library for Heritage Port Story Time this summer at the Veterans Memorial Amphitheater! In case of inclement weather, Story Time will be held at the Ohio County Public Library. Call 304.232.0244 for more information.

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.

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!

Heritage Port Story Time – “Pete The Cat: Construction Destruction”

Join the Ohio County Public Library for Heritage Port Story Time this summer at the Veterans Memorial Amphitheater! In case of inclement weather, Story Time will be held at the Ohio County Public Library. Call 304.232.0244 for more information.

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.

Heritage Port Story Time – “This Is The House That Jack Built”

Join the Ohio County Public Library for Heritage Port Story Time this summer at the Veterans Memorial Amphitheater! In case of inclement weather, Story Time will be held at the Ohio County Public Library. Call 304.232.0244 for more information.

“Queen of the Mississippi” Docking

View the historic Queen of the Mississippi as it is docked at Wheeling Heritage Port! *Note: No tours of the riverboat will be available during docking.

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.

“Queen of the Mississippi” Docking

View the historic Queen of the Mississippi as it is docked at Wheeling Heritage Port! *Note: No tours of the riverboat will be available during docking.

Ohio Valley Rib & Chicken Cookoff

Who has the best ribs & chicken in the Ohio Valley? Find out this summer at Wheeling Heritage Port! Plus live music, beer garden, kids activities and more.

Heritage Port Story Time – “Rapunzel”

Join the Ohio County Public Library for Heritage Port Story Time this summer at the Veterans Memorial Amphitheater! In case of inclement weather, Story Time will be held at the Ohio County Public Library. Call 304.232.0244 for more information.

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

Wheeling Arts & Culture Fest

Welcome to the 2017 Wheeling Arts & Culture Fest. The Arts Fest and the Upper Ohio Valley Multi-Cultural Festival have combined efforts to bring comprehensive arts & culture programming to the festival! The festival will be on Friday, June 16 and Saturday, June 17 from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. at Wheeling Heritage Port. The Ohio County Library will continue to host additional literary and historical programming for the festival. The festival will include all of the great events from both festivals so if you are looking for the Artist Market or the Around the World Carnival, you will find it all. The admission-free event is open to everyone in the community and offers a variety of arts and cultural programs, including live music, visual arts, theatre, dance, literature, culinary demonstrations, historical arts, and much more.

Heritage Port Story Time – “Dig!”

Join the Ohio County Public Library for Heritage Port Story Time this summer at the Veterans Memorial Amphitheater! In case of inclement weather, Story Time will be held at the Ohio County Public Library. Call 304.232.0244 for more information.

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

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!

Heritage Port Story Time – “Who Made This Cake?”

Join the Ohio County Public Library for Heritage Port Story Time this summer at the Veterans Memorial Amphitheater! In case of inclement weather, Story Time will be held at the Ohio County Public Library. Call 304.232.0244 for more information.

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.

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!

Heritage Port Story Time – “The Three Little Pigs”

Join the Ohio County Public Library for Heritage Port Story Time this summer at the Veterans Memorial Amphitheater! In case of inclement weather, Story Time will be held at the Ohio County Public Library. Call 304.232.0244 for more information.

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.

Memorial Day Concert – Legend

Enjoy a free rock and pop concert at Wheeling Heritage Port featuring favorites by Legend!

Memorial Day Observance

Memorial Day Observance will be held at Veterans Memorial Amphitheater at Wheeling Heritage Port.

11th Annual Wheeling Heritage Trail Bicycle Tour

Registration will begin at 7 am. The tour will begin at 8 a.m. with the start of the 100 km riders. The mass start will be at 8:45 a.m. for those riding 30 miles, escorted by the Wheeling Police Department, with road guards posted at critical intersections. The 10-mile ride is also an escorted ride on the trail and will begin shortly after the mass start. The 100 km (62 miles) ride will leave the trail near the Ohio/Brooke County line for a hilly loop through Bethany and West Liberty with a stop at Bethany College. It is a challenging ride with great SAG support. Lunch will be served between 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Heritage Port and there will be entertainment from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., so returning riders can sit under the shade trees or tents and relax. Snack/water stops will keep riders hydrated: 3 on the 100 km ride and 2 on the 30-mile ride. Same-day registrations are welcome but it helps us if you register early. Every participant is required to wear a helmet. Entrants under 18 must be accompanied by a registered adult. We ride rain or shine! For further information call Quick Service Bicycle Shop at 740-635-3700 or email tour@quickservicecycle.com. The 2017 Heritage Trail Tour is made possible by our generous sponsors and by thousands of volunteer hours donated by members of the Ohio Valley Trail Partners and residents of the Ohio Valley. Money raised by this event supports expansion and care for the Wheeling Heritage Trail. We hope you enjoy it!

Summer Kick-Off Concert – Ron Retzer Trio

Kick off Summer with a FREE concert featuring favorite gospel songs performed by the Ron Retzer Trio!

Post-Race Concert – Easy Street

Head to Wheeling Heritage Port following the Ogden Newspapers Half-Marathon Classic for new and classic rock favorites with Easy Street!

Law Enforcement Memorial

The Wheeling Police Department will hold its fifth annual Law Enforcement Memorial at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday May 17th at Wheeling’s Heritage Port. This year’s guest speaker will be The Honorable John Preston Bailey, Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia. The Wheeling Park High School Young Patriots will perform a musical number, as well as the Pittsburgh Police Emerald Society Pipe and Drum Band. In addition to the 9 men who died serving the Wheeling Police Department, those who died in the line of duty during 2016 will be honored, including West Virginia State Trooper Joseph Portaro and Canonsburg, Pa. Police Officer Scott Bashioum Please join us in honoring the men and women of law enforcement that have given the ultimate sacrifice.

Ohio Valley Light the Night Walk

Mark your calendars for our 2017 Ohio Valley Light The Night Walk Thursday, April 20 at 5:30 p.m. at Wheeling Heritage Port in Wheeling, WV!