Come join us for our 5th Annual Solar powered Music Festival in Fayetteville, West Virginia: the only festival where you can sign up for a solar power co-op, enjoy a music festival fully powered by the sun, learn about environmental sustainability, and take a trip down the New River! Keeper of the Mountains Foundation started this music festival to bring people together, support musicians, and educate communities about energy alternatives. It is only together that we can move forward into a brighter future.
Our premier fall event in downtown Parkersburg has quickly become the Downtown Throwdown BBQ and Brewfest. Our Brewfest features many of West Virginia’s craft beers. Attendees will have the option to purchase various BBQ and other food items from their choice of food vendors. Most vendors accept cash only, but there are ATM’s in the vicinity of the event. At the end of the evening, attendees are encourage to cast their vote for the favorite BBQ item in the ballot box at the main gate. At the end of the evening, our winner will be announced and receive their award. Local entertainment provides this event with the atmosphere to sit back, relax and enjoy the evening. This event is made possible with the support of the Parkersburg Jaycees and other sponsors.
Enjoy craft beer, delicious food, and great music at West Virginia Bites and Brews. Spark! Imagination and Science Center is hosting the 2nd Annual West Virginia Bites & Brews on Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. at the WV National Guard Readiness Center at 90 Army Way in Morgantown. West Virginia Bites & Brews offers attendees samples of “bites” from local food trucks and mobile vendors as well tastes of several microbrews. There will be huge raffle baskets and amazing music from local band, Main Street Hustle. Cost is $40 per person for “bites and brews” and $30 for “bites only”. There is a $5 discount per ticket when purchased before April 1, 2017. Tickets are available at the Museum and online at sparkwv.yapsody.com.
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.
The Music and the Mountains Old Time Festival will showcase and celebrate Appalachian culture and craft. This community based, family friendly event will bring together local artisans and musicians to provide an opportunity for our local community and visitors to experience Appalachian craft demonstrations, old time music and dance traditions along with regional food. Friday night's concert will feature old time, traditional Appalachian music. Saturday afternoon events will include: local craft demonstrations, a display of regional archival photographs, old time children's games and activities, an open old time community jam, a cornbread contest and a soup bean dinner. Saturday night will offer beginner square dance lessons and a square dance bard and caller.
Stop by the Irish Pub on January 19 to hear some acoustic tunes by local musician Dan Freeman with special guest Nathan Seldomridge. Good music and tasty beverages await!