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Monongalia County Fair

Enjoy a parade, indoor, and outdoor events such as a pageant, exhibits, car show, livestock, vendors and much more.

WV Chocolate Festival

Have a “sweet” time during Ripley’s 12th annual Chocolate Festival. It begins with a 10 a.m. parade through downtown Ripley

Shanghai Parade

Bundle up the family and come enjoy Lewisburg’s annual New Year’s Day parade of unknown origins which features the wackiest

South Charleston Christmas Parade

This televised Christmas Parade has Santa arriving by helicopter at the Oakes Field Football Stadium. Crowds line D street to

Snowflake Express Train Rides with Santa

Christmas Cookies and hot cocoa, Santa and all his helpers from the North Pole and a train ride to see

Elkins- Randolph County Children’s Christmas Parade

The annual Elkins-Randolph County Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade is becoming one of the largest “small town” parades in Randolph and surrounding counties. We would like to invite you to join this popular event! If you would like to participate in the parade, please contact the Chamber office. Directly following the parade, Santa Claus & Mrs. Claus will be at the YMCA to take “wish lists” and distribute treats to the children.

Veteran’s Day Parade

Each year around Veterans Day, community groups host a variety of dinners and events designed to honor all veterans who

King Coal Festival

The King Coal Festival is Mingo County's oldest and longest running festival. Each year on the third weekend in September, craft and food vendors line the streets of Williamson and one coal miner is crowned "Mr. King Coal." Music, community block party, and a parade finish out the evening.

Mount Hope Jubilee

Friday, September 14th: Alumni Meet & Greet; Street Dance 6pm – 9pm Saturday, September 15th: 9:30am music begins, 10am parade, vendors throughout the day.

Culturefest

Culturefest World Music & Arts Festival is a weekend-long immersion in the creative arts on a magical mountaintop in WV. Culturefest events include but are not limited to: world music, dance, performance art, workshops, artisan vendors, drum circles, Kids' Village, healing arts, camping, community art projects, parade, after hours cabaret, good vibes and beautiful mountain scenery.

22nd Annual West Virginia Blackberry Festival

This great 3-day food festival has lots of wonderful blackberry dishes and other foods, arts & crafts, 5K run, fireworks, games and loads of free entertainment! Ample parking available. For more information, please call 304-622-3206 or visit their website at www.wvblackberry.com.

Festival of India

Hosted by the Palace of Gold! Live music, dancing, yoga and a parade. For more information, please call 304-843-1600.

Town of Man Street Fair

The Town of Man is celebrating their 100th Anniversary with a street fair from July 18, 2018 through July 21, 2018. The four day celebration kicks off with cake and ice cream at 3pm and a parade to follow at 6pm. A car show will be held on July 19, 2018. The 100 year celebration will wrap up with a two day town fair event with food, crafts, vendors, bands and more! Fireworks at dusk on Saturday evening.

Festival of India 2018

Ratha Yatra or the Festival of India (Chariots) is one of the world’s oldest religious festivals, originally celebrated in Jagannath Puri. By the mercy of Srila Prabhupada this festival is now being celebrated all over the world. In the summer of 1967, the city of San Francisco saw the Western world’s first Ratha Yatra. Many other swamis and yogis journeyed to the West in the past, but none of them had the vision of Srila Prabhupada: to establish the Krishna conscious culture of ancient India without watering it down. Srila Prabhupada introduced Lord Jagannatha to the Western world and also inaugurated the Ratha Yatra ceremony, in its original format. New Vrindaban will celebrate this international festival for the third year in downtown Wheeling, West Virginia.

Shepherdstown 4th of July Parade and Picnic

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 [email protected]

Fayetteville Lion’s Club 4th of July Celebration

Celebrate America’s birthday in America’s coolest small town.  We invite you and your family to join our community in celebration and to experience the magic of our small-town Independence Day Celebration.   The Fayetteville Lion's Club will host the 4th of July Celebration kicking off the festivities on the evening of the July 3rd with live music leading into a town-wide celebration on the 4th. This free event features fun activities for the whole family, vendors, food, live entertainment, and more. Enjoy ice cream and a day full of wholesome summer fun. Nothing says summer like a watermelon spitting contest or try your hand at our hula hooping contest, adults are welcome to join. Do you think you have the best cobbler? Enter our Cobbler baking contest. One of the highlights of the celebration is the Fayetteville Lion's Club 4th of July Parade where you will see an explosion of patriotism with decked out floats. Bring a blanket and stay all evening, relax on the courthouse lawn and enjoy some live music. The festivities will be capped off by a fireworks extravaganza at the Fayetteville Town Park at dusk on 4th.

28th Annual Point Pleasant Sternwheel Regatta

Annual free festival that features Nashville entertainment, river events, parade, 5K run, pageants, and more.

Weston’s Memorial Day Parade & “VET-Together”

Weston’s Memorial Day Parade at 11 a.m. and the “Vet-Together” at the Mountaineer Military Museum (will begin immediately following the parade). For Vet-Together details, please phone 304-516-0800 or contact Bob Golden 304-269-2210 for parade details.

Irish Road Bowling – Irish Spring Festival, Ireland, WV

Irish Road Bowling consists of a ball made of iron and steel that is heavy enough to pick up speed, yet small enough for any person to handle. Besides the basic rules and terms, all you do is hurl this 28 oz. sized "bowl" with an underhand motion over a 1 to 2 mile country road and see how far it goes! Scored like golf, the fewest number of shots from the start to the finish line wins. Irish Road Bowling is similar to fast pitch softball, except with a running start. It's also like bowling if you had enough room to run 10 or 15 yards. Irish Road Bowling is ideal for young athletes or seniors who are looking to enjoy a scenic walk on a country road, combined with an ancient and exciting, but not overly strenuous, sport! Ireland is West Virginia’s Irish road bowling “homeplace,” the origin and heart of WV Irish road bowling. All events are family friendly. Don't miss Saturday's parade, harp concert, and duck race. Time: Saturday road bowling begins at 2:30p.m. and Sunday at 1:30 p.m. Location: Wildcat Road to Duffy Bridge, at 2.2 miles our longest course. For more information, visit http://wvirishroadbowling.com/schedule-events.html or call Road Master Denton King 304-452-8962.

Holiday Open House in White Sulphur Springs

Main Street White Sulphur Springs will light up the village for the town’s annual Holiday Open House. Downtown businesses featuring gift items, holiday décor, food, home accessories and more will be open and offering refreshments. Ice sculpting by The Greenbrier, a parade through town, a trolley for the kids and a chance to visit the big guy himself (that's Santa, of course) are part of the festivities.

Inaugural BB&T Malden Salt Fest

The Inaugural BB&T Malden Salt Fest will be held October 6th to 8th in Malden at J.Q. Dickinson Salt-Works. There will be music, food, tours, a parade, dancing, crafts, demonstrations, and more! October 6th: Dinner at J.Q. Dickinson Salt-Works for descendants of salt-works owners, workers, and slaves. Tickets will go on sale in September October 7th: The day kicks off at 10:00 a.m. with an old fashioned parade in downtown Malden which will end at J.Q. Dickinson Salt-Works. The day will be full of assorted cultural activities such as lectures, films, music and dancing. There will be re-enacting of the salt making of the original settlers, oral history taking and tours. A variety of local foods, craft beer, cider and treats will be available for purchase. Live music into the evening. Free admission. October 8th: A service will be held at the African Zion Church in downtown Malden with gospel singing. The Spring Hill Cemetery will be open for tours of the grounds where the salt maker's and their descendants are buried. More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1792151121029445/?acontext=%7B%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D

Battle Days Festival

Battle Days is the Commemoration and Memorial of the Battle of Point Pleasant October 10, 1774 between the Virginia Militia and Shawnee confederation of tribes under Chief Cornstalk at Tu-Endie-Wei State Park. Friday: School tours, frontier craft demonstrations and encampment. "History in the Round" with historical reenactors in the evening. Saturday: Parade 11am. Re-enactors frontier encampment, crafts, music and food. Colonial Ball in the evening. Sunday: Memorial Services. Full schedule TBA.

Frankford Autumn Festival

Join in the Frankford community festivities celebrating the official arrival of fall -- arts and crafts, live music, food vendors, kids' games, demonstrations, parade through town and more!

49th Annual Treasure Mountain Festival

This is the 49th annual Treasure Mountain Festival. Pendleton County is a hidden treasure and you are sure to find many hidden treasures during this family friendly event. Come bring your family and friends and enjoy this wonderful mountain community.

4th of July in Petersburg

"A Tribute to Elvis" by William Stiles at the Landes Arts Center. Sponsored by the City of Petersburg. Tickets available at: City of Petersburg Office Judy's Drug Store Grant County Parks and Recreation Office Tickets: $12.00 Tuesday, Jul 4, 2017 Where: Petersburg City Park and Tri-County Fairgrounds Tuesday at City Park enjoy a car show, flag ceremony, Inflatables for kids, Pony Rides, Horseshoe Contest and Free Swim starting at 1pm at the City Pool. See our website for a full lineup of activities and entertainment for the 4th of July! www.visitgrantcounty.com

27th Annual Point Pleasant Regatta

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.

WV Dandelion Festival

Downtown White Sulphur Springs welcomes the beginning of summer by honoring the ubiquitous dandelion. Enjoy a weekend of events and activities -- parade, children’s play area, arts & crafts, 5K and fireworks.

Landing Zone Rainelle, WV – Veterans Reunion

Celebrate Memorial Day with a parade-turned-motorcycle-rally with veterans traveling from Charleston, WV to Washington D.C for their annual “Ride to the Wall”. Included in weekend festivities -- live music, presentations, a car show and fireworks.

West Virginia Three Rivers Festival

The West Virginia Three Rivers Festival officially opens on Thursday, May 25th with the start of the Grand Feature Parade followed by the Opening Ceremonies at Palatine Park in Downtown Fairmont. Following this are three days of fun-filled activities for the whole family. We welcome you and your family to enjoy the live entertainment, carnival, parade, the World Championship Pepperoni Roll Eating Contest and a gigantic fireworks display to finish it all off. Entertainment by Bear Hollow Woodcarvers, Extreme Illusions & Escapes, The Joseph Sisters and Rick K & the Allnighters. The full schedule of event can be found at http://wvthreeriversfestival.org

Cheat River Festival

First weekend in May, every year – Cheat Fest 2017 is May 5th and 6th, 2017. Gates open Friday night from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. The festival grounds in Albright, West Virginia will once again transform into a haven for boaters, music lovers, and families. Bands from all over Appalachia will entertain crowds with live music. Held rain or shine, Cheat Fest is always a good time! There will be activities for the whole family including kids' tents and parade, delicious food, art market, 5K, downriver race, vendors, live entertainment, workshops, silent auction and raffles. Kids under twelve are free! Kids of all ages can congregate at the ever-growing Kid’s Tent from noon ’till 5:00 p.m. on Saturday for a host of hands-on activities.

25th Annual Spring Mountain Festival- Tri County Fairgrounds

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

10th Annual WV Chocolate Festival

Ripley will host the 10th annual WV Chocolate Festival on Saturday, April 8. The chocolate parade in downtown Ripley begins at 11 a.m. Vendors will offer everything chocolate at Ripley Elementary from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Afternoon entertainment will be provided by the bluegrass group The Cossin Brothers and the country sounds of Corey Hager.

Ripley Veterans Day

The famous Clydesdale horses will be leading the Veterans Day Parade at 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 11 in Ripley. The Military Honor March, which includes poster-sized photos of veterans from the Civil War through the current era, is a highlight of the parade. The parade will be followed by a ceremony led by local veteran's organizations at 11 a.m. Former P.O.W. Jessica Lynch is the guest speaker. A patriotic concert will follow from courthouse gazebo.

West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival

Fantastic foods, special children's area, grand parade, cultural events and queen's pageant. Three stages of on-going entertainment - all free of charge to the public! For more info, please call 304-622-7314; visit their website at www.wvihf.com; or email [email protected]

Mason County Fair Parade

Annual Mason County Fair Parade kicking off 54th Mason County Fair. Line-up starts at 10:00 am, 2nd Street, Point Pleasant.

Morgantown’s 4th of July Celebration

Join us this year for the 4th of July parade, awards ceremony at the courthouse downtown, live music from Desert Highway, an Eagles Tribute band, at the Hazel Ruby Mcquain Amphitheater on the riverfront and an awesome fireworks display over the river. Everything is free to the public! Great fun for the whole family. Schedule: --11 a.m. Hazel Ruby McQuain riverfront Amphitheatre: Morgantown Municipal Band under the direction of C.B. Wilson. --5 p.m. High Street downtown Morgantown: Parade starts at Willey Street and continues south to Foundry Street. --6 p.m. Morgantown area Rotary Clubs/ Celebration of America community awards ceremony: Court House Square High Street --6:45 p.m. Hazel Ruby McQuain riverfront Amphitheatre: Wildwood Band --8:15 p.m. Hazel Ruby McQuain riverfront Amphitheatre: Desert Highway Band --10:00 p.m. Hazel Ruby McQuain riverfront Amphitheatre Zambelli Fireworks

4th Annual Princess Tea

Come join your favorite princesses for a day of fun, games, refreshments, and cookies!! Party or Sunday dress attire is encouraged for everyone, you can even arrive dressed as your favorite princess! This year your little princess will visit with each of our princesses, visit the "Sparkle Station", and enjoy a special surprise guest! Please bring your own camera to capture each greeting and smile from your little one. Play games with the princesses, and watch as your child parades down our indoor "Main Street" with all the princesses! Refreshments and snacks will be available! Admission: $20.00/Child Ages 12 and under; $5.00 for Each Accompanying Adult *This event is being held at the Training Center located through the North Wagon Gate entrance on 8th Street. *There will be no tickets sold at the door, so be sure to reserve your tickets NOW! *Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

White Sulphur Springs Christmas Parade

See Santa and all his friends.