28th Anniversary WV Black Heritage Festival

This wonderful street festival is a celebration of black heritage that takes place during the annual remembrance of the Emancipation Proclamation. Great food, games, entertainment and cultural events. For more information, please call 304-641-9963 or visit their website at

13th Annual Jesus Fest

Faith based street festival with food, free movies, music, speakers, entertainment, and children's activities. For more information, please call 304-838-9966 or visit their website at

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.

4th Annual Shepherdstown Dog Fest

Shepherdstown WV will hold its fourth annual "Dog Fest" the weekend of May 14-15. The Dog Fest will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. both days. It will include a wide variety of activities for dogs, their owners, dog lovers, and the general public. Most of the activities will be located on King Street in front of the Town Hall, in the heart of the downtown. All the activities will be free and everyone will be welcome. The main event Saturday will be a parade of rescue dogs that will showcase adoptable dogs from a dozen different breed-specific rescue organizations and local all-breed shelters. As each dog goes on parade, a representative of the sponsoring organization will provide commentary on the animal. The goal is not only to help find homes for these dogs but also to educate the public about the needs of different breeds and adoption and fostering options.  Other highlights of Saturday's schedule will include a community dog show open to dogs owned by both visitors and residents. Sunday will feature three sheepdog demonstrations with Border Collies. This will be a good opportunity to learn how these highly intelligent dogs herd large numbers of sheep with instinct and training. Both days will include blessings of the dogs; exhibits and demonstrations by trainers, rescue organizations, and others; and children's activities. There will also be a silent auction of goods and gift certificates donated by Shepherdstown businesses. Throughout the weekend, many restaurants and stores and will let dog owners bring their dogs inside. Many will also be offering special dog-themed food, drinks, and items for sale. The Dog fest is sponsored by the Shepherdstown Visitors Center; watch the Center's website at for schedule details. For more information, contact Ms. Davis at 304-876-2786 or

WV Black Heritage Festival

This wonderful street festival is a celebration of black heritage that takes place during the annual remembrance of the Emancipation Proclomation. Great good, games, entertainment, and cultural events. For more info please visit their website at or call 304-641-9963.