Dragon Boat Race

Dragon Boat Racing is a great team building and networking experience. Some businesses use this event to have an employee picnic while others take advantage of making it a team building event. Whatever the reason, gather your group for a unique experience of paddling a 46 foot long dragon boat on the Ohio River!

Dancing with the Ohio Valley Stars

Dancing Competition: Who will dance their way to the top of this year's Dancing with the Ohio Valley Stars?

Panhandle Pumpers Society Fire Muster

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

Textural Contemporary Ballet

Professional Ballet in Wheeling! Enjoy a captivating performance by the Pittsburgh-based Texture Ballet Company. You don’t have to drive to the big city for quality, cultural experiences. See professional ballet in Wheeling! Oglebay Institute is proud to host this amazing performance. Texture presents authentic and dynamic movement based in classical ballet. Performances are both unique and inviting. These passionate dancers break through preconceived notions of ballet. Watch their graceful and powerful movements. You’ll admire their gravity-defying leaps and spins, too. As you watch the performance, the music and the stories come to life onstage right before your eyes. Most importantly, the dancers express emotion with their bodies in ways that words cannot. You’ll be amazed. $15 per person. Purchase tickets online or call 304-242-7700. Teaching the Art of Dance… Oglebay Institute recognizes the importance of creative expression through movement and music. Dance, in all forms, has been a vibrant part of Institute’s programming for more than eight decades. Oglebay Institute’s School of Dance not only presents dance as an art form and a means of self-expression but also as social interaction for all ages. From novice dancers to returning professionals, our students immerse themselves in the art of dance at Oglebay Institute.

Wheeling Hibernians Irish Road Bowling Ohio Valley Championship

September 23 at 1:00 p.m.: Wheeling Hibernians Ohio Valley Championship, Wheeling; The Wheeling Hibernians IRB Tournament is the northern-most event on the WVIRBA Tour circuit. Centrally located in the Ohio River Valley, this tournament will be an easy drive from Pittsburgh or Columbus, Boggs Hill Road. Contact Craig O'Leary at 304-242-6196 or email In September 2016, 737 bowlers made this WVIRBA event the largest Irish road bowling team tournament in the world. Entry fee includes barbecue afterwards, with live music.

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.

Debbie Green “Green Mile” One Mile Race

Race starts at 7:00 p.m. at Wheeling's Heritage Port. Shirts guaranteed to the first 250 registered participants; Pizza provided by Dominos Pizza; Refreshments provided and Wild Horse will provide entertainment; Championship timing by Runners High. Entry fee is $13.00 prior to the day of the race and $15.00 race day. Registration and packet pickup is 4 p.m. - 9 p.m. SHARP!

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.

Ogden Newspapers Kids Run

Tiny Tot Trot Sponsored by: Ohio Valley Parent Magazine 9 a.m. Saturday, May 27. On Water Street, near Heritage Port. Ages 5 & under, 4-5 year-olds race first, followed by 3 & under. No entry fee. Registration is 8:30 a.m. All entrants will receive finish award ribbon. Ogden Fun Run At 8:20 a.m. Saturday, May 27, the Fun Run will make its way through downtown Wheeling. Also a non-competitive event, the Fun Run is for children 12 and under. No prizes are awarded and the $15 entry fee includes a race T-shirt. Pre-registered participants are guaranteed a T-shirt. Parents are encouraged to run with their children at no cost or pay $15 and also receive a T-shirt. Sizes and quantities of T-shirts are limited at the event. The race will begin at the start/finish line on 14th Street, and head up 14th to Eoff Street. The course heads up 14th Street to Eoff Street, where it turns left, heading north on Eoff Street to 11th Street west. Runners then descend the hill next to the Wheeling YWCA, crossing Chapline Street and heading to Market Street, where they turn right and travel north to 10th Street, left on 10th to Main Street, and then left on Main Street south. The course then turns right on 11th Street, at the elephant, Bobo, at the Heritage Port Gateway Park, then left onto Water Street. The course continues for 300 yards on Water Street before ending in front of Berry Supply Corp.

Ogden Newspapers 5K Run & 5K Walk for Health

8:15 a.m. The 5K Run and 5K Walk For Health prizes will be given in the Open division. Race towels, bottled water and fresh fruit will be available to participants. Participants will receive one food voucher, and pre-registered participants are guaranteed a Dri-Fit shirt. Also in 2017, the Race Committee has determined that all 5K participants will receive a race medal.

Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic

The Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic Run will start at 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 27. This challenging, Ohio Valley course — often referred to as the “Toughest Half Marathon in America” — is well known for its changes in elevation. The Half Marathon Run will have prize categories (for male and female) for the Open division. Race towels, bottled water and fresh fruit will be available to participants. Participants will receive one food voucher. Pre-registered participants are guaranteed a Dri-Fit shirt.

Acoustic Soft Rock Band “Bridges” at Towngate

Live Music in Wheeling: Bridges at Towngate Theatre 8 p.m. Friday, May 26, 2017 $10/$8.50 OI members Purchase tickets online or call 304-242-7700. Longtime local favorites Kim Butler, Doug Pettit and Dave Pettit, along with a host of musical guests, entertain audiences with classic rock sounds from artists such as the Beatles, the Eagles, Van Morrison, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, the Zac Brown Band and more. Music fans from throughout the Upper Ohio Valley look forward to this annual performance. Towngate proudly supports live music in Wheeling. Some of the region’s most versatile and entertaining musicians perform on the Towngate stage on select weekends throughout the year.