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Mountain Stage presents Lee Ann Womack, Catilyn Smith and Haley Heynderickx

Mountain Stage presents Lee Ann Womack, Catilyn Smith and Haley Heynderickx.

5 farm workshops to learn traditional trades

If you’re a farm kid at heart but never had the opportunity to learn the traditional arts and skills associated

Pepperoni rolls and craft beer are the perfect pair at this West Virginia festival

Pepperoni rolls? Check. Beer? Check. Proceeds go to a good cause? Check. On June 20, stop by the Rolls on

Putnam County Fair

Enjoy arts and crafts, 4-H exhibits, livestock, pageants, demolition derby, carnival, dirt track events, tractor pulls, concerts and more.

5 ways to dine outside for the best mountain views

Spring and summer in the Mountain State are that perfect time of year when everything is beautiful and lush. And

Second Annual Juneteenth Celebration

Have some fun at the 2nd Annual Juneteenth Celebration presented by the Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs (HHOMA) in

This one-day West Virginia yard sale is the largest on the East Coast

Did you know West Virginia is home to the largest one-day community yard sale on the East Coast? Each May,

Mountain views & a show: The best amphitheaters in West Virginia

From waterfront views to dramatic views of the New River Gorge, each amphitheater in West Virginia is different, yet equally

7 Days, 7 Ways to Celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week

May 5-11, 2019 is National Travel and Tourism Week—an occasion established by congressional resolution 35 years ago to celebrate the

The Back Porch String Band

The Back Porch String Band was formed in Charleston in 1973 and played throughout southern WV. Family and job obligations caused the band to cease playing publicly for 40 years. Now that the band members are retired, they have rekindled their desire to play country, folk, and bluegrass string music and the whole gang will squeeze onto the stage tonight!

Starlings Coffee and Provisions

Tricky Fish

Celebrate Free Comic Book Day in West Virginia

In an era of big box stores and online shopping, the neighborhood comic shop has stood the test of time,

Breaking Chains Christian Music Festival

Join us for the first ever Breaking Chains Live Music Festival at the Mason County Fairgrounds in Point Pleasant, WV coming on Sunday, June 24th! Produced by Transparent Productions, this one-day Christian music festival is bringing together some of the biggest names in Christian music including Crowder, Big Daddy Weave, Rend Collective and Social Club Misfits! Don’t miss an incredible day of music and fun for all ages - tickets start at just $15 so bring your friends and come worship with your community in the summer sun!

How to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in West Virginia

Cinco de Mayo is the celebration of the Mexican army defeating the French forces of Napoleon III on May 5,

You must try these 8 giant burgers in West Virginia

What makes a hamburger special to you? Is it the chargrilled, juicy beef? Is it the way you dress a

These 27 places know EVERYTHING about West Virginia

Have you consulted a local convention and visitor’s bureau when planning your trip? These organizations are staffed by friendly and

Relax during these 6 easy adventures in West Virginia

Everyone knows that West Virginia is the prime place for hard-hitting adventures like whitewater rafting the Gauley River’s class V+

Myrtle Beach Flights are BACK……….

Our Myrtle Beach flight start back May 16th- late October. Flights start as low as $36 one way.

The Ultimate Guide to Spartan Weekend in Almost Heaven

Spartan Race returns to West Virginia this year—with a Trifecta weekend sure to get the blood pumping! This challenging, world-famous

12 months, 12 festivals & events in West Virginia

Throughout the year, the Mountain State is home to some of the most unique and fun festivals and events. From

BYOB- Bring your own banjo to these down-home mountain music fests

What’s more fun than a jam session beneath the trees? Grab your instrument of choice and get to pickin’ at

Breaking Boundaries of Dance

May 11, 2018 | 7:30 pm | 100 Capitol Street The Charleston Ballet and BEO String Quartet present "Breaking Boundaries of Dance", an intimate studio show at the Charleston Ballet studios in Downtown Charleston. Tickets are $20 for Adults and $10 for Children Call 304-342-6541 or visit http://www.thecharlestonballet.com/Tickets/default.aspx

You must try these 12 AMAZING pies in West Virginia

  The pepperoni roll may well be West Virginia’s state food, but we also have some desserts that have reached

Capitol Market

Celebrate Earth Day in West Virginia

Earth Day is celebrated worldwide every April 22 in an effort to promote a healthy, sustainable environment. There are many

These 20 events are West Virginia must-sees

Parents hear it every year as school winds down for the summer: “I want something to do!” Fortunately, there’s always

West Virginia International Yeager Airport (CRW)

FestivALL Charleston

Experience it ALL in Charleston, WV! FestivALL will celebrate it's 14th year with a variety of live music, visual art, theatre, dance and more in venues throughout downtown Charleston. This year's main events include: Lake Street Dive at the Mayor's Concert, the two day juried Capitol Street Art Fair and Children's Art Fair, Dance FestivALL featuring Jamal Story, Italian theatre at Compagnia TPO's Panda's Home, Carriage Trail Walk, Wine & Jazz Music Festival featuring Black Masala, B&B River Queen Cruises, Ice Cream & the Arts in Elk City and more! Visit www.festivallcharleston.com/events for over 10 days of fun in the capital city!

FestivALL Preview Weekend

FestivALL's Preview Weekend will return to Haddad Riverfront Park & the Kanawha Boulevard for the 3rd year. Enjoy a weekend full of FREE live music, delicious food and endless artful adventures in Charleston, WV. Kick off your summer with speaker series 'Three Things: My First, My First, My Favorite', the first Live on the Levee of the season, Taste-of-ALL Charleston, FestivALT concert series, and the opening of FestivALL's public art exhibition 'Brickscape'.

You’ll never believe what West Virginia’s state fossil is

  You’ve heard of the state animal (black bear) and the state tree (sugar maple) … but did you know

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Spring is better in the mountains of West Virginia

The best season of the year has just arrived and what does that mean? Flowers are blooming, trees are turning

Kurt Vile and The Violators

Drusky Entertainment and Mr. Smalls present Kurt Vile and the Violators with special guest Connections live at the Metropolitan Theatre! All ages welcome. Doors open at 7:00 pm.

Southern Gospel & Bluegrass Concert with Jeff and Sheri Easter

Jeff and Sheri have been nominated for numerous Dove Awards and won six. They’ve also received numerous other awards, including two career Grammy nominations.

Hard Hats & Heroes

Fire Truck, Buses, Military, Police, Construction, and more! Kids are encouraged to touch their favorite vehicles, get behind the wheel, and meet the people who help to build, protect, and serve our community! Sensory friendly hour is from 10:30am - 11:30am. This is a RAIN OR SHINE event! Location: St. Mary’s Education Center Parking Lot 2853 5th Ave, Huntington, WV 25702

Rip through these 4 roarin’ raceways!

West Virginia’s rural hills and hollows combine with our bold “go-for-it” attitude to make motocross (MX) a top-rated sport. The

5 mom and pop shops in West Virginia you must visit

You’ll never believe what you can find at some of the state’s oldest and most unique “mom and pop shops.”

Celebrate Easter in West Virginia

For many, Easter is a time for rebirth, renewal and reflection. It’s also a time for celebration and family fun.

Bad Shepherd Beer Company

Mardi Gras Casino & Resort- Easter Brunch Buffet

Mardi Gras Casino & Resort Sunday, April 1st 10am – 2 pm $23.95 Easter Brunch Buffet Serving your Easter Brunch

Fly In Festival and WV State Flatpick Contest

WV State Flatpick Guitar Contest and Workshops is proudly partnered with Fly in Festival. The Fly In Festival is a bluegrass, old time, Americana, acoustic music festival. Some of the region's best bands and performers will be featured along with the officially sanctioned WV flatpick contest. The event offers airplane tours, sky diving exhibitions, camping, vendors, and food and drinks. The festival enjoys a venue on the beautiful Ohio River just north of Huntington, WV. The festival grounds will open the evening before the event for camping, jamming, and gathering. Some of the region's best Old Time, Bluegrass and Americana Bands will be performing, as-well-as Air Plane Tours, Sky Diving, and Camping. Tickets are $25/Day, $40/Weekend. Primitive Camping is $20/weekend, and a limited number of Full Hook-Up RV site are available for $35. Food and Drinks will be sold by the Fly In Cafe. Call 304-733-1240 for more information.

Charleston Toastmasters Open-House

Not your grandfather's Toastmasters! Please join the Charleston Area Toastmasters for our Spring Open House as we celebrate the roll-out of Pathways--our new, online education program that provides access to training and planning. Refreshments will be provided and everyone is welcome to come meet our members and learn about the exciting new Toastmasters program.

FOOTMAD Community Dance

Dancing fun for all ages! Live music by the McKenzies, caller Phoebe Williams. All dances taught before the music begins, no partner required. Beginner lesson 6:45 pm.

American Guild of Handbell Musicians Spring Festival

Join ringers from around Area 5 for a weekend of handbell music, education, fellowship and fun!

WV Home Show 2018

WV Home Show 2018The Home Builders Association is the proud sponsor of the WV Home Show. The West Virginia Home Show is the largest exhibit of its kind in the State of West Virginia, and one of the largest in the Eastern United States. Over 250 exhibitors set up in the Charleston Civic Center. The show offers everything from bricks and sticks to furnaces and flowers to computers and wiring. The WV Home Show is a "must see" if you are planning to remodel, redecorate or add additional landscaping. $8.00 Adults; $7 for seniors over 65 years old; children 2 years or older $1.00

South Charleston Easter Egg Hunt

Bring your own basket and join us for fun at Joplin Park! 5,000 eggs will be hidden with prizes and candy inside. For children ages 6 and under. For more information, call Mary or Beth at 304-746-5552

St. Albans Easter Egg Hunt

Enjoy this annual spring celebration in the City of St. Albans. 3-4 year olds are from 11-11:30, 5 and 6 year olds are from 11:-12:00, 7-9 year olds are noon – 12:30, and 10-12 year olds are 12:30-1:00, special needs egg hunt begins at 1:00.

2018 Easter Carnival at the State Capitol

The annual Easter Carnival at the State Capitol will take place Saturday, March 31 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Easter Bunny will be on hand for pictures with children and families. There will be games, face painting, clowns and craft stations for children to enjoy and food stations with hot dogs, popcorn and other snacks. At noon, there will be drawings for children's bicycles. The Easter Carnival is free and open to the public.

Capitol Market Green Chili Shootout

Celebrating St. Patrick’s day with a Mexicana meets Irish twist! Live music, green beer and a corporate challenge! People's Choice is a must 2 gallon minimum. We will return your entry fee upon check-in. - Chili Verde 1st Prize is $1,000! - People's Choice Prize is $250! - Best Table Decor Prize is $100 Benefits the Michael J Fox Foundation Sponsored by Capitol Market

Eggstravaganza

Hop into the Clay Center to begin the Easter season with Eggstravaganza on Saturday, March 24th from 11am until 4pm! Enjoy an egg hunt, egg decorating (two eggs for $1), egg drop, and even more egg-citing egg-tivities! Of course, don’t miss our special guest, The Easter Bunny! Thank you to our sponsor for this event, Children’s Dentistry!

Magic Island Easter Egg Hunt

Magic Island Easter Egg Hunt Your favorite Egg Hunt is back again with over 20,000 eggs! The Jungle Island Petting Zoo will be back with kangaroos and other animals for you to feed and interact with and Hoppy's Little Express Train will be giving rides thanks to Kanawha County Parks and Recreation. WQBE and Electric 102.7 will be joining in the Magic with Jams and prizes. Inflatables, face painting, and more!

6th Annual Fox Trot for Parkinson’s Research

The Fox Trot raises money for Parkinson's research. During the past five years, the event has raised $175,000 for The Michael J. Fox Foundation.

Irish Road Bowling – Kanawha State Forest

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! Located just seven miles south of Charleston, West Virginia, Kanawha State Forest is in close proximity to the heavily populated Kanawha Valley and is a recreational haven. The 9,300-acre forest is noted among naturalists for its diverse wildflower and bird populations. Rich cove forest sites provide nesting habitat for 19 species of wood warblers, a feature which draws birders from as far away as Canada. The forest offers some of West Virginia’s best special hikes in winter, spring and fall. Team Registration, 12:30 p.m. Saturday 1:30 pm: Bowling Begins. Contact Kanawha State Forest at 304-558-3500, email kanawhasf@wv.gov, or call Road Master Stephen Wallington 304-638-3224 for more information.

The Something Different Tour in 3D!

Sidewalk Prophets brings their Something Different Tour in 3D!! With guests Bonray to Teays Valley Church of God April 27th at 7pm. General admission is only $10 Early Entry $25.00 & VIP After Party $45.00

Gentle Hikes for All Ages in Almost Heaven

With a nickname like the Mountain State, you might think hiking is a tough chore in West Virginia. But West

Eleanor JEEPfest

Join us in Eleanor, West Virginia for the First Annual Eleanor JEEPfest for a weekend of Jeeps, fun and friends. We will kick the weekend off on Friday evening with a Show & Shine along with vendors, food, and music. Saturday will be a full day of obstacle course runs, trail rides, vendors, food, and will end the day with a bon fire that evening. Sunday, we will be back at the obstacle course and more trail rides before wrapping up that evening. Camping spots are available for campers and tents to stay the weekend with us. Kids 12 and under are FREE! (Must be accompanied by an adult).

Christmas on the Frontier

Join us on the first Saturday in December to learn about Colonial and Early American Christmas traditions! The fort will be open from 10:00 am-3:00 pm to the public.

Christmas Fantasy Light Show

Drive-thru around Krodel Park and view the unique, animated light displays. New additions each year.

17th Annual Mothman Festival

Kickstarter event on Sept. 14. The Mothman Festival is an annual gathering commemorating the visit of the mysterious entity known

Antique Tractor Pull

Antique Tractor Pulls

Belle of Cincinnati Dinner Cruise

The Belle of Cincinnati will travel on the beautiful Ohio River. A delicious buffet-style meal will be served. Local singer Joey Wilcoxen will entertain. The cruise is 2.5 hours long, leaving the Point Pleasant Riverfront Park at 7 pm. Photographer is available. Handicap accessible. Tickets are $50 Adults; Children 4-12, $25 and must be purchased in advance at the

4th Annual Peckfest

Friday, Steve Moakler (7:30 pm) & Travis Tritt (9:30 pm) ; Saturday, Muscadine Bloodline (7:30 pm) and Chase Rice (9:30 pm)

Main Street Car Show

Main Street Car Show. Hot rods and classic cars line the streets from Riverfront Park up to Viand Street. You might see a modern Jaguar XKR, a 1930’s Ford Pickup, to modern muscle cars and nearly everything in between. There was something for everyone.

Docking of the American Queen

Riverboat Cruise ride on the American Queen

Antique Tractor Pull

Antique Tractor Pulls

Liberty Days

Come join us to speak to costumed reenactors and celebrate an 18th century style Independence Day.

28th Annual Point Pleasant Sternwheel Regatta

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

Ladies Tea

For those interested in reenacting, or those wanting to polish their personas. Contact: Deb Cassidy, ftrandolph@yahoo.com

28th Annual Bend Area C.A.R.E./Budweiser Catfish Tournament

This is the 28th year for the largest catfish tournament on the Ohio River. Don't miss the weigh-in of huge catfish at 4pm at the Mason Park and Levy. Contact: Elvis Zerkle, 304-812-6254 / elvis.zerkle@icl-group.com

Antique Tractor Pull

Antique Tractor Pulls

Siege of Fort Randolph

See demonstrations and learn about frontier life skills in the Fort and nearby Indian Village. Outdoor Drama on Saturday. Schedule: Friday, May 18 – School tours, 9 am to 2 pm; Gates close at 5 pm. Saturday, May 19 – Demonstrations 9 am to noon; Trade blanket shopping 9 am to 11 am; Flag Raising Ceremony, 10 am; Magistrate Court, 12:30 pm; “The Siege of Fort Randolph: The Death of Cornstalk” Outdoor Drama, 2 pm; Running of the Gauntlet at the Indian Village, 3 pm; Auction, 4 pm. Gates close at 5 pm. Sunday, May 20 – Gates open at 9 am; Church services, 10 am. Gates close at 2 pm. Gift shop is open during Fort hours. General Admission is $3, Children 6 and under free.

Shanty Boat Night

Ticket price is $35 and includes dinner, entertainment, and door prizes (valued over $3,000). Limited number of tickets being sold. Dinner is served at 6:30PM and includes: Baked steak, green beans, mashed potatoes/gravy, broccoli casserole, Church of God salad, homemade rolls, coconut cream pie or cherry pie, coffee, tea, and lemonade. 1937 FLOOD BAND performs at 7:30PM

11 glorious wildflower trails in West Virginia

The return of spring and summer brings out the color in West Virginia wildflowers and flowering trees. Pair a wildflower

There’s a 400-million-year-old ocean beneath West Virginia

Did you know there’s a 400-million-year-old ocean beneath West Virginia? It’s called the Iapetus Ocean, and it lies underneath the

Old Central City Days

Festival will feature antiques, art, crafts, food, music, and more! Hours are Saturday 10AM - 5PM and Sunday 12PM - 5PM. Free parking behind The Wild Ramp accessible from 13th Street West or at the Old Central City Shopping Plaza.

StinkFest! Ramp Festival

The Wild Ramp is pleased to announce the market's 4th Annual StinkFest will take place at its Old Central City location on Saturday April 21st from 10 am - 5 pm. Join us as we celebrate Ramp season! Feast on this iconic spring plant that is our market's namesake. Free and open to the public! Food vendors featuring ramp dish specialties, music, artisans, and activities for the kids. Meet "Stinky" our Wild Ramp mascot too! Don't miss out on your chance to celebrate the stink! The Wild Ramp will offer a local festival of ramp-infused food, music, kids activities, and more!

Old Central City

2018 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour – Huntington, WV

Marshall Campus Recreation is bringing the Banff Mountain Film Festival to the Tri-State yet again in 2018! The event will be held at the Keith-Albee Theatre in downtown Huntington on Tuesday, April 3rd at 7pm. Started in 1976, the Banff Mountain Film Festival is a group of inspiring, adventurous, and thought-provoking films that are shown in over 40 countries and reach more than 500,000 people each year. Tickets are $10 each for non-students and FREE for Marshall students. To pick up your free student tickets, please visit the Marshall Artist Series Box Office. To purchase your tickets to this unique event please: Purchase them Online or at the Marshall Recreation Center ProShop.

Capital City Gospel Sing

Join us at the Charleston Municipal Auditorium for one of the greatest gospel concerts of the year! Admission: $18.50/$20.50/$22.50 dependent upon seating.

Kenny G

The Grammy award winning artist, Kenny G is bringing his saxophone stylings to the Clay Center on March 22 at 7:30 pm. With over 75 million records sold, he is the best-selling instrumental musician of the modern era. Using the soprano, alto and tenor saxophones to create a unique sound all his own, Kenny G shot to commercial stardom in 1986 with his Duotones album. With hits like “Songbird”, “Don’t Make Me Wait for Love”, “Forever in Love” and “That Moment”, he has cemented his place as one of the best-selling artists of all time.

St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl

Join us from 6 PM to 2 AM on Saturday, March 17 for our 7th Annual East End St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl! Crawl between five East End pubs near the intersection of Washington St., East and Elizabeth St. from 6 PM - 11 PM, and three more great pubs at the corner of Leon Sullivan Way and Lee St. from 10 PM - 2 AM. Enjoy food and drink specials, live Celtic music from FOOTMAD, the Shamrock Challenge with a bunch of great prizes, a Pub Crawl T-shirt and drink koozie, and more! Once again, we've worked with the State of WV and the City of Charleston to fully shut down Washington Street, East from Sydney Ave. to Maxwell Street to ensure a safe and fun crawler experience for everyone!

CTOC presents Disney’s The Lion King, Jr.

Disney’s The Lion King has captivated the imagination of audiences around the world. The African savannah comes to life on stage with Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle… and back again, in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale. Performances: March 16-18, 2018. All performances are at the Civic Center Little Theater. Contact Children's Theater of Charleston for more information.

Marshall University Baseball

Collegiate baseball comes to Charleston when the Marshall University Thundering Herd takes on UAB at Appalachian Power Park. March 16,17, and 18.

Downtown Charleston ArtWalk

With exciting and unique offerings around every corner, Downtown Charleston ArtWalk celebrates the arts on the third Thursday each month March through December, except in November and June when the event falls on Black Friday and the week of FestivALL, respectively. There is a plethora of art-related events and openings, activities, and special programming that takes place all over downtown.

Charleston Ballet Documentary Premiere Gala

Join Secretary Gayle C. Manchin, Emmy Award-winner Deborah Novak and the Charleston Ballet at the premiere screening of “Andre Van Damme and the Story of the Charleston Ballet”. This film follows the journey of Charleston Ballet founder Andre Van Damme, from his roots in the Brussels Royal Opera, his journey to America and the manifestation of his vision for a professional ballet company in 1956. Three-time Emmy Award-winning director Deb Novak weaves a tale of dedication, passion and an enduring commitment to enriching the cultural life of our region. The opening reception beings at 6:30 pm, followed by a 7:30 pm screening. The film is approximately 1 hour long. Black-Tie optional. Tickets: Student $25 | Individual $60 | Couple $100 Call 304-342-6541 or online bit.ly/2wbkQl4

Nativities From Around the World

This is a self-guided exhibit which showcases hundreds of nativity scenes from over 100 nations, and the cost is FREE! 

Celebrate Mardi Gras in West Virginia

  You don’t need to travel to New Orleans to toss festive beads and feast on king cake. Celebrate Mardi

Antique Gas Engine Show

Enjoy Exhibits of working saw mill, displays of small engines, antique tractors, over 30 historic buildings and other numerous exhibits. Tractor Pull - Saturday at 1 pm. Church Services - Sunday at 9 am. Gospel Sing - Sunday at 1:30. Country Kitchen & Country Store will be open. Camping is available.

Wolf’s Head: A Tale of Robin Hood and the Sheriff

Wolf's Head: A Tale of Robin Hood and the Sheriff Based on the ancient ballads of Robin Hood, adapted by John Johnson Sometimes when a greater evil comes along, you find that your allies aren't always who you might expect. Many films, stories, plays, and songs have explored the story of Robin Hood. This play explores more the relationship of Robin and the Sheriff of Nottingham, based on history and the ballads of days gone by. Expect good nature fun, sword play, and honor in this play. Kid Friendly, with adult supervision. Tickets are $15.00 *March 17: 8:00pm to 10:30pm *March 18: 2:00pm to 4:30pm *March 23: 8:00pm to 10:30pm *March 24: 8:00pm to 10:30pm *March 25: 2:00pm to 4:30pm

2018 National Hometown Heroes Boxing Championships

See amateur boxing at its best, on the grassroots level. Approximately 125 athletes are expected to compete in the 2018 National Hometown Heroes Boxing Championships Feb. 16 – 18 at the Beni Kedem Shriners Center in Charleston. The program works with athletes from the age of 8 up to develop individual integrity, character, physical and mental fitness, and personal objectives through the competitive sport of boxing. This competition is a USA Boxing-sanctioned event, and participants are matched based on age, weight, and experience. Gold, silver, and bronze medals are awarded, as are team trophies and special awards. Enjoy the thrill of the fight and high-caliber sportsmanship while supporting youth boxing at its finest. February 16-18, 2018

2018 Miss Teen International Pageant

The Charleston Convention & Visitors Bureau, along with the City of Charleston, welcome pageant contestants from across the globe to compete for the title of Miss Teen International Pageant 2018. The preliminary competition is Thursday, July 26 with the final competition taking place Saturday, July 28. Thursday, July 26 at 7:30pm and Saturday, July 28 at 7:30pm.

2018 Miss Pre-Teen International Pageant

The Charleston Convention & Visitors Bureau, along with the City of Charleston, welcome pageant contestants from across the globe to compete for the title of Miss Pre-Teen International Pageant 2018. The competition is Thursday, July 26.

2018 Mrs. International Pageant

The Charleston Convention & Visitors Bureau, along with the City of Charleston, welcome pageant contestants from across the globe to compete for the title of Mrs. International Pageant 2018. The preliminary competition is Friday, July 20 at 7:30pm, with the final competition taking place the following evening, Saturday, July 21 at 7:30pm.

Charleston Cycling Classic

Officially permitted and sanctioned with USA Cycling. July 21-22, 2018, the hip, historic city of Charleston, WV, will be the center of a three-event, two-day stage race testing cyclists with an individual time trial, a criterium, and a road race to determine an overall winner. All cyclists will race the same courses for the time trial and the criterium, starting and ending at Haddad Riverfront Park in downtown Charleston, WV. The road races will be contested over three different distances, and will also start and finish at Haddad Riverfront Park.

Bear Wood Company

8 Unique Sandwiches in West Virginia

Not all gourmet meals require a knife and fork. You can eat these West Virginia-made sandwiches on the go, but

WV Irish Road Bowling

WV Irish Road Bowling is a sport that has been played in West Virginia since 1995, but the roots go farther back to the American Civil War when soldiers from Ireland played. The Irish have been playing the sport since the 1600s. About Irish Road Bowling consists of a ball made out 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! Team events are played with teams of 3 or 4 bowlers. Scored like golf, the fewest number of shots from the start to the finish line wins. Registration: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Cost: $5 Contact Stephen Wallington (KSF Road Master) 304-638-3224 for more information.

WV Symphony Orchestra presents Out of This World

Theodore Wiprud: Sinfonietta Liszt: Totentanz with Barbara Nissman, piano Gustav Holst: The Planets Single tickets start at $12

FOOTMAD presents Trio Da Kali

Malian supergroup performing in the Mandé griot tradition -- mixing the old with new songs to give a contemporary modern edge. Trio Da Kali unites three outstanding musicians from the Mande culture of southern Mali who come from a long line of distinguished griots (hereditary musicians). The trio sings, plays the balafon (a type of wooden xylophone) and a West African stringed instrument called a bass ngoni. Trio Da Kali brings a contemporary twist to ancient and neglected repertoires. Admission: $20 general, $15 seniors, $10 students, children under 13 and Americorps/VISTA free