Best – Big – Busy . . . July

July is a big & busy month for Southern West Virginia.  7467500584_bf3c35fa24_o

Drive through the mountains with the windows down, and treat yourself to an unforgettable summer trip. Whether you want to eat, shop, dance, view wildlife or explore history and heritage, we’ll help you pick the best events to visit.

Enjoy Free Live Music

Sundays @  2: Tamarack’s Gov. Hulett C. Smith Theater hosts live music and performances every Sunday at 2 p.m. You can browse and shop the arts and crafts at Tamarack, enjoy lunch or just sit back and enjoy the show. You can call or check the website to see the line up. Tickets are free and available after 10 a.m. every Sunday at the Information Desk.

Outdoor Theater

Theatre WV: You’ll enjoy an entertaining evening under the stars at the Cliffside Amphitheatre with summer performances of Annie Get Your Gun, playing July 7- July 18. Pippi Longstocking is July 22- July 31. Pre-shows for both start at 6:30, and the show begins at 7:30.

Learn about the Legend of John Henry

John Henry Days: Learn more about the amazing legend of John Henry and how he beat the steam drill. This 3 day festival has music, food, entertainment and fun activities for the kids. July 10 – July 12

See A Blue Ribbon Horse

Blue-Gray Horse Show: This fun family event features riders from all over the East Coast competing for the coveted Blue Ribbon at Bluefield City Park July 16– July 18

Enjoy a Folk Music Festival

The 50th Anniversary Folk Festival: celebrates 50 years of music festivals with music, dance, crafts and workshops at the Appalachian South Folklife Center. Jul 17– Jul 19

String Band Music Fest

26th Appalachian String Band Music Festival:  Enjoy 5 days of string band musicians from all around the world, in addition to contests, workshops, dances and family activities, at Camp Washington Carver. July 29– Aug. 2

Which event are you excited for?