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May
5
Sat
Rhododendron Festival @ Beckley-Raleigh County Area
May 5 – May 26 all-day

Celebrate West Virginia’s State Flower at events throughout the Beckley – Raleigh County region. Events include Art Shows & Classes, Music Concerts, Sweet Treats Dessert Event, Outdoor Movie, Founders Day History Event, Recreation events (runs, walks, biking, baseball & more!), and scenic walks at Grandview – where the rhododendrons are amazing.  A complete schedule will be posted when available.

Download the brochure to learn more.

May
25
Fri
Annual Beach Blast at Lake Stephens @ Lake Stephens
May 25 – May 27 all-day

Come join us at our Annual Beach Blast! Fun for the whole family;  Friday from 6p-10p and Saturday from 10a-10p!  .  Live music on Friday and Sunday. Entrance fee $1.

 

West Virginia Dandelion Festival @ Varying locations in White Sulphur Springs
May 25 – May 26 all-day

Join us for a weekend of fun, games, contests and music and the annual Dandelion Festival in White Sulphur Springs. Activities include a Veteran’s Celebration and Parade, Kid’s fishing derby, a wrestling show, car, truck and motorcycle show, art exhibit, pretty pet contest and more.

 

May
26
Sat
Hands On Tamarack @ Tamarack - The Best of West Virginia
May 26 all-day

It’s always fun to learn! Tamarack’s “Hands On” classes vary in time and cost. Please check full events on website.

May 19 – Kids Clay – Birdhouses

May 26 – Basket Makine

June 2 – Soap Making

June 8 – Piano for kids (5 week class)

June 21 – Wheel Thrown Pottery (6 week class)

June 23 – Finger Picking

Wonderland Mountain Challenge @ ACE Adventure Resort
May 26 all-day

Join ACE Adventure Resort for a demanding trail run through the beautiful mountains in West Virginia on Memorial Day weekend. Choose between a half-marathon, 10K run, or a 5 mile walk. These distinctive race routes will take racers through the New River Gorge past scenic rock outcrops, cascading streams and abandoned coal mines. After grabbing your medal at the finish line a burrito buffet awaits to tame the appetite you have developed. Cash prizes will be awarded to top finishers, plus you get bragging rights for tackling the Wonderland Mountain Challenge. Register before the end of April and receive a FREE race shirt.

Half Marathon, 10K Run & Walk are all open for registration.

Wings & Wheels Festival @ Mercer County Airport
May 26 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Annual festival held at the Mercer County Airport in Bluefield. There will be vendors, raffles and a Car Show. New this year, “Rise Above” travelling exhibit featuring The Tuskegee Airmen. This is an immersive experience and will be on display at the airport from May 23-26. Free admission.

Alderson Strawberry Festival @ Town of Alderson
May 26 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Festival, garden sale and flea market! Begin your festival experience at an early morning pancake breakfast then head to the community market and Strawberry Shortcake Toy Show. There will be a crazy straw contest, a strawberry pie contest live music and activities for kids.

Summer Kick Off @ Twin Falls Resort State Park
May 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

J&J Music(DJ) will be rockin’ the park as we kick off summer a little early. Bring a chair and join us for a great evening of music and fun. Will be held in the playground, lower end of golf course parking lot.

May
30
Wed
GBCC Cole Chevy Mountain Festival @ Bluefield City Park
May 30 – Jun 4 all-day

For more than 30 years, the festival has provided carnival rides, a lumberjack contest, petting zoo, traditional carnival food, vendors, entertainment, music and more. Special events throughout the week this year (2018) include Mutts Gone Nuts, Magic by Chaz, Roasaire’s Royal Racers-Pig Racing, Bowling Tournament, Little Roy & Lizzy, Miracle on the Mountain Wrestling VIII, Beach Night and a fireworks display.

 

WV Miners Baseball Home Games @ Linda K Epling Stadium
May 30 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Nothing like a baseball game to make you feel right at home in southern WV.  Beckley’s own Prospect League Team – The Miner’s – play at one of the most beautiful ball parks around – Linda K Epling Stadium. Specials, events, fireworks, activity area for kids and much more make this a great activity for you and your family.  Teams visiting for the 2018 season include the Kokomo Jackrabbits, Danville Dans, Butler Bluesox, Chillicothe Paints, Champion City Kings, Terre Haute Rex, and the LaFayette Aviators. Visit website to verify game times, event information and to purchase tickets. 

May
31
Thu
Mountain Music Festival @ Ace Adventure Resort
May 31 – Jun 2 all-day

Get ready for the 5th year of West Virginia’s best music festival at ACE Adventure Resort.  This is West Virginia’s adventure music festival of the summer featuring over 25 bands on four stages atop Wonderland Mountain at ACE Adventure Resort in Oak Hill. No where else in the world can you experience whitewater rafting, zip lines, and a waterpark alongside incredible bands like Umphrey’s McGee, Big Something, Perpetual Groove, Pimps of Joytime, Aqueous, and more. Plus there are over 25 visual artists, vendors, tasty food, free workshops. Tickets are on sale now and VIP packages are available to put festival goers smack in the middle of mountain adventures by day and festival fun all night!

Cheese & Whine About It – A Ladies Night Out @ Sir Walter's Tavern
May 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

It’s time for some YOU time, ladies. Welcome to “Cheese and Wine About It: A Ladies Night Out”!

ALL IT TAKES IS $25 AND YOU GET EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR THE PERFECT NIGHT OUT:
1 – 4 Glass Flight of Wine
2 – Personal Cheese and Fruit Platter
3 – An Intimate Setting for a Night Out with Your Besties
4 – The best company Beckley has to offer

WV Miners Baseball Home Games @ Linda K Epling Stadium
May 31 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Nothing like a baseball game to make you feel right at home in southern WV.  Beckley’s own Prospect League Team – The Miner’s – play at one of the most beautiful ball parks around – Linda K Epling Stadium. Specials, events, fireworks, activity area for kids and much more make this a great activity for you and your family.  Teams visiting for the 2018 season include the Kokomo Jackrabbits, Danville Dans, Butler Bluesox, Chillicothe Paints, Champion City Kings, Terre Haute Rex, and the LaFayette Aviators. Visit website to verify game times, event information and to purchase tickets. 

Jun
1
Fri
First Fridays After Five @ Downtown Lewisburg
Jun 1 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Downtown Lewisburg. Live music, artist receptions, special events and fun from 5-8pm.  This event is free to the public. Everyone Welcome!

Jun
2
Sat
Hands On Tamarack @ Tamarack - The Best of West Virginia
Jun 2 all-day

It’s always fun to learn! Tamarack’s “Hands On” classes vary in time and cost. Please check full events on website.

May 19 – Kids Clay – Birdhouses

May 26 – Basket Makine

June 2 – Soap Making

June 8 – Piano for kids (5 week class)

June 21 – Wheel Thrown Pottery (6 week class)

June 23 – Finger Picking

Active Southern WV Family Triathlon @ Battle Run Beach
Jun 2 @ 8:00 am – 11:30 am

The third annual Active SWV Family Triathlon provides a race event that is friendly to beginners and allows the entire family to compete together. It makes an impact with young runners to see other kids their age taking part in this race. But kids of all ages are welcome to build teams or race as individuals.

This is a great race for any age and welcoming to beginner abilities.

Participants can compete as an individual or as a team. All members of the team need to complete each leg. This is not a relay. Racers will have a 1.2 mile run, 2 mile bicycle ride, and a 1 mile paddle leaving and returning from the beach. There are hills to climb and gravel roads. Participants are to bring all their own equipment and the course is recommended for ages 9 and up. (If you would like to bring a younger child, an adult/parent must stay with the young racer at all times during the event).

Review highlights from last year: https://activeswv.org/active-swv-family-triathlon-2017-recap

Join Active SWV programs happening almost every day of the week to begin training for this event. It is a great way to meet healthy friends and set achievable goals. View program schedules here: www.activeswv.org/events

White Oak Rail Trail Expo @ White Oak Rail Trail
Jun 2 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

The White Oak Rail Trail Expo will take place from 8am to 4pm, The trail will be lined with vendors, organizations, services, fund raisers, concessions, flea markets, yard sales, etc.  Live local entertainment. A great way to spend the day with family.

History Alive – Minnie Pearl @ Twin Falls Resort State Park
Jun 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Enjoy an evening of laughs as we travel back in time enjoying memories of the great Minnie Pearl.

Sarah Colley studied theater while in college during the Great Depression intending to be a serious actress. While touring with a theater company she created the comedic down-home character of Minnie Pearl to help promote performances. Her first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry in 1940 was a success and eased fears that her satire of rural ways might not be appreciated by country audiences. People instead embraced Minnie as one of their own, and she became a legend in country entertainment.

Sarah was so proud to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame back in 1975. This was the first time that anyone that did comedy had that privilege. She was just happy to have a part in the country entertainment business.

Portrayed by Denise Giardina of Charleston

WV Miners Baseball Home Games @ Linda K Epling Stadium
Jun 2 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Nothing like a baseball game to make you feel right at home in southern WV.  Beckley’s own Prospect League Team – The Miner’s – play at one of the most beautiful ball parks around – Linda K Epling Stadium. Specials, events, fireworks, activity area for kids and much more make this a great activity for you and your family.  Teams visiting for the 2018 season include the Kokomo Jackrabbits, Danville Dans, Butler Bluesox, Chillicothe Paints, Champion City Kings, Terre Haute Rex, and the LaFayette Aviators. Visit website to verify game times, event information and to purchase tickets. 

Jun
3
Sun
WV Miners Baseball Home Games @ Linda K Epling Stadium
Jun 3 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Nothing like a baseball game to make you feel right at home in southern WV.  Beckley’s own Prospect League Team – The Miner’s – play at one of the most beautiful ball parks around – Linda K Epling Stadium. Specials, events, fireworks, activity area for kids and much more make this a great activity for you and your family.  Teams visiting for the 2018 season include the Kokomo Jackrabbits, Danville Dans, Butler Bluesox, Chillicothe Paints, Champion City Kings, Terre Haute Rex, and the LaFayette Aviators. Visit website to verify game times, event information and to purchase tickets. 

Jun
6
Wed
WV Miners Baseball Home Games @ Linda K Epling Stadium
Jun 6 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Nothing like a baseball game to make you feel right at home in southern WV.  Beckley’s own Prospect League Team – The Miner’s – play at one of the most beautiful ball parks around – Linda K Epling Stadium. Specials, events, fireworks, activity area for kids and much more make this a great activity for you and your family.  Teams visiting for the 2018 season include the Kokomo Jackrabbits, Danville Dans, Butler Bluesox, Chillicothe Paints, Champion City Kings, Terre Haute Rex, and the LaFayette Aviators. Visit website to verify game times, event information and to purchase tickets. 

Jun
7
Thu
Ronceverte River Festival @ Island Park
Jun 7 – Jun 10 all-day

The 31st Annual Ronceverte River Festival is 4 jam-packed days of fun! Full of games, rides, crafts, food, live music and much more.

Thursday & Friday:  Carnival Rides from 6pm-11pm. Live music both nights. Friday features a parade starting at 7pm.

Saturday starts bright and early with a fishing derby, 5mile/1mile runs, volley ball & horseshoe tournaments, basketball contest and strawberry shortcake sale.  Rides from noon to 11pm and the Rubber Ducky Race at 4pm. Live music.

Sunday join the first ever smallmouth bass fishing tournament, enjoy a Gospel Sing, Irish Road Bowling, a cornhole tourament, rides, live music at 7:30 pm and fireworks at 9:30pm.

Visit website for full schedule. http://roncevertewv.org/festival.htm

 

 

WV Miners Baseball Home Games @ Linda K Epling Stadium
Jun 7 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Nothing like a baseball game to make you feel right at home in southern WV.  Beckley’s own Prospect League Team – The Miner’s – play at one of the most beautiful ball parks around – Linda K Epling Stadium. Specials, events, fireworks, activity area for kids and much more make this a great activity for you and your family.  Teams visiting for the 2018 season include the Kokomo Jackrabbits, Danville Dans, Butler Bluesox, Chillicothe Paints, Champion City Kings, Terre Haute Rex, and the LaFayette Aviators. Visit website to verify game times, event information and to purchase tickets. 

Jun
8
Fri
Brewgrass Reunion Festival @ Adventures on the Gorge
Jun 8 – Jun 9 all-day

Live Music is FREE – 2 days, 9 bands, 4 stages and family friendly

  • Friday, June 8 (5pm – 11:30pm) @ Rendezvous Lodge
  • Saturday, June 9 (1pm – 11:30pm) @ Canyon Falls, Canyon Rim Courtyard, Mill Creek & Rendezvous

Beer Tasting General Admission – $30 in advance/$35 at the door includes tasting glass and samples of 30+ craft beer flavors (MUST BE 21/ID REQUIRED)

  • Saturday, June 9 (2pm – 6pm) @ Canyon Rim
Hands On Tamarack @ Tamarack - The Best of West Virginia
Jun 8 all-day

It’s always fun to learn! Tamarack’s “Hands On” classes vary in time and cost. Please check full events on website.

May 19 – Kids Clay – Birdhouses

May 26 – Basket Makine

June 2 – Soap Making

June 8 – Piano for kids (5 week class)

June 21 – Wheel Thrown Pottery (6 week class)

June 23 – Finger Picking

Tamarack’s Appalachian Music Festival @ Tamarack - The Best of West Virginia
Jun 8 – Jun 10 all-day

This year’s Appalachian Music Festival features unique events with some of the best musicians and performing artists in West Virginia.

June 8 – Courtyard Cafe
Live performances, featuring singer/songwriters and yummy coffee themed treats!
Begins at 7:30 PM, Tickets are $10 plus tax and processing fee.

June 9 – A Day of Free Music Performances in our Courtyard
11 am – Krista Hughes
12:30 pm – Andrew Adkins
2 pm – Buck McCumbers & Company
3:30 pm – Paul E. Johnson & Corey Lee McQuade
5 pm – The Shuffle

An Evening with John Ellison
Join us for an evening with John Ellison, prestigious WV musician and songwriter. Tickets are $15 plus tax and processing fee
Begins at 7:30 PM in our Theatre.

June 10 – The Appalachian Country Cloggers
See West Virginia dancers as they demonstrate the art of Appalachian Clogging. You can even join in on the fun. Performances are at 11 am, 11:35 am, 12:10 pm and wraps up at 1 pm with a final performance in the courtyard.

Jun
9
Sat
27th Annual Kids Fishing Derby @ Little Beaver State Park
Jun 9 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Discover the joys of fishing and develop an appreciation of WV streams, rivers and wildlife at this annual event. We welcome kids 14 and under and their families.  Bring basic fishing gear. Lunch and a limited supply of bait will be provided.  Registration is from 9am to 10:30am and kids must be registered to be eligible for prizes.  There will also be archery and hayrides activities.

Celebrate Princeton Street Fair @ Downtown Princeton
Jun 9 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Celebrate Princeton is an annual street fair on Mercer Street in downtown Princeton, West Virginia. This year’s event will feature Live Music and other performances, waterslides, lazer tag, The Meltdown, a car show, a live art mashup, dance performances and more. Friends of the Library will provide a bounce house and free popcorn for children while supplies last and MC Doc Atwell of Star 95 will host!

Bramwell Spring Tour of Homes @ Historic Bramwell
Jun 9 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Recapture the “Gilded Age”. Walking tour featuring costumed interpreters. Tours start at 2 pm and leave from the Bramwell Presbyterian Church. Fee is $15 per person and the tours will take place regardless of weather conditions. Reservations are not required.

 

Phil Dirt & the Dozers @ Cliffside Amphitheatre - Grandview Park
Jun 9 @ 7:30 pm – 10:45 pm

America’s permier “Rock ‘N Roll” oldies review (and the most popular vintage rock and roll show in the nation) will help you recapture those wonderful days! With their musical talent, high energy and contagious sense of humor, Phil Dirt and the Dozers will transport you to another time and place . . . namely the 50’s, Dozers will transport you to another time and place . . . namely the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s of Rock and Roll! Concert will be held at the Cliffside Amphitheater at Grandview Park. Reserved seating.

Jun
13
Wed
WV Miners Baseball Home Games @ Linda K Epling Stadium
Jun 13 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Nothing like a baseball game to make you feel right at home in southern WV.  Beckley’s own Prospect League Team – The Miner’s – play at one of the most beautiful ball parks around – Linda K Epling Stadium. Specials, events, fireworks, activity area for kids and much more make this a great activity for you and your family.  Teams visiting for the 2018 season include the Kokomo Jackrabbits, Danville Dans, Butler Bluesox, Chillicothe Paints, Champion City Kings, Terre Haute Rex, and the LaFayette Aviators. Visit website to verify game times, event information and to purchase tickets. 

Jun
14
Thu
WV Miners Baseball Home Games @ Linda K Epling Stadium
Jun 14 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Nothing like a baseball game to make you feel right at home in southern WV.  Beckley’s own Prospect League Team – The Miner’s – play at one of the most beautiful ball parks around – Linda K Epling Stadium. Specials, events, fireworks, activity area for kids and much more make this a great activity for you and your family.  Teams visiting for the 2018 season include the Kokomo Jackrabbits, Danville Dans, Butler Bluesox, Chillicothe Paints, Champion City Kings, Terre Haute Rex, and the LaFayette Aviators. Visit website to verify game times, event information and to purchase tickets. 

Jun
15
Fri
Hometown Mountain Heritage Festival @ Town of Ansted
Jun 15 – Jun 17 all-day

The annual Hometown Mountain Heritage Festival is the premier heritage festival in West Virginia.  Activities include coal shoveling contest, Hometown 5-K Run, flea market, kids carnival, heritage demonstrations, chain saw artist, memorabilia displays, arts, crafts and vendor booths.

 

Dailey and Vincent @ The Chuck Mathena Center
Jun 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Recently inducted into the Grand Ole Opry and Dubbed by CMT as the “Rockstars of Bluegrass,” the Dailey & Vincent duo has been hailed throughout the music industry as one of the most exciting, reputable and elite Bluegrass bands in America.

Paradise Park the Musical @ Cliffside Amphitheatre
Jun 15 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

‘Paradise Park The Musical’ is based on the cult classic film of the same name by acclaimed West Virginia filmmaker and director Daniel Boyd and will premier at Theatre West Virginia the summer of 2018. 

“God’s comin’, and he’s gonna grant us all a wish.” ‘Paradise Park The Musical’ has been adapted for the stage by acclaimed West Virginia filmmaker, director and Allen Media Strategies client Daniel Boyd. Mountain Stage’s own Larry Groce has written a new and extensive score for this premier. The story contains themes familiar to citizens of West Virginia; poverty, religion, hopes and dreams and centers on people caring for other people, through hard times, through natural disasters and through everyday life.

Dates: June 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 and July 1.

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