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Events

August 16 - September 14, 2018

Thursday, August 16

30 Americans

30 Americans showcases works by many of the most important African American artists of the last three decades. This provocative exhibition focuses on issues...

Summerfest

Known for the music and dancing, this year’s Summerfest features several nights of bands, free cotton candy, snow cones, face painting and jumping features...

The Family of Coal Portrait Exhibit

Photographer Thorney Lieberman, with Mike Riley, presents an exhibit of portrait photographs focusing on the Family of Coal

Special Summer Fun!  11AM, 1PM, & 3PM

11AM & 1PM Tiny Tales Story Time – Join us for a story and craft. 1PM Fort Builder – Be an engineer by constructing a fun fort. 3PM Rube Goldberg Physics...

STEM Workshop: Vehicle Design and Prototyping

Start your engines!! From robotics to rubber bands, we’ll work to create the perfect vehicle design and the kids can even create their own prototype!

State Fair of West Virginia

You'll experience "Unforgettable Fun" Aug 9-18 at the State Fair of West Virginia in Fairlea. Enjoy livestock, grandstand entertainment, delicious food and...

Tiny Tales: Don't Let The Pigeon Stay Up Late

Some of our smallest visitors can enjoy this story and craft time every week! Stories at 11 am & 1 pm. Tiny Tales Story Time is free with the cost of Clay...

Tiny Tales: Don't Let The Pigeon Stay Up Late

Some of our smallest visitors can enjoy this story and craft time every week! Stories at 11 am & 1 pm. Tiny Tales Story Time is free with the cost of Clay...

Artwork by Sharon Jones

A self-taught painter, Sharon Jones is inspired by the world around her. Sharon says, “I am inspired by the world around me. I can see a bird on a post or...

Creek Don't Rise Live at Appalachian Power Park

Creek Don't Rise is an eclectic quad band hailing from the tri-state region of West Virginia-Ohio-Kentucky. Their soulful, blues inspired music takes...

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...

Everything's fine.

"Everything's fine" has come to Charleston to support the REACH Program through The Counseling Connection. REACH is dedicated to providing professional,...

The Dread Pirate Roberts

JazzGrass Trio featuring flatpick champ Matt Lindsey with Bryan Roberts on guitar and Rob Francis on upright bass.

Salsa Dancing

Free Salsa Dancing Lesson! Dancers of all levels welcome, no partner or experience required.

Friday, August 17

30 Americans

30 Americans showcases works by many of the most important African American artists of the last three decades. This provocative exhibition focuses on issues...

Summerfest

Known for the music and dancing, this year’s Summerfest features several nights of bands, free cotton candy, snow cones, face painting and jumping features...

The Family of Coal Portrait Exhibit

Photographer Thorney Lieberman, with Mike Riley, presents an exhibit of portrait photographs focusing on the Family of Coal

STEM Workshop: Robot Design and Coding

Let your kid’s take their imagination to the next level with this Robot Construction camp! Not only will they get to put together and program their own robot...

State Fair of West Virginia

You'll experience "Unforgettable Fun" Aug 9-18 at the State Fair of West Virginia in Fairlea. Enjoy livestock, grandstand entertainment, delicious food and...

Moses Auto Group Live on the Levee

Charleston's favorite outdoor concert series presents SportsFest evening featuring The Hobbs Sisters and Trent Harmon.

'First Reformed' at the WVIFF Underground Cinema

Head to the Underground Cinema by WVIFF for August's feature film: First Reformed About the film: Reverend Ernst Toller (Ethan Hawke) is a solitary,...

GLOW Big or GLOW Home

We're different after dark. Lasers, music and blacklight transform Sky Zone into a crazy jumping dance club. Flips are limited to Foam Zone during Glow....

Saturday, August 18

30 Americans

30 Americans showcases works by many of the most important African American artists of the last three decades. This provocative exhibition focuses on issues...

Summerfest

Known for the music and dancing, this year’s Summerfest features several nights of bands, free cotton candy, snow cones, face painting and jumping features...

The Family of Coal Portrait Exhibit

Photographer Thorney Lieberman, with Mike Riley, presents an exhibit of portrait photographs focusing on the Family of Coal

YMCA River Swim

Join us for a 1.6 mile open water swim from the WV State Capitol stairs to Haddad Riverfront Park in conjunction with Sports Fest. . Starting point Capital...

Charleston parkrun

What is Charleston parkrun, West Virginia? It is a 5km run - it's you against the clock. When is it? Every Saturday at 8:00am (May through September) &...

West Virginia State Grappling Championships

Part of SportsFest. Open To ALL competitors from any gym or state. Adult, Masters, & Children’s Gi & No Gi Divisions. On Saturday, August 18th, 2018...

Mound Car Show

Gather 'round the South Charleston Mound for this car show featuring classic automobiles.

SportsFEST

Pro Watercross returns to Charleston in 2018. Events will include the Watercross National Tour and special events, Hydroflight Open Tour, as well the...

State Fair of West Virginia

You'll experience "Unforgettable Fun" Aug 9-18 at the State Fair of West Virginia in Fairlea. Enjoy livestock, grandstand entertainment, delicious food and...

Charlie West Slalom Fest 4

Part of SportsFest, the Charlie West Slalom Fest 4 shedule includes 10 a.m. set up practice noon tight slalom 1 p.m. hybrid slalom 2 p.m. giant slalom 3...

Disc Golf Exhibition, part of SportsFEST

See how the pros do disc golf, Saturday, Aug 18 at SportsFEST on Magic Island. This sport is becoming very popular, so come out and see why. Like all...

Downtown Streetfest

Downtown Streetfest: Saturday, August 18, 5-9 p.m. This is a special “Dogfest” Streetfest featuring dog contests, dog races, dog pools, local vets, Flyaway...

Market Table - A Farm to Fork Event

We invite you to gather at Capitol Market’s multi-course farm to fork event! You will dine at The Market Table on delightful fare created and prepared by...

Band Wagon at The Bistro!!

Live Bluegrass w/a Rock Twist! Fleetwood Mac etc

Jim Mullins & Paul Gartner

Old-timey music for dancing and smiling...

'First Reformed' at the WVIFF Underground Cinema

Head to the Underground Cinema by WVIFF for August's feature film: First Reformed About the film: Reverend Ernst Toller (Ethan Hawke) is a solitary,...

Karaoke with DJ Scott

Karaoke at the Garden Grille & Pizza located in the Wyndham Garden in Cross Lanes, WV

Sunday, August 19

30 Americans

30 Americans showcases works by many of the most important African American artists of the last three decades. This provocative exhibition focuses on issues...

Ultimate Frisbee

The 4th annual Ülmost Heaven Dry Run returns to Magic Island August 19, 2018 as part of Charleston's SportsFest! This is a 3v3-style tournament on sand....

SupXross at SportsFest!

#WhatSupWestVirginia! What begin here last year as just a concept for SUP racing, has grown into a National SUP Racing Tour! #SX18 Now we're back to RACE...

SportsFEST

Pro Watercross returns to Charleston in 2018. Events will include the Watercross National Tour and special events, Hydroflight Open Tour, as well the...

Big Gay Picnic

The Elk River Pavilion at Coonskin Park will be the venue for the Big Gay Picnic! Rainbow Pride of WV will be hosting this event with a drag show,...

Monday, August 20

Foreign Policy Association's Great Decisions Discussion

Join us the third Monday of each month through November for the Foreign Policy Association’s Great Decisions Discussion. This national program is designed to...

'From the Ashes' at the WVIFF Underground Cinema

Head to the Underground Cinema by WVIFF for August's Movie That Matter Mondays film: From The Ashes About the film: From the Ashes captures Americans in...

The Kevin Arbogast Trio

Jazz trio with Mark Price on drums, Phil Washington on bass, and Kevin Arbogast on guitar.

Tuesday, August 21

Watermelon Fun

Celebrate that great, juicy fruit through stories, crafts, and other activities. Participate in a 'Watermelon Seed-Spitting' Contest and enjoy some cold...

Blue Yonder

Acoustic honky-tonk with strands of early country swing, bluegrass, rockabillly, and folk weaved together with award-winning original compositions. Featuring...

Wednesday, August 22

Three Things: My First, My Favorite, My Future (season 3, episode 7)

Three Things, produced by Jeff Shirley, presents 3 unique professionals discussing their first, favorite and future works, revealing a side not often seen by...

Thursday, August 23

Tiny Tales: Don't Let The Pigeon Drive the Bus

Some of our smallest visitors can enjoy this story and craft time every week! Stories at 11 am & 1 pm. Tiny Tales Story Time is free with the cost of Clay...

Tiny Tales: Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus

Some of our smallest visitors can enjoy this story and craft time every week! Stories at 11 am & 1 pm. Tiny Tales Story Time is free with the cost of Clay...

Celebrating the Season Dinner

Chef Marion Ohlinger of Hill & Hollow in Morgantown will be cooking a delicious multi-course dinner as part of our Celebrating the Seasons dinner series. His...

The Dread Pirate Roberts

JazzGrass Trio featuring flatpick champ Matt Lindsey with Bryan Roberts on guitar and Rob Francis on upright bass.

Salsa Dancing

Free Salsa Dancing Lesson! Dancers of all levels welcome, no partner or experience required.

Friday, August 24

Used Book Sale

The St. Albans Advisory Board is sponsoring a Used Book Sale on Friday, August 24 from 3:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. and Saturday, August 25 from 10:00 a.m. - 1:45...

Moses Auto Group Live on the Levee

Charleston's favorite outdoor concert series presents LC Band and Resurrection - A Journey Tribute

'First Reformed' at the WVIFF Underground Cinema

Head to the Underground Cinema by WVIFF for August's feature film: First Reformed About the film: Reverend Ernst Toller (Ethan Hawke) is a solitary,...

GLOW Big or GLOW Home

We're different after dark. Lasers, music and blacklight transform Sky Zone into a crazy jumping dance club. Flips are limited to Foam Zone during Glow....

Saturday, August 25

Charleston parkrun

What is Charleston parkrun, West Virginia? It is a 5km run - it's you against the clock. When is it? Every Saturday at 8:00am (May through September) &...

Used Book Sale

The St. Albans Advisory Board is sponsoring a Used Book Sale on Friday, August 24 from 3:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. and Saturday, August 25 from 10:00 a.m. - 1:45...

Let's Get Cooking

Come learn to prepare delicious recipes from Chef Paul Smith! Demonstration starts at 11a.m. under the outdoor market pavilion. More details coming soon…...

Statue Unveiling in Honor of Katherine Johnson

Join West Virginia State University as it honors distinguished NASA mathematician and alumna Katherine Coleman Goble Johnson with the erection of a bronze...

Fear On The Farm

Fear On The Farm is located in Winfield, WV. We are 3 minutes past John Amos. As of September 2018 we will have 8 attractions avalable; Main Haunt, "Weeping...

Jesus Fest

Join in the celebration of the Healer of Hearts and Restorer of Life. Haddad Riverfront Park in downtown Charleston overlooks the Kanawha River, so grab the...

YWCA GIRLS NIGHT OUT

Girls Night Out is a PARTY with a PURPOSE: to END domestic violence. This is the largest women-only fundraiser in the region supporting the YWCA Resolve...

'First Reformed' at the WVIFF Underground Cinema

Head to the Underground Cinema by WVIFF for August's feature film: First Reformed About the film: Reverend Ernst Toller (Ethan Hawke) is a solitary,...

Karaoke with DJ Scott

Karaoke at the Garden Grille & Pizza located in the Wyndham Garden in Cross Lanes, WV

Grimm Trigger - Cleveland Hybrid Metal

Cleveland hybrid-metal Grimm Trigger invades Charleston with support from Given Hatred and Fear the Dreamer. Show starts at 10pm, $5 at the door.

Monday, August 27

'From the Ashes' at the WVIFF Underground Cinema

Head to the Underground Cinema by WVIFF for August's Movie That Matter Mondays film: From The Ashes About the film: From the Ashes captures Americans in...

The Kevin Arbogast Trio

Jazz trio with Mark Price on drums, Phil Washington on bass, and Kevin Arbogast on guitar.

Tuesday, August 28

Blue Yonder

Acoustic honky-tonk with strands of early country swing, bluegrass, rockabillly, and folk weaved together with award-winning original compositions. Featuring...

Wednesday, August 29

Thursday, August 30

Tiny Tales: Planting a Rainbow

Some of our smallest visitors can enjoy this story and craft time every week! Stories at 11 am & 1 pm. Tiny Tales Story Time is free with the cost of Clay...

Tiny Tales: Planting a Rainbow

Some of our smallest visitors can enjoy this story and craft time every week! Stories at 11 am & 1 pm. Tiny Tales Story Time is free with the cost of Clay...

Ukes Unite!

Calling all ukulele players, those who wish they could play, and those who have the instrument and would like a place to meet other enthusiasts! Bring your...

The Dread Pirate Roberts

JazzGrass Trio featuring flatpick champ Matt Lindsey with Bryan Roberts on guitar and Rob Francis on upright bass.

Salsa Dancing

Free Salsa Dancing Lesson! Dancers of all levels welcome, no partner or experience required.

Friday, August 31

Moses Auto Group Live on the Levee

Charleston's favorite outdoor concert series closes the season with Tony Harrah & The Fly-Over States and Vanessa Collier. The conclusion of the season also...

'First Reformed' at the WVIFF Underground Cinema

Head to the Underground Cinema by WVIFF for August's feature film: First Reformed About the film: Reverend Ernst Toller (Ethan Hawke) is a solitary,...

GLOW Big or GLOW Home

We're different after dark. Lasers, music and blacklight transform Sky Zone into a crazy jumping dance club. Flips are limited to Foam Zone during Glow....

Saturday, September 1

Charleston Distance Run

America's only 15-mile race is a scenic but challenging course, starting at our majestic State Capitol, taking you throughout Charleston! Join us 9/1/2018.

Charleston parkrun

What is Charleston parkrun, West Virginia? It is a 5km run - it's you against the clock. When is it? Every Saturday at 8:00am (May through September) &...

St. Albans Historical Society Open House

Come see hundreds of old St. Albans photographs, books and displays. Bring your old St. Albans photos to be scanned for their files.

Band Wagon at The Bistro!!

Live Bluegrass w/a Rock Twist! Fleetwood Mac etc

Karaoke with DJ Scott

Karaoke at the Garden Grille & Pizza located in the Wyndham Garden in Cross Lanes, WV

Monday, September 3

The Kevin Arbogast Trio

Jazz trio with Mark Price on drums, Phil Washington on bass, and Kevin Arbogast on guitar.

Tuesday, September 4

Declutter and De-Stress Workshop - Main Library

If you find yourself having the same battle over and over again to keep your house rid of clutter, this two-hour workshop is for you. This workshop will help...

Teens: Silent Library - Dunbar Branch Library

Based on the popular Japanese game show with the same name, this event will feature teens competing in weird, bizarre, and funny stunts all while trying...

Blue Yonder

Acoustic honky-tonk with strands of early country swing, bluegrass, rockabillly, and folk weaved together with award-winning original compositions. Featuring...

Wednesday, September 5

Thursday, September 6

Let's Get Cooking

Come learn to prepare delicious recipes from Chef Paul Smith! Demonstration starts at 11a.m. under the outdoor market pavilion. More details coming soon…...

Around the World Literary Journey Reading and Discussion Group

This book discussion group features nine works from a global array of established authors whose geographical settings range from Australia to the Greek...

The Dread Pirate Roberts

JazzGrass Trio featuring flatpick champ Matt Lindsey with Bryan Roberts on guitar and Rob Francis on upright bass.

Salsa Dancing

Free Salsa Dancing Lesson! Dancers of all levels welcome, no partner or experience required.

Friday, September 7

Sip & Savor, A Bourbon & Bites Bash!

Join us for an evening full of delicious bourbons & bites. Sample some of the traditionals and find a new favorite (or two!) The Friends of Clay Center are...

GLOW Big or GLOW Home

We're different after dark. Lasers, music and blacklight transform Sky Zone into a crazy jumping dance club. Flips are limited to Foam Zone during Glow....

Saturday, September 8

Charleston parkrun

What is Charleston parkrun, West Virginia? It is a 5km run - it's you against the clock. When is it? Every Saturday at 8:00am (May through September) &...

Arts & Crafts Mound Festival

Browse and buy handcrafted arts and crafts from some of the area's most talented artisians.

Tales to Tails: Read to the Dog

Young readers can practice their reading skills in a fun way by reading to a trained and friendly therapy dog! Boosts confidence and self esteem. Readers...

Karaoke with DJ Scott

Karaoke at the Garden Grille & Pizza located in the Wyndham Garden in Cross Lanes, WV

Sunday, September 9

Rolls on the River

Pepperoni Rolls and UNLIMITED Beer? A match made in Almost Heaven! Support WV youth at this Big Brothers Big Sisters event. We'll also have live music and...

Monday, September 10

The Kevin Arbogast Trio

Jazz trio with Mark Price on drums, Phil Washington on bass, and Kevin Arbogast on guitar.

Tuesday, September 11

Blue Yonder

Acoustic honky-tonk with strands of early country swing, bluegrass, rockabillly, and folk weaved together with award-winning original compositions. Featuring...

Wednesday, September 12

Brown Bag Concert

The Brown Bag Concert is a free lunchtime concert taking place on Lee Way in Downtown Charleston. The September 12 concert will feature Down Beat Dixie,...

Thursday, September 13

Kanawha Falls Festival

Come compete in or watch one of Southern West Virginia's newest and most exciting events- Kanawha Falls Festival This event consists of a whitewater kayak...

Declutter and De-Stress Workshop - Dunbar Branch Library

If you find yourself having the same battle over and over again to keep your house rid of clutter, this two-hour workshop is for you. This workshop will help...

Teens: Silent Library - St. Albans Branch Library

Based on the popular Japanese game show with the same name, this event will feature teens competing in weird, bizarre, and funny stunts all while trying...

The Dread Pirate Roberts

JazzGrass Trio featuring flatpick champ Matt Lindsey with Bryan Roberts on guitar and Rob Francis on upright bass.

Salsa Dancing

Free Salsa Dancing Lesson! Dancers of all levels welcome, no partner or experience required.

Friday, September 14

GLOW Big or GLOW Home

We're different after dark. Lasers, music and blacklight transform Sky Zone into a crazy jumping dance club. Flips are limited to Foam Zone during Glow....

August 16 - September 14, 2018