Fridays in the Park
Kids Classic Festival Schedule
Kids Fest Parade/Vendor Form
Christmas Parade Form
Vendor / Sponsor Form
Youth Council Application
Taste of Beckley
Sweet Treats Festival
Calendar of Events
Beckley Events (formerly Renaissance) & the City of Beckley organize special events and projects in the community.
Tentative 2016 Events / Festivals include:
• Feb. 20 - Beckley's Bridal, Prom & Special Occasions Fair at the Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center (organized by The Register-Herald)
May - Sept - First Fridays Block Parties hosted by Theatre WV on Main Street, 6-8 pm
May - Sept - Neville Street Market - 5/7, 5/14, 6/11, 6/25, 7/9, 7/23, 8/6, 8/20, 9/10, contact Tickety Boo Mercantile for details at 304-575-8202.
May 14 - Sweet Treats / Raleigh County Schools Day of Arts - dessert event fund-raiser for the United Way with music by Raleigh County schools (11 am - 4 pm), Beckley Intermodal Gateway Plaza, dessert-tastings from 12-3 pm or while supplies last. $5 for 5 samples & voting coin
May 14 - 29 - Rhododendron Festival - various events in the community i.e. Sweet Treats, Rhododendron-themed art classes, Fridays in the Park, Founders Day, Red Cross Walk (5/21), Music & a Movie (5/21), parks open (5/28), McDonalds/McManus trail bicycle event (5/28), Jazz concert & RhodoBoogie (5/28) & more!
• May 20 - Sept. 2 - Fridays in the Park (weekly lunch concerts) at Word Park on Neville Street, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm (click on the schedule on the left panel)
May 21 - Beckley Founder's Day at Wildwood (organized by the Raleigh County Historical Society), 11 am
• June 25 - Beckley Events' Annual Motorcycle & Car Show, 5 - 8 pm, live music, vehicle registration 5:00 - 6:00 pm $15, specialty trophies, door prizes
July 1 - Relay for Life, Beckley Intermodal Gateway
• July 3 - Fireworks at Linda K. Epling Stadium, after the WV Miners game;
July 4 - Fireworks sponsored by Suddenlink, Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center, 9:30 pm;
• July - Sept. - Uptown Tailgate Farmers Market; (tentative days/hours: Mondays & Wednesdays 3:00 - 5:30 pm & Fridays 10 am - 1:30 pm), Beckley Intermodal Gateway Plaza, contact WVU Ext. 304-255-9321
• July 15 - Cruise-in Car Show; 6:00 - 8:00 pm; specialty trophies, dash plaques, food vendors, live music in uptown Beckley
• August 7 - Double Festival WVAFF Pageant - Miss, Teen, & Mrs. Pageant for the Appalachian Festival and Beckley Kids Classic Festival; Call 304-252-4769 for details.
• August 6 - Kids Festival Children's Pageant; Phone: 304-252-4769
August 19-21 - Simply Jazz & Blues Festival, Word Park (Contact organizer Lady D for details)
• August 27 - Taste of Beckley (part of the Appalachian Festival), block party from 5:30 - 8:30 pm; food vendors; free entertainment / music; Info: www.appalachianfestival.net
• September 3 - 11 - Kids Classic Festival - various activities throughout the community - includes Kids Fair & Parade on Sept. 10; click on Kids Classic on the left for schedule of events; click on Kids Fest on the left for parade/vendor form
• October 1 - Chili Night, 5 - 8 pm, chili competition (click on chili night on left for registration form - accepting applications from August 15 - Sept. 15 only);
Block party includes 3 stages of entertainment; 40+ chili vendors, plus other vendors;
Tickets $5 for 5 sample tickets and a voting coin
Entertainment TBA: Word Park - 5-8 pm
Main Street stage - 5:30 - 8 pm
Shoemaker Square - 5-7 pm
Beckley Intermodal Gateway plaza - 8 - 9 pm - DJ / dancing
Myers Amusements carnival beside Beckley Intermodal Gateway Parking Facility, 4 - 10 pm
Note: Also on October 1 - 5k & 10k Race - contact the Beckley-Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce; & the Rocket Boys Festival at Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine - for info, visit www.rocketboysfestival.com.
• October 29 - Tailgate Halloween, organized by the Youth Museum, 11 am - 1 pm, Beckley Intermodal Gateway
• November 11 - Veteran's Day Parade, organized by the American Legion 304-252-2219, 11 am
December 3 - Christmas Parade, 11 am
For more event information, call 304-256-1776 or visit www.raleighcountyevents.com or beckleyevents.com or like "Beckley Events" on Facebook.