City & Event Calendars
April 22 – Earth Day – Various clean-up projects around the community, event organized by Piney Creek Watershed Association
May 13-27 – Rhododendron Festival – Various activities around the community. Full Schedule of Events
May 13 – Sweet Treats – dessert celebration at the Beckley Intermodal Gateway Plaza, noon – 3 pm, Music by Raleigh County Schools 11 am – 4 pm; dessert tasting tickets $5 = 5 samples tickets (a fund-raiser for the United Way) Read More >>
May 19 to September 1 – Friday in the Park – Beckley Events’ committee invites everyone to attend the 27th Annual Friday in the Park series. The concert series begins at 11:30 a.m. and runs until 1:00 p.m. each Friday through September 1, weather permitting, at Word Park on Neville Street. Food vendors offer lunch items for sale.
Entertainment during the month of June includes performances by Billy Payne on June 2, Darrell Ramsey (Double D & his new band Dark Horse) on June 9, and David Runion on June 16. The June 23 Friday will feature music Thomas Danley, plus Theatre West Virginia will sing excerpts from Footloose. The Planetary Boardwalk band will perform during the Piney Creek Watershed Festival held at the June 30 Friday.
A variety of musical styles will be presented during the season. DJs from local radio stations will emcee the concerts. For more event details visit www.beckley.org or “Beckley Events” on Facebook.
2017 Friday in the Park Entertainment Schedule:
- May 19 – Chloe Florence
- May 26 – Heaven’s Harmony
- June 2 – Billy Payne
- June 9 – Darrell Ramsey-DD & Dark Horse
- June 16 – David Runion
- June 23 – Thomas Danley; 12:30 – Theatre WV presents Footloose
- June 30 – Planetary Boardwalk; PCWA Festival
- July 7 – Say Grace-Jeremy & Saylor Miller; 12:30 – Theatre WV – Hatfields & McCoys
- July 14 – School of Harmony
- July 21 – National Boy Scout Jamboree Band; 12:30 – Theatre WV – Jungle Book
- July 28 – Dance Day: 11:30 – Mercer Co. COA line dancers; 11:50 – Raleigh Co. Com. on Aging dancers; 12:20 – Beckley Area Shag Dance Club
- August 4 – Chris Oxley Quartet
- August 11 – 11:30 – Tender Mercies; 12:30 – Bill Campbell
- August 18 – Lady D
- August 25 – Appalachian Festival – 11:30 – Lost Cannon Bluegrass; 12:20 – Shane Ingram & Friends
- September 1 – TBA (rain make-up day if needed or other performer or open mic)
- September 8 – Kids Classic Festival Baby Fair / Contest
May 27 – Beckley Founder’s Day – hosted by the Raleigh County Historical Society at Wildwood House, 11 am – 3pm
May 27 – RhodoBoogie & Car Show – 5-8 pm at the Beckley Intermodal Gateway – Part of the Rhododendron Festival
June 24 – Motorcycle & Car Show – will be held on Saturday, June 24 along Main, Heber & Neville Streets from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. The streets will be reserved for show line-up beginning at 5:00 pm and vehicle registration will take place from 5:00 – 6:00 pm.
The vehicle entry fee is $10. Specialty awards will be presented around 7:40 pm. Everyone is invited to visit the show, check out the vehicles & enjoy free entertainment & activities.
Live music will be performed by Jack Evans – The Voice of Elvis. Several food vendors will be on hand and children’s activities will be available.
Also that evening, a pinball tournament is scheduled at the Brown Dog Bottom arcade located in The Underground. If interested in more details about the tournament, call Jim Chambers at 304-573-4332.
July 4 – Fireworks – Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center area, 9:30pm
July 21 – Relay for Life at the Beckley Intermodal Gateway
July 29 – Car and Bike Show 5-8pm, Along Neville & Main Streets
August 6 – 11 – Uptown Tailgate Farmers Market, The farmers market continues at the Beckley Intermodal Gateway Plaza located beside Neville Street. Market hours are Mondays and Wednesdays from 3 – 5:15 pm, and Fridays from 10 am – 1 pm. If you have extra produce that you would like to sell at the market, contact the WVU Extension Office at 304-255-9321 for set-up details. The market will celebrate National Farmers Market Week – August 6 – 11 – by offering free vendor set-up and registering customers for prize drawings. Market vendors accept senior coupons.
August 12 The Beckley Art Center’s Family Art Fest will be held August 12 at Word Park from 3-6 pm offering art activities.
August 26 – Taste of Beckley, 5:30 – 8:30 pm –As one of several events planned for the Appalachian Festival. The festive block party will offer a variety of food, entertainment & fun for all. More than 20 food vendors representing restaurants, organizations and event vendors will set up booths along Main, Heber & Neville Streets selling their specialties to the community. Vendors sell items on their own, so tickets are not required. A variety of food from entrees to desserts and fair food will be served, and a few non-food booths will be on-hand. A panel of celebrity judges and the public will vote for their favorites. If judged as the best in any of the categories, the entry will receive a certificate to display. Celebrity judges will vote for individual categories including best appetizer, entree’, sandwich, dessert, and most attractive booth. The public can vote for the Peoples’ Choice Booth. Entertainment will be featured near the intersection of Fayette & Main Streets.Read More >>
September 2-11 – Beckley’s Annual Kids Classic Festival – various family activities throughout the community – includes the Uptown Kids Fair & Parade on September 9th. Currently accepting Applications.
Theme: To be Determined Read More >>
September 18-23 – Rocket Boys Festival, at the Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine 9 am – 4 pm Read More >>
October 7 – Chili Night, 5 – 8 pm, chili competition, entertainment & fun.Read More >>
October 28 – Tailgate Halloween, 11 am – 1 pm, organized by the Youth Museum
November 11 – Veteran’s Day Parade, 11 am, organized by American Legion
December 2 – Beckley’s Annual Christmas Parade, 11 am Read More >>
- Beckley Events Brochure
- 2017 Happenings
- Taste of Beckley Information
- Kids Classic 2017 Schedule /Passport
- Kids Classic Festival Vendor/Parade Registration
- Beckley Events Vendor/Sponsor Form
- Youth Council Application
- Taste of Beckley Registration
- Christmas Parade Form
- Sweet Treats Registration
- Chili Night Registration