Beckley’s Kids Classic Festival is a multi-day, community-wide festival offering numerous family activities. The festival involves local organizations and businesses with the goal of providing affordable entertainment and events for our youth. Some of the festival hosts & activities include:

Saturday, Sept. 2: Autumn Fest at Lake Stephens– 11am–5pm – booths, games, vendors, music, plus water fun at the new splash pad ($5) and aqua park ($10).

Sunday, Sept. 3 – Friday, Sept. 8: The Pottery Place – receive a free tile with any purchase – please show this passport.

Monday, Sept. 4: New River Park Pool – Last day to enjoy the pool this season – children can receive a $1 off discount – show this passport.

Tuesday – Saturday, Sept. 5 – 9: One free game of bowling & shoe rental per child when accompanied by a paying adult at Leisure Lanes, 10am – 9pm, call for lane availability 304-253-7328

Tuesday – Saturday, Sept. 5 – 9: Kids eat free with an adult purchase at Dickey’s BBQ in Beckley & Lester Square – show this passport.

Tuesday Sept. 5 – Humane Society Puppy Swim at the New River Park pool, 5-7pm.

Wednesday, Sept. 6 – Raleigh County Library, board game night 4-6.

Thursday, Sept. 7 – Raleigh County Library, 4pm, Rock out with Legos.

Thursday, Sept. 7 – McManus Trail event – Pick up a treasure map at McDonalds on Prince Street (5-7pm) – Follow the map to win a prize from McDonalds. Boy Scouts will perform bike safety inspections, & accept donations of bikes for Mac’s Toy Fund. Also, visit Active SWV bike rodeo, see a martial arts demo, &/or skate with the Derby Dames on the trail

Friday, Sept. 8 – Baby Fair, 11 am–1 pm, Word Park, Neville Street; Classic Pretty Baby Contest – Entry $10 + diapers for baby pantry, Ages birth to 4 years (pre-register by Sept 3: 304-252- 4769)

Friday, Sept. 8 – Youth Museum & Exhibition Mine (6-8 pm), See Ronald McDonald Variety Show and meet The Super Why Kids at the amphitheater, 6-7 pm; Inside the Youth Museum: new exhibit “Color Play” & Planetarium Shows; Exhibition Mine – Underground mine tours; Admission inside museum & mine tour = $5

Saturday, Sept. 9 – Kids Street Fair-10 am–2 pm;
Festival Booth (Main Street) – School Spirit contest – stop by to add your name to your school’s list – the school that has the most students sign-in, wins $100 Stroll along Main & Fayette Streets to check out various booths, games, food vendors, and more …
Raffle for various items at Federal Plaza on Heber Street to benefit Ronald McDonald House
Beckley Fire Dept.’s Junior Firefighters Challenge
United Bank Games Arcade (game card = $6 or ½ game card = $3; ticket booth closes at 2 pm) – Prize Wheel, Dunk Booth, Money Machine, Bounce House & more games
Kiwanis Club / Red Cross – emergency preparedness pillowcases
MedExpress booth – bring your teddy bear for a check up
Parade at 11 am – Children’s characters, queens, bands, teams … Themes:
Kids Rock, Learning & School Spirit
After parade: – Music & dancing, School of Harmony Music Bus on Heber Street; Bookmobile on Fayette
– The Raleigh Theatre – Movie – Shrek, 1 pm, free admission

Sunday, Sept. 10 – Pet Fun at the Youth Museum: Hamster Races (free) 1 pm, plus Dazzling Dog Show ($5 pet registration) 2:15 pm – must be on a leash or in a cage (Info: 304-252-4769)

Thanks to our generous Kids Classic Festival Sponsors:

  • United Bank
  • Raleigh County Commission
  • MedExpress
  • Jan Care Ambulance
  • Mac’s
  • Best Ambulance
  • Quick Prince Printing
  • McDonalds
  • 103CIR
  • The Register-Herald
  • 99.5 WJLS
  • Beckley Events / City of Beckley
  • WV Fairs & Festivals Grant

And Special Thanks to all of our Event Hosts!