Beckley’s Annual Christmas Parade and Other Activities this Saturday

The City of Beckley will host the annual Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 4, beginning at 11 a.m. Line-up begins at 9 a.m. at Park Middle School (floats, vehicles) and at 10 a.m. at the Beckley Intermodal Gateway Plaza (bands & walking units).  The parade will follow the traditional route thru downtown as in past […]

Veterans Day and Christmas Parades seeking entries

VETERANS PARADE – American Legion Post 32 and the Beckley-Raleigh County Veterans Parade Committee will host the annual Veterans Parade on Thursday, November 11, 2021, beginning at 11 a.m. It will be a traditional downtown parade. Registration form and details are at ( If interested in participating, please complete and send in the form by November […]

Beckley’s Scarecrow Decorating Contest

Scarecrow Decoration Registration Businesses, organizations and schools are invited to use their creativity to build a scarecrow to display in downtown Beckley between October 23 and 31. The contest is being organized by the City of Beckley / Beckley Events along with 4-H/WVU Extension and the Beckley Beautification Commission.  Scarecrows will be displayed on the […]

The 30th Annual Chili Night to go on in a smaller version!

Chili Night Beckley October 2018

Beckley’s 30th annual Chili Night will be held on Saturday, October 2 along the streets of downtown Beckley from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.  Due to Covid-19, the scaled-back event will feature around 15 to 20 chili participants, along with 22 other exhibit/vendor booths, and a variety of entertainment.  Chili Night has become a fall tradition […]

Rising Cardinals Sculpture Unveiling on Sunday

Mayor Rob Rappold is announcing that the Rising Cardinals Sculpture at the new plaza on the corner of Heber and Neville Street will be unveiled on Sunday, September 26 at 2:00 p.m. The cardinal sculpture was designed and built by sculptor Jamie Lester and engineer Jeff Edwards. The plaza was designed by Sam Rich of […]

Kids Classic Festival – September 10 & 11 Activities

Beckley’s Kids Classic Festival activities continue on September 10 and 11.  The festival committee is encouraging precautions to be made to keep the activities as safe as possible.  Event hosts, booths and parade entries should be careful to offer only safe activities. Social distancing, masks and sanitizing are recommended.  Those attending should exercise the cautions […]

Kids Classic Festival

Welcome to the Kids Classic Festival Our Festival Committee is pleased to host Beckley’s 28th Annual Kids Classic Festival. The week-long festival offers family activities throughout the community such as contests, booths, games, parades, entertainment, fireworks and more!  This year’s theme is “America Strong” to correspond with the 20th anniversary of 9-11 and to honor our country. […]

Farmers Market opens at the Beckley Intermodal Gateway

The Uptown Farmers Market at the Beckley Intermodal Gateway has opened for the 2021 season. Market vendors are setting up at the covered plaza area on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, between 3:00 pm and 5:30 pm, from July 23 through the month of August and September. Qualified market vendors will accept Senior Coupons, which are […]

Fireworks in Beckley

The City of Beckley is hosting 4th of July Fireworks Display by Pyrotecnico on Sunday at 9:30 pm in the Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center / Beckley Little League Area. Other professional displays in the area” Saturday, July 3 – after the WV Miners baseball game – Ragland Road area Sunday, July 5 – Lake Stephens, […]

WV Day 2021

Beckley – The Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine and Youth Museum will be celebrating West Virginia Day a day early, Saturday, June 19, 2021.  Director of Parks and Recreation, Leslie Gray Baker says, “Every month, during the summer, we like to do something special for the local community as well as our out-of-town visitors. We have […]