Bill Withers Day in Beckley

Bill Withers will be honored during events in Beckley on Saturday, May 15. The Raleigh County Historical Society will host a Historic Marker Dedication for the new Bill Withers marker located across from Stratton Elementary School at 11:00 a.m. Bill Withers was a Grammy-winning singer/songwriter who grew up in Raleigh County and attended Stratton High […]

The Rhododendron Festival kicks off this Weekend

Beckley Events’ Committee and local Car Clubs will host a Neighborhood Cruise on Saturday, May 8. Residents of McLean Addition, Harper Road, Westwood Drive, Old Mill Road, Old Mill Village, and part of Old Eccles Road can plan to watch the cruise drive past their way on Saturday. Vehicles will line-up at Cross Point Church […]

Rhododendron Festival 2021

Schedule of Events The annual Rhododendron Festival will showcase several spring events happening in the Beckley area during the month of May of 2021. Cruises, concerts, walks, a photo contest, pickleball tourney and other activities are being scheduled to celebrate the festival. Even though some of the festival’s past signature events are not planned this […]

Update: City’s Annual Christmas Parade will be a Reverse Parade at BRCCC

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Download Christmas Parade Details The City of Beckley will host the annual Christmas Parade as a REVERSE Parade on Saturday, December 5, 2020 beginning at 11 am. Due to Covid-19 concerns and the inability to ensure social distancing during a traditional downtown parade, this year’s parade will be a REVERSE parade. Entries will line-up at […]

Plans to celebrate Veterans Day with a Reverse Parade at the Airport

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The American Legion Post 32, the City of Beckley, Visit Southern WV and other interested residents are teaming up to host the annual Veterans Day celebration on Wednesday, November 11, 2020, beginning at 11:00 a.m. Due to Covid-19 concerns and the inability to social distance during a traditional downtown parade, this year’s parade will be […]

Canceled – 34th Annual Tailgate Halloween

With great sadness, the Youth Museum of Southern West Virginia is announcing the cancellation of what would have been our 34th Annual Tailgate Halloween. Tailgate Halloween has changed over the years, but the premise has always been the same – to provide safe trick-or-treating for children in our community. This year the Museum just couldn’t […]

Chili Night Cancelled

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Contact: Jill Moorefield, Beckley Events, 304-256-1776, 304-222-3376, Chili Night Cancelled Beckley’s 2020 Chili Night is cancelled due to Covid-19 concerns and the demolition activity happening on Main Street. Today (September 15) would have normally been the deadline for vendors to register for the event, which was scheduled for October 3. Beckley Events’ committee inquired […]

Activities happening this weekend (July 24-25) in Downtown Beckley

Friday Food Vendors – Four food vendors will set up in the parking lot beside of Word Park this Friday, July 24. Participating food vendors include The Lunch Wagon, Tea Time, Flynn’s Hotdogs and Philipo’s. Vendor hours will be the usual lunchtime hours of 11:30 am to 1:00 pm or so, weather-permitting. Attendees are encouraged […]