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 […]

Downtown Events Planned During July

City of Beckley

Fridays in the Park, a Third Friday Around the Block Showcase and Beckley’s Summer Car and Bike Show will be featured downtown during the month of July. Fridays in the Park will continue at Word Park this month. Free concerts take place at the gazebo between 11:30 am and 1:00 pm, weather-permitting. The music schedule for July: July 9 – […]


THE CITY OF BECKLEY SPRING CLEANUP 2021 The Public Works Department will Collect Spring cleanup items beginning Monday, April 19, 2021 All items in ALL WARDS are to be placed within 5 feet of the curb by 7:00 a.m., on Monday, April 19, 2021 NO return visits will be made to any streets after it […]

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 […]

Grant awarded to Beckley Police Department

Mayor Rob Rappold announced today that the City of Beckley has just received an award through the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) to hire five (5) additional full-time law enforcement professionals for the Beckley Police Department.  This grant is providing the City of Beckley with $625,000 for 75 percent […]

Press Release: Pool Closure 2020

PRESS NOTICE FROM THE PARKS and RECREATION DEPARTMENT Date: May 18, 2020   EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY BECKLEY – Due to the unpredictable future of COVID-19, the City of Beckley has decided to close both city pools for the entire summer. The decision was made to keep these facilities closed in the interest of public health and staff […]