Beckley to host Coffee & Tea Celebration in April

The City of Beckley is kicking off its 2023 spring events with the 3rd annual Coffee & Tea Celebration on Saturday, April 22, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Hosted by Beckley Events and local coffee and tea shops / vendors, the event will offer coffee and tea tastings, desserts, food trucks, musical showcases, a […]

Irish/Celtic Heritage Week – March 11 – 17, 2023 in Beckley

The City of Beckley will celebrate an Irish / Celtic Heritage themed week on March 11–17, with a variety of activities from road bowling to a concert, food specials, and a painting class.  On Saturday, March 11 (rain date 3/18), an Irish Road Bowling demonstration will take place on the McManus Trail. Local road bowler […]

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 Friday, November 11, 2022, beginning at 11:00 a.m. The entry form and details can be found at, or call 304-256-1776 to have the form emailed or mailed. If interested in participating, please complete and send […]

Beckley’s Scarecrow Decorating Contest, plus a Scarecrow & Fall Fun event at Word Park on Saturday

Beckley is hosting its 2nd annual scarecrow decorating contest this month. During the first year of the contest in 2021, over 20 scarecrows were decorated and installed around downtown.  Interested groups should register by October 20; the registration form can be found at, click on the Beckley Events tab, or at this link: The scarecrows can […]

The 31 st Annual Chili Night set for October 8

Beckley’s 31st annual Chili Night will fill the streets of downtown Beckley on Saturday, October 8, from 5:00 to 8:30 pm.  The 2022 version will include 34 chili vendors plus 30 non-chili vendors, 9 musical acts, and a mini-carnival.   The $5 admission includes five sample tickets and a voting coin.  2400 strips of tickets (5 […]

Beckley’s Scarecrow Decorating Contest

Businesses, organizations, and schools are invited to use their creativity to build a scarecrow to display downtown between October 20 and 31. Scarecrows will be displayed on the light poles along Main, Neville, Prince, and Kanawha Streets, and in Word Park and Shoemaker Square, or in storefront windows (if preferred by downtown business). The contest […]