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 […]

The 31 st Annual Chili Night set for October 1

Beckley’s 31st annual Chili Night will fill the streets of downtown Beckley on Saturday, October 1, 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 […]

2022 Kids Classic Festival

Beckley’s 29th Annual Kids Classic Festival is scheduled for September 5-11, 2022. The week-long festival offers family activities throughout the community such as an aerial circus, contests, booths, games, parades, entertainment, and more!   This year’s festival will kick-off on Monday, September 5 (Labor Day) with a variety of activities. Kids Day at New River Park […]

Farmers Market at Beckley Intermodal Gateway open on Monday

The Uptown Farmers Market located at the Beckley Intermodal Gateway Plaza will open for the 2022 season on Monday, July 18. Market vendors will set up at the covered plaza area on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and sell from 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm. The market will be open from July 18 through the months […]

Fridays in the Park series and other Upcoming Events

Beckley’s 31st Annual Friday in the Park series will continue in July and August.  The concert series is held weekly from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., weather permitting, at Word Park on Neville Street.  Food vendors offer lunch items for sale and community organizations provide information during the event.  The July music schedule includes: July 8 […]

Major Automobile Event Coming to Beckley on June 16-18

The WV Whitewater Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America will host the AACA Eastern Spring Nationals in Beckley on June 16-18.  Members of several local car clubs along with the City of Beckley/Beckley Events and Visit Southern West Virginia have been planning three days of activities for the event that will showcase local […]

Annual Fridays in the Park series to begin in June

Beckley’s 31st Annual Friday in the Park series will open on June 3.  The concert series will be held weekly from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., through August, weather permitting, at Word Park on Neville Street.  Food vendors will offer lunch items for sale.  New vendor Bee Bumbler Bakery will join the regular vendors Flynn’s […]

Sweet Treats, Preparedness Booths, and the Bill Withers Memorial Festival will kick off the Rhododendron Festival on May 14 at the Beckley Intermodal Gateway!

Plan to enjoy a sweet, musical day as several events are coming together on Saturday, May 14, at the Beckley Intermodal Gateway Plaza. After a two-year hiatus during the pandemic, Sweet Treats returns along with the Emergency Preparedness Fair, as the events team up with the Bill Withers Memorial Festival. Sweet Treats dessert event kicks […]