City of Beckley 2023 Events

All dates and times are tentative. 
Events organized by Beckley’s Events Committee with the City of Beckley:

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March – Irish/Celtic events

3/11 - 3/12
3/11-Road Bowling demo on McManus Trail, 3/12 - Celtic music at The Raleigh, plus restaurant food specials during the week, & painting class at Pottery Place.

April - Beckley’s 3rd Annual Coffee and Tea Celebration

11 am – 2 pm, sample coffee, tea, and desserts, food trucks, art & authors booths, music, and Coffee & Cars Show on Main Street.

May – Rhododendron Festival

5/13, 5/20, 5/21, 5/27
Various activities throughout the month of May including Sweet Treats and the Emergency Preparedness Fair on 5/13 at the Beckley Intermodal Gateway, Founders Day at Wildwood on 5/20, Rhododendron walk at Grandview on 5/21, Rhododendron Car Show at BIG on 5/27 featuring Jack and David Reid, grandsons of the Statler Brothers & more!

June – August – Fridays in the Park

lunch concerts, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm, Word Park

June – North American Solstice and Sky Car Show

(Assisting this specialty car club with a car show during their convention while in town), 5-8 pm

July – Fireworks

at the Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center / Beckley Little League area, 9:30 pm

July – Bill Withers Memorial Celebration

(with the Bill Withers Committee); Concerts at BIG.

July - BEX Arts Week

7/17 - 7/22
A variety of arts events throughout the week.

July – Beckley’s Annual Summer Car & Bike Show

(with Shade Tree Car Club), 4-8 pm

August – Appalachian Festival Street Fair

5-8 pm, music, food vendors, Oreo stacking contest and more (The Chamber’s Appalachian Festival spans two weekends in August)

September – Kids Classic Festival

9/4 - 9/9
various activities for children throughout the week. The Kids Street Fair & Parade on September 9

October – Chili Night

4-7 pm (chili and other booths, plus music and more; vendor registration August 1 – September 15)

October – Scarecrow Decorating Contest

10/21 - 10/31

November – Veterans Parade

Parade at 11 am, followed by veterans’ luncheon at WVU Tech building on Neville Street, and band showcase at the Beckley Intermodal Gateway.

December – Christmas Parade

11 am
  • Monthly Sunset / Full Moon Walks / Bike Rides on the McManus Trail – March-November – with Active Southern WV
  • The Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine and Youth Museum hosts events throughout the year (i.e., Honey Festival on August 19, Fall Celebration in October, and Appalachian Coal Town Christmas in November/December).  Plus, the city manages The Raleigh Playhouse & Theatre and Historic Black Knight – both venues host numerous events. 


Beckley Events: 304-256-1776,

To reserve a city property (city park, gazebo, Beckley Intermodal Gateway Plaza, trail) for events, contact Beverly Farris at 304-256-1748.

Forms & Documents

Beckley Youth CouncilDownload
Vendor FormsDownload
Beckley’s Coffee & Tea CelebrationDownload
Rhododendron Festival BrochureDownload
Appalachian Festival Street Fair RegistrationDownload
Kids Festival Parade and Vendor FormDownload
Chili Night RegistrationDownload
Veterans Day Parade RegistrationDownload
Christmas Parade RegistrationDownload
Sweet Treats RegistrationDownload
Beckley Scarecrow Decorating ContestDownload