City of Beckley 2023 Events (tentative)

Events organized by Beckley’s Events Committee with the City of Beckley:

April 22 (tentative) – Beckley’s 3rd Annual Coffee and Tea Celebration, 11 am – 2 pm

May – Rhododendron Festival – various activities throughout the month of May

May 13 – Bill Withers Memorial Celebration (with the Bill Withers Committee)

June – August – Fridays in the Park, lunch concerts, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm, Word Park

June 22 – North American Solstice and Sky Car Show (Assisting this specialty car club with a car show during their convention while in town)

July 4 – Fireworks at the Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center / Beckley Little League area, 9:30 pm

July 29 – Beckley’s Annual Summer Car & Bike Show (with Shade Tree Car Club), 4-8 pm

August 26 – Appalachian Festival Street Fair, 5-8 pm (The Chamber of Commerce’s Appalachian Festival spans two weekends in August)

September 4-9 – Kids Classic Festival, various activities for children throughout the week. The Kids Street Fair & Parade on September 9

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

October 21-31 – Scarecrow Decorating Contest

November 11 – Veterans Parade, 11 am (With American Legion Post 32 and Veterans Parade Committee)

December 2 – Christmas Parade, 11 am 

Monthly Sunset / Full Moon Walks / Bike Rides on the McManus Trail – March-November – with Active Southern WV

Also, the Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine and Youth Museum hosts events throughout the year (i.e., Honey Festival in August, Fall Festival 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.

City of Beckley Meetings

City of Beckley, Beckley, WV, West Virginia, fountain, pagoda

Area Events

Beckley Events Youth Council

Vendor Forms

Coffee & Tea Celebration Registration

Appalachian Festival Street Fair Registration

Kids Festival Parade and Vendor Form

Chili Night Registration

Veterans Day Parade Registration

Christmas Parade Registration

Sweet Treats

Beckley’s Scarecrow Decorating Contest