Some special events to look forward during the month of July in Beckley include:
The City of Beckley’s 4th of July fireworks display will take place around 9:30 p.m. in the Pinecrest / Beckley Little League / Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center area. The show is sponsored by City National Bank, Appalachian Power and the City of Beckley. The WV Miners will offer a fireworks display on July 3rd following their baseball game at Linda K. Epling Stadium.
Fridays in the Park concerts are held at Word Park on Neville Street from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm, weather-permitting. The July schedule begins with Jeremy and Saylor Miller (Say Grace) and Theatre West Virginia (Hatfields & McCoys songs) on July 7. School of Harmony students will perform on July 14. July 21 will feature the National Boy Scout Jamboree band followed by Theatre WV (songs from The Jungle Book). A dance theme will fill the July 28 event with line dancers from the Mercer County and Raleigh County Commissions on Aging, followed by Beckley Area Shag Club dancers.
The Uptown Tailgate Farmers Market plans to open on Friday, July 7. The market will be held on Fridays from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Beckley Intermodal Gateway Parking Garage Plaza. The market also plans to be open on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:00 – 5:30 pm. For more information, contact the WVU Extension office at 304-255-9321.
The Beckley Art Center will host Family Art Fest at Word Park on Saturday, July 8 from 3-6 pm. Several art-related booths and activities will be on hand and music will be provided by The Kind Thieves. Contact the Beckley Art Center for more information.
Relay for Life will be held on Friday, July 21 at the Beckley Intermodal Gateway Plaza on Neville Street from 6:00 pm to midnight. The event is a fund-raiser for the American Cancer Society.
The City of Beckley’s annual Cruise-in Car & Bike show will take place on Saturday, July 29. The streets in uptown will be reserved for vehicle line-up beginning at 5:00 pm. The first 90 show vehicle owners who register at Word Park between 5:00 and 6:00 pm will receive a dash plaque. Vehicle registration is $10. Specialty awards by City departments will be presented, along with door prizes. Last Chance Band will perform at the gazebo between 6:00 – 7:30 pm.
For more information about Beckley events, like “Beckley Events” on facebook, or call 304-256-1776.