Summer Events

July 30-31 Weekend Activities:

Fridays in the Park continue at Word Park between 11:30 am and 1:00 pm, weather-permitting. The July 30 event will feature Dance Day: 11:30 – Beckley Dance Theatre School Street Ztyle offering a free dance class; 11:55 – Alexandria & Amber dancers; 12:15 – Beckley Area Shag Dancers; 12:35 – Line Dancers.  Flynn’s Hotdogs, Tea Time and Holy Os (donuts, pretzels, and nachos) normally set-up with food items for sale during the lunch concerts. 

Beckley’s Summer Car & Bike Show is planned for Saturday, July 31, from 5-8 pm, in the Word Park and Neville Street area.  The Thomas Danley Band will perform music in the gazebo 5:30-7:30 pm. Vehicle line-up and registration will take place between 5 and 6 pm. The first 70 vehicles to register will receive a dash plaque. Vehicle registration fee is $10.  City department representatives and others will select their favorites vehicles to receive awards. Door prizes and family activities are also planned for the event.


The City’s August Schedule includes:

Friday in the Park, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm, Word Park, weather-permitting:

August 6 – Lady D

August 13 – Faith Community Church, How Great Thou Art Theatre Group, and Lucas Doeke Howell

August 20 – Chris Oxley Quartet

  August 27 – Lost Cannon Bluegrass and Shane Ingram & friends


August 20 – Third Friday Around the Block Party – 5:00-8:00 pm, Courthouse Square/Main Street; Music by the Untrained Professionals 5:30-7:30 pm, food vendors; The Silver Eagles Reunion will be held at Fosters during the evening. 

August 21 – Honey Festival at the Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine, 10 am – 4 pm, music by Long Point String Band, vendors

August 28 – Appalachian Festival Street Fair – 5:00-8:30 pm, Main, Heber & Neville Streets, Music will be presented by New River Jazz and Matt Mullins & the Bringdowns. Food vendors, other vendors and activities are planned.

The committee is now registering vendors for the Appalachian Festival Street Fair (August 28), and vendors and parade entries for the Kids Classic Festival (September 11). For more information about events, visit or “Beckley Events” Facebook page or call 304-256-1776.