February – August 2014

“Moneyville” Exhibit @ Youth Museum of Southern West Virginia
Feb 5 – Sep 7 all-day

Enter the vibrant “city” of MONEYVILLE and embark on an exciting hands-on tour through a money factory. Be introduced to the sculptor-engravers that create the designs and models for our nation’s currency. Move on to an anti-counterfeiting forensics lab, a bank, a stock market, and an international shopping district. . This highly interactive traveling exhibition uses the familiar and fascinating subject of money to build creative skills and promote economic literacy in a fun, immersive environment.


Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine Open for Season @ Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine
Apr 1 – Nov 1 all-day

The Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine opens April 1st for the 2014 season (closes Nov 1).  Operating hours are from 10am to 6pm with last tour departing at 5:30pm.  Special arrangements can be made for group tours.  Adults $20, Children $12, Seniors $15, Military $14.  Group Tour rates available.

Of Mice and Men @ The Raleigh Playhouse and Theatre
Aug 21 – Aug 30 all-day

“Of Mice and Men” will be performed at The Raleigh Playhouse and Theatre August 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29 and 30th at 8pm.  A special matinee performance will be held on August 24th at 4pm.

Appalachian Art & Crafts Festival @ Beckley Raleigh County Convention Center
Aug 22 – Aug 24 all-day

 The 50th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival will take place from 10am to 8pm August 22-23rd and noon til 6pm on Sunday the 24th. Over 100 vendors will show and sell their creations.  Everything from quilts and pottery, to sculptures and wood works.

In addition to the crafts, the show features daily musical entertainment for your listening pleasure.  Everything from traditional Celtic to Bluegrass, these WV entertainers are sure to please.


 Adults:  $4 / Weekend Pass:  $5

 Seniors:  $3 / Weekend Pass:  $4

 Student Ages 12 – 18:  $3 / Weekend Pass:  $4

 Children Under 12:  Free

 Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center charges $2.00 for parking

Appalachian Festival
Aug 22 – Aug 24 all-day

Learn, Experience and Enjoy!  The 18th Annual Appalachian Festival is three big days packed with arts, crafts, entertainment, music, food and fun! Held in Beckley and throughout Raleigh County.

Friday’s in the Park Lunch concerts @ Beckley Historic Distict
Aug 22 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Fridays In The Park. Check out these great weekly lunchtime concerts at Jim Word Park on Neville Street. Concerts host all musical styles and stripes. Every Friday, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. through August 29th. Lunch vendors available.

Taste of Appalachia @ Historic Beckley
Aug 23 all-day

Join us in uptown Beckley from 6-9 pm for a taste of Appalachia. Local restaurants and organizations will be set up selling “Tastes” of their cuisine. You will be the judge of our area favorites! Enjoy music too in a block party atmosphere. Entertainment will be provided.

Music at Taste of Appalachia on Saturday, August 23, 2014 includes:
6:00 pm – New River Jazz Band, RC Annex, Main Street;
6:30 pm – John Covey Cole, Neville Street;
7:00 pm – Piney Creek Canyon Band, Fayette & Main Street
Enjoy these free concerts during the block party!

Gold Rush Flea Market @ Beckley Intermodal Gateway
Aug 23 @ 7:00 am

The Gold Rush Flea Market is every Saturday 7am-1pm at the Beckley Intermodal Gateway Plaza.

18th Annual Oldies Car Show @ Crossroads Mall
Aug 24 all-day

The city-wide Appalachian Festival will close with a car show at the Crossroads Mall.  Browse over 100 classic cars! Registration opens at 9am, show noon to 6pm.

Sundays @ Two @ Tamarack - The Best of West Virginia
Aug 24 @ 2:00 pm

Every Sunday at 2pm there is music, live music and it is free to attend.  Tamarack hosts all types of musicians playing all types of music.  Check their website events page for who will be performing. There is no admission fee for any Sunday @ Two performance. Tickets are required due to limited seating and are available after 10 a.m. on the morning of the performance at the Information Desk.