Events

Please note – this information is updated regularly. However, for the most up-to-date information, please visit the website or social media pages for each individual event or contact the event organizers directly.

Aug
11
Thu
Leonardo’s Lab @ The Youth Museum of Southern West Virginia
Aug 11 @ 10:00 am – Sep 8 @ 5:00 pm
The Youth Museum complex is located in New River Park adjacent to the Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine. Museum hours are Tues. – Sat. 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.
Leonardo’s Lab exhibition at the Youth Museum of Southern West Virginia. The exhibit offers young artists and inventors a chance to immerse themselves in the mind of Leonardo DaVinci, the original ‘Renaissance Man.’
In very hands-on ways, visitors can build, sketch, test and design via activities tied to Leonardo’s era and ideas. Children and adults both will find the brain challenges, opportunities for creative expression, and intriguing ideas appealing.
The exhibition includes interactive science and art exhibits, including a photo-op with Mona Lisa, ratio-coordinated gears to create your own 2D and 3D interlocking mechanisms, an opportunity to recreate Leonardo’s amazing tool-and-hardware-free interlocking bridge, cut out and fold your own air-powered flying ‘copter, learn Leonardo’s special mirror writing and so much more.
Aug
12
Fri
Leonardo’s Lab @ The Youth Museum of Southern West Virginia
Aug 12 @ 10:00 am – Sep 9 @ 5:00 pm
The Youth Museum complex is located in New River Park adjacent to the Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine. Museum hours are Tues. – Sat. 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.
Leonardo’s Lab exhibition at the Youth Museum of Southern West Virginia. The exhibit offers young artists and inventors a chance to immerse themselves in the mind of Leonardo DaVinci, the original ‘Renaissance Man.’
In very hands-on ways, visitors can build, sketch, test and design via activities tied to Leonardo’s era and ideas. Children and adults both will find the brain challenges, opportunities for creative expression, and intriguing ideas appealing.
The exhibition includes interactive science and art exhibits, including a photo-op with Mona Lisa, ratio-coordinated gears to create your own 2D and 3D interlocking mechanisms, an opportunity to recreate Leonardo’s amazing tool-and-hardware-free interlocking bridge, cut out and fold your own air-powered flying ‘copter, learn Leonardo’s special mirror writing and so much more.
Fridays in the Park(Word Park) @ Word Park
Aug 12 @ 11:30 am – Nov 4 @ 1:00 pm

Beckley’s 31st Annual Friday in the Park series will open on June 3.  The concert series will be held weekly from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., through August, weather permitting, at Word Park on Neville Street.  Food vendors will offer lunch items for sale.  New vendor Bee Bumbler Bakery will join the regular vendors Flynn’s Hotdogs and The Lunch Wagon, plus a few other vendors plan to sell on select Fridays.

2022 Friday in the Park Entertainment Schedule:

August 12 – How Great Thou Art Theatre Group (Motown)

August 19 – Chris Oxley Quartet (jazz)

August 26 – Appalachian Festival – Lost Cannon Bluegrass, followed by Shane Ingram

Live Music at WGB @ Weathered Ground Brewery
Aug 12 @ 6:00 pm – Sep 17 @ 7:00 pm

Enjoy the wonderful atmosphere at Weathered Ground Brewery. Try some WV Crafted spirits and enjoy live music. Check online for times and schedule changes

  • 8/12 Jeremiah Hatfield
  • 8/19 Randy Gilkey
  • 8/20 Adam Cox
  • 8/26 BlacKing Coal
  • 8/27 Jeffrey Wayne

Please call or check Facebook to verify performances and times.

Aug
13
Sat
Leonardo’s Lab @ The Youth Museum of Southern West Virginia
Aug 13 @ 10:00 am – Sep 10 @ 5:00 pm
The Youth Museum complex is located in New River Park adjacent to the Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine. Museum hours are Tues. – Sat. 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.
Leonardo’s Lab exhibition at the Youth Museum of Southern West Virginia. The exhibit offers young artists and inventors a chance to immerse themselves in the mind of Leonardo DaVinci, the original ‘Renaissance Man.’
In very hands-on ways, visitors can build, sketch, test and design via activities tied to Leonardo’s era and ideas. Children and adults both will find the brain challenges, opportunities for creative expression, and intriguing ideas appealing.
The exhibition includes interactive science and art exhibits, including a photo-op with Mona Lisa, ratio-coordinated gears to create your own 2D and 3D interlocking mechanisms, an opportunity to recreate Leonardo’s amazing tool-and-hardware-free interlocking bridge, cut out and fold your own air-powered flying ‘copter, learn Leonardo’s special mirror writing and so much more.
Aug
19
Fri
Fridays in the Park(Word Park) @ Word Park
Aug 19 @ 11:30 am – Nov 11 @ 12:00 pm

Beckley’s 31st Annual Friday in the Park series will open on June 3.  The concert series will be held weekly from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., through August, weather permitting, at Word Park on Neville Street.  Food vendors will offer lunch items for sale.  New vendor Bee Bumbler Bakery will join the regular vendors Flynn’s Hotdogs and The Lunch Wagon, plus a few other vendors plan to sell on select Fridays.

2022 Friday in the Park Entertainment Schedule:

August 12 – How Great Thou Art Theatre Group (Motown)

August 19 – Chris Oxley Quartet (jazz)

August 26 – Appalachian Festival – Lost Cannon Bluegrass, followed by Shane Ingram

Live Music at WGB @ Weathered Ground Brewery
Aug 19 @ 6:00 pm – Sep 24 @ 7:00 pm

Enjoy the wonderful atmosphere at Weathered Ground Brewery. Try some WV Crafted spirits and enjoy live music. Check online for times and schedule changes

  • 8/12 Jeremiah Hatfield
  • 8/19 Randy Gilkey
  • 8/20 Adam Cox
  • 8/26 BlacKing Coal
  • 8/27 Jeffrey Wayne

Please call or check Facebook to verify performances and times.

Aug
20
Sat
Honey Bee Festival @ Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine
Aug 20 all-day
Mark Your Calendar for Beckley Honey Festival
The Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine, Youth Museum of Southern WV, and the Raleigh County Beekeepers Cooperative Association have partnered on the annual Beckley Honey Festival in recognition of National Honeybee Day.
The Beckley Honey Festival will take place on the third Saturday in August on an annual basis and will be on August 20, 2022, at the Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine in New River Park.
There will be local beekeepers selling honey, live honey bee demonstrations, display tents with equipment, educational presentations, all-day youth activities, and roasted corn and other food vendors! Reduced rates of daily activities at the Exhibition Coal Mine will be available during the festival.
Daniel Vineyard Annual Craft Beverage Festival @ Daniels Vineyards
Aug 20 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Craft Beverage Festival is BACK!  Featuring beer, wine, food, crafts and live  music. Entry is $20 (Cash Only). Gate fee includes wine and beer tastings from local wineries and breweries and a commemorative Daniel Vineyard wine glass.

Live Music at WGB @ Weathered Ground Brewery
Aug 20 @ 6:00 pm – Sep 25 @ 7:00 pm

Enjoy the wonderful atmosphere at Weathered Ground Brewery. Try some WV Crafted spirits and enjoy live music. Check online for times and schedule changes

  • 8/12 Jeremiah Hatfield
  • 8/19 Randy Gilkey
  • 8/20 Adam Cox
  • 8/26 BlacKing Coal
  • 8/27 Jeffrey Wayne

Please call or check Facebook to verify performances and times.