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.

Feb
2
Tue
Thomas & Friends @ Youth Museum of Southern West Virginia
Feb 2 @ 10:00 am – Sep 15 @ 6:00 pm

Discover the engineer within! Travel to the Island of Sodor and use your curiosity and imagination to help Thomas & Friends.

Suit up as the conductor and sell tickets to ride the train, help Percy fix his wobbly wheel, and get back on track, Climb inside Thomas’ cab to explore the engine’s inner workings and load luggage, livestock, and other freight into train cars.

Explore the Rails exhibit opens at the Youth Museum with Thomas the Train!

February 2, 2021 – September 15, 2021

May
8
Sat
Rhododendron Festival @ Events throughout Beckley-Raleigh County
May 8 – May 29 all-day

The annual Rhododendron Festival is back and will showcase several spring events happening in the Beckley area during the month of May of 2021. Cruises, concerts, walks, a photo contest, pickleball tourney and other activities are being scheduled to celebrate the festival. Even though some of the festival’s past signature events are not planned this year (i.e. Sweet Treats, Founders Day, and the RhodoBoogie Car Show), several new events are being offered. Check out the schedule on the event page.

 

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May
20
Thu
Virtual Gold & Blue @ Carter Hall- WVU Tech Campus
May 20 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Our Virtual Gold and Blue Days are special one-hour visit events we’re hosting on Thursdays at 3 and 6 p.m. It’s a great way to learn more about WVU Tech from anywhere in the world. You’ll explore the college, learn about the admissions process and financial aid, discover the major that fits your career goals and get answers to all your burning questions about college.
Sign up for the Virtual Gold and Blue Day that fits your schedule:
Jun
4
Fri
Fridays in the Park(Word Park) @ Word Park
Jun 4 @ 11:30 am – Aug 27 @ 1:00 pm

Beckley’s 31st Annual Friday in the Park series will open this Friday, June 5th. The concert series will be held weekly from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., through August 27th, weather permitting, at Word Park on Neville Street. Food vendors will offer lunch items for sale.

The Fridays during the month of May are included as part of the Rhododendron Festival.

A variety of musical styles will be presented during the season. DJs from local radio stations will emcee the concerts.

For more event details visit www.beckley.org or “Beckley Events” on Facebook.

Women’s Expo @ Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center
Jun 4 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
2021 THE COMEBACK!
Friday June 4, 2021 … 1pm-7pm
Saturday June 5, 2021 … 10am-5pm
The largest and best vendor show in Southern West Virginia!
Beckley Raleigh County Convention Center
Eisenhower Drive
Beckley WV
Brought to you by Southern Communications Inc:
103CIR
105.9 WTNJ
Groovy 94
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Channel 935 The Buzz 93.5FM & 1070AM
FREE PARKING
FREE TICKETS & discounted tickets
will be available
I
– OVER 120 VENDORS
– WIN PRIZES
Brought to you by Southern Communications Inc
103CIR
My 105.9 WTNJ
Groovy 94
NewsTalk 620AM & 101.1FM
Channel 935 The Buzz 93.5FM & 1070AM
VENDOR SPACES AVAILABLE
More information coming soon!
Jun
5
Sat
Earth Day 5K ( United Wat of Southern WV) @ Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine
Jun 5 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Lace-up your running shoes, an upcoming race is the perfect way to get outside and active.

To celebrate Earth Day, the United Way of Southern West Virginia will be holding 5K at the New River Park. Along with the 5K, they will also have live music, flower sales, and Cow Chip Bingo.

Executive Director Trena Dacal, said this early spring event will allow people to get out and get active while raising money for the United Way.

“We are incredibly excited to be hosting something in April to really kind of launch the spring events and get people outside,” Dacal said. “We know we can do those things safely so it feels good to be able to do that.”

The 5K will happen Saturday, June 5, 2021. For registration information, visit United Way of Southern West Virginia.

Women’s Expo @ Beckley Raleigh County Convention Center
Jun 5 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
2021 THE COMEBACK!
Friday June 4, 2021 … 1pm-7pm
Saturday June 5, 2021 … 10am-5pm
The largest and best vendor show in Southern West Virginia!
Beckley Raleigh County Convention Center
Eisenhower Drive
Beckley WV
Brought to you by Southern Communications Inc:
103CIR
105.9 WTNJ
Groovy 94
NewsTalk WWNR 620AM & 101.1FM
Channel 935 The Buzz 93.5FM & 1070AM
FREE PARKING
FREE TICKETS & discounted tickets
will be available
I
– OVER 120 VENDORS
– WIN PRIZES
Brought to you by Southern Communications Inc
103CIR
My 105.9 WTNJ
Groovy 94
NewsTalk 620AM & 101.1FM
Channel 935 The Buzz 93.5FM & 1070AM
VENDOR SPACES AVAILABLE
More information coming soon!
Jun
11
Fri
Fridays in the Park(Word Park) @ Word Park
Jun 11 @ 11:30 am – Sep 3 @ 1:00 pm

Beckley’s 31st Annual Friday in the Park series will open this Friday, June 5th. The concert series will be held weekly from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., through August 27th, weather permitting, at Word Park on Neville Street. Food vendors will offer lunch items for sale.

The Fridays during the month of May are included as part of the Rhododendron Festival.

A variety of musical styles will be presented during the season. DJs from local radio stations will emcee the concerts.

For more event details visit www.beckley.org or “Beckley Events” on Facebook.

Jun
12
Sat
Color the River 2021 @ Berry's Campground
Jun 12 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Second Saturdays will host the 4th Annual Color the River for Cancer Awareness on June 12th, 2020. Registration at 9:00 am, put-in at 11:00 am. Rentals and shuttles provided by Berry’s Campground. Admission to the event is free. Parking per car, $3.00, vehicles with trailers, $5.00, with proceeds going to Camp Summers. Shuttle service $2.00 per person. Donations to Color the River’s Cancer Fund appreciated by your Second Saturday crew!! Many things have changed this year like where we are…

Jun
18
Fri
Fridays in the Park(Word Park) @ Word Park
Jun 18 @ 11:30 am – Sep 10 @ 1:00 pm

Beckley’s 31st Annual Friday in the Park series will open this Friday, June 5th. The concert series will be held weekly from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., through August 27th, weather permitting, at Word Park on Neville Street. Food vendors will offer lunch items for sale.

The Fridays during the month of May are included as part of the Rhododendron Festival.

A variety of musical styles will be presented during the season. DJs from local radio stations will emcee the concerts.

For more event details visit www.beckley.org or “Beckley Events” on Facebook.