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.

Rhododendron Festival Car Show, Concert & Dance @ Beckley Intermodel Gateway
May 27 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Enjoy the Rhododendron Festival Car Show and Concert at Beckley Intermodal Gateway, downtown, on Saturday, May 27, 4-8 pm.
The show will feature music by Jack & Davis Reid from 5:30-7:30 pm. The talented duo from Staunton, Virginia, enjoys playing music and making people smile. They are the sons of Wilson Fairchild and grandsons of The Statler Brothers. The concert is free to enjoy at the Beckley Intermodal Gateway Plaza, weather-permitting, (Rain location: Beckley Woman’s Club on Park Ave).
Vehicle registration for the car show will take place from 4-6 pm; the show hours go until 8 pm. With the $10 car show registration fee, entries will receive a festival challenge coin and be eligible for awards. Trophies were presented at 7:45 pm.
Food vendors and activities such as cornhole and a bounce house will be set up during the event. Free visitor parking will be available on the middle level at Word Park.
Following the car show, the Beckley Area Shag Club is hosting a Dance Party at the Woman’s Club, from 7:30-10:00 pm on Saturday evening. The club may preview a few dances around 4:30-5:00 pm at the Beckley Intermodal Gateway, before the concert at the car show. Admission to the dance party at the Woman’s Club is free. Bring your own refreshments.


Bunker’s Decades Night @ The Resort at Glade Springs
Jun 2 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Join us and DJ Naybz at Bunkers Sports Bar on the first Friday of each month from May through September for Decades Nights and dance the night away from 9pm until midnight!

Our monthly schedule includes:
• May 5th – 70’s Night
• June 2nd – 80’s Night
• July 7th – 90’s Night
• August 4th – 2000’s Night
• September 1st – To Be Announced

Everyone is welcome! Trendy decade attire is also welcomed!

Culinary Demo Series: @ Tamarack Marketplace
Jun 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Take your cooking up a notch with Tamarack Marketplace’s culinary demonstration series!
With their combined years of experience and knowledge, Chef Stephen Gustard and his team have curated essential cooking knowledge into 6 courses. With the home cook in mind, these courses will help you every day and when planning something exciting.
During this experience, you will be able to watch our Chef in action, taste for yourself and take home a recipe card.
On April 29: Party Planning: Crispy, Crunchy Pickles
Crispy, crunchy pickles. Learn how to make pickles the right way!
Join this demonstration for $10
Bring the WOW! to your next dinner party as you serve your guests a professional-style meal made by you.
Want to learn more? You can join all of our demonstrations for $49.99
• March 11 – Soups, Stock & Their Health Benefits. Learn the basics of stocks, soups, thickeners, and their health benefits.
Watch as Chef Gustard demonstrates and explains pureed soups, chunky soups, chowders, and seasonal soups and how they benefit joint health
• March 25 – Clearing Out the Fridge- Learn how to make a delicious salad using leftovers in your fridge. Chef will demonstrate potato salad, quinoa salad, black bean salad, pasta salad, wild rice salad, & Panzanella salad
• April 15 – Party Planning: Cocktails & Apps. Be the host with the most as you learn party planning, cocktails, and appetizers. Crusty bread and crackers with delicious dips, composed treats like skewers and Tuscan ham palmier, shrimp cocktail, and more! Prepare to have the best parties on your block.
• April 29 – Crispy, crunchy pickles. Make pickles the right way.
• May 20 – Become a meat maven. Learn to talk chop with your local butcher as Chef Gustard teaches you different cuts of meat and how to cook them just right.
• June 3 – Can it! Make use of that garden this summer as you master water bath canning tomatoes, making jams, and saving pickled items.
The Garden Party @ Beckley Art Center
Jun 3 @ 6:00 pm

Join Beckley Art Center for a special cocktail party, on June 3, 6 pm – 8 pm. Celebrate Beckley Art Center’s growth with a fantastical flower experience and learn about ways to help the Arts bloom in our community. Our art exhibition Les Fleur will serve as a backdrop to an evening of hors d’oeuvres, libations, photo opportunities, and unique art moments. Flower-themed cocktail attire is strongly encouraged.

WV Route 3 Try- Athlon @ Lake Stephens
Jun 10 @ 7:30 am – 12:30 pm

Join the fun at Lake Stephens off Route 3 on Saturday, June 10th, 2023 for a fun and FREE family TRY-Athlon! Come out for running, biking, and beach activities including stand-up paddle boarding (SUP). Active SWV will have equipment and volunteers ready to help you try out a bike course, marked run, and SUP.

The event will be at Lake Stephens Beach on Recreation Road off Lake Stephens Road. Please complete the online registration before the event for everyone in your family planning to attend (registration link here: Check-in at the event will be from 8:00-8:30 am at shelter #2. Please arrive within this time window to check in before the activities begin. Traffic to the area will be closed during the event because of runners and bikers, so please do not drive in or out until the event has concluded.

This is a TRY-Athlon, meaning participants have the chance to try out the traditional elements of a ‘Triathlon’. Active SWV will be offering running, biking with helmets, and water activities all in one day. This event is for families to participate in together – please stay with your child(ren) at all times throughout the event.

The goal is to complete each activity (running, biking, and SUP) at a distance and time that is comfortable and challenging for you!

For the Run, Active SWV will have a running route set up with different mile markers (up to a 5k) so participants can run whatever distance they would like to challenge themselves to.

The Bike has, the same setup. Active SWV will have a course marked off where families can safely bike through the park. **Active SWV has limited quantities of bikes and helmets available, specially sized for younger children. If you have your own bike and helmet, please bring your own.**

For the Water activities, Active SWV will have 10 SUP boards and lifejackets for participants to try out in a no-wake zone on the lake next to the roped-off swimming area. The swimming area as well as the inflatable course will be open for families to utilize while waiting for SUP equipment to come available every 20 minutes.**Children aged 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult on their SUP board.**

The running and biking activities will take place during the first half of the event from 8:45 am – 9:45 am, with plenty of time for participants to try out both. Then, those activities will wrap up and all participants will go down to the beach for the water activity section at 10:00 am for the remainder of the event. **Due to limited bathhouse availability and time, participants are highly encouraged to wear their water attire under their biking/running clothes rather than changing onsite between activities.**

There will be food available for purchase from the concession stand, and Active SWV will have giveaway items for participants once they finish their run, bike, and SUP activities.

We recommend that families bring the following items with them to have a fun and successful day at the TRY-athlon:



Change of clothing for after the event

Bike/helmet if applicable. Please register to borrow one if needed

Wear a bathing suit under comfortable/cool clothing. There will not be time between events to changing

Wear appropriate footwear for running and biking

All participants will receive a day pass to the beach so they can stay and play even after the TRY-Athlon is over! Thank you to the Raleigh County Parks and Recreation Authority.

Summerfest @ Tamarack Marketplace
Jun 10 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm


Join Tamarack on June 10, 2023 at Tamarack Marketplace for an all-day, indoor-outdoor festival featuring live music on two stages, artist demonstrations, food trucks, local beer and so much more! There will also be activities for the kids. This event is dog friendly too.


Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy outdoor concerts!


Main Stage:

12:30-1:30 PM: Grace Campbell Band
1:30-2:30 PM: Alabaster Boxer
2:30-3:30 PM: Lords of Lester
3:30-4:30 PM: Matt Mullins & The Bringdowns
4:30-5:30 PM: Joselyn & the Sweet Compression


Courtyard Stage:

12-12:45 PM: Untrained Professionals
1-1:45 PM: Briana Atwell
2-2:45 PM: Jonah Carden
3-3:45 PM: Ginger Wixx
4-4:45 PM: Verdeant Band

Keep an eye on their social media for more information as the event get closer!

Daniel Vineyard Annual Wine Festival @ Daniels Vineyards
Jun 17 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Join us for the 24th Annual West Virginia Wine Festival  at Daniel Vineyards on Saturday, June 17th, 11am-6pm!
$15 gate fee (CASH ONLY). Includes free wine tastings from multiple wineries, commemorative wine glass, and live music. There will also be plenty of local craft and food vendors on site as well!
Wizard Weekend @ The Resort at Glade Springs
Jun 17 @ 4:00 pm – Jun 18 @ 12:00 pm

Wizarding Weekend is back at The Resort at Glade Springs! Join us for wizarding school, feasts and a game a quidditch -schedule to be announced.

Bunker’s Decades Night @ The Resort at Glade Springs
Jul 7 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Join us and DJ Naybz at Bunkers Sports Bar on the first Friday of each month from May through September for Decades Nights and dance the night away from 9pm until midnight!

Our monthly schedule includes:
• May 5th – 70’s Night
• June 2nd – 80’s Night
• July 7th – 90’s Night
• August 4th – 2000’s Night
• September 1st – To Be Announced

Everyone is welcome! Trendy decade attire is also welcomed!

Friends of Charity Auto Fair @ Raleigh County Memorial Airport
Jul 14 – Jul 15 all-day

The Friends of Charity Auto Fair is one of the state’s premier car shows and festivals. Held on the spacious grounds of the Raleigh County Memorial Airport in Beckley, West Virginia, the show features hundreds of hot rods, customs, classics, muscle cars, motorcycles, tuners, and trucks from all decades. Additionally, arts and crafts vendors, local business representatives, and food vendors will be on-site for the two-day event. The auto fair will conclude with a Saturday Night Concert musical guest to be announced.

Proceeds of the Friends of Charity Auto Fair support Hospice of Southern West Virginia and Brian’s Safehouse.

Stay updated for more details on the Friends of Charity Auto Fairs Facebook Page!