City of Beckley 2023 Events

All dates and times are tentative. 
Events organized by Beckley’s Events Committee with the City of Beckley:

March – Irish/Celtic events

3/11 - 3/12
3/11-Road Bowling demo on McManus Trail, 3/12 - Celtic music at The Raleigh, plus restaurant food specials during the week, & painting class at Pottery Place.

April - Beckley’s 3rd Annual Coffee and Tea Celebration

11 am – 2 pm, sample coffee, tea, and desserts, food trucks, art & authors booths, music, and Coffee & Cars Show on Main Street.

May – Rhododendron Festival

5/13, 5/20, 5/21, 5/27
Various activities throughout the month of May including Sweet Treats and the Emergency Preparedness Fair on 5/13 at the Beckley Intermodal Gateway, Founders Day at Wildwood on 5/20, Rhododendron walk at Grandview on 5/21, Rhododendron Car Show at BIG on 5/27 featuring Jack and David Reid, grandsons of the Statler Brothers & more!

June – August – Fridays in the Park

lunch concerts, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm, Word Park

June – North American Solstice and Sky Car Show

(Assisting this specialty car club with a car show during their convention while in town), 5-8 pm

July – Fireworks

at the Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center / Beckley Little League area, 9:30 pm

July – Bill Withers Memorial Celebration

(with the Bill Withers Committee); Concerts at BIG.

July - BEX Arts Week

7/17 - 7/22
A variety of arts events throughout the week.

July – Beckley’s Annual Summer Car & Bike Show

(with Shade Tree Car Club), 4-8 pm

August – Appalachian Festival Street Fair

5-8 pm, music, food vendors, Oreo stacking contest and more (The Chamber’s Appalachian Festival spans two weekends in August)

September – Kids Classic Festival

9/4 - 9/9
various activities for children throughout the week. The Kids Street Fair & Parade on September 9

October – Chili Night

4-7 pm (chili and other booths, plus music and more; vendor registration August 1 – September 15)

October – Scarecrow Decorating Contest

10/21 - 10/31

November – Veterans Parade

Parade at 11 am, followed by veterans’ luncheon at WVU Tech building on Neville Street, and band showcase at the Beckley Intermodal Gateway.

December – Christmas Parade

11 am
  • Monthly Sunset / Full Moon Walks / Bike Rides on the McManus Trail – March-November – with Active Southern WV
  • The Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine and Youth Museum hosts events throughout the year (i.e., Honey Festival on August 19, Fall Celebration in October, and Appalachian Coal Town Christmas in November/December).  Plus, the city manages The Raleigh Playhouse & Theatre and Historic Black Knight – both venues host numerous events. 


Beckley Events: 304-256-1776,

To reserve a city property (city park, gazebo, Beckley Intermodal Gateway Plaza, trail) for events, contact Beverly Farris at 304-256-1748.