(Activities that the Beckley Events committee is helping to organize or promote July 14-29.)

Fridays in the Park, weekly summer concert series at Word Park, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm, weather-permitting. Entertainment schedule:

July 14 – Susan Ketron (Christian music – Host of Inspiration Time on WOAY) 

July 21 – Chris Oxley with Beckley Art Center Students – Part of BEX Arts Week  

July 28 – Dance Day: 11:30 am-Mercer County Commission on Aging line dancers

12:00 pm – Raleigh County Commission on Aging line dancers

12:30 pm–Just for Fun Line Dancers 

Fridays in the Park continue through August.

July 14-22 – BEX Arts Week – numerous activities planned by the BEX committee for the week such as workshops, camera obscure, ghost/legends/lore and coalfield architecture tours, concerts, game show, and BEX Un-Fair. Follow BEX on Facebook for full schedule of events.

July 21 – BEX Dance & Dine in The Underground Downtown, 5:00-8:30 pm. Free to attend. Line dancing (5-6pm), Refit (6-6:30pm) & square dancing (7-8:30 pm with music by Long Point String Band). Dining options available at Fruits of Labor Pizzeria on the café’s lower level open during the evening on this Friday. 

July 29 – City of Beckley & Shade Tree Summer Car & Bike Show, 4-8 pm, Downtown. Register between 4 and 6 pm, show goes until 8 pm. $15 registration fee. Specialty trophies selected by the mayor, city departments and others, plus voting for Peoples’ Choice car/truck and motorcycle.  Live music: 5-6 pm – Acoustic Fusion; 6:30-7:30 pm – Soul Train themed music by HGTA Theatre Group.

The Beckley Events committee is also working on a couple of new event ideas for August, along with planning popular annual events such as the Appalachian Festival Street Fair (August 26), Kids Classic Festival (Sept. 4-10), and Chili Night (October 7). Booth registration will begin soon. Follow “Beckley Events” on Facebook or beckley.org for details. 

Info contacts: 

Beckley Events, Jill Moorefield, 304-256-1776, 304-222-3376, jmoorefield@beckley.org

BEX Arts Week – Saja Montague of Beckley Art Center, 304-860-9128, or Shane Pierce of The Raleigh Theatre