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Thursday, June 30

Charleston Storm Wheel Regatta will operate today and Friday in downtown Charleston. The Charleston Sternwheel Regatta returns after more than a decade. The popular five-day event will include food, fireworks and fun. Events include a craft beer festival, car and motorcycle shows, stern wheel races, and performances by Martina McBride and Everclear. www.charlestonwv.gov

Friday, July 1

Friday Beckley in the park open weekly from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm during August, weather permitting, at Jim Ward Memorial Park on Neville Street. Food vendors will offer lunch items for sale. Alan Kinsler (Positive Country) will be shown.

Saturday 2 July

City of Hinton and Christmas in Hinton’s Hometown From 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, the Historic Freight Depot will host a festival where children can climb, climb and take pictures around fire trucks, boats, an ATV, a school bus, a helicopter, and even a racing car. Face painting, bubbles, tattoos, carnival games, and other free entertainment will be included in the $5 admission fee. Photos can be taken with Smokey Bear and Bucky from Whistlepigs and at the selfie station. The Wild Water Express Festival bracelet will bring $3 off entry. All proceeds from the festival will go to Hinton’s hometown Christmas to buy new Christmas lights and host free events during the holiday season.

Evening 70s and 80s will offer Quiet Enough music at Jim Ward Memorial Park from 6pm to 8pm. The events committee plans events such as a costume contest, trivia contest, and reserved parking for cars from the 60s, 70s, and 80s. Several dance groups may also be present.

Monday 4 July

The City of Beckley will offer Fourth of July fireworks. at 9:30 p.m. in the Beckley Little League and Convention Center area.

Thursday 7 July

Pioneer Days Festival. will be held from Thursday to Sunday in Marlinton. The Hammons Family Violin and Banjo Competition and World Class Jam will be Saturday’s highlight. Violin and banjo competitions start on Saturday at 11 am. At approximately 5:00 pm, the celebration will open with a free concert.

Friday, Aug. 26

Greenbrier Historical Society will host a weekend of community events at the Schoolhouse Hotel in White Sulfur Springs this weekend to celebrate the life and achievements of NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson. It would be her 104th birthday and it would be Katherine Johnson Day in West Virginia. A one-act play about her life will be presented today and on Saturday. Johnson’s daughters, Joylette Hylick and Katherine Moore, will take part in a moderated discussion about life with their mother, followed by an autograph session for Katherine Johnson’s memoir, My Wonderful Journey.


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