Top 10 Things to do in September
1. Come out to the last Live on the Levee of the season on Sept. 2. Enjoy live music at Haddad Riverfront Park courtesy of Diablo Blues and C.J. Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band.
2. Baseball season is winding down at Appalachian Power Park. Enjoy a game on Sept. 2 or 3 and stay after for the last two firework shows of the year. On Sunday, bring the kids out for Sunday Funday and an autograph session with the players. The final Power game of the season is Monday, Sept. 5.
3. The Funeral Parade kicks off at 4 pm on Sept. 17. The parade route starts on Capitol St., turns left along Virginia St., right along Hale St. and ending at the Downtown Streetfest stage, which will be set along Kanawha Blvd. Enjoy food and drink from local establishments as Qiet takes the main stage to perform.
4. Don't miss the inaugural Redhead Festival on Sept. 3 at Shawnee Park. The festival will begin at 9 am and will go on until 9 pm. Music will be provided by AAA Entertainment, and attendees can participate in contests, raffles and more. There will also be a history lesson on Scottish and Irish immigration to the U.S. presented by the WV Culture Center.
5. On Sept. 22 come out to the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences for Weird Al Yankovic - best known for creating some of the best musical parodies. Don't miss favorites like White & Nerdy, Eat It and Word Crimes. On Sept. 29 bring the kiddos out to see Peppa Pig Live! They will love the beloved characters of Peppa, George, Mummy Pig, Daddy Pig and more!
6. The East End Bazaar will host Sips and Sweets on Sept. 24. This event will feature 30 East coast wines with 10 of those wineries along the Appalachian Trail, as well as a bake off between five of the Kanawha Valley's best bakeries. Each bakery will create a special dessert to pair with a select wine.
7. Come out to Laidley Field on Sept. 24 for Hooverpalooza, an evening filled with music, activities, raffles, silent auctions and more. Proceeds from this event will help fund extra curricular activities for Herbert Hoover High School students.
8. Tuxes and Tails is the Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association's largest and most important fundraising event of the season. This year, the event will be held on Sept. 10 at the Charleston Marriott Town Center. The event will feature a Tito's Vodka tasting, live entertainment, delicious food, spirits, a signature cocktail and a live auction.
9. The American Cornhole Organization Major series will be held Sept. 9 - 10 at the Charleston Civic Center. There will be cash prizes in world singles and world doubles divisions.
10. The Shocka-Con Horror and Sci-Fi Convention will be held at the Beni Kedem Shrine Center on Sept. 30 - Oct. 2. The weekend has a slew of interactive and educational events including acting, special effects makeup, home haunt prop building, costuming and cosplay, paranormal investigation and the procedures and practices of embalming. There will be chances to win prizes for the best kids and adult costumes, a scream contest and a mummy wrapping contest.