The fall season brings fun and adventure to West Virginia’s Capital City. Our walkable town puts on her fall finery, providing the perfect backdrop for a full calendar of festivals and events. Charleston earns the title “Hip, Historic … Almost Heaven” with happenings that seamlessly combine the area’s rich heritage and eclectic artsy vibe.
In our Hip, Historic corner of the world, visitors and Charlestonians alike can celebrate the season with craft beer and live music at events like OktoberWest, Hops & Heat, HallowEast, and the Sound Checks concert series. Cast an eye to the past with retro-themed events like Yeager Airport’s 70th Anniversary Airshow, Rod Run & Doo Wop, BB&T Malden Salt Fest, and Friends of Old Time Music and Dance (FOOTMAD) gatherings. Appreciate the arts at FestivALL Fall, ArtWalk and Art After Dark, St. Albans Arti Gras, the West Virginia Book Festival, and the West Virginia International Film Festival.
Get the kids in on the seasonal fun with Halloween activities, including the Great Pumpkin Party, Charleston Light Opera Guild’s presentation of The Addams Family, and Nitro’s Halloween Parade and Hoedown. The main event, citywide Trick or Treat, is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 31. Kanawha County’s Trick or Treat hours are the same as Charleston’s hours, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 31.
Join us as we celebrate fall in Hip, Historic…Almost Heaven Charleston, West Virginia. Find a complete calendar of things to do in Charleston this autumn on our Events page.