The laid back days of summer welcomes residents and visitors to enjoy the hip, historic streets and scenes of Charleston, West Virginia. Warm weather events fill music lovers with tunes and grooves, stores provide shoppers with unique goods from local artists and business entrepreneurs, and the restaurants serve up your favorite dishes al fresco until the summer begins to cool.
Continuing through September, Charleston is packed with outdoor fun for all ages. Appalachian Power Park opens its gates for America’s favorite past time, Haddad Riverfront Park pumps out free Friday night concerts every week by local and national acts, and local organizations produce monthly extravaganzas for serious fun in the sun.
On the third Wednesday of each month, pack your lunch or grab a special at a local eatery for the free lunchtime Brown Bag Concert
in Davis Park, or maybe take a load off after work and join the art community during ArtWalk
every third Thursday of the month. If you’re looking for a day full of music, food and entertainment, check out the Downtown StreetFest July 23
, August 20 and September 17. And for all of you sports lovers, mark your calendars for extreme action during Charleston’s Sportsfest
, which includes the best of the best in Jet Ski Hyrdo-Turf National Championship.
For a full listing of summer fun in #CWV, click here.
***Parts of West Virginia have been devastated by flooding. The Charleston CVB is partnering with several local organizations, businesses and events to help with relief efforts.
You can make a donation directly to the Red Cross West Virginia Region by clicking here.
Many of our area hotels are have vacancies for those displaced by flooding. You can find a full listing of lodging here.
is collecting drinking water, cleaning supplies, bleach and non-perishable food at Kroger stores in Charleston and Huntington.
Cleaning supplies, drinking water and non-perishable food can be dropped off at the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce
at 1624 Kanawha Blvd. East, Charleston, WV. Supplies will be delivered daily to the Clendenin and Elkview areas. These items can also be delivered to the Elkview Baptist Church, Elkview Middle School and across from the Dollar Store in Clendenin.
A temporary animal shelter
has been established at the I-79 Clendenin exit. Pets will be accepted at this location and then transported to the Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association.
The West Virginia Power have announced plans to help the ongoing relief efforts. All collections taking place will benefit the American Red Cross- West Virginia Region as well as the efforts of the Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association.