The West Virginia Power starts the Independence Day celebration early with post-game fireworks July 3. On the 4th, the city puts on a show of its own with a free performance by the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra followed by a spectacular fireworks finale at Haddad Riverfront Park.
The inaugural Freedom Float celebrates our nation’s independence and supports West Virginia veterans. The 7-mile float on the Coal River begins at 8 a.m. July 4th and will take approximately four hours to complete. For more info, visit freedomfloat.org.
Fans of the late Tom Petty will appreciate the Live on the Levee tribute show Friday, July 5, which is also Veteran’s Night at the free concert series. Other scheduled performers for the month include Bodega and Static Fur July 12, Creek Don’t Rise and Sean Whiting July 19; and Toothless Ruth and Luna Park July 26. All shows take place at Haddad Riverfront Park.
The West Virginia Power welcomes fans with fur, scales and wings during two Pets in the Park nights: July 10 and July 31. South Atlantic League teams visiting Power Park this month include the Hickory Crawdads, Delmarva Shorebirds and Columbia Fireflies.
Beautiful women from across the globe return to Charleston in July for the Mrs, Miss, Miss Teen and Miss Pre–Teen International Pageants. The competitions take place over a two-week period, July 19 – 20 and July 25 – 27, so you can catch all the onstage action. The Mrs contestants also will be participating in Business After Hours July 18 at the Charleston Marriott Town Center. The event features a silent auction with baskets donated by Mrs. International Pageant contestants. Proceeds benefit Go Red for Women and the American Heart Association.
For more information about these and other events in Hip, Historic, Almost Heaven, visit charlestonwv.com. You’ll find a whole month’s worth of world-class food, art, recreation and music activities in West Virginia’s Capital City.