A Weekend of Honoring Heroes, Art, and Four-Legged Fun Set for Wheeling

By Jeremy Morris


This September 11th weekend, memorial events will occur at Heritage Port and Ohio County Airport, which will have an all-day 75th Anniversary Celebration Honoring Heroes.


One of our favorite art galleries re-opens on Friday after a long hiatus and hosts a Saturday dance party at its location in the historic East Wheeling neighborhood.


And Oglebay has expanded its popular Drool at the Pool to an all-day Paw Party. So, pack your fur buddy and head to the park for a day full of activities that should leave you both napping with your head in the dinner bowl.


Friday September 10th


Clientele Art Studio’s Official Opening

43 15th Street | 5:00 | 43 15th Street | FREE | clientelestudio.com


One of Wheeling’s favorite art galleries is back…and it’s official this time.


You didn’t think we’d take the pandemic lying down, did you? Clientele is back and better than ever with a new retail section, our very own beer license, and even more! Check it all out on, September 10th from 5:00 on for Clientele’s official opening. Grab a beer, check out our renovations, and enjoy a special one-night menu from our friend and chef, Lorenzo Arce.


Creating Hope Arts Exhibition

2118 Market Street |11am-1pm | FREE | oionline.com

Creating Hope Arts of Bethesda, Ohio provides an array of creative opportunities where unique talent can flourish while cultivating pride, confidence, and independence as an artist. This exhibition offers unique, one-of-a-kind designs and crafts by adults living above their disabilities.

All artwork is done in acrylic paint and available to purchase.

The exhibition is on display through November 21. The Gallery at Towngate is open 11am-1pm Monday through Friday and during all events.

Saturday September 11th


Wheeling Farmer’s Market

1225 National Road | St. Michael’s Church Parking Lot | 8AM-Noon


The Wheeling Farmer’s Market is where you will find fresh and local produce to help keep your food dollars in the Ohio Valley. Join farmers from throughout the Wheeling area at the Wheeling Farmers Market.


Saturdays at Centre Market

2200 Market Street | 10AM-5PM |centremarket.com


Spend your Saturday at Centre Market as we kick off Fall featuring Live Music by Adrian Niles, Face Painting, and a pop-up by East Wheeling Clayworks!


Honoring Heroes: Celebrating Our 75th and Flying Into the Future

Wheeling-Ohio County Airport | 115 Skyway Lane| 10:30AM-10:45PM | website

Join us at the Wheeling-Ohio County Airport on Saturday, September 11, 2021 to HONOR OUR HEROES as part of our 75th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION.  Activities begin at 10:45 am with the Color Guard and Presentation of Flags.  Then spend the day enjoying food, children’s activities, live entertainment, and fireworks at 8:45 pm. Visit the website for a full agenda

Community-Wide September 11 Service of Remembrance

Wheeling Heritage Port | 2 14th Street | 6:45 PM | FREE

Join Interfaith Clergy, Police, Fire, Homeland Security, Elected Officials, and the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra for this very special evening program.

A Prelude by WSO will begin at 6:45pm and the service will commence at 7:00pm.

Let us stand together and resolve to work for a better tomorrow.


PAPERS: A Dance Party

Clientele Art Studio | 43 15th St | 7:00 | clientelestudio.com


Clientele’s legit, and we’ve got the papers to prove it. Help us celebrate Clientele’s official opening with music by Pittsburgh’s Stealth-1, drinks from our brand-new bar, and a night of dancing in our outside courtyard.


Jazz at the Stifel: Roger Hoard Quartet

1330 National Rd |8:00PM |oionline.com

Jazz at the Stifel presents The Roger Hoard Quartet 8pm Saturday, September 11, 2021. Join one of Wheeling’s finest musicians for evening of jazz in one of the city’s most beautiful historic mansions.

All tickets: $25. Purchase online or call 304-242-7700.

September 12th


Historic South Wheeling Bicycle Tour

Heritage Trail & 36th Street | 8:00AM |FREE | website

This free tour will guide participants through the recently-designated South Wheeling Historic District and will highlight homes and some of the industries that at one time flourished in the area. All ages are welcome to attend the free tour. Helmets are required for all riders.

Bicyclists will gather along Heritage Trail at 36th Street and will be led along a route of about 2.5 miles that takes them past several sites of interest. Historians will be stationed at key locations to relate pertinent historical tidbits. Stops along the route will include the former Schmulbach Brewery, Bloch Brothers Tobacco, and Cooey Bentz, and the homes of entrepreneur and politician Jesse Wheat (shown below), glass manufacturer John Hobbs, and the icemaking Niebergall family. The tour will end at the South Wheeling Preservation Alliance Museum, where door prizes will be awarded.

Paws in the Park

Oglebay Park |9:00AM-9:00PM |$10 Admission to Drool At the Pool |Website

Rules and Waiver


Come join the paw-ty as we celebrate furry friends from across the region with a full day of animal activities!


Schedule of Events

9 a.m. | Best Friend Hike – Departs from Schenk Lake Boathouse

Enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Oglebay as you embark on a guided hike with your four-legged friend throughout these historic trails.


9 a.m. – Dusk | Schenk Lake Activities 

Enjoy all of your favorite lake activities plus, $1 hot dogs all day at the Schenk Lake Boathouse!


11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Drool at the Pool – Crispin Center Outdoor Pool

Grab your four-legged friends and join us at the Crispin Center Pool for the 9th Annual Drool at the Pool event, generously sponsored by Dirty Paws. The Event provides local canines and their owners the change to swim in Oglebay’s outdoor pool during the final hours of summer operation.


Admission is $10 per dog, and proceeds benefit the care and conservation of Oglebay Good Zoo animals.


3 – 4 p.m. | PAW Patrol Meet & Greet – Schenk Lake
Meet & greet your favorite PAW Patrol characters at Schenk Lake. Don’t forget your camera!


3:30 p.m. | K-9 Police Meet & Greet – Schenk Lake
Stop by Schenk Lake and meet Wheeling’s K9 until who works hard to keep our community safe. Hear from local officers as they explain and demonstrate the rigorous training that K9s undergo to assist law enforcement officers in fighting crime in our region.


7 p.m. | Live Music: Tongue and Cheek (80s Tribute Band)
Join us at Oglebay’s outdoor amphitheater for an evening of family fun and live entertainment. The fun kicks off with concessions, an ice cream sundae bar, and kid kids activities at 6 p.m., entertainment begins at 7 p.m.