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With live events limited, Wheeling has rallied together to offer virtual and safe, socially distant in-person events for all comfort levels.

Wheeling is home to a few sporting teams, including the NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins ECHL Affiliate the Wheeling Nailers, and the West Virginia Rough Riders Indoor Football League. If Basketball is your game you can can catch the Mountain East College Basketball Tournament every March at WesBanco Arena.

Local professional theater, national acts, comedy, dramatic works, Broadway shows, dance and more can all be found at the various theaters and stages throughout Wheeling at any time of the year.

During the summer and fall, there’s a festival happening in Wheeling almost every weekend! Check our annual festivals and events to make sure you don’t miss out on something you’d love! Search by dates, then add keywords to help narrow your results. You can choose categories and locations to filter your results, too.


Wheeling Polka Festival 03/24/2023-03/26/2023, Oglebay
Experience the 10th annual Wheeling Polka Festival at Wilson Lodge! This year’s entertainment features the area’s most acclaimed Polka performers, Polka Family Band, NuTones, The Beat, The Boys, John Gora Band, and Dynabrass. Plus, enjoy dancing and delicious Polish eats! Tickets & Overnight Reservations For tickets and overnight reservations, please call Deb Jones at 740-310-7023. Weekend packages available. 3 Day Pass | $49 Friday Only | $17 Saturday Only | $23 Sunday Only | $...


Backyard BBQ Festival 05/26/2023-05/28/2023, Oglebay
Enjoy all the pleasures of a true summer with beer, bourbon, boots, bands, and the best BBQ around the country! It’s two great days of beer sippin’, bourbon tastin’, music listenin’ and BBQ eatin’. Plus, join us for a live concert on Saturday, May 27 featuring the Collective Soul with special guests, The Clarks! Concert tickets available Friday, March 3 at 9 a.m.

Oglebay's Independence Day Celebration 06/30/2023-07/03/2023, Oglebay
Celebrate Independence Day the Oglebay Way!

Party on the Plaza Music & Food Festival 07/08/2023-07/08/2023, Plaza on Market
The Summer’s Hottest Party! MUSIC  •  FOOD TRUCKS  •  BEER + WINE

Ratha Yatra - Festival of India 07/15/2023-07/15/2023, Wheeling Heritage Port
Hundreds of smiling faces greet Lord Jagannatha, the Lord of the Universe, as He and His brother and sister, Balarama and Subhadra, ride upon a colorful chariot down the streets of Wheeling every year. The annual Festival of India in Wheeling, more commonly known as the Ratha-yatra (chariot festival) in India and many parts of the world, grace the people of Wheeling with its message of “Cul- turally Many Spiritually One,” demonstrating that universal peace and brotherhood can be achieved by ...

Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival 07/28/2023-07/30/2023, Wheeling Heritage Port
Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival returns July 28-30 at Wheeling Heritage Port!

Heritage Music Blues Fest 08/11/2023-08/13/2023, Wheeling Heritage Port
The Heritage Music Blues Festival began in 2001 when Bruce Wheeler envisioned a Blues music festival in a newly constructed waterfront park on the bank of the Ohio River in downtown Wheeling. The fact that Wheeling had no blues scene or even a blues club, band or solo artist did not deter Wheeler from developing a festival. Promoted as "A Weekend of Award-Winning Blues", the Festival gets raves from coast to coast. Wheeler's festival features two stages, a Main Stage with Blues Music Award Winne...

Mountaineer Brewfest 08/19/2023-08/19/2023, Wheeling Heritage Port
Mountaineer Brewfest, an Ohio Valley festival showcasing West Virginia’s diverse entries in the Craft and Microbrew market.

Oglebay's Labor Day Celebration 09/01/2023-09/04/2023, Oglebay
Labor Day weekend is always a popular weekend at the park. Packages, entertainment and family fun!


Fall Food Truck Festival 09/16/2023-09/16/2023, Oglebay
Enjoy a diverse array of delicious food truck cuisine from across the region at the second annual Oglebay Food Truck Festival. Listen to live music and drink tasty libations from the seasonal beer garden as your children have fun with face painting and inflatables!

Oglebayfest 10/06/2023-10/08/2023, Oglebay
Join us for the annual Oglebayfest fall celebration! This three-day event features regional foods and an extensive display of fine handcrafted wares plus a chance to see some of the tri-state’s best artisans at work.

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