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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.


Festival of Lights 12/01/2022-01/08/2023, Oglebay
Oglebay's Festival of Lights is one of the nation’s largest holiday light shows, attracting more than one million visitors each year. Identified as one of the top light displays in the United States by countless travel companies and national publications, the Festival of Lights features 300-hundred acres of twinkling lights over a 6-mile drive. The dazzling display includes over 90 lighted attractions boasting more than one million energy-efficient LED lights!


Wheeling Polka Festival 03/24/2023-03/26/2023, Oglebay
Na Zdrowie! 10th Annual Wheeling Polka Festival will be held March 24-25, 2023 inside Oglebay's Glessner Auditiorium! Friday, March 24 7pm-Midnight Polka Family The NuTones Saturday, March 25 3pm-Midnight The Beat The Boys John Gora Band Sunday, March 26 12pm-6pm The DynaBrass Polka Family Roman Catholic Mass with music by John Gora Band held Sunday, March 26 at 10am. Tickets & Reservations Friday: $17.00 Saturday: $23.00 Sunday: $18.00 3 Day Pass: $49.00 Call...

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