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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.


Winter Festival of Lights 11/04/2021-01/09/2022, Oglebay
‘Tis the season to experience the time-honored tradition of the Winter Festival of Lights at Oglebay in Wheeling, WV!


Wheeling Polka Festival 03/25/2022-03/27/2022, Oglebay
Na Zdrowie! The 9th Annual Wheeling Polka Festival will be held on March 25-27, 2022 at Oglebay's Glessner Auditiorium in Wilson Lodge. Featuring 6 of the nation's top polka bands playing under one roof! Music Lineup Friday, March 25: Lenny Gomulka & Chicago Push (Massachusetts) ~ Energy (Pennsylvania) Saturday, March 26: The Boys (Maryland) ~ John Gora & Gorale (Canada) ~ Jimmy K's All Star Band (Ohio) Sunday, March 27: Lenny Gomulka & Chicago Push (Massachusetts) ~ Polka Fami...


Oktoberfest 09/25/2021-09/25/2021, Market Street Plaza
United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley is partnering with the City of Wheeling is partnering to host Oktoberfest on the Plaza on the Market on Saturday, September 25, from noon to 11:00 p.m. In the spirit of a traditional German Oktoberfest, the festival will feature themed food, drinks, and live entertainment. There will also be Artisan vendors set up. General admission will be free, and guests of age may show ID to purchase a $2.00 wristband if they wish to drink. For $12.00, attendees w...

Oglebayfest 10/01/2021-10/03/2021, Oglebay
Oglebayfest began in 1978 in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Oglebay Park. Since then, Oglebayfest has grown into a major event that serves an annual ‘thank you’ to all who visit Oglebay year-round. Phil Maxwell Artists' and Gourmet Market Located in Mansion Woods next to the Mansion Museum, Oglebay Institute’s Phil Maxwell Artists’ and Gourmet Market features regional foods and an extensive display of handcrafted wares. Plus, visitors can see some of the tri-state’s most ski...

Fall Food Truck Festival 10/16/2021-10/16/2021, Oglebay
Don’t miss Oglebay’s inaugural Food Truck Festival featuring a diverse array of delicious food truck cuisine from across the region. Plus, enjoy free live music, a seasonal beer garden, an inflatable fun zone, face painting, cornhole and much more! Food Trucks Indulge in a diverse array of delicious food truck cuisine from across the region. Beer Garden Indulge in your favorite seasonal adult beverages at Oglebay’s outdoor Beer Garden. Live Music Enjoy free live performances from 11 ...

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