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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

Winter Festival of Lights 11/10/2022-01/08/2023, Oglebay
SAVE THE DATE! Oglebay's Winter Festival of Lights will take place nightly from Nov. 10, 2022 - Jan. 8, 2023. Featuring over one million lights and 90+ displays throughout the six-mile driving tour.

SUMMER

St. Michael Parish Community Festival 07/07/2022-07/09/2022, St. Michael Parish School
JOIN US for the St. Michael Parish Community Festival July 7th, 8th, & 9th as we come together for 3 nights of live entertainment, kids games, food booths, basket raffles, friendship, and FUN for all! July 7th ~ 6pm - 10pm July 8th ~ 5pm - 11pm July 9th ~ 5pm - 11pm Live Entertainment Schedule: Thursday, July 7: 6:00-7:30 Brother Randall and Friends 8:00-10:00 Easy Street Friday, July 8: 5:00-7:30 The Muddle 8:00-11:00 MSM Saturday, July 9: 5:00-7:00 Jule Carenbauer at th...

Cops, Pops & Community 07/09/2022-07/09/2022, Wheeling Heritage Port
Featuring food, inflatables, and family fun.

Party on the Plaza Music & Food Festival 07/09/2022-07/09/2022, Market Street Plaza
Saturday, July 9th 3:30pm - 10:00pm Market Street Plaza 1061 Market Street https://PartyOnThePlaza.org The Circus Saints & Sinners Party on the Plaza music & food festival features food trucks, beer and wine, and all-day live music starring Pittsburgh's #1 party band, NO BAD JUJU and Cleveland rockers, TRAILER PARK NINJAS, with special guest SPINNING JENNY. Proceeds benefit WVU Medicine Children's Hospital.

Blame My Roots Fest 07/14/2022-07/16/2022, Valley View Farm
Your Blame My Roots Fest 2022 Lineup Tickets NOW  blamemyroots.frontgatetickets.com We are absolutely THRILLED to welcome to the farm Saturday night headliner Dierks Bentley, Chase Rice, Ashley McBryde, Randy Houser and 2021 favorite Niko Moon! Joining them are James Barker Band and Priscilla Block with more artists to be announced soon!

Festival of India 07/16/2022-07/16/2022, Wheeling Heritage Port
Hare Krishna! You're invited to the famous Ratha Yatra at Wheeling Heritage Port.

Ohio Valley Pride Festival 07/23/2022-07/24/2022, Wheeling Heritage Port
Join us for our annual Pride festival held at Heritage Port in Wheeling, West Virginia!

Grecian Festival 07/27/2022-07/30/2022, St. John the Divine Greek Orthodox Church
The Grecian Festival of Wheeling, WV is a 4 day event held each year at St. John the Divine Greek Orthodox Church where local people of Greek heritage come together to share our culture with the rest of the community. Please come join us and experience our food, music, dancing and perhaps even purchase some imported Greek goods in the agora (market).

Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival 07/29/2022-07/31/2022, Wheeling Heritage Port
The Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival is the undisputed Granddaddy of outdoor festivals in this area of the country and one of the largest in West Virginia. The volunteer board of directors takes great pride in presenting this annual event which helps our children succeed through education, while celebrating our Italian culture and heritage and creating a medium for friends and neighbors of all nationalities to meet and enjoy one another’s company.

Heritage Music BluesFest 08/12/2022-08/14/2022, 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 08/20/2022-08/20/2022, Wheeling Heritage Port
We'll be back pouring beer at Heritage Port on Saturday August 20, 2022! Stay up-to-date with everything going on for the 2022 Mountaineer Brewfest at mountaineerbrewfest.com.

Wheeling Vintage Raceboat Regatta 09/02/2022-09/04/2022, Wheeling Heritage Port
The 2022 Regatta will celebrate our 16th year and build on our past success from previous years. Be sure to watch our website for the latest announcements. As always, the Regatta features FREE ADMISSION for all public events. Come to the Regatta and see the beautiful wooden hydroplanes and race boats up close. Watch them run on the Ohio River at speeds between 60 and 140 mph! Learn about how these boats were built in their "glory days" from the 1920s to the mid-1980s. Find out who the...

FALL

Fall Food Truck Festival 09/17/2022-09/17/2022, Oglebay
SAVE THE DATE! Oglebay’s Food Truck Festival featuring a diverse array of delicious food truck cuisine from across the region.

Oglebayfest 10/07/2022-10/09/2022, Oglebay
Oglebayfest returns Oct. 7-9 at Oglebay! Featuring Oglebay Institute's Artists' and Gourmet Market, live music, food & drinks, fireworks and more!

Resurrection Island Tattoo Convention 10/14/2022-10/16/2022, Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack
The second annual Resurrection Island Tattoo Convention is brought to you by the Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack and Breaking Skin Tattoo & Body Piercing. It is going to be an exciting year of amazing tattoo artists, live entertainment, and fun times in Wheeling, WV in October 2022! Resurrection Island will be bringing you some of the best body art from seasoned tattoo masters and also many young, up and coming artists! In addition to the talented artists, Resurrection Island will be ...

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