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

SUMMER

Grecian Festival 07/28/2021-07/31/2021, 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).

Wheeling Wine Festival 07/31/2021-07/31/2021, Wheeling Heritage Port
Wine – Beer – Food – Music Get that Wheeling Feeling at the Northern Panhandle’s only Wine Festival! Wheeling Wine Festival 2021 is back this year at Wheeling’s Heritage Port on Saturday, July 31st. Wineries from throughout the tri-state area will be in attendance as well as different varieties of beers! Come and enjoy varied food vendors, merchant and craft vendors, and premier entertainment! VIP entrance opens at 2 P.M. and General Admission opens at 5 P.M. ********** Saturd...

Wheeling Feeling Chili Cook-off & Car Cruise 08/07/2021-08/07/2021, Wheeling Heritage Port
Held at Wheeling’s Heritage Port, the Cookoff will include entertainment throughout the day and a car cruise. Proceeds from the event will again benefit the United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley.

Heritage Music BluesFest 08/13/2021-08/15/2021, Wheeling Heritage Port
  We will be observing all state and CDC COVID guidelines during the festival. 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 Bl...

Warwood Lions Club Community Festival 08/13/2021-08/14/2021, Warwood's Garden Park
Enjoy a weekend of food, fun, and community at the 2021 Warwood Lions Club Community Festival, August 13-14, in Warwood's Garden Park!

Mountaineer Brewfest 08/21/2021-08/21/2021, Wheeling Heritage Port
Mountaineer Brewfest, an Ohio Valley festival showcasing West Virginia’s diverse entries in the Craft and Microbrew market. The Mountaineer Brewfest mission is: To promote West Virginia’s unique and growing industry of craft and microbreweries To educate the public on the quality of these beer products produced within West Virginia by providing a means to sample product from and to interact with associates and brew masters from these breweries. To provide the best in En...

Ohio Valley Pride Fest & March 08/27/2021-08/28/2021, Wheeling Heritage Port
Featuring a Beer Garden, Drag Shows, Live Music, Vendors, & Food! Please also keep an eye on our Facebook page and website OhioValleyPride.org to keep up to date of other things we are doing. You can contact us at info@OhioValleyPride.org or by phone 304-905-9488 with any questions, concern or information.

Resurrection Island Tattoo Convention 09/03/2021-09/05/2021, Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack
The first 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 September 2021! 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...

Fort Henry Days 09/04/2021-09/05/2021, Oglebay
History Comes To Life The Revolutionary war is widely considered to have ended at Yorktown. However, on the frontier borders of this fledgling country, the war was still very much alive, and the small community of Wheeling was struggling to survive continuing conflict with the British and their Native-American allies. For the colonial denizens of Wheeling, hardship was a way of life, and the threat of sudden death was a constant companion. The area’s lone stronghold, Ft. Henry, was the on...

Woodcarver's Show 09/04/2021-09/05/2021, Oglebay
Witness the work of talented woodcarvers from across the country, as they come together to showcase their artistic creations. View carvings of all types ranging from large to small, with most offered for sale. Event located in the Pine Room.

Wheeling Vintage Raceboat Regatta 09/04/2021-09/05/2021, Wheeling Heritage Port
The Annual Wheeling Vintage Raceboat Regatta will take place Labor Day Weekend at Wheeling's beautiful Heritage Port!

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