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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.

SPRING

Ohio Valley Pride Fest 05/09/2021, Wheeling Heritage Port
Please put our 2021 dates of May 7th and 8th, 2021 on your calendar! 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.

Wheeling Feeling Chili Cook-off & Car Cruise 06/05/2021, Wheeling Heritage Port

Ohio Valley Rib & Chicken Cook-off 06/18/2021-06/19/2021, Wheeling Heritage Port

SUMMER

Waterfront Wednesdays 05/31/2021-09/06/2021, Wheeling Heritage Port
Enjoy free, live music every Wednesday from 7:00-9:00pm at Wheeling Heritage Port!

Toe Tappin' Tuesdays 05/31/2021-09/06/2021, Wheeling Park/Garden Park (alternating locations)
Enjoy free, live music every Tuesday in Wheeling from 7:00-9:00pm! Toe Tappin' Tuesdays alternate locations between Wheeling Park Amphitheater (1801 National Road) & Garden Park Amphitheater (1208 Warwood Avenue).

Festival of India 07/17/2021, Wheeling Heritage Port

Grecian Festival 07/21/2021-07/24/2021, Center Wheeling

Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival 07/23/2021-07/25/2021

Wheeling Wine Festival 07/31/2021, Wheeling Heritage Port

Heritage Music BluesFest 08/13/2021-08/15/2021, 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 Wi...

Mahrajan Lebanese Festival 08/15/2021, Oglebay Site 1, Levenson Shelter

Mountaineer Brewfest 08/21/2021-08/21/2021
The SEVENTH annual Mountaineer Brewfest, a celebration of West Virginia’s finest craft and microbrews, will be held Saturday, August 21, 2021 at the Heritage Port in Wheeling, Early Bird tickets on sale June 1st thru July 31st, prices increase starting August 1st! Only 1800 general admission tickets and 200 VIP tickets will be sold. General admission includes 10 samples, commemorative mug, and great entertainment. In addition to the general admission items, the VIP ticket includes an inv...

Wheeling Vintage Raceboat Regatta 09/03/2021-09/05/2021, Wheeling Heritage Port

FALL

Debbie Green Race Weekend 10/02/2021-10/03/2021, Downtown Wheeling

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