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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.


Samaritan For Pets Summer Kickoff Festival 06/03/2023-06/03/2023, Warwood Garden Park
Samaritan for Pets is hosting a SPECTACULAR summer event to help raise money for the nonprofit organization. June 3rd will be a day full of fun with inflatables, vendors, food, music, games, children’s activities, tarot card readings, shelter pets, a pet show and MORE!!!!

Wheeling Feeling Chili Cookoff 06/03/2023-06/03/2023, Wheeling Heritage Port
The Wheeling Feeling Chili Cookoff is free and open to the pubic. "Taster" cups for chili and beverages will be sold by the United Way. All chili cooks are invited – commercial, restaurants and individual. The cookoff is presented by the City of Wheeling and sanctioned by the International Chili Society. Entertainment will be provided throughout the day by New Age Adenas and Taylor Joe & the Copper Creek Band. A car cruise will also be held as a part of the cookoff from noon to 4 p.m....

Pride on the Plaza 06/10/2023-06/10/2023, Market Street Plaza
We are excited to officially announce our inaugural Pride Month Festival: Pride on the Plaza! On June 10th, 2023 from 3pm-9pm at the Market Street Plaza in Downtown Wheeling. We hope you will join us for a celebration of LGBTQ+ Culture and Community! This family-friendly event will feature live music, food trucks, art installments, and vendor booths.

Grow Ohio Valley's Summer Kick-Off Block Party 06/29/2023-06/29/2023, Public Market
On Thursday, June 29th the Public Market is hosting a Summer Kick-Off Block Party, encouraging excitement for the beginning of Grow Ohio Valley’s Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) season and to celebrate local food. The block party will be held on 14th Street in front of the Public Market from 11 am to 4 pm. There will be local food, local vendors, fun activities, and much more!

Oglebay's Independence Day Celebration 06/30/2023-07/03/2023, Oglebay
Celebrate Independence Day the Oglebay Way!

Red, White & Brew 06/30/2023-06/30/2023, Centre Market
Join United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley for Red, White & Brew! Kick-off your Independence Day weekend on Friday, June 30th at Centre Market with live music, food & drinks!

4th of July Celebration ft. Wheeling Symphony Orchestra + Fireworks 07/04/2023-07/04/2023, Wheeling Heritage Port
Celebrate America with a patriotic performance by the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra at 7:30pm followed by fireworks at dusk!

Party on the Plaza Music & Food Festival 07/08/2023-07/08/2023, Plaza on Market
The Summer’s Hottest Party! MUSIC  •  FOOD TRUCKS  •  BEER + WINE

Ohio Valley Pride Fest 07/08/2023-07/09/2023, Wheeling Heritage Port
Ohio Valley Pride's signature event brings together a wonderfully diverse group of people each year to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community and the greater Wheeling community as a whole!

Ratha Yatra - Festival of India 07/15/2023-07/15/2023, Wheeling Heritage Port
Hundreds of smiling faces greet Lord Jagannatha, the Lord of the Universe, as He and His brother and sister, Balarama and Subhadra, ride upon a colorful chariot down the streets of Wheeling every year. The annual Festival of India in Wheeling, more commonly known as the Ratha-yatra (chariot festival) in India and many parts of the world, grace the people of Wheeling with its message of “Cul- turally Many Spiritually One,” demonstrating that universal peace and brotherhood can be achieved by ...

Grecian Festival 07/26/2023-07/29/2023, St. John the Divine Greek Orthodox Church
A celebration of Greek culture & heritage. Things To Do & See! -Sanctuary Church Tours -Dinners, Ala Carte & To-Go -Kafenio -Outdoor Taverna & Grille -Youth Tent -Divine Pastries -Greek Wine -Greek Festival Dancers -St. John's Bookstore, Gifts, & Souvenirs -Fun with Fillo Cooking Demonstration -Music Tent -Carry-Out Service

Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival 07/28/2023-07/30/2023, 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.

Wheeling Arts Festival 08/05/2023-08/05/2023, WV Northern Community College Campus
The Wheeling Arts Festival returns! For the first time in 5 years, we’re happy to announce that the Wheeling Arts Festival is coming to the West Virginia Northern Community College campus at 1704 Market St on Saturday, August 5th, 2023! Come on out from 11am - 9pm and enjoy ALL LOCAL musicians and bands on two stages, artisan vendors, food trucks, beer, wine, and more! Entry is FREE to the public and this event is family friendly! Artwork by Morgan Wiedebusch! We’re so excited to br...

Heritage Music Blues Fest 08/11/2023-08/13/2023, 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 08/19/2023-08/19/2023, Wheeling Heritage Port
Mark your calendars, the summer’s biggest party “The Mountaineer Brewfest” is returning for its ninth year to the Wheeling Heritage Port. The date for this year’s festival is Saturday, August 19, 2023. The festival hours are: VIP entry 3:00 pm; General Admission entry at 4:00 pm; and the festival ends at 10:00 pm. **TICKETS GO ON SALE JUNE 1ST** COST (until July 31): General Admission - $30 VIP Admission - $70 VIP Admission + Thursday VIP Pairing ticket (Only available until...

Oglebay's Labor Day Celebration 09/01/2023-09/04/2023, Oglebay
Labor Day weekend is always a popular weekend at the park. Packages, entertainment and family fun!

Wheeling Vintage Raceboat Regatta 09/01/2023-09/03/2023, Wheeling Heritage Port
The 2023 Regatta events will begin on Friday, September 1 when the vintage race boats and hydroplanes begin to arrive in Wheeling. Our Regatta registration trailer opens at 10:00 AM at the top of Heritage Port and remains open until 5:00 PM. The pits are open on Friday so if you’d like to see the vintage boats up close and have great chances to talk to the drivers, join us in Heritage Port any time on Friday. Our opening ceremonies begin at 9:45 AM on Saturday and Sunday. The first heats of...


Fall Food Truck Festival 09/16/2023-09/16/2023, Oglebay
Enjoy a diverse array of delicious food truck cuisine from across the region at the second annual Oglebay Food Truck Festival. Listen to live music and drink tasty libations from the seasonal beer garden as your children have fun with face painting and inflatables!

Oglebayfest 10/06/2023-10/08/2023, Oglebay
Join us for the annual Oglebayfest fall celebration! This three-day event features regional foods and an extensive display of fine handcrafted wares plus a chance to see some of the tri-state’s best artisans at work.

Resurrection Island Tattoo Convention 10/13/2023-10/15/2023, Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack
The third 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 2023! 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 h...

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