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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
Beginning in 1985, the Winter Festival of Lights has grown into one of the nation’s largest holiday light shows, attracting more than one million visitors each year. Identified as one of the top light displays in the United States by countless travel companies and national publications, the Winter Festival of Lights features three hundred acres of twinkling lights over a six-mile drive. The dazzling display includes 90 lighted attractions boasting more than one million energy-efficient LED lig...


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...

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