Charleston Civic Center
200 Civic Center Drive • Charleston, WV 25301
One of the most flexible facilities in the Mid-Atlantic region, this civic center is comprised of the Civic Center Coliseum, Municipal Auditorium, Civic Center Little Theater, and the Charleston Convention Center. The center hosts year round entertainment and convention, exhibition and sporting events. more...
Held throughout Charleston, the four-day FestivALL offers high-quality artistic events that include music, dance, theater, visual art, and film. FestivALL also offers local artists and arts organizations the opportunity to show off their specialties. more...
Annual Collis P. Huntington Model Railroad Show
2601 Fairlawn Avenue • Dunbar, WVThe Dunbar Parks & Recreation Community Center
There will be many operating model railroad layouts of all scales and collections of railroad memorabilia, along with some great food. There will also be a hands on Geo trax for all children young and old at heart. The event will also have Thomas The Tank Engine merchandise and collectibles for sale. Show hours on Friday are from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday hours are 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Nativities Around the World
1833 Devondale Circle • Charleston, WV 25314
This is a self-guided art exhibit of more than 500 nativity scenes from this country and over 80 other nations. It also includes a walk through "Bethlehem," and live music on Sunday. Fri. Dec. 4, 6-9 p.m. Sat. Dec. 5, 6-9 p.m. Sun. Dec. 6, 6-9:30 p.m.* Tue. Dec. 8, 6-8:30 p.m. Wed. Dec. 9, 6-8:30 p.m. Thu. Dec. 10 6-8:30 p.m. This is a non-denominational event. *However, there will be a Tabernacle Choir broadcast & Christmas message from 8-9:30 on Sunday.
Featuring some of the world’s greatest artists, Mountain Stage® is an internationally-distributed weekly, two-hour live performance music radio program produced by West Virginia Public Broadcasting that blends studio quality with live performance before a theater audience. One of the longest-running contemporary music programs on radio, Mountain Stage® is distributed nationally by Public Radio International and features four or five guests each week. Most programs are recorded in the Cultural Center Theater at the Capitol Complex. more...
Children's Theatre of Charleston
P.O. Box 11060 • Charleston, WV304-346-0164
The official children's theatre of West Virginia, this educational and entertaining children's theatre performs an array of exciting shows from October to March at the Charleston Civic Center Little Theatre which will delight audiences of all ages. They also offer theatrical educational programs for children. more...
Charleston Ballet, The
822 Virginia Street East • Charleston, WV 25301
"The official West Virginia State Ballet," the Charleston Ballet was formed in 1956 by Andre Van Damme "to provide state experience in a professional atmosphere for West Virginia dancers and to create a greater appreciation for the art of ballet." Professional classes are available. more...
Charleston Stage Company
123 Summers Street • Charleston, WV 25301
Located in Downtown Charleston
The Charleston Stage Company performs an array of exciting theatrical productions throughout their season which include experimental and avant garde plays, new dramas, and European and American classic dramas. They also offer educational and artistic outreach programs for all ages. more...
River City Youth Ballet Ensemble & School
4110 MacCorkle Avenue, Southeast • Charleston, WV 25304
Named "West Virginia’s Official Youth Ballet," the primary goal of the River City Youth Ballet School is to educate their students in the art of dance. Classes in ballet, modern, tap, jazz, and creative movement for all skill levels are offered. more...
Capital City Arts & Crafts Show
P.O. Box 4373 • Charleston, WV 25301
Located at the Charleston Civic Center Grand Hall
The largest indoor arts and crafts show in West Virginia, this three-day event features over 150 craftsmen from West Virginia and other states. Music and craft demonstrations are presented throughout the event. more...
Sponsored By: Kanawha City Lions Club
P.O. Box 981 • Charleston, WVHeld on the State Capitol Grounds
304-347-7663 or 304-776-1282
One of the largest educational, family-oriented events in the area, Multifest is a celebration of ethnic diversity and multiculturalism in West Virginia held annually the first weekend in August. A variety of ethnic cuisine, arts, crafts, music and cultural dance is presented during this event.
P.O. Box 2191 • St. Albans, WVHeld at St. Albans Roadside Park
St. Albans Riverfest is an annual four-day event held each July. The whole family will enjoy an amazing fireworks display, craft booths, food, musical performances, a 5K run and walk, parade, contests, and more. more...
1549 Piedmont Road • Dunbar, WV 25311
Held Downtown at Laidley Field
The whole family will enjoy BBQ ribs and chicken, arts & crafts, a carnival, fireworks, pageants, live entertainment, and more at the annual Ribfest.
Charleston Sternwheel Regatta
P.O. Box 20185; Kanawha Boulevard • Charleston, WVLocated in Downtown Charleston
A four-day Labor Day weekend event held along the banks of the Kanawha River, the annual Charleston Sternwheel Regatta includes children’s activities, sternwheeler races, fantastic food, live musical entertainment, the 15-mile Charleston Distance Race and Walk, Taste of Charleston, a parade, pageant, hot air balloon activities, and an antique car show. more...
Mound Arts & Crafts Festival at the Mound
2402 Woodland Avenue • South Charleston, WV 25303
Around the Indian Mound and D Street
Held the second Saturday in September, the annual Mound Arts & Crafts Festival at the Mound features over 230 vendors, food, music and entertainment.
West Virginia Book Festival
Held at the Charleston Civic Center
This two-day book festival is packed full of book signings, workshops, book vendors, special programs, children’s activities, and a used book sale. Fun and educational for all ages, the festival places special emphasis on authors connected to West Virginia and the Appalachian Region. more...
South Charleston Christmas Parade
Held on D Street
The annual Charleston Christmas Parade begins at 12:00.
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