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West Virginia Weekends
West Virginia Weekends are about reconnecting with friends, exploring nature, tantalizing your taste buds and getting away from it all. Plan your weekend escape to greater Parkersburg around one of these great events.
TASTE OF PARKERSBURG – JUNE 2
Savor the flavor of Parkersburg with food, wine, entertainment and artisans. Taste selections from more than a dozen local restaurants and over 40 different wines. Saturday 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
MID-OHIO VALLEY MULTI-CULTURAL FESTIVAL - JUNE 15-17
Outdoor international festival featuring traditional music and dance, a wide variety of ethnic foods, an international marketplace and children's activities. "Come to the City Park and take a trip around the world."
PARKERSBURG HOMECOMING FESTIVAL & HALF MARATHON– AUG 17-18
Competitions, events for all ages, parade, half-marathon, top Nashville entertainment, fireworks, arts and crafts, food concessions and sternwheelers.
The Parkersburg News and Sentinel Half Marathon or Two Mile Race.
September 14 (Glow Paddle)
September 15 (Parkersburg Paddlefest)
September 16 (Parting Paddle at North Bend State Park Lake)
Paddlefest is a weekend water festival that features a unique opportunity to paddle your
kayak or canoe from Parkersburg to historic Blennerhassett Island.
September 15 - Evening
Downtown Throwdown is a BBQ & Brewfest held every September and features various BBQ favorites and craft beers from around the state.
BLENNERHASSETT ISLAND STATE PARK –ALL SUMMER LONG
A story of treason is the backdrop for a river island excursion. Ride a historic paddle-wheeler to hear the story, visit the mansion and experience the island paradise of the Harman Blennerhassett family. Mansion Tours, horse-drawn wagon rides and bike rentals are some of the highlights of your island visit.
Suggested Weekend Itineraries:
Food and culinary event
A spin on our monthly Beer Dinner! Who hasn’t got some great advice from our resident beer lady, Courtney!?!
Arts & Crafts, Children Activities, Evening Event
Bring your children to the Riverside Artists Gallery for art and fun.
Arts & Crafts, Children Activities, Entertainment, Fair or Festival
Family oriented fair with carnival rides, top-name entertainers, livestock exhibits, crafts, 4-H exhibits and great...
Entertainment, Evening Event, Free Event, Musical event or concert
Enjoy great music Thursdays at 7:00 PM at the Muskingum Park gazebo from June 7- August 30.