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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 1

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 21-23

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 16-18

Competitions, events for all ages, parade, half-marathon, top Nashville entertainment, fireworks, arts and crafts, food concessions and sternwheelers.

August 17

The Parkersburg News and Sentinel Half Marathon or Two Mile Race.

 

PARKERSBURG PADDLEFEST & DOWNTOWN THROWDOWN – SEPT 13-15

September 13 (Glow Paddle)

September 14 (Parkersburg Paddlefest)

September 15 (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 14 - 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 –MAY-OCTOBER

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.

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