2019 Summer Events in Charleston, WV

April 23rd, 2019 by
Live on the Levee Charleston WV concert

Ready to plan your summer in Charleston? Check out our guide to Summer 2019 events, activities, and attractions near Huntington, then check out places to eat in Huntington, and be sure to contact us at Land Rover Charleston if you have any questions!

Live on the Levee – Memorial Day-Labor Day 2019

Fridays at 6:30pm, Haddad Riverfront Park

Live on the Levee is a concert series that you can enjoy every Friday, starting Memorial Day weekend and ending on Labor Day weekend. It is family-friendly and free admission, but donations and vendor sales raise money for charities like the YWCA, Manna Meal, and more organizations in the Wheeling area. Enjoy a warm summer evening on the Kanawha River!

FestivAll – June 16-30, 2019

FestivAll is celebrating its fifteenth year with fifteen days of art, including theater, visual art, dance, fine art, pop art, music, and more. It is a non-profit event and organization that turns Charleston into a destination for art, with over 600 artists from around the world, over 80 events, over 35 venues. You can walk down the street and listen to musicians, browse paintings, and run into the unexpected. Many of the events are low-cost or free, so be sure to explore! Some of the main events include:

  • Capitol Street Art Fair
  • Smoke on the Water Chili Cook-off
  • B&B Riverboat Rides
  • Dance FestivAll
  • Five-Day Film Challenge Screenings

Wine and Jazz Festival – June 23, 2019

2pm-10pm, University of Charleston lawn

Part of FestivAll 2019, the Wine and Jazz Festival is advertised as the “best summer party in Charleston!” This event is for Funds for the Arts, with $25 advance tickets and $35 at the door. You can enjoy regional wines and delicious food while relaxing to the sounds of award-winning jazz musicians.

Vintage Flea Market – July 20, 2019

10am-6pm, City Center East

Are you looking for a unique piece of furniture to make an impact in your living room? Trying to find the perfect antique costume jewelry for your next cocktail party in Parkersburg? Looking for collector’s items? Come to the Vintage Flea Market on Saturday, July 2oth and discover all the treasures that await, hosted by the Kanawha City Community Association.

Dogfest – August 10, 2019

5:30pm-9pm, Capitol Street

While there are many Downtown Streetfest events held regularly in the summer, Dogfest is a special dog-centric version. Take your dog to Capitol Street to enjoy live music, dog pools, contests, toys, and treats! There will also be artists to do dog portraits, rescue groups, misting tents to keep your dog cool, and kids activities. Even if you don’t own a dog, come support the event and bask in the beauty of happy canines!

More Charleston, WV Events Summer 2019

There are so many events happening this season, be sure not to miss out on more awesome summer activities and attractions happening near you!

  • Taste-of-All–Saturday, May 25th, Four Points by Sheraton, Charleston, WV. Taste the best that local businesses have to offer!
  • Pride Festival–Saturday, June 1st, Haddad Riverfront Park, with Raja Sutan Amrull from Ru Paul’s Drag Race.
  • Charcon–Friday, July 12 through Sunday, July 14, Clay Center in Charleston. The premier West Virginia Gaming Convention!
  • Summer Concerts–Be sure to keep an eye out for concert events at places like Mountain Stage right here in Charleston, or even at the Big Sandy Super Store Arena in Huntington WV, with this summer’s artists including Rob Zombie, Willie Nelson, and more!

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