UPDATES from Huntington Convention & Visitors Bureau  *Please contact us with any updates you have or discrepancies you see.

Huntington Area CVB  – info@visithuntingtonwv.org
Our mailing address is: Huntington Area CVB, 210 11th St, Huntington, WV 25701-1501

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*Please contact us with any updates you have or discrepancies you see.



The Sandlot Drive-In

“You’re killin me smalls!” You voted and we listened! Greater Huntington Park & Recreation District is pleased to partner with River Valley Church to bring The Sandlot to the Altizer Park Drive-In,

Join us Friday, August 7th on the Softball Field for this back to school event, benefiting local students and classrooms.

Parking starts at 7 p.m. and the movie will begin at dark. Admission is a donation of school supplies or $5 per car, cash only. Guests are asked to remain in their cars or a chair close by for the duration of the event. Parking for this event is first come first served until capacity is reached.

Restrooms will be available but concessions will not so feel free to bring your own snacks! Just a reminder, no alcohol is permitted on Park property.

For more information contact Recreation Superintendent, Lauren Carte at lcarte@ghprd.org or call 304.696.5954.

Check us out at www.ghprd.org


You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
Theater returns to the Tri-State as the musical “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” will be presented by First Stage Theatre Company at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 31 and Aug. 1, at the parking lot of Pea Ridge United Methodist Church at 5747 East Pea Ridge Road in Huntington.

In keeping with COVID-19 recommended social distancing, the musical will be presented like a drive-in movie — the audience will remain in their cars in the parking lot and the sound of the performance will be broadcast over their car radios at 101.1 FM.

The musical is a celebration of 30 years of First Stage Theatre, and was the first show presented by Huntington’s children’s theater in September 1990 (the organization was originally known as the Musical Arts Guild — Children’s Theatre).

Tickets are $10 for an individual or $20 for a carload (cash or checks are preferred). Spaces are limited and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, call 304-416-5437.


CONTACT Virtual 5K Walk/Run/Bike/Stroll
Join your neighbors in supporting CONTACT while running, walking, biking, or just getting outside during quarantine!  Register today at http://www.contacthuntington.com/virtual-5k.html


Virtual Downtown Huntington Cleanup

Given the craziness of the year, the Fourpole Creek Watershed Assocaiton are making their annual cleanup event a virtual one. Grab your litter-gitters and bags so that you can make our Jewel City shine again this year. Post pictures of you and your litter to THIS event page so that you can be entered into the door prize raffle!  Winners will be announced after Sunday, August 16th.


2020 Autumn Colors Express Postponed
Citing the Governor’s recent mandate on large gatherings, the recent postponement of the Hinton Railroad Days Festival, and the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis, Railexco today announces that the 2020 Autumn Colors Express, scheduled for this October 22-25, to a tentative date of October 21-24, 2021. For questions and more information about the trip please visit https://www.autumncolorexpresswv.com


Quarantine Life Comedic Web Series

Check out this  funny web series that will hopefully bring a little lightheartedness to your time in quarantine because we’re all in this together. Created by filmmaker, Curren Sheldon and Marshall Professor, Tijah Bumgarner.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyTFHyERyQnF2kE-JMDiQ7Q




Writers Can Read via ZOOM

No in-person readings this month due to the rise in COVID cases. Instead we are relying on technology. The readings will take place via Zoom July 20th at 7pm. And if you attend virtually, you can ask the authors, Lee Martin and John Brown, questions. Open mic readers are also encouraged to participate. Look for the event post on facebook and indicate if you are going. Those who do will be sent the Zoom meeting codes. Hope to see your smiling unmasked faces Monday July 20 at 7pm.


Rescheduled Summer Festival Dates: (7-30-2020)

September 4   Dawg Dazzle
September 26   WV Hot Dog Festival
October 10   Huntington Pride

Chilifest cancelled
Brewgrass cancelled
Pumpkin House cancelled
C-K Autumn Fest cancelled
Huntington Music and Arts Festival cancelled
HSO Picnic with the Pops Concerts cancelled
Old Central City Days cancelled
Cabell County Fair cancelled
Brewgrass a cancelled
Light Up The Lake cancelled
Fly in Festival cancelled
Levels cancelled
Pumpkin Festival cancelled
Funktafest cancelled: Now September 25, 2021
Rails and Ales cancelled
Italiano Festival cancelled
Pilot Club Antique Show cancelled
Wayne County Fair cancelled


Artist P. Buckley Moss
July 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm    Free
3rd Ave Art Gallery & Custom Framing by Jenks – 733 3rd Ave Huntington, WV

Renowned artist P. Buckley Moss is returning to Huntington to release as a limited edition her new painting, “Huntington’s Veteran Memorial Arch,” during her show appearance. Robert Jenks, and Patti Del Checcolo, joint owners of the Gallery are hosting the event. Moss will be available from 10am to 4pm on Saturday, July 18 to meet collectors and sign her work. This event is free and open to the public.

Collectors and invited to bring two previously purchased prints, paintings, or products to the show. Also, the Gallery will have many of her recent works on site.

3rd Ave Art Gallery is one of about 300 galleries that carry P. Buckley Moss’ art. Each year Ms. Moss travels the country to visit up to 20 of these galleries for special shows. Moss is well known throughout the country for her portrayals of the Amish and tranquil landscapes.

For more information on the appearance please call 740.442.2438 or email pattidelcheccolo@gmail.com

 


Christmas in July Drive-In Movie

“KEVIN!!!!” Sound familiar? Your friends at Greater Huntington Park & Recreation District and Kindred Communications are pleased to welcome you back to the Altizer Park Drive-In for a special Christmas in July showing of Home Alone.

Join us on Friday July 10, 2020 at the Altizer Park Softball Field as we celebrate Christmas in July and the 30th Anniversary of Home Alone.

Parking starts at 7 p.m. and the movie will begin at dark. Cost is $5 per car, cash only. Each car will receive a special GHPRD Christmas ornament while supplies last. Guests are asked to remain in their cars or a chair close by for the duration of the event. Parking for this event is first come first served until capacity is reached.

Restrooms will be available but concessions will not so feel free to bring your own snacks! Just a reminder, no alcohol is permitted on Park property.

For more information contact Recreation Superintendent, Lauren Carte at lcarte@ghprd.org or call 304.696.5954.


Barboursville July 4th

Join Barbousville for 4th of July fireworks and a variety of food trucks on Main Street. Due to COVID-19, we will not be having our annual block party, but will be offering some of our favorite food truck options on Main Street, followed by fireworks at 10 PM. Fireworks will be let off from the brickyard property again this year, and will be visible from downtown Barboursville. We are encouraging social distancing while picking up food and picking a favorite spot to watch the fireworks!

Hurricane July 4 Parade and Fireworks

Join the City of Hurricane as we celebrate our independence with a parade! It will begin at 4pm near Hurricane Middle School and end at First Baptist Church on Main Street. Our Grand Marshals for the parade will be the Hurricane High School Class of 2020!

At 10 pm the city will launch fireworks from behind Hurricane Middle School. Some of the best places to watch are the Main Street Gazebo area, Walgreens, River Ridge Church, Hurricane Town Elementary, Walmart, Hurricane Middle School. These spots are not guarantees and it is always possible that they could be closed or full upon your arrival.

Paramount Drive-In Concerts

This 4th of July weekend the Paramount Arts Center in Ashland Kentucky is bringing you TWO different shows to choose from!

July 3rd- Chase Rice w/ Tyler Booth and Shelby Lore
July 4th- Jamey Johnson w/ Arlo McKinley and Josh Brown & The Hard Livin’ Legends

These concerts are:
•    Drive-In, safe, & socially distanced!
•    1 Ticket covers EVERYONE in your car!
•    LIVE music! The artists will be with us in person on the stage!
•    Lawn chairs & coolers allowed! (No glass bottles please)
•    Fireworks!
Check out more information below, as well as a FAQ page at ParamountArtsCenter.com/DriveIn


Camden Park Open

The park’s concession stand began offering curbside service in late April and the park recently opened its mini-golf course but plans to open all rides, restaurants and some shops to the general public beginning July 1.

The miniature golf course is open 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays and 5 to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Outdoor dining is available at the Mound Builder Pavilion.

Masks are not required inside the park, but are encouraged. Seating on some rides will be modified to enforce social distancing, and queue lines will also be marked accordingly. Sanitizing stations will be available at multiple locations on the grounds.

 


Pullman Square Farmer’s Market

Get Fresh every Wednesday and Saturday from 7am-2pm through October at Pullman Square. Enjoy choosing from a variety of fresh produce direct from farm to table.

This year, every Saturday through October, 7am-2pm, Carver’s Grille is set up at the Pullman Square Saturday Farmer’s Market too—serving up tasty breakfast bowls, and breakfast and lunch specialty sandwiches. One more reason to visit Pullman Square every Saturday!!


Museum of Radio and Technology Re-Opening:

The Museum will open to the public this Sunday, July 8, from 1PM to 4PM.

The Museum will open to the public this Sunday, June 8, from 1PM to 4PM.
After reopening, the Museum will be open Saturdays from 10AM to 4PM, and Sundays from 1PM to 4PM. For more information on the museum please visit http://www.mrtwv.org/


Huntington Museum of Art Announces Re-Opening:

The Huntington Museum of Art is planning to reopen to the public on July 7, 2020. It is the goal of the Museum’s reopening plan to keep staff members and visitors as safe as possible, which, in turn, helps our community.

In addition, to make sure we are not having too many visitors inside the Museum at the same time, we will be using the online ticketing system Eventbrite. This is a FREE service, and visitors can easily acquire tickets using their smartphone, tablet or home computer. For anyone who may need assistance with this process, they can also call the Museum directly for help booking their tickets.

To read more about HMoA updates and upcoming exhibitions, click here.


Blenko WV Day Event postponed:

The Coronavirus pandemic took approximately two months of production away from us at Blenko Glass. A significant part of that loss was the production of the annual WV Birthday piece. Therefore, this event, originally scheduled for Saturday, June 20 will be postponed. We know that many of our customers come from far and wide to purchase a West Virginia Day piece so we are currently exploring ideas for a belated birthday celebration!

To celebrate this year, we are proposing the Birthday piece be offered after Labor Day – sometime in September. Exact details are uncertain at this time but distribution will not be the typical event with campers and a parking lot full of customers. We wish to play it safe and avoid large gatherings of people, many of whom will be visiting from out of state.

Stay tuned for more details as the year unfolds!

Blenko.com


Madie Carroll House Heritage Day:

The Carroll house will open for its Heritage Day from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 20. The site will practice social distancing, sanitation of surfaces and will require masks, which will be provided for those who don’t have their own. Volunteers will present on the Historic House’s history, the historic profession of scribes, making of butter and the local underground railroad.

For more information, contact Karen Nance at 304-736-1655


Heritage Farms Announces Summer Opening Dates:

Heritage Farm Museum & Village will be open Thursday – Saturday for the months of July and August

Thursday and Saturday 10 am – 4 pm
Every Friday is Family Fun Night 3 pm – 9 pm

Admission: $15 adult, $12 senior (65 and older), $8 children (under 17), 2 and under are free

Save 10% by purchasing tickets online on Eventbrite!
https://www.eventbrite.com/o/heritage-farm-museum-amp-villa…

Plan on visiting more than four times before the end of 2021? The best deal for your family is to get a pass! Purchase your 2020-21 Family Pass here: https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/WebLink.aspx…

Join us for family fun activities including wagon rides, the new Backyard Experience at our Nature Center and Treetop Trek, visit our blacksmith, artisan center, museums, and much more!

Heritage Farms Annual Passes Honored for 2021:

Due to unexpected season closures that have occurred due to Coivd-19, 2020 annual passes will now also be honored for all of 2021. This includes passes already held, or purchases new online, now! Every pass purchased helps make sure Heritage Farms will be able to provide fun, safe, educational experience for you and your family when they reopen. Any pass purchased before June, 30th 2020 will be good through the end of 2021. Purchase your pass here.

 


 

Mountain Health Arena Upcoming Events:

August 22 & 23 – Huntington Comic & Toy Convention *Cancelled*
October 23 – The Metal Tour of the Year: Megadeth & Lamb of God with Trivium and In Flames *Cancelled*
November 5 – Garry Allan
December 8 & 9 – Trolls LIVE!

mountainhealtharena.com


Marshall Football – A Letter to Season Ticket Holders

“While we do not believe, at this time, that there will be any changes made to the football schedule or for fans not being able to attend the games live and in-person, we have prepared a few different ticket options in the unlikely event that the season is cancelled or fans are not permitted inside the stadium while the games are played.”

Read the Full Letter Here

The football season ticket renewal deadline is Friday, May 29.


Heritage Farms Annual Passes Honored for 2021:

Due to unexpected season closures that have occurred due to Coivd-19, 2020 annual passes will now also be honored for all of 2021. This includes passes already held, or purchases new online, now! Every pass purchased helps make sure Heritage Farms will be able to provide fun, safe, educational experience for you and your family when they reopen. Any pass purchased before June, 30th 2020 will be good through the end of 2021. Purchase your pass here.


Local Food Guide:

Agriculture Action Southwest West Virginia has compiled a list of resources for our region’s farmers & gardeners and those just wanting to buy local food.

Huntington Area Local Food Guide

Farm and Garden Resource Directory
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*Please contact us with any updates you have or discrepancies you see.

Huntington Area CVB  – info@visithuntingtonwv.org
Our mailing address is: Huntington Area CVB, 210 11th St, Huntington, WV 25701-1501


The Magical World of GHPRD

Greater Huntington Park & Recreation District has been busy brewing up some magic for you to enjoy this summer! We are pleased to be offering a series of enchanting classes open for enrollment!

Two sessions will be offered for each course. The first at 10 a.m. is intended for children under 7. Those sessions will be limited to 10 children so their guardians may assist them with each project. The second session offered at 1 p.m. will be for those over the age of 7. The second session will be limited to 20 participants. In order to comply with CDC physical distancing guidelines, we ask that the guardians for the second session stay in a designated section close by.

Course Schedule:
Wand Construction – June 11, 2020
Quidditch Class – June 18, 2020
Astronomy Class – July 2, 2020
Potions Class – July 9, 2020
Gem Mining Class – July 16, 2020
Fairy Garden Class – July 23, 2020
Magic Show Finale – July 30, 2020

Cost is $5 per class or $25 for all. All classes meet at Ritter Park Shelter #1. Please call the Park District Office at 304.696.5954 to register.
For more information, contact GHPRD Recreation Superintendent Lauren Carte at lcarte@ghprd.org or call 304.696.5954.

SUMMER EVENTS & RE-OPENING DATES – as of July 30