June 4 Hug Your Cat Day!
June8-14 is National Sun Safety Week
June 15-19 WV State Folk Festival
Glenville, WV. Music, Dancing, Heritage, and Appalachian Culture. Food, vendors, and more! 304-462-9644 http://www.wvstatefolkfestival.com/
June 17 National Flip-flop Day
People have been wearing flip-flops for thousands of years, with the earliest wearers being the Ancient Egyptians in 4000BC. Flip-flops are worn throughout the world. A great way to kick off SUMMER! Wear your favorite flip-flops today and ditch your socks and shoes!
June 18 Go Fishing Day!
June 19 Happy Father’s Day
June 20 West Virginia Day – Happy Birthday WV!
June 20 FIRST DAY OF SUMMER!
June 23-26 Saint Albans Riverfest St. Albans, WV. Free live entertainment, over 50 vendors, zip lining, karaoke, carnival rides and games, and more. 304-421-5706. www.saintalbansriverfest.com
June 24 18th Annual Take Your Dog to Work Day
June 25 12th Annual Great American Backyard Campout
Unplug and head outside! That is the idea behind this widely popular national family event. The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) encourages families to reconnect with nature – campout in your backyard, neighborhood, park or campground. Go to www.backyardcampout.org for packing lists, recipes, wildlife guides, activities, nature games, and more.
July is National Blueberries Month
Blueberries have many health benefits and can be used as a natural dye. Blueberries are a powerful antioxidant which can improve nighttime vision, improve motor skills, help with short-term memory loss, and helps to reduce the risk of infection.
July 2-4 WV Freedom Festival Logan, WV. Your top Fourth of July celebration in Southern West Virginia! 304-752-3036. www.facebook.com/WVFreedomFestival
July 4 Independence Day
July 10 Cabell County Fair Milton, WV. A family tradition in Cabell County since 1983. www.cabellcountyfair.org
July 15 National Pet Fire Safety Day – each year thousands of home fires are started because of a pet. Make sure cords are tucked away and not being chewed on. If your stove has knobs on the front, make sure to cover them with a shield, so your dog doesn’t accidentally turn a burner on by jumping up against the stove. If you use open flame candles, be sure to supervise pets closely. Many battery operated candles look very real. For scented candles, use a candle warmer.
July 18 “A Book That Shaped Me” Summer Writing Contest Deadline – The “A Book That Shaped Me” Summer Writing Contest encourages rising 5th & 6th graders to reflect on books that have made a personal impact on their lives. For details, go to: http://wvfamilyonline.com/a-book-that-shaped-me-summer-writing-contest/
July 20-23 Lewis County Fair WVU Jackson’s Mill, WV. Bring the entire family for a fun-filled week. 304-269-7328 www.lewiscountyfair.com
July 25-30 Jackson County Jr. Fair Cottageville, WV. One of West Virginia’s largest and well attended county fairs. Something for everyone!
July 19-23 Braxton County Fair Sutton, WV. We’ll see you at the fair. 304-765-0333. www.braxtoncountyfairwv.com
July 30 International Friendship Day
July 30 12th Annual WV Hot Dog Festival Huntington, WV. A dozen of the area’s top hot dog businesses come together to raise money for the children in our region under treatment for cancer and other life-threatening illness. We welcome you, your family, and the family dog, to come to our annual WV Hot Dog Festival to enjoy contests and competitions, live music and entertainment all day, displays, prizes, demonstrations, crafts, shopping, car and truck shows, and to sample all of these wonderfully delicious hot dogs (as much as you can eat!) in one location for the entire day at Pullman Square, and 3rd Avenue, downtown Huntington. 304-525-7788. www.wvhotdogfestival.com
July 30-Aug 6 Tri-County Fair Petersburg, WV. See you at the fair! 304-538-2278. www.tri-countyfairwv.com
Aug 1-6 Monongalia County Fair Morgantown, WV. Traditional Family Fun & Entertainment All Week Long! Enjoy pony pulls, concerts and shows, Fight Night, pageants, motorsports, vendors, food, entertainment, carnival, and more.
Aug 4-6 WV Blackberry Festival Nutter Fort, WV. Enjoy blackberry dishes, art & crafts, pro wrestling, 5K run, fireworks, games & lots of free entertainment. 304-622-3206. www.wvblackberry.com
August 8-13 Mannington District Fair Mannington, WV. A place for real enjoyment, for both young and old.
August 12-14 Augusta Festival Weekend Elkins, WV. Keeping traditions alive! 304-637-1209. www.augustaheritagecenter.org
August 12-21 State Fair of WV Lewisburg, WV. Traditions you treasure! 304-645-1090. www.statefairofwv.com
Please check back often, as new events and activities are added regularly!!!