Mix it up!
You can come to the New River Gorge for some adventure. And then you can come for some adventure and a big celebration. We have them all year long. The only question is this:
Which ones will you come to?
Since we have 4 distinct seasons here in the gorge, we feel the need to celebrate. A lot. Our events aren’t always tied to a season, but the weather around here is so distinctly awesome, they might as well be.
Spring is renewal, getting outside, and doing what we love best: enjoying the gorge. Summer is an invitation for everyone to come up and enjoy (and we’re within a day’s drive of 50% of the population). Fall doesn’t get much better than the New River Gorge. When the leaves turn, it’s time to celebrate again. Maybe that’s why we host West Virginia’s biggest one day festival.
Bridge Day is the largest extreme sports event in the world. It’s amazing. Trust us.
Bridge Day is held on the third Saturday in October every year in Fayetteville, West Virginia. Hundreds of BASE jumpers and nearly 100,000 spectators are expected to attend this year’s Bridge Day. The New River Gorge Bridge is 876′ tall and the world’s second longest single arch bridge.
Who wouldn’t want to see someone jump off it?
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All can take part in this on-going hiking challenge in local national parks. Celebrate parks and health in the National Parks of Southern West Virginia with the continuation of the New River Gorge National River 100 Mile Challenge. This program started in 2016 as a way to celebrate the 100thanniversary of the National Park Service, but it has grown into something more! The program’s success is inspiring more and more people to get out and explore parks. This challenge is…Find out more »
Improvements Coming to Boardwalk and Viewing Decks at Canyon Rim Visitor Center - Temporary Closures in Place This Summer Lansing, WV – The National Park Service (NPS) has received funds to replace the boardwalk system at Canyon Rim Visitor Center in New River Gorge National River. The boardwalk and associated viewing decks are relatively easily accessible from the parking lot and offer scenic views of the iconic New River Gorge Bridge, as well as views into the river gorge…Find out more »
See the exhibit of the winning entries to the 2017 Hidden History Photo Contest now at Tamarack. With forty-seven heritage-based images on display, this annual contest provides an opportunity for West Virginia amateur adult and youth photographers to capture hidden and not-so-hidden elements of southern West Virginia’s heritage. “This contest gives participants a chance to share their love of history through the lens of a camera,” says Jodi French-Burr, National Park Service Park Ranger and co-coordinator of this contest. “The…Find out more »
2017 Hidden History Weekend is just around the corner, so mark your calendars. This year's celebration of southern West Virginia heritage features guided hikes, town tours, living history performances, music, and more. Explore the region with the new African American Driving Tour too. See this year's event schedule at https://www.nps.gov/neri/planyourvisit/hidden-history-weekend.htm History is made every day. Enjoy this celebration of heritage in our parks and communities!Find out more »
Enjoy arts & crafts, music and great food at Hawks Nest State Park.Find out more »
The Mad Butcher is coming back to the New River Gorge this fall. Dare to explore old abandoned buildings and dark corners of an adventure resort hidden in the woods. Campers and hikers have seen things here that will make your bones turn cold. Be careful not to stir the shadows, or creatures lurking in them. You never know who or what’s watching… maybe what’s left of those people who never checked out… maybe the thing that keeps them here.…Find out more »
The world's greatest Video Boaters will gather at the Historic Fayette Theater to present their best footage to a rowdy audience of river and outdoor enthusiasts. Comedy, carnage, and kayaking, the VBC is the premier whitewater film festival that celebrates the art of Videoboating. Be there!!!Find out more »
Bridge Jam is the perfect complement to your Bridge Day® experience. Round out your weekend with this two-day music festival held on the Cascade Festival Grounds at the former Gaines Estate (225 W. Maple Ave.) in downtown Fayetteville and feel good knowing a portion of the proceeds help local charities. Festival grounds will open Friday evening at 6:00 p.m. with music running from 7:00 PM to MIDNIGHT, then again on Saturday at 1:30 pm with music running from 2:30 PM to MIDNIGHT. Enjoy great country, bluegrass…Find out more »
The Taste of Bridge Day is free to attend with food samples ranging from $1.00 to a maximum of $7.00. All tickets are sold in increments of $10. Tickets can be purchased in advance through the Bridge Jam website, at the Fayetteville United Bank location, the Fayette County Chamber office or at the gate the night of the event.Find out more »
Every year on the third Saturday in October the New River Gorge Bridge closes to traffic and opens to attitude! BASE jumpers, rappellers, vendors and spectators share the excitement, the spectacle, the experience of Bridge Day! Come be a part of it. Big Bridge, Big Adventure, Bridge Day!Find out more »
2017 Movie Night Showings! May 20 BFG (Big Friendly Giant) May 27 Finding Dory June 3 Kid Quest Fun Day & Beauty & The Beast June 9th Air Force Rhythm in Blue Jazz Band June 10 Star Wars Rogue One June 17 Space Jam June 24 Alice in Wonderland July 1 National Treasure July 8 Captain America July 15 Sing July 22 Charleston Metro…Find out more »
October 28th from 7pm - 9pm Lighting of the Lewis Pumpkin House at dark Trick or Treat at 7pm Halloween Movie at 8pm The Lively Family Amphitheater would like to invite you to our annual Pumpkin Festival again this year. The festivities will be from 7-9pm on Saturday, October 28th.We are asking all local businesses/organizations to come out and participate in the celebration! We will have the lighting of the Lewis Pumpkin House at dark, Trick or Treat at 7pm, and a Halloween Movie…Find out more »