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New River Gorge Area Events

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?

Seasonal Events

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

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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January 2017

NRG 100 Mile Challenge Continues in 2017

January 1 - December 31

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…

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June 2017

National Park Service – Guided Activities June & July

June 1 - July 31
New River Gorge National Park, Visitor Center Road, Lansing, WV 25862, USA
Lansing, WV 25862 United States
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Summer is here and it’s a good time to explore your parks! Join a ranger or park partner for free hikes, talks, and other programs this June and July in New River Gorge National River and Bluestone National Scenic River. These guided activities provide a good opportunity to learn more about the natural world around us and the people and places that shaped area history. Be it a short walk on  a trail, trying a new outdoor skill, or a…

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Canyon Rim Visitor Center – Temporary Closures

June 14 - September 30
Canyon Rim Visitor Center, Lansing, WV 25862, USA
Lansing, WV 25862 United States
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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…

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July 2017

Parks & Recreation Month ~ Fayette County Park

July 26
Fayette County Park, 2000 Boardwine Rd
Fayetteville, WV 25840
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Fayette County Park is celebrating Parks & Recreation month by offering a reduced pool admission fee of only $2 each Wednesday in July. (July 5, 12, 19, & 26)

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2017 Destination Oak Hill Movie Night Showings

July 29

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…

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August 2017

2017 Destination Oak Hill Movie Night Showings

August 5

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…

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Gritty Chix Mud Run @ ACE Adventure Resort

August 5
Ace Adventure Resort, Minden, WV 25901, USA
Minden, WV 25901 United States
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Gritty Chix Mud Run August 5, 2017 at ACE Adventure Resort, 1 Concho Road, Minden, WV 25879 Have fun and test your own limits in the time and space you're comfortable with, while gettin' as Gritty as you wanna be on an untimed 5k Tenacious Trail or 1 Moxie Mile fun-run and mud obstacle course designed for excitement, fun, and laughter. Walk, sprint, skip, jog, or dance through trails, over walls, through tubes, and mud pits with names like Commando…

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Captain Thurmond’s, New River Gorge Challenge

August 5 - August 7

A multi-sport off road race including mountain biking, kayaking, and trail running. Leaving from down town Fayetteville, WV and leading you on an amazing loop through the New River Gorge utilizing all the great outdoor opportunities that the area has to offer.

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Thurmond Triathlon, Town of Thurmond, WV

August 6 - August 7

Beginner friendly family triathlon held in the heart of the New River gorge. Make memories with your family as you bike, paddle, and run.

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2017 Destination Oak Hill Movie Night Showings

August 13

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…

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2017 Destination Oak Hill Movie Night Showings

August 19

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…

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New River Gorgeous Trail Run

August 19 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Ace Adventure Resort, Minden, WV 25901, USA
Minden, WV 25901 United States
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Join ACE Adventure Resort for the 16th Annual New River Gorgeous Trail Run & Walk. Choose between three race options including the half marathon, 8.5 mile run and 5 mile hike. All the race courses wander through deep hardwood forests and offer spectacular views of the New River Gorge. Cash prizes for the overall winners PLUS free race shirts for those who sign up before July 21st. We will also have fInisher medals for everyone that crosses the finish line, a FREE burrito buffet for all racers, FREE…

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2017 Destination Oak Hill Movie Night Showings

August 26

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…

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West Virginia Spartan Race Sprint | 2017

August 27 @ 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
The Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve, 2550 Jack Furst Dr.
Glen Jean, WV 25846 United States
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September 2017

Oak Leaf Festival 2017

September 1 - September 4
Town of Oak Hill, Oak Hill, WV, USA
Oak Hill, WV United States
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Enjoy the celebration of Fall with vendors, crafts, quilts, music and more! www.oakleaffestival.com To download the Vendor Application click here

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Oak Leaf Festival 5K Walk/Run

September 2
Main Street Oak Hill WV, Oak Hill, WV United States + Google Map

Oak Leaf Festival 5K Walk/Run Saturday, September 2, 2017 5K Run or 2 Mile Walk Starts at 9:00 am Benefiting the Warm Hands Warm Hearts (Oak Hill, WV) Registration Form Please Return this to Fayette County Chamber of Commerce office to pre-register If not pre-registered – Registration starts at 8:00 am T-shirts will be guaranteed to those applicants who pre-register by Aug 25th.

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2017 Destination Oak Hill Movie Night Showings

September 9

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…

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Country Roads Festival

September 16 - September 18
Hawk’s Nest State Park, Ansted, WV 25812, USA
Ansted, WV 25812 United States
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Enjoy arts & crafts, music and great food at Hawks Nest State Park.

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Mount Hope Jubilee

September 16

More info TBA

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New River Gorge SUP Race 2017

September 17 @ 12:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Adventure on the Gorge, Ames Heights Road, Lansing, WV 25862, USA
Lansing, WV 25862 United States
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Two race courses will offer opportunity for intermediate and advanced paddlers to compete; Attainment Race & Down River Race. Race fee is $30 per person with online registration date TBA. This includes both races even if you choose to only do one race. Proceeds benefit the Fayette County 4-H Outdoor Adventure Club for area high school students. Additional donations are welcomed. 1:00pm West Virginia's first Kid's SUP Race. More details to come. Free for kids and parents. 2:00pm Attainment Race…

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October 2017

38th Annual Official Bridge Day

October 21 @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Fayette County Chamber of Commerce, 310 Oyler Ave, Oak Hill, WV 25901, USA
Oak Hill, WV 25901 United States
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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!

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2017 Destination Oak Hill Movie Night Showings

October 28

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…

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