Wheeling Summer

EVENTS: Things to do in the Ohio Valley

Splish Splash Story Time

Wheeling Parks & Recreation along with the Ohio County Library want you to join them at the city pools for story time, a craft, and a fun activity. Splish Splash Story Time will be held this Thursday at noon at 36th Street Pool in South Wheeling and continue weekly at pools throughout the city. Come join the fun! Learn more here

Astronomy in the Park

Explore the lunar skies this Thursday, June 8 at Speidel Observatory in Oglebay Park, led by the Oglebay Astronomy Club. Observe the evening sky through telescopes and learn about the constellations from 9-11 pm (weather permitting). All ages are invited to attend this free program. Learn more at oionline.org.

Bored Teachers at the Capitol

Bored Teachers presents the 2023 “We Can’t Make This Stuff Up” Comedy Tour featuring the funniest teacher-comedians in the world! Their hilarious skits have amassed HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS of views on the internet, and they’re all joining comic forces on the stage to bring you a night of laughter you DO NOT want to miss… So put that red pen down, pause that Netflix series you’ve been bingeing, throw on your comfiest teacher tee, call your teacher besties, and come burn off some of that stress this school year has been dumping all over you! Bored Teachers will take place this Thursday, June 8 at the Capitol Theatre. Doors open at 6 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m. Learn more and get tickets at capitoltheatrewheeling.com.

Morning Bird Walk

Learn field marks and songs of the local birds that visit our feeders and trails Fridays from 8 – 8:45 a.m. at the Schrader Environmental Center. Binoculars and field guides provided. No pre-registration required. All ages welcome. $5 per person; free for Oglebay Institute members or Park guests with activity cards. Morning Bird Walks are part of the Summer of Wonder activity series at the Schrader Environmental Education Center. Learn more here

Summer Scents – Beginning Perfume Class

Inspired by reading the book The Perfumist of Paris, Cindy from the Empress Emporium decided it was time to create ravishing summer scents with her customers. The class will cover the basics of creating a perfume and each person will go home with a roll-on of their special scent. Each perfume is as unique as it’s human. $35.00/person. Message the Empress Emporium on Facebook to RSVP. Learn more here

Bargains at the Boutique

Snack and shop while visiting the YWCA Wheeling’s Y-Not-Repeat Boutique this Friday, June 9 at their shop located at 1100 Chapline Street. Enjoy wine, hors d’oeuvres, and raffle baskets, while browsing through quality closing starting at just $2, or fill a bag for just $10. Purchase tickets ahead of time here

Funfest Fridays

Enjoy live music, food trucks, a beer garden, an inflatable fun zone, face painting, and more every Friday night at Wheeling Park from 6 – 9 p.m. This event is hosted rain or shine. In case of inclement weather, activities will be moved inside Wheeling Park’s J.B. Chambers Memorial Ice Rink. This week’s performance features Eli and the Mojo Kings. Learn more here

Trivia Night at Clientele

Clientele Art Studio will host its monthly trivia night this Friday, June 9 at 7 p.m. This month, questions will be focused on Pride and West Virginia history. Gather your friends, family, or create a team of trivia enthusiasts to put your wits to the test. Learn more here

Secret Gardens Tour and Market

The Museums of Oglebay Institute is excited to host the 2023 Secret Gardens Outdoor Market this Saturday, June 10 from 9 a.m. -2 p.m. outside the Mansion Museum in Oglebay. The brick pathways, porches, and grassy areas outside the Mansion Museum will be lined with merchants and artisans.

The market is part of the Secret Gardens Tour & Market, which offers attendees an opportunity to explore six of the finest home gardens in the Ohio Valley with a self-guided tour as well as an opportunity to shop the outdoor marketplace. Learn more and purchase tickets for the tour in advance by visiting oionline.com

Pride on the Plaza

Join the Friendlier City Project this Saturday, June 10 for the inaugural Pride on the Plaza festival. Celebrate Pride Month and support the LGBTQ+ community at this family-friendly event that will feature live music, food trucks, art installments, and vendor booths. This event will be held at Market Street Plaza in Downtown Wheeling. Learn more here

Smart Centre Star Watch At The Park

Grand Vue Park and The Smart Centre in Wheeling have another year of Star Watch Events on the books! Stop by the aerial adventure park at Grand Vue Park on the second Saturday of each month from 8- 10 p.m. to try out their top-notch telescope. See constellations and deep sky objects with the help of Robert Strong from The Smart Centre! For questions, call 304-845-9810. Learn more here.

Saturday Karaoke at Taqueria 304

DJ Voodoo Jenkins presents a rare Saturday night of Karaoke at Taqueria 304 this weekend at 9 p.m. Get on the mic or just hang out on a Saturday with DJ Voodoo Jenkins and your neighborhood Taqueria 304 crew! Learn more here

Mansion Lawn Yoga

Start your Sunday off at Oglebay’s Mansion Lawn for a FREE fun and inviting yoga session designed to cultivate focus, stamina, strength, and flexibility. Guests are asked to bring their own mat, towel, and water. Learn more here

Sunday Funday Summer Concert Series

Mark your calendars and head to Oglebay’s Anne Kuchinka Amphitheater every Sunday through Labor Day for an evening of family fun and live entertainment. This FREE Sunday Funday Summer Concert Series features 10 performances from across the musical spectrum ranging from national Beatles tribute band, Hard Day’s Night, to the bluegrass sounds of Grammy-winning Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper. The fun kicks off at 6 p.m. with concessions, an ice cream sundae bar, and kids’ activities in the Formal Gardens. Entertainment begins at 7 p.m.This week’s concert features 80s rock hits performed by Tongue ‘N Cheek. Learn more here