Steam Boat traveling on the water.

Weelunk Weekender: Rollin’ on the River

Put a hold on the Pumpkin Spice Lattes for just a bit longer. We have plenty of time for sugary coffee once the leaves get nice and crunchy.  This weekend marks the end of the summer festival season at Heritage Port. So get down to the river!

As always there is plenty to do in Wheeling this weekend.

Do Something!


15th Annual Wheeling Heritage Port Sternwheel Festival
Thursday, Friday & Saturday
Heritage Port Wheeling, WV

Visit the Sternwheel Festival’s website for full list of music and events.

Fireworks Saturday Night at 10:30 pm



Friday, September 16, 2016

7:00pm  10:00pm

Friday, September 16th marks both the return of 3rd Friday at Artworks as well as the official launch of the Bridge+Tunnel Collective! All proceeds go to the 3rd Friday at Artworks Fund.


Festival of Color at the Palace of Gold

Join us for the Worlds Happiest Event!
Saturday Sept 17th
12pm – 6pm at the Palace of Gold

Food, Music, Yoga, throw color & Dance
Truly a cultural experience and one great happy family friendly event.

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Known traditionally for thousands of years in India as “Holi”, it is a celebration of spring and friendship, observed by the throwing of bright colored powders on other participants. Accompanied by Kirtan (call and response sacred singing) participants get covered head to toe in a technicolor coating. It is a family friendly gathering, re-enacting a pleasure pastime of Lord Krishna Himself with His devotees over five-thousand years ago. Increasing numbers of people are celebrating this color festival and similar festivals are increasingly being observed all over the world!

Thousands of people (College students especially), come from all over the tri-state area (Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia) for this special festival. So don’t miss this opportunity to come and celebrate the annual Color festival with us. We look forward to seeing you at to the Festival of Colors this year.

stage door

Towngate Theater presents The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams

David Henderson directs.
8 p.m. September 16 & 17 23 & 24 2016

Admission: $12.50/$11 OI members.

Purchase tickets online or call 304-242-7700.

Experience one of the most famous plays of modern theater. Both intriguing and heartbreaking, the play takes an autobiographical view of a family trapped in poverty and teetering toward madness. In a cramped St. Louis apartment, an overbearing single mother, her painfully shy daughter and her restless son reveal their regrets, hopes and frustrations. Even though it premiered on Broadway in 1945, the play and its universal themes have tremendous relevance in today’s world. Tennessee Williams tells the story with the humor and compassion for which he is renowned.