1-3: WindFest/4th of July Weekend
Celebrate the wind over the 4th of July weekend in the mountains of Canaan Valley, WV. Jumbo kite demonstrations, workshops, and more are scheduled for the weekend. View our flyer for further details.
2: Fireworks in Near-By Thomas, WV
Bring the family out for an evening of Fireworks, presented by the Thomas Volunteer Fire Department. Just a short drive from Canaan Valley (12 miles), donations are appreciated. Firework activities begin at dark (9-9:30pm).
3: Celebration of the Arts- Wheeling Symphony Orchestra Concert (Time: 3pm)
The Tucker County Alpine Festival presents Celebration of the Arts, and will offer a free afternoon concert featuring The Wheeling Symphony Orchestra at Canaan Valley Resort Tube Park area. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets. Concert begins 3pm, gates open 1pm. Food and beverage will be offered at this event.
4: Red, White and Blue Golf Scramble
Format – 18 hole scramble. Teams will be selected based on number of entries. Tee time – 1:00pm. Cash prizes awarded.Event Flyer[pdf]
6: Useful Trees & Edible Plants Hike
This is a moderate 2-hour, instructional hike where we explore the local habitat to find those plants that can help keep you alive. Learn which plants are safe to eat. Learn what weeds and trees will help start a fire, get a drink, find a meal, make a rope, stop an itch or heal a wound. You’ll learn tree and plant recognition, and various tips for proper processing into food and material you can use. Minimum age: 12.Edible Plants & Registration Form
6:Mountaineer Wilderness Survival Skills Class
Absolutely the best Survival Skills Training for busy people planning a day hike, backpacking, camping, hunting, or fishing in the back country. This hands-on, fast-paced session covers the most essential skills you’ll need to survive in the wild. A great refresher for experienced adults, too. Instructor is Mark Chapin, 27-year military veteran, and Founder of the Mountaineer Wilderness Experience Program in WV and VA. Fee charged $50. *Minimum age: 12 years old.
9: Mid-Summer Walk Between the Parks
Join our park naturalist for an 8 mile guided hike between the parks, Canaan Valley Resort and Blackwater Falls State Park. Registration fee charged, no lunch. We suggest you bring snacks and water. View our Registration Form for further details. Shuttle service is included.Registration Form_July Walk
20: Adult Wilderness Survival Class (8 Hours)
An action-packed, 8 hours of hands-on survival training and preparation for wilderness adventure. This course combines expert instruction, demonstrations, and team training on the most important skills and time-tested techniques. Become more survival minded with practice in Fire Making, Shelter Building, Backwoods Navigation, Making Snares, Traps, and Hunting Implements, Finding Scarce Water, Wilderness Foraging, and preparing the Ultimate Survival Kit.Event Flyer & Registration Form
21-22: Geology Rocks
The mineral wealth and natural beauty of West Virginia owe much to geologic processes that began eons ago. Without geological processes, there would be no rocks, rivers, coal, oil or gas, minerals, or scenic beauty; indeed there would be no mountains in the Mountain State. Ken Ashton presents a slide show presentation Thursday evening. This earth science program format is a hands-on activity for scout, 4-H groups, families and future geologist. No charge – open to the public. Friday morning, join Ken for a guided hike along the Blackwater River Trail.Event Flyer
27: David Hunter Strother – Porte Crayon
Writer – Artist – Civil War Topographer. Illustrator of The Blackwater Chronicle. Author & Illustrator of The Virginian Canaan. A historic presentation supported by the History Alive! Program of the West Virginia Humanities Council. Start time: 7:00pm, open to the public – no admission charge.