Event Calendar

Every month offers a variety of exciting events in Jefferson County. From craft fairs and street festivals to civil-war re-enactments and food festivals – Jefferson County has it all. Check out these events so you don’t miss a thing.

O’Hurleys Heritage Music Jam Session

June 26, 2014December 31, 2016

On any Thursday night, musicians arrive at O'Hurley's and start tuning up with a dozen or more musicians playing their dulcimer, banjo, guitar, fiddle, Celtic harp, flute, etc.Visitors can have a seat in a rocking chair and listen in and experience what has been a timeless tradition.

Time: 7:30 pm-11:00 pm
Location: O'Hurleys General Store, 205 East Washington Street, Shepherdstown WV 25443

For more information, please visit the event’s website.

Live Music & Comedy at The Event Center at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races

July 5, 2014December 31, 2016

Sinbad: Saturday, April 23 at 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
Morris Day and the Time: Friday, April 29 at 9 p.m.
Peter Cetera: Friday, May 6 at 9 p.m.
Merle Haggard: Friday, May 13 at 9 p.m. & Saturday, May 14 at 8 p.m.
Martina McBride: Friday, July 8 at 9 p.m. Saturday, July 9 at 8 p.m

For tickets and more information on schedule and times go to

For more information, please visit the event’s website.

Charles Town & John Brown: The Rest of the Story…

April 13, 2016October 16, 2016

After visiting the site of John Brown's raid in Harpers Ferry, experience the rest of the story with this tour.  Visitors will be led by a Harpers Ferry Park Ranger  to the Charles Town courthouse where he was held, tried, and found guilty of treason, then the historic Jefferson County Museum housing the very wagon he was transported on, and later a stroll to the location where he was ultimately hanged. Tours begin at the Charles Town Visitor Center located on George Street, Charles Town.

• FREE Park Ranger Tour
• 10 minutes from Harpers Ferry
• Thurs.-Sun.Tours: June 12-August 14
• Weekends only: August 27-Oct. 16
• 12:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

For more information, call: 304-535-2627

WV Festival Celebrating Arts & Heritage

June 18, 2016 from 10:00 AM4:00 PM

Celebrate the heritage of West Virginia in downtown historic Charles Town WV. Highlights include food and craft vendors, wine garden, walking tours, and open houses.There will be plenty of children's activites and even a farmers market!

For more information, please visit the event’s website.

Shepherdstown Street Fest

June 25, 2016 from 10:00 AM8:30 PM

Street Fest is one of the best fine arts & craft festivals in the region, along with great live music and kids' activities, it is an event for EVERYONE! Come to Shepherdstown and spend the day with us. We are a friendly town, a fun bunch of people and we encourage you to browse, buy, eat, drink, enjoy the live music and support some great charities.

For more information, please visit the event’s website.

Contemporary American Theater Festival at Shepherd University

July 8, 2016July 31, 2016

The 2015 season is live! Five great writers with five great stories to tell. Take part in the future of the American theater July 8 – July 31 in Shepherdstown — ‘America’s newest plays in West Virginia’s oldest town.’

Location: Shepherd University
Phone: 800-999-2283

For more information, please visit the event’s website.

41st Annual Fall Mountain Heritage Arts & Crafts Festival

September 23, 2016September 25, 2016

Enjoy the beautiful country mountains as you stroll through the tents of artisans demonstrating and showcasing their work. Wine tasting, fantastic food, live bands on Saturday and Sunday, Children's Make & Take Crafts as well as face painting and balloon sculpting.

Time: 10am-5pm

Sam Michael's Park
1330 Job Corps Rd
Shenandoah Junction, WV 25442

Call: 800-624-0577

For more information, please visit the event’s website.

Freedom’s Run: An event for Health and Heritage

October 1, 2016

Celebrate history, community health, and the soul of running! Recognized by Runner’s World as a top 25 half marathon: “…this small, much-loved event [is] moving, fun, inspiring, and tough." Select from a variety races: Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k, 5k, Kids Fun Run.

Location: Shepherdstown, WV
Phone: 304-876-1100

For more information, please visit the event’s website.