August 25-28 Arts and Entertainment Events in Ohio’s Central Valley

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) – Here’s a rundown of all the arts and entertainment happening this weekend in the Mid-Ohio Valley. A full list of events is available at

In progress

  • Layered & Stitched: 50 Years of Innovative Art Exhibit at Dairy Barn Art Center, Wed-Sun. 12 p.m.-5 p.m. until September 4
  • Guided guided tours on Valley Gem, all summer long, call for dates and times
  • Boat trips to Blennerhassett Island, all summer, call for dates and times
  • Exhibition The River 2022: Flowing Again, Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. until Sept. 17.
  • Virginia Killigan Mixed Media exhibition at Westbanco, August. Mon-Fri. 9am-3pm

Thursday August 25

  • Adult Craft Night at the Emerson Ave. Library, Thursday. 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Artsbridge Summer Music Series, celebrating 20 years: WHS, PHS, PSHS High School Marching Bands at Parkersburg City Park on Thursday. 6:30 p.m.
  • MHS Wall of Sound at Muskingum Park on Thursday. 7 p.m.
  • Trace Adkins at the Peoples Bank Theater on Thursday. 8 p.m.
  • Steve Young at The Town House, Thursday from 9 p.m. to midnight

friday august 26

  • Concert and Dinner Series: “Johnny Staats Project” at the Blennerhassett Hotel, Fri. 6:30-9:30 p.m.
  • Liz Pennock & Dr. Blues at the Adelphia, Fri. 8-11pm

Saturday August 27

  • WV Honey Festival at Parkersburg City Park, Sat.-Sun. 10am-5pm
  • Free collage making for teens at Emerson Ave. Library, Sat. 12-1:30 p.m.
  • An insider’s tour of the Campus Martius Museum, Sat. 10 a.m.  OYO Music on the Jewel of the Valley, Sat. 6-9 p.m.
  • Concert and Dinner Series: Parkersburg High Jazz Combo at the Blennerhassett Hotel, Sat. 6:30-9:30 p.m.
  • Abby Dodds at Over The Moon Pub & Pizza, Sat. 8 p.m.
  • Red Sky Down at The Town House, Sat 9pm-12am
  • Decades of Divas: Rewind with DJ Correct at the Cocktail Bar, Sat 9pm-1am

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Jennifer R. Strohm