August 4-7 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, Wednesday-Sunday 12-5 p.m. through 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
  • The River 2022: Flowing Again Exhibition Tue.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. until Sept. 17.

Thursday August 4

  • Artsbridge Summer Music Series, Celebrating 20 Years: “Michael Tobar Jazz Quartet” at Parkersburg City Park on Thursday. 7 p.m.
  • Valley Echoes at Muskingum Park, Thursday. 7 p.m.

friday august 5

  • Weekend Master Class with Charleston Ballet at Schrader Youth Ballet (Classes for 8-year-olds at the professional level), Fri.-Sat. Call for schedules
  • Brown Baggin’ Thru History at Campus Martius, Fri. 12 p.m.
  • Abby Farnsworth Book Signing at J&M Bookstore, Fri. 5-7pm
  • First Friday at Marietta Events:
    • Artsbridge Free Art Project: Create a Collage on the Armory Lawn, 5-9 p.m.
    • Butler Street Art Walk, 5-9 p.m.
    • Open Mic at Jeremiah’s Coffee House, 9 p.m.
    • Sour Mash String Band at Peoples Bank Theatre, 6 p.m.
  • Concert and dinner series: “Bopfusion Jazz Trio” at the Blennerhassett Hotel, Fri. 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
  • Dr. Evil & The Basket of Kittens at Mid-Ohio Valley Players, Fri. -Seated. 7 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m.
  • Point Park Free Concert: REO Survivor, Tribute to REO Speedwagon, Fri. 8-10 p.m.
  • Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella at the Actors Guild, Fri.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 2:30 p.m.
  • Confederate Railroad at the Adelphia, Fri. 9 p.m.

Saturday August 6

  • Riverboat Days: American Queen at the Ohio River Levee, Sat. 8 a.m.
  • Belpre Homecoming Parade on Washington Blvd. Sat. 10am
  • Free Family Screening of Sing 2 at Marietta Odyssey 7 Theater, Sat. 10:30 a.m.
  • Ink Spots Writers Showcase at Emerson Ave. Library, Sat. 11am-3pm
  • Walshapalooza at Over the Moon Pub & Pizza, Sat. 11am
  • Abby Farnsworth Book Signing & Paint Party at Watering Can Studio, Sat 1pm-3pm
  • Artsbridge Paint For Class: Creating a Daisy, Sat. 1-3pm
  • Levee Music: Kreamy Kreations Band at Marietta Levee, Sat. 6-8pm
  • Concert and Dinner Series: “Parkersburg High School Jazz Combo” at the Blennerhassett Hotel, Sat. 6:30-9:30 p.m.
  • Four on the floor at American Legion Post 15, Sat 8-12am

Sunday August 7

  • Open Mic Sundays at Jeremiah’s Coffee House, Sun 2-4pm

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Jennifer R. Strohm