Memorial Day Weekend Activities

Things to do for Memorial Day Weekend in Mountaineer Country

Mountaineer Country proudly salutes those who fight for our freedom. We remember and honor the brave men and women who sacrifice to protect America.


You can celebrate these heroes at Prickett’s Fort on Monday, May 30, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission for military veterans is free and the cost ranges between $4-8 for all other attendees. Family, friendly, live, dramatic tours will be available to help visitors understand the essence of the 18th-century life inside of the fort.

Join High Ground Brewing, a veteran-owned business in Terra Alta, WV, for their two-day Memorial Day Weekend event, taking place May 28 to 29. Enjoy a live performance from Mark Palmer on Saturday, May 28 from 5 to 8 p.m. and come back on Sunday to see Nae Paugh perform from 3 to 6 p.m. Jam out while you fill up on great food from It’s A Wrap—a member of the food truck scene in Terra Alta, WV and Mister Crabs Boil Truck—a food truck offering a unique coastal experience that you cannot get anywhere else.

Carry on tradition with the 155th Annual Memorial Day Parade in Grafton, WV, taking place at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 30. The parade will start at the intersection of Main and Bridge Street, making its way through downtown and up Walnut Street before concluding at the Grafton National Cemetery.

Spend Memorial Day exploring Tygart Lake during the Tygart Lake Open Historic Cruise on May 30. Enjoy a leisurely historic tour of Tygart Lake in Grafton, WV aboard the “Princess” cruise boat. Listen to stories about Indians who once inhabited the area, the civil war, and various interesting stories. Tickets for the cruise are $20 per person and individuals are encouraged to secure tickets in advance on their website.

Head to Palatine Park for the West Virginia Three Rivers Festival, taking place May 27-May 28, in Fairmont, WV. This three-day festival event celebrates the area’s history with live music and entertainment, carnival rides, and the West Virginia staple — pepperoni rolls.

Kick-off your Memorial Day weekend at WV’s Summer Kickoff Party presented by Dockside and Metro Band, happening May 28, from 7:30-10:30 p.m. at The Dockside Grille in Morgantown, WV. Get ready to enjoy some high-energy dance music as you kick off the weekend with the best songs from the 70s, 80s, 90s, and today’s hits. Don’t miss the crazy good time with food, drinks, live music, and friends.

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Get outdoors and check out events that will be going on during Memorial Day Weekend around Mountaineer Country!

Wanting to catch a breath of fresh air during the weekend? Head to the Coopers Rock Overlook for a beautiful sunset view of Coopers Rock State Forest. Take in the fresh greenery and hear the sounds of nature surrounding you while enjoying some of the most breathtaking sights. The overlook is open to the public from dawn until dusk.

Head to Taylor County and take on the hiking and biking trails around Tygart Lake State Park! Pack a lunch and stop at one of their many outdoor picnic areas for a fun day in the sun.

Stay outside and take in nature’s beauty at West Virginia Botanic Garden. You can walk an easy path through the forest or relax in a hammock! The garden is open to the public from dawn to dusk.

The Morgantown Farmer’s Market is in full swing this summer available every Saturday morning (from 8:30 a.m. to noon) on Spruce Street in downtown Morgantown. Go online to find a variety of food and art. Pick up cookies, jams, cheese, meats, veggies, and more. You won’t be disappointed!


The arts are alive and well here in Mountaineer Country! Have a fun day with take-home art projects from The WOW! Factory! They’ll have fun unleashing their creative side and will have something to remember good times! Or, enjoy walking around Morgantown and taking in all the sights with our Public Art Guide.

Family Craft Fun! Start with storytime then enjoy an active walk, game, or activity, and end with a craft, at the WV Botanic Garden. Reserve your space today for the Sunday Family Fun Day, taking place May 29 at 2 p.m. This kid-friendly event is hosted by the Cheat Area Public Library staff and WVBG educators and helps nature-enthusiasts of all ages unearth their own creativity by trying something new within the blooming setting of the Botanic Garden this summer.

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Interested in attending more than one event this weekend? Stay overnight at one of the many hotels and lodgings in Morgantown. Click to reserve your stay.