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 27, 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 18th-century life inside the fort.Picture

Carry on tradition with the 157th Annual Memorial Day Parade in Grafton, WV, taking place at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 27. 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.

Learn more Memorial Day through speakers and musicians at the Grafton National Cemetery Program on May 26 and 27.


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!


Cool off in the pool at Camp Muffly Park– opening day is May 25!

Explore the 25 inflatables and sandy beach area with lounge chairs at Tygart Adventure Lake (ACE) all weekend long.

At The Aquatic Center at Mylan Park, heroes swim for free on Memorial Day. All first responders and active/retired veterans and family members swim for free with a valid ID or service credentials.


Visit the 15th River City Festival of the Arts in Rowlesburg for live music, dancing poetry and more! Tickets for paid performances, dances and dinners can be bought at the door. Other events are free or by donation!

Enjoy Queen City Funk & Soul for free at the Clarksburg Ampitheater on May 26 at 7 p.m.

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!

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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.