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 Triple S. Harley-Davidson’s Memorial Day Cookout on Monday, May 31, from 12:00pm – 2:00pm. The cost is a $5 donation, with proceeds benefiting Operation Welcome Home. Military (active/reserve/veteran) eat for free and live music will be played.

Join High Ground Brewing, a veteran-owned business in Terra Alta, WV, for their two-day Memorial Day Weekend event, taking place May 29-30. Enjoy a live performances by Nae Paugh and The Five & Dime on Saturday, May 29 from 6-9, and fill up on great food from It’s A Wrap—a new member of the food truck scene in Terra Alta, WV, serving both Saturday and Sunday!

Carry on tradition with the 154th Annual Memorial Day Parade in Grafton, WV, taking place at 10:00am on Monday, May 31.  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.

Stick around for fireworks, kicking off in Grafton on May 29 at 9:30pm. Sponsored by Bartlett Funeral Home and the City of Grafton.

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 surround 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.

Veterans can enjoy free admission to Pricketts Fort State Park in Marion County on Memorial Day, starting at 10:00am.

The Morgantown Farmer’s Market is in full swing this summer, in-person and with online pre-order and car side pick-up available every Saturday morning (from 8:30am-12:00pm) 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!

Grab your sketchpad! Learn to draw near and far with Kellie Cole, architect and field educator, at the WV Botanic Garden. Reserve your space today for the Botanic Garden Observations: Field Journaling class, taking place May 24 at 6:30pm. This kid-friendly event helps nature-enthusiasts of all ages unearth their own creativity by trying something new within the blooming setting of the Botanic Garden this summer.

Spend Memorial day exploring Taylor County during the History Photo Challenge event on May 31. Visit the International Mother’s Day Shrine in Grafton, or snap a picture at the historic B&O Train Depot. Share all of your photos with the WVU Taylor County Extension Facebook page for a chance to win prizes! Visit online today to register.


Head to Palatine Park for the West Virginia Three Rivers Festival, taking place May 27-May 29, 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.

Attend the 2021 Mountian Music Concert Series: 18 Strings, happening May 29, 2021, at 6:30pm at Chestnut Ridge Park in Bruceton Mills, WV. Admission is $5 for attendees seven years old or older. Bring a blanket or camp chairs, let the kids run up and down the hill, and enjoy the music!  Food trucks will be available on site; however, coolers are welcome.


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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.

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