— The Huntington Area Convention and Visitors Bureau has partnered with Heritage Farm, the Huntington Museum of Art, Greater Huntington Park & Recreation District, Camden Park, Beech Fork Lake and other attractions to promote Funington, which offers something for kids and families to do every weekday in June and July. Find out more about Funnington at https://visithuntingtonwv.org/funington/.
— Greater Huntington Park and Recreation District Junior Naturalists Expeditions, 1-3 p.m. Mondays. Themes are subject to change. Prior arrangements are requested for large groups. For GHPRD info, contact Lauren Carte, 304-696-5954. June 10, Ritter Park: Scavenger Hunt; June 17, Harveytown Park: Owl Pellets; June 24, St. Cloud Commons: Yard Games; July 1, Altizer Park: Science Experiments; July 8, April Dawn Park (Milton, West Virginia): Camping 101; July 15, Westmoreland Park: Pine Cone Bird Feeders; July 22, Rotary Park: Disc Golf; July 29, Ritter Park: Surprise Grand Finale.
— Line dancing classes with Freda Fannin, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Monday and 1 to 3 p.m. every Thursday at Underwood Senior Center, 632 9th Ave., Huntington. Free. Call 304-529-3673.
— Free Bridge Lessons, 10 a.m.-noon starting Wednesday, June 12, for five weeks. Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church, 513 5th Ave., Huntington. Huntington Duplicate Bridge Association is offering Bridge Lessons for new and developing bridge players. Reservations are required. Contact AJ at 646-808-7404 or email@example.com.
— Kids' Days at Heritage Farm Museum and Village Wednesdays through Aug. 28. Admission price is reduced to $5 for all ages 3 and older (2 and younger are free).
— Pullman Square Summer Concert Series, 7 p.m. Thursdays through the end of August. Summer Concert Series. June 13, Kala DeHart & Rivertown; June 20, City Heat; June 27, Oakwood Road Band; July 11, Jewel City Jazz Orchestra; July 18, One Foot; July 25, Santa Cruz; Aug. 1, Carrier; Aug. 8, William Matheny and John R. Miller; Aug. 15, The Return; Aug. 22, Big Rock & the Candy Mountain Boys and Tim Lancaster; Aug. 29, Thundering Herd Pep Rally with Madness. No coolers allowed. Weather permitting.
— Buddy's Bike Night, 7-11 p.m. Thursdays through early September. Buddy's All-American Bar-B-Que blocks off both sides of the parking lot for bikers and sets up for a full band outside. Live music from 7-10. Happy Hour draft all night long. For questions and more information please call 304-522-9869. Lineup: June 13, Madhouse; June 20, Mindbender; June 27, Rivertown with Kala Dehart; July 4, City Heat; July 11, The Whipps; July 18, Bad Karma; July 25, Brock Thompson & The Wild Cards; Aug. 8, Ultra Sound; Aug. 15, Rivertown with Kala Dehart; Aug. 22, Bad Karma; Aug. 29, City Heat; Sept. 5 TBA.
— Huntington Fiction Factory, Thursdays, June 13, July 11 and Aug. 8, The Visitors Center at Heritage Station. Each month, a guest lecturer will give a short presentation on an element of writing craft, expertise, and/or business, followed by a brief Q&A and reception. This event will be free and open to the public.
— Movies on the River, Harris Riverfront Park. Friday, June 28: "Grease"; Friday, July 26: "Black Panther"; Friday, Aug. 30: "We Are Marshall." Gates open at 7:30 p.m.
— Way Back Weekends, Saturdays, April 6-Dec. 14 at Heritage Farm Museum and Village. A different theme each week. Visit https://www.heritagefarmmuseum.com.
— Saturday KidsArt, 1-3 p.m. Huntington Museum of Art. Saturday KidsArt is the place to be to enjoy adventures in creativity and self-expression. Immerse yourselves in art making with pastels, paints, papers, along with varieties of materials and processes. Kids, bring your parents and grandparents and have a great time! Free, thanks to the generous sponsorship of Cabell Huntington Hospital. There will be a different art activity each week. Younger children may attend if accompanied by a guardian. For more information, visit www.hmoa.org or call 304-529-2701.
— Festival of Saturdays: Free yoga and tai chi every Saturday through September at the Old Central City Gazebo. Bring your own mat. 9-10 a.m. tai chi and 10-11 a.m. yoga. Instructor Carolyn Davidson will lead the class and can adapt poses for all abilities. Sponsored by the Cabell County Commission. For more information, email the Old Central City Associationat firstname.lastname@example.org.
UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS
— Old Central City Days, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, June 9, Central City, Huntington.
— Art in the Park, 12-5 p.m. Sunday, June 9, Ritter Park, Huntington. Free admission. Juried exhibition of artists from West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio. Original art and prints will be available. Presented by Tri-State Arts Association.
— Family Fun Night, 5-9 p.m. Monday, June 10, Heritage Farm Museum & Village, Huntington. Sponsored by HIMG. Admission is $5/person. Experience all of your favorite things to do at the farm from our museums, to the petting zoo and wagon rides, and enjoy special programming exclusive to this night! Tickets can be purchased on site or online at https://www.ticketsource.us/heritagefarmwv/t-jmggjx. AllStar Ecology LLC will be demonstrating how bat research is done throughout our state and will be talking all about these fascinating flying mammals who call Appalachia their home. The Marshall University Physics department will be bringing an inflatable planetarium for families to view presentations about the night sky throughout the evening. We will also be having an "Afterglow" for firefly viewing/catching and stargazing after the village gets dark.
— "Mamma Mia," June 14, 15, 16 and June 21, 22, 23, Ritter Park Amphitheater. Presented by the Huntington Area Regional Theater and the Greater Huntington Park & Recreation District. Gates open at 7 p.m. for all shows. Community pre-show at 7:30 p.m.; main event at 8:30 p.m. Food and adult beverage vendors will be available. Tickets are $15 for Adults, $12 for Seniors (60+) and Children (2-12), and $10 for Groups (10+). For more information, call 304-696-5954.
— Huntington Symphony Orchestra's Picnic with the Pops featuring the lead singers from The Temptations, The Drifters and the Platters, June 15, Harrison Riverfront Park. http://huntingtonsymphony.org/
— Juneteenth Festival, Saturday, June 15, Fairfield Community, Huntington. Free food and games for families as well as entertainment, vendors and information booths.
— Jazz-MU-Tazz, June 18-22, Jomie Jazz Center at Marshall University and Pullman Square. Events on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday will be presentations focusing largely on jazz education. Concerts at Pullman Square for the Huntington Summer Music Festival will be Friday-Saturday, June 21-22. More information and a full schedule are coming. There will also be a jazz art exhibit and an instrument petting zoo. Check www.marshall.edu/music/jazz/ for more information.
— 2nd annual Rainbow Run, Herd Glow 5K, 5 p.m. June 21, Marshall University. A nighttime 5K through the campus of Marshall University. Proceeds will go toward the diversity, equality & inclusion student scholarship. Email email@example.com.
— Third annual Pride Picnic, noon-3 p.m. June 22 at the Ritter Park Picnic Shelter. Games, entertainment and a free picnic buffet while the food lasts.
— Heritage Day 2019, noon-4 p.m. June 22 at the Madie Carroll House in the historic Guyandotte neighborhood.
— June Tuesday Tour, 7 p.m. June 25, Huntington Museum of Art, 2033 McCoy Road, Huntington. Free. Featuring a performance in HMA's Grace Rardin Doherty Auditorium by the Teays Valley Strings, Inc. under the direction of Dr. Frederick Meyer.
— Coming Out Monologues, 6 p.m. June 26, Heritage Station. Panel discussion with six diverse panelists sharing their coming out stories.
— Party on the Patio: Kala DeHart and RiverTown, 7 p.m. June 28, Heritage Station.
— Picnic Hike, 10 a.m. June 29 at the Huntington Museum of Art, 2033 McCoy Road. Presented by the Greater Huntington Park & Recreation District and the Huntington Museum of Art.
— Natsu no Tsubasacon 2019, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. June 29, Ritter Park Shelter. Free. Picnic, cosplay contest, games and more.
— Huntington Pride Festival, 5-10 p.m. June 29, 900 block of 4th Ave., Huntington.
— DAWG Dazzle, June 30, Harris Riverfront Park, Huntington. $5. 93.7 the DAWG presents an evening of live music and a fireworks extravaganza at Harris Riverfront Park. Gates open at 5 p.m. with fireworks starting at 10 p.m. Free tickets available at any Tri-State McDonald's location. $5 at the gate. Visit www.937thedawg.com for more information.
— Summer Festival, July 6, Heritage Farm Museum and Village. Admission is $12 adults, $10 seniors, $8 children 3-17.
— Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson: Notorious Twins of Evil Tour, 7 p.m. July 12, Big Sandy Superstore Arena, Huntington. Tickets and VIP packages are available through Ticketmaster, the arena box office, and by phone 1-800-745-3000.
— Disney's "The Little Mermaid," July 12, 13, 14, and July 19, 20 and 21, Ritter Park Amphitheater. Presented by Huntington Area Regional Theater and the Greater Huntington Park & Recreation District. Gates open at 7 p.m. "Disney's Frozen JR" Pre-Show at 7:30 p.m. "Disney's The Little Mermaid" at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for Adults, $12 for Seniors (60+) and Children (2-12), and $10 for Groups (10+). For more information, call 304-696-5954.
— Party on the Patio, 7-11 p.m. July 19, Heritage Station. The Party on the Patio Free Summer Concert Series is a monthly event made possible by the Greater Huntington Park & Recreation District and sponsored in part by iHeart Media, the Cabell-Huntington Convention & Visitors Bureau, WesBanco, Holiday Inn, Mayo Tree Service and Coca-Cola. For more information about Party on the Patio, visit www.ghprd.org or call the Park District at 304-696-5954.
— Kids Day at the Wild Ramp, 10 a.m.-noon July 20. Join the Wild Ramp and the Huntington Museum of Art every third Saturday of the month as they host a new drop-in arts activity. Different themes and activities every month that are adaptable for all ages. Call 304-523-7267.
— West Virginia Hot Dog Festival, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. July 27, Pullman Square and 3rd Avenue, Huntington. The festival will offer hot dogs from a dozen of the top hot dog businesses in Huntington and West Virginia. The WVHDF will have a classic and custom car and truck show, kids activities, demonstrations, exhibitions, along with retail and craft shopping. Don't forget about the ever-popular WV Hot Dog Festival Wiener Dog Races! Families love the "all-breed" exhibition races, the dog costume contest, hot dog eating and root beer chugging contests, "bun fun" games, and much more! For more information and a full schedule please visit www.wvhotdogfestival.com
— Rails & Ales Craft Beer Festival, Aug. 10, Harris Riverfront Park, 200 10th St., Huntington. The annual event will feature live music, food from local restaurants, artisan vendors, and specialty craft beer from West Virginia breweries and craft breweries across the US and from around the world. The festival will be held rain or shine and there will be no refunds. All attendees must have a ticket and must be 21 years or older. Small children can attend if they are carried by their parents at all times; no strollers will be allowed. A new smartphone app will help you navigate the festival and keep track of your favorite beers. Check back before the festival for the link to download. www.railsandales.com.
— Willie Nelson and Family and Alison Krauss Together Live, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 10, Big Sandy Superstore Arena, Huntington. Tickets at the arena box office or Ticketmaster.com.
— Huntington Symphony Orchestra's Picnic with the Pops featuring Mary Wilson from The Supremes, Aug. 17, Harrison Riverfront Park. http://huntingtonsymphony.org/
— Italiano Italian Festival, Aug. 17, downtown Huntington. Celebration of Italian food, culture and heritage benefits the Facing Hunger Foodbank's backpack program, which provides take-home food for hungry students. Visit www.facinghunger.org/italiano/
— Kids Day at the Wild Ramp, 10 a.m.-noon Aug. 17. Join the Wild Ramp and the Huntington Museum of Art every third Saturday of the month as they host a new drop-in arts activity. Different themes and activities every month that are adaptable for all ages. Call 304-523-7267.
— Daryl Hall and John Oates, 7 p.m. Aug. 19, Big Sandy Superstore Arena, Huntington. Tickets, $59-$199.
— Fly In Festival, Aug. 23-24, Robert Newlon Airport, 6090 Kyle Lane, Huntington. The Fly In Festival is a bluegrass, old time, Americana, acoustic music festival. Some of the region's best bands and performers will be featured. The event offers airplane tours, sky diving exhibitions, camping, kayak tours, vendors, and food and drinks on the beautiful Ohio River just north of Huntington. There will be a limited number of full hook-up RV sites. Food and drinks will be sold by the Fly In Cafe. Call 304-733-1240 for more information.
— Marshall Football vs. VMI, Aug. 31, Joan C. Edwards Stadium, Huntington.
— Marshall Football vs. Ohio, Sept. 14, Joan C. Edwards Stadium, Huntington.
— Disturbed Evolution Tour, Sept. 27, Big Sandy Superstore Arena, Huntington. Tickets at the arena box office and Ticketmaster.com.
— Annual Greek Festival, Sept. 27-29, St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 701 11th Ave., Huntington. Three days celebrating the rich heritage and tradition of the Orthodox Christian faith and Greek culture. Featuring Greek food and pastries, live Greek band, Greek dance performances, church tours, inflatables for kids and more. Admission and parking are free. Learn more at www.stgeorgehwv.org/festival.
— Marshall Football vs. Cincinnati, Sept. 28, Joan C. Edwards Stadium, Huntington.