Italian Heritage Festival (July)
Enjoy the mixture of culture at the Italian Heritage Festival only two blocks away from the McLure Hotel. The 31st Annual Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival will be held on the last weekend in the month of July. Please mark the date and attend the second largest Italian Festival in the United States!
Heritage Music Bluesfest (August)
The Heritage Music Blues Festival began in 2001 when Bruce Wheeler envisioned a Blues music festival in a newly constructed water front park on the bank of the Ohio River in downtown Wheeling. The fact that Wheeling had no blues scene, blues club, band or solo artist did not deter Wheeler from developing a festival. Promoted as a weekend of Award-Winning Blues, the Festival today gets raves from coast to coast. Wheeler's festival features two stages, a Main Stage with Blues Music Award Winners and up and coming IBC solo, duo and band winning acts. The second stage is dedicated to local and regional artists, from WV, OH, PA, and MD
Wheeling Vintage Boatrace Regatta (August - September)
Come to the Regatta and see the beautiful wooden hydroplanes and raceboats up close. Watch them run on the Ohio River at speeds between 60 and 140 mph! Learn about how these boats were built in their "glory days" from the 1920's to the mid 1980's. Find out who the famous boat builders were and the differences among them. Learn about the aerodynamics, engineering and physics of boat racing. Transport yourself back to the 1960's and 1970's, when one of the most famous sites in power boat racing.
Sternwheel Festival (September)
Come stay at the McLure Hotel and enjoy many food and craft vendors, and most importantly the Sternwheel Boats themselves. Make this early fall event a truly unique Wheeling, West Virginia experience.
Festival of Lights (November - January)
Ho! Ho! Ho! Every year around Christmas time we have the annual Festival of Lights. This enchanting light show is considered one of the best in the United States and rightfully one of the largest. This year come to the McLure Hotel for a comfortable stay with the family and experience the Festival of Lights.