I am back writing this article after missing last month due to a very hectic schedule, and quite frankly, it slipped my mind. It’s been such a busy and successful summer in St. Albans, West Virginia already.
Yakfest a Huge Success
What a great weekend we had June 17-18 in St.Albans! YakFest was fantastic, and we had our largest overall crowd yet to date. The Tour De Coal was a huge success once again, with approximately 2000 kayakers paddling down the Coal River from Tornado to St. Albans. A big thank-you to both the YakFest Committee and the Coal River Group for putting together
these two events which is an economic boom for St. Albans.
Coffee & Cars, Main Street Live
On June 25th, we Coffe & Cars car show and live music on Olde Main, which was a great success. On Saturday, July 16th, there was the first open mic and live music on Olde Main at the new plaza! Many folks were in attendance, and we heard some great local talent. There will be more coming.
St. Albans Heritage Festival
Coming up on August 6th, The St. Albans Heritage Festival will be held on Olde Main, from 11am – 8pm, celebrating 150 years of history in St. Albans. A lot will be happening that day on Olde Main with vendors, a car show at the Loop from 11-3, live music, and more!
Mountaineer Main Street
On August 27th, from 4-8 on Olde Main, Classic 100. 9 will be hosting Mountaineer Main Street, a WVU Mountaineer Football Tailgate Party in preparation for WVU’s opening game the following Thursday. All Mountaineer Fans are welcome to attend.
The well-attended events keep coming from the St. Albans Parks and Recreation Department as St.Albans continues to grow to become a destination spot for many people from around the area to shop, dine and enjoy everything St. Albans offers.
Dilapidated Structures Update
The St. Albans Building & Zoning Department and other city departments have been working hard lately, tearing down eight dilapidated structures, with eight more on the list. Due to this success, we are working with a number of local and state organizations to further enhance our efforts to address the dilapidated structures and improve the appearance of our town.
St. Albans is truly West Virginia’s Best Kept Secret, but the secret is getting out!