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Signature Events

This is the place where we come together to make our downtown a place for everyone to enjoy.

Signature events

This is the place for the events you love every year.

Taste of Parkersburg

Taste of Parkersburg

Now in its 13th year, Downtown PKB's annual Taste of Parkersburg event has offered an exciting mix of food, wine and music to patrons of this unique and spirited festival. Growing in popularity with each year, our event inspires food, wine and beer lovers throughout the region.

Purchase your tickets today! >>>

Tickets can also be purchased at the following locations:
The Blennerhassett Hotel
Wesbanco - Market St.,Vienna, Gihon, Mineral Wells...
Huntington Bank - Market St.
Community Bank - Juliana St. & Vienna
People's Bank - Emerson Ave., Vienna & Pettyville
United Bank - Market St.
Williamstown Bank - Seventh St.
First Neighborhood Bank - Emerson Ave. 

Tickets: $20 at the door, Prices include complimentary wine glass or beer pilsner.
Kids 13 and older gets a glass - $20
Children 12 and under – FREE but no glass

A big thank you to our 2018 Taste of Parkersburg Title Sponsor, Raber Attorney at Law.

Thank you to our 2018 Taste of Parkersburg sponsors:
United Bank
Peoples Bank
Camden Clark Medical Center

We are excited to announce that this year's entertainment will be provided by Dennis McClung Blues Band & Anthony Mossburg!

Beverage Vendors:
Big Timber
Cambria & Freemark Abbey
Chestnut Ridge
Copper Cane
County Boy
Country Vintner
Devil's Backbone
Espirt du Vin
Hawk Knob Cider
Merry Family Winery
Mountain State Beverage
Stone Road Vineyard
The Sweeter Side of the Feud
Toscano in Appalachia
Wine Group
Winetree Vineyards
WV Fruit and Berry

Food Vendors:
Belair's Bistro & Catering
Bohio Mexican Grill
Camden Clark Medical Center's Café
Chams Lebanese Restaurant
Da Vinci's
El Mariachi
Holl's Chocolates Inc.
Hot Dog Willy's
Maka Mia Pizza
Mango Latin Bistro
Phillipines Best
Shorty's Pizzeria
Spat's at The Blennerhassett
Tampico Mexican Restaurant
The Changed Plate
The Coffee Bar
The Par on Emerson


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Point park concert series on the river


Spend the first Fridays of June, July, August and September on the riverfront enjoying tribute bands that will be music to your ears! Watch from reserved seating (on sale in early April) or from the river on your boat. Admission is always free! Thank you to our 2018 Point Park Concerts on the River Title Sponsor, McClinton Mitsubishi. Thank you to our 2018 sponsors: WesBanco, Exit Riverbend Realty, Memorial Health System,  United Bank.

2018 concert lineup:

June - Sounds of Summer, Beach Boys Tribute

July - Vegas McGraw, Tim McGraw Tribute

August - absolute queen, queen tribute experience

September - wanted, the bon jovi tribute


Downtown throwdown


The area's favorite beer & barbecue event continues to grow every year with over 1,100 attending in 2017. Come hang out with friends, enjoy a cold brew, and taste incredible food from local restaurants. Vote for your favorite and help a local business take home the grand prize trophy. Tickets are typically on sale in August each year.
Thank you to our 2018 sponsors: WesBanco and Hungton Bank.