Morgantown Events

Come celebrate the downtown with us! Main Street Morgantown hosts annual events and a handful of special events that change every year. Here you will find all the info on our promotional events. Be sure to check out Main Street Morgantown on Facebook to find out exact dates for these events as they're announced.

Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday
November 29th, 2014

Small Business Saturday is November 29, 2014.

Customers who make purchases totaling $25 or more in any Downtown or Historic Wharf District business will be entered into a drawing to win (1) of (3) Apple® iPads®. Registration for the drawing will be at Arts Monongahela (201 High Street, beside Huntington Bank) from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 29, 2014. Customers must bring their sales receipts to this location to be entered in the drawing. Arts Monongahela will be featuring an Artisan Village for people to enjoy while signing up for the drawing.

Free photos with Santa Claus will also occur at Arts Monongahela from 12:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Santa will give away a book to each child who visits him.

Main Street Morgantown will also be selling discount cards to Downtown businesses for $5 at Arts Monongahela from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 29, 2014. These discount cards will be good for one year. Customers who purchase MSM Discount Cards will be entered into the iPad® drawing twice.

If you have any questions please call 304-292-0168 or email barb@downtownmorgantown.com

For more information check out our Facebook page www.facebook.com/mainstreetmorgantown

MedExpress Kids Day

MedExpress Kids Day
July 18th, 2015

From 10am - 2pm kids will take over the downtown with more than 60 scheduled events. Kids of all ages will learn about safety, play games, receive free goodies from area businesses, make crafts, and play in the giant sand box. Enjoy live entertainment, trolley display and more. So kids, the only place to be on Saturday, July 18, 2015 is Downtown Morgantown for MedExpress Kids Day.


Important Information:

Information booths will be stationed at Dairy Queen (444 High Street)at Citizens Bank (265 High Street). First aid kits will also be located at the information booths.

Restrooms will be available at the Morgantown Public Safety Building (300 Spruce Street)and Morgantown Public Library (373 Spruce Street.

Chocolate Lovers' Day

Chocolate Lovers' Day
April 12th, 2014

Main Street Morgantown is hosting its 15th Annual Chocolate Lovers’ Day on April 12, 2014. Chocolate Lovers’ Day will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Downtown and Historic Wharf District of Morgantown, WV.

Chocolate Lovers’ Day is a one-day chocolate extravaganza inviting the public to indulge themselves in an array of chocolate creations. For only $5 per person (children under 5 are free), registrants may sample tasty chocolate treats at each business while accumulating points towards the grand prize drawing. This year the grand prize is 4 tickets to Hershey Park in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

On Chocolate Lovers' Day, registration will begin at 10:30 a.m. at Monongalia Arts Center (107 High St., beside Hotel Morgan), Tanner's Alley (416 High St.), Arts Monongahela (201 High St., beside Huntington Bank) and Lebanese Bistro (156 Clay St., in the Wharf District). Registration will end at 2:30pm.

With 62 businesses participating in this year’s festivities, we’ve decided to spice things up a bit. This year, each attendee will have the opportunity to be entered into the grand prize drawing up to THREE times:
1. By collecting at least 90 points across the Downtown and its Wharf District to receive one entry.
2. By visiting Mountain State Brewing Company, Lebanese Bistro AND the Visitor’s Center for an additional entry.
3. By visiting Wings Ole, Morgantown Brewing Company AND Mountain Peoples Co-Op for another entry.

While you can’t mix and match these options, they do provide several opportunities for you to get closer to the grand prize: 4 tickets to Hershey Park in Hershey, PA. To be entered into the drawing, make certain to return your hole punched brochure to either Arts Monongahela or Monongalia Arts Center no later than 3:30pm.

Want to start off your day in Downtown’s Wharf District to ensure that you collect all of the big points early? You’re in luck. Lebanese Bistro will be hosting registration for Chocolate Lovers’ Day from 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 pm on the day of the event. Our recommendation: take this opportunity to skip the lines in Downtown and get three entries toward the grand prize.

Whether you're here for the treats or the points (or both), come celebrate Downtown Morgantown with us while experiencing all that the businesses have to offer. You can’t afford to miss a store or a morsel of chocolate during this once a year opportunity!

Art is Food sponsored by Hamstead, Williams & Shook PLLC

Art is Food sponsored by Hamstead, Williams & Shook PLLC
September 26th, 2014

Sponsored by Hamstead Williams & Shook PLLC

Plan the perfect Friday night. Enjoy the “Art is Food” from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. then stroll through over forty downtown businesses and see artwork from local artists’ from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Enjoy music at numerous locations and a variety of unique dining choices. Also, don’t forget downtown Morgantown’s entertainment venues for your continued enjoyment after 9:00 p.m.

“Art is Food” is in its third year of being a part of Arts Walk, which is held every year during WVU Fall Family Weekend. We are excited to announce that year's event will be sponsored by Hamstead, Williams & Shook PLLC.

WVU Mountaineer Parents Club and Main Street Morgantown will hold “Art is Food” from 5:00 - 7:00 pm in the Morgantown Market Place located at the corner of Fayette and Spruce Streets. Food will be provided at a cost of $15 per person and will include samplings of food from downtown/Wharf District restaurants.

Arts Walk

Arts Walk
September 26th, 2014

This year's ARTS WALK, sponsored by Greater Morgantown Convention and Visitors Bureau, Main Street Morgantown, Monongalia Arts Center (MAC) and Arts Monongahela, will take place on Friday, September 26th in downtown Morgantown. Arts Mon, MAC and Appalachian Gallery are information points for the Arts Walk-- you can get the inside scoop on where the artists are and what’s happening downtown. Arts Mon is located next to Huntington Bank on the corner of High Street and Pleasant Street. Monongalia Arts Center is easy to find, on the corner of High Street and Kirk Street and Appalachian Galley in on Walnut Street across for the parking garage. Participating businesses and places with artists are marked by lit tiki torches.

Plan the perfect Friday night. From 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. you can stroll through over forty downtown businesses and see artwork from local artists. As you stroll through downtown collect four fantastic bookmarks featuring Morgantown Area Artists. These artists are culture-makers who challenge the status quo and advance our region’s Arts… plus they are your neighbors. You can find them at Arts Monongahela, MAC, the Main Street Offices and pretty much every other business downtown!

Enjoy music at numerous locations and a variety of unique dining choices.

What's New

October 20th, 2014
Morgantown Power Yoga
Ignite your Heart - A Backbending Workshop
Saturday, October 25th from 12:00 -2:00 p.m.

Join us while we flow through a sequence designed to stretch the front of your body and strengthen the back of your body. Focus your awareness on opening your heart and adding ease to your pose by igniting your core and legs, creating your fullest expression in each pose.
This workshop is open to yogis who would like to gain a deeper understanding of backbending and learn tools to safely add ease and power to their backbends. Empower your practice and dissolve the limiting belief that you are unable to open your heart to the sky.
Cost: $20 for non-members and $15 for members

Basics Flow - every Saturday from 10:00 -11:00 a.m.

Build your practice from a strong foundation. Based on the sequence used in our Power Flow classes, Basics Flow slows down the pace and focuses on alignment, breath and mindfulness. Basic Flow allows beginner students to build confidence and provides an opportunity for students who have been practicing for years to re-connect to their foundation.

www.poweryogamorgantown.com

October 17th, 2014
October 16, 2014

Cutright resigns – Ready for the next chapter

April 3, 1990 was the beginning of a 25-year Main Street Morgantown career for Terri Reed Cutright. That part of her professional career will end on December 31, 2014. Terri’s plans are to begin to fully develop her business services company, Terri Reed Cutright & Associates LLC; specializing in project management, grant development, fundraising, community and downtown revitalization, event planning and additional management and marketing services.

Cutright reflects on projects/programs she is most proud of during her tenure at MSM, “Definitely my favorite project is the recruitment of the Morgantown Farmers’ Market to the downtown and then performing and organizing the fundraising on the $803,000 permanent structure, rest rooms and culinary facility.” To see this well designed venue and the “sense of community” on a Saturday morning makes me know it was a job “well done”. I spent so much personal time and had so much passion for this project that I was quoted as saying “I am committed or should be committed.” This project also taught me numerous professional skills about fundraising, building community consensus and working efficiently with three different city managers, eleven city council members and three Main Street Morgantown Board Presidents over the 7 years it took to complete. Kathy Evans, President of the Morgantown Farmers’ Market Growers, said, “We thank Terri for taking on this project and this rough group of farmers who know very little about promoting themselves. The move to downtown was a great one and wouldn't have happened without her vision”. Other favorite projects are the completion of the High Street Streetscape where she organized and formed (4) Business Improvement Districts (BIDS), a yearly promotional calendar with (6) events that are enjoyed by the community and lastly assisting a large high density housing project on the VFW site (construction begins in 2015). “Building density in a downtown is essential for it to thrive”.

When George Papandreas, MSM Board President was asked about Cutright’s departure he said, “For anyone who has come in contact with MSM over the last 25+ years, Terri Cutright is no stranger. She has brought her contagious optimism, real-world experiences, and true professionalism to not only MSM, but to each and every board or commission she attends. Much of what MSM has become is a reflection of her spirit, dedication, energy and vitality. Although I can only imagine the void that will be left when Terri resigns, I'm sure I speak for my entire board when I wish her only the best in future endeavors, and thank her for making our entire community a better, more interesting, and more caring place to live”. He also pointed out that the Governor Earl Ray Tomblin awarded Terri the Distinguished Mountaineer Award this past June in Charleston at a Main Street West Virginia Awards Presentation.

Cutright says “This is a great year to end my Main Street Morgantown career”. A year that ends with Panera Bread anchoring the top of High Street and the Monongalia County Judicial Center on lower High Street, new exciting restaurants opening, low building vacancy, a large drug/grocery store back in the downtown (CVS), an eclectic mix of small business (yoga studio, juice bar, and boutiques), Greater Morgantown Convention and Visitor’s Bureau Downtown Visitors Center, and public and private reinvestment totaling $148,414,506.00 over her 25 years of leadership.

The last accomplishment that Cutright noted is the financial stability of Main Street Morgantown. On April 3, 1990, she arrived in the MSM office to discover only $300 in the bank and a vacant office; the furniture had been removed by the donor, as they felt the organization was “going down”. She assumed the role as interim director and told the Board if funds could not be raised she would consider her time as volunteer work for her hometown. It took 6 weeks before she was paid as an employee and today the organization operates with a $300,000 budget.

She credits her professional mentors Dan Boroff and Marca Paparrozi with her success and also counsels interns “Find professional mentors and learn from them while in their company and when you are not say, “How would Dan Boroff handle this situation?”. Cutright looks forward to her new chapter and continued success for downtown Morgantown and downtown Wharf Districts as commercial and community centers in Monongalia County.



October 16th, 2014
M.T. Pockets Theatre in Morgantown presents:
THE UNSEEN October 17, 18 at 8:00 p.m. Written by Craig White and directed by Kevin Ford, it stars Sean Bonnette, Patrick Crogan, and Josh Rocchi.

Two prisoners who are tortured by a totalitarian regime for unknown crimes discover that the arrival of an enigmatic third prisoner changes everything. They begin new relationships with each other, their captors, and themselves.

THE UNSEEN is a darkly humorous examination of faith in an uncertain world. Tickets are $10 for students, $13 for seniors, and $15 for the general public. To find out more information, make reservations, or learn about upcoming shows, visit www.mtpocketstheatre.com or call 304-284-0049.


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Step back into the colorful history of Morgantown with an Audio Walking Tour of the Historic Downtown area. Explore the distinctive, classic architectural styles, the history and individuals that built a thriving community along the banks of the Monongahela River.

The Audio Walking Tour is available at the Historic Clarion Hotel Morgan located at 127 High Street