Other Events

Stormwater Art: Interactive Exhibits

WVDEP’s Nonpoint Source Program and the City of Charleston’s Stormwater Department are partnering to provide two interactive exhibits for the public:  (1) The Incredible Journey is an interactive game where children turn into a water molecule and work their way through the water cycle.  (2) River Path is an interactive public art exhibit of poetry “written” by the public who will be asked to reflect on the condition and pathways of their watershed.
Sponsors:  WV-DEP Nonprofit Source Program, City of Charleston Stormwater Department

WVIFF Screening of the 2015 Oscar Nominated Shorts – Animated


Here’s your ticket to a satisfying banquet of this year’s Oscar® nominated animated shorts appropriate for ages 10 and up. See also Tuesday, June 23, 6pm.


Location: Taylor Books, 226 Capitol Street


Cashore, Magnuson, Sale and Hodgman - The Spice of FestivALL

FestivALL always has plenty of great music and family fun events. Set the set the schedule filter on those catagories and take your pick. But there are also events that you may overlook if you're not careful. They won't be the largest events, but they will be unique and often very special experiences that you'll be telling your friends about for a long time. They truly help put the spice in FestivALL.

Here are four of them this year:

Win a Package to FestivALL


10 fun-filled days of 130 events and 360 musical, visual and performing arts performances all in the heart of Charleston. You and three of your closest family members or friends can be part of the festivities courtesy of the Charleston CVB.

Left of the Dial: A Conversation about Building West Virginia's Music Scene

Join Moderator Dave Mistich (West Virginia Public Broadcasting and Charleston Daily Mail columnist with musician/producer Bud Carroll, musician Todd Burge, producer Eddie Ashworth, and radio host Joni Deutsch for "Left of the Dail: A Conversation about Building West Virginia's Music Scene". 

Location TBA

Moderator & Artist Bios:

Street Performers and Artists

FestivALL Princess Jude Binder and her Birds (Crystal Yoak & Rachel Perry), Stilt Walkers Chally Erb and Elizabeth White, Mutts Gone Nuts, Jonathon Burns, Magician Dewayne Hill, Visual Artist Ian Bode

Yoga in the Park

Join Traci Levine, The Folded Leaf massage therapist and yoga instructor for 60 minutes of basic yoga flow at Haddad Park (June 21 at 2:45pm and June 27 & 28 at 9:30am).  Mats and props will be provided if you do not have your own.  No experience necessary.  Come and get your stretch on before the UCC drum circle or the artist's street fair.  Questions?  Call or text Traci at  304-344-9642.

Opening Ceremony

 5:30pm – 6:00pm Opening Ceremony

Kickoff FestivALL 2015 as the festivities begin with officials and performers.

Location: Haddad Riverfront Park (See www.festivallcharleston.com

Montessori Glass Classroom: A New Vision for Education

What do the founders of Google, Wikipedia and Amazon have in common? All attended Montessori schools—distinctive learning environments that foster academic excellence, innovation and a lifetime love of learning. The Wall Street Journal describes the approach as the “Montessori mystique,” while the Harvard Business Review calls the CEOs who run America’s top companies the “Montessori mafia.” 

The FestivALL Oral History Project

The FestivALL Oral History Project seeks to collect oral histories from everyday Charleston residents and those who live in the surrounding area. Where appropriate, this project will direct oral history interviews with questions relating to life in the Charleston area, (earliest memory, connections to the river, etc.) but will leave the oral history up to the participants. They will let you tell your own story as you see fit.