This post has been sponsored by Social Influencer Media and Visit Parkersburg. All opinions are my own.
Remember my recent trip to Parkersburg, West Virginia for The Taste of Parkersburg event? Well, good news for you, they’re at it again! This September, Parkersburg will again be bringing in the crowds for two epic events (all at the same time): Downtown Throwdown and Paddlefest. So if you’re looking for something to fill weekend plans and finish out the summer in style, check this out.
Get Packing to Parkersburg | I Did and Loved It!
When considering places to travel, Parkersburg in West Virginia is one of those hidden gems. It’s a city built on a historic river, with interesting places to visit, and has a community soul that isn’t easily forgotten. I still look back with fondness on my recent trip when I visited Blennerhassett Island, scaled Fort Boreman, and experienced history firsthand at Smoot Theatre and Henderson Hall.
Overall, Parkersburg is a destination that I’m happy to have added to my list. It’s one that I won’t soon forget. And now an opportunity to pair this destination with two of their well-planned community events? It’s a match made in travel heaven and we’ve got the details to get you packing.
Outdoor Enthusiast Can Discover Parkersburg in a Unique Way During Paddlefest
Starting Friday night, September 14th, Paddlefest kicks off its three-day event with a lighted paddle up the Little Kanawha River from Point Park. This illuminated event is only the beginning. What follows is a unique opportunity to paddle the Ohio River to Blennerhassett Island and a paddling excursion on North Bend State Park Lake – where lots of standing trees in the water create a serene escape from the city.
Be sure to visit the Paddlefest event page to find specific dates and times; as well as other helpful information.
Best Way to Experience Local BBQ and Craft Beers: Attend Downtown Throwdown
After all of the hands-on activities that Paddlefest brings to Parkersburg, Downtown Throwdown is the PERFECT event to pair. This event brings together a feast of tasty BBQ and cool Brews from top local restaurants. Event goers can experience these flavors while listening to live music; all within the historic downtown streets of Parkersburg!
What else is fun? Attendees can help vote one of their favorite restaurants into top honors. There’s a trophy and everything!
Get all of the details about attending Parkersburg’s Downtown Throwdown.
Don’t Miss These Things You Need to Know Before You Go
If you’re ready to pack your bags and head to Parkersburg to experience these two high-sounding events, there are a few details you’ll need to know about.
- Paddlefest runs September 14, 2018 – September 16, 2018
- Downtown Throwdown takes place September 15th from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
- Travel Deals: Use this coupon code and save $5 off each Paddlefest ticket: PKBpaddlefest5. This also offers a FREE ticket to Downtown Throwdown BBQ and Brewfest (20 value- tickets will be on sale in August). There are a limited number of tickets so this offer is a first come, first serve basis.
- Tickets to Paddlefest can be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/5th-annual-parkersburg-paddlefest-tickets-44333477625?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
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