Area

GhostBusters WV Divsion

Friday

The Ghostbusters - WV Division is a group of men and women who work hard to bring smiles and help to the people of West Virginia! Through their appearances at various conventions and birthday parties, they raise funds to help charities like the American Heart Association and work year-round for their annual toy drive for the Children's Home Society of West Virginia. To date, the team has brought in over $40,000 in toys and goods for their toy drive and tens of thousands of dollars for other charities and benefits across the state. We were looking for a wonderful crew who loves to bring smiles to faces and help their fellow West Virginians. We knew who to call!

The children's center features free Children's hands-on art and craft activities from different countries, International games, and up close artist's performances.  The Festival introduces over 300 children yearly to art projects such as:

  • Guatemalan Worry Dolls & Edelweiss Hats 

  • Multi-Racial Paper Dolls & Flower Pot Rattles 

  • Rhythm Bracelets & Chinese Paper Fans

CHILDREN ARE OUR HOPE TO PEACE AND UNDERSTANDING. 

Parkersburg Arts Center

Friday & Saturday

The Parkersburg Art Center provides art shows, education, unique gifts and fun for all people of the Mid-Ohio Valley. Visit them on Friday to make a dreamcatcher and Saturday to create your very own rainmaker. 

TBD

​​Come to the City Park and take a trip around the world!

Mid-Ohio Valley

Multi-Cultural Festival

Jason Drevenak has more than 20 years experience in outdoor education and teaching primitive living skills. He believes that the practice of primitive skills fosters self-reliance, personal growth, sustainable lifestyles, and a unique sense of community as well as a deep awareness of the delicate planet we call home. His exhibits and demonstrations will be held on Saturday and Sunday June 17th & 18th. You might also like to pick up some of his wares such as various soaps, hide bags, handmade spoons and baskets. 

Demonstrations:
Friction Fire 12pm - 1pm Sat., 12:3opm - 1:30pm Sun.
Stone Tools (making an arrowhead) 2pm - 3pm Sat. and Sun. 
Rope from Plants 3:30pm - 4:30pm Sat. & Sun. 


North american bushcraft school

Saturday & Sunday


The North American Bushcraft School is a non-profit organization dedicated to passing on primitive and sustainable living skills. 

2018 Festival Activities

Professor Bubblemaker

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Professor Bubblemaker, played by John Gradwohl, Jr., brings back memories of days gone by taking audiences into his fun and educational world of soap bubbles. All of his shows are motivating, silly and above all else, FUN! He hopes that audiences will walk away not only feeling entertained, but also motivated to go out and do whatever it is that is inside of them no matter how "silly" they think it is.

Theme Night:

TBD

FRIDAY 6:00 PM TO 10:00 PM

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Friday June 16th

6:30 pm Rock and Roll Bubble Show

9:15 pm Bubbles After Dark


Saturday June 17th
11:30 am Bubble Play Yard
12:00 pm Strolling Bubbles
9:00 pm Bubbles After Dark


Sunday June 18th
12:15 pm Bubble Ballet


Come be a part of the art. There will be craft activities, movement arts, workshops, and interactive shows.


See descriptions of Arts in Motion exhibits and events below.

The children's activity center is located inside the City Park Pavilion. Children under age 6 must be accompanied by a parent.

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TBD

This is a rain or shine festival. Severe weather conditions can force  some activities inside the Pavilion. Activities that cannot be relocated may need to be cancelled. We ask for your patience and understanding should the event need to move indoors and we will share the information on the Mid-Ohio Valley Multi-Cultural Festival Facebook page

Hidden Marietta  

Friday

Hidden Marietta will be at the festival on Friday to provide activities that relate to the Adena and Hopewell cultures here in the Mid-Ohio Valley. Hidden Marietta offers walking tours in Marietta, Ohio, ghost hunts, and special events focusing on the weird, the shocking and the haunted side of history.