Harpers Ferry is a great location for attending all sorts of different annual events.  Its proximity to the major cities of Baltimore and Washington D.C. make it possible to use this as a base for venturing out to exciting festivals all throughout the area.  Perhaps of even more interest than the major events taking place in those cities are those of the unique cultural events taking place right in the heart of Harpers Ferry and all throughout the rest of West Virginia .

Information on annual West Virginia events can be obtained form the West Virginia Association of Fairs and Festivals ( http://www.wvaff.com/).  Some of their most highly recommended events include the West Virginia Sweetheart Festival in Braxton County , the Spring Mountain Festival in Grant County , and the Calhoun County Wood Festival.  Other events taking place throughout West Virginia can be explored as they are updated on the Hello West Virginia calendar at http://www.hello-wv.com/calendar.asp.

Events taking place specifically in Harpers Ferry include the Harpers Ferry Outdoor Festival ( http://www.harpersferryoutdoorfestiva... ) which features white water events among other activities, the Canoe and Kayak Fest ( http://www.rivertrail.com/EventsAndFe... ), and the Irish Festival ( http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/genInf... ).   Of course, Fourth of July is also an important holiday in this area because of the patriotic celebrations associated with the history of Harpers Ferry .