DAVIS, W. Va., May 9, 2018 – The July 4 holiday is falling on a Wednesday this year, making it difficult for families to etch out a three- or four-day weekend.  Canaan Valley Resort in West Virginia’s Potomac Highlands is starting the celebration early so guests won’t have to take that extra vacation day or miss out on the holiday festivities.

The resort’s annual Windfest is scheduled to kick off on Friday, June 29 and will conclude on Monday, July 2 with free admission to a performance by the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra. 

Families seeking a fun-filled, pre-holiday getaway can book rooms now and download the event brochure for a complete schedule.

Festival Lineup

·        Friday, June 29 - Activities get underway at 9 a.m. with a Bald Knob Hike featuring spectacular valley views followed by afternoon arts and crafts, wagon rides/marshmallow roast and a star-gazing party. 

·        Saturday, June 30 – Activities this day include an easy group hike at 9 a.m. along the Blackwater River Trail, kite-building workshop, jumbo and stunt kite demonstrations, wagon ride/marshmallow roast and a fireworks display in the nearby town of Thomas.

·        Sunday, July 1 – Highlights of Sunday activities include a morning stream search with experts from the Nature Center, kite-building workshops and jumbo and stunt kite demonstrations. 

·        Monday, July 2 – The Wheeling Symphony Orchestra will begin at 5 p.m. at the amphitheater located by the Tube Park area. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own blankets and chairs. 

More about Canaan Valley Resort

Canaan Valley Resort is a four seasons destination with a wide array of adventures and a variety of guest rooms and cabins. On-site activities include an 18-hole championship golf course, scenic chairlift rides, sporting clay shooting range, hiking and biking trails, bike rentals, resort boards, miniature golf, Euro-bungy/climbing wall, Turtle slide, and indoor and outdoor pools. 

Canaan Valley Resort is in northeast West Virginia approximately 2½ hours from Washington, D.C., three hours from Pittsburgh and 2¾ hours from Charleston, W.Va. 

Guest room reservations can be made online or by calling 1-800-622-4121.