Jefferson County is full of outdoor adventure for the adrenaline enthusiasts, but also offers a thrilling, unique experience for those interested in arts, history, and humanities. With events nearly every weekend, Jefferson County boasts entertainment for the entire family. From the Old Opera House in Charles Town to racing at Summit Point Raceway to live theater at the Contemporary American Theater Festival, no matter what your preference is, you will certainly find many activities to enjoy while in Jefferson County.
Washington Street Artists Cooperative
Mountain Heritage Arts and Crafts Festival
Arts & Humanities Alliance of Jefferson County
Craftworks at Cool Spring
Over the Mountain Studio Tour - combines history, tradition and a contemporary understanding of craftwork
Jefferson County Historic Landmarks Commission
George Tyler Moore Civil War Center
Jefferson County Museum
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park
Washington Heritage Trail
Freedom's Run - A Race for Health and Heritage through four National Parks
Harpers Ferry Half Marathon - a challenging and hilly course covering the expanse on Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and the Civil War era towns connecting them. Expansive views of the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers, a loop through Harpers Ferry National Historical Park School House Ridge South, Murphy Farm, Lower Town Harpers Ferry, John Brown’s Fort, Bolivar, Storer College,and the homes taking you back to the 1860’s . Also a 4 mile event and a kids event.
Arts and culture create jobs, attract investments, generate tax revenues and stimulate local economies through tourism and consumer purchases. Enhancing the quality of life, the arts and culture are an important complement to community development.