RIPLEY 4TH OF JULY
Wednesday, June 29th 8:00pm
Gospel Harmony Boys concert at 8 p.m. on the lawn of the Jackson County Courthouse.
The Gospel Harmony Boys, popular southern gospel quartet from West Virginia, will be performing on the lawn of the Jackson County Courthouse at 8 p.m. The group traces its roots to 1952 and travels across the region spreading The Good News.
“For God So Loved” is the group’s most recent recording.
Thursday, June 30th 6:00pm
Patriots on Wheels Bicycle Parade
on North Street
It’s called the bicycle parade, but kids on bikes, trikes, wagons and strollers are likely to be seen in this event. Sponsored by Constellium Rolled Products, it begins at 6 p.m. at United Bank’s North Street location.
Later that evening, enjoy a courthouse lawn concert by the Charleston Metro Band at 8 p.m. Musical selections range from classic hits to patriotic favorites.
Charleston Metro Band
Thursday, June 30th 8:00pm
Friday, July 1st 7:00pm
The Class Act
“The Class Act” is becoming a tradition with the Fourth of July Celebration in Ripley. It serves as an all-class reunion for Ripley High graduates, spouses and friends. it all begins at 7 p.m. on the Courthouse lawn. this is an all-class reunion for Ripley High School grads and friends. A DJ plays nostalgic tunes for all to enjoy.
Saturday, July 2 4:00pm
Morgan White returns to Ripley and the Constellium Stage for a 4pm performance on Saturday, July 2nd.
Be sure to attend this show and listen to tremendously talented musician and singer.
Saturday, July 2 7:00pm
Bluegrass Gospel Night
It’s an evening designed for bluegrass fans. Three bands from across the region will have your toes tapping. The show begins at 7 p.m. from the Constellium Stage on the lawn of the Jackson County Courthouse.
Sunday, July 3rd
U-Turn is a popular event for those who enjoy contemporary Christian rock music. The evening show is on the Constellium stage at the Courthouse.
Pancake Breakfast Calvary UM Church (by donation) 7:00 a.m.
7 a.m. - A pancake breakfast with all the fixin’s is served by Calvary United Methodist Church. It is located at the corner of North & Court streets. Hours are from 7-10 a.m. Breakfast is by your donation.
The Little Patriot Hour 9:00 a.m.
9 a.m. – Kids are in the spotlight during Little Patriots Hour sponsored by the Ferrell family. Professor Bubblemaker is among the free entertainers on the courthouse lawn.
Opening Ceremonies 10:00 a.m.
10 a.m. – Opening ceremonies take place on the Constellium Stage next to the Jackson County Courthouse.
Firecracker 2-Mile Race 11:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m. – The Firecracker 2-Miler is a race through the streets of Ripley in front of the huge crowd gathering for the Grand Parade. Start and finish lines are near the Jackson County Courthouse.
Sheetz Grand Parade 12:00 pm
Noon – Covering 1.5 miles. the Sheetz Grand Parade begins near Ripley High School. The route follows South Church Street (Rt. 33) to Main Street (Rt. 21) and concludes at the intersection of West Main Street and Academy Drive. This year's parade will again be televised live by WOWK-TV 13.
Kids On First & Kurt Shultis
Monday, July 4th 2:00pm
WV’s Kids on First is going to be the first group to perform on the Constellium Stage on Monday, July 4. The group is comprised of young entertainers from communities in the Mountain State. “Where the love of performing and community service go hand in hand,” is the motto of the group. This year, the Kids on First show is “On the Radio.” Directed by Laurie Shultis, the performance is described a “a fun, upbeat, entertaining musical.”
Kurt Shultis has performed 3 times for the crowd at Ripley’s Fourth of July Celebration. The talented singer and songwriter is making his fourth appearance on the fourth in 2022. He is performing at 3 p.m. on Monday, July 4 on the Constellium Stage on the lawn of the Jackson County Courthouse. Shultis sings in a variety of genres including pop rock and country. He serves as an instructor at the Jackson County School of Music and recording studio in Ripley and recently released the 8-song album “The Great Divide.”
Monday, July 4th 4:00pm
Track 9 is making its first appearance at Ripley’s Fourth of July Celebration this year. The band is performing at 4 p.m. on Monday, July 4 on the Constellium Stage on the Jackson County Courthouse lawn.
The band is comprised of 9 musicians from the Parkersburg/Marietta area. It includes an ensemble of 6 vocalists and 3 horn players playing a high-energy, fun-filled show. Track 9 is known for its classic rock music with an occasional country tune, too.
Monday, July 4th 6:00pm
Ultra Sound features music from the 80’s with a touch of today’s hits. The high energy band, which has a strong Jackson County presence and following, is making its return to Ripley’s 4th of July Celebration. Enjoy the show at 6 p.m. on Monday, July 6 on the Constellium Stage on the lawn of the Jackson County Courthouse. Expect to hear songs made popular by such bands as Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, Guns ‘n Roses and AC/DC, among others.
Rick K and the Allnighters
Monday, July 4th 8:00pm
Known as “America’s Most Exciting Show Band,” Rick K. & The Allnighters are returning to the Constellium Performance Stage at Ripley’s Fourth of July Celebration. The 7-member band is performing at 8 p.m. on Monday, July 4. The band will take you on a high-speed, cross-country tour of rock’s greatest hits through the fabulous 50’s, the groovy 60’s explosion and the disco nights of the 70’s.With a “Vegas Flash” of class and professionalism, take “a rock n’ roll road trip” along the lawn of the Jackson County Courthouse.
Myers Amusements will be providing Carnival rides and attractions on the Ripley Municipal Parking Lot from Thursday, June 30 through Sunday, July 3. Hours are from 6-10 p.m. on those days. On July 4th the carnival hours will be 2pm to 6pm and 6pm to 10pm. Hand stamps are $25. The carnival is a fundraiser of the Ripley Volunteer Fire Department.
Monday, July 4th 10:00pm
Fireworks are the classic conclusion to “America’s Largest Small-Town Independence Celebration.”
Sponsored by Dutch Miller of Ripley, the dazzling display will light up the sky at 10 p.m. on Monday, July 4th.