This weekend’s for you.
Friday – Sunday, June 7-9, 2019
Berkeley Springs – Girlie Capital of West Virginia
BERKELEY SPRINGS, WV —- Chocolate is the word for Friday’s Ladies Night Out launch of the popular Hey, Girlfriend! weekend in Berkeley Springs, June 7-9. From 4-7pm ticket holders, available online, can roam downtown Berkeley Springs for fun specials and enough chocolate to satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth.
No ticket is needed to admire antique cars in the downtown park, listen to live music at Black Cat or check out the gala meet-the-artist opening of the “A Pocket Full of Poises” gallery exhibit at the Ice House.
All weekend you can catch the “Dixie Swim Club” a fun play at the Ice House Sat at 7:30pm and Sun at 2pm. Saturday night is music at the Bath Brew Pub with Jenu Six.
The rest of the weekend features traditional girlfriend activities including belly dancing, spa specials, sidewalk and shop sales, art classes, artist demonstrations and abundant live music along with great lodging packages making it an irresistible come-with-your-gal-pals getaway. The list of activities below is updated whenever new events come in.
With open-daily spas and blocks of distinctive shopping, Berkeley Springs is always attractive to discerning women, both residents and visitors. “Gangs of women roaming the streets downtown is an almost every weekend sight in town,” says Laura Smith. “The hot trend of women traveling together is old news here. That’s why this year marks the 16th time that we’ve gone all out to celebrate the sisters, cousins, college roommates and carpooling moms who need time away with just the girls.”
Shopping specials and discounts can be found at several shops including a sidewalk sale on Saturday of gently used shoes and purses to benefit survivors of domestic violence.
In between all the special events are the standard attractions of this historic spa town. Girlfriends can assemble their own spa tour, sampling among 53 different body treatments ranging from European facials and hot stone massage to acupuncture and mud wraps.
Dining choices are varied and where to stay depends on how many girlfriends are in the group and whether you choose town or countryside. There are state park cabins, vacation homes with whirlpool tubs, log houses on a mountain top, in-town cottages and Victorian B & Bs with marvelous breakfasts and first-rate service.
Three attributes of Berkeley Springs make it an obvious choice as Girlie Capital of West Virginia. An ideal choice for getting away with the girls, it is affordable, less than 90 minutes from the Washington or Baltimore Beltways, and filled with folks who still know how to smile. “We may officially stage Hey, Girlfriend! weekend only once a year,” said Smith, “but the truth is that in a town where many of the businesses are owned by women and the attractions are just what women enjoy, it’s always a celebration of girlfriends.”
For more information about visiting or details on the weekend call 1-800-447-8797 or check online at www.berkeleysprings.com.
DETAILED SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
HEY, GIRLFRIEND! This weekend’s for you
JUNE 7 – FRIDAY
4-7pm-Chocolate Walk. $10. Tickets available online or Inspired Chaos or Berkeley Springs Memories.
5-7:30pm – Antique cars, street food, 50’s music Mountain State Cruisers @ Berkeley Springs State Park
6:30-10pm – BlackCat Music Open Mic
7pm – Gala opening, A Pocket Full of Posies @ Ice House
JUNE 8 – SATURDAY
9am-2pm – Sidewalk Sale @ Tari’s Cafe – gently used purses, shoes and scarves benefit Stepping Stones
to a Brighter Future supporting survivors of domestic violence
2-4:30pm – MACreate: Homemade Spa w/Cindy Murray @ Ice House. Reserve space: 304-258-2300
2pm – The Five Essential Friendship Workshop. 90 minute workshop, good friends renew, restore and revitalize the spirit @ The Morgan County Library. Call 304-258-3350 to register. Donations welcome.
3pm Hula Hoop Contest @ Jules Enchanting Gifts and Collectables. 304-258-9509
5pm Giveaway $25 gift certificate drawn from Saturday shoppers @ Berkeley Springs Memories. 304-258-2000
6pm-9pm Live Music. Perry & Sean Kemp. @ Canary Grill 304-500-0051.
7pm Live Music – With Jenu Six @ Bath Water Brew Pub 304-258-3369
7-10pm Live Music – “Fine” classic rock band on the garden patio @ The Country Inn. 304-258-1200
JUNE 9 – SUNDAY
10am-2 pm – Farmers Market in the Square
11am Meditation by Reiki Master at Sage Moon Herb and Healing Center
2pm- Designer Handbag Bingo to benefit the Morgan County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund. Also King Tutts, raffles, tip jars, door prizes. Doors open at noon. For tickets call 304-676-7021.
ALL WEEKEND LONG
- Pocket Full of Posies @ Ice House Gallery 11am-5pm
- Dixie Swim Club Play @ Ice House Gallery 7:30 Sat; 2pm Sunday
- Atasia Spa – 20% off boutique items plus June specials.
- Bath Water Brew Pub – A sweet or savory sampler plate with the option to add a flight of 4 beers. 304-258-3369
- Berkeley Springs State Park – Complimentary paraffin hand treatments & chair massages. Must have appointment. 304-258-2711
- Cacapon State Park – 25% off retail purchases at the gift shop. Entry in raffle for a massage. 304-258-1022.
- Himalayan Handcrafts – 10% off purchases. 304-258-0618
- Inspired Chaos – 20% off all clothing plus door prizes. 304-258-3692
- Jules Enchanting Gifts & Collectibles – Peruvian Jewelry Trunk Show. 25% off. 304-258-9509
- Mineral Springs Trading Company – 10% off all glassware; 20% off cocktail napkins. Every purchase entered in raffle. 304-500-2753
- Portals – 10% off jewelry & clothing. Hosting empathic medium Kimberly Horn for 20 minute readings. 304-258-5200.
- Star Theatre – Showings Fri/Sat 8pm; 7pm.