This weekend’s for you.
Friday – Sunday, June 1-3, 2018
Berkeley Springs – Girlie Capital of West Virginia
BERKELEY SPRINGS, WV —- Pink balloons mark the sweet spots on Friday’s Ladies Night Out launch of the popular Hey, Girlfriend! weekend in Berkeley Springs, June 1-3. These are the shops and places staying open late and offering an array of free samples and special deals.
Friday night fun starts at Tari’s Café at 3pm with a special girlie drink menu. Later girls can admire antique cars in the downtown park, listen to live music at Black Cat and The Country Inn plus enjoy karaoke at The Troubadour Lounge. The main event is the gala meet-the-artist opening of the ArtVoiceWV gallery exhibit at the Ice House curating Appalachia Artfully.
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.
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.”
Saturday night includes live music at The Country Inn. All weekend, the Star Theatre is showing The Blockers, with $1 off unbuttered popcorn.
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 and an all weekendlong Peruvian jewelry trunk sale at Jules.
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 1 – FRIDAY
3-9pm-Happy Hour with a special girlie drink menu and complimentary chips/Wild Woman Salsa w/drink purchase. @ Tari’s Cafe.
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, ArtVoiceWV-Curating Appalachia Artfully @ Ice House
7-10pm – Live music in the Garden by “Roebuck” plus frozen drink specials @ The Country Inn
9pm – Karaoke with Ladies only Drink Specials @ The Troubadour.
JUNE 2 – 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
10-11am -“Pinterest on the Porch” @ Inspired Chaos. $20 per person for supplies.
10am-5pm – $50 giveaway @ Berkeley Springs Memories
Noon-5pm -Demonstrations by ArtVoiceWV artists @ The Ice House
2-4:30pm -MACreate: Pandas and Penguins sumi-e watercolcor w/Richard Kauffman @ Ice House. Reserve space: 304-258-2300
7-10pm – Roebuck live music in the Garden @ The Country Inn
JUNE 4 – SUNDAY
10am-2 pm – Farmers Market in the Square
11am Meditation by Reiki Master at Sage Moon Herb and Healing Center
ALL WEEKEND LONG
- Facials 2/$100, Pedis 2/$70 Rita Renee Spa
- 20% off all boutique items @ Atasia Spa plus their June specials
- Peruvian Jewelry Trunk Show-20% off @ Jules Enchanting Gifts and Collectibles
- Fri, Sat, Sun 8pm – The Blockers @ Star Theatre $1 unbuttered popcorn
- ArtVoiceWV-Curating Appalachia Artfully @ Ice House Gallery
- Ladies get $2 off admiision @ Crunch Time Escape Room–Reservations required 304-258-3692
- 10% off cheese purchase @ Fleur de Lis Cheese Shop
- 10% off purchases @ Himalayan Handcrafts
- 10% off gift shop purchases when you ask for your girlfriend discount @ Berkeley Springs and Cacapon State Park
- Samples and pairings. Pop a balloon for a purchase discount up to 100% @ Inspired Chaos
- 10% off Soiled Dove and Rouge & Rye scents @ Mineral Springs Trading Company
- 10% off jewelry and clothes @ Portals
- 2-4pm 20% off Tarot Readings & Quantum Analysis @ Sage Moon Herb Shop and Healing Center
- 5 free honey straws with puchase of 1 pound of honey @ Sleepy Creek Honey Farm. Open Friday and Sunday.