What’s New in Berkeley Springs August 14-20, 2017

You know summer is coming to a close when we announce the final concert of the summer series in the park.  And it’s a stunning concert you won’t want to miss.  Saturday, 5:30pm in Berkeley Springs State Park with the Ice House as a rain location.  Kelly Bell is a seven member group from Baltimore that has been voted Best Blues Band in the Mid Atlantic 12 years in a row.  Their genre-expanding sound which they call Phat Blues makes you think of every great blues band and performer you know — and then they take it one step further. The music  combines elements of hip-hop, funk, and electrified blues. Formed as a backup band for Bo Diddley, the Kelly Bell Band has been playing and recording for 20 years.

After the concert in the park you can wander over to the Country Inn outdoor garden for more music. The Blackthorn Trio plays from 7:30 to 10:30. You can enjoy dinner and drinks in the garden while you listen.

There is another impressive art experience on Saturday at the Ice House from 2-4:30pm when Sala Chapman teaches Medieval Illumination as part of MACreate.  You’ll learn the techniques and go home with a greeting card sized illuminated initial.

It’s high action at the Star Theatre on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 8pm with Spiderman: Homecoming on the big screen.

In other activities, Sage Moon Healing Center has a meditation led by Pam Sanders on Sunday at 11am.   Also on Sunday is the weekly Farmers Market in the square from 10am-2pm overflowing with the bounty of summer.

Indoor activity is also exciting in Berkeley Springs with great dining places, a spa community that offers more than 55 different treatments including  Roman Baths in the historic 1815 bathhouse, and an impressive Museum of the Berkeley Springs on the second floor of the same bathhouse.  There is also abundant shopping with shops open on Sundays and showcasing everything from gourmet foods and oils to antiques, art and distinctive gifts. Berkeley Springs Memories has been unloading boxes of new products all week so stop by and see what they have.

There are also outdoor wonders in Berkeley Springs and the surrounding wilderness.  Cacapon State Park is an outdoor paradise with activities ranging from an 18-hole golf course to miles of mountain hiking trails to a sand beach for swimming.  additional hiking opportunities can be found on the C&O Canal towpath or the Tuscarora Trail on Sleepy Creek Mountain.  Bring your own boat, kayak or tube and put in to either the Potomac or Cacapon rivers at public access points.

Explore our many lodging properties and pick the one that suits you best — in the woods, along a river, in town, historic inn or B&B, cabin or vacation home.  Many are pet friendly and many also have indoor whirlpools or outdoor hot tubs.

Make your nearby end of summer visit to Berkeley Springshealthiest, tastiest and happiest place around.

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