Meals vans, out of doors eating and leisure occasions in Downtown Charleston

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CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — Charleston residents and visitors will again be able to enjoy al fresco dining, food trucks and outdoor recreation on Kanawha Boulevard from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

To keep pedestrians safe, the activity requires temporary closures on Kanawha Boulevard and other streets in downtown Charleston. See below for more information.

Alfresco dining

Portions of Capitol and Hale streets will be closed to al fresco dining from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Virginia and Quarrier streets are open. Emergency responders continue to have access to closed roads.

Alfresco Dining – Memorial Day Weekend (Friday, May 27th – Monday, May 30th)

Capitol Street, from Kanawha Boulevard to Lee Street, closes at 3:00 p.m. Friday through 10:00 p.m. Monday. Hale Street, from Quarrier Street to Lee Street, closes at 3pm Friday to 11pm Saturday

Alfresco Dining – Regular Schedule (Memorial Day through Labor Day)

Capitol Street, from Kanawha Boulevard to Lee Street, closes at 3:00 p.m. Friday through 10:00 p.m. Sunday. Hale Street, from Quarrier Street to Lee Street, closes at 3pm Friday through 11pm Saturday

Note: Capitol Street is closed during the Charleston Sternwheel Regatta and Labor Day weekend
is modified.

Food Truck Wednesday (Wednesday 1st June to Wednesday 31st August)

Every Wednesday from June 1st to August 31st there will be music, food and activities at City Center at Slack Plaza. This happens on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. DJ EJ will open the summer series and participating food trucks will include MR Poppins, The Shape Shop, Dem 2 Brothers, Buster’s Blazin’ Grill, Mr. Choo Choo, Just Drinks and more.

Sunday Kanawha Boulevard Closure for Outdoor Recreation (Memorial Day through Labor Day)

Kanawha Boulevard between Court Street and Greenbrier Street is closed to vehicles every Sunday
Labor Day Memorial Day. This frees up space for outdoor recreation like biking, hiking, and running. The westbound lane of Kanawha Boulevard between Morris and Hale streets will open to local vehicular traffic.

Charleston Mayor Amy Shuler Goodwin said the capital looks forward to bringing back summer activities alongside Live on the Levee and more events.

“It will be an exciting summer in our capital with family and friends!”

Mayor Amy Shuler Goodwin