Founder's Week 2022

Balloon Glow

June 18-June 25, 2022

Calendar of Events

Saturday, June 18

8:30 a.m. - 5K Pirate Dash at Charlestown State Park, hosted by the Charlestown High School Cross Country Team

2 PM - Little Prince and Princess Pageant at the Arts & Enrichment Center. Contestants must be aged 5 to 7 years old. The entry fee is $20. Applications can be picked up at City Hall or filled out online.

Sunday, June 19

5 PM - Take a Walk Through History - Celebrate Charlestown's history in the African-American community on the Juneteenth Holiday, led by historian Ann Martin. Attendees will meet at the Doug Coyne Pavilion in Greenway Park.

Monday, June 20

Noon-4 PM - American Red Cross Blood Drive held at the Arts & Enrichment Center. Make your appointment to donate in advance!

Tuesday, June 21

6 PM - Trivia Night - A Pop Culture Themed Trivia Night takes place at the Arts & Enrichment Center. Prizes for the free event go to the top teams. No registration required.

Wednesday, June 22

6-10 PM - Moore Family Ice Cream Social and Gospel Singing - Enjoy ice cream sundaes and a variety of local musicians at the Family Activities Park. The entire park will be open to the public for free.

Thursday, June 23

6-10 PM - Teen Night & E-Sports Tournament - A DJ will be spinning tunes while the Family Activities Park opens for roller skating, corn hole, mini-golf, inflatable water slide, and more. Are you a gamer? Enter an E-sports Tournament, registration the day of, to win prizes.

Friday, June 24

6-9 PM - Family Fun Night - Enjoy a free hot dog and a scoop of Blue Bell Ice Cream on us! The Family Activities Park will be open for free for families to enjoy a night out. Plus, there will be a water slide, a bounce house, a scavenger hunt, and mini golf contests!

Saturday, June 25

10 AM - Founders Week Parade - The parade route begins at Charlestown High School and heads down Market Street to the City Square before returning the the high school. Enter the parade or join us along the route! Parade Rules & Parade Entry Form.

9AM-3PM - Backyard Classics Car Club 24th Annual Car Show on the Charlestown City Square. Cars will line Main, Main Cross, and Short Street. Music, food, fun, and games. Car registration forms can be picked up at City Hall.

9AM-3PM - Saturdays on the Square Pop-Up Market on Main Cross Street between Main and High Street. Vendors range from local artists, craft makers, bakers, food, authors, civic groups, and more.

Noon-5 PM - Corn Hole Tournament at the Family Activities Park. The blind-draw tournament is for amateurs and recreational players only. Trophies for the top two teams sponsored by Moving with Mardis.

6-11 PM - Rock and Glow, Balloon Glow and Concert at Charlestown Little League Park. Tethered balloon rides will be offered to give a fantastic view of Charlestown ($15 adults/$10 children). Once the sun sets, the hot air balloons will light up the sky. On the stage, The Rumors, a band full of energy will have you singing along to various hit songs, takes the stage at 6:30 p.m. The eclectic energy and sounds from The Skinny headlines the event at 9 p.m. Various food vendors will be set up at the fields. 

Thank You Founders Week Sponsors

$5,000 - Ambassador Sponsor

Dan Cristiani Excavating Co.

$2,500 - Pioneer Sponsor

New Washington State Bank

Shoe Sensation

The Wheatley Group

$1,000 - Heritage Sponsor

A Better Way Floors

Mitchell Plastics

RyBuilt Custom Homes

$500 - Pride Sponsor

Holmes Ace Hardware

L & D Mail Masters

Republic Bank

United Consulting