Ripley Fourth of July
Billed as "the USA's largest small town Independence Day celebration," this free event begins at 10 a.m. Thursday on the Jackson County Courthouse lawn. Musical acts are Hogan's Goat at 11 a.m., The Zappers at 6 p.m. and Beatlemania Magic at 8:30 p.m.
A parade begins at noon, and the Texaco Country Showdown singing competition is at 2 p.m. Magician and balloon artist Dennis Regling performs at 4:30 p.m. Fireworks are at 10:15 p.m.
'Jaws' outdoor screening
At 8:45 p.m. Friday, catch an outdoor screening of "Jaws" on the patio of the Shops at Heritage Station, 210 11th St., Huntington. Admission is $1. Bring your own lawn chair or blanket. Call 304-696-5954.
Blues and jazz festival
The 12th annual Johnnie Johnson Blues And Jazz Festival runs Friday through Sunday at Palatine Park in Fairmont. Performers include Roddy Barnes, Paul Geremia, Bill Stalnaker and Night Moves and Big Bill Morganfield.
The festival is named for the Fairmont native who is considered by many to be the "founding father of rock 'n' roll." He is a member of both the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame.
Weekend passes are $25. Friday and Sunday tickets are $10 each; Saturday tickets are $15. Children under 12 are admitted free with a paying adult.
Call 304-363-5377 or visit www.johnniejohnsonbluesandjazz.com.
Way Back Weekend
Huntington's Heritage Farm Museum & Village, 3300 Harvey Road, celebrates its Way Back Weekend with an ice cream social from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Enjoy homemade ice cream and tour the many historic buildings on the property.
Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and $6 for children. Call 304-522-1244 or visit www.heritagefarmmuseum.com.