Your Hampton Road Weekend May 29-31

This weekend, events stretch from the Eastern Shore down to the Outer Banks and everywhere in between. There’s no excuse to hang out on the couch!

Don’t forget the sunscreen!



All Weekend


Saturday, May 30- Sunday May 31/Pirate Festival/Downtown Hampton
Pirates invade Hampton for historical games and reenactments, plus fun for the whole family! FREE

Newport News

Thursday, May 28-Sunday May 31/Greek Festival/60 Traverse Road
Celebrate Greek life and culture on the Peninsula!

Friday, May 29-Sunday May 31/Virginia Chorale in Concert/Various Locations
Pianists Stephen Coxe and Rebecca Raydo join the Chorale in music accompanied by piano four-hands. Tickets start at $10


Saturday, May 30- Sunday May 31/O’Connoroo 2015/O’Connor Brewing Co. 
Saturday from noon-9pm for an all-day festival atmosphere, with live music by four bands on indoor and outdoor stages. On Sunday from noon-6pm enjoy a more relaxed vibe at the brewery, with two live acoustic music performances.

Saturday, May 30- Sunday May 31/24th Annual Chippokes State Park Antique Steam & Gas Engine Show/695 Chippokes Park Road
An outdoor event offering life on the farm! $5 per person

Virginia Beach

Friday, May 29-Sunday May 31/Patriotic Festival/Oceanfront
PATRIOTIC FESTIVAL celebrates THE MILITARY at The Virginia Beach Oceanfront for three days of National Touring Artists Concerts, Military Expos and Displays. The Concerts will be at 5th Street and Oceanfront Friday and Saturday Evening and Sunday Afternoon.

Through Sunday May 31/Hampton Roads Warrior Week/Oceanfront
This event brings together various physical, therapeutic, and recreational organizations from across the country that focus on the rehabilitation of wounded service members. FREE

Friday, May 29-Sunday May 31/“The Hub” Opening Weekend/The Hub Food Truck Park
The HUB is designed to be just that- a “hub” of local talent be it food trucks, musicians, artists, artisans or brewers! The Hampton Roads community is busting with creative people and amazing small businesses- we want to showcase what Hampton Roads really has to offer to it’s residents and tourists!



8 pm/Gladys Knight at Chrysler Hall
The great ones endure, and Gladys Knight has long been one of the greatest. Very few singers over the last fifty years have matched her unassailable artistry. This seven-time GRAMMY Award®-winner has earned number one hits in Pop, R&B and Adult Contemporary, and has triumphed in film, television and live performance. Tickets Start at $55



4 p.m. – 10 p.m./Elizabeth River Park Reopening
Celebrate the park with a day filled with fun for all ages. FREE


6 p.m. – 10 p.m. Downtown Hampton Block Party
ive music and fun in Downtown Hampton with your neighbors! FREE

7 p.m./Black & Brown Comedy Get Down/Hampton Coliseum
Cedric ‘The Entertainer’, Mike Epps, Eddie Griffin, D.L. Hughley, George Lopez and Charlie Murphy will come together to for one historic night of comedy for The Black and Brown Comedy Get Down. Tickets start at $48.50

Newport News

4 p.m./World Arts Celebration/City Center at Oyster Point
Set in the beautiful Fountain Park, the first annual World Arts Celebration will allow patrons to explore heritage far and near. Experience a day of free family fun with music from around the world, international food, an artisan village and hands-on cultural craft activities. This will be an adventure for the whole family!


7:30 p.m./Family Movies on the Lawn: Brave/nTelos Wireless Pavilion
This event is FREE and open to the public. Parking is also FREE in all City of Portsmouth parking garages and lots.

Virginia Beach

9:00 a.m. Chic’s Beach “Low Rent” 5K Run/Walk/HK on the Bay 4600 Lookout Rd.
Chic’s beach annual 5K run/walk $35 to register ahead of time, $45 race day

10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m./Hampton Roads Teen Book Festival/Virginia Beach Central Library
The Hampton Roads Teen Book Festival is designed to give allow attendees the chance to interact with, learn from, and get books signed by Young Adult, New Adult, Middle Grade, and Children’s authors from the Hampton Roads area, Virginia, and beyond. FREE

7:30 p.m. – 10: 00 p.m./Mount Trashmore Star Party/Mount Trashmore
Observe night sky wonders through a variety of telescopes, or bring your own! Learn to identify constellations in the sky with the Back Bay Amateur Astronomers and the Virginia Beach City Public Schools Planetarium. FREE


Eastern Shore

7:00 p.m./The Virginia Symphony/Nandua High School
An annual favorite, the Virginia Symphony performs a vast repertoire of the classics, pops and music from the stage and screen.

Outer Banks

Noon-3:00 p.m./Jockeys Ridge State Park 40th Anniversary Celebration
Live music by Mojo Collins, free hot dogs and Rita’s Ice, a children’s sand art class, a video of the actual 1975 Designation ceremony, and sales of a limited edition t-shirt to commemorate the event!

3:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m./OBX Brewfest/6800 South Croatan Highway
An experience like no other featuring everything from homebrew demonstrations and beer-centric workshops hosted by industry professionals, to live music. $40

What are you up to this weekend? If you want to see a complete list of what’s going on in Hampton Roads this weekend and beyond, visit our events page! If you want to share your big event, you can submit yours there as well!