*Due to Hurricane Hermine, Saturday’s shows at the American Music Festival have been moved to the Virginia Beach Convention Center*
Well just like that the unofficial end of the summer is here, aka Labor Day weekend. There are some great events going on that you can get the family out for before you have to send the kiddos Back to School.
Make sure to check out our full list of Labor Day closings so you know which state and city offices are not operating. Also with Hurricane Hermine in the area, be sure to check back here for any cancellations of events.
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Friday-Sunday | The American Music Festival | Virginia Beach Oceanfront
The largest outdoor music event on the East Coast, the American Music Festival brings together national, regional, and local acts to play on a giant stage on the beach at 5th Street, as well as stages in all the parks along the boardwalk. Saturday’s shows at the Virginia Beach Convention Center.
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Friday-Sunday | Rock & Roll 5K and Half Marathon | Virginia Beach Convention Center & Oceanfront
Grab your pals and sign up for 13.1 miles or a 5K – and don’t forget the dash along the beach in our Mile On the Sand. Take the Remix Challenge and run Saturday and Sunday to earn extra bling. Bonus: your race bib is your ticket to all the fun and festivities of the American Music Festival, in town all weekend long.
Friday – Health & Fitness Expo Day 1
Saturday – Health & Fitness Expo Day 2
Mile on the Sand
Sunday – 5K
10:30 a.m. | Writer’s Coffee Break | Cafe Stella
An informal get-together where area writers and Muse teachers, students and friends enjoy conversation and camaraderie over a (perhaps much-needed) coffee break. Each month will be hosted by different Muse teachers, who will be available to answer questions from current and prospective students about their classes, The Muse, and writing in general in addition to just hanging out over a cup of coffee or tea.
5 p.m. | First Fridays Downtown Street Party | Downtown Norfolk: TCC Plaza
Each First Fridays event includes live music, food trucks, merchandise vendors and a beer garden with craft beer in an authentic Downtown setting.
5 p.m. | 30th Annual LandMark Art Show & Competition | Arts of the Albemarle
Enjoy the opening reception for the exhibit and First Friday ArtWalk. The show will feature landmarks, landscapes and subjects of our region.
11 a.m. | Debut of Clear-Bottom Kayaks | Paradise Creek Nature Park
Join a guided tour of Paradise Creek Nature Park’s 11-acre wetland and Paradise Creek in the regions first clear-bottom kayaks and see the river life up close! Learn about the history of the park and river, the wildlife supported by this valuable habitat, and more.
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2 p.m. | Back 2 School Drive | Dollar Tree on Military Highway
Stop the Violence presents the annual Back 2 School Drive for the children of the Landmark Apartments community.
11 a.m. | Space Themed Puppet Show | NASA Visitors Center
Join Sam the Monkey and Puppet Astronauts Jenny and Jeff as they go on an adventure in space. Ages 2 – 5.
2 p.m. | Rocketry | NASA Visitors Center
Learn about the sub-orbital sounding rockets and see the principles in action by launching model rockets or straw rockets. The straw and model rocket launches are weather permitting. If we are unable to launch straw and model rockets we will conduct a Rocketry presentation in the Visitor Center Auditorium.
10 a.m. | ReptiDay & Exotic Animal Expo | Masonic Temple
A one-day reptile event featuring vendors offering reptile pets, supplies, feeders, cages, and merchandise as well as live animal seminars and frequent free raffles for coveted prizes. Exciting, educational, family oriented fun for everyone.
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12 p.m. | FUSE Fest | Downtown Church Street District
The festival will highlight all that is beautiful in the community through live music, arts, culture, crafts, interactive fun, food and more! The festival will also include Art and Cultural Workshops, Health Awareness & Screenings, Arts & Craft Vendors, and Back to School Giveaways.
10 a.m. | Olde Towne Antiques Flea Market | Middle Street Parking Garage
Hunt through the eclectic collection of unique and antique wares with more than 70 dealers and vendors exhibiting. You will discover a great selection of antique and estate furniture, architectural antiques, china, silverware, art and prints, sporting gear, musical instruments, books and ephemera, hand-made crafts and toys, as well as decorative accessories and flea market items of all types and one-of-a-kind items priced to sell.
2 p.m. | Cupcake Wars: Birthday Edition | North Suffolk Library
Families are welcome to celebrate everyone’s birthday with a little friendly competition. Competitions include piñata, pin the tail, musical chairs, and cupcake decorating. Open to all ages.
10 a.m. | Plumb the Depths: Mixed Media by Wade Mickley | Charles H. Taylor Arts Center
Plumb the Depths is a result of Wade Mickley’s Best in Show Award in the Virginia Artists 2015 Juried Exhibition. Inspired by folk art, primitive art, personal angst, and all forms of graphic design, his work contains an intriguing awkwardness that has a rhythm between contour, color, and mistake. His work is a meditation on the unpredictability of life.
5:45 p.m. | Sunset Paddle | Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve
Take a guided kayak tour along Hoffler Creek as the sun goes down. Enjoy the scenic views, active evening wildlife activity, and a great time on the water led by experienced Hoffler Creek volunteers.
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