Your Hampton Roads Weekend April 24-26

Need something to do this weekend? We’ve got you covered!

Wednesday was Earth Day and there’s no shortage of green activities in the area. If you want to take the kids to race a rubber duckie Chesapeake has an event for you, and if you feel like a glass of wine head over to Suffolk and try something new!

But that’s not all…


All Weekend


Great Dismal Swamp Birding Festival  Thursday, April 23 to Saturday, April 25

Get close to nature with the annual Birding Festival! There will be guided bird walks and bus tours, canoe birding, workshops, beginning birding classes, family activities, and more!


Saltwater Brew ‘n Que Friday, April 24- to Saturday, April 25

The two-day event will feature some of the best barbeque in the nation, a fine selection of craft beer with unlimited tastings, classic cars, live music, kids’ entertainment and more! Friday  4 p.m – 10 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Tickets $15 Presale, $25 at the gate


Virginia International Tattoo 2015 Thursday, April 23 to Sunday, April 26

Hundreds of performers from around the world in a spectacle of music and might—a celebration of patriotism, pride and international good will: this annual event draws fans from across the U.S. and around the world. Military bands and drill teams, massed pipes and drums, and performers from around the world join in a spectacular show that culminates in an awe-inspiring finale. Tickets range from $20-$100

Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach Downtown Art Fair Saturday, April 25 to Sunday, April 26

We are bringing a first class art affair to heart of downtown Virginia Beach! This juried street festival will be located at The Town Center of Virginia Beach. The show will be set up on Main Street between Central Park Avenue and Constitution Drive. Meet some of the nation’s finest artists and purchase one of a kind hand-made work. FREE


Pirates Invade Yorktown! Saturday, April 25 to Sunday, April 26

Pirates, representing seafaring life in the late 17th and 18th-centuries, invade Yorktown. Visit the encampment, watch the cannon firing demonstrations, and sing with pirates. Riverwalk Landing and Watermen’s Museum. FREE

Friday April 24th


J Rodd Walston & The Business at the NorVA

This fresh, Tennessee alternative rock band is at the NorVA on Friday! Doors open at 7:00 p.m., show starts at 8:00. Tickets are $12.50 in advance and $15 at the door.


Beer Tasting at Hair of the DoG Bottle Shop

5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Come try what’s new and grab a growler to go from one of 8 taps, or large selection of craft bottles and cans. FREE

Saturday April 25th

All over Hampton Roads

YMCA Healthy Kids Day

Visit your local Y from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and bring the kids for fun stuff like petting zoos, sports clinics, face painting, and even discounts on memberships. Visit your local Y’s website for details. FREE


Hampton Roads Green Breakfast

8:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. What is the solution to find solutions for the challenges we face for the environment, our economy and society? The Green Breakfast offers an opportunity to meet others with concerns and ideas for sharing, collaborating and moving forward. FREE

Major and the Monbacks Album Release Party

Major and the Monbacks return to Norfolk for their hometown Album Release Show with an Outdoor Performance at O’Connor Brewing Co. Doors open at 8 PM. $5 to get in, FREE for Kickstarter contributors.


Sports Card and Memorabilia Show and Autograph Session

9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Meet the newest members of the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame! The autograph session will take place between 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.. For the autograph session, it will be one item per person, per inductee. $2 for downstairs admission. $7 general admission applies if you would like access to the museum and autograph session.


Hampton Roads Rubber Duck Race

11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Come out with the kids and race a rubber duck! Over 2,000 spectators from around the region come out to cheer on their lucky ducks and enjoy a day of fun activities, food, music and games for the entire family. At 2:15 pm approximately 10,000 rubber ducks will be dropped from a crane into the Intracoastal Waterway in Chesapeake floating along an enclosed area.  The first ducks to reach the finish line will be winning prizes for duck participants. FREE


Suffolk Wine & Beer Festival

11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Featured Breweries: Devil’s Backbone Brewing, St. George Brewing, Smartmouth Brewing, Young Veterans Brewing, and O’Connor Brewing. Ticket holders receive a commemorative Wine or Beer Glass, Tastings from Wineries & Breweries, Live Entertainment by ‘10 Spot’. Tickets: $35 in Advance, $40 at Gate.

Tour De Cure

Join Team WAVY/FOX43 on The American Diabetes Association’s Tour de Cure! Make a $25 donation & receive an exclusive team t-shirt. The ride starts at Kings Fork High School in Suffolk.


Phoebus Spring Fling Craft Beer & Wine Festival

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Three blocks of Mellen Street in downtown Phoebus will be closed off for great activities for all ages! There will be a large vendor fair, non-profit organizations, Kid Zone with bounce houses, face painting, balloon artist and even Century Lanes bowling! We have a great list of Food Vendors along with the Phoebus restaurants. Music and dancing plus a few surprises! FREE

Sunday April 26th


Passion Pit at the NorVA

Fun, fresh electronic music at the NorVA!  Doors open at 7:00 p.m., show starts at 8:00. Tickets are $30.

Virginia Beach

Vision Walk 2015

11:30 a.m., walk begins 1:00 p.m. Help the Foundation Fighting Blindness make a difference to make the world a brighter place for those suffering with retinal degenerative diseases. 31st street park.


For a complete list of events going on in the area, visit our event page! And while you’re there, add your event to our calendar.