Your Freaky Kon Tiki and Hermit Crab Hampton Roads Weekend

We have things going on this weekend in Hampton Roads that won’t happen anywhere else!

The Mid-Atlantic Hermit Crab Challenge is crawling away at the Oceanfront.

Watch Finding Nemo 1940s-style on the Battleship Wisconsin.

See an amazing river race at the Freaky Kon-Tiki River Raft Race in Hampton. Plus so much more! Find your city and make your plans.

And don’t forget, this is your last chance for Norfolk Downtown Restaurant Week!

All Weekend

Norfolk

Friday-Sunday | Tides Baseball | Harbor Park
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Friday

Hampton

10:30 a.m. | Storytelling in the Park | Bluebird Gap Farm

Newport News

6 p.m. | Fridays at the Fountain | City Center at Oyster Point
Join us every Friday for live music, delicious food and lots of fun at the Fountain! Kick off your weekend with music, activities for the kids, lawn games and adult beverages. Bring a friend, lawn chair and your dancing shoes.
FREE

Norfolk

5 p.m. | Glory 32 | Ted Constant Center
GLORY, the world’s premier kickboxing league, will return to Virginia for the second time in as many years, today announcing GLORY 32 Virginia and GLORY 32 SuperFight Series
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6 p.m. | Brews on the Bay | Ocean View Beach Park
This Friday night thirst quencher is paired perfectly with the popular sounds of The Deloreans. Guests may sample a variety of more than 30 craft beers while dancing to the sounds of the 80’s or just relaxing by the Bay. Beer sampling tickets will be available for purchase on site.
FREE

8 p.m. | Pigeons Playing Ping Pong | The NorVa
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Virginia Beach

1 p.m. | Storytime at the Light House | Cape Henry Lighthouse
Join us in the picnic area while we explore the swashbuckling seas and the deepest parts of the ocean.
FREE

7 p.m | Outdoor Movie: Minions | Mt. Trashmore
Enjoy movie night under the stars! Bring blankets and beach chairs to get comfortable as you watch this family-favorite our giant screen. Concessions will be available for purchase.
FREE

7 p.m. | Teen Takeover: KaBlam! | Virginia MOCA
Comics and cartoons are a source of inspiration for many of the works featured in our current exhibition Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose Magazine. Join us as explore the influence of pop culture in contemporary art. Hampton Roads teens will take over the MOCA for an extravaganza of art, music, mocktails, and free eats. Teen Takeover is a free event exclusively for teens in middle and high school, hosted by students from Virginia Beach schools.
FREE

Saturday

Chesapeake

10 a.m. | FantaSci 2016 | Chesapeake Central Library
All day fantasy and science fiction convention.
FREE

7 p.m. | TMBA Montly Bluegrass Concert | Hickory Ruritan Club
The TBMA was formed in 1990 as an association of individuals who have similar interests in the unique form of music known as BLUEGRASS .
FREE, but donations are suggested

Hampton

9 a.m. | Freaky Kon-Tiki River Raft Race | Mill Point Park
On Saturday, July 23, head to Mill Point Park in downtown Hampton for the Seventh annual Freaky Kon-Tiki! The river raft race, presented by Hampton Bay Days, allows a team of five people to build a raft on-site and race other contestants around a course in the Hampton River. Each participant must be at least 14 years-old to compete.
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6 p.m. | Block Party: Tinsley Ellis | Downtown Hampton
Come early and bring a chair, then make your way to one of the dining establishments along Queens Way for some dinner before the party starts. Free parking can be found on the street and in multiple surface lots. There is a public parking garage at the corner of Settlers Landing Road & Old Hampton Lane.
FREE

Norfolk

8:30 p.m. | Fantail Movie Series: Finding Nemo | Battleship Wisconsin
Spend a Saturday evening during the summer than watching a classic movie on the fantail of the USS Wisconsin just like sailors did during World War II. $3
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Portsmouth

7:30  p.m. | Outdoor Movie: Minions | Portsmouth City Park
Outdoor movie series at the pavilion at City Park.
FREE

Suffolk

11 a.m. | Amazing Peanut Chase: Suffolk’s Citywide Scavenger Hunt | Morgan Memorial Library
Meet up at the Morgan Memorial Library (443 W Washington St) then jump in the car for a citywide scavenger hunt! From Suffolk’s farmland to our city streets, put your clue-solving skills to the test. Finish at the North Suffolk Library (2000 Bennetts Creek Park Rd) for an after party with prizes for the winners. Challenge your friends or show off your progress on social media using hashtag #AmazingPeanutChase.
FREE

11 a.m. | Grill Masters Workshop | Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts
Chef Dedra Blount has been a culinary educator for over 20 years. As the co-founder and culinary educator of Now You’re Cooking, her mission is to make everyone she meets as excited about food as she is! Participants will learn the importance of marinades while prepping and grilling a delicious meal. Register today to take advantage of this great opportunity to get ready for all your summer cookouts and activities!
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Virginia Beach

9:30 a.m. | Mid-Atlantic Hermit Crab Challenge | 30th Street: Oceanfront
The Crab is King at this one-of-a-kind event that’s fun for the whole family! This event has received multiple awards and recognition for its unique flair.
Along with the Crustacean 500 race, participants may enter the Miss Curvaceous Crustacean Beauty Pageant. At the pageant, hermit crabs are presented in uniquely-decorated displays and judged on beauty and creativity. Hermit crab owners are encouraged to build a unique display for their crabs. Past winners have included themed entries like “Spider Crab,” “Hermit the Hulk,” “Beauty and the Crab,” and “Pirates of the Crabibbean!”
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Sunday

 

Hampton

6 p.m. | Groovin’ by the Bay: J & The Band | Buckroe Beach and Park
Every Sunday through August 14 enjoy the beach with a musical mix including everything from beach, pop, oldies, Motown and swing. Whether listening or dancing, you’ll enjoy this evening of music on the Chesapeake Bay! Food is available for purchase.
FREE

Newport News

7:30 p.m. | I Want Magic: An Evening with Tiffany Haas | Ferguson Center for the Arts
Join Broadway star of “Wicked” Tiffany Haas as she presents her new solo cabaret “I Want Magic.” This unforgettable evening will feature Broadway favorites, classical arias and beloved standards from the American Songbook, woven together to create a musical story about the journey of having a dream and doing whatever it takes to achieve it. Don’t miss this celebration of the magical moments dreams are made of.
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Norfolk

11 a.m. | Riverview Village Days Open Air/Farmer’s Market | Lafayette Park
The holidays will be here before you know it, so why not start your shopping at Village Days!!! Browse the over 70-plus talented artisans and crafters displaying their unique and beautiful items in Norfolk’s beautiful Lafayette Park.
Food trucks + Art + Crafts + Farmers + Seafood + Antiques+ Jewelry + Plants + Woodworking + Books + Skincare + Vintage Clothing + Dog Treats + Beautiful Park – Direct Sales = RIVERVIEW VILLAGE DAYS
FREE

8 p.m. | Chris Robinson Brotherhood | The NorVa
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Virginia Beach

8 a.m. | Sunday RUNday | Mount Trashmore
Run, walk or stroll around Mount Trashmore Park and then join us for an awesome lakeside after party with a DJ, food trucks, lawn games, sack races, and a fitness dance party! Register for the 5K by June 30 for a chance to win a $100 Parks & Rec gift card!
$20 before July 24/Other events FREE
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11 a.m. | Sunday Funday Series: Featuring Eat the Streets 757 Food Trucks | Mount Trashmore
Gather your family and friends for some laid-back fun at Mount Trashmore Park! We’ll have exciting games, bounce houses, and activities for all ages, along with a DJ. Bring your appetite because some of the best Eat the Streets 757 Food Trucks will be serving up delicious eats!
FREE

7 p.m. | Dierks Bentley Somewhere on a Beach Tour | Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
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Yorktown

5 p.m. | Summer Concert Series: Something Different Duo | Grace Episcopal Church
A father-daughter duo, Brad Sindle, keyboard player, and Ashley Senner, an unusually talented singer, perform music from a variety of genres spanning multiple decades.  Bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating and pack a picnic supper.
FREE