Your Midsummer Fantasy Festival Hampton Roads Weekend

The heat is still high this weekend, but so is the fun!

You can’t miss the Midsummer Fantasy Festival at Town Point Park, and there are plays, outdoor movies, and concerts in practically every city in Hampton Roads.

Find your city and make your plans! Have fun!

 

 

All Weekend

Newport News

Ongoing | The Music Man | Peninsula Community Theatre
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Norfolk

Friday-Sunday | Midsummer Fantasy Festival | Town Point Park
Magic, mystery and some of Shakespeare’s most watery poetry join forces with art, music and spectacle to celebrate the lunacy of midsummer.
FREE

Friday-Sunday | All Shook Up | TCC Roper Performing Arts Center
C’mon everybody…it’s time to get ALL SHOOK UP! It’s 1955, and into a square little town in a square little state rides a guitar-playing roustabout who changes everything and everyone he meets in this hip-swiveling, lip-curling musical fantasy that’ll have you jumpin’ out of your blue suede shoes with such classics as “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Jailhouse Rock,” and “Don’t Be Cruel.”
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Virginia Beach

Friday-Sunday | Freud’s Last Session | Regent University
It’s a brainy fencing match of epic proportions when renowned Christian writer C.S. Lewis squares off with devout atheist Sigmund Freud. No topics are off limits as two of the greatest minds of the 20th century debate religion, war, love, the existence of God, and the meaning of life itself. Filled with humanity, tons of humor, and razor-sharp dialogue, Freud’s Last Session is the record-breaking, Off-Broadway sensation that has critics raving.
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Friday

Hampton

5 p.m. | Canaan Smith | Hampton Coliseum
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Isle of Wight

8:30 p.m. | Minions- Isle of Wight Outdoor Movies | Nike Park
Bring the whole family out for movies under the stars. Grab your lawn chairs or blankets to watch family-friendly cinema.
FREE

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

11 a.m. | Zoo Tales Express | The Virginia Zoo
Held every Friday at 11 a.m. at the Virginia Zoo’s outdoor classroom between the Plaza and the ZooFarm. The program features an animal story, educational props and other fun activities!
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8 p.m. | Steel Panther | The NorVa
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Portsmouth

6:30 p.m. | Slightly Stoopid with SOJAZion | Portsmouth Pavilion
An American band based in Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, who describe their music as “a fusion of folk, rock, reggae and blues with hip-hop, funk, metal and punk.”
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Suffolk

6 p.m. | TGIF Summer Concert Series: The Deloreans | Bennett’s Creek Park
Join your neighbors at Bennett’s Creek Park for the second half of the TGIF Summer Concert Series in Suffolk. Enjoy this free and family-friendly event in the park, as The Deloreans play a variety of hits and kids enjoy the children’s area. Our aim is to get you out of your seat and enjoying your Friday night!
FREE

Virginia Beach

1 p.m. | Story Time at the Lighthouse | Cape Henry Lighthouse
Join us in the picnic area while we explore the swashbuckling seas and the deepest parts of the ocean. The stories featured in Cape Henry Lighthouse Story Time include The Whale by Cynthia Rylant, The Eagle by Cynthia Rylant, The Turtle by Cynthia Rylant and How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long and David Shannon.
FREE

Saturday

Hampton

6 p.m. | Block Party: Tidewater Drive Band | Downtown Hampton
An eight-piece show band with a full horn section, Tidewater Drive brings Motown, Disco, Funk and Top 40.
FREE

Newport News

8 p.m. | Mandy Patinkin & Nathan Gunn | Ferguson Center for the Arts
Two Worlds. One Stage. Broadway legend Mandy Patinkin and opera super-star Nathan Gunn combine their musical talents to create a unique and powerful evening.
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Norfolk

11 a.m. | International Tiger Day | Virginia Zoo
Don’t miss our celebration of Global Tiger Day on July 30. There will be discovery stations, fun activities, and trail hosts throughout Asia – Trail of the Tiger. Get to know more about Api and Christopher, the Zoo’s breeding pair of Malayan tigers, as well as what you can do to help their counterparts in the wild.
FREE with museum admission

7 p.m. | BreezePark | The NorVa
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Portsmouth

7 p.m. | Outdoor Movie: Wreck it Ralph | Portsmouth City Park
Outdoor movie series at the pavilion at City Park.
FREE

Smithfield

1 p.m. | 8th City Community Day Bash | Seaborne’s Barbershop
Government agencies, community organizations, schools, and other community members must work together in a comprehensive approach to have the most positive impact on our adolescent being. Providing a safe and nurturing environment, for our local youth, can help ensure that our adolescents will be healthy and productive members of society. Youth violence and crime affect a community’s economic health, as well as individual’s physical and mental health and well-being. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to preventing youth violence. However, communities can help reduce youth violence by developing a county-wide strategy that combines prevention and intervention strategies to promote positive events, such as 8th City Community Day Bash.
FREE

Suffolk

2 p.m. | Hogwarts Hysteria | North Suffolk Library
Calling Harry Potter fans of all ages! Celebrate the release of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” with Harry Potter-themed trivia, crafts, snacks, and more. Costumes are encouraged!
FREE

Virginia Beach

Sunday

Chesapeake

2 p.m. | 9th Annual Blue Crab Festival | Khedive Temple Greenbrier
Join the South Norfolk Ruritans for the 9th Annual Blue Crab Festival July 31, 2016. All you can eat Steamed Crabs, Pork BBQ, and beverages with DJ entertainment.
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Hampton

6 p.m. | Groovin’ by the Bay: Coolin’ Out | 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!
FREE

Norfolk

10 a.m. | Summer Yoga | The Plot
Yoga at the Plot is back for another season! We will be practicing at the Plot in the NEON District April through September on the last Sunday of the month at 10:00 am. Local yoga teachers will lead a series of free and fun pop up yoga classes open to all levels of experience. Bring your friends, get outside, and experience the NEON!
FREE

Portsmouth

8 p.m. | The Isley Brothers with Ruben Studdard | Portsmouth Pavilion
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Virginia Beach

8 p.m. | Ticket to Rock | Veterans United Home Loans Ampitheater at Virginia Beach
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