Your Garden Show, Oyster Roast, One City Marathon, Hampton Roads Weekend


Don’t let the windy weather stop you from having fun! There’s lots of big events this weekend in Hampton Roads. Don’t worry, most of them are indoors. Click here to check the forecast. 

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All Weekend

Friday – Sunday | 8th Annual Hampton Roads Tattoo Festival | Hampton Roads Convention Center
Artists, vendors, seminars, live music, food/drink and more!

Friday – Sunday | Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater | Chrysler Hall
It’s clear why this iconic American dance powerhouse “has created a unique and enduring bond with its audiences” (Chicago Sun-Times)—the gorgeously graceful dancers, the riveting masterworks that fill the repertoire, the strength of the company’s storytelling as well as its movement, and the traditions that make it one of the best-loved dance companies in the U.S. and around the world.

Friday – Sunday | McDonald Garden Center’s 25th Annual Outdoor Show | McDonald Garden Center
This year we’re celebrating the elegance and grace of the south through visual displays that convey the horticultural charm of our region. With exhibits, seminars, local/national vendors, and a plethora of all things fresh and blooming, don’t miss the chance to get first dibs on what’s trending this spring.

Friday – Sunday | Jekyll & Hyde | Sandler Center for the Performing Arts

Friday – Saturday | Health and Wellness Expo One City Marathon | Denbigh Community Center
The 2018 One City Marathon Health And Wellness Expo presented by Riverside Health System will feature over 30 different health, fitness, and apparel related vendors.

Saturday- Sunday | Give Me Liberty | Hampton History Museum
The groundbreaking exhibition “Give Me Liberty: Fugitive Slaves and the Long Revolution Against Slavery” explores the lives of over 30 fugitive slaves from Hampton.

Saturday – Sunday | Hampton Roads Home Show | Hampton Roads Convention Center
This event is focused on saving you time and money. Shop, compare and save from experts in remodeling, landscaping, decorating and building.


Newport News

9 a.m. | Homeschool Day | Virginia Living Museum
The Virginia Living Museum offers homeschool students grades K through 12 a morning of fun and engaging programs that highlight important natural and space science concepts.


8 a.m. | 2018 Hunger Summit | Old Dominion University
This inaugural event is designed to bring together community leaders, elected officials, business leaders, academia, caring individuals and corporations to discuss holistic strategies that can support individuals who are often uncertain about how they will put food on their tables.



7 p.m. | PBR: Velocity Tour | Hampton Coliseum
The PBR Real Time Pain Relief Velocity Tour will bring all the high-energy sound, lighting, special effects and edge of your seat action that fans have come to expect from the World leader in the sport of bull riding.

Newport News 

6 p.m. | One City Marathon Pasta Dinner | Boathouse Live
Make plans to join us Saturday evening for an official One City welcome, great food, and live entertainment. The menu will include salad, 2 pasta dishes (red and white sauce), vegetables, bread and dessert.

6 p.m. | The 4th Annual My Sister’s Keeper: Ladies in Red Concert and Award Show | Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center
Myra Smith presents the 4th Annual My Sister’s Keeper: Ladies in Red Concert and Award Show. The event will celebrate women in Hampton Roads who have made a positive impact on those around them. The event will begin with a red carpet reception at 6:00 PM and the on-stage performance will begin at 7:00.


9 a.m. | NPL’s Author Fair | Slover Library
Come meet local authors, writers, and poets of various genres and subjects. Buy a book, get a book signed, join in for a panel or workshop, listen to a reading or catch, a demonstration!

1 p.m. | Hollistic Health 101 with Brooke Housh and Fruitive | Fruitive
Certified personal trainer and nutritional support coach, Brooke Housh, will be discussing health tips for overall well-being including sleep/stress, exercise, meal planning, nutrition, hydration, intention/meditation/yoga and more.

3 p.m. | 10th Annual Guns N’ Hoses Charity Hockey Game | Scope Arena
It’s time for the 10th Annual Guns N’ Hoses Charity Hockey Game. The game will feature area firefighters against area police officers. Proceeds go to benefit the Children’s Hospital of the Kings Daughters. Tickets will also allow entrance the the Norfolk Admirals game that follows.


10 a.m. | Celebrate the Arts | Children’s Museum of the Arts
Young Audiences Arts forLearning Virginia (YAV) celebrates another year of family-fun and partnership with the Children’s Museum of Virginia. Celebrate the Arts is an interactive day filled with performances by YAV artists, arts activities for all ages and the museum’s special interactive exhibit featuring Once Upon a Time: Exploring the World of Fairy Tales!

10 a.m. | Olde Towne Portsmouth Antiques to Flea Market | County Street Parking Garage
With more than 70 vendors, you will discover a great selection of antique and flea market items of all types – priced to sell! Shop for estate furniture, architectural salvage, china, silverware, art, sports gear, musical instruments, books and ephemera, hand-made crafts and toys, as well as decorative accessories and one-of-a-kind items.

7 p.m. | Love Changes Album Release | American Legion 190
Soul Singer Donnell Isaac will celebrate the release of new EP, Love Changes. Ticket includes entry, a copy of Love Changes EP. Live Music & Cash Bar!


7:30 a.m. | 2018 Horticultural Extravaganza | Poquoson High School
The Master Gardeners of York County and Poquoson and the York Poquoson VA Cooperative Extension Office present the 2018 Horticultural Extravaganza. Classes, lectures, demonstrations, door prizes, vendors, shopping, educational exhibits, and workshops.

Virginia Beach 

6 a.m. | Cars & Coffee | Java Surf
Cars & Coffee Virginia Beach (CCVB) is an informal meet of car guys and gals. Enthusiasts of all flavors come from across Hampton Roads to talk cars and have a cup of joe.

9 a.m. | Charity Sale to Benefit 99 for the 1 | Book Exchange Virginia Beach
Our monthly charity sale is back, this time benefiting local organization 99 for the 1. They are a mobile homeless ministry that meets the needs of the homeless where they’re at with everyday essentials as well as showers.

10 a.m. | National Kidney Month “Kidneys & Women’s Health” | Virginia Beach Resort Hotel & Conference Center
Free kidney screening, glucose testing, eye exam, hearing testing, blood pressure check, cholesterol screening BMi and more.

11 a.m. | Spiritual Relics Psychic Fair | Spiritual Relics
Join us for our quarterly psychic fair. Guests will enjoy discounted rates ($1 per minute) for tarot, mediumship, coaching and energy healing (15 min minimum) services. There will be complimentary refreshments, raffles and giveaways

3 p.m. | The Fighting Jamesons St. Paddy’s Tour Kick-Off | Commonwealth Brewing Company
Come kick-off The Fighting Jamesons St. Paddy’s Day tour with a free show at Commonwealth Brewing! Shows starts with Mosquito Cabaret opening.

6 p.m. | The Dinner Detective | Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Virginia Beach
A favorite across the country, “The Dinner Detective” serves up a tasty whodunit along with a seated four-course dinner. And since this popular comic murder mystery is set in the present day, you’ll never know whether someone at your table is one of the talented cast of improvisers. In fact, everyone’s a suspect — including you!

6:30 p.m. | Parents’ Survival Night | The Little Gym of Virginia Beach
Pizza dinner will be provided! Lots of activities in the gym, and a craft! Movie: Boss Baby


8 a.m. | 3rd Annual WCCC Children’s Yard Sale | The College of William & Mary
Come get new and gently used maternity, baby, toddler or children’s items!

2 p.m. | Sleeping Beauty, A musical family comedy | Kimball Theater
Sleeping Beauty, winning family musical comedy, was written by Jim Eiler and Jeanne Bargy and won an Emmy. This production is produced by the Community Alliance for the Performance Arts Fund and performed by the American Youth Players.

3 p.m. | Tea School at LOKAL | LOKAL
Join us for a fun and educational experience about tea and all it has to offer. We will learn about wellness properties, steeping expertise, and share tea tasting experiences throughout the event.


Virginia Beach 

11 a.m. | Bachata & Brunch | Ocean’s 14
DNC2Beat will be making a trip down to Virginia Beach for the Bachata Brunch hosted by Bachata Vida Dance Company! Beginners lesson starts at 11:00am to 11:45pm. And Brian Le will be teach the intermediate lesson at 11:45am – 12:30pm. Be sure to stay afterwards for lots of food, drinks and dancing!

1 p.m. | 42nd Annual Oyster Roast & Craft Beer Festival | Virginia Beach Convention Center
Raw, roasted and fried oysters, Local craft beer, BBQ, fried chicken, sides and soft drinks, Live music with HOTCAKES, Casino tables, Rescue squad demos and equipment, Silent and live auctions and raffles and more! This is the Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad’s largest fundraiser of the year.