It’s the first weekend of Spring! While it may not feel like it, there’s no excuse not to enjoy all these weekend events.
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Friday – Saturday | Free Income Tax Preparation and Filing | Williamsburg Regional Library
The 2018 AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program runs from February 1 to April 17 in partnership with the IRS and the Williamsburg Regional Library. It provides free, high-quality, income tax assistance, tax form preparation, and electronic filing to low- and moderate-income taxpayers, with special attention to those age 60 and older.
Friday – Saturday | Mulch Madness | McDonald Garden Center
Mulch Madness is BACK- don’t miss the chance to freshen-up for spring with amazing deals on mulch!
Friday – Sunday | The Art & Science of Arachnids | Virginia Living Museum
Check out this exhibit all about arachnids at the Virginia Living Museum. It’s all about how society perceives arachnids in science, art and culture, inviting guests to experience “creepy” animals in a fun, meaningful way.
Friday – Sunday | Death of a Salesman | The Little Theatre of Norfolk
A thrilling work of deep and revealing beauty that remains one of the most profound classic dramas of the American theatre.
Friday – Sunday | Elementary School Art Show | On the Hill Gallery
Celebrating the annual York County Elementary Children’s Art Show March 18th thru 31st. Each teacher from the school has chosen a selection of student’s work to be hung in a professional gallery setting.
Friday and Sunday | Virginia Opera’s Lucia di Lammermoor | Harrison Opera House
High-drama at its best. Lucia di Lammermoor is the consummate tale of thwarted love and dashed expectations. A sensitive portrait of a woman at the breaking point, fully expressed in the most haunting and well-known mad scene ever produced.
Saturday – Sunday | Easter Bunny at Chesapeake Square Mall | Chesapeake Square
The Easter Bunny arrives at the mall on Sat. March 17 at 11 a.m. The Bunny’s hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sundays, noon – 6 p.m.
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 | Daffodil Festival | Main Street
Join us on beautiful Main Street for the 32nd Annual Daffodil Festival. Crafters, food court, children’s games, entertainment and so much more!
Saturday – Sunday | NASA: Hampton Takes Flight | Hampton History Museum
The story of Hampton’s leading role in aeronautics and space exploration is presented in the exhibit “NASA: Hampton Takes Flight.” Visitors can experience 100 years of NASA history from its early days as NACA (National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics) to the Space Race.
Saturday – Sunday | Repticon Norfolk Reptile and Exotic Animal Show | Norfolk Masonic Temple
Repticon Norfolk is a 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!
7:30 p.m. | Celtic Woman |Ted Constant Convocation Center
Join Celtic Woman, the multi-platinum international music sensation, on their extensive North American tour.
8:30 a.m. | NeighborWorks: Understanding Your Community, Analyzing Your Market | Granby Village Recreation Center
Join the City of Norfolk for a Neighbors Building Neighbors (NBN) Academy course. This is your FREE opportunity to improve your capacity to better you and your neighborhood.
10 p.m. | Fishnet Inc Presents: The Rocky Horror Picture Show | Naro Cinema
Join Naro Cinema for a the beautiful night of debauchery and the midnight cult classic, The Rocky Horror Picture Show! An experience like no other!
10 a.m. | Friday Friends Bike Ride | The Williamsburg Community Chapel
Enjoy a friendly bike ride with the Williamsburg Area Bicyclists along the VA Capital Trail.
6:30 p.m. | Gun Law Seminar | Greater Williamsburg Travel and Tourism Alliance
Our events feature experienced attorneys, law enforcement, and other firearms professionals that cover a wide-range of topics such as the Castle Doctrine, the justified use of deadly force, where you can legally carry, what to expect when law enforcement arrives, and much more.
10 a.m. | Loving Your Health Seminar | Chesapeake Conference Center
Four speakers with different topics come together to provide information on how to love your health for the 2018 year and beyond. There will be Q&As, education, fun and raffles. Lunch will be provided.
7 p.m. | Country for Kids 2018 Presented by Old Pointe National Bank | Hampton Roads Convention Center
Country for Kids presented by Old Point National Bank is the annual charity concert to benefit the Center for Child & Family Services, a non-profit organization that has been serving the community since 1943.
7 a.m. | Plant Sales at CNU Gardening Symposium | CNU Freeman Center
Master Gardeners and Naturalists will sell plants at CNU’s Gardening Symposium. It will include gardening workshops, exhibits, and presentations.
10 a.m. | March Madness Vendor Fair | Immanuel Baptist Church
The International Order of the Rainbow for Girls will be hosting their 2nd Annual March Madness Vendor Fair. Get out of the house and come on by for a relaxing day. Some of the best local vendors around, great food, baked goods, $1 raffles.
11 a.m. | 2018 Art of Coffee and Tea Expo | ODU’s Strome Entrepreneurial Center
The expo will showcase local businesses who incorporate the amazing benefits of coffee and tea into their products and/or services. There will also be speakers, coffee & tea product samples, raffle prizes, live art and much much more!
12 p.m. | Geek’d Out Craft Fest | Bearded Bird Brewing
We will have vendors with handmade crafts, music, games, cosplay competition, raffles, scavenger hunt and more.
12 p.m. | Sail Nauticus Sock Burning | Sail Nauticus
The ritual of burning your winter socks began in Annapolis in the 70’s and has been maintained as a tradition among sailors ever since. It heralds the beginning of spring and the new sailing season; a time in which deck shoes will be worn without socks, and toes will be free!
3 p.m. | Onesie Bar Crawl | Waterside District
EpicEventz is bringing their Onesie Bar Crawl to Waterside District! We want everyone to get up off that couch and join us in your Onesie as we mingle through multiple bars enjoying exclusive drink specials and making tons of new friends.
6 p.m. | 3rd Annual Bow Wow Ball | Wyndham Garden Norfolk Downtown
Lady’s Grace Hosts their 3rd Annual Bow Wow Ball in support of our “Heroes at Home” The spouses children & pets of military families. Join us for a Silent wine auction, Door prizes, and an evening of friends, fun and lots of pups.
7 p.m. | Mary Poppins | Norfolk Collegiate School
Grab the family for an evening of magic as Norfolk Collegiate’s upper school presents “Mary Poppins.” The beloved, classic Disney production is coming to life on the Hackney Theater stage.
8 p.m. | Virginia Symphony | Chrysler Hall
Enjoy the sounds of the Virginia Symphony!
12 p.m. | Winter Farmers Market | High Street
Come enjoy local brews and see what is growing in the Winter months.
11 a.m. | Suffolk Eggstravaganza | Bennett’s Creek Park
Our event, filled with games, pony rides, crafts, music and more, is geared towards families with children 10 years old and under. Kids can decorate bags to stash the eggs they collect throughout the scavenger hunt.
9 a.m. | Sentara’s Don’t Sit on Colon Cancer 5K | Sentara Princess Anne
The Sentara Cancer Network is committed to improving health in Hampton Roads through raising awareness and early detection of colorectal cancers through participation in the “Don’t Sit on Colon Cancer 5K.”
10 a.m. | Celebrate Agriculture | Virginia Beach Farmers Market
Enjoy a wonderful celebration of agriculture, art, music and fun for all ages. Enjoy a day of shopping with crafters in the craft show as well as Farmers Market Merchants.
12 p.m. | Cherry Blossom Festival | Red Wing Park
Celebrate spring, peace, and goodwill during the blossom season with our Sister City Miyazaki, Japan. Featuring diverse and creative programs, traditional Japanese music, arts and culture while promoting natural beauty and community spirit.
8:30 a.m. | DoG Street Strut | Corner of Nassau Street and Duke of Gloucester Street
Join hundreds of walkers and their dogs at Williamsburg’s inaugural dog-walk benefit for the homeless pets at Heritage Humane Society! There will be dog contests, vendor village, free photo ops and more!
9 a.m. | Free Boating Safety Course | The College of William and Mary
The US Coast Guard Auxiliary, Williamsburg Flotilla 67, is offering the Virginia Boating Safety Education Classroom Course. The class is free and, when you pass the final exam, then you are certified to operate a motorboat (including PWCs/ Jet Ski).
10 a.m. | Opening Day | Busch Gardens
Calling all families and friends- get your fill of roller coasters, shows, animals and more.
8 a.m. | CadeFit 2018 FitFest Charity Event | CadeFit
The goal of this event is to promote a healthy community and lifestyle by providing a means of awareness of the services that are available in the Hampton Roads Area. The event includes fitness sessions with CadeFit trainers, chiropractic massage, and martial arts demos throughout the day.
2 p.m. | Southside Spring Bridal Expo | Chesapeake Conference Center
Find out why people choose the Chesapeake Conference Center for their wedding ceremony, reception and rehearsal dinner.
9 a.m. | Newport News Cruise | The Mariners’ Museum and Park
Grab your bike and join other bicyclers on a leisurely ride that stretches from The Mariners’ Museum and Park to Hilton Village.
11 a.m. | A Champagne Brunch | Mermaid Winery
George Kartis and Mermaid Winery (the new Virginia Beach location) will be hosting “A Champagne Brunch” featuring a Pinup/Vintage 40s Fashion Show starring professional models by
GEORGE KARTIS MODEL SEARCH, dancers, vintage jewelry and fashions, along with delicious food and lots of bubbles! Proceeds will be donated to Operation Smile.