Your Cinco de Mayo, Town Point Wine Fest Hampton Roads Weekend


It will be a festive weekend around Hampton Roads with the celebration of Cinco de Mayo.

Also there is a full schedule of events surrounding the opening of the long-awaited Waterside District. You can find all the information you need here.

See anything we missed? We want to know about it! Send us an email: info@hrscene.com or submit your events to our calendar by clicking here.

All Weekend

Newport News

Friday & Saturday | 2017 CNU Writers Conference | Christopher Newport University
Come collaborate with agents, editors, authors with special keynote speakers. All writing styles will be discussed fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and sci-fi. All for adults and children.
FREE

Norfolk

Friday – Sunday | Norfolk Tides vs. Durham Bulls | Harbor Park
Click here for ticket information

Saturday & Sunday | Spring Town Point Virginia Wine Festival | Town Point Park
Spend a spring weekend on the Downtown Norfolk Waterfront in Town Point Park, sampling a variety of over 200 wines from over 30 premier Virginia wineries. Feast on gourmet foods, shop from specialty merchants and enjoy live music at the most anticipated wine festival of the Spring season.
Tickets start at $20

Virginia Beach

Friday – Sunday | The Telling Project | The Zeiders American Dream Theater
The Telling Project facilitates meaningful contact between veteran and civilian populations on a community level. Veterans and veterans’ family members step forward as performers and after interview, performance training, and rehearsal, the ‘performers’ tell their stories of service to their communities.
Click here for ticket information

Williamsburg

Saturday & Sunday | Aura Curiatlas presents: A Life with No Limits | Kimball Theatre
A Life With No Limits is inspired by the life and work of astrophysicist Stephen Hawking and is created in the company’s signature style blending dance, theatre, and acrobatics.
Click here for ticket information

Friday

Newport News

6 p.m. | Cinco in the City | City Center at Oyster Point
This event will feature music by Tumbao Salsero, food trucks, beverage sales (proceeds benefit local charities), face painting, and activities for all ages.
FREE

7:30 p.m. | Paint Night | Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center
Join us on the 1st Friday of the month for Paint Night with Chelsea VanHook of definedARTS.
Tickets are $20

Norfolk

10:30 a.m. | Writers Coffee Break | Cafe Stella
Join us for an informal get-together where area writers and Muse teachers, students, and friends enjoy conversation and camaraderie over a (perhaps much-needed) coffee break.
FREE

12 p.m. | Cinco de Mayo Fiesta! | O’Connor Brewing Company
We will have Los Abejas del Norte, “An accordion-bajo sexto core, the essence of Tex-Mex conjunto music!” Bro’s Fish Tacos will be on site all day serving up some fresh, delicious bites. And finally we’ll have El Guapo specials going on all day long, because what would Cinco de Mayo be without a cold Guapo in your hand?
FREE

5 p.m. | First Fridays – Cinco de Mayo | MacArthur Center Green ***CANCELLED***
Cinco de Mayo Celebration with Bio Ritmo performing, food and merchandise vendors and a beer and wine garden all out on MacArthur Center Green.
FREE

6 p.m. | Mermaid Winery Bash! | Mermaid Winery
The winery os celebrating their fifth year in business with a celebration all about thanking YOU for getting them here. The Mermaid Team will be there to make your wine dreams come true. During this evening, 15% of all proceeds will be donated to a local charity.
FREE

7:30 p.m. | A Night of Hope with Joel Osteen | Norfolk Scope
This Night of Hope will bring together people of all different backgrounds from across the region for an exciting time of praise and worship where lives are changed and hope is restored.
Tickets are $15

9:15 p.m. | FlickIt! Fridays: Spaceballs | Naro Cinemas
This month’s fun times are sponosored by our neighboring nice-guys Local Heroes, Quixotic Arts, and Stage Right Lighting. We will have CBC – Coelacanth Brewing Company beer and wine availablef or sale, with all proceeds benefiting those cute little mogs at the Ghent Dog Park.
Tickets are $10

Portsmouth

5 p.m. | First Fridays Concert Series: Lewis McGehee | Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center
Lewis McGehee always brings his “A” game to the Courtyard, and what a big game it is. He writes, sings and plays it all.
FREE

Virginia Beach

11 a.m. | 2017 Atlantic Shores Spring Home & Garden Tour | Atlantic Shores Retirement Community
Featuring tours of four homes within Atlantic Shores Retirement community, showcasing interior and floral designs, galleries with artwork from resident artists, community landscaping and Victory Garden tours.
FREE

2:30 p.m. | FM99 Lunatic Luau | Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
Artists scheduled to appear: Avenged Sevenfold, Chevelle, Three Days Grace, The Pretty Reckless, Alter Bridge, Filter, Nothing More, Fozzy, Dinosaur Pile Up, Frank Carter & the Rattle Snakes.
Click here for ticket information

6 p.m. | Cinco de Gringo! | Back Bay Brewing
Come celebrate Cinco de Mayo with your favorite local brewers with stellar beer specials, live music and fiesta vibes!
FREE

7 p.m. | Susan G. Komen Tidewater 4th Annual Pink-o de Mayo Fundraising Gala | Westin Virginia Beach Town Center
Pink-o de Mayo is a night of merriment and music, cocktails and canapés, fun and philanthropy. Throughout the evening guests will enjoy drinks, dancing, hor d’oeuvres, a wine pull, and a silent and LIVE auction, filled with wonderful, enticing items that will open up hearts and wallets making this evening a night of memories.
Tickets are $50 in advance | $75 at the door

Williamsburg

6 p.m. | Michael Parker | Brass Cannon Brewing
Celebrating over 50 years of performing top rock and soul tunes in the greater Richmond area, Michael Parker will be joining us at Brass Cannon for an evening of music and fun.
FREE

Saturday

Chesapeake

2 p.m. | Revoutionary Beer Fest | Chesapeake City Park
Benefiting the Great Bridge Battlefield & Waterways History Foundation. Enjoy unlimited free samples of over 30 beers, food available for purchase from your favorite local food trucks, and live entertainment.
Tickets start at $20

Eastern Shore

10 a.m. | Annual Chincoteague Seafood Festival | Tom’s Cove Park
The festival offers fresh, local seafood and will include exciting offerings and signature dishes from local restaurants as well as old and new Eastern Shore favorites prepared by famous festival cooks, volunteers, and professionals.
Tickets are $45 | Children under 5 are FREE

Hampton

9 a.m. | LOSC Bazaar Car Show | Waters Edge Church
Shop all your favorite vendors, find a one of a kind piece from a crafter, and browse the best cars Hampton Roads has to offer.
FREE

7 p.m. | Crimson Fox | Oozlefinch Craft Brewery
The taps are flowing at one of the best craft breweries around, and the mothership is touching down.
FREE

8 p.m. | Pete Seeger: The Storm King | The American Theatre
Featuring traditions as diverse as African Music, Blues, Bluegrass, Classical Guitar, Folk, Jazz, and East Indian Music, this exciting project brings Pete’s wisdom and stories to new audiences and into a new technological age.
Click here for ticket information

Newport News

8:30 a.m. | 5K By the Bay | Riverside Rehabilitation Institute
Enjoy a scenic out and back course along Chesapeake Avenue, featuring stunning views of the Chesapeake Bay. This family friendly event features a 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run for all the runners and walkers in your family.
FREE for spectators | Click here for registration information

10 a.m. | Newport News Children’s Festival of Friends | Newport News Park
Children can meet their favorite book characters including Curious George, Clifford, and the Berenstain Bears; see animals from the Virginia Living Museum, ZooPro, and Gum Tree Farm. The youngest festival guests can play in a special “Happy Campers” Pre-school Play Area.
FREE but there is a $5 fee for parking

11 a.m. | Mermaid & Pirate Party | Virginia Living Museum
Searching for treasures under the Sea? Mermaid or Pirate, which will you be? Ahoy, me hearties! It’s time to grab your wooden leg and dust off your fin for a Mermaid & Pirate Party. Aaarrrgh you in? Create a treasure chest, walk the plank, meet a mermaid, and more.
$15 per member (ages 2 and under free)

5:30 p.m. | Kentucky Derby Party | Tradition Brewing
The 2017 Kentucky Derby will be the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby and the tasting room is ready to celebrate. Derby attire is strongly suggested, so ladies big hats and gentleman bowties. Contests for best hat and best bowtie.
FREE

Norfolk

10:30 a.m. | Pilates Day with CoreVelo Pilates & Fitness Studio | O’Connor Brewing Company
CoreVelo Pilates and Fitness Studio will be hosting a one hour mat class to celebrate this year’s Pilates Day. It’s a donations based mat class with 100% proceeds benefiting Hope House Foundation. So bring your own mat, get a great workout, celebrate Pilates, donate to a local charity, and enjoy a few beers afterwards.
FREE

12 p.m. | Spring Street Fair | Smartmouth Beer
Join us as we transform our annual spring party into an all-out street fair, with carnival-style games, prizes, live music, tasty food and delicious beer. Enjoy a variety of classic game tents with a brewery spin to benefit the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.
FREE

1 p.m. | Writers Supporting Writers: Talk it out, Write it Out | The Muse Writing Center
Don’t curse your blank screen again–come vent with us, collaborate with us, brainstorm with us, advise us, and get advice from us on the numerous issues related to writing from beginning a short or long project to finding an agent, publisher, mentor.
FREE

2 p.m. | Summer Concert Series | MacArthur Center
Enjoy The Governor’s School for the Arts Jazz Band as they perform in the Nordstrom Court on level one.
FREE

4 p.m. | Kentucky Derby Party | Mermaid Winery
Heart thumping . . . hooves stomping . . .a handful of hopes . . . it’s the 143rd Kentucky Derby. We will have two contests: best derby inspired dressed and best hat. Both winners will receive a bottle of wine ($75 value).
FREE

8 p.m. | T.I. | The NorVA
Click here for ticket information

Portsmouth

8 a.m. | Loxley Place 1st Annual Yard Sale | 3014 Victory Blvd.
Loxley Place Civic League 1st Annual Yard Sale with free popcorn and free clothes.
FREE

10 a.m. | Olde Towne Portsmouth Antiques Flea Market | Middle Street Garage
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.
FREE

7 p.m. | Moana – Movies in May | Portsmouth Pavilion
Dominion EnergyShare Family Movies in May returns to Portsmouth Pavilion with one of the most popular events presented in Portsmouth each spring. Guests are encouraged to arrive early to select their preferred viewing spots. Blankets and sand chairs are recommended. Concessions will be open with food and beverage.
FREE

Suffolk

9 a.m. | Suffolk Farmers’ Market Season Opening Celebration | Suffolk Visitor’s Center Pavilion
Enjoy the best in locally-grown fresh fruits and vegetables, along with eggs, honey, homemade jams and jellies, baked goods, fresh cut flowers, plants and handmade jewelry and crafts. Opening day will include live music, entertainment and kiddie fun.
FREE

2 p.m. | Universal Class Sampler | North Suffolk Library
Join us for a sampler program to explore the Universal Class resource and its non-credit courses provided for your personal enrichment. All you need to get started is a Suffolk library card and e-mail address. Basic computer skills are a plus.
FREE

Virginia Beach

10 a.m. | March of Dimes March for Babies | 2400 Atlantic Avenue
Join Team WAVY & FOX43 and March for Babies! The money raised with our local walks is a lifeline for babies in the NICU and connects them with the critical treatments and care they need. The March of Dimes helps moms at every stage.
FREE

10 a.m. | Atlantic Coast Kite Festival | On the beach at 17th Street
Kite fliers and spectators of all ages will experience a visual feast at the 13th Annual Atlantic Coast Kite Festival. This popular event features a variety of activities appropriate for all ages and all levels of kite aficionados.
FREE

10 a.m. | Bend & Brew- Featuring Harmony Health Life and Fitness | Back Bay Brewing
Join us for a Bend and Brew event, featuring Harmony Health. Cathleen Nichols will awaken the souls with a Vinyasa yoga class paired with rock music in the BLIND of Back Bay Brewing. After class stick around for a beer and make new friends and reunite with old friends.
Ticket are $15 for non RF members and FREE to RF Members. (Ticket includes your class and a beer)

12 p.m. | CoVa Beer Fest & Food Truck Rodeo | Hunt Club Farm
Craft beer tasting with live music by Anthony Rosano and the Conqueroos AND Strange Rootz. Local specialty vendors and FUN games, prizes and more.
FREE

2 p.m. | Cinco by the Sea | 31st Street Park
Cinco by the Sea will fill the 31st Street Park in an explosion of cultural food and fun. Explore the market vendors, sample the authentic cuisine and dance to the festive music.
FREE

4 p.m. | Kentucky Derby Soiree | Virginia Beach Town Center
Join us for the most exciting two minutes of the year, and feel like you’re at Churchill Downs for the day. This ticketed event, to be held outside (directly behind the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts), features Southern-style Hors d’Oeuvres, libations (a limited number of drink tickets included), and a commemorative silver cup for Mint Juleps.
$50 per person in advance | $55 day of the event | $350 for a table

8 p.m. | Virginia Arts Festival: Richard Alston’s Dance Company | Sandler Center
Ask a dance critic to name the great living choreographers, and Richard Alston’s name comes at the top of the list. This British master is acclaimed for his unparalleled musicality and his “ravishing, arrestingly theatrical” dance.
Click here for ticket information

Wallops Island

2 p.m. | Peculiar Planet | NASA Visitors Center
Have you ever wondered about other planets when looking up at the night sky? Join us for a short program to learn about one of the other planets in our solar system.
FREE

Williamsburg

7:30 p.m. | The Williamsburg Choral Guild Presents – “From Broadway to Stage & Screen” | Williamsburg Presbyterian Church
Join Artistic Director Jay BeVille, the chorus, professional soloists, the Williamsburg Youth Chorale and pianist Rebecca Davy for a delightful program of memorable show tunes.
FREE

Yorktown

12 p.m. | Blues, Brews, and BBQ – A Festival on the River | Riverwalk Landing
Enjoy a day of finger-lickin’ food, beer, wine, dessert and music.
$30 advanced ticket | $35 at the festival

Sunday

Chesapeake

1 p.m. | All-You-Can-Eat Shrimp Feast | Khedive Shrine Center
This event features fried and steamed shrimp, baked beans, coleslaw, hush puppies and unlimited beverages. Barbeque will be available upon request. Not only will there be great food, but this event features great entertainment. There will be a live auction, gift basket raffles, 50/50 raffles and a bake sale.
Tickets are $25 in advance | $30 at door

1 p.m. | BikeFest Chesapeake | Great Dismal Swamp Trial
Bring your bike and enjoy 12+ miles of paved trails and great family friendly bike activities including a bike rodeo, bike maintenance demos, and visit with a bike mechanic.
FREE

Newport News

10 a.m. | March of Dimes March for Babies | Christopher Newport University
Join Team WAVY & FOX43 and March for Babies! The money raised with our local walks is a lifeline for babies in the NICU and connects them with the critical treatments and care they need. The March of Dimes helps moms at every stage.
FREE

12 p.m. | The Mariners’ Craft Beer Festival | The Mariner’s Museum and Park
Enjoy a selection of 50 craft beers from local, regional and national breweries, listen to live music by Esoteric Ramblers and Hey Hey Hooligan!. Brewery representatives will be on-site to answer questions and offer several “Beer Talks” throughout the event. Food trucks will be on-site with food for purchase.
Tickets are $45

Norfolk

10 a.m. | Tour de ORF Bike Ride | Smartmouth Beer
This ride is intended for folks on road bikes with some experience. We are planning on a B Pace, 16-18 mph as conditions permit with perhaps a sprint on Miller Store Road.
FREE

4 p.m. | The Unprotected Launch Party | The Muse Writing Center
A reading from The Unprotected, book signing, giveaways, drinks and food. Come celebrate the publication of The Unprotected by Muse teacher Kelly Sokol.
FREE

8:30 p.m. | Movie Night on the Patio: How to be Single | Mermaid Winery
Get here early to reserve your seat on the patio!
FREE

Portsmouth

10 a.m. | 2017 Atlantic Coast Kite Festival | Portsmouth City Park
Kite fliers and spectators of all ages will experience a visual feast at the 13th Annual Atlantic Coast Kite Festival. This popular event features a variety of activities appropriate for all ages and all levels of kite aficionados.
FREE

Suffolk

11 a.m. | Mutt Strut | Bennett’s Creek Park
The 9th Annual Mutt Strut will be held at Bennett’s Creek Park and will showcase exciting new pet-related activities, talent show and fun for the entire family, including the four-legged ones. There will be local vendors and corn hole.
FREE

4:30 p.m. | Healthy Kids Running Series | Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Kids compete each week of the Series for a chance to earn points and at the end of the Series the top boy and girl with the most points in their respective age division receive a trophy.
$10 Per Race

Virginia Beach

10:30 a.m. | Breakfast Club – Beer, Donut, and Coffee Pairing | Green Flash Brewing Company
Featuring three hand-crafted donuts thoughtfully paired with three Green Flash beers. In addition, there will be locally roasted coffee and an exclusive beer release.
Tickets are $20

1 p.m. | Cycle for Survival | OneLife Fitness Lynnhaven
Cycle for Survival is a high-energy indoor team cycling event. 100% of every donation to Cycle for Survival is directly allocated to research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center within six months of the event. The donations go to pioneering research and clinical trials, and have already led to new and better treatments for cancer patients worldwide.
FREE

2 p.m. | Rock the Squads! | Mount Trashmore
Come out to celebrate and recognize the efforts of the 1,000+ members of the Volunteer Rescue Squads of Virginia Beach. The event includes food trucks, vehicle displays/demonstrations and performances by The School of Rock and The Deloreans 80’s cover band.
FREE

3 p.m. | Symphonicity: “Epic Revolutionaries” | Sandler Center
The final concert of the “Quest” season opens with the Danzon No. 2 by prominent Mexican composer Arturo Márquez. The Danzon dance form originated in Cuba, but is a distinctly Mexican dance form today.
Click here for ticket information

Williamsburg

1 p.m. | Bluegrass, Beer and Barbecue in the ‘Burg Festival | Muscarelle Museum of Art
The event will feature five kinds of BBQ and over twenty-five sauces prepared on site by Craig Reeves of The Catering Company, contemporary Bluegrass, and a selection of craft beer from The Virginia Beer Company.
Tickets are $35

Yorktown

6 p.m. | Menchville House Bowl-A-THON | AMF York Lanes Bowling Center
Join us and have good friendly and family fun while raising money to benefit Menchville House, Inc. in helping families move from “hurt to hope.” All proceeds of this FUN-raiser will go to support the Menchville House programs and families.
FREE


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