Before you send the kids back-to-school, check out everything going on and have some fun before the new school year.
Also check hrScene’s Back-to-School Guide for everything you need to know about getting the kids ready.
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Friday – Sunday | “Guns of August” War Gaming Convention | Virginia War Museum
The event is a tabletop war gaming convention put on by the Virginia War Museum and the Old Dominion Military Society. There will be miniatures, board games, theme games, vendors, a flea market, and a charity raffle.
$8 Adult | $7 Senior (62+) | $7 Active Duty Military | $6 Children
Saturday & Sunday | 47th Annual Seawall Art Show | High Street Landing
It is a fine art and craft show featuring 80 juried artists and organized by a group of committed community volunteers.
Friday – Sunday | 55th Annual East Coast Surfing Championships | Virginia Beach Oceanfront
Each year, several hundred surfers from Menehunes to Masters compete for East Coast surfing titles, prizes, history and the sheer love of surfing. Other beach oriented sports and recreation include volleyball, a boardwalk 5K run, street skate and ramp contests, swimsuit contests, food and drink concessions, and live music on the beach. Check out the website for a full schedule of events.
Friday & Saturday | Hardee’s FunkFest Beach Party | 24th Street Stage
The Hardee’s FunkFest Beach Party is the heart and soul of this weekend event. Featuring music generated over the years by influential legends such as James Brown, Sly and the Family Stone, George Clinton, and The Ohio Players.
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9 a.m. | Pack the Patrol Car | Walmart Shopping Center
Help ensure students are equipped to learn! Pack police patrol cars and EMS units full of school supplies! There will be a day full of activities and donations will get you a coupon for free McDonald’s food, while supplies last. Also the Red Cross will be conducting a blood drive on site.
3 p.m. | 4th Annual OBC Battle of the Brewers | O’Connor Brewing Company
Each of the competition beers will be sold as a single flight. The flight will be served with a score sheet and a print out of the guidelines, so guests can judge based on trueness to style as well as which brew they like best.
4:30 p.m. | Live 360° Bhav Brigade Yoga | MacArthur Center
While the class is for all-levels, these Friday Fire-Ups will be constructed with the intention of advancing an already growing practice. You’re welcome to pay whatever you feel the class is worth. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Hope House Foundation. Grab a yoga mat, bring your friends and catch some good vibes with us.
FREE | Donations accepted
5 p.m. | Free Tasting Friday: Shining Stars | Mermaid Winery
This feature event will take place at our tasting bar and is open to the public; no reservations required.
6 p.m. | T.G.O.V. – Summer Concert Series | Ocean View Beach Park
The TGOV Beach Music Concert Series is a great way to start the weekend with Live Music on the Chesapeake Bay, children’s activities, cornhole games, food, beverages and more.
8 p.m. | Friday Night Summer Concert Series | Smithfield Times Gazebo
After thirty seasons of Friday evening concerts from Memorial Day to Labor Day, the Summer Concert Series is woven into the fabric of the community. The concerts are free; bring a chair or a blanket and enjoy an eclectic mix of music and musicians.
8 p.m. | Movies in the Park – The Jungle Book | Nike Park
Bring the whole family out for movies under the stars. There will be popcorn for everyone. Grab your lawn chairs or blankets to watch family-friendly cinema.
6 p.m. | Movie Night: Trolls | Mount Trashmore
Bring blankets and beach chairs to get comfortable as you watch a family-favorite on our giant screen. Concessions will be available for purchase.
8 p.m. | Goo Goo Dolls: Long Way Home Summer Tour with Phillip Phillips | Virginia Beach Amphitheater
Click here for ticket information
8 p.m. | Demetri Martin “Let’s Get Awkward” Tour | Sandler Center
Martin began doing standup comedy in New York City, where he worked as a staff writer at Late Night with Conan O’Brien. After working at Conan, Demetri became a regular performer on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
Click here for ticket information
9 a.m. | Colonial Historical Park Founders Day | Yorktown Battlefield Visitors Center
Theodore Roosevelt is coming to Colonial National Historical Park for Founders Day. Hear part of the speech Theodore Roosevelt gave at Jamestown Exposition in 1907. Theodore Roosevelt will be portrayed by Actor Bill Rose.
7 p.m. | Harbor for the Arts Concert Series | Cape Charles Central Park
Enjoy the last weekends of summer at the Cape Charles Central Park concert series. Weekly entertainment at either the Park or Palace Theatre. A little something for everyone with sounds of gospel, blues, jazz, funk, rock and more.
1 p.m. | Khedive Seafood Feast | Khedive Temple Greenbrier
All you can eat steamed shrimp, fried oysters, fish, clam strips, cole slaw, baked beans, hush puppies, and soda. Entertainment by Hotcakes.
Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the gate
6 p.m. | Downtown Hampton Block Party – Buckshot | Downtown Hampton
Come on down to the block, put on your cowboy boots and bring your partner. Let’s all have a rip-roaring-rowdy time with the best of 757 Country Buckshot VB.
7 p.m. | Brothers Osborne | Mill Point Park
Come check out one of the hottest young acts in country music today.
10 a.m. | Get Your Geek Con | Slover Library
From anime and manga to lightsabers and superheroes with a costume contest thrown in the mix, Get Your Geek Con is fun for everyone!
5 p.m. | Zoo Grooves ft. The Deloreans | Virginia Zoo
Join us for a rockin’ good time with live music at the Zoo this summer! Bring your blanket and your lawn chairs. Enjoy animal ambassadors, summer fare & local brews.
Regular zoo admission
7 p.m. | End of Summer Luau | Mermaid Winery
Join us as we celebrate the end of summer Hawaiian style. Wear your best luau inspired attire and enjoy our select red and white wine. Person/Couple with most creative ensemble wins a $25 gift card.
11 a.m. | YOGA! for Adults | Portsmouth Public Library
Join us for a 60 minute Yoga practice at the Main Library. Primary concentration will be Hatha Yoga with emphasis on following your breath. Everyone is encouraged to participate – different variations of poses will be offered allowing you to take your yoga practice to different levels.
7 p.m. | Movies in the Park – The Angry Birds Movie | Portsmouth City Park
First come, first served, capacity 150 people sponsored by the Portsmouth Department of Parks, Recreation and Leisure Services.
7 a.m. | Smithfield Kiwanis Club’s 31st Annual Fishing Tournament | Smithfield Station
Lines in the water at sunrise on the 26th. Scales open at 2 p.m. and must be at the dock by 4 p.m. Food will be available from 2:00 until 6:00 p.m. and awards will be given at 5 p.m.
Entry fee per boat is $100 up to 4 anglers $25 per angler up to 6 | All teams must be registered by the close of the Captain’s Meeting (Aug. 25, 8 p.m.) | FREE for spectators
1 p.m. | Neptune’s 3rd Annual Coastal Craft Beer Festival | Neptune’s Park at 31st Street
Neptune’s Park will be transformed into a craft beer lover’s haven with over 50 beers from 30 breweries, exclusive cask ales, and Neptune Festival’s specialty beer. The festival also includes live music and a selection of the region’s finest food trucks.
Tickets are $35
11 a.m. | “Back to School” Bazaar | World Mission Society Church of God
The Bazaar is free to the public and we would like to encourage citizens in Hampton Roads to contribute to the school drive. We will be providing fun games and activities to encourage all who have a giving heart. Dunk tank, bounce house, hand sales, food stations, eating contests, family-friendly games, photo zone and more.
5 p.m. | Monthly Bike Cruise | Fort Monroe Community Center
The ride will be 45 minutes to an hour. For now it will be a casual, summertime jaunt around Fort Monroe.
6 p.m. | Groovin’ by the Bay | Buckroe Beach
Summer concert series, August 20 – Kaboombox
9 a.m. | Sunday Dog Days | Norfolk Botanical Garden
Bring your four-legged friends for a stroll around the garden.
Members FREE | Non-members $5
10:30 a.m. | Poses & Pints: Sunday morning yoga | O’Connor Brewing Company
Come join us at OBC for the blissful moments of yoga. on Sunday mornings. The class will be followed by the opportunity to have a couple of drinks at a great discount.
Donations welcomed, proceeds go to a different charity every glass
11 a.m. | Riverview Village Days Farmer’s Market | Lafayette Park
Join over 70 plus vendors including; farmers, artists, crafters, vintage and antique dealers, plant and animal products, jewelry, pottery, bath, skincare, and food trucks.
8:30 p.m. | Movie Night on the Patio: Hot Tub Time Machine | Mermaid Winery
Get here early to reserve your seat on the patio Movie begins at 8:30 p.m. Must be 21-years-old to attend. Complimentary popcorn available.
10:30 a.m. | Hoppy Yoga | Green Flashing Brewing
This all-levels yoga class doesn’t take itself too seriously yet will still get your blood pumping before you enjoy some tasty brews.
$20 for class
2 p.m. | S.I.N. Sunday | Back Bay Brewing
Celebrate Sunday with Back Bay — all Service Industry, Military and Veterans and First Responders get 15% off all day.