Your Greek Festival, Chesapeake Jubilee, Warbirds Hampton Roads Weekend


What a weekend ahead as summer is almost officially here; the hot weather this week has certainly given you that feeling.

Also it is American Craft Beer Week. Check out this full list of events going on at your favorite local brewery, thanks to craft beer aficionado Lou Partida.

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

Chesapeake

Friday – Sunday | Chesapeake Jubilee | Chesapeake City Park
This weekend event has the largest traveling amusement park in the world, fireworks, plenty of festival food, activities for the kids, historical re-enactors, the Kiwanis Shrimp Feast, the Kansas City Barbecue Society sanctioned Annual BBQ Cook-Off and much, much more. Entertainment includes American Idol finalist Chris Richardson, country music performer Brittany Marie, and Christian rocker Chris Sligh.
FREE

Hampton

Saturday & Sunday | 7th Annual Chesapeake Bay Reggae Fest | Mill Point Park
The 7th annual Chesapeake Bay Reggae Fest features over 20 Reggae bands, food galore, craft and beverages.
Tickets are $5

Newport News

Saturday & Sunday | 17th Annual Toy Soldier Show | Virginia War Museum
Vendors selling antique & modern toy soldiers in galleries alongside artifacts from the American Revolution through Operation Desert Storm. Door prize drawings throughout the day. Wargames in miniature for kids of all ages.
FREE

Norfolk

Friday – Sunday | Norfolk Greek Festival | Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral
Food and music highlight the festival. Outdoor stands will sell everything from Souvlaki to Loukoumades — all homemade in the flavorful tradition of Greek cuisine. The food is available at the festival under the tents while listening to live music or indoors at the Hellenic Center. Take-out is also available.
FREE

Saturday & Sunday | 33rd Annual Stockley Gardens Spring Arts Festival | Stockley Gardens Park
Come to this art show and experience a truly intimate & beautiful environment. There will be 130 local, regional, and international artists as well as live music, delicious food, and children’s activities throughout the course of the weekend! Rain or shine.
FREE

Saturday & Sunday | 16th Annual Virginia Beer Festival | Town Point Park
The Mid-Atlantic’s largest and longest running beer festival celebrates its 16th year with a diverse selection of more than 150 local beers and ciders from regional and international breweries, local food, and live music.
Tickets are $40 – all you can drink

Virginia Beach

Friday & Saturday | The Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge 2017 | Mount Trashmore
Competitors from throughout the country will run what’s been called “The Toughest Two Minutes in Sports”. Come out to support the competitors and to support Vigilant Watch.
FREE

Friday – Sunday | Beach Music Cruise-In | 30th Street at the Oceanfront
Beach Music Cruise-In, combining bands on the beach and cars on the boardwalk, blends the best of the “oldies” with dancing under the stars in a jam-packed blast to the past! Settle into the sand as the top Beach Music bands from up and down the East Coast descend on the Virginia Beach Oceanfront in a nostalgic salute to the “good old days” of cool cars and hot tunes. Stroll the boardwalk to view classic cars, hot rods, antiques, and more.
FREE

Saturday & Sunday | Pirate Party on the Beach | 17th Street Park
This family-friendly event features activities designed to bring out the “pirate” in everyone. Costume contests, games, a treasure hunt, and pirate re-enactors all combine to celebrate those scallywags we all wish we could be: pirates.
FREE

Saturday & Sunday | Warbirds Over The Beach Air Show | Military Aviation Museum
Look up in the sky, where you will see fighters and bombers of our armed forces patrol the countryside to protect our homeland from the Axis forces. Hundreds of re-enactors, actual warplanes of these times and entertainment reminiscent of the 1940’s.
Single day tickets $30 | Weekend passes $50 | Youth single day $15 | Youth weekend $20

Friday

Hampton

7 p.m. | Audio Portrait | Oozlefinch Brewing Company
Audio Portrait is an acoustic trio performing music from the 60’s, 70’s 80′ 90’s and current artists.
FREE

Newport News

6 p.m. | Otter Ball | Virginia Living Museum
Come celebrate the Virginia Living Museum with this elegant evening of food, entertainment, and a live auction in support of our mission. Enjoy tantalizing cocktails, aerial feats, inspiring animals, fabulous entertainment, a formal sit down dinner, and a live auction with paddle raise.
Click here for ticket information

8 p.m. | Lula Washington Dance Theatre | Ferguson Center for the Arts
Lula Washington’s choreography has been seen in films including Avatar and The Little Mermaid, but perhaps this indefatigable choreographer’s greatest gift to the future lies in the hearts and minds of the more than 45,000 South Central Los Angeles children who have found inspiration in her dance school.
Click here for ticket information

Norfolk

7 a.m. | Bike to Work Day | Downtown Norfolk
Celebrate Bike to Work Day with pit stops around Downtown routes for bicycle commuters. Ride by a pit stop for water, fruit and more giveaways.
FREE

12 p.m. | Slover Sounds: Doug Alan Wilcox | Slover Library
Musicians entertain our patrons in the Forum for a lunchtime concert.
FREE

6 p.m. | Suds & Buds | Norfolk Botanical Garden
Grab your friends for a casual evening of fun, food and music at the 3rd annual Suds & Buds garden party supporting three great organizations.
Tickets are $55

7 p.m. | Teen Open Mic Night | The Muse Writing Center
Come read original short stories, poetry, and creative nonfiction with pizza and refreshments provided.
FREE

7:05 p.m. | Norfolk Tides vs. Charlotte Knights | Harbor Park
Click here for ticket information

8 p.m. | Glow Ride II | The Plot
Let’s show Norfolk how NEON celebrates Bike Month! Get on your bike for a night time ride in the NEON District! Riders of all ages and experience levels are welcome to attend this free critical mass group ride.
FREE

9:15 | Naro-Minded: Donnie Darko | Naro Cinema
Naro-Minded presents the 15th Anniversary Restoration of Donnie Darko (The Director’s Cut). In a funny, moving, and distinctly mind-bending journey through suburban America, one extraordinary but disenchanted teenager is about to take Time’s Arrow for a ride.
Tickets are $10

Virginia Beach

3 p.m. | BUY A VET A BEER! Sponsored by Atlantic Bay Mortgage Group | Young Veterans Brewing Company
Atlantic Bay Mortgage Group has generously sponsored the event and has PREPAID for 300 craft beers. Redeem your beer as an active duty member, retired, or veteran.
FREE

7 p.m. | Kings of Leon | Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
Click here for ticket information

Williamsburg

9 a.m. | Friday Friends Ride | Williamsburg Community Chapel
Several experienced Ride Leaders will guide you around and along the Virginia Capital Trail. There are varying distances and speeds to suit all levels. Afterwards, stick around for a nice cool-down lunch held at the Community Cafe.
FREE

9 a.m. | Paddle Yoga | Chickahominy Riverfront Park
Practicing yoga on a SUP brings a whole new perspective to being fully present in the moment. Asanas create a new challenge while floating, requiring full awareness, acceptance of mother natures mood and of course a sense of humor.
$25 per class

7 p.m. | Jazz on the James | Jamestown Settlement
Enjoy live jazz that swings with local band Good Shot Judy, craft beer and fine wine, and local food trucks — Offbeat Eats by Two Drummers, FoodaTude…Food with Attitude, and Sinful Treats — all against the stunning vista of the James River at Jamestown Settlement.
Tickets are $35

Saturday

Chesapeake

12 p.m | Outlaws Fundraiser | Big Ugly Brewing
Come out and support the Outlaws youth baseball team. There will be refreshments and door raffles.
FREE

Hampton

11:30 a.m. | Bottoms Up Yoga | Oozlefinch Brewing Company
Come detox with Holly of Yaz Yoga and then re-tox with some brews! This one hour class is for all levels of experience, and all you need to bring is your own mat.
$15 for class and a beer | $25 for class, beer, and a t-shirt

Newport News

10 a.m. | Story Time | Virginia Living Museum
On the third Saturday of each month, museum visitors can enjoy a different nature-related story.
FREE with museum admission

10 a.m. | STEM Community Day | CNU
Activities for all ages! Fun & engaging hands-on activities. STEM professionals from local businesses & organizations. STEM demonstrations & robotics competitions. Friends & family engineering design challenges. Maker Space with make & take projects. Food & beverages from restaurants & vendors.
FREE

4 p.m. | World Arts Celebration | City Center at Oyster Point
Set your cource for adventure! A great day of free family fun featuring music from around the world, international food an artisan village, and hands-on craft activites showcasing cultures from around the world.
FREE

Norfolk

12 p.m. | LGBT Film Festival | Slover Library
2nd Annual LGBT Film Festival
FREE

1 p.m. | Tales to Tails | Slover Library
Tales to Tails gives struggling school-aged readers an opportunity to improve their literacy skills by sharing stories with reading therapy dogs. The non-judgmental presence of the dogs and their silent appreciation for the written word paves the way for reading success and provides a healthy boost of confidence.
Click here to download the participation form

5:45 p.m. | Kids Night Out! | The Virginia Zoo
The Virginia Zoo will handle childcare for you. Kids aged 4-12 will enjoy a fun-filled and educational time at the Zoo. During this evening, we will learn all about the animals that are out and about at night through games, activities, a hike around the Zoo and a light pizza dinner.
Click here for registration information

7 p.m. | Pickin’ On The Porch | O’Connor Brewing Company
The next in an after-hours concert series benefiting the 2nd Annual NorFOLK Festival. A night of music, food, beer and friends, under the stars, out in our beautiful OBC beer garden. Live banjo pickin’ music by Brackish Water Jamboree & Friends. Tasty BBQ pickin’ by Malbon’s BBQ “The Flying Pig” food truck.
FREE

7 p.m. | 4th Annual “Gettin’ Frisky on the Wisky” | USS Wisconsin
Join us for live music and libations aboard the USS Wisconsin. Make sure you don’t miss this sure to sell-out event by buying your ticket today for the best party of the year! Proceeds benefit Sail Nauticus.
Tickets are $100

8 p.m. | Bob James, Church Street Jazz Series | Attucks Theatre
Bob James is an American two-time Grammy Award-winning smooth jazz keyboardist, arranger and record producer. He is recognized as one of the original founders of smooth jazz, and is renowned for the complexity of arrangements and instrumentals.
Click here for ticket information

8 p.m. | Berlioz Requiem | Chrysler Hall
A once-in-a-lifetime event for music lovers! In this towering masterwork, the huge orchestra is augmented with additional players in every section, plus brass choirs in the four corners of the hall and a chorus of 140 singers, making it a once-in-a-lifetime event for music lovers.
Click here for ticket information

8 p.m. | Double Treble: 2 Women, 2 Musicals, All Improv! | Push Comedy Theater
Sit back in amazement as Kate Baldwin and Alba Woolard dazzle you as they create 2 completely improvised musicals before your very eyes. The duo are joined by the amazing and talented Andy Poindexter on the keyboard.
Tickets are $10

Portsmouth

9 a.m. | Volunteer Service Day | Paradise Creek Nature Park
Become a river hero. Help us clean up the park, improve plantings and learn river stewardship while you’re at it.
FREE

11 a.m. | Yoga for Adults | Portsmouth Public Library
Clear your mind! Join us for a 60-minute Yoga practice. Our primary concentration will be Hatha Yoga where we emphasize following your breath. Everyone is encouraged to participate! All you need is a mat, a smile, and a willingness to try.
FREE

7 p.m. | Zootopia – Movies in May sponsored by Dominion EnergyShare | Portsmouth Pavilion
Guests are encouraged to arrive early to select their preferred viewing spots on the lawn and to take part in Dominion EnergyShare’s workshops. Blankets and sand chairs are recommended. Concessions will be open with food and beverage.
FREE

Smithfield

10 a.m. | Historic St. Luke’s 60th Anniversary Restoration Day | Historic St. Luke’s Church
Virginia’s oldest church, Historic St. Luke’s, is celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the church building’s restoration with a community event including guided tours, 1950’s cars and costumed interpreters, a children’s scavenger hunt, food, music and more.
FREE

Suffolk

2 p.m. | Cult Classics @ Chuckatuck: Grease | Chuckatuck Library
Sometimes a movie doesn’t catch on when it is first released but then gets rediscovered by a new generation. That’s how a cult classic is born. Light refreshments served. Weather permitting, the movie showing will be held outside.
FREE

Williamsburg

11 a.m. | Family Fun Fest | Chickahominy Riverfront Park
Enjoy music, contests, touch-a-truck, inflatables, a petting zoo, and more. Kids can join the Fun Run and visit the Good for You Zone.
Admission is $5 per car

7 p.m. | Honky Tonk Heroes – A Classic Country Tribute | Kimball Theatre
An evening of Classic Country music from Curtis Brown (Michael Clark Band) & Ben Phelps (of the Ben Phelps Project); Molly Payne and the Mistakes from Richmond, Virginia; and Blended Outlaw(Scott Kale) from Virginia Beach with special guest, Dave Waltrip.
Click here for ticket information

Sunday

Chesapeake

3 p.m. | 3rd Annual Children’s Spring Fashion Show | Chesapeake Conference Center
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital again this year. Many exciting surprises await the audience in this fashion and fun filled evening.
Tickets are $30

Hampton

2 p.m. | Tour de Fort | Fort Monroe
Five different rides offer something for every skill and desire and will lead you through Fort Monroe, Phoebus, and Buckroe. End at Oozlefinch Craft Brewery for a celebratory drink, food, music, and camaraderie.
Click here for registration information

2 p.m. | Cole Stevens & The Delta Daggers Live | Oozlefinch Brewing Company
Hey there blues music fans, we are super excited to have Cole Stevens and The Delta Daggers. They play music for blues fans who love a new twist on classic tunes.
FREE

Norfolk

12 p.m. & 3 p.m. | The Journey of King Arthur |  Barry Robinson Theater at Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School
Come along with the magical Merlin the Magnificent as he tells the legendary tales of King Arthur from the sword in the stone to the Knights of the Round Table with the help of the Children’s Theater of Hampton Roads.
Tickets are $5

12 p.m. | Mom Jeans – Post Mother’s Day Bash | Push Comedy Theater
Get ready for the mother of all sketch shows from the mother of all sketch groups.​ When these ladies get together it’s guaranteed to be a hilarious and raucous good time.
Tickets are $5

12 p.m. | Redwood BBQ Brunch | Benchtop Brewing Company
Since our brunch events have been so popular, we don’t have to tell how good the magical meat coming out of Redwood Smoke Shack is, we decided to team up and do a BBQ brunch to get the best of both worlds. You can’t miss Bob’s menu specials for this day.
FREE

12:30 p.m. | LGBT Film Festival – Day 2 | Slover Library
FREE

1 p.m. | Sensible Seafood Kickoff | O’Connor Brewing Company
It’s a great chance to rub elbows with some of the best local chefs and enjoy incredible local beer, including the limited release of O’Connor’s Sensible Kolsch.
Tickets are $20

7:30 p.m. | Good Charlotte w/ Less Than Jake | The NorVa
Click here for ticket information

8:30 p.m. | Movie Night on the Patio: Office Christmas Party | Mermaid Winery
Get here early to reserve your seat on the patio. Must be 21 years old to attend. Complimentary gourmet popcorn.
FREE

Virginia Beach

8:30 a.m. | No Child Wet Behind 5k & Diaper Drive | Mount Trashmore
Hampton Roads Doulas and No Child Wet Behind are partnering together to benefit our local diaper bank, The Greater Hampton Roads Diaper Bank. Our mission is to bring about awareness of diaper need and to raise monetary and diaper donations to provide for families in the Hampton Roads region.
FREE for spectators | Click here for registration information

11 a.m. | Girls on the Run Hampton Roads 5K Celebration | Virginia Wesleyan College
Girls from all over the region come together with a “Running Buddy” to participate in this inspirational afternoon. Crossing the finish line at the 5K is the defining moment of the program where girls realize that even the seemingly impossible is possible.
FREE for spectators | Click here for registration information

1 p.m. | Inaugural Bull & Oyster Roast! | Wasserhund Brewing Company
If roasted is not your thing they’ll also have raw & fried oysters available along with oyster stew & various side dishes. All your Wasserhund favorites will be available for purchase as well. ALL YOU CAN EAT! All oyster shells will be donated to the Friends School’s Save Our Shells program.
Tickets are $50

2:30 p.m. | Hampton Roads Metro Band presents, “Concert at Warbirds at the Beach” | Military Aviation Museum
The Hampton Roads Metro Band will have two performances at the “Warbirds Over the Beach” event beginning at 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
FREE

Williamsburg

2 p.m. | Live Music – Walkerton Brothers | Alewerks
Sunday afternoon join us for great beer, great weather (well, we’ll hope for it), and great live music from the Walkerton Brothers. We sure can’t think of a better way to wind down the weekend.
FREE


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