Summer is winding down quickly! So don’t forget to check out our Back-to-School Guide for all the information you need as you get ready to send the little ones back.
Also don’t forget that for the first time in 26 years, people in the United States will get to witness a total eclipse. Check our guide to eclipse viewing parties and don’t miss it!
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Friday – Sunday | Summer RV Show & Sale | Hampton Roads Convention Center
Conveniently shop eight RV dealers under one roof during the Super Summer RV Show and Sale. It’s a Summer blowout with SALE prices on the best brands in the business.
Click here for the $5 online deal | $10 at the door
Friday – Sunday | Pinkalicious – The Musical | Kroc Center Hampton Roads
Based on the wildly popular book series – PINKALICIOUS, this delightful musical follows the story of young Pinkalicious who can’t stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents.
Friday & Saturday | Ragtime | Peninsula Community Theatre
The stories of an upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring young Harlem musician unfold – set in turn-of-the-century New York – all three united by their desire and belief in a brighter tomorrow. Their compelling stories are set to theatre’s richest and most glorious Tony Award winning score by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens.
Click here for ticket information
Friday – Sunday | Model Railroading Show | Trinity United Methodist Church
Trinity United Methodist Church & Tidewater Big Train Operators present a multi-scale model railroading train display.
7 p.m. | 4th annual Project 1619 African Diaspora Film Festival | The American Theatre
Project 1619 4th annual African Diaspora Film Festival and panel discussion on the film “American Denial.” The film weaves a narrative that exposes some of the potential underlying causes of racial biases still rooted in America’s systems and institutions today.
Adults: $10 | Children under 12: $5
12 p.m. | Slover Sounds: Doug Alan Wilcox | Slover Library
Musicians entertain our patrons in the Forum for a free lunchtime concert.
4:30 p.m. | Live 360° Bhav Brigade Yoga | MacArthur Center
We’ll meet on Level One in the space next to Victoria’s Secret for a donation-based vinyasa flow led by Leah Landau. While the class is for all-levels, these Friday Fire-Ups will be constructed with the intention of advancing an already growing practice.
FREE but donations welcomed
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.
9:15 p.m. | FlickIt! Fridays: Thrashin’ | Naro Cinemas
Valley boys take on the punk rockers in this 80s version of Romeo & Juliet — on skateboards.
Tickets are $10
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.
6 p.m. | T.G.I.F. Summer Concert Series | Bennett’s Creek Park
Enjoy this free and family-friendly event in the park with great live music and kids can enjoy the children’s area.
6 p.m. | Watermen’s Museum Yorktown Music Jamboree | Watermen’s Museum
Come and enjoy an evening of traditional and original folk music along the beautiful York River.
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.
Race beings at 8 a.m. | BYOV Run for the Arts 5K | Chesapeake City Park
All race proceeds benefit the Bay Youth Orchestras of Virginia’s 350 student musicians from all over Hampton Roads and Northeastern North Carolina. The BYOV Run for the Arts 5K Presented By Técnico Corporation will feature live orchestra music performed throughout the race course by many of our students and artistic partners.
10 a.m. | Khedive Autos Shriners’ 26th Annual Fun-n-Shine Car Show | Khedive Temple Greenbrier
As part of this event is the 19th Annual Craft Show inside the comfortable air conditioned building with lots of crafters, vendors, food, and restrooms.
2 p.m. | 3rd Annual Tap! Tap! Craft Beer Festival | Greenbrier Farms
Tap! Tap! features unlimited free samples of over 30 beers. Food available for sale from your favorite local food trucks. Entertainment to be announced. Proceeds benefit the amazing children of Maison Fortune Orphanage in Haiti.
Tickets are $35
5 p.m. | “Movie & More” Series: Angry Birds | Elizabeth River Park
Come out and join us for a movie on the lawn! Before the movie starts, dance the afternoon away with our DJ playing family friendly music. Or visit our information tent and sign-up to win prizes while the kids bounce in our large inflatables zone. Other activities include face painting, lawn games, and food vendors.
11 a.m. | African Landing Day Commemoration | Fort Monroe
Honor the First Africans who arrived in English North America at Point Comfort (Fort Monroe) at the African Landing Day Commemoration, a program being presented by Project 1619 in cooperation with the Hampton 2019 Commemorative Commission and the National Juneteenth Observance Foundation.
2 p.m. | Waiters Race | Downtown Hampton at Queens Way
For the Waiters Race, food service professionals race through a series of obstacles holding a loaded tray of Stella Artois, without spilling a drop!
6 p.m. | Downtown Hampton Block Party — Living Colour with The Soulvation Society | Downtown Hampton at Queens Way
The Soulvation Society is bringing back the funk with a twist and modern flair. Living Colour is a creative fusion influenced by heavy metal, funk, jazz, hip hop, country, and alternative rock.
7 p.m. | 6th annual African American Heritage Jazz Concert | The American Theatre
Featuring Reverend Ron Myers Sr. MD, jazz legends Todd Ledbetter and Herman Burney, and Bob Ransom Jr., and Junie McDonald.
Tickets are $20
9 a.m. | Member Morning | Virginia Zoo
Saturdays and Sundays, members can beat the heat by coming to the Zoo an hour before the general public.
FREE for members
10 a.m. | 7th Annual Honey Bee Festival | Norfolk Botanical Garden
Garden guests will enjoy children’s activities, demonstrations, honey products & samples, pottery, jewelry, food trucks, a costume “Waggle Dance” with the NBG Queen Bee, and much more! Come see the inside of a real live bee hive and purchase your own bee‐friendly plants. Children that dress as a bee will receive a free honey stick.
FREE with garden admission
5 p.m. | Mindscapes | St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
Wellness Interventions of Norfolk, Inc. presents Mindscapes, an art show featuring works created by the mental health community.
FREE | $5 donation appreciated
10 a.m. | Maker Fest | Children’s Museum of Virginia
Check out one of our interactive demonstrations from blacksmiths, wood turners, weavers, spinners, and glass blowers. Learn about 3D printing, building robots, and how to make an electric car. Hands-on activities and workshops will be available throughout the day.
2 p.m. | Forward 2 School | I.C. Norcom High School
Portsmouth students K-12 and their parents are encouraged to attend the event for a day filled of fun activities, games, food and motivational speakers. Parents will have the opportunity to attend School Readiness Workshops. The workshop allows parents to learn how they can play an active role in homework and studying throughout the year.
7 p.m. | Movies in the Park: Ratchet and Clank | Portsmouth City Park
First come, first served, capacity 150 people.
8 a.m. | Surfers Healing 5K | 4th Street Virginia Beach Oceanfront
Surfers Healing was founded by Israel and Danielle Paskowitz. Their son, Isaiah, was diagnosed with autism at age three. The 5K associated with this event raises money for both the Surfer’s Healing foundation as well as the Autism Society, Tidewater Virginia.
Click here for registration information
6 p.m. | Bowling for Rhinos 2017 | Pinboy’s at the Beach
Have a ball bowling while contributing to the conservation of this endangered species. 100% of the proceeds go to saving rhinos. The event will feature a silent auction with great prizes, music, raffles, and much more.
$20 adult | $15 children | $110 for a team of 5
2 p.m. | Peculiar Planet | NASA Visitor’s 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.
10 a.m. | Living Large in Small Places – Creative Ideas for Little Yards and Gardens | Freedom Park Interpretive Center
Award-winning VSLD Certified Landscape Designer Peggy Krapf will share creative ideas for little yards and gardens.
FREE | $5 donation appreciated
12:30 p.m. | Sit, Sip and Stamp | Big Ugly Brewing Company
Join our favorite Stampin’ Up demonstrator, Bobbie Yoakem, and grab a pint while you create two projects to take hom. All instruction and materials are included.
$6 per person
8 a.m. | Yoga at Buckroe Beach | Buckroe Beach Park
Join instructor Janet Tucker for free yoga sessions on the left side of the James T. Wilson Pier at Buckroe Beach. What to bring; Comfortable easy-movement clothes, yoga mat or beach towel, bottled water and a friend.
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
12 p.m. | HNDRX Presents: Our Wacky Real Show | O’Connor Brewing Company
Moe Hedrix, 757 Media Group, and O’Connor Brewing Company have put together an awesome event to bring families together for an incredible day full of underground hiphop & so much more.
6 p.m. | Join Girl Scouts at a S’mores Day Celebration | Camp Apasus
Families interested in learning more about Girl Scouts are invited to a National S’mores Day Celebration with Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast. Make your own delicious s’mores, try your hand at cool science and engineering activities and register to become a Girl Scout.
7 p.m. | ASAP presents: Veteran’s Open Mic Night | O’Connor Brewing Company
O’Connor Brewing Company is proud to partner with the Armed Services Arts Partnership (ASAP) to host a comedy show featuring veterans, service members, and military family members. All performers are graduates of ASAP’s Comedy Bootcamp program, the first stand-up comedy class in the country for veterans and military families.
8:30 p.m. | Movie Night on the Patio: Bad Teacher | 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.