Your Pungo Strawberry, Umjoa Fest, Bam Bam Jam Hampton Roads Weekend


Memorial Day Weekend is widely acknowledged as the unofficial start of Summer. Remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice by spending some time with family and loved ones.

Also there are Memorial Day dedication ceremonies all throughout Hampton Roads on Monday. Check our list 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

Norfolk

Friday – Sunday | Norfolk Fringe Fest- Reduced Shakespeare Company | Wells Theatre
Welcome back the troupe (The Reduced Shakespeare Company) that’s been skewering Shakespeare and other assorted subjects for decades, as they stage the Bard’s “first play.”
Click here for ticket information

North Carolina

Saturday & Sunday | MAYock Music Festival | Eagle Creek Golf Club
This event will future local bands, delicious North Carolina BBQ and American Fare and Vendors for you to shop from. There will be fun for the entire family including 2 Bounce Houses and a foam party.
Tickets are $10

Portsmouth

Friday – Sunday | 27th Annual Umoja Festival | Portsmouth Pavilion
Umoja means unity and this three-day festival presents the rich heritage of African cultural and the manner in which it weaves into our national tapestry. Visitors are introduced to the continent through art, music and entertainment, demonstrations and food.
FREE

Virginia Beach

Friday – Sunday | Salute to Summer | 17th, 24th, and 31st Street Stages at the Oceanfront
Salute to Summer is an unabashed “Star-Spangled” salute to great music, fun in the sun, and the men and women of the military who have sacrificed their lives throughout our history. Enjoy free entertainment on three outdoor stages featuring live music by local and regional bands.
FREE

Saturday & Sunday | 34th Annual Pungo Strawberry Festival | Pungo
Each year the Festival features a parade, countless ways to eat strawberries, amusement rides, a variety of performances, pig races, 4-H livestock auction, and much, much more.
FREE

Friday

Hampton

7 p.m. | Mike Norris & Andy Burns | Oozlefinch Brewing Company
This is real country, drunk with the blues and driven by rock & roll. This night will be a guitar/mandolin & harmonica duo playing good ole honky tonkin’ rock & roll outlaw grass.
FREE

Norfolk

7 p.m. | Kam Chancellor’s VIP Reception & Awards Gala | The Hilton Main
Join Kam Chancellor and his friends from the MLB, NBA, and NFL as they applaud the works of kindred philanthropists who are making a difference in our community.
Donation of $100 goes to the Kam Cares Foundation

Williamsburg

2 p.m. | Beer Tasting – Norm’s Beer & Wine | Alewerks
Join us for a tasting at Norm’s Beer & Wine in Vienna. We’ll be on site pouring a variety of our brews for you to taste and purchase, and always love talking beer, so come by and see us.
FREE

Saturday

Chesapeake

6:30 p.m. | Live music with Brian Grilli | Big Ugly Brewing Company
FREE

Newport News

8 a.m. | Chick-fil-A 10K/5K | Mariner’s Museum & Park
This Memorial Day weekend tradition features the scenic Mariners’ Museum Lions Bridge and lots of family fun. Join us for a great run and Eat Mor Chikin! The event includes a 5K, 10K, and the Running of the Cows 1/2 Mile Fun Run with the Chick-fil-A cows.
FREE for spectators | Click here for registration information

Norfolk

11 a.m. | Author Visit: Rachael Rose Steil | Slover Library
Join Rachael Rose Steil, author of “Running In Silence: My Drive for Perfection and the Eating Disorder That Fed It.” for a discussion about eating disorders and athletics and the drive for perfection.
FREE

12 p.m. | Bam Bam’s Community Cookout & Carnival | Town Point Park
Listen to the sound of local talent and enjoy a mixture of carnival rides, games, and activities the whole family will enjoy. Attendees 17 and under will enjoy a complimentary cookout style lunch. Parents and adults are able to purchase meal vouchers for a plate of their own. We’re inviting the all of the 7 Cities to come enjoy this Memorial Day Weekend with Kam Chancellor and his friends.
FREE

1 p.m. | Foster Care AWARE Block Party | Harrison Opera House
If you’ve ever thought about becoming a foster parent, or just want to learn more about foster care, this event is for you and your family.
FREE

7 p.m. | Bam Bam’s Spring Jam Celebrity Basketball Game | Ted Constant Center
Come see Kam Chancellor of the Seattle Seahawks, members of the Legion of Boom, NBA and NFL stars, performing artists, and local celebrities play an exciting game of basketball! The competition is fierce, but it’s all for a great cause. Join the excitement and help raise money for Kam Cares Foundation.
Tickets start at $22

8 p.m. | Norfolk Fringe Fest – Joey Alexander Trio | TCC Roper Center for Performing Arts
This 13-year-old pianist, Joey Alexander, has caught fire in jazz circles and beyond in recent months, with television appearances on Today and 60 Minutes and features The New York Times and People magazine.
Click here for ticket information

Portsmouth

7:30 p.m. | The Stylistics, The Delfonics & The Manhattans | Portsmouth Pavilion
Click here for ticket information

Suffolk

12 p.m. | Memorial Day Picnic | Chuckatuck Library
Spend an afternoon enjoying the outdoors with friends and family. Bring your lunch to picnic on our lawn! There will be outdoor games such as cornhole, music, and patriotic crafts for kids.
FREE

6:30 p.n. | The Artist’s Experience | Suffolk Visitor’s Center
Make your own creation at art stations provided by the Suffolk Art League and the Suffolk Public Library. Record your story and experiences as part of Suffolk Public Library’s Suffolk Speaks oral history project.
FREE for ages 18 and up

Virginia Beach

11 a.m. | I’ll Huff & I’ll Puff  | Zeiders American Dream Theater
An engaging and interactive production that will entertain the youngest audience members, the seasoned theatre-goers, and everyone in between.
Tickets are $10

7 p.m. | Maxwell | Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
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8:30 p.m. | Pillbuster Release Show with Sunndrug & Forest of Legend | Back Bay Brewing
This is going to be a awesome night with good Beer and a very cool lineup. Great way to get the Summer started.
FREE

Wallops Island

11 a.m. | Investigation Station | NASA Visitor’s Center
During this program, participants will investigate a STEM related topic through labs, demonstrations or activities.
FREE

Williamsburg

7 a.m. | Indoor Flea Market | Messmer Historic Triangle Community Services Center
Visit vendors with antiques, artwork, furniture, collectibles, jewelry, crafts, glassware, quilts and numerous tables with yard sale treasures.
FREE

10 a.m. | Make A Pet Rock! | Freedom Park Interpretive Center
Come to the Interpretive Center and learn how to change an ordinary rock into something special.  You may bring your own special rock or find one in our rock pile.
FREE

Sunday

Chesapeake

12:30 p.m. | Sit, Sip and Stamp | Big Ugly Brewing
Join our favorite Stampin Up demonstrator, Bobbie Yoakem, for a crafty afternoon.
$5 includes all materials

Norfolk

10 a.m. | Peace n’ Pints Yoga | Smartmouth Beer
An upbeat, vinyasa-style class that will leave you feeling invigorated and renewed. Students will flow through a faster-paced sequence, holding postures for shorter periods of time in order to tap into muscular strength, increase cardiovascular endurance and utilize the body to drop into the mind.
Click here to signup

10:30 a.m. | Poses & Pints | O’Connor Brewing Company
Come join us at OBC for the blissful moments of yoga followed by the opportunity to have a couple of post yoga beers at a great discount.
Class is donation based

1 p.m. | 757 Comic and Cartoon creators late May meeting | The Muse Writing Center
Come hang with fellow comic artists and writers. Talk, draw, be merry. All that good stuff.
FREE

2 p.m. | OBC Beer School: Garden Variety Beer | O’Connor Brewing Company
This class will take place in the OBC beer garden and focuses on summer beer infusions and the interplay between herbs and hops.
Tickets are $20

3 p.m. | Norfolk Fringe Fest – KEPT: A Ghost Story | Attucks Theatre
Be among the first to hear this new opera! The Festival’s John Duffy Institute for New Opera seeks and supports the work of opera composer and librettist teams, providing mentors and shepherding new works to the stage.
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4 p.m. | 7th Annual Charity Softball Game | Northside Park
Food and drinks will be available for donation. Plenty of activities for the kids. Come out and bring your family for a day of fun. Donations will be accepted day of as well.
FREE

7 p.m. | Norfolk Fringe Fest- Suitcase Junket | Commune (formerly Work | Release)
This one-man band is no street-corner thumper—he’s an insightful songwriter, impressive multi-instrumentalist and thrilling to witness.
Tickets are $15

8:30 p.m. | Movie Night on the Patio: 21 Jump Street | 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

10 a.m. | Beats, Beer, Brunch Vol. 10 | ViBe Creative District – Esoteric
Its volume 10 of our famous Beer Beats and Brunch and were collaborating with beer distributors Hop House to bring you EPIC one offs and special beers from some of the best breweries.
Prices Vary

10:30 a.m. | Hoppy Yoga | Green Flash 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.
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