A Weekend of Fun in Store for the Peninsula

This weekend, the party is on the Peninsula. There’s so much to do in Hampton, Newport News, Yorktown and Williamsburg that you won’t have to even wonder if you need to cross the HRBT for some fun this weekend. But our friends in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Suffolk and Portsmouth might be coming your way!

Check out all of these fun events!




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5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m./Fridays @ The Fountain Concert Series/ City Center at Oyster Point
Begin your weekend here. Join us for the City Center Friday Concerts by the best bands in the region. Bring your friends, lawn chairs, blankets, and dancing shoes. Free Admission. Free Parking. Food ($) and beverage ($). Featured tonight are Fuzz Band with Black, White & Blues!



6:00 a.m./Life’s a Beach Triathalon/Buckroe Beach
Triathlon should not be intimidating! At Life’s A Beach Triathlon creates an athletic event that is both fun and accessible. It’s our sneaky way of showing people that it can be totally awesome to get outside in a great environment, spend fun times with friends and family and get a little exercise.

10:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m./Remembrance Day at Buckroe Beach
Remembrance is an international ceremony which honors the millions of African men, women and children who perished during the Middle Passage of the Transatlantic Enslavement Trade.

All Day/2nd Saturdays Art Walk/Downtown Hampton
Join us for a day of creative people doing creative things in our community.  This monthly, free, self-guided walking tour event runs throughout Downtown Hampton and partners local businesses with artists working in all mediums.  A number of events will be held inside our business, attractions, and in the public realm.  2nd Saturday’s occur the second Saturday of each month.

6 p.m. – 10 p.m./Downtown Hampton Block Party
Live music and fun in Downtown Hampton with your neighbors! FREE

Newport News

11 a.m.-6:00 p.m./Summer Celebration Wine Festival/Lee Hall Mansion
The late spring splendor of Lee Hall Mansion’s beautiful grounds provides the setting for the Annual Summer Celebration Wine Festival. The finest vintages from Virginia’s best wineries combined with live music, exquisite food, and unique craft vendors make this one of the Peninsula’s most popular events. Tasting tickets are $20 in advance (available starting June 1st at select locations (see below), Lee Hall Mansion and the Virginia War Museum) and $25 the day of the event. Non-tasting tickets are $10.00.

5:30 p.m./Star Party & Laser Evening/Virginia Living Museum
Have fun in the planetarium with laser shows set to some great classic music! VLM members $3 per show, non-members $6.  Double feature $5/$10.


8:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m./Candlelight Handbell Concert/Bruton Parish Church
Janet Hawkins will direct the Bells of the Blue Ridge from First Hill United Methodist Church in Lynchburg, Virginia, in a joyous concert at historic Bruton Parish Church. FREE



10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m./7th Annual Williamsburg Invitational Car Show/Merchants Square
The 7th Annual CAE Car Show returns with a collection of more than 40 antique and special cars lining both sides of Duke of Gloucester Street in Merchants Square. The show includes member cars, invited guest cars, and this year will feature a special display of Thunderbirds. FREE

11:00 a.m. – 5:00 pm./2nd Sundays Williamsburg/Downtown Williamsburg
2nd Sundays Williamsburg Art & Music Festival opens its 6th year as Williamsburg’s only monthly art & music street festival featuring over 75 local and regional artists, authors, artisans, and live music. Main stage music each month sponsored by Quirks of Art. Free children’s activities and art projects courtesy of Artfully Yours.

Dusk/Summer Movies on Prince George Street: Maleficent
Summer Movies on Prince George Street – every Sunday night at Dusk. Tonight’s Movie: Maleficent! Sponsored by the Shops at Merchants Square!