Hampton Roads Weekend Planner August 28-30

Hampton Roads is all about some funky family fun this weekend!

Head down to the oceanfront and you’ll find the State Farm FunkFest– nonstop great music that everyone is sure to love.

If beer is your thing, there are beer fests in both Virginia Beach and Chesapeake. Just pick your city!

And as always, there are a ton of cheap and free events for you and your kids.

Have fun!


All Weekend

Virginia Beach

Thursday, August 27-Saturday, August 29/ICE Festival/Various Locations
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Friday, August 28-Sunday, August 30/State Farm FunkFest/Oceanfront
The State Farm FunkFest 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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11:00 a.m.-noon/Friday Family Fun/Chrysler Museum of Art
Visit on Fridays this summer for an hour of fun at the Museum. The activities, a tour or craft, vary each week, but always focus on our exhibition The Artist’s Garden. Mark your calendars and come to the Museum ready to create and learn with your kids! FREE

5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m./GSA Jazz Band Performs at MacArthur Center
The Governor’s School for the Arts Jazz Band will be performing in the Center every Friday from 5-7pm beginning April 24th and continuing through August 28th. FREE



2:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m./Tap! Tap! Beer Fest/Greenbrier Farms
Chesapeake, Virginia’s First Beer Festival, located at Greenbrier Farms August 29th 2pm-7pm. Unlimited free samples of over 20 beers. Food available for sale from your favorite local food trucks. Entertainment by Jesse Chong and Seth Stainback & Roosterfoot.
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Noon – 10:00 p.m./Downtown Hampton Block Party
Listen to live music and hang out with your  neighbors! FREE


7:30 p.m./Big Bad Voodoo Daddy/Attucks Theatre
Come early and take a FREE swing class courtesy of Swing VA! Classes start at 6:30pm, so don’t miss your chance to swing, hop, and jitterbug the night away!
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7:30 p.m./United Souls/The NorVA
United Souls Band with special guests Tomlin Hill, Destined Nation & The Reef
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8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m./Full Moon Kayak Tour/Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve
Kayak around Lake Ballard after the sun goes down.  Explore the lake with a guide by the light of a full moon.  Afterwards, enjoy snacks around a fire.  Space is limited. Registration is $35 for non-members; $20 for HCWF members.

Virginia Beach

1:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m./Coastal Craft Beer Festival/Neptune Park
This inaugural event will feature local Virginia beers and cask ales, as well national and regional craft beers. Over fifty beers from twenty-three breweries will be featured. The festival also includes live music Jacob Vanko Band (1pm – 3pm) The Whiskey Rebellion (3:30pm – 6 pm) and a selection of the region’s finest food trucks.



12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m./Sunday Funday Food Truck Carousel & Marketplace/Hampton Carousel Park
Come on out to the historic carousel at 602 Settlers Landing Road. A variety of gourmet food trucks,  live music and activities for the whole family!

Newport News

7:00 p.m./Brian Regan Live Comedy Tour/Ferguson Center for the Arts
Comedian Brian Regan’s family friendly act has made him one of the premier funny men working today. His non-stop theater tour has taken him around the globe and in front of diverse audiences — all to critical and peer acclaim.
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7:00 p.m./Sunday Movies at City Park: The New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
When a kingpin threatens New York City, a group of mutated turtle warriors must emerge from the shadows to protect their home. FREE

Virginia Beach

7:00 p.m./Darius Rucker with Brett Eldredge, Brothers Osborne& A Thousand Horses/Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
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5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m./Poisoned Dwarf/Grace Episcopal Churchyard
A program of Celtic music focusing primarily on traditional Irish tunes. Bring a chair or blanket and pack a picnic supper. FREE

8:30 p.m./Summer Movies on Prince George Street: Mockingjay Part 1
Summer Movies on Prince George Street – every Sunday night at Dusk. Tonight’s Movie: Mockingjay Part 1, Sponsored by the Shops at Merchants Square! FREE

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