This Hampton Roads weekend features Cajun food, beer and wine in almost every city, and a giant water slide that will send you through Hampton!
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Friday June 19-Sunday June 21/Anime MidAtlantic 15/Norfolk Marriott Chesapeake
Anime Mid-Atlantic is an annual Japanese animation and culture convention held each year in Virginia.
Join us in June for industry guests, artistic and cultural forums, concerts and all of your favorite anime convention events. Click here for prices and to purchase tickets.
Friday June 19-Sunday June 21/26th Annual Bayou Boogaloo & Cajun Food Festival/Town Point Park
Check out the award winning authentic New Orleans Chefs that will be there to grace your taste buds with delicious delectables while you hang out and have a good time.
Thursday June 18-Sunday June 21/MOCA’s 2015 Boardwalk Art Show/Oceanfront
Virginia Beach’s longest running summer tradition celebrates 60 years as one of the best fine art shows in the country! Come join us for a fun time with family and friends with fine art from 300 artists, local cuisine, family activities, free concerts and a craft beer garden.
5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m./Fridays at the Fountain/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 Parking. Food ($) and beverage ($). Featured tonight are Fuzz Band with Black, White & Blues! FREE
7:00 p.m./Juneteenth One Act Play/Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center
Come and enjoy a one-act play in honor of Juneteenth. 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.
6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m./TGIF Summer Concert Series: Slap Nation/Constant’s Wharf Park and Arena
Join your neighbors at Constant’s Wharf Park & Marina for the TGIF Summer Concert Series in Suffolk. Enjoy this free and family-friendly event in the park, as Slap Nation plays a variety of hits and kids enjoy the children’s area. Our aim is to get you out of your seat and enjoy your Friday night! FREE
5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m./Town Fair at Town Center
The Town Fair at Town Center features local handmade art, jewelry, goods and fair trade merchandise. On the third Friday of each month, April through September, residents and visitors alike, can stroll around the Fountain Plaza of Town Center as we showcase more than 30 merchants’ handmade and fair trade goods. Come out to meet with the artisans and merchants from in and around the Town Center of Virginia Beach.
6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m./Juneteenth Celebration/Virginia Beach History Museum
The Virginia Beach History Museums invite the public to join in a Juneteenth Celebration on the grounds of the Francis Land House, June 19 from 6 – 9 p.m. There will be a barbeque dinner, traditional songs by the Tidewater Chapter of the Gospel Music Workshop of America, games and fellowship. This is all included in the $9 per person admission fee as well as a brief tour of the Francis Land House.
6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m./Rev3 Glo Run 5K & 1-Mile Fun Run/Sullivan Square in New Town
Stars aren’t the only things that shine at night—REV3 Glow runners do too! Come on out for an evening of family fun, where you can take part in a 5K or 1-mile fun run dressed to the hilt with glow sticks and all things bright and shiny. Flash and sparkle your way around the course and then relax and watch a movie as the day slowly fades away. Click here for prices and registration
7:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m./Wine Dine & Jazz on the James/Jamestown Settlement
Live music from Forte Jazz Band. Sample fine wine and craft beer. Local artisan food items and glasses of wine and beer are available for purchase. Tasting tickets are $30 through June 18 ($35 on June 19). Non-tasting tickets are $15 through June 18 ($20 on June 19).
Sunset/Lego Movie Under the Stars/Chickahominy Riverfront Park
Movies Under the Stars (all ages) Bring lawn chairs, blankets and snacks and enjoy some of the biggest movies on our outdoor BIG SCREEN! Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Movies begin at 8:30 p.m. FREE
11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m./Summer Reading Carnival/Major Hillard Library
You are invited to attend the 7th Annual Summer Reading Carnival at the Major Hillard Library in Chesapeake. Enjoy carnival games, crafts, face painting, bingo, bounce house, giant slide, derby race and more. Free sno-cones, cotton candy and popcorn until 2pm while they last./FREE
Noon-9:00 p.m./Caribbean Music Festival/Chesapeake City Park
The Caribbean Food & Music Festival is a not for profit music festival organized and run by local Expatriates of the Caribbean, and brought to you through the support of our many wonderful sponsors and volunteers.We created The Caribbean Food & Music Festival for community-building, and to bring people together to learn about Caribbean music, food and culture. FREE (Parking $10)
11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m./Slide the City Hampton/Mill Point Park
Join other revelers on the 1000 ft. water slide spanning the Booker T. Washington bridge on Settler’s Landing Road. Mill Point Park will have a children’s activity area and food vendors. When you’re finished sliding stay for Block Party from 6-11 p.m.
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m./Downtown Hampton Block Party
Live music and fun in Downtown Hampton with your neighbors! FREE
11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m./Juneteenth Jubilee/Newport News Farmer’s Market
There will be historic re-enactments, music, merchandise and food vendors, children’s crafts and activities and community resource information, during this community celebration at the Newport News Farmers Market. Hourly tours of the Newsome House Museum and Cultural Arts Center will be offered. Free and open to the public.
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m./Bronze Door Society Wine Classic/The Mariner’s Museum
Unlimited tastings of international and domestic wines, live music by The Jae Sinnett Trio, Coffee: the World in Your Cup and Extreme Deep: Mission to the Abyss exhibitions will be open to guests, Gourmet food pairings including a carving station with flank steak and smoked turkey, grilled summer fruit skewers, assortment of desserts and much more! $60 before June 15, $70 on and after June 15, $25 for non-drinkers
8:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m./Big Screen Saturdays: Night at the Museum/Virginia Aquarium
A newly recruited night security guard at the Museum of Natural History discovers that an ancient curse causes the animals and exhibits on display to come to life and wreak havoc.Ideal for date nights or family outings, Big Screen Saturday movies are free for Virginia Aquarium members in the month of June and cost $5 for non-members.
Noon-6:00 p.m./1st Annual COVA BeerFest & Food Truck Rodeo/Military Aviation Museum Tastings from up to 20 Virginia Craft Brews, Delicious Local Food Truck cuisine available for purchase, Live music by Quarterback recording artist Mark Cooke from Nashville, Local specialty exhibitors, Entertainment, contests and more! All proceeds from beer sales to benefit The Noblemen. Tasting ticket: $30 in advance, $35 at the gate; Non-tasting Ticket $15, Six-pack of tickets for $150 (advance only).
1:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m./3rd Annual New Town Summer Fest/Sullivan Square
There will be 12 different breweries with 24 different beers at the event. Enjoy your drinks while listening to live music from The Hark. Food will be available from New Town restaurants Center Street Grill, The Corner Pocket, or Cogan’s Deli.Single ticket receives 8 tasting tickets plus a logo tasting glass by reserving your ticket prior to June 19 for only $20 and the day of the event for $25.
6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m./Groovin’ by the Bay: Slapnation/Buckroe Beach
Sunday evenings will be rocking at the beach this summer with a musical mix including everything from beach, pop, oldies, Motown and swing. Whether listening or dancing, you’ll enjoy this evening of music on the Chesapeake Bay!
12:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m./Father’s Day Brunch Cruise/Otter Berth at Town Point Park
Get out on the water for Father’s Day this year! Celebrate Dad aboard a Spirit of Norfolk cruise in Hampton Roads and see the city from a unique perspective. Enjoy a freshly-prepared buffet, engaging DJ entertainment and incredible views. Make it a Father’s Day he’ll always remember! $49.90 per adult, $29.95 per child age 3-12
7:00 p.m./Sunday Movie at City Park: The Boxtrolls/Portsmouth City Park
A young orphaned boy raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors tries to save his friends from an evil exterminator. Based on the children’s novel ‘Here Be Monsters’ by Alan Snow. Rated PG.
4:15 p.m.-6:25 p.m./To Kill a Mockingbird/The Kimball Theatre
The Kimball Theatre is showing a special screening of “To Kill a Mockingbird” as part of their Classic Film Series. Tickets are only $4 and can be purchased Onsite, Online and by calling 1(844) 560-8492.
8:30 p.m./Summer Movies on Prince George Street: Paddington Bear
Summer Movies on Prince George Street – every Sunday night at Dusk. Tonight’s Movie: Paddington Bear. Sponsored by the Shops at Merchants Square!