Your Hampton Jazz, Bayou Boogaloo, Funhouse Fest Hampton Roads Weekend


A taste of New Orleans will be in Norfolk, while a local Grammy-winning artist brings some friends for a music festival in Williamsburg.

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All Weekend

Chincoteague Island

Friday – Sunday | Annual Chincoteague Volunteer Fireman’s Carnival | Carnival Grounds – Main Street
A great variety of food is available for purchase from hot dogs and pizza to clam and oyster fritters. Rides and games for all ages. Live entertainment on the stage. Try your luck at BINGO too.
FREE

Hampton

Friday – Sunday | Hampton Jazz Festival | Hampton Coliseum
The Hampton Jazz Festival is a major musical event started in 1968, and features many of the world’s major jazz artists. It is held during the last full weekend in June each year.
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Norfolk

Friday – Sunday | Bayou Boogaloo Music & Cajun Food Festival | Town Point Park
Norfolk’s annual love-fest with New Orleans’ vibrant sprit and captures the melting pot of Bayou culture. This popular 3-day festival delivers the heart and soul of Louisiana to visitors of Town Point Park in true Cajun and Creole style.
Tickets start at $15

Virginia Beach

Friday & Saturday | Hardee’s Latin Fest | 24th Street Oceanfront
For two days, Virginia Beach celebrates the sights and sounds of the Latin experience. Latin Fest possesses the key ingredients of good food, family participation, and first-rate Latin music.
FREE

Friday – Sunday | Tidewater Stage Theatre Presents: The 39 Steps | Regent University Theatre
The 39 Steps is a fast-paced whodunit plunging you into the world of Richard Hannay, an ordinary bloke forced to go on the run after aiding a mysterious woman connected to an international spy ring. Train chases, plummeting planes and old-fashioned romance lead to a death-defying finale as four actors play over 150 zany roles.
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Friday

Newport News

6 p.m. | Fridays @ The Fountain Concert Series | City Center at Oyster Point
Begin your weekend here! Join us for free concerts by the region’s best bands. Bring your friends, lawn chairs, blankets and dancing shoes. Food and beverages for sale.
FREE

Norfolk

8:30 p.m. | Famous Dex | The NorVa
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Suffolk

6 p.m. | T.G.I.F. Summer Concert Series: Touch of Spice | Constant’s Wharf Park & Marina
Enjoy this free and family-friendly event in the park, as A Touch of Spice plays a variety of hits and kids enjoy the children’s area.
FREE

Williamsburg

7 p.m. | Funhouse Fest – Friday | Lawn of the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg
Grammy winning singer/songwriter Bruce Hornsby gathers musical friends for a three-day music jam. Friday’s lineup includes Hornsby, the Virginia Symphony and Sheryl Crow.
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Saturday

Chesapeake

2 p.m. | Musical Soul Food Festival | Chesapeake City Park
The second annual Musical Soul Food Festival is a joint venture community outreach that is designed to satisfy every member of the family with hours of great fun and entertainment. Aside from recreational games and activities for kids of all ages.
FREE

Hampton

6 p.m. | Downtown Hampton Block Party | Downtown Hampton
FREE

Newport News

10 a.m. | Turtle Census | Virginia Living Museum
Every year in June and July we pick three days to set out live-capture, baited hoop nets in Deer Park Lake. Come to the Children’s Garden to watch as VLM staff gather all of the turtles for counting and cleaning.
FREE with museum admission

12 p.m. | Celebrate the Park! | The Mariner’s Museum & Park
To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Noland Trail, there will be family activities and games, environmental displays and demonstrations, raffles, scavenger hunts, and much more. Bluegrass and folk music will be on the front lawn with the Raw Beets and In Laymans Terms.
FREE

12 p.m. | Founders Fest 2017 | Tradition Brewing Company
Cheers To One Year! This outdoor festival will include a beer release at noon, live music all day, food trucks parked to serve it up and of course Tradition on the taps.
FREE

Norfolk

12 p.m. | 6th Annual Adilene Jaime Nunez Kidney Bowl | AMF Norfolk Lanes
This year along with all the businesses, organizations and individuals that team up with us each year for an evening of health awareness on kidney disease and other health issues; preventive health behaviors along with fun and prizes.
$15 per person | $45 per team of four

5:30 p.m. | Zoo Grooves ft. Buckshot | Virginia Zoo
Join us for a rockin’ good time with live music at the Zoo this summer. Bring your blanket and your lawn chairs. Enjoy Asia after-hours, summer fare & local brews.
FREE with zoo admission

8 p.m. | Badfish – A Tribute To Sublime | The NorVa
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Portsmouth

10 a.m. | Kayak Tours of Paradise Creek | Paradise Creek Nature Park
Join us for a guided tour of Paradise Creek Nature Park’s 11-acre wetland and Paradise Creek during a guided tour led by local outfitter Adventure Kayak Tours.
FREE

7 p.m. | Movies in the Park: Kubo and The Two Strings | Portsmouth City Park
FREE

Suffolk

11 a.m. | The Amazing Peanut Chase Citywide Scavenger Hunt | North Suffolk Library
Meet up at the North Suffolk Library to pick up your clues then jump in your car to make your way around our beautiful city solving a series of puzzles. The chase ends back at the North Suffolk Library for an after party with prizes for the winners.
FREE

Virginia Beach

8 p.m. | PlayDate Hampton Roads Pajama Jam | Virginia Beach Field House
PlayDate is an alternative to the typical night out or social event. It provides a fun and exciting atmosphere where adults can enjoy good food & cocktails, listen to a variety of music, socialize, and meet great people, all while playing games.
$10 in advance | $15 at the door

Wallops Island

11 a.m. | Space Story Time & Craft | NASA Visitor’s Center
Join us for story time where we will explore various science topics including gravity, electricity, and what makes a rainbow.
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

4:30 p.m. | Funhouse Fest – Saturday | The Lawn of the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg
Grammy winning singer/songwriter Bruce Hornsby gathers musical friends for a three-day music jam. Saturday’s lineup includes, The Kenny Garrett Quintet, The Staves, Lake Street Dive and Bruce playing music of the Grateful Dead.
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Sunday

Hampton

6 p.m. | Groovin’ By The Bay 2017 | Buckroe Beach and Park
FREE

Norfolk

2 p.m. | The Upright Senior Citizens Brigade | Push Comedy Theater
The Upright Senior Citizens Brigade is a group of 50-year old and up individuals who perform both long and short-form improv as well as sketch comedy.
Tickets are $5

4 p.m. | 757 Comic and Cartoon creators late June meeting | The Muse Writing Center
It’s the late monthly meeting for 757 Cartoon and Comic Creators. Come hang with fellow comic artists and writers. Talk. Draw. Be merry. All that good stuff.
FREE

8 p.m. | Sizzla | The NorVa
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8:30 p.m. | Movie Night on the Patio: The Last Word | Mermaid Winery
Get here early to reserve your seat on the patio. Must be 21 years old to attend. Complimentary gourmet popcorn.
FREE

Portsmouth

7:30 p.m. | Collective Soul and Our Lady Peace with special guest Tonic | Portsmouth Pavilion
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Virginia Beach

10:30 a.m. | Hoppy Yoga | Green Flash Brewing Company
Yoga and Beer: two ancient traditions with proven health benefits. This all-levels yoga class doesn’t take itself too seriously yet will still get your blood pumping before you enjoy some tasty brews.
Admission is $20 includes first brew

Williamsburg

4 p.m. | Funhouse Fest – Sunday | The Lawn of the Art Museum of Colonial Williamsburg
Grammy winning singer/songwriter Bruce Hornsby gathers musical friends for a three-day music jam. Sunday’s lineup includes, Ross Holmes, His Golden Messenger, The Staves, Bruce with Sonny and Rhiannon Giddens.
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