Your Hampton Roads Weekend June 12-14

There is SO MUCH going on this weekend. Peninsula, we’re jealous of you. Hampton and Newport News are busy busy busy! The Eastern Shore and Smithfield are joining the fun, too! Why not step outside of your city limits this weekend? Even if you want to stay close to home, there’s no excuse to stay inside!




All Weekend


Friday, June 12-Saturday, June 13/Khedive Shrine Annual Rodeo/Khedive Temple
There will be calf roping, bucking horses, barrel racing, bull riding, and the Rodeo Clowns. There will be a special area for the children to play along with plenty of food and your favorite beverage. Tickets are on sale at the Khedive Shrine Center. $15 or adults, $10 kids 5-12

Eastern Shore

Saturday, June 13-Sunday, June 14/Tall Ships at Cape Charles
Historic tall ships,sloops and schooners will once again grace Cape Charles Town Harbor to Hospitality.This is a rare opportunity to get up close and personal as you explore the decks and meet the costumed crews of magnificent tall ships and encounter roving pirates, costumed re-enactors and all kinds of family fun throughout our historic town and harbor. Enjoy delectable food, refreshing beverages,arts, crafts and collectibles as well  as music and entertainment.

Virginia Beach

Friday, June 12-Sunday, June 14/SandStock/24th Street Park
A Tribute to Rock & Roll, is a beach-inspired variation on “Woodstock.” National and regional tribute artists who cover performers from Pink Floyd to the Allman Brothers to Journey crank out hit after hit on the beach at the Virginia Beach oceanfront!



6:00 p.m./Movies & More Series: Back to the Future/Chesapeake City Park
Chesapeake’s “Movies & More” Series on Friday, June 12, will totally take you back to the 1980s and have you “Rock Around The Clock” with the 1950s. Come in your best 1980s or 1950s throwback costume or dress and have a righteous time with our throwback music with Astro DJs, feel like your speeding back to the future in our G-force ride, and test your knowledge of 80s/50s pop culture in our Radical 80s tent or 50s Hot Rod tent.

Newport News

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!


5:00 p.m./Muse Summer Solstice Open House/Muse Writers Center
Come have a great time and support The Muse’s Scholarship Funds! Family-friendly! Buy tickets to our Raffle to raise money for our scholarship funds, with more than $3,000 in great prizes, gift certificates, and autographed books.

11:30 p.m./Drag the Night Away with the Sea Queens Moonlight Series/Spirit of Norfolk
Join female impersonator Victoria Foster (of Drag Yourself to Brunch) and her Sea Queens for a midnight show and dance party in Hampton Roads. Get ready for some glitz and glamour aboard our Drag the Night Away cruise experience, presented by Spirit of Norfolk and 96.1X $22.90 per adult* Must be 21+ with valid photo ID required to board.


4:00 p.m./Cookie Happy Hour/Isle of Wight County Museum
It’s National Peanut Butter Cookie Day! Decompress from the work week, and start your weekend off right with a little history and a sweet treat. The museum is open late! FREE (Suggested donation $2)

Virginia Beach

7:30 p.m./Rascal Flatts with Scotty McCreery and Ashley Monroe/Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach



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.


6:30 a.m./CHKD RunWalk for the Kids/Town Point Park
The fun begins at 6:30am. Participate in the 8k Run, 2 Mile Walk or 1 Mile Fun Run and enjoy new routes and a grand finale Finish Line in the park.

8:30 a.m./Paddlefest/The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center
The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center proudly presents PaddleFEST 2015. This 2 day event kicks off with a family friendly party, complete with entertainment, vendors and great silent auction items on Friday June 12th from 7pm – 9pm. The PaddleFEST Ping Pong Challenge on Saturday June 13th will consists of singles and doubles playing for great prizes. All ages are welcome to participate.

9:00 a.m.-Noon/St. Paul’s Downtown Farm Market/Downtown Norfolk
The St. Paul’s Downtown Farm market brings fresh fruits and vegetables downtown every Saturday from 9-Noon. Fresh flowers from Studio Posy, breads and macarons from Gateux Bakery, homemade jam, pop-up local vendors, plus FREE coffee, free concerts and free parking!

2:30 p.m., 7:00 p.m./Drink the District’s Red, White & Brew/Virginia Zoo
Drink the District is heading back to the Virginia Zoo for Red, White & Brew, a patriotic celebration featuring more than 100 beer and wine tastings, the area’s finest food trucks, live entertainment, a pie eating contest and more! Sessions begin at 2:30 and 7 p.m. Pre-sale tickets start at $39, and followers can receive $10 off the online ticket price using this link: and the promo code “HRScene.”


1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m./African-American Heritage Society Fish Fry Fundraiser/Surry Community Center
Join in the celebration of Juneteenth at the Surry County African-American Heritage Society’s Fish Fry Fundraising Event. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $10 per person. Call 294-3044 for more information.

Virginia Beach

8:30 a.m./5K Hawaiian Run/Walk to Stop Youth AIDS/Mount Trashmore
Join us for our “Hawaiian” 5K run & Walk at scenic Mt. Trashmore for charity. The Race is professionally timed by Tidewater Striders and every runner receives a personalized “Timed Certificate” suitable for framing (allow 10 business days after event). Walkers receive a personalized Certificate of Participation. All receive a commemorative t-shirt and light refreshments. Hawaiian apparel is fun but optional.

11:00 a.m./Hawaiian Dog Parade/Mount Trashmore
Join us to celebrate your favorite four-legged furry companions at Mt. Trashmore on Saturday, June 13! This unique event allows you to showcase your dog in a non-competitive and fun way (Hawaiian apparel is optional for pet and human). Please register at before 6/11 (there is a $20 fee per dog; humans free)

5:30 a.m./Live To UnWine: Winery Bus Tour Fundraiser for Sarcoidosis Research/Various Locations
Spend the day tasting Virginia wine and let someone else do the driving! Join us as we visit Morais Vineyards and Winery, Old House Vineyards, and Prince Michel Vineyards. $75

3:00 p.m./Flying Proms/Military Aviation Museum
We are pleased to have Symphonicity as the orchestral partner for the 2015 Flying Proms. Lead by music director and conductor David S. Kunkel, Symphonicity is a resident performing arts group at the Sandler Center for the Arts in Virginia Beach. The first half of the evening’s entertainment will feature music from movies and television featuring some of the museum’s rare aircraft in flight. The second half will feature the symphony playing patriotic music culminating with a fireworks display by Zambelli Fireworks. Tickets $45 General Admission Seating, $35 Lawn; Youth (Ages 6- 18) $20 Ticket

6:00 p.m./Train with The Fray and Matt Nathanson/Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach

Sunset/Big Screen Saturdays: Shark Tale/Virginia Aquarium
When a son of a gangster shark boss is accidentally killed while on the hunt, his would-be prey and his vegetarian brother both decide to use the incident to their own advantage. Ideal for date nights or family outings, Free for Virginia Aquarium members, $5 for non-members.


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



Noon-6:00 p.m./17th Annual Phelps Brothers Music Festival/Lakeside Park
This annual festival celebrates the music careers of local legends Norman, Willie, & Earl Phelps. They have starred on stage, screen, radio, television, and recording throughout their careers. We will have musical instruments and a pictorial history on display for your enjoyment. Be sure to bring a lawn chair. Concessions will be available for purchase.

Virginia Beach

3:00 p.m./Hampton Roads Metro Band Summer Concert/Marian Manor
The Hampton Roads Metro Band, the oldest community band in the area, will perform a free Summer concert in Virginia Beach.

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m./Float-a-Rama/Bayside Rec Center
​​Join us in the pool for a day of huge, fun floats! Enjoy Claw Daddy, Splat!, Sky Totter and Space Mountain. Membership or day pass needed, but no additional cost. Open to all ages, but those age 9 & under must be directly supervised by someone age 16 or older.

2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m./Movie in the Pool: Big Hero 6/Great Neck Rec Center
Enjoy a special feature while floating in the pool. Membership or day pass needed, but no additional cost. Open to all ages, but those age 9 & under must be directly supervised by someone age 16 or older.


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!