Your IOW County Fair, Dragon Boat Races, Oceana Air Show Hampton Roads Weekend

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All Weekend


Friday & Saturday | The Fun ‘n Food Fest | The Church of St. Therese
Games, food from around the world – French Cafe’, American (burgers, dogs & sausage), Fillipino (pancit & Lumpia), fish & chips – silent auction, raffle, live entertainment including The Rhondells.


Friday – Sunday |  6th annual Norfolk Comedy Festival | Push Comedy Theater
The festival will see some big-time national and local acts take the stage of the Push Comedy Theater for six days of laughs. Also there will be workshops for those of you who want to test the comedy waters. Actor Terry O’Quinn, known for shows such as Lost and Hawaii Five-O, will perform Friday night.
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Friday – Sunday | Ring of Fire – The Music of Johnny Cash | Well Theatre
Explore love, family, and heartache through the tumultuous biography of Johnny Cash. This energetic and exhilarating musical rocks more than two dozen of Cash’s iconic hits.
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Friday – Sunday | Escape Ship: Saving Bobby Wilder | Nauticus
Bobby Wilder, coach of the top-ranked ODU Monarchs football team, is missing! Your mission is to find him in time for the big game against his fiercest competitor, scheduled to kick off within an hour. You’ll need to solve puzzles, find clues and decipher codes to save the day.
$20 per person

Virginia Beach

Saturday & Sunday | 2017 NAS Oceana Air Show | NAS Oceana Airfield
This year the NAS Oceana Air Show is pleased to present the United States Navy’s Blue Angels flight demonstration team along with a host of thrilling military and civilian performances. We’re especially pleased to dedicate our show to the service and sacrifice of our Navy Families, so please join is as we “Honor the Homefront”.


Friday-Sunday | “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown”| James-York Playhouse
The Williamsburg Players bring Charles Schulz’s classic “Peanuts” characters to life in Clark Gesner’s musical, “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown.” Join Charlie Brown, Lucy, Schroeder, Linus, Sally and Snoopy in this revised version of the original 1967 show!
Tickets are $12-$20



5 p.m.| Free Tasting Friday: Australia | Mermaid Winery
Come in anytime between 5 and 8 p.m. to try a tasty selection of wines!

5 p.m. | Live 360° Festa Italiana | MacArthur Center
A little bit of Italy comes to Downtown Norfolk at MacArthur Center Green Space for an outdoor festival to celebrate everything Italian with authentic Italian food vendors from your favorite Italian local restaurants, wine, beer, merchandise, and world-class entertainment.


2 p.m. | Board Game Break | Chuckatuck Library
Play your favorite board games! Meet at the Chuckatuck Library each month to play Scrabble, Monopoly, Dominoes, Connect 4, Chess, and Checkers. Bring a young person and teach them how to play.

Virginia Beach

6 p.m. | Beer Release: The Fig Lebowski | Back Bay Brewing
Time for another epic BEER RELEASE! THE FIG LEBOWSKI! To celebrate this beer properly, we’ll be streaming the classic film, “The Big Lebowski” on our mega projector throughout the night and STRONGLY ENCOURAGE all to DRESS THE PART!

6:30 p.m. | Fall Exhibitions Opening Reception | Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art
Explore Wayne White: Monitorium, a unique perspective on the 1862 Battle of Hampton Roads through gigantic props, masks, and puppets. Small Works, Tall Tales features seven Virginia artists who infuse their work with sharp wit and a complex interpretation of our world.
MOCA members FREE | Non-members $10 | Children 4 & under free



8 a.m. | Bra-ha-ha 5K Walk/Run | Chesapeake Regional Healthcare – Jennings Outpatient Center
The event is open to all runners and walkers of all experience levels and ages. Each participant will receive a race T-shirt, finisher flower, pancakes and (for the adults) a mimosa after the race!


8 a.m. | Magnolia Circle Dragon Boat Race & Festival | Nauticus
Join us as a paddler, sponsor, volunteer or spectator for our 3rd annual Magnolia Circle Dragon Boat Race & Festival on September 16th at Nauticus. Dragon Boating is easy, fun, and no prior experience or equipment is needed! This is a unique opportunity for participants of all ability levels, it promotes team building, and brings the community together for fun at the Elizabeth riverfront.

9 a.m. | Science Alive | Norfolk State University
Girls in grades two through 12 are invited to spend the day taking part in hands-on engineering, chemistry, biology and physical science activities. All workshops are led by Norfolk State University faculty and students.

10 a.m. | Norfolk Play Day | Tarrallton Park
The annual event, hosted by Norfolk’s Department of Recreation, Parks & Open Space (RPOS) will include carnival games, bounce houses, music, a 24-foot slide, and pony rides. New to this year’s list is a rock wall, selfie station, and petting zoo. Complimentary popcorn, cotton candy, and snow cones are provided to each attendee, and lunch items are available to purchase.

11 a.m. | Live 360° VIP Character Appearance – Llama Llama | MacArthur Center
Wear your pajamas, preferably red, and enjoy story time, brunch courtesy of California Pizza Kitchen and a meet & greet with Llama Llama himself! Limit 25 children
$5 per person

11 a.m. | 6th Annual Norfolk Neighborhood Expo | Military Circle Mall
The Neighborhood Expo will feature about 50 exhibitors, demonstrations and performances.  There will be a parade with superheroes led by a six year old CHKD hero and all participants are encouraged to dress up as their favorite superhero.  Entertainment includes a dunk tank, music and dance performances.

6 p.m. | 6th Annual ETC Music & Arts Festival | Town Point Park
Featuring The Revivalists with Atlas Road Crew.
Tickets are $15

Virginia Beach

12 p.m | Oktoberfest Eastern Virginia | Hunt Club Farm
Attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy multiple styles of beers including, of course, a wide variety of German beers. Amenities to include Artisan Vendors, live music, German dance performances, and a very special food demonstration.
Tickets start at $45

4 p.m. | Fall Fashion Show | Virginia Beach Town Center
Fall is here, and Town Center is celebrating with a fall fashion show. All of the biggest brands ranging from Free People, Anthropologie and more will style their models to perfection and have them work it on the runway.

8 p.m. | 90s Skate Party hosted by MA$E | Haygood Skating Rink
Taking it back to the old school! Haygood Skating Center presents the 90s Skate Party hosted by MA$E alongside Z104’s own Shaggy.
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12:30 p.m. | Sit, Sip and Stamp | Big Ugly Brewing Company
Join our favorite Stampin’ Up demonstrator, Bobbie Yoakem, and grab a pint while you create two projects to take home. All instruction and materials are included.
Cost is $6


2 p.m. | Lecture: Live Each Day by Jane Gardner | Chrysler Museum or Art
Join longtime news anchor Jane Gardner who has fought off cancer four times as she shares her story of spirit, will and community.

8:30 p.m. | Movie Night on the Patio: Nerve | Mermaid Winery
Get here early to reserve your seat on the patio Movie begins at 8:30 p.m. Must be 21-years-old to attend. Complimentary popcorn available.

Virginia Beach

11 a.m. |RIVERFest 2017 | Carolanne Farms Neighborhood Park
Enjoy FREE Guided Kayak Paddles. Visit the Science Dome to Learn What’s In Your River. Tons of Cool, FREE Kids Activities & River-Related Crafts. Earn Your FREE River Star Homes Garden Flag.