Your Latino Fest, Mystery Authors Hampton Roads Weekend

Sad news, the summer is winding down. But there are still a TON of great and fun events going on around Hampton Roads this weekend.

Also with the school year fast approaching, find out how you can help WAVY and hrScene get kids ready with Operation School Supplies.

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All Weekend

Newport News

Friday – Sunday | The Music Man | Peninsula Community Theatre
Wickedly funny, warm, romantic, and touching, The Music Man is family entertainment at its best. Meredith Willson’s six-time, Tony Award winning musical comedy has been entertaining audiences since 1957 and is a family friendly story to be shared with every generation. Presented by special arrangement of Music Theatre International.
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Friday – Sunday | Celebration of the Olympics | The Children’s Museum of Virginia
Join the Children’s Museum of Virginia in celebrating the Summer Olympics with special Olympic-themed crafts in the Make n’ Take Room.
FREE with admission



6 p.m. | Ah-MAZE-ing Night | Virginia Air & Space Center
Looking for a Friday night activity for the whole family to enjoy? Virginia Air & Space Center is bringing you Ah-MAZE-ing Friday Nights. Experience our 3,000 square foot outdoor MAZE with live music, food and beverages. Kid’s can enjoy exploring the MAZE while parents relax.

Newport News

6 p.m. | Fridays @ The Foundation | City Center at Oyster Point
Kick off your weekend with music, activities for the kids, lawn games and adult beverages. Bring a friend, lawn chair and your dancing shoes. Parking is free.

Virginia Beach

7 p.m. | Outdoor Movie – Home | Mt. Trashmore Park
Enjoy “Home” under the stars! Bring blankets and beach chairs to get comfortable as you watch this family favorite our giant screen.

7:30 p.m. | Outdoor Movie – The Good Dinosaur | Landstown Commons
Enjoy a fun night with your family! Free family movie nights this summer next to IHOP (movies begin at dusk.) Refreshment sales begin at 7:30 p.m. Rain date is the following Saturday.



10 a.m. | Saturday SUN-days | Bells Mill Park
Observe the heart of our solar system with Back Bay Astronomers during this daytime viewing of our sun. With surface temperatures of about 10,000 degrees Fahrenheit and a diameter of over 100 times that of our earth, the sun dominates our solar system in sheer size, power and mass. Join club members to learn more about our sun and the process for safely viewing the sun and its features.
RSVP Required


8 a.m.  | Breakfast with the Animals | Virginia Zoo
This event is a rare opportunity to enjoy breakfast at the Zoo and then watch the animals eat their breakfast too! Zoo volunteers will also be at exhibits to dish out interesting animal facts during this once-a-year, exclusive members-only event. Enjoy Train rides and bounce houses for just $1, music from the Olde James River Jazz Band, performances from the Hurrah Players, appearances from Tango the Tiger and other mascot friends.
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5 p.m. | 16th Annual Norfolk Latino Festival | Towne Point Park
The sun goes down, the stars come out, and the largest outdoor, waterfront dance floor in Hampton Roads heats up with the hottest salsa, meringue, and guaguanco dancing on the East Coast. Live explosive Latin music by local, regional and national recording artists will fill Town Point Park and keep you moving all night long! This cultural celebration not only features great music, it also serves up mouth-watering Latin cuisine and libations.


8:30 p.m. | Moonlit Journey | Paradise Creek Nature Park
Experience Paradise Creek Nature Park under the lights of the moon. The nature park is magical after hours. Listen for bats and owls, explore the skies and watch for the wetlands night-fishing birds and get a close look at the nighttime insects with our light-trap.


10 a.m. | Mystery Authors Festival | Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts
This one-day festival showcases multiple best-selling mystery, suspense, horror, paranormal, romance, and women’s fiction authors. Highlights include book signings, fan meet & greets and author readings. Additionally, attendees will enjoy a New Author Expo, multiple workshops, a VIP Meet & Greet and moderated panel discussions.

Virginia Beach

8 a.m. | 20th Annual Gently Used Book Sale | St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church
The books will include fiction, non-fiction, crafts, sports, history, politics, pets, medical/health, children, teen, classics, inspirational, and numerous other topics. All proceeds go to charity.
Book prices will range from $0.50 – $2.00.


8 a.m. | CDR Superhero 5K | The Vineyards of Williamsburg
A Colonial Road Runners Grand Prix Event. This scenic 5K through The Vineyards of Williamsburg boasts several hundred attendees, volunteers, and enthusiastic families and has become one of the most important races around. One mile fun run begins at 8:00 a.m. 5K run/walk begins at 8:30 a.m. Food, music, activities, raffle and more.
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12 p.m. | Alewerks 10 Year Jubilee | Williamsburg Alewerks
Alewerks Brewing Company wants you to help us celebrate ten years proudly brewing craft beer in Williamsburg. Live music from Blue Ribbon & the Dharma Initiative and members of the Williamsburg Tasting Trail will be there pouring samples for all adult ticket holders. A huge variety of Alewerks full pours will be available. 20+ draft list including cellar releases. Food available from Stuft & Cast Iron food trucks. Games for kids & adults.
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8 p.m. | O.A.R. | The NorVa
O.A.R presents The Tour with guests The Hunts
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Virginia Beach

11 a.m. | Food Truck Festival | Mt. Trashmore Park
Gather your family and friends for some laid-back fun at Mount Trashmore Park. We’ll have exciting games, bounce houses, and activities for all ages, along with a DJ. Bring your appetite because some of the best Eat the Streets 757 Food Trucks will be serving up delicious eats.
FREE food truck prices vary

7:30 p.m. | Rascal Flatts | Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
The Rascal Flatts Rhythm & Roots Tour with Kelsea Ballerini and other guests
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