Your Stars and Stripes Hampton Roads Weekend


It’s Fourth of July weekend! While we will celebrate the nation’s birthday on Tuesday, some events with offer the opportunity this weekend.

Also check out our list of fireworks shows and Independence Day celebrations around the area.

See anything we missed? We want to know about it! Send us an email: info@hrscene.com or submit your events to our calendar by clicking here.

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

Norfolk

Friday – Sunday | The Wedding Singer | Chrysler Hall
It’s 1985 and rock-star wannabe Robbie Hart is New Jersey’s favorite wedding singer. He’s the life of the party, until his own fiancé leaves him at the altar. Shot through the heart, Robbie makes every wedding as disastrous as his own. Enter Julia, a winsome waitress who wins his affection.
Click here for ticket information

Virginia Beach

Friday – Sunday | Sandstock 2017 | 24th Street at the beach
National and regional tribute artists cover songs from some of the greatest rockers in history. Grab some friends and join us for a fun-filled weekend of great live music.
FREE

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

7:05 p.m. | Norfolk Tides vs. Durham Bulls | Harbor Park
Click here for ticket information

Suffolk

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

Williamsburg

8:30 p.m. | Movies Under The Stars: Storks | Chickahominy Riverfront Park
Enjoy an outdoor movie under the stars! Bring lawn chairs, blankets and snacks. All ages welcome. Children 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
FREE

Saturday

Hampton

10 a.m. | The Acts Movement Statewide Baby Shower | Dominion Ministries International
Calling all single new moms and single moms-to-be, you’re all invited to this special free event to celebrate you and your new baby. There will be plenty of baby shower games, a light breakfast, lunch, big ticket item giveaways, workshops and booklets, and a session with a CHKD pediatrician.
FREE

6 p.m. | Downtown Hampton Block Party | Downtown Hampton
The Deloreans are like a time machine. Through flashy ’80s costumes and upbeat retro tunes, the band makes the audience feel as though they are 18 years old watching the first MTV music video ever.
FREE

Newport News

10 a.m. | Physical Fitness Training Family Workshop | Mariners Museum & Park
America’s Cup sailors are some of the world’s premier athletes. In order to power their amazing craft through the water, they must be in top physical form. In this family-friendly workshop, we’ll learn how these athletes stay in shape and try out some of the exercises they use to build muscle and endurance.
FREE for members | $5 for guests

10 a.m. | Family Fun Day | Marketplace at Tech Center
We will be set up on the green between Ulta and Cafe Rio. There will be a lot of fun activities for families with younger children. We will have bounce houses, games, face painting, balloon twisters, first responder vehicles, crafts, refreshments and more.
FREE

11 a.m. | Dino on the Loose | Virginia Living Museum
Back by popular demand, the Walking T-Rex. Join our walking T-Rex for dinosaur parades, photo ops and a roaring good time on the Dinosaur Discovery Trail.
FREE with museum admission

Norfolk

12 p.m. | Hops for Hope | Bold Mariner Brewing Company
Hops for Hope features vendors, food trucks and live entertainment. 100% of proceeds will go to support Hope House Foundation, who provides in-home services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Hampton Roads.
FREE

1 p.m. | Writers Supporting Writers: Talk it Out, Write it Out | The Muse Writing Center
Don’t curse your blank screen again–come vent with us, collaborate with us, brainstorm with us, advise us, and get advice from us on the numerous issues related to writing from beginning a short or long project to finding an agent, publisher, mentor.
FREE

7:05 p.m. | Norfolk Tides vs. Durham Bulls | Harbor Park
Click here for ticket information

7:30 p.m. | Gary Owen | The Attucks Theatre
Gary Owen has been entertaining American audiences for more than a decade with his side-splitting comedy.
Click here for ticket information

Portsmouth

10 a.m. | Olde Towne Portsmouth Antiques Flea Market | Middle Street
With more than 70 vendors, you will discover a great selection of antique and flea market items of all types – priced to sell! Shop for estate furniture, architectural salvage, china, silverware, art, sports gear, musical instruments, books and ephemera, hand-made crafts and toys, as well as decorative accessories and one-of-a-kind items.
FREE

2 p.m. | Adventure Book Club: “All the Light We Cannot See” | Jewish Museum & Cultural Center
This month we’ll discuss “All the Light We Cannot See” and will conclude with a tour of the museum’s premises. Books will be provided and participants should stop by the library to pick up a copy.
FREE

7 p.m. | Movies in the Park: The Jungle Book | Portsmouth City Park
FREE

Suffolk

1 p.m. | Pre 4th of July Family Cookout | Morgan Memorial Library
Celebrate Independence Day a little early with a day of free food, fun, and festivities! Games, contests, and prizes will be held outside in the parking lot. One meal ticket per person. Food is first come first served, while supplies last.
FREE

Virginia Beach

3 p.m. | Shaggfest | Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
Fetty Wap, A$AP Ferg, Aaron Carter, Amine, Ashanti, Kyle, and The Last Bison.
Click here for ticket information

Wallops Island

11 a.m. | Imagination Playground | NASA Visitor’s Center
Let your imagination soar with our Big Blue Blocks from Imagination Playground. Children can test their engineering and design skills in small rotations in our engineering area.
FREE

Williamsburg

7 p.m. | Karaoke in the Park | Chickahominy Riverfront Park
Sing the night away while enjoying the park! All ages welcome. 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
FREE

Sunday

Hampton

8 a.m. | Yoga at Buckroe Beach | Buckroe Beach
Join instructor Janet Tucker for free yoga sessions on the left side of the James T. Wilson Pier at Buckroe Beach.
FREE

2 p.m. | ZADT Summer Series Presents: Chasing Mother Goose | The American Theatre
The venerable poet Mother Goose currently presides over a library that houses every piece of literature in existence. Day and night she does her best to keep order and ensure peace among the shelves. This hilariously creative play, rich with audience interaction and touching moments, is perfect for any age.
Tickets are $10

6 p.m. | Groovin’ by the Bay | Buckroe Beach
Summer concert series, July 2 – The Myra Smith Experience
FREE

Norfolk

4:05 p.m. | Norfolk Tides vs. Durham Bulls | Harbor Park
Click here for ticket information

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