Your Treasures of the Earth, NPS Jazz, Shamrockin’ in Ghent, Hampton Roads Weekend

Get a kickstart on your St. Patrick’s Day luck with this weekend’s events in Hampton Roads! Click here to check the weekend forecast. 

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All Weekend

Friday – Saturday | Free Income Tax Preparation and Filing | Williamsburg Regional Library
The 2018 AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program runs from February 1 to April 17 in partnership with the IRS and the Williamsburg Regional Library. It provides free, high-quality, income tax assistance, tax form preparation, and electronic filing to low- and moderate-income taxpayers, with special attention to those age 60 and older.

Friday – Saturday | Tidewater Flavored Rum Release Party | Dead Reckoning Distillery
Join us Friday and Saturday for our Flavored Rum Release Party! We will be releasing 3 new rums, Strawberry, Orange, and Coconut. Each has been perfectly flavored to take your cocktail to the next level.

Friday – Sunday | Battle of Hampton Roads | The Mariners Museum and Park
Battle of Hampton Roads Weekend commemorates 156 years since Battle of the Ironclads! This year’s theme celebrates “Modern Marvels: Technology in the Civil War.”

Friday – Sunday | Treasures of the Earth Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show | Virginia Beach Convention Center
This show has something for everyone! Vendors from across the United States bring their merchandise to you including handmade jewelry with rare gems and crystals and fossils and more!

Saturday – Sunday | Give Me Liberty | Hampton History Museum
The groundbreaking exhibition “Give Me Liberty: Fugitive Slaves and the Long Revolution Against Slavery” explores the lives of over 30 fugitive slaves from Hampton.

Saturday – Sunday | Seal Spotting Boat Trip | Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center
Catch eye-level observations of seals while learning about the species that frequent our waters, and the most recent research conducted by the Virginia Aquarium’s Stranding Response Program.



6 p.m. | Friends & Family Game Night | Fort Monroe Community Center
Bring your family for a game night! Activities include Basketball shootout game, Ping pong, Table tennis, Pool, Air Hockey , Bingo Board games, Prizes and fun! For ages 6+.

Newport News 

7:30 p.m. | The Mantras | Tradition Brewing Company
The Mantras, a five piece jam machine born of Greensboro, NC have been conquering crowds and melting minds all over the country progressively for over a decade.


3 p.m. | Lucky Hour | Bearded Bird Brewing
Join us for Lucky Hour!! Come and pregame before the Shamrockin in Ghent with some great music, beer, food!

6 p.m. | 24th Annual Shamrockin’ in Ghent | Colley Avenue
Drink for a cause and enjoy the live music! There will be live bands and area restaurants, which feature Irish fare. Benefits the Hope House Foundation.


11 a.m. | Photo Preservation & Organization Class | Chuckatuck Library
Leave this class knowing how to organize and preserve photos by scanning, converting, and storing them.


10 a.m. | Artifact Wash & Talk | New Quarter Park
Help us clean, sort, identify, and sort our growing collection. Free event.

10 a.m. | No Borrowed Glory Book Signing | William & Mary Bookstore and Cafe
Judy Bloodgood Bander will be signing her book. The book is based in 1781, where 13-year-old Nathaniel Chiles uncovers a plot to murder the American colonel, Josiah Parker.



9 a.m. | Hickory PTSA Spring Artisan Craft Show | Hickory High School
The 3rd Annual Hickory High School PTSA Spring Artisan Craft Show features over 80 talented artisans with all homemade, handmade, or handcrafted items! 

5 p.m. | Saturday Night Lights Car Truck and Motorcycle Show | Battlefield Boulevard
Cars, prizes, food, music and spectators get in free!


8 a.m. | Clean Gloucester Day Spring 2018 | Gloucester County
Clean Gloucester Day is an opportunity for Gloucester residents and businesses to help Team Up 2 Clean Up our community! Organize your family, friends, church family, club, neighborhood and co-workers and pick a safe place to clean-up.


1 p.m. | Bubba N Franks BBQ Day of Destruction | Larry King Law’s Langley Speedway
We have a total of 11 events planned including a 50 lap Enduro race and two demolition derbies.

1 p.m. | Living Black Wax Museum | Hampton History Museum
In partnership with the Hampton Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated, join us for “The Living Black Wax Museum,” interactive presentations of notable figures in African American history as portrayed by children, and performer Nathan Richardson returns to the museum for an encore performance of his one-man play “The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass.”


10 a.m. | Winterfest Car Show | Military Circle Mall
Food and drinks will be onsite with access to great shopping experiences!

12 p.m. | My Vegan Sweet Tooth Pop-Up | Coelacanth Brewing Company
Our friends at My Vegan Sweet Tooth make some of the best desserts around. If you haven’t had a chance to try them, this is your opportunity!

12 p.m. | Spring Seed Celebration & VegFest Fundraiser | Coelacanth Brewing Company
Let’s spring into the next Hampton Roads VegFest fundraiser! In honor of Johnny Appleseed Day–celebrating one of our nation’s pioneering vegetarians–come out to buy seeds for your spring garden donated by McDonald Garden Center.

1 p.m. | 7th Annual St. Kiuchi Day at The Birch | The Birch
What started as an event featuring only a case of Hitachino beer has turned into a full brewery tap takeover and tasting event! Every year we continue to donate a portion of the sales to Global Giving’s Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund.

1 p.m. | Family Game Day | MacArthur Center
Grab your friends and family and join volunteers from the Virginia Gaming Association to play over 40 different family friendly board games!

2 p.m. | Wall hangings with The Bohemery Co. | The Corner Gallery, LLC
The fabulous Marisa of The Bohemery Co. is coming to the studio! We are gaga for her macrame work and are stoked that she is doing a workshop in our space. She will be teaching us how to make a wall hanging and you will leave with your finished product. (All supplies included)

6 p.m. | NPS Jazz at Waterside | Waterside District
The Norfolk Public Schools All-City Jazz Ensemble is pleased to present an evening of entertainment at the newly-revitalized Waterside District market stage!

8 p.m. | Festival of Laughs | Chrysler Hall
Featuring comedians Sommore, Earthquake, Bruce Bruce and Arnez J., this will be one show you won’t want to miss


8:30 a.m. | Westwinds 3rd Annual Shamrock Run 2018 | Westwinds
Free to run! Sign up today! Come dressed in green!

10 a.m. | Once Upon a Time: The World of Fairy Tales | Children’s Museum of Virginia
Step inside beloved stories from around the globe in this hands-on exhibit that brings favorite multicultural fairy tales to life.


10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. | St. Patrick’s Day STEM Party | Suffolk Public Library
Families are invited to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day early with a ix of fun activities and STEM challenges.

5:30 p.m. | 8th Annual Outdoorsmen Banquet | King’s Fork High School
Come out and enjoy a catered dinner, vendors, raffles, live music and hear Bassmaster elite angler, FLW angler and co host of Major League Fishing MARTY STONE share his story.

Virginia Beach 

9 a.m. | Veteran United Home Loans Amphitheater Summer Job Fair | Landstown Middle School
Hiring for seasonal, part-time positions including security, ushers, ticket takers, cleaning crew and more. Interviews on-site, fill out application in advance.

11 a.m. and 2 p.m. | Around the World in Eighty Days | Barry Robinson Theater and Fine Arts Center
Children’s Theatre of Hampton Roads presents “Around the World in Eighty Days” at the Barry Robinson Theater and Fine Arts Center

2 p.m. | Shuckin’ Me Mollusks – 3rd Annual Oyster Roast | Commonwealth Brewing Co.
Get your Pre-Paddy’s Day game on at Commonwealth with the return of our Annual Oyster Roast.

4 p.m. | Pig Pickin’ | Virginia Beach Elks Lodge #2268
All You Can Eat BBQ and Sides! Beer Included with your Ticket! Live Music by Terry Kemp!

5 p.m. | Reptile Emergency Seminar | Virginia Beach Exotics
Ever wanted to hear straight from a reptile vet what to do in case of an emergency with your reptile? Dr. Starke of Midway veterinary hospital is an amazing vet and wants to share his knowledge with you! Attend this free seminar to learn what to do if the worst happens.


8 a.m. | 17th Annual Jamestown High School Swamp Run 5K Run/Walk | Jamestown High School
The 17th Annual JHS “Swamp Run” 5K Run/Walk is a Colonial Road Runners Grand Prix event and benefits the Jamestown High School Athletic Booster Club. The course is a 5K loop that starts outside the school, runs mostly on the scenic Greensprings Trail, and finishes back at the school track.

8 a.m. | Williamsburg Farmers Market | Merchants Square
Over 30 vendors will attend the March 10 Williamsburg Farmers Market with forced bulbs, artisan chocolate, cheese, meats, honey, baked goods, peanuts and handmade soaps.

10 a.m. | Summer Job Fair | James City County Recreation Center
Looking for a summer job – one that’s fun and adventurous with good pay? Join the award winning James City County Parks & Recreation team!


1 p.m. | Riverwalk Restaurant’s Wine Expo | Riverwalk Restaurant
Sample more than 50 different wines, artisanal cheeses, local oysters, and sweets—all for a great cause! Proceeds from Riverwalk Restaurant’s Spring Wine Expo will benefit the Victory Peninsula YMCA of Yorktown.



12 p.m. | American Red Cross Blood Drive | MacArthur Center
Save a life and give blood to the American Red Cross during their Blood Drive in the Live 360° Studio on Level One near Dillard’s


12 p.m. | T. Rose International Bridal Show | Renaissance Portsmouth Norfolk Waterfront Hotel
Enjoy a fabulous tour of the hotel, live entertainment, samples, register for fabulous door prizes and Grand Prizes and discover how to plan your wedding with excellent Hampton Roads Metro Area Wedding Professionals.

Virginia Beach 

12 p.m. | Ocean Palm Shop for a Cause | Ocean Palm Shop – A Lilly Pulitzer Signature Store
Join us for a Shop for a Cause at Ocean Palm, a Lilly Pulitzer Signature Store! This fundraiser is open to all members, friends, family and our community at large! Ocean Palm will be donating a portion (15%) of all sales during that time frame back to our League!


11 a.m. | 2nd Sundays Williamsburg – Opening Day | Prince George Street
Monthly street Festival in 4 blocks with 75 artisans with Live music, performing arts, visual arts and crafts in 4 blocks of downtown Williamsburg!