Your Beach Music Cruisin’ Hampton Roads Weekend

This weekend is full of events that we look forward to all year. The Beach Music Cruise-In is happening this weekend at the Oceanfront. In Norfolk we have Suds and Buds on Friday at the Norfolk Botanical Garden and the Zoo To Do on Saturday. There are wine festivals in Pungo and at Neptune Park, and celebrate other cultures on the Peninsula with the Chesapeake Bay Reggae Festival in Hampton and the Jewish Food Festival in Newport News.

But that’s not all!

Scroll below, find your city, and call your friends! It’s going to be a wonderful Hampton Roads weekend!

All Weekend

Hampton

Saturday-Sunday/Chesapeake Bay Reggae Festival/Mill Point Park
More than 12 reggae performers will take the stage at Mill Point Park for a weekend of music, food, vendors and more.
$5 daily entry fee

Newport News

Ongoing/Completely Hollywood (abridged)/Peninsula Community Theatre
Three performers rummage through the reels and flick through the films in this riotous carnival of the classics. Giving Hollywood more than just a nip and a tuck, they cut through the celluloid to condense the 186 greatest films in Hollywood’s over-100 year history into a complete compilation of classic cinematic cliches — plus a few brand new cliches they just made up. Lights! Camera! REDUCTION!
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Norfolk

Thursday-Sunday/Norfolk Greek Festival/Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral
The Greek Festival is an annual event held under one of Hampton Roads’ biggest tents on the grounds of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Norfolk, VA. The 2016 Greek Festival begins Thursday, May 12 and will run through Sunday, May 15. Bring your family and friends and have a ‘Greek-Time’!
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Friday-Sunday/Norfolk Tides Baseball/Harbor Park
The Norfolk Tides are the Triple-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, and a member of the International League. The 2016 season will be the Tides’ 48th season at the Triple-A level and 24th season at Harbor Park. It will also be Norfolk’s tenth season as the Triple-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles.
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Saturday-Sunday/Dance Theatre of Harlem/Chrysler Hall
Since its founding in 1969, Dance Theatre of Harlem has become a symbol of ballet excellence around the world, winning acclaim for its performances of a broad repertoire that ranges from treasured classics to cutting edge contemporary works. In this spectacular performance, the Company will perform a selection of their most beloved pieces, along with a new work commissioned by Virginia Arts Festival in honor of its 20th season and choreographed by Dance Theatre of Harlem’s resident choreographer Robert Garland.
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Virginia Beach

Friday-Sunday/Beach Music Cruise-In/Oceanfront Inn
Beach Music Cruise-In, combining bands on the beach and cars on the boardwalk, blends the best of the “oldies” with dancing under the stars in a jam-packed blast to the past! Settle into the sand as the top Beach Music bands from up and down the East Coast descend on the Virginia Beach oceanfront in a nostalgic salute to the “good old days” of cool cars and hot tunes. Stroll the boardwalk to view classic cars, hot rods, antiques, and more.
$15.00 in advance per vehicle / $25.00 day of show
Admission to concerts is FREE

Saturday-Sunday/Pirate Party on the Beach/Oceanfront Dairy Queen
The Pirate Party on the Beach returns to the Dairy Queen Grill & Chill 17th Street Park at the Virginia Beach oceanfront Saturday-Sunday, May 14-15, for two rollicking days of music, mayhem, and more! This family-friendly event features activities designed to bring out the “pirate” in everyone. Costume contests, games, a treasure hunt, pirate re-enactors, and movie on the beach all combine to celebrate those scallywags we all wish we could be: pirates.
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Friday

 

Norfolk

6 p.m./Suds and Buds/Norfolk Botanical Garden
Grab your friends and join us for a casual evening of fun, food and music at the second annual Suds & Buds garden party, supporting three great organizations.
Tickets are only $35. ($45 at the door)
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Virginia Beach

1 p.m./Story Time at the Lighthouse/Cape Henry Lighthouse
Starting March 25th, every Friday will be story time at the Cape Henry Lighthouse. Join us in the picnic area while we explore the swashbuckling seas and the deepest parts of the ocean. The stories featured in Cape Henry Lighthouse Story Time include The Whale by Cynthia Rylant, The Eagle by Cynthia Rylant, The Turtle by Cynthia Rylant and How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long and David Shannon.

Saturday

Chesapeake

10 a.m.-4 p.m./Strawberry Jamboree/Hickory Ridge Farms
Hickory Ridge Farm is kicking off their season with a Strawberry JAMboree. There will be U-pick strawberries, pony rides, hayrides, friendly farm animals, music, face painting and a bounce house. Lots of local vendors will be on-hand.
FREE

8 p.m./Movies and More: Night at the Museum/Western Branch Park
On Saturday, May 14, Chesapeake Parks, Recreation and Tourism will be kicking off the 2016 season of the “Movie & More” Series-with the first offering at Western Branch Park. Our feature presentation will be the smart and hilariously funny “Night at the Museum,” starring Ben Stiller. Before the movie starts, dance the afternoon away with our Astro DJ playing family friendly music. Or visit our information tent and sign up to win prizes while the kids bounce in our large inflatables and the younger ones play in our new and improved “waddler and toddler” area. Other activities include face painting, lawn games, and food vendors.
FREE

Hampton

10 a.m.-2 p.m./Minecraft Madness: Build the City!/Hampton Carousel Park
Hosted by the Hampton History Museum, staff and volunteers will be there with plenty of arts supplies. Friends from Sylvan Learning Center will have a special LEGO building activity to show you how computer programs help get the job done for architects and engineers. Spratley Gifted Center’s Middle School Minecraft Club will be displaying a video of their digital build of Hampton’s Virginia Air and Space Center. Have a great day exploring Hampton’s historic architecture and learning how the city developed.
FREE

Newport News

2:30 p.m./Civil War Lecture: Ramming Speed/Mariner’s Museum
Presented by: John V. Quarstein, Director, USS Monitor Center & Foundation
The advent of ship-mounted artillery, as proven during the 7 October, 1571 battle of Lepanto, proved the power of musket and cannon over ram and crossbow. It was Confederate Secretary of the Navy, Stephen Russell Mallory, who recognized that, if you built a shot-proof warship, it would be capable of ramming enemy ships without fear of destruction. Consequently, rams became a feature in every Confederate warship and influenced ship design until the introduction of the HMS Dreadnought in 1906, which featured long range heavy (10-inch) guns.
FREE with museum admission

Norfolk

6:30 a.m./CHKD Run/Walk for the Kids/Town Point Park
Join us Saturday, May 14 for family friendly fun and celebrate RunWalk for the Kids to benefit CHKD! The fun begins at 6:30am. Participate in the 8k Run, 2 Mile Walk or 1 Mile FunRun,  enjoy kids activities, new routes and a grand finale Finish Line in the park.
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7:30 a.m./The Ultimate Virginia Craft Beer Bus Tour/Starting at Hardee’s by Military Circle Mall
Craving brews with great views. Join us as we travel down the Brew Ridge Travel to Blue Mountain, Wild Wolf, and Devils Backbone Breweries in the Charlottesville region.
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10:30 a.m./Traveling Y Outdoor Fitness Event/MacArthur Green
The Traveling Y takes healthy living outside the wall of the YMCA and into the community to better serve our neighbors. Personal trainers and instructors will assure that participants of ALL fitness abilities have proper form and instruction at this fun and FREE event held outside on the MacArthur Center Green.
FREE

6 p.m./Zoo To Do/The Virginia Zoo
The Zoo To Do is a celebration of the Virginia Zoo. Heralded as a unique cocktail creative event, this legendary, evening will not disappoint. Party-goers will dance, feast, sip and take in magnificent surroundings, all while celebrating the Zoo’s uproarious history. Don’t miss this opportunity to leave your mark.
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8 p.m./Shovels and Rope/The NorVa
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Portsmouth

7:30 p.m./Family Movies on the Lawn: Aladdin/Portsmouth Pavilion
Bring the entire family and enjoy an evening under the stars featuring the Disney® movie Aladdin.   Free admission and free parking. Bring your blankets and sand chairs.  Concessions will be open with food and beverage options.
FREE

Suffolk

11 a.m./National Train Day Celebration/Suffolk Seaboard Station Railroad Museum
Join us in celebrating National Train Day! Learn about the history of trains in Suffolk with train themed games, arts and crafts, and meet Bob the conductor!
FREE

6 p.m./Grown Up Spelling Bee/King’s Fork High School
This fun team event will benefit the Suffolk Education Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that enriches teaching and inspires learning in Suffolk Public Schools.
$5 per person / Kids 8 & Under Free
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Virginia Beach

10 a.m./K-9 Carnival/Red Wing Park
Canine lovers and their furry friends are invited to Red Wing Park for a day dedicated to the dogs. Pound puppies to the purebred can come paw-to-paw with numerous canine demonstrations, competitions, displays and more.
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10 a.m.-3 p.m./Corvette and Porsche Classic Car Showcase/Town Center
The Town Center Corvette & Porsche Classic Car Showcase is a premier classic car show featuring one of the most impressive collections of Corvettes and Porsches – of yesterday and today – ever assembled.
Registration fee: $20 pre-registration per vehicle (by May 6) / $25 day of Showcase.
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12 p.m.-6 p.m./Pungo Wine Festival/Back Bay Farms
Come out to Back Bay Farms and enjoy this one of a kind wine festival in the heart of Pungo.  The 2016 Pungo Wine Festival features up to 20 Virginia wineries along with local artists and vendors.  Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy live music by Anthony Rosano and The Conqueroos and The Brandon Bower Band.
Ticket Price $30 in advance $35 at the door
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12 p.m.-5 p.m./Neptune’s Spring Wine Festival/Neptune Park
Save the packing, the passports, and the jet lag… Travel the world without leaving the beach at Neptunes International Spring Wine Festival! 31st Street Park is transformed into a hub of tasting stations from around the world with over 70 wines from 9 countries. With the Atlantic Ocean as your backdrop, grab your tickets and let your palate do the traveling as you enjoy an afternoon of live music and good company!
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1 p.m./Common Grounds/Holiday Trav-L Park and Campground
Announcing the 1st Annual Common Grounds Collaborative Brewer’s Festival on May 14 from 1-5pm! This festival of the brewing brotherhood features a huge lineup of one time only collaboration beers from your favorite 757 breweries as well as a few surprises from our RVA friends!! Come taste what’s possible when your favorite brewers share ideas and work together! Tickets are $35 ($40 at the door) and include Entry into the festival, Common Grounds tasting glass, Unlimited tasting of collaboration beers and individual breweries’ creations, and Live reggae music from Strange Rootz!
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Williamsburg

All day/Jamestown Day/Jamestown Settlement
“Jamestown Day” features Historic Jamestowne’s ongoing archaeological discoveries of the 1607 fort and one of Jamestown Settlement’s ships sailing in the James River. A variety of family-friendly programs on Powhatan and English weaponry, military and maritime demonstrations, and traditional music and entertainment will take place at both sites.
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Sunday

Newport News

11 a.m./Jewish Food Festival/UJC
Mark your calendar for the 2016 Jewish Food Festival in Newport News! Enjoy an extensive menu of delicious Jewish food, musical acts and other entertainers, Israeli and Judaica shopping, and culture on Sunday, May 15th, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The will be activities for the entire family! No admission charge for the Festival- food purchases are by tickets! The festival’s being held at the United Jewish Community Center at 401 City Center Blvd. in Newport News 23606.
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Norfolk

9:30 a.m./NEON District Mural Walk/Chrysler Museum Parking Lot
The NEON District of Norfolk has many murals that are great to use as backgrounds for photos or just interesting to look at.
FREE

Suffolk

3 p.m./The Greatest Pirate Story Never Told/Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts
Flung in to the future by a bumbling Sea Witch, a crew of misfit pirates now have only one chance of returning home: performing the greatest pirate epic ever seen on stage! There’s only one problem: half their script is missing! Help the crew fill in the blanks and watch as they improvise a brand new musical adventure based on your suggestions!
Adults $25/ Students (2-18 years) $15
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Virginia Beach

11 a.m.-3 p.m./First Annual Charles Barker Champions for Kids Show & Shine/Charles Barker on Laskin Rd.
Show off your Truck Car or SUV at the First Annual Charles Barker Champions for Kids Show & Shine on Sunday, May 15, 2016 from 11AM to 3PM at Charles Barker Truck, SUV, & Accessory Center in Virginia Beach on Laskin Road.  Come show off your Truck or SUV (cars and motorcycles are welcome too!), $20 to enter and compete.  Trophies will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place as voted by participants and a People’s Choice Award voted by spectators.

 

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