Your Jamestown Jams, Children’s Festival, Fall Festival Hampton Roads Weekend

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All Weekend

Newport News

Saturday & Sunday | 44th Newport News Fall Festival of Folklife |Newport News Park
The festival, which attracts 35,000 visitors each year, will feature over 150 exhibitors showcasing traditional crafts, heritage trade demonstrations, entertainment, children’s activities, and food.
Admission is FREE | Parking is $10.00

Virginia Beach

Friday, Saturday & Sunday | Devon Grube BBQ Classic | KOA Campground
The mission of this operation and event is to raise funds for the Grube Family, Navy SEAL Foundation and Operation Once in a Lifetime in support of Families of Fallen Service Members. The mission of this operation and event is to raise funds for the Grube Family, Navy SEAL Foundation and Operation Once in a Lifetime in support of Families of Fallen Service Members
Admission is $20


Friday & Saturday | Granby Manor Haunted House | Granby Manor
Granby Manor is Virginia’s #4 BEST haunted attraction, and it is located in Historic Yorktown! Based on Disney’s Haunted Mansion, Granby Manor offers a uniquely classical haunted experience.
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7 p.m. | Teen Open Mic Night | The Muse Writers Center
Open to Teens 12-17. Come read original short stories, poetry, and creative nonfiction.

7:30 p.m. | Lysistrata – World’s first sex comedy | Goode Theatre at Old Dominion Univeristy
Tickets are $15

8 p.m. | VSO presents Voices of Veterans | TCC Roper Performing Arts Center
The VSO honors our region’s remarkable military community with music inspired by the valor and sacrifice of the men and women of the nation’s armed forces.
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5:30 p.m. | Jamestown Jams  | Jamestown Beach Event Park
Come and enjoy free live music for the last concert on Oct. 6. The concert will be music from the early 2000s featuring The Lone Rangers

Virginia Beach

7:30 p.m. | Russian Grand Ballet presents Swan Lake | Sandler Center for the Performing Arts
Russian Grand Ballet’s full-length classical production for the first time includes rarely seen Waltz of the Black Swans, and features Russian’s brightest ballet stars.
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8 p.m. | Commotion in the Ocean | Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center
Sample delicious food, browse the silent auction, and enjoy dancing and entertainment. All proceeds benefit the Virginia Aquarium Foundation.
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Chincoteague Island

10 a.m. | Annual Chincoteague Oyster Festival | Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce
Come and enjoy oysters—raw, steamed, fritters, and single fried; clam fritters, clam chowder, shrimp cocktail, salad bar, hot dogs, hush puppies, and Boardwalk fries.
$45 for Adults | Children under 6 are free


8 a.m. | Barkin’ Bargains Giant Yard Sale | Gloucester-Matthews Humane Society
Sell your stuff and help homeless pets of the Middle Peninsula with the Barkin’ Bargains Giant Yard Sale.
FREE Admission| Click here for vendor fees


12:00 p.m. | Songwriters Collaborative | The American Theatre
Feel the rhythm and hear the soulful sounds of the Grammy-nominated Sweet Honey in the Rock as African American musical genres including blues, spirituals, traditional gospel hymns, reggae, African chants, hip-hop, and jazz improvisation come together for a powerful evening.

8 p.m. | R&B Super Jam | The Hampton Coliseum
Urban Vibe presents R&B Super Jam featuring Tyrese, Joe, Donell Jones & more.
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10 a.m. | Butterflies: Wings of Wonder | The Virginia Living Museum
Join us as we celebrate the wonderful lives of butterflies with special exhibits, live butterflies, crafts and games. The Butterfly Society of Virginia will display live butterflies and provide information about attracting butterflies to gardens.
Price Included in Museum Admission


10 a.m. | Virginia Children’s Festival | Virginia Festevents
Hampton Roads’ most exciting family festival is filled with more than 100 fun, creative and interactive activities that include storytelling, hands-on workshops, educational displays, cultural experiences, arts and crafts, military demonstrations, costumed characters and more! This event is designed with children 10 and younger in mind.

12 p.m. | Sisters In The Church House |Norfolk Collegiate Hackney Theatre
Join us at Norfolk Collegiate in their beautiful, newly renovated Hackney Theatre for this original stageplay written by Gwendolyn Staton Matarita and co-writers Jackie Bright Staples, Laverne Johnson, and Johnice Johnson about, well, sisters in the church! It is hilarious & unique. My clients are fulfilling a lifelong dream of writing, directing, & starring in a play.
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8 p.m. | Church Street Jazz – Gregg Karukas | Attucks Theater
The Church Street Jazz Series 2017-2018 Season begins Saturday Night, October 7th at The Historic Attucks Theatre in Downtown Norfolk with Award Winning Smooth Jazz Keyboardist Gregg Karukas!
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8 p..m. | Movies At The Mall – “Despicable Me 2” | MacArthur Mall
Come out for Movies at the Mall outside on MacArthur Center Green Saturday for a showing of Despicable Me 2


1 p.m. | Star Wars READS Day | Portsmouth Public Library
Celebrate all things Star Wars, with crafts, trivia, giveaways, games, balloons, and more! Children and Adults who attend in costume get a prize! All ages are welcome for this family event!



11 a.m. | Second Annual Hampton Roads VegFest | Chesapeake City Park
Join us at the Second Annual Hampton Roads VegFest, presented by Smithfield Pig Save, where vegans and curious carnivores alike can enjoy mouth-watering veggie delights, from juices to juicy veggie burgers, pizza, desserts, and everything in between!


10:30 a.m. | Bethel Baptist Church Heritage Day Concert | Bethel Baptist Church
This will be a day of special music, testimonies, hymn histories and preaching highlighting our musical Christian heritage.


11 a.m. | Vino Vinyasa | Mermaid Winery
Join us for Vino Vinyasa at Mermaid Winery’s Tasting Room! Bring your own mat for an all-levels dynamic flow taught by one of the Bhav Brigade teachers and stay for a glass of wine.
Free Admission | Pay for wine

12 p.m. | Colonial Place/Riverview Front Porch Art Walk | Colonial Place/Riverview Neighborhoods
Colonial Place – Riverview’s annual art show is like no other in Hampton Roads. In its 19th year, the 2017 event showcases resident artists on their front porches as well as a specially featured artist at the Lydia Roper Home in Riverview, suggested starting point for the day’s walking tour.

Virginia Beach

7 p.m. | Zac Brown Band with special guest Darrel Scott | Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
Join us for the Zac Brown Band concert featuring special guest Darrel Scott.
Tickets are $45