“Riverfest” in Downtown Hampton

Yacht rock, beer tastings and the block party – all to benefit local charities? Count us IN!  Saturday, September 10th, grab your friends and head to downtown Hampton for the Hampton Rotary Riverfest and Microbrew Tasting.  The event kicks off at 5pm.

Food will be provided by local food trucks and vendors, beers from 10 different local craft breweries and free live music by The River Gypsies and Captain & the Keels.  For the non micro-brew fans, regular beer and wine will be sold separately.  Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door.

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“Taco Tuesday” at Craft 60

You’re gonna need a break after that first day back to work and school! Come on out to Craft 60 Ale House this Tuesday (and every Tuesday) for half-price tacos. It’s only appropriate for “Taco Tuesday”. Beginning at 4pm, enjoy a wide selection of hand crafted tacos. A few available options are mahi tacos with truffle aioli and the ‘too hot to handle’ napalm tacos. Enjoy other great drink specials as well! Cheers.

“Wine and Chocolate Expo” at Riverwalk

What’s better than dining on the waterfront in the incredible atmosphere of Riverwalk Restaurant? Adding chocolate and wine to the mix, that’s what! Saturday, September 10, Riverwalk will host a Wine & Chocolate Expo. Join in for a spectacular wine tasting featuring over 80 wines and experts from all over the globe. Enjoy a selection of artisan cheeses, an oyster bar and more!

Tickets must be purchased in advance so don’t wait.  General admission tickets are $35 per person.  VIP tickets are also available for $45.

Doors open to general public at 1pm, VIP at 12pm.  All attendees must be 21 and up and have proper ID.

For more info, visit the Facebook Event Page.

“Poker Run” at Quaker Steak

Round up your friends and grab the bikes to ride out for a great cause! The 5th Annual Poker Run to Fight MLS will be Saturday, September 24th. This event is sponsored by SMOKE BBQ in Newport News and is presented by “Sandy’s Cruisers”. The purpose is to raise funds and bring awareness to ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). All vehicles are welcome to join.

Ok, we know some of you are asking yourself, “what is a poker run?”  We have you cover right here.

Participating restaurants are Quaker Steak & Lube, The Virginia Beer Company, Hooters and Beachcomber Restaurant. There will be food and drink specials along with raffles, 50/50 and more. Live music by the Heather Edwards Band. Registration is at Quaker Steak & Lube from 9am-11am. Cost is $15 per rider, $5 per passenger, $5 to add a hand.

For more info, visit the Facebook Event Page.

“Wild Ale” Release at TBC

Raise a glass to the end of summer at Tradition this weekend! Saturday, September 3rd is the exciting release of TBC’s Wild Ale, Karnage Asada food, truck and opening day College Football! Sunday, September 4th from 12-4, enjoy a family style cookout with hot dogs, hamburgers and a bounce house for the kids. If you’re looking for a hurricane party, this is the place to come! Cheers to the weekend y’all.

“Hampton Roads Reptile Expo” Yorktown

This sounds like OUR type of Sunday Funday! Grab the kids and come out for quite an adventure. Sunday, September 4th, plan on attending the Hampton Roads Reptile Expo. The event will be held at the ‘Body by D Gym’ Indoor Soccer Field located at 106 N Constitution Drive, Yorktown.

The expo runs from 9am-4pm and will feature some really cool reptiles, multiple raffles, seminars, and discounted dry goods. Cost is $8 per person, children 3 years and under are free. Seminars by Zooography will be at 11am & 2pm. Raffles will be held at different times throughout the day.

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What a fun way to end the last weekend of the summer!

“VA Symphony” at Riverwalk

Event rescheduled for September 15th.

Spend your Saturday evening under the stars with the divine sounds of the Virginia Symphony! September 3rd from 6-9pm, gather your friends and family for an unforgettable night out. The event will take place at Riverwalk Landing in Historic Yorktown. There will be a pre-concert performance by the Fifes and Drums of Yorktown.

Pack a picnic, bring a chair or blanket, and enjoy the performance by the beach. You’ll experience the sounds of everything from the Star Spangled Banner, to Moon River and even a Suite from ‘Jaws’. This incredible opportunity is free and open to the public.

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“Paws for the Cause” Fundraiser

Bring the entire family out for a wonderful cause. Paws For a Cause Fundraiser and festival is taking place on Saturday, September 17th. The event will take place at Williams Fields in The Mariners Museum Park. All proceeds go to benefit the Peninsula SPCA, an adoption-guarantee shelter!

This year’s event will feature over 50 vendors, animal rescues with adoptable pets, and a newly expanded children’s area. The festival is from 12-5pm. There will be food and drinks available for purchase.

Register to walk at www.peninsulaSPCA.org

For more info, click here.