“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.

“The Vanguard” Brewpub Coming to Hampton

We are super excited to announce that a developer (with specific experience in craft breweries) has plans to turn the 80-year-old Hampton Armory Building into a brewpub, distillery and entertainment venue! The building has 14,000 square feet and is located at 504 N. King Street in Downtown Hampton.  The venue will be called “The Vanguard.”

The plans for the building include an open-concept artisanal brewpub and redevelopment for the existing Armory stage for live music. The distillery is required to be in a separate space. It is estimated that the venue will be able to hold 800-1,000 people.

We can’t wait to report more on this as we receive it!

“Star-Gazing and Lasers” at VLM

Well this is definitely something cool and different for the family! The Virginia Living Museum now offers free star-gazing starting Saturday, September 10th beginning at sunset and on the second Saturday of every month. Of course, star-gazing is entirely dependent on the weather so keep an eye on it. Several telescopes are set up throughout the grounds and staff astronomers are available to help you identify objects in the night sky.

The event also includes a planetarium program and several laser shows in the Abbitt Planetarium theater. Experience a sensory extravaganza with the incredible state of the art laser system while listening to music of all different types.

Cost is $3 for VLM members and $6 for non-members. Double features are $5 for VLM members and $10 for non-members

For more info, visit the Facebook Event Page.

“End of Summer” at POC

If you’re looking for an epic way to end your summer, grab your friends and head out to Paradise Ocean Club!  Check out the weekend’s lineup…

Friday, September 2nd at 6.30 Slapnation will be performing. That’s ALWAYS a good time!  Saturday, September 3rd, Dave Derring acoustic will perform from 12-3pm.  And Sunday, September 4th, they’ll close out the summer with the Deloreans from 3-7pm.

Cost is $10 which allows you access to use of the beach and pool. Get there early to avoid long lines!

“Ben Folds” at Ferguson Center

Head to one of the most beautiful venues in Newport News for an evening of great music. Ben Folds will perform at the Ferguson Center for the Arts Concert Hall Friday, September 16th at 8pm

For more info, visit the Facebook Event Page.

To view ticket options, visit http://cwm.io/688f71

“Restaurant Week” at Fin

YES. It’s our favorite time of year!  Restaurant week at Fin is September 6th-11th and will include an amazingly beautiful menu.  Specific hours for Restaurant Week are 4.30pm-10pm.  Cost is $35.  You can expect items such as fire cracker shrimp, tuna tartar, crabcakes, yellowfin tuna, filet, and decadent desserts.  Fin will not disappoint.  Come out and enjoy the astounding food, service and atmosphere!

For more info, visit the Facebook Event Page.

“Smoktoberfest” at Smoke

Saturday, September 17th from Noon-11p. Come out for the third annual Smoketoberfest! This year SMOKE BBQ will feature a unique selection of beer, German themed food specials, and much more.

Bring your friends and family out for super fun events like cornhole tournaments, a wing eating competition, and the live music of Soul Patch.  This event has been packed for the last 3 years so get there early and bring your appetite! Enjoy the outside seating area featuring a covered patio or hang out near the outdoor fireplace.

For more info, visit http://www.smokenn.com/

“Denbigh Day” and Slapnation

Bring your dancin’ shoes for the party after the Parade! Slapnation will perform Saturday, September 17 at Denbigh Day! Bring the family out to see the parade beginning at 10am, get some brunswick stew to take home, and enjoy shopping several different vendors. This event originated back in 1960 to mark the end of summer in the historic hamlet of Denbigh and is presented by the Denbigh Lions Club. Cost is free to the public.

For a detailed list of events, visit http://www.denbighday.com/festival.html