Featuring unique vendors and taking place at the Hampton History Museum, the Hampton Holiday Market is sure to have something for everyone in the family!
This event is well known for traditional arts and crafts, fresh-baked goods, food trucks, a beer and wine garden, live entertainment and heirloom holiday ornament making. The children will enjoy face painting, train displays, retro toys, as well as indoor and outdoor games. There will be free food samples from Lidl, and much more on Saturday, December 9, 10-4pm. Admission to the Hampton History Museum is free all day, 10-5pm.
Also, be sure to head on over to the Hampton Carousel and snap free “Selfies with Santa” from 1-6pm. The first 150 children to visit with Santa will receive a free gift.
For detailed info on this and other events in Hampton, click here.
The Bodacious Bazaar returns to Hampton November 10th, 11th and 12th. This event is held at the Hampton Roads Convention Center and is a guaranteed fun time!
The annual three-day shopping extravaganza is a great way to kick off your holiday season. Browse over 350 vendors and talented artists. Bring the little ones along for pictures and story time with Mr. and Mrs. Claus. New this year to the event is an exciting train display.
The Fort Monroe Foundation will be sponsoring wine tasting events throughout the weekend for an additional cost. Tickets can be purchased online or in store at Anderson’s Marketplace and Countryside Gardens.
For in depth info on times, prices and schedules, click here.
A wide array of artists’ booths will line Styron Square this weekend in Port Warwick. The Art & Sculpture Festival returns October 14-15th with fine arts, live entertainment, food, beer and wine.
The festival will feature 100 artists, a fabulous lineup of eclectic music each day and a tent for young collectors. Enjoy strolling the square stocked with world-class fine art, gourmet food vendors and family friendly activities.
Don’t forget to visit the local chic boutiques, award winning restaurants and other unique businesses in the Square. Saturday hours are from 10-6pm and Sunday from 10-5pm.
For more info, click here.
The 44th Newport News Fall Festival of Folklife will be held on Saturday, October 7th & Sunday, October 8th, each day from 10am to 5pm. This family friendly event will take place in Newport News Park. The festival will feature over 150 exhibitors showcasing traditional crafts, heritage trade demonstrations, entertainment, children’s activities, and food.
An exciting new addition to this year’s festival is the Virginia Beer and Cheer area featuring Virginia beers and ciders. New entertainment includes Latin Ballet of Virginia, Fado Nosso, The Rhythm of Ireland School of Dance, Drunken Weasels Border Morris, and Lady Beatricethe Gypsy Fortune Teller.
Don’t forget about all of the fabulous festival food! Enjoy options from seafood, barbeque, pork rinds, funnel cakes, and lots of other favorites.
For more info, visit nngov.com/820/Fall-Festival-of-Folklife.
This hidden gem definitely lives up to it’s business name. One of Port Warwick’s most recent additions, Hip + Innovative Studio Boutique is sure to have something for everyone.
Anna Hubbard is the beauty and the brains behind this wonderful idea. The studio offers workshops by local artists in metals/jewelry (texturizing, stamping, cold connections, coloring in metal), Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan, Fiber Arts (weaving, macrame, felting), Floral Design and more! Hip is the home for the Anna Hubbard Jewelry collection, as well as a wide selection of fine, handcrafted artisan products.
Original art and prints, stunning jewelry, scarves and bags line the walls throughout. I was most intrigued with the prominent passion that Anna has for art and her store. It was a great pleasure to visit and learn all about it.
Definitely check it out by visiting her site at hip757.com.
If you’re like us, you’re probably sitting at your desk right now contemplating your upcoming weekend festivities. If so, be sure to include Bell Isle for this Saturday, July 15th. The Beach Club and Marina will host ‘Paint Night with Gary Fig’. The painting project will be a Bell Isle Sunset on Driftwood. There will also be a ‘social’ that evening featuring an art show, food, music, and wine.
Enjoy the beautiful views and try your hand at painting (with wine). Ticket prices are as follows: Marina members and boat owners $15; guest $45. Tickets include all paint supplies, instructions, wine, and snacks from 6-9pm. Non-painters may also attend to enjoy the music, food, and social event on the isle. Guest fee is $10 (paid at office upon arrival).
Tickets are required and can be purchased online at bellislemarinava.
Peninsula Fine Arts Center is excited to host another ‘Art After Dark’, a creative gathering of art, words, music, and more. The fun will take place Thursday, June 22nd from 5-8pm. This event is free and fun for all ages.
Activities include scavenger hunts and Hands-On For Kids Gallery for the littlest art-lovers. From 5-6pm, the event will feature readings from the Daily Press annual poetry contest. At 6pm, live music will begin by Donnie Kepley. There will be a cash bar with beer and wine. Peninsula Food Truck will be onsite serving up their always amazing dishes.
For more info, visit the Facebook Event Page.