Attention all Reggae lovers! Hampton’s Mill Point Park will host the 8th Annual Chesapeake Bay Reggae Fest on Saturday June 30th and Sunday July 1st.
The continuing goal of this event is to promote Unity in the Community. Organizers work very hard to keep original reggae music alive by reviving some of the forgotten artists from the golden era of reggae music.
Currently, multiple artists are lined up to play including Strange Rootz, Culture, Winston Jarrett and Johnny Osbourne. This festival is also known for having outstanding food and craft vendors from all over the East Coast. Come out and have an irie time! Tickets are $10 per day.
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Tradition Brewing Company is turning 2! Come out this weekend to celebrate 4,800 barrels of beer brewed by the best. The festivities will begin Thursday June 21st with the rockin’ country band Buckshot!
The brewery has an entire weekend full of celebratory activities planned. You don’t want to miss the 3 day live music line-up, beer release, a birthday firkin and the release of their ‘mug club.’
Kick off the weekend right with Cash Unchained, a Johnny Cash Tribute band on Friday beginning at 7.30pm. Saturday, The Fighting Jamesons will perform at 7pm, with The Heavy Pets concluding the night beginning at 9pm.
Tickets for Saturday June 23 are $10 with all ages welcome. VIP Tickets are $30 and 21 & up (Access to the VIP Mezzanine Lounge, special beer release, TBC pint glass & 1 beer ticket). There only 60 VIP tickets available. You may purchase tickets online or in the Tasting Room.
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Brace yourself for a weekend full of swashbuckling excitement! The 19th Annual Blackbeard Festival returns to Downtown Hampton June 2-3.
Enjoy the sights and sounds of Blackbeard and his crew all weekend long. Interact with Blackbeard himself and over 100 other authentically costumed pirate re-enactors as they run rampant on the streets of Downtown Hampton! Saturday and Sunday will include costumed characters and a replica of Blackbeard’s pirate camp, complete with live history interpreters teaching skills of the sailor circa 1700.
This year, the pirates will celebrate the 300th anniversary of Blackbeard’s notorious demise! There will also be a children’s area with activities including colonial games, pirate face-painting, strolling fairies, digging for treasure and more.
The festivities will take place Saturday from 10am-10pm and Sunday from 12pm-6pm.
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The city of Williamsburg is excited to host the always-popular Whistle Belly Festival 2018! This year, the event will take place on Saturday, August 4th in Merchants Square.
Whistle Belly is a celebration of amazing food and drinks in honor of Virginia Craft Beer Month. This highly anticipated event was created by DoG Street Pub and proudly presented by the Junior Woman’s Club of Williamsburg.
Enjoy craft beer from over 30 breweries along with delicious food from DoG Street Pub, Trellis Bar & Grill, Blue Talon Bistro, Culture Cafe, and The Catering Company. Tickets include drinks and all-you-can-eat food for only $50. You can also save up to $10 by purchasing in advance.
Get early access tickets to enjoy exclusive beers from Alewerks, Bells, Founders, Hardywood, Billsburg, Commonwealth, Virginia Beer Company and more.
There will be raffles with gifts from breweries and local businesses. Proceeds benefit local non-profits and scholarships to high school students. This event will go on rain or shine. General admission entry is from 7-11pm. Tickets are non-refundable. Get your tickets now because this WILL sell out!
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Kick off your weekend with some fun festivities in Port Warwick! Beginning Friday, June 1, catch the cool kids at HIP for live music, fun food and outstanding artwork.
First Fridays will take place in and around HIP, located at 2170 William Styron Square S in Newport News. Enjoy an evening of live local musicians, foodies, artists and door prizes.
Stroll through the beautiful Port Warwick Square to participating restaurants and businesses for First Fridays Fun. This event is from 6-9pm and is free and open to the public. Come out and show some local love!
Check out all of the upcoming events and details by clicking here.
Summer is right around the corner and with that comes lots of live music on the Peninsula! Wednesday May 23rd, dress in your best 80’s gear and dance the night away with The Deloreans.
The concert will begin promptly at 6pm. This event is kid/pet friendly and is free and open to the public. Feel free to bring your own chairs, blankets or even a picnic. Beer and wine are allowed. Free parking for the concerts is available in the Sentara parking lot.
Concerts are every Wednesday, 6-9pm from May 23 to August 29, 2018 (no concert July 4). For detailed info and the entire season’s schedule, click here.
The concert will take place rain or shine. Should weather conditions cause a cancellation, a decision will be made by 5:30pm and will be posted on the website and Facebook page.
Saturday, May 12th, grab your girlfriends for an afternoon of art, shopping and supporting local business. Enjoy a stroll through the beautifully quaint area of Hilton in Newport News.
This event will feature live music, food trucks and a beer garden on site. Take a walk down the commercial district, over to Main Street and to the James River as you enjoy the opportunity to view and purchase incredible local art at the Hilton Art Show.
This will be a juried show with prizes given. The event is from 11am-7pm. (Artist registration is FULL as of April 1st, 2018.)
For more info on this event, click here.
BLE Langley celebrates it’s 102nd Anniversary at “Air Power Over Hampton Roads” May 18-20. In addition to a wide variety of aerial acts and show attractions, there will be amazing performances at the two Fly High Concerts, along with the best hospitality on the flight line at the ‘Raptor Roost’.
Enjoy free general admission with exciting air performers during the day and evenings. There will be live music Friday and Saturday as well as fun activities for children.
Friday night, the gates will open at 5pm with R&B Sensation, Fantasia performing at 6.30pm. Trace Adkins will take the stage Saturday at 5.30pm with Ryan Daniel opening. General viewing (unseated) for both concerts is free. Preferred seating is $25 in advance and $35 at the door.
In addition to over 15 air displays, there will be incredible fireworks and ground displays. Also, be sure to catch the ‘Shockwave’ Jet truck, with speeds pushing 300 mph, belching smoke and 50′ flames. The Shockwave Jet Truck will even race an airplane!
For detailed info and to purchase tickets online, click here.