“One City Marathon” in Newport News

The Fourth Annual One City Marathon will be held on Sunday, March 4th. This is an exciting weekend event including a two-day Health and Wellness Expo, kick-off celebration at Boathouse Live, pasta dinner, and four races!

Choose from the Boston Qualifier Marathon, Marathon Relay (teams of 2-4 split the marathon), Maritime 8K or Nautical Mile Fun Run. The marathon starts at Newport News Park and is a point to point course taking you through scenic Newport News. You’ll enjoy beautiful views of the James River, a flat course, enthusiastic fans, course support, and more.

This year, the Saturday night pasta dinner will take place at Boathouse Live. Join the awesome runners and staff at the official One City welcome party with great food, live music and guest speakers. The menu will include salad, two pasta dishes, vegetables, bread and dessert. Tickets are $17.50 per person with group discounts available.

Once the race is over, you’re invited to celebrate at ‘One City, One Celebration’, the official after-party for the race. This event will feature a live DJ, food provided by Uno’s Pizzeria & Grill, craft beer by Tradition Brewing Company, runner-relaxation area and fun children activities.

For more info and to register, click here.

“Hampton Roads Welcomes Lionsbridge FC”

“It’s about more than soccer. It’s about community. It’s about a family night out. It’s about local flavor.” Newport News is excited to welcome Lionsbridge Football Club to the area with games beginning in May 2018.

Not long ago, bringing high-level soccer to the area was a dream for local businessman, Mike Vest, Dan Chenoweth and Kevin Joyce. Now, thanks to their hard work and a very excited community, that dream has become a reality. The team will play in the Premier Development League (PDL) of about 75 teams that Vest says represents the best amateur soccer in the nation.

POMOCO Stadium will be home for the team named after the iconic bridge in nearby Mariners’ Museum Park. The coaching staff will recruit players from area and state schools, including CNU, William & Mary, Virginia Wesleyan and Old Dominion.

Lionsbridge FC’s owners want to make the games more than just sporting events. Each game will be preceded by a ‘pre-game community festival’, featuring live music, a beer tent, food trucks, bounce houses  and other family-friendly activities. Don’t miss the fireworks displays as well! Ticket prices will be $8 for adults and $2 for children. Season tickets are also available for purchase.

Tradition Brewing Company will have craft beer on site at each game. Fans have the option to watch the games up close and personal at the Tradition Sideline Lounge at POMOCO Stadium. Tradition will also host Lionsbridge FC events, including ‘St. Patricks Day Human Foosball Tournament’.

For details information and more about the team, click here.

“Mutts Gone Nuts” at The Ferguson Center for the Arts

Saturday, February 10th, The Ferguson Center for the Arts presents ‘Mutts Gone Nuts’. Bring the entire family out to enjoy an afternoon of talented pups. Expect the unexpected, as canines and comedy collide in a smash-hit performance that’s leaving audiences everywhere howling for more!

From shelters to showbiz, these amazing mutts unleash havoc and hilarity in a breathtaking, action-packed, comedy dog spectacular, featuring some of the world’s most talented four-legged performers. Deemed “A Must See” by The Washington Post, the dogs are sure to steal your heart, and then your socks! Mutts Gone Nuts promotes adoption of rescue animals. The show takes place from 2-4pm.

For more info and to purchase tickets, click here.

“Game Day 5K/10K” in City Center

Kick off Super Bowl Sunday with a race through City Center! Take part in the GameDay 5K or 10K race so you won’t feel terribly guilty about eating all that junk food later on for the big game.

Runners are encouraged to wear their favorite sports gear in true Super Bowl spirit. There will also be a half-mile ‘Fun Run’ for the little ones. At the post-race party, you’ll enjoy the greatest tailgate in Newport News. Tradition Brewing Company will be onsite providing their best craft beer along with food from Uno’s Pizzeria & Grill.

After the race, be sure to head down the street and visit Tradition Brewing Company for live music by Felicia Hoyos, free sports massages and great food from Sliders Food Truck.

Race Day is February 4th. For detailed info and to register, click here.

“Holiday Market” at the Hampton History Museum

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.

“Hampton Holly Days Parade” in Downtown Hampton

This December 9, let the joy of the holiday season take over at the Hampton Holly Days Parade: Holiday Lift Off in honor of NASA Langley Research Center’s centennial celebration. The free event, taking place at 7:00 p.m. in downtown Hampton, is one of the largest annual illuminated parades in all of Hampton Roads.

Hampton Holly Days Parade will feature over 70 units, including beautiful floats, marching bands including high school bands, auto clubs, dance groups, military honor units, and everyone’s favorite holiday guest…Santa Claus!

For more information on Holiday Lift Off, dial 757/727-8311 or click here.

“6th Annual Phoebus Holiday Illumination”

Kick off the Holiday season in Hampton this Friday! Bundle up and get ready to enjoy stunning holiday lights, music and food with the family.

It’s a winter wonderland in Phoebus! Join in for the 6th Annual Phoebus Holiday Illumination Friday, December 1, 2017, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a special holiday tree lighting at 8 p.m.

Phoebus will be filled with a variety of holiday themed crafts, food and music. Santa and Lucky the Dinosaur will be in attendance and the weather forecast is calling for SNOW on Mellen Street!

For more info on this and other festive events in Hampton, click here.

“Fall Bodacious Bazaar” in Hampton

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.