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.
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.
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.
The Greek Festival in Newport News is upon us! The always popular event returns Thursday, October 19-Saturday, October 21.
Grab your dancing shoes and prepare to enjoy live music, entertainment and Greek culture. Shop vendors and indulge in authentic Greek food and wine. Enjoy an array of homemade Greek specialties such as gyros, Greek fries, dolmades, spanakopita, and ouzo. This year will mark the event’s 50th Anniversary.
Bring the family out for authentic Greek music, dancing, culture, and cuisine. With fast-moving lines and excellent customer service, you will have your food to enjoy in no time. This occasion is definitely a locals’ favorite and always attracts a wonderful crowd. The event will take place inside at the Hellenic Center.
For details on times for this event, visit their website here.
Tricks and Treats for the entire family! Gather the little ones and head to Williamsburg for some festive fun. Saturday, October 21st, Yankee Candle Village will host a family friendly Halloween Bash.
This event will feature fun activities for every age group. There will be snacks, drinks and some very special appearances. ‘Paint a Pumpkin’ with Mrs. Claus and enjoy special pricing on ‘Halloween Dip your Own Critters’. There will also be face-painting, balloon art and a fortune teller.
Wear your best costume to compete for some awesome prizes. This event is from 12-6pm.
For more info, click here.
City Center is excited to host the 6th Annual Fall Festival Saturday, October 14. Festivities this year include craft beer, hard cider, wine tastings, artwork and live music.
Browse over 40 vendors featuring seasonal fruits, produce, baked goods and plants. Enjoy the sounds of The Joe Gasman Band and Borderline Crazy live on the Market Stage. The children’s area will offer free hay rides, a craft area, face painting and door prizes.
Beer and wine tasting tickets are available for $30. Discounted tickets are available now until October 10th for $25. This event is free, family friendly and open to the public.
The festival is from 11-6pm. 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.
Saturday, September 30th, don’t miss ‘SONset on the Isle’. This is a fun family friendly event with live music throughout the day.
Catch some of the best Christian bands around while enjoying the beautiful atmosphere of Bell Isle Marina. Every King and Commoner, Caleb Folks and Co, Mehlek Pfsha, REP, 757 Worship and Reverence Worship will be rockin’ the beach club all day.
Pack some chairs, bring a picnic and enjoy this beautiful weather on the Isle. Food, drinks and snacks will be available for purchase at the marina store. This event is free and open from 12-9pm.
For more info, visit facebook.com/BellIsleMarina.