“Halfway to Halloween” Beer Mile at Tradition Brewing Co.

It’s hard to believe we are only 6 months away from Halloween. Saturday, April 28thTradition Brewing Company will host a fundraising event to commemorate this glorious occasion.

Come dressed in your best costume and run the inaugural Beer Mile! (Yes, I said ‘beer’ and ‘mile’ in the same line). This event will feature a live DJ, food trucks and the beer mile race. You can also choose to participate in the ‘pay to spray’ water gun stations or enjoy a few games of  cornhole. Costumes are encouraged for a chance to win prizes.

If you’re unfamiliar with how a ‘beer mile’ goes down, here’s how it works. Every quarter mile you’ll drink a beer, and must finish your beer before you can continue running. There will be awards for the top male and female runners upon completion.

100% of proceeds made from this event will benefit Students Run The Streets, a local nonprofit organization helping middle and high school students in Newport News.

To register, visit www.TBCBeerMile.com. Please note you must be 21+ to participate in this event. You may still attend the event if you are under 21, but cannot participate in the beer mile.

“Shrimpfest 2018” at Port Warwick

Friday, May 4th, get ready to party for a great cause! The Rotary Club of Newport News and Hampton Roads Event Rentals present Shrimpfest 2018. Enjoy amazing food, music and great company.

Admission includes food, drinks, a DJ and dancing. Dinner includes giant peel-and-eat shrimp, BBQ , sides, craft beer and wine. Featured beers are El Guapo IPA, Vienna Lager, Devil’s Backbone, Larry’s Lemonade, St. George Brewery, Bold Rock Hard Cider, Shock Top and Bud Light.

This is their primary annual fundraiser and ALL proceeds are given back to local charities. Last year, more than $25,000  was distributed back into our community for organizations such as the Food Bank, Habitat for Humanity, Free Clinic, Operation Cat Snip and many, many others. This event will take place at Port Warwick from 5.30-9pm.

For detailed info and to purchase tickets, click here.

“Tastefully Yours” at the Hampton Roads Convention Center

The 25th Annual ‘Tastefully Yours’ fundraiser returns to the Hampton Roads Convention Center Thursday, April 12th. This premier food tasting event will feature craft beer, wine and food from over 36 of our top local restaurants.

Funds raised from this event will be used to provide food to over 170 partner agencies which include food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and other emergency organizations in our community.

Don’t miss the the fun photo booth, casino games, and live music all evening. This event is from 6-9.30pm. Tickets are $50 in advance and $60 the day of. Tickets will sell out!

For detailed info and to purchase tickets, click here.

“Wine Expo” at Riverwalk Restaurant

Saturday, March 10, the Wine Expo Returns to Riverwalk Restaurant in Yorktown. This exciting event is held to benefit the Victory Family YMCA.

Enjoy curated wine and hor d’oevres stations featuring 50 wines, artisan cheese, breads, fruits, local oysters, and chocolate. Riverwalk is located at 323 Water Street, situated by the stunning Yorktown waterfront. Space is limited so get your tickets now.

The Expo will take place from 1-3pm. VIP tickets are $55 with early admission at 12pm. General admission tickets are $45.

To purchase tickets in advance, click here.

“Fur Ball 2018, to Benefit the SPCA” in Newport News

It’s almost time for the most adorable fundraiser on the Peninsula! The 11th Annual Fur Ball Gala will take place February 17th at the Newport News Marriott in City Center.

This year’s highly anticipated theme is ‘Take Me To Paris’. Dress your best and come enjoy French-inspried fine dining and cocktails. Don’t miss the always popular pet parade, silent and live auctions, dancing and more. This event is held from 6-11pm.

Tickets are on sale now. For more info and to purchase tickets online, 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.

“Bacchus Wine & Food Festival” at the Virginia Living Museum

Nature, Vine and Wine! The 14th Annual Bacchus Wine & Food Festival returns to the Virginia Living Museum Friday, February 2nd.

Enjoy amazing samplings of wine, local restaurant fare and an eclectic selection of live music, entertainment and games. Participating restaurants include The Grey Goose, Nawab, Schlesinger’s, SMOKE, Wildside Cafe and Fort Magruder Hotel. Mix and mingle with friends old and new amongst the most beautiful museum galleries and exhibits.

Dance the night away with the sounds of Brother Lucy, Louis Vangieri, Paul Urban & Friends, PC Duo and Zen Mojo.  This event is from 7-10pm.

Tickets range in price and can be purchased here.

“Freezin’ at the Fort” at Paradise Ocean Club

Saturday, December 16th, come ‘Freeze at the Fort’ for a great cause! The inaugural Holiday Plunge will take place at Paradise Ocean Club from 10am-12pm.

Brave participants of all ages will plunge into the cold waters of the Chesapeake Bay to raise money for the YMCA Guardian program. This program is a scholarship fund which ensures all children get to experience Summer Camp at Fort Monroe regardless of their family’s financial situation. Celebrate the holiday season and get into the spirit of giving by taking the plunge to give a child a week or two of Summer Camp!

For more info and to register, click here.