“Chesapeake Bay Reggae Fest” at Mill Point Park

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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“19th Annual Blackbeard Pirate Festival” in Downtown Hampton

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.

For detailed info on this event, click here.

“Air Power Over Hampton Roads” at Langley Air Force Base

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.

“Block Party Returns to Downtown Hampton”

The Block Party is back y’all! Saturday, May 5th, let’s kick off the warm weather with some great live music, family entertainment and refreshments at the block.

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Tumbao Salsero this Saturday! This upbeat orchestra consists of eleven members that will keep your feet moving all night long with full Latin percussion. The band features timbales, congas, bongos, trumpets, piano and two lead vocalists. Their repertoire includes many Latin rhythms, such as: Salsa, Merengue, Guaguancó, Son Montuno, Jazz, Bomba and Plena.

This family friendly event is free and begins at 6pm. The children’s area will be open from 6-8pm. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

The party continues each week with an awesome lineup of live music, food trucks and a great crowd. For a complete list of bands, click here.

“Opening Weekend” at Paradise Ocean Club in Hampton

Warmer weather has finally arrived! What better way to celebrate than to enjoy great music by the bay? Friday, May 4th Slapnation will kick off Opening Weekend at Paradise Ocean Club.

Slapnation will take the stage at 6:30pm and rock the beach until 10:30pm. This highly popular band features nine of the most talented musicians around. You’ll enjoy an incredible four piece rhythm section, a three piece horn section and two outstanding vocalists.

Saturday, the celebration continues with a Cinco de Mayo party featuring live music. Brian Sewell will perform from 12pm-3pm and Aaron Firestone will take the stage from 3pm-7pm. Sunday, enjoy live music by Kevin Brinson and Snackbar Jones.

Paradise Ocean Club is your one-stop destination for summer fun and relaxation. The beach club offers full service catering, a private beach, Olympic-size pool, Tiki Bar, cabanas, a fast-serve food bar and a massive stage for local and national music.

Private cabanas are available for rent Monday-Friday (except Holidays) for $100. Weekend rentals are $250. Annual family memberships are available for $500 and single annual memberships are $250. Daily entry is $10 for adults and $5 for kids 18 and under. Membership discounts are offered for Fort Monroe residents and retired or active-duty military.

For detailed info on all of the summer fun, 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.

“Grand Opening at STUFT Restaurant” in Hampton

The day has finally arrived! Taco lovers unite in excitement for the grand opening of STUFT Restaurant in Phoebus. STUFT will open its doors Tuesday, April 3rd at 11am.

The newly remodeled, now bright yellow building is located at 24 N. Mallory Street in Hampton. Come out and show support at the ribbon-cutting ceremony with Mayor Donnie Tuck at 11am.  The weather will be perfect for live music on the patio! Catch Tony Bob performing throughout the day inside and out.

Enjoy an amazing selection of food, hot sauces, live music and a great crowd. The Lovecats will perform inside from 6pm-8pm. The Brandon Bower Band will keep the party going with live music from 9pm-12am. You don’t want to miss this.

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“Preview Party at Paradise Ocean Club”

Mark your calendars now for the most anticipated preview party of the year! Sunday, April 29th, grab all of your friends and head out to Paradise Ocean Club in Hampton.

Enjoy outstanding views all around, great customer service and live music. The Deloreans will take the stage from 3-7pm. The beach club will officially open for the season Friday, May 4th at 11am with live music by Slapnation at 6.30pm.

The Deloreans are well-known for their energetic performances and stellar 80’s gear. This event is from 12-7pm

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