“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.

For more info, click here.

“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

For more info, click here.

“St. Patrick’s Day Festivities” on the Peninsula

St Patrick’s Day falls on a Saturday this year, which means lots of parties and shenanigans. Here is a detailed guide to make your adventure a shamrockin’ good time. Don’t forget to wear green and may the luck of the Irish be with you!

NEWPORT NEWS

Tradition Brewing Company | St. Paddy’s Day Inflatable Foosball Tournament

Lionsbridge FC and Tradition Brewing Company are excited to present this one-of-a-kind St. Patrick’s Day party. The Inflatable Foosball tournament will take place from 9-5pm. Enjoy bagpipes throughout the day and stay for the smooth sounds of Heather Gillis at 7pm. What’s better than a little soccer, great beer and good company? For more info, click here.

SMOKE BBQ | St. Paddy’s Day Party

Begin your St. Patrick’s Day celebration the right way with SMOKE BBQ. Enjoy an Irish breakfast, bagpipes, K9 demos and live music.  There will be a cornhole tournament with cash prices and Hey Hey Hooligan will take the stage at 8pm. For detailed info, click here.

Hoss’s Deli | St. Patrick’s Day Party

Don’t miss the amazing $2.50 Bloody Mary buffet and mimosa specials starting at 11am. Enjoy 50% off of road kings; the biggest, baddest burger around. A little birdie told me that Jager models will be making an appearance at 2pm. Green beer all day! Live music by The Mullins Sisters at 9pm. For more info, click here.

Quaker Steak & Lube | St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

Irish specialities on the menu and drink specials until 9pm. Cornole tournament, shamrock bingo and best dressed contest at 7pm. Live music by Gerald and Marc from 5-8pm. For detailed info, click here.

The Cove Tavern | Slapnation at The Cove

Enjoy the amazing food and beautiful views of City Center at The Cove Tavern. Catch the festivities around the fountain and then dance the night away with Slapnation from 6-9pm.

City Center | St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

Bring the family out for St. Paddy’s Day fun by the fountain. Adult beverages, food trucks, line dancing and free fun activities from 2-6pm. Vinyl Headlights will perform live on stage. For detailed info, click here.

HAMPTON

Park Lane Tavern | St. Patrick’s Day Shenanigans

Enjoy an authentic Irish brunch, drink specials and live music all day. Bryan Dunn, Brian Sewell and Jan and Zane of Schooner or Later will perform. This event is from 10-1am. For detailed info, click here.

Oozlefinch Craft Brewery | Fest O’ The Finch Party

Good ole Celtic sing-alongs, pub music and a shamrock hunt. Enjoy the Jameson Inspired firkin and the “The Lady in Green”. Sean and Colin also know as Glencoe Lads will be playing from 6-9pm. The fun begins at 1pm. For all of the details, click here.

Bull Island Brewing Company | St. Patrick’s Day with Mercy Creek

Enjoy amazing water views, great beer and an awesome crowd. Mercy Creek will be rockin’ the stage starting at 6pm. This event is from 6-9pm. For more info, click here.

PBR Hampton Roads | Shamrock Shenanigans

Come get some green beer and see the leprechaun race. Catch the Irish trashcan specials and Buckshot live on stage. For all the details, click here.

The Greene Turtle | St. Patrick’s Day ‘Shellebration’

Happy hour specials from 3-1am, DJ Chris beginning at 6.30pm and Guinness Power Hour! Games and giveaways all day. The Deloreans will perform at 9pm. For more info, click here.

WILLIAMSBURG

Billsburg Brewery | St. Patrick’s Day with Hangar 09 and B2

Great beer, amazing atmosphere and live music. Hangar 09 will be rockin’ the stage in the event tent. Come enjoy stunning views and a fun crowd. For more info, click here.

Amber Ox Public House | St. Precarious Day

The St. Precarious block party is a craft beer, music, and food festival full of friendly banter, live music, flowing taps and delicious Irish fare. For all of the details, click here.

Alewerks Brewery | St. Patrick’s Day at Alewerks

Good Luck Irish Stout will be on nitro as always, and to commemorate the occasion, they’ll be debuting a brand new beer!
Leprechauns Are Real Irish Red will be on draft all day and Fiddler’s Green will be there serenading with traditional Irish tunes. For detailed info, click here.

The Corner Pocket | St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

The annual St. Paddy’s Day party returns with a performance by Poisoned Dwarf, the best traditional Irish music around and a special menu with Irish food all day. For more info, click here.

Center Street Grille | St. Patrick’s Day Extravaganza

Irish food and drink specials beginning at 11am. Catch authentic Irish music by Dennis O’Riordan starting at 6.30pm. For more info, get it here.