The end of summer is quickly approaching and the leaves are already falling. Here is a great way to get outside and enjoy an evening by the water. Sunday, August 26th, James River Country Club will host their second annual Blue Crab Grass Festival. You’ll enjoy an array of amazing seafood, live entertainment and great people.
Dinner will feature all-you-can-eat steamed hard shells, fried soft shells, chilled leg clusters, mussels and bourbon BBQ chicken. Sides include a summer salad, New England clam chowder, corn on the cob, watermelon and s’mores for dessert! Music is provided by the nationally acclaimed Bluegrass Artists, The Whiskey Rebellion.
This event is open to members and guests of members only. The festivities will take place by the beach from 6-9pm. Members are $40/person and non-members $45/person. Children (4-12) are $10 with 3 and under in free.
Club Championship Stroke Play Tournament Players are $10.
A full bar is available with Jack Daniel’s drink specials.
For more info, click here.
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.
For more info, click here.
Summer is right around the corner and with that comes lots of live music on the Peninsula! Wednesday May 23rd, dress in your best 80’s gear and dance the night away with The Deloreans.
The concert will begin promptly at 6pm. This event is kid/pet friendly and is free and open to the public. Feel free to bring your own chairs, blankets or even a picnic. Beer and wine are allowed. Free parking for the concerts is available in the Sentara parking lot.
Concerts are every Wednesday, 6-9pm from May 23 to August 29, 2018 (no concert July 4). For detailed info and the entire season’s schedule, click here.
The concert will take place rain or shine. Should weather conditions cause a cancellation, a decision will be made by 5:30pm and will be posted on the website and Facebook page.
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.
The PFAC Board of Advisors is excited to announce the 7th Annual Artini – Virginia Made. This year, the event is taking place at Boathouse Live Friday, March 2nd.
Local mixologists will compete to create the best cocktail using ingredients made in Virginia. Attendees will choose the winner. Enjoy amazing appetizers from Circa, Waypoint, Harpoon Larry’s, P.F. Chang’s, Second Street, Fin, Riverwalk, Juan’s, Kismet, Mellow Mushroom, Schlesinger’s and of course Boathouse Live.
Tickets are $60 in advance and $75 after February 23rd. Admission includes drink tastings and food pairings. Enjoy great food, exquisite drinks and live music by Plastic Eddie. This event is from 6-9pm.
For more info and to purchase tickets online, click here.
Friday, January 12th, mark your calendars for the best reggae band in the area. Grab your friends and bundle up to enjoy the island vibes of Strange Rootz at Bull Island Brewery.
Strange Rootz is a group of brothers united together through conscious music. Coming from different roots, the members bring ideas together to create beautiful vibrations of love, unity, truth and rights. Take advantage of the stunning waterfront views while listening to great music. Bull Island offers an amazing selection of craft beer, wine and food. This event is from 7-10pm.
For more info on this and other events, click here.
The Historic Yorktown waterfront will transform into a Christmas wonderland for the final Market Days event of the year. Enjoy extended hours of 9-3pm on Saturday, December 9th.
Browse local vendors and shop for wreaths, Christmas gift baskets, gourmet dog treats, fresh breads, baked goods, chowder and more. At 10.30am, be sure to catch a cooking demonstration from Carrot Tree Kitchens of Yorktown.
From 1-3pm, children’s activities will be held in the grassy area near the fountain. Festivities include a colonial Christmas Program from Watermen’s Museum, live holiday music, arts and crafts, and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus. At 1.30pm, don’t miss the Toyland Parade. Decorate your strollers, wagons, pets, and kids in your most impressive holiday spirit.
For more info on this event and others in Yorktown, 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.