“Blue Crab Grass Festival” at James River Country Club

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.

“Founders Fest 2018” at Tradition Brewing Company

Tradition Brewing Company is turning 2! Come out this weekend to celebrate 4,800 barrels of beer brewed by the best. The festivities will begin Thursday June 21st with the rockin’ country band Buckshot!

The brewery has an entire weekend full of celebratory activities planned. You don’t want to miss the 3 day live music line-up, beer release, a birthday firkin and the release of their ‘mug club.’

Kick off the weekend right with Cash Unchained, a Johnny Cash Tribute band on Friday beginning at 7.30pm. Saturday, The Fighting Jamesons will perform at 7pm, with The Heavy Pets concluding the night beginning at 9pm.

Tickets for Saturday June 23 are $10 with all ages welcome. VIP Tickets are $30 and 21 & up (Access to the VIP Mezzanine Lounge, special beer release, TBC pint glass & 1 beer ticket). There only 60 VIP tickets available. You may purchase tickets online or in the Tasting Room.

For more info and to purchase tickets, click here.

“First Fridays at HIP in Port Warwick”

Kick off your weekend with some fun festivities in Port Warwick! Beginning Friday, June 1, catch the cool kids at HIP for live music, fun food and outstanding artwork.

First Fridays will take place in and around HIP, located at 2170 William Styron Square S in Newport News. Enjoy an evening of live local musicians, foodies, artists and door prizes.

Stroll through the beautiful Port Warwick Square to participating restaurants and businesses for First Fridays Fun. This event is from 6-9pm and is free and open to the public. Come out and show some local love!

Check out all of the upcoming events and details by clicking here.

“Summer Concert Series with The Deloreans” at Port Warwick

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.

“Hilton Art Show & Porch Walk” in Newport News

Saturday, May 12th, grab your girlfriends for an afternoon of art, shopping and supporting local business. Enjoy a stroll through the beautifully quaint area of Hilton in Newport News.

This event will feature live music, food trucks and a beer garden on site. Take a walk down the commercial district, over to Main Street and to the James River as you enjoy the opportunity to view and purchase incredible local art at the Hilton Art Show.

This will be a juried show with prizes given. The event is from 11am-7pm. (Artist registration is FULL as of April 1st, 2018.)

For more info on this event, click here.

“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.

“Vintage Finds Market” Hosted by HIP

Attention lovers of all things VINTAGE! Spend your afternoon in beautiful Port Warwick this Saturday, April 21st from 1-5pm. 

Enjoy browsing through several amazing vendors that will be selling unique clothing, accessories and items for your home. Rita Baker of Vintage Haven will be on site, Stifel & Capra, as well as Karen Martin from the Hilton Village shop, Madame et Monsieur. The Coral Caravan from Virginia Beach will also be parked out front, packed full of retail therapy. These boutiques are just a few that will be participating.

Local foodies, including Lolly’s Creamery will be serving up some amazing treats. The one and only Jolly Roasters Coffee Co. will be keeping everyone excited all day.

For detailed info on this event, click here.

“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.