“One City Marathon” in Newport News

The Fourth Annual One City Marathon will be held on Sunday, March 4th. This is an exciting weekend event including a two-day Health and Wellness Expo, kick-off celebration at Boathouse Live, pasta dinner, and four races!

Choose from the Boston Qualifier Marathon, Marathon Relay (teams of 2-4 split the marathon), Maritime 8K or Nautical Mile Fun Run. The marathon starts at Newport News Park and is a point to point course taking you through scenic Newport News. You’ll enjoy beautiful views of the James River, a flat course, enthusiastic fans, course support, and more.

This year, the Saturday night pasta dinner will take place at Boathouse Live. Join the awesome runners and staff at the official One City welcome party with great food, live music and guest speakers. The menu will include salad, two pasta dishes, vegetables, bread and dessert. Tickets are $17.50 per person with group discounts available.

Once the race is over, you’re invited to celebrate at ‘One City, One Celebration’, the official after-party for the race. This event will feature a live DJ, food provided by Uno’s Pizzeria & Grill, craft beer by Tradition Brewing Company, runner-relaxation area and fun children activities.

For more info and to register, click here.

“Hampton Roads Welcomes Lionsbridge FC”

“It’s about more than soccer. It’s about community. It’s about a family night out. It’s about local flavor.” Newport News is excited to welcome Lionsbridge Football Club to the area with games beginning in May 2018.

Not long ago, bringing high-level soccer to the area was a dream for local businessman, Mike Vest, Dan Chenoweth and Kevin Joyce. Now, thanks to their hard work and a very excited community, that dream has become a reality. The team will play in the Premier Development League (PDL) of about 75 teams that Vest says represents the best amateur soccer in the nation.

POMOCO Stadium will be home for the team named after the iconic bridge in nearby Mariners’ Museum Park. The coaching staff will recruit players from area and state schools, including CNU, William & Mary, Virginia Wesleyan and Old Dominion.

Lionsbridge FC’s owners want to make the games more than just sporting events. Each game will be preceded by a ‘pre-game community festival’, featuring live music, a beer tent, food trucks, bounce houses  and other family-friendly activities. Don’t miss the fireworks displays as well! Ticket prices will be $8 for adults and $2 for children. Season tickets are also available for purchase.

Tradition Brewing Company will have craft beer on site at each game. Fans have the option to watch the games up close and personal at the Tradition Sideline Lounge at POMOCO Stadium. Tradition will also host Lionsbridge FC events, including ‘St. Patricks Day Human Foosball Tournament’.

For details information and more about the team, click here.

“The Virginia Craft Spirits Road Show” at The Mariners’ Museum

Attention all lovers of local spirits! Saturday, February 10th, The Virginia Craft Spirits Roadshow comes to the Mariners’ Museum in Newport News.

This exciting event will highlight eight Virginia distilleries, plus Norfolk’s Smartmouth Brewing. Participating distilleries include Belle Isle Moonshine, Chesapeake Bay Distillery, Copper Fox Distillery, Ironclad Distillery, James River Distillery, KO Distilling, Virginia Distillery Company and Vitae Spirits Distillery. Area restaurants providing food will be Supper, Gosport Tavern, The Public House and Still Worldly Eclectic Tapas.

Tickets will include all samples of artisan spirits, craft cocktails, local beers and delicious southern food pairings. Guests can enjoy spirits neat or experience the same spirits in a carefully crafted cocktail. Tickets purchased in advance are $25 for one, $45 for two or $60 for three. Advanced ticket sales end February 9th. This event is from 4-8.30pm.

For detailed info and to purchase tickets, click here.

“Chocolate Rendezvous” at Billsburg Brewery

Do you appreciate fine chocolates and craft beer? If so, Billsburg Brewery has the perfect pairing for you.

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Billsburg presents ‘Chocolate Rendezvous’. This event will be held Tuesday, February 13th from 6-8pm. Enjoy pairings of chocolate and decadent desserts from Carrot Tree Kitchen and Blackbird Bakery with four 8oz pours of Billsburg beers.

VIP tickets are available which allow early access from 5-6pm and a special cask, not released to the general public until after the event (if there is any left!). Members of the Billsburg Founders Growler Club will be upgraded to VIP for free when you bring your growler. Tickets are $25 and $30 for VIP.

For detailed info and to purchase tickets, 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.

“Strange Rootz” at Bull Island Brewery

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.

“Bitter Valentine Release” at Alewerks Brewing Co.

February is quickly approaching and with that, comes Valentine’s Day. What better way to celebrate the upcoming holiday than to welcome back a highly popular beer at Alewerks Brewing Company?

Bitter Valentine will be released at noon on draft and in 16oz cans for the first time ever. This Double IPA has been celebrated since its inception, including being rated the best beer in Virginia. The flavor is exceptionally balanced and smooth with notes of citrus and pine from Pacific Northwest hops.

Saturday’s festivities will also include tapping a very special cask of BBP, blended with Coffeehouse Stout. This beer is very limited, there is only one firkin of the rare blend of two of their most popular beers. Be sure to get there early! This event is Saturday, January 13th from 12-9pm.

For more info on this event and others, click here.

“Mid-Winter Luau” At Tradition Brewing Co.

Let’s celebrate the fact that the weather will be in the 60’s this weekend!  Find your favorite Hawaiian shirts and grass skirts for the Mid-Winter Luau at Tradition Brewing Company.

Friday, January 12th, bring your friends out for great beer, live music and a food truck. Enjoy the sounds of the 90’s with WOAH! beginning at 7.30pm. ‘Got Fish’ food truck will be onsite for your dining pleasure. All ages are welcome, no pets permitted. This event is from 6.30-11pm with a $5 cover beginning at 6.30pm.

For more info, visit the Facebook page here.