“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.

“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.

“New Year’s Eve Block Party” in Downtown Hampton

Gather your friends and boogie your way into 2018! The Downtown Hampton Development Partnership is pleased to announce the “Disco Inferno” New Year’s Eve Block Party in Downtown Hampton.

Dress the part and feel the funk by local’s favorite, DJ Taylor Haycox. Enjoy food from street vendors as well as the amazing restaurants along Queens Way that will be open for drinks and food.

At midnight, there will be a crab pot drop from the top of the Old Point National Bank headquarters, which will be a must-see.

For further details on this event, click here.

“Lighted Boat Parade” in Downtown Hampton

*THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER

Gather the family and bundle up for the 29th annual Lighted Boat Parade in Downtown Hampton.

Friday, December 8th, jump into the holiday spirit by watching a parade of beautifully decorated boats cruising the river. More than 20 vessels are expected to participate in this free nautical light show at the downtown waterfront.

The event will kick off with live music by Little Doors beginning at 6pm. At 7pm, the parade of illuminated power and sail boats will be visible from anywhere along the Hampton River.

For more info, visit the website by clicking here.

“Art & Sculpture Festival” in Port Warwick

A wide array of artists’ booths will line Styron Square this weekend in Port Warwick. The Art & Sculpture Festival returns October 14-15th with fine arts, live entertainment, food, beer and wine.

The festival will feature 100 artists, a fabulous lineup of eclectic music each day and a tent for young collectors. Enjoy strolling the square stocked with world-class fine art, gourmet food vendors and family friendly activities.

Don’t forget to visit the local chic boutiques, award winning restaurants and other unique businesses in the Square. Saturday hours are from 10-6pm and Sunday from 10-5pm.

For more info, click here.

“Oktoberfest” at Tradition Brewing Co.

Saturday, September 23rd, find your stein and rock the Lederhosen for Oktoberfest at Tradition! This all-day celebration will feature live music, German food and seasonal beer releases.

The Tasting Room will be transformed into an Authentic German Beer Hall. Deutscher Imbiss will be on site serving up bratwurst, currywurst, schnitzel bites, and more. There will be live music throughout the day, including Good Shot Judy taking the stage at 7:00 pm. The party starts at 12pm and will go until 11pm. Cheers!

For more info, visit facebook.com/TraditionBrewing.

“Hampton Cup Regatta” Returns to Mill Creek

September 23-24th, the highly anticipated Hampton Cup Regatta returns to Hampton’s Mill Creek. Get ready for a weekend full of on-the-water thrills, chills and racing excitement. Up to 80 hydroplanes, flat bottoms, and jersey speed skiffs from the United States and Canada are expected to compete.

This year, Hampton will host up to 12 classes of the fastest hydroplanes in North America. Considered the loudest piston-powered racing boats in the world, these hydroplanes are sure to have onlookers marveling. The racing will begin each day at approximately 10.30am and end by 5pm. There will be food trucks, live music and admission to the event is free.

Don’t miss the kick-off party Friday night at Oozlefinch Craft Brewery. There will be live music and food trucks also on site. You are encouraged to bring chairs or tents to enjoy the entire weekend outdoors. Fun for the whole family!

For more info, visit hamptoncupregatta.com

“7th Annual Shag at the Foodbank” in Hampton

Thursday, September 28th, get ready to dance, dine and donate at the 7th Annual ‘Shag at the Foodbank’. This popular indoor/outdoor event is hosted by the Kiwanis Clubs of Division 13 and will take place at the Foodbank, located at 2401 Aluminum Ave. in Hampton.

Nixon Catering will be on site to serve all-you-can-eat seafood. Menu items include steamed shrimp, clams, crab bites, fried oysters, scallops, and pork BBQ. Bill Deal’s Original Rhondels will perform all evening. This event is from 5.30-8.30pm. Tickets purchased in advance are $40 per person and $50 at the door.

This year, the Kiwanis are having a canned tuna/chicken drive to stock the Foodbank shelves so make sure to bring some goodies. Proceeds directly impact literacy, health, recreation, family support, quality childcare, youth leadership development programs and reduce hunger throughout Hampton Roads.

For more info and to purchase tickets, visit shagatthefoodbank.com.