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.
*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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Mark your calendar for some Friday night fun in Newport News. August 25th, Hey Hey Hooligan will perform at Tradition Brewing Company. This Celtic-infused punk rock band always brings an awesome crowd with lots of energy.
Live music will be from 7-10.30pm in the Tasting Room. El Coqui Puerto Rican food truck will be onsite from 4-9pm. Come get some great food, good beer and dance all night long. There is a $5 cover at the door beginning at 6.30pm.
For more info, visit the Facebook Event Page.
Grab a blanket and pack a picnic for the free summer concert series in Jamestown. ‘Jamestown Jams’ is returning for the second year with rave reviews. Grab your 80’s gear and get ready to dance with The Deloreans on August 4th.
The concert will take place on the grassy field within Jamestown Beach Event Park. Admission is free and open to the public. Snacks, picnics, and non-alcoholic beverages are permitted. Beer and wine are available onsite for purchase. Pets are not permitted for the safety of all attendees. This event is from 5.30-8.30pm.
For a detailed list of concerts and more info, visit the Facebook Event Page.