Saturday, July 20th, 2019

C Calendar of Events


Ongoing Events


Rolling on the River
Every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month through September 19.
Elizabeth River Park, 1400 Elizabeth River Way, Chesapeake  from 5pm - Dusk

Food trucks, music and family fun.


Revolutionary Food Truck Wednesdays on the Great Bridge Waterways
1st and 3rd Wednesdays through October
Great Bridge Battlefield & Waterways History Foundation
1775 Historic Way, Chesapeake from 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Don’t cook, come out and support the foundation’s fundraising efforts while relaxing, having a delicious dinner prepared by our food truck vendors and enjoy the spectacular Intracoastal Waterways.  https://gbbattlefield.org/events


Olde Towne Portsmouth Farmer's Market
Saturdays through October 26th
Corner of High and Court Streets from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Historic district market with locally and organically grown veggies, fruits, nut, herbs, beef, chicken, eggs, seafood, artisan  breads, scones, pastries, cakes, pies, jams, jellies, salsas, fresh, dried and silk flowers, soaps, lotions, pottery, arts/crafts.  www.portsmoutholdetownefarmersmarket.com


Chesapeake Farmers' Marketplace at City Hall
Saturdays through October 26th
Located at City Hall in Chesapeake from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
https://www.chesapeakefarmersmarketplace.com/


The Chesapeake Farmers' Market at City Park
Wednesdays and Saturdays through November 27th
Chesapeake city Park from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Local farmers offering fresh fruits and vegetables, herbs, plants, eggs, honey, meats and products made from things grown on the farm. For more information, call the Agriculture Office at (757) 382-6348.


Smithfield Farmers Market
Saturdays through November 9th
Bank of Southside Virginia, 115 Main Street, Smithfield from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.


Suffolk Farmer's Market
Saturdays through November 23rd
Suffolk Visitor Center Pavilion, 524 North Main Street
Suffolk  from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Admission is free and open to the public. Fresh locally grown fruits and vegetables, baked goods, meats and eggs, jellies, jams, honey, pickles and handmade artisan crafts.



July 2019


July 18th - Free  Concert – Featuring WOAH!
Towne Place at Greenbrier from 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Relax while you enjoy listening to WOAH's all 90s hits music. Bring a blanket, lawn chair or listen from the patio of one of the restaurants. FREE and open to the public. Beverages sold on-site. No outside alcohol permitted, ID required. Proceeds to benefit Chesapeake Sports Club and Kiwanis.


July 18th - Sunset Thursdays – Featuring 2nd Wynd
High Street Landing in Portsmouth - 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Enjoy an evening of local entertainment and food vendors while relaxing along the waterfront.   For more information, call (757) 393-8481.


July 19th – Chesapeake Sports Club Golf Classic
Suffolk Golf Course at 1227 Holland Road in Suffolk

Four Man Florida Best Ball. Registration and lunch 11:30. Shotgun start 12:30. Prizes, raffles, and lunch  included. For more information, or to register, contact Sherry Simmons - 757-285-7305


July 25th - Free  Concert – Featuring Roebuck
Towne Place at Greenbrier from 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Relax while you enjoy listening to Roebuck's American rock music. Bring a blanket, lawn chair or listen from the patio of one of the restaurants. FREE and open to the public. Beverages sold on-site. No outside alcohol permitted, ID required. Proceeds to benefit Chesapeake Sports Club and Kiwanis.


July 25th - Sunset Thursdays – Featuring Soul Intent
High Street Landing in Portsmouth - 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Enjoy an evening of local entertainment and food vendors while relaxing along the waterfront.   For more information, call (757) 393-8481.


July 25th  – Symphony by the Sea – Featuring The Virginia Symphony Orchestra
31st Street Park at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront - 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Free and open to the public. Those who are planning to attend should arrive early as this concert series tends to fill quickly.


July 26th - T.G.I.F. Summer Concert Series – Featuring Soul Intent
Bennett's Creek Park, 3000 Bennett's Creek Park Road, Suffolk - 6 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Enjoy this free and family-friendly event in the park


July 26th - 28th - Knotts Island Peach Festival
151 South End Rd. Knotts Island, North Carolina - 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. Friday - Carnival Only, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday, and
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sunday

Attractions, Peach Desserts, Craft Vendors and other sales, Live Music. Free parking, $5.00 per adult at at gate (Free-12 and under). Call 757-745-9858 for more information


July 28th - 12th Annual Blue Crab Festival
Khedive Shrine Center, 645 Woodlake Drive, Chesapeake - 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

$40 in advance, $45 at the gate. Join the South Norfolk Ruritans for all you can eat steamed crabs, pork BBQ, and beverages. Entertainment by Blue Eyed Soul. Tickets on sale at www.southnorfolkruritan.com.



August  2019


August 1st - Free  Concert – Featuring The Tiki Bar Band
Towne Place at Greenbrier from 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Relax while you enjoy listening to The Tiki Bar Band's island and classic rock music. Bring a blanket, lawn chair or listen from the patio of one of the restaurants. FREE and open to the public. Beverages sold on-site. No outside alcohol permitted, ID required. Proceeds to benefit Chesapeake Sports Club and Kiwanis.


August 1st - Sunset Thursdays – Featuring Elements Band
High Street Landing in Portsmouth - 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Enjoy an evening of local entertainment and food vendors while relaxing along the waterfront.   For more information, call (757) 393-8481.


August 2nd - T.G.I.F. Summer Concert Series – Featuring Affirmative Groove
Bennett's Creek Park, 3000 Bennett's Creek Park Road, Suffolk - 6 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Enjoy this free and family-friendly event in the park


August 3rd - Stuff the Bus - Buffalow Family and Friends Community Day
Parking lot of the Jennings Outpatient Center of Chesapeake Regional Healthcare, 844 Battlefield Blvd, Chesapeake - 11 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Help stuff the Heathmobile with much needed school supplies! For more information contact 757-739-5222.


August 8th - Free  Concert – Featuring Snackbar Jones 
Towne Place at Greenbrier from 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Relax while you enjoy listening to Snackbar Jones' pop, rock music. Bring a blanket, lawn chair or listen from the patio of one of the restaurants. FREE and open to the public. Beverages sold on-site. No outside alcohol permitted, ID required. Proceeds to benefit Chesapeake Sports Club and Kiwanis.


August 8th - Sunset Thursdays – Featuring Cool’ In Out
High Street Landing in Portsmouth - 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Enjoy an evening of local entertainment and food vendors while relaxing along the waterfront.   For more information, call (757) 393-8481.


August 8th – Symphony by the Sea – Featuring Symphonicity
31st Street Park at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront - 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Free and open to the public. Those who are planning to attend should arrive early as this concert series tends to fill quickly.


August 9th - T.G.I.F. Summer Concert Series – Featuring The Deloreans
Bennett's Creek Park, 3000 Bennett's Creek Park Road, Suffolk - 6 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Enjoy this free and family-friendly event in the park


August 10th - 16th Annual Mystery Author Festival
Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts, 110 West Finney Avenue, Suffolk  from 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Free and open to the public. This one-day festival will showcase best-selling mystery, suspense, horror, paranormal, romance and women's fiction authors. Highlights include book signings, fan meet & greets, multiple workshops, and moderated panel discussions. http://www.suffolkmysteryauthorsfestival.com


August 10th (Rain date August 11th) - Passport Picnic - Pan-Asian Chamber Jazz Ensemble
Mount Trashmore Amphitheater, 310 Edwin Dr, Virginia Beach - Program begins at 12:30 pm
(Arrive as early as 12:00 pm to set up your picnic or to enjoy food from the food trucks)

Experience a Passport Picnic at Mount Trashmore Park! Bring a picnic lunch or purchase from on-site food trucks and enjoy the sounds of the Pan-A​​sian Chamber Jazz Ensemble! Award-winning Meg Okura and the Pan-Asian Chamber Jazz Ensemble (PACJE) blends Japanese, Jewish, and African-American heritages, multi-cultural band members and the unforgettable sound of American jazz. Pan-Asian Chamber Jazz Ensemble received accolades for Okura’s compositions on their latest recording Ima-Ima meaning “mom” in Hebrew and “now” in Japanese. Featuring composer and bandleader Meg Okura on violin and erhu with Hampton native, Sam Newsome on soprano sax, the ensemble fuses its virtuosic jazz performance with educational expertise to craft a casual and engaging performance with something for everyone! This program will feature the debut of new jazz works from the PACJE’s upcoming “Jewburish Folk Tunes” collection.  FREE to all.


August 15th - Free  Concert – Featuring Good Shot Judy
Towne Place at Greenbrier from 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Relax while you enjoy listening to Good Shot Judy's swing, big band music. Bring a blanket, lawn chair or listen from the patio of one of the restaurants. FREE and open to the public. Beverages sold on-site. No outside alcohol permitted, ID required. Proceeds to benefit Chesapeake Sports Club and Kiwanis.


August 15th - Sunset Thursdays – Featuring Michael Clark Band
High Street Landing in Portsmouth - 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Enjoy an evening of local entertainment and food vendors while relaxing along the waterfront.   For more information, call (757) 393-8481.


August 15th – Symphony by the Sea – Featuring The Virginia Symphony Orchestra
31st Street Park at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront - 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Free and open to the public. Those who are planning to attend should arrive early as this concert series tends to fill quickly.


August 16th - Aloha Back to School Event & Movie Night
Williams Farm Park, 5269 Learning Cir, Virginia Beach - 5 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
(Rain Location: Williams Farm Rec Center, 5252 Learning Cir, Virginia Beach)

Let's say ALOHA to summer as we prepare for the start of a new school year! We will be celebrating with a variety of fun-filled, family-friendly activities including inflatables, lawn games, a DJ, plus giveaways,  door prizes and a GRAND PRIZE drawing for two bikes presented by CHKD. https://www.vbgov.com/government/departments/parks-recreation/special-events/Pages/aloha-back-to-school-movie-night.aspx


August 16th - T.G.I.F. Summer Concert Series – Featuring Tidewater Drive Band
Bennett's Creek Park, 3000 Bennett's Creek Park Road, Suffolk - 6 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Enjoy this free and family-friendly event in the park


August 17th & 18th – Nansemond Indian Tribal Pow Wow
Pembroke Lane, Suffolk - 17th from 10 a..m. – 6 p.m., 19th from 10 a..m. – 5 p.m.

Admission and parking are free, although donations are gladly accepted. Two-day cultural celebration including music, dance, authentic crafts and food. The powwow grounds are located at the end of Pembroke Lane, which runs off Godwin Blvd., across from Oakland Elementary (in the Chuckatuck area of Suffolk.) http://www.nansemond.org


August 22nd - Free  Concert – Featuring Little Country
Towne Place at Greenbrier from 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Relax while you enjoy listening to Little Country's country, rock music. Bring a blanket, lawn chair or listen from the patio of one of the restaurants. FREE and open to the public. Beverages sold on-site. No outside alcohol permitted, ID required. Proceeds to benefit Chesapeake Sports Club and Kiwanis.


August 22nd - Sunset Thursdays – Featuring 
Blaque Velvet Band
High Street Landing in Portsmouth - 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Enjoy an evening of local entertainment and food vendors while relaxing along the waterfront.   For more information, call (757) 393-8481.


August 23rd - Party at the Pier - Sponsored By Siebert Realty
(Rain Date: August 24)
Little Island Park, 3820 S Sandpiper Rd, Virginia Beach - 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Kick off your shoes and join us for a beach concert in the sand with live music by BJ Griffin and The Galaxy Groove ! Enjoy food trucks and plenty of dancing.  Onsite parking is available and free after 5 pm. Parking is limited, so please carpool or rideshare if possible.


August 23rd and 24th -  37th Annual Norfolk Waterfront Jazz Festival
Town Point Park, Norfolk - 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Cool Jazz and warm summer nights return once again to Downtown Norfolk at the area’s longest running outdoor Jazz Festival! Visit Festevents.org for more details and the full schedule.


August 29th - Free  Concert – Featuring Vinyl Headlights 
Towne Place at Greenbrier from 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Relax while you enjoy listening to Vinyl Headlights pop, rock music. Bring a blanket, lawn chair or listen from the patio of one of the restaurants. FREE and open to the public. Beverages sold on-site. No outside alcohol permitted, ID required. Proceeds to benefit Chesapeake Sports Club and Kiwanis.


August 29th - Sunset Thursdays – Featuring Island Boy
High Street Landing in Portsmouth - 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Enjoy an evening of local entertainment and food vendors while relaxing along the waterfront.   For more information, call (757) 393-8481.



September 2019


September 1st – Symphony Under The Stars
Chesapeake City Park - Event parking and concessions open at 6 p.m., concert at 7:30

Admission and parking is free. Enjoy classic, pop and jazz music live from the Virginia Symphony Orchestra on the Bagley Stage!


September 5th - Sunset Thursdays – Featuring Good Life Band
High Street Landing in Portsmouth - 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Enjoy an evening of local entertainment and food vendors while relaxing along the waterfront.   For more information, call (757) 393-8481.


September 5th – Symphony by the Sea – Featuring The Virginia Symphony Orchestra
31st Street Park at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront - 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Free and open to the public. Those who are planning to attend should arrive early as this concert series tends to fill quickly.


September 7th – 13th Annual Taste of Suffolk Downtown Street Festival
Main Street and Washington Street in Historic Downtown Suffolk  - 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Free and open to the public. Enjoy specialty food items from local restaurants all over Suffolk and see all the goods and services that crafters, vendors and merchants have to offer. Taste of Suffolk has something for the whole family with a great children's area and live entertainment. Enjoy contests and games, a beer garden, and a new vehicle exhibition. http://www.suffolkva.us/TasteofSuffolk


September 7th – Hampton Roads Morning of Hope
Mount Trashmore in Virginia Beach

The Hampton Roads Morning of Hope is for anyone who has been touched by depression or suicide. If you can relate to this cause, please join us  as we share this Morning of Awareness, Remembrance and Celebration.   For more information, visit http://hamptonroadssos-hope.org/moh/


September 7th – Passport Picnic Ologundê
(Rain Date: September 8)
Williams Farm Park, 5269 Learning Cir, Virginia Beach - Children's Workshop  12:00 pm · Show begins at 12:30 pm
 
(Arrive as early as 11:30am to set up your picnic or to enjoy food from the food trucks)
Hop, skip or jump over to Williams Farm Park for a passport picnic featuring the Afro-Brazilian traditions of Bahia, Brazil. Hailed for their interactive and educational performances all over the world, including New York, Philadelphia, Greece, Brazil and beyond, the members of Ologundê have a made a name for themselves through prime-time performance, high-quality artistry and authenticity, and even providing tours to Bahia! Featuring the unmatched energy and enthusiasm of band leader Dendê, this performance embraces found-object instruments, traditional drums and vocals while putting capeoira, samba de roda, and the dance and brilliant costume of Bahia front and center. The program will be preceded by a brief music workshop for children. FREE to all.


September 17th – First Citizen of Chesapeake Banquet
Chesapeake Conference Center – 7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. 

https://chesapeakerotary.org/


September21st – 44th Annual Deep Creek Ruritan BeefFest
Izaak Walton Park, Chesapeake  - 2:45 p.m. – 6 p.m.

$30 in advance, $35 at the gate. Texas-Style BBQ Beef, Baked Beans, Cole Slaw, Rolls, Special Sauce, and Hot Dogs (on request for the kids). Beer, Mixed Beverages, Iced Tea, Lemonade, and Soft Drinks. All you can eat and all you can drink. Face painting, Blockheads, inflatables, RC monster trucks, pony rides, corn hole, reenactors, prizes. Visit https://www.deepcreekruritan.org/beeffest-1 for more information.



September 28th – Northwest River Park Family Fun Day
1733 Indian Creek Rd, Chesapeake – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

Activities include free paddle boat rentals, bike rentals, canoe rentals, putt-putt, wagon rides, fishing (license required), 7 miles of hiking trails, rock climbing wall, amusements, and other family activities. For this special day, in addition to Northwest River Park's activities, Family Fun Day will offer inflatables, pony rides, children's crafts, face painting, Chessie's Waddler and Toddler zone, AllStar's zany photo booth, lawn games, and more! Remember, ALL activities are FREE! Food vendors will be on-site.  Call for more information 757-421-1751 or 757-382-6411.


September 28th – Khedive Shriners Swashbucklers Pig Pickin'
Khedive Shrine Center, 645 Woodlake Drive, Chesapeake - 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

$20 in advance, $25 at the gate. Slow-cooked whole pig, baked beans, coleslaw, hush puppies, french fries, beverages. Door prizes, silent auction, corn hole, kids activities. Tickets available online at https://www.khediveswashbucklers.com/



October 2019


October 2nd – 40th Annual Great American Food Fest
Chesapeake City Park from 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.

$30 in advance, $40 at the door. Hosted by the Chesapeake Sheriff's Department Charities. Inc and the South Norfolk Ruritan Club, this charity event features food, drinks, entertainment, fun. Advance tickets can be purchased at the Khedive Shrine Center at 645 Woodlake Drive in Chesapeake or online at www.tgaff.com.


October 5th – AutumnFest at Chesapeake Arboretum
623 Oak Grove Road  from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Free family activities include Hay Bale Maze,  Petting Zoo, an old-fashioned  Pie-Baking Contest and more. Vendors will be on site with concessions for purchase. For more information, call 757-382-6411.


October 5th – Bacon, Bourbon and Beach Music Fest
Windsor Castle Park, 301 Jericho Rd, Smithfield

Tastings of small batch, hard-to-find and specialty bourbons from the hottest Virginia craft breweries around. Additional food, wine and Virginia brews also for sale. Live music on two large stages and also on Manor House Lawn Stage, and much more.


October 10th - 13th – 42nd Annual Peanut Fest
Suffolk Executive Airport, 1410 Airport Road, Suffolk 

$10 per person, per entry $30 4-day per person. This family-friendly event honors the city's agriculture heritage and devotion to peanuts, our favorite legumes. Fun family activities include concerts, amusement rides, contests and competitions, a demolition derby, motorcycle rally, shrimp feast, fireworks and much more.  For more information, visit http://www.suffolkpeanutfest.com


October 12th - Chesapeake Wine Festival
Chesapeake City Park from

Pick a theme and dress up or come as you are to the 10th Annual Chesapeake Wine Festival at Chesapeake City Park. Listen to live music, eat great food, shop, attend seminars, drink some excellent wines, and most importantly, help local charities. For more information, visit https://www.cheswine.com/


October 19th – Nansemond River Pilot Club's 14th Annual Fall Fair
Nansemond River High School, 3301 Nansemond Parkway Suffolk from 10 a..m. - 3 p.m.

Free and open to the public. Craft vendors with items such as handmade jams and jellies, jewelry, artisan soaps, clothing, glassware, purses, home décor and more! Plus, there will be direct sales vendors, baked goods, Brunswick stew, and door prize raffles!  This is a fundraising event. All proceeds benefit organizations in our community.


October 19th & 20th– 26th Annual Driver Days Fall Festival
Driver Village (Kings Highway), Suffolk, 19th from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., 20th from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Free and open to the public.  Lots of activities for the kids, great entertainment, good food, parade of bikes, car shopping, and great shopping with the different vendors and local businesses. For more information, visit http://www.driverevents.com


October 19th – Bark in the Park at Knapp School Park
2966 Caratoke Highway, Currituck, NC from 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Free and open to the public.  Presented by the Animal Assistance League. Fun dog show, doggie and people musical stroll, demonstrations, pet portraits by Shooters, doggie ice cream eating contest, dog wash, hot dog bobbin, and more. For more information, visit  https://www.currituckanimalloversrescue.org/


October 20th – 23rd Annual Bark in the Park
Chesapeake City Park – 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. 

Chesapeake Humane’s largest fundraiser of the year is free and open to the public. For more information about Bark in the Park and the Family Fun Fest visit http://chesapeakehumane.org/bip/



November 2019


November 2nd – Chesapeake Jubilee Fall Craft Market
Chesapeake City Park from 10 a..m. - 4 p.m.

Event and parking are free and open to the public. Discover amazing arts, crafts, and other popular products from over  100 vendors as you stroll through beautiful Chesapeake City Park.


November 16th & 17th – Holiday Craft Show  
Chesapeake Conference Center - 16th from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m, 17th from 11 a..m. - 4 p.m.

Free and open to the public. Artisans display and sell their crafts.  Over 90 crafters to shop from for handmade gifts and decorations.


November 22nd – Suffolk Grand Illumination
Market Park at Seaboard Station Railroad Museum, 326 North Main Street, Suffolk  from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Free and open to the public. The 32' tree light up at 6:15 p.m. Santa arrives around 6:15 p.m. Enjoy seasonal music courtesy of local choirs. Tasty treats are available from local vendors. There will  be horse and carriage rides available for purchase! All activities are open until 8 p.m. Parking will available at the Suffolk Visitor Center at 524 N. Main Street and free shuttle service will run from the Godwin Courts Building and First Baptist parking lots beginning at 5:45pm. For more information, visit http://www.suffolkva.us/parks