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American Music Festival (Virginia Beach)
Address: All performances take place along the oceanfront at the 5th Street Main Stage on the Beach and at 17th Street Park, 24th Street Park, and 31st Street Park stages.
Dates: August 29 - September 2, 2019. Thursday beginning at 7:30pm. Friday beginning at 6:30pm. Saturday - Sunday beginning at 3:30pm. Monday beginning at 3pm.
Cost: There are both free and paid performances scheduled
Activity: For 25 consecutive years, Chartway Federal Credit Union American Music Festival has been held on the Virginia Beach oceanfront each Labor Day Weekend. New this year, AMF expands to Thursday night and Monday afternoon with free shows at 24th Street Park! AMF is one of the nation’s longest-running and largest annual outdoor oceanfront music events featuring dozens of international recording acts.
Labor Day Festival at Bass Pro Shops (Hampton)
Address: Bass Pro Shops 1972 Power Plant Parkway, Hampton, Virginia 23666
Date: August 31 - September 1, 2019. Saturday 12-5pm. Sunday 12-4pm.
Activity: *FREE SAMPLES* Funnel Cake 1-3PM Hot Dogs 1-4 PM *SEMINARS* both days: --1:00 PM Tail gate Cooking: Fun Functional ways to Cook. --2:30 PM Camp Cooking: What you need for Camp Cooking Success. A tin patriotic sign will be given to the first 25 people to each seminar. At the end of each seminar we will draw to win a large cooler bag. Must be present to win. *KID'S ACTIVITIES* Saturday from Noon-5 PM Sunday from Noon-4 PM. -Face Painting 1-4 PM ONLY -We will have a photo download opportunity, duck pond, fish ring toss game, bean bag toss, and a craft (Labor Day Sign). Be one of the first 100 children to complete the 3 following activities… (Photo download, Ring toss challenge, and bean bag toss) to receive an adventure tin box. Must complete all 3 to receive.
Oozeball Fest Tournament at Anderson's (Virginia Beach)
Address: Anderson's, 1925 Fisher Arch, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23456
Date: Sunday, September 1, 2019 from 8am-6pm
Cost: Registration fee to participate is $400 for a ten-person team
Activity: Now in its second year, Anderson’s Virginia Beach will host the 2019 Oozeball Fest Tournament along with partner Volleyball Virginia. We do this for the love of mud, fun, and to help our Naval Special Warfare families, with proceeds benefiting the All In, All the Time Foundation. Never heard of Oozeball? Imagine playing volleyball, not on grass or in sand, but in twelve inches of ooshy, gooshy, glorious mud. Oh, and without being able to run after the ball, change position or, well, easily move your feet at all. The beauty of Oozeball is that it requires little or no athletic ability to be successful. It’s played with a minimum of six players on each team, with a minimum of two female players. It's fun for all, no matter your athletic abilities. Come get muddy with us! KID'S ACTIVITIES • Navy SEAL Obstacle Course + Mud Mountain (5 to 14 years) • Tadpole Mud Pool (1 to 4 years)
FestOut Field-Day: A Day of Fun for All Ages (Chesapeake)
Southeast Day Parade and Festival (Newport News)
Address: Brittingham-Midtown Community Center 570 McLawhorne Drive Newport News VA
Date: Saturday, September 7, 2019 from 10am-3pm
Cost: Free Admission
Activity: Go Green Expo is Hampton Roads' premier, horticultural, sustainability, indoor event! Sponsored by the Peninsula Master Gardeners and the Virginia Cooperative Extension, this one-day event is FREE for visitors, residents, consumers and business leaders! If you are interested in eco-friendly products and practices, this event is for you. This year's Go Green Expo theme is "Water Wise 757".
Cost: Free admission
Activity: UE Cares Foundation 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation in affiliation with United and Empowered Care and their sister organization Serenity C&C will host a free picnic for the Intellectually Disabled (ID), Developmentally Disabled (DD) and Autistic community. There will be entertainment, games, activities and food. Food trucks will available to the general public.
Activity: Taste of Suffolk is in its thirteenth year having attracted residents, as well as visitors, from all over Hampton Roads. The event site will stretch down Main Street from Finney Ave to Washington Street. Main Street will be lined with over 15 eateries from all over Suffolk presenting some of their specialty food items, merchandise vendors displaying a variety of goods and services, a New Car show with local Suffolk dealerships, all day entertainment with live music, contests that are sure to get everyone on their feet, and a live plant sale from the Master Gardeners. There will also be a large Children’s Area featuring bounce houses, clowns and face painters, the Fire Safety House, craft activities, amusements, and much more.
Seafood Fest (Windsor)
Date: September 12-15, 2019. 9/12 from 5-10pm, 9/13 from 10am-11pm, 9/14 from 10am-11pm, 9/15 from 11am-6pm. Fireworks are Saturday, September 14, 2019, 10:30 pm.
Cost: Thursday $10 per person or flat fee $45 per car (up to 8 people). Friday/Saturday/Sunday $5 per person ages 6-12 and for military with ID, $10 ages 13+. Ages 5 and under free. Online discounts available for 2 & 3 day passes. Promotions include special pricing for elementary students, senior citizens, on certain days/times.
Address: MacArthur Center, 300 Monticello Ave, Norfolk VA
Este evento emblemático durante el mes de la Herencia Hispana reconoce todos los aspectos de la comunidad y cultura hispanas en la costa de Virginia.
Address: Chesapeake Arboretum 624 Oak Grove Chesapeake, VA
Date: Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 10am-4pm
Cost: Free family activities include Hay Bale Maze, Petting Zoo, children's crafts, face paintings and more. There will be exhibitors who showcase nature-based activities. The Virginia Department of Forestry will present Chesapeake with a Tree City USA flag, demonstrate a tree planting on site and volunteers will lead a walking tour of the Camellia Cove.
Activity: Known for its fun family activities, Suffolk Peanut Fest offers concerts, amusement rides, contests and competitions, a demolition derby, a truck and tractor pull, motorcycle rally, fireworks and much more. Combine all of these great activities with local and national entertainment and you have a weekend full of good times!
- Thursday is Carload Night: $40 admission plus All-You-Can-Ride Wristbands for up to 8 people.
- Friday there is free admission until noon.
- Sunday, October 13 is Military Appreciation Day $5 admission with proper Military ID (this includes dependents with proper I.D.) AND also Wristband Day (One-Price-All-You-Can-Ride) - available on-site only Sunday, $30 per person ($5 printable coupons coming soon!)
Fall Festival Craft and Vendor Show (Virginia Beach)
Address: The Oozlefinch Craft Brewery 81 Patch Rd, Fort Monroe 23651
Date: Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 1-5pm
Activity: This family fun festival will be for both the 2-legged and 4-legged members of your family and will be held Saturday, October 12, 2019 at Oozlefinch Craft Brewery. This event is not just a fun event full of activities for your family but is a fundraising event to help the animals in the care of The Cat Corner and Animal Aid Society. There will be awesome food, beverages, raffles, silent auctions, family fun activities and live music for everyone’s enjoyment! Did we mention Buckshot will be playing?!?
Address: The Mariners' Museum and Park, Newport News VA
Date: Sunday, October 13, 2019 from 1-5pm
Cost: Entrance to the Festival is $2 per person. Children 3 and under are free. Festival admission and drink tickets will be cash only. There will be an ATM on-site. Activities are included with Festival admission. Craft Beer tasting tickets are sold separately.
Activity: The Mariners’ ARRRtober Festival is a family-friendly event, featuring pirate-themed activities all day long! The event will begin with the Noland Trail Marathon & Relay in the morning. The Festival portion will begin at 1pm, and will feature food trucks, live music, craft beer, cider and wine tastings, and lots of family-friendly games and activities.
Military: Fall Festival - NEX Location (Virginia Beach)
Date: October 19-20, 2019. Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 12-5pm.
Address: Bluebird Gap Farm 60 Pine Chapel Rd, Hampton, VA
Date: Saturday & Sunday, October 19 - 20, 2019
Address: Chesapeake City Park 900 City Park Dr, Chesapeake, VA
Date: Sunday, October 20, 2019 from 12-5pm
Activity: Bark in the Park is Chesapeake Humane Society’s largest annual fundraiser. With pet-related vendors, adoptable animals, pet contests, food trucks, and exciting demonstrations, this is Chesapeake’s most “barked about” pet event! Proceeds support programs and services that assist homeless animals and low-income families and their pets.
Address: Greenbrier Farms Nursery 225 Sign Pine Road Chesapeake, Virginia 23322
Date: Opening for pumpkins September 21, 2019. Monday- Friday* 9 am to 5 pm Sat. and Sun. 9 am to 6 pm *Weekday pumpkin patch picking from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. does not have the games and festival activities.
Activity: Hay Rides, Barnyard Animals, Kids Games, Bounce Houses, SOL Field Trips and More! Our pumpkin patch is the best place for pick-your-own pumpkins in Chesapeake! Pick-your-own pumpkins starts at $12 and includes a free hayride to the patch, free bounce houses and fun fall games for the kids. Don't forget to stop by the Barnyard Animals! Make your plans now! *Weekday pumpkin patch picking from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Bounce Houses, Barnyard Animals and Games are available and free all week long:) A face painter will be out at the Festival each weekend giving FREE Face painting. Tips are welcome!
Always for sale at the farm stand: Beginning September 14th - THE BEST MUMS around, hay bales, corn stalks, Apple cider, homemade pumpkin cheesecake and bread, free-range fresh eggs, local honey, homemade jams, salsa, pickles, pumpkin and apple butter.
- Weekend all-inclusive unlimited wrist band is $13.50 (one barrel train ride included).
- Weekday all-inclusive unlimited wrist band is $11.50 (one barrel train). Adults and children under 2 are free in play area. Adult hayride ticket $5.00
- Don’t want to buy it all?? Individual pricing available too! Play area only $7.00. Child Hayride $3.75 under 2 is free. Barrel Train $3.75. Pony rides $6.00. 10am-4pm on Weekends, 12-5pm Weekdays.
- Light concessions on weekdays (snacks and ice cream), full concessions on weekends until 5. YES, you can bring your own food and cooler!! CIDER DONUTS and HOT CIDER EVERYDAY!! KETTLE CORN Face Painting on Weekends (private vendor)
Address: 772 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23457
Dates: September 27th through October 27, 2019 on Fridays (Noon-6pm), Saturdays (10am-6pm), and Sundays (10am-6pm). Special opening on Monday, October 14 (Columbus Day) from 12-6pm. Please note that the gates close at 4pm and no one will be admitted after that time. Hours may change at any time without notice, especially due to inclement weather. Wagons are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Cost: Pricing TBA. All-inclusive discounted wristbands will be offered on TicketLeap
Activities: We have three mazes (cotton, sunflower and corn “Have a Ball” maze), wagon rides, pumpkin picking and children’s play area. We will have a different food truck every Saturday and Sunday.
Address: 2201 Mount Pleasant Road, Chesapeake, VA
Cost: FREE Parking/please call for pricing.
- Fall Fun on the farm Mon-Fri includes corn pit, straw pile, petting zoo, playground, wagons ride around for u-pick pumpkins & corn maze, & more!
- Fall Festival- weekend only includes all the fall fun plus pony rides, kids barrel train rides, food and much more!
Address: Triple R Ranch 3531 Bunch Walnuts Rd, Chesapeake VA 23322
Date: Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 3-7pm
Activity: Bring your family. Experience Triple R Ranch. OCTOBER 26 at 3-7pm. And for the first time...ARCHERY TAG! NO entrance fee! ACTIVITIES: horseback riding experience ($10), self-guided canoeing, climbing wall, archery, leather craft ($2), hayrides, critter corral, hayrides, laser tag, and archery tag BONUS! Onsite* bonus discount for camper signups at the event.3-7pm ONLY $100 OFF - Adventure Camp $40 OFF - Day Camp & Mini Camp (Online Camp Registration still opens November 1st with big discounts that day only!) FOOD FOR SALE: hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, cookies, hot chocolate, hot apple cider, canned drinks, bottled water, and s'mores kits
Fall Festival with Trick-or-Treating (Portsmouth)