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  1. 2023 BIG LIST of Pumpkin Patches in Hampton Roads! (Updated)

    Our BIG List of Pumpkin Patches in Hampton Roads! Find the best local places for pumpkins, hayrides, fall activities and family fun!

    October 27, 2023
  2. This Weekend! The 2023 Suffolk Peanut Festival

    Coming up in Suffolk, it is almost time for the annual Peanut Festival!

    October 3, 2023
  3. Upcoming Parades in Hampton Roads!

    Fall means festivals, pumpkins, parades and more! Here is our list of upcoming parades in Hampton Roads!

    September 29, 2023
  4. This Weekend – The 2023 Virginia Beach Neptune Festival!

    Head down to the beach for The Neptune Festival’s Boardwalk Weekend this September… including the North American Sand Sculpting Championship, Atlantic Regatta, Youth Art Show, Neptune’s Grand Parade, Poseidon’s Playground, as well as music, food, and more.

    September 29, 2023
  5. Celebrate India Fest

    This weekend at the Virginia Beach Convention Center you can bring the whole family out to experience India Fest! This is a FREE, family-friendly event with food, entertainment and more.

    September 7, 2023
  6. Groupon- Save An Extra 25%

    For a limited time save EXTRA on Groupon Deals!

    September 28, 2020
  7. FREE Soccer and Community Outreach Event

    Join the celebration of cultural diversity! Enjoy food trucks, giveaways, fun activities for kids and valuable information from community organizations that focus on health, education, safey, and much more – and of course…. SOCCER!

    August 29, 2019
  8. Train Show at VB Convention Center

    Get ready for the weekend – another train show is pulling into town!

    October 10, 2018
  9. Honey Bee Festival at Norfolk Botanical Garden!

    Join the Beekeepers Guild of Southeast Virginia and Norfolk Botanical Garden again this year for a fun filled day with bee products, activities, vendors and great information.

    August 15, 2018
  10. Marvel Universe LIVE! Age of Heroes

    Marvel fans, assemble for this live, action-packed, legendary battle to defend the universe from evil. Grab your tickets to Marvel Universe LIVE! during the pre-sale with this offer!

    April 5, 2018
  11. JT Walk and Country Music Beach Party

    Sunday, October 8, 2017 is the Annual JT Walk and Country Music Beach Party in Virginia Beach.

    October 6, 2017
  12. Newport News Fall Festival of Folklife

    The festival will feature over 150 exhibitors showcasing traditional crafts, heritage trade demonstrations, entertainment, children’s activities, and food.

    October 4, 2017
  13. Military Appreciation Day at the Virginia Zoo

    Military Families! Mark your calendars for Military Appreciation Day at the Virginia Zoo!

    October 1, 2017
  14. Hampton Bay Days

    Hampton Bay Days is BACK for 2017 as the 1st Annual Racing to Save the Bay Festival!

    September 7, 2017
  15. Train Exhibit Steams Into Town!

    Another great event for the TRAIN enthusiasts of Hampton Roads!

    February 27, 2017
  16. Giveaway Winners! Win a Signed Copy of the Children’s Book "Connor The Courageous Cutter, Saving Sarah" by Local Authors!

    Join Connor the Courageous Cutter in his first adventure in beautiful Serendipity Sound. When Sarah the Schooner gets caught in a storm, panic riddles the sound. Who will heed the Harbor Masters call and save her? Follow Connor and his fun-loving friends as they learn lessons in courage, teamwork, and friendship with each new adventure.

    April 27, 2016
  17. Last Day – EXTRA 20% Savings On LOCAL Groupon Deals

    For a limited time you can save EXTRA on Select Deals on Groupon! Use code JOY20 to save 20% on LOCAL DEALS! Click HERE to Check Out The Selection! Looking for local family fun? Be sure to check out our…

    February 19, 2015
  18. Discover The Dinosaurs! (Discount!)

    A GREAT Dinosaur event coming to the Hampton Roads Convention Center- Discover the Dinosaurs! Save on tickets with this Groupon!! There will be lots to experience at this exhibit to help kids (and adults)…

    February 13, 2015
  19. Grab The Skateboards! Sk8r Bash in Virginia Beach

    This event is sure to be a hit with any aspiring skaters in your life! Competitor applications are being accepted (day of registration fee is $30) and Sk8r Bash will take place on October 18, 2013 from 9am-6pm at Williams…

    October 17, 2014
  20. Reminder: Train Show at VB Convention Center

    Another train show is pulling into town! I know a lot of little train fans will be lining up to check out all the fun: What: Tidewater Division Train Show 2014 When: September 27-28, 2014 from 10am-4pm each day Where:…

    September 26, 2014
  21. TODAY: Military Families- We Are Family Fest at NAS Oceana

    Another great event for Military Families, the FREE We Are Family Fest at Main Gate Park, NAS Oceana is Thursday, May 15th from 3:30-7:30pm with LOTS of family fun planned! Open (and Free) to all military…

    May 15, 2014
  22. Discover The Dinosaurs This Weekend!

    A GREAT Dinosaur event this weekend at the Hampton Roads Convention Center- Discover the Dinosaurs! There will be lots to experience at this exhibit to help kids (and adults) understand what the world was…

    December 16, 2013
  23. Seasonal Event Posts!

    There are currently FIVE Seasonal Posts on the website Blog to help you find great family fun this season. Here is a summary, and the links to get you started! Enjoy!!! The BIG LIST of Pumpkin Patches in…

    September 27, 2012
  24. WINNERS- Giveaway!! Virginia Children’s Festival

    Congratulations to our winners! Winners have also received an email from MyActiveChild.com. Please respond to [email protected] by the time specified in your email to accept the prize or another…

    September 27, 2012
  25. Reminder- Concussions In Youth Sports

    Parents if you have kids who play sports you know that they sometimes (depending on the sport) they can make contact and get hurt while playing. Virginia Beach Field House is hosting a FREE information…

    September 26, 2012