What’s Happening: Blackbeard Pirate Festival, Museum Day and Spring Fest Car Show

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Blackbeard Pirate Festival: Friday, June 1 – Sunday, June 3

The annual Blackbeard Pirate festival allows visitors to relive the history and legends of 1718 Hampton. The first night you can party with the crew at the Pirate Bash. The rest of the weekend bring the family out to see dozens of re-enactors perform grand sea battles with fire cannons. There’s going to be live music entertainment, arts and crafts and a kid’s corner.

When:  Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m, Sunday from Noon – 6 p.m.
Where: Pirate Bash – Historic Post Office, Festival – Mill Point Park
Cost: Pirate Bash- $30, Festival – Free Admission

Museum Day: Saturday, June 2

Olde Towne Portsmouth is hosting Museum Day this Saturday. That means visitors have access to nearly a dozen museums for FREE. This includes free admission, parking and shuttles.

When: 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Where: The following museums are participating.
The Railroad Museum of Virginia – Court & Wythe Streets
Lightship Portsmouth Museum – London & Water Streets
Hill House Museum – 221 North Street – $5 value
Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church – 637 North Street 
Jewish Museum and Cultural Center – 607 Effingham Street
Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center – 420 High Street
Trinity Episcopal Church – 500 Court Street 
Visual Arts Center – 340 High Street 
Portsmouth Colored Community Library Museum – 904 Elm Avenue
Cost: Free Admission

Spring Fest: Sunday, June 3

At least 1,000 custom cars will be on display. Check out the racing simulator where you can put the pedal to the metal in front of big screen TV’s. Test out your cars horse power and torque on a mobile dyno– which is like a treadmill for cars.

When: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Where: Virginia Beach Convention Center
Cost: $10 Admission and $30 Car Registration (Outdoor Section Only)

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