HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) – It’s the first weekend of 2023. Kick off the new year right by enjoying events around Hampton Roads.

Check out the complete Living Local Events Calendar at this link. If you don’t see your event listed, please add it to the calendar.


Fiddlin’ and Pickin’ with Tidewater Bluegrass Revival
Tidewater Arts Outreach presents Fiddlin’ and Pickin’ with Tidewater Bluegrass Revival at Hampton Public Library, located at 4207.

On Saturday, January 7 at 1:30 p.m. bring your friends and family to this special concert. Enjoy the bluegrass music featuring fiddle, guitar, mandolin, banjo, and bass.

The concert will also be livestreamed on the Hampton Public Library’s Facebook page for those that can’t attend in-person.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information on the concert, click here.

Hampton Hammerheads
It’s the Hampton Hammerheads first home game of the season on Friday, January 6.

The Hammerheads play at the Hampton Coliseum, located at 1000 Coliseum Dr. Get your tickets for the game against the Trenton Terror. The game begins at 7 p.m.

It’s the first season for the Professional Box Lacrosse Association (PBLA). The Hammerheads won their first game of the season on December 30 against the Salem Mayhem.

Tickets are still available. They cost $15 per person. For more information, click here.


Church Street Jazz Series
The Church Street Jazz Series continues Saturday, January 7 at Attucks Theatre, located at 1010 Church Street.

Celebrate the start of 2023 by listening to Grammy winning keyboardist and composer Gregg Karukas. Guitarist Adam Hawley, a 10 Time #1 Billboard Recording artist, will appear with Karukas. The next show in the series will be February 11 at the Attucks Theatre and features Lindsey Webster.

Tickets are still available for the show beginning at 8 p.m. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

d’Art Center Classes
d’Art Center on Boush is hosting art classes during the month of January. The center is located at 740 Boush Street.

On January 7 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. guests can experience Cool Creations with Deb & Deanna. This event is for children ages 4 to 12.

In this class, artists Deanna Strother and Deb Anderson will guide the children through two fun crafts. Participants will make unique ceramic heart magnets and mixed media heart canvases.

If you can’t attend the class this month, Deanna and Deb will be back with a class in February.

Tickets are required for the event and cost $45 per person. For more information, click here.

Elated Craft Market
Elation Brewing is hosting their monthly Elated Craft Market on a special date, Sunday, January 8. The event will run 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. It is located at 5104 Colley Ave.

Enjoy your Sunday at the brewery with a fun day shopping local. Take a look at goods from a dozen local vendors. They will be spread out in the taproom and patio area. The Voyager Cold Brew coffee shop will be open all day.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, click here.

Garden of Lights
Don’t miss your last chance to see the Garden of Lights at the Norfolk Botanical Garden. This year USA TODAY voted the light show #5 best botanical garden holiday lights in the country.

The light display will now be available through Saturday, January 7 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Norfolk Botanical Garden is located at 6700 Azalea Garden Rd.

Tickets have been reduced to $15 per adult and $10 per children ages 3 to 17. Visitors will also receive 10 percent off in the gift shop.

To purchase tickets and for more information, click here.

New Year, New Wave
Smartmouth Beer is hosting New Year, New Wave on Saturday, January 7.

Head over to Smartmouth Beer’s Norfolk location for an 80s night. It’s located at located at 1309 Raleigh Avenue.

The event starts at 6 p.m. and will go until 11 p.m. Listen to local bands play music by The Cure, Joy Division, and New Order. After the bands, join DJ Andra for the 80’s Nite Dance Party.

For more information, click here.

Silent Disco (21+)
Norfolk’s Waterside District will host a Silent Disco this weekend. It’s the last weekend to enjoy the special holiday pop-up bar.

On Saturday, January at 8 p.m. grab some headphones and dance the night away at Waterside District, located at 333 Waterside Drive. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Guests can enjoy drink specials, two DJs, and a music video wall.

Tickets are $10 per adult online and $20 at the door. Tickets include a set of headphones and a drink ticket for a specialty cocktail.

The event is for ages 21 and older. For information on the event, click here.

Yoga at Slover
Bhav Brigade will host a yoga class at Slover Library on Saturday, January 7 at 1 p.m. The library is located at 235 E Plume St.

Everyone is welcome to the yoga class and it is accessible for all levels. The class will be located on the sixth floor of the library. They ask participants to bring their own mat and any props needed for their yoga practice.

The class is donation based, both cash and electronic payment options are available. For more information, click here.


Olde Towne Antique & Flea Market
It’s the first Saturday of the month and that means it’s time for the Olde Towne Antique & Flea Market.

The market will be located at the Middle Street Garage, located at 441 Middle Street. It will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Take a look at items from over 70 vendors. The selection of items includes china, silverware, sports gear, instruments, and more.

The event is free and open to the public. Free parking is available. For more information, click here.

Virginia Beach

Sharks after Dark (21+)
The Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center will be open for a special evening event on Thursday, January 5.

Sharks after Dark will only be for adults 21 and over. Drinks and snacks will be available for purchase. Explore the museum, and enjoy seeing the animals and exhibits in this after-dark event.

Tickets are required and cost $29.95 per person. For more information, click here.


Operation Oyster Reef
Head to York River State Park for Operation Oyster Reef, located at 9801 York River Park Rd.

On January 7 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. learn about one of the most dynamic ecosystems of the Chesapeake Bay. This family-friendly event will talk about oyster’s importance to the bay and the commercial fishing industry. Also, learn about how the park helps the oyster habitat.

There is no extra fee to attend this event at the park. For more information, click here.