HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) – With art, seafood and Halloween treats it will be a fun-filled fall weekend throughout Hampton Roads!
Spooky Halloween events have already started. Take a look at the guide below:
View the complete Living Local Events Calendar at this link. If you don’t see your event listed, please add it to the calendar.
Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 21-22, visit Bluebird Gap Farm for a fun fall weekend! With children’s activities, hayrides, live entertainment and more it will be a great celebration ringing in the season. The event is free and open to all. Pumpkins and food will be available for purchase on-site.
Walk to End Alzheimer’s
On Saturday, Oct. 21 join the fight to end Alzheimer’s disease at the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Head to Styron Square at Port Warwick, 191 Walt Whitman Ave. to walk with the Newport News and Peninsula community. This awareness and fundraising event supports Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The opening ceremony begins at 9:40 a.m. The walk begins at 10 a.m. It will go on rain or shine. Click here to register and find more information.
This weekend, the Virginia Arts Festival and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra present the Rachmaninoff works across Hampton Roads. The show is in celebration of the 150th anniversary of Sergei Rachmaninoff’s birthday. In honor of the occasion, the music organizations are coming together for a festival of his five piano masterpieces. Eric Jacobsen is the conductor. Olga Kern will be on piano with accompaniment by the Virginia Symphony Orchestra.
Here is the weekend schedule, below.
- Friday, Oct. 20 7:30 p.m. at Ferguson Center for the Arts, Newport News
- Saturday, Oct. 21 7:30 p.m. at Chrysler Hall, Norfolk
- Sunday, Oct. 22 2:30 p.m. at Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach
Click here for more information, and to buy tickets.
Norfolk Police Department Trunk or Treat
The Norfolk Police Department presents the “Spooky Skele-Bration” at Scope on the Plaza, Saturday, October 21 from noon – 3 p.m. Guests will get up close to public safety fire trucks, bomb robots, armored vehicles and more. NPD says this will be Norfolk’s largest trunk or treat.
Kids of all ages, wear costumes for a chance to win prizes, and enjoy spooky tunes and dance contests with DJ Jump Off.
On Thursday, Oct. 19 and Friday, Oct. 20 the NEON District is hosting the festival 6-10 p.m. each night. Guests are encouraged to explore Norfolk’s arts district. Events will spread throughout the area, at the Chrysler Museum of Art, the Harrison Opera House, and The Plot on Granby St. The two-day event features musicians, comedians and performance artists. Thursday’s activities will occur around the museum while Friday’s will focus around The Plot and Granby St businesses. The event is free and open to the public. Find the whole list of activities here.
On Oct. 21 and 22, the Hope House Foundation presents the free two-day community event. This weekend, take a look at works from over 115 artists, listen to musicians and try local food vendors. There will also be children’s activities. Visit 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Saturday, Oct. 21
- 11 a.m. Regina Scott Sanford/Eclectic Singer-Songwriter
- 11:45 a.m. Richard David Spano/ Acoustic Singer-Songwriter
- 12:45 p.m. Jackie & Resa/ Country Blues
- 2 p.m. The Warm Hug/ Experimental Folk Punk
- 3:30 p.m. Paul Urban & Friends/ Original Blues Rock
- 5 p.m. The Lazy Dangers/ Folk Rock
Sunday, Oct. 22
- 12 p.m. Kaitlyn Barbee/ Country Pop, Singer-Songwriter
- 12:45 p.m. Dan Pellegrino/ Solo Acoustic, Singer-Songwriter
- 1:45 p.m. Cody Christian/ Country & Americana
- 3:30 p.m. Ben Phelps Project/ Funky American Soul
For more information, click here.
On Oct. 21-22 the annual wine festival is back at Town Point Park in downtown Norfolk. From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day enjoy wine, live music and shopping. Over 20 wineries will be on-site. Tickets are required for the event and are still available. Click here to purchase.
On Saturday, Oct. 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. celebrate the Five Points Park Grand Opening. The new park is located at 6123 Sewells Point Road. The day outside will have music, giveaways and family-friendly games for the entire community to enjoy.
Fleet Fest is back at Naval Station Norfolk. On Saturday, Oct. 21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. the event is taking place. There will be food trucks, a chili cook off, guided tours of several ships (including the USS George Washington) and much more. Admission is free and it is open to the public. The event will go on rain or shine. Click here to find more information.
Celebrate seafood at the festival this weekend at Poquoson Municipal Park! Here is the weekend schedule, below.
- Friday, Oct. 20 5-10 p.m.
- Saturday, Oct. 21 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
- Sunday, Oct. 22 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Enjoy cuisine from the Chesapeake Bay, live entertainment, exhibitors, kids activities and more. The event is free and open to the public. Parking is $10 per vehicle (cash required).
The Boardwalk Art Show is back this weekend for its 67th year. View works and creations from over 175 artists. Mediums include, painting, ceramics, photography, sculpture and glass. It will take place from 24th St to 35th St on the boardwalk. Here is the schedule this weekend, below.
- Friday, Oct. 20 – Saturday, Oct. 21 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Sunday, Oct. 22 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Click here to view the full program of weekend activities.
On Saturday, Oct. 21 from 5-9 p.m. enjoy the 1st Latin Gala Night fundraising event at the San Lorenzo Spiritual Center, 4556 Indian River Road. The night is a celebratory way to end Hispanic Heritage Month. The fundraising event will support college scholarships to local minorities. The non-profit focuses on promoting art, culture and education. Tickets include a 3-course dinner, show, music, dance floor and more. Click here to reserve a ticket.
On Oct. 21-22 from 6-9 p.m. at the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center. Time for Halloween at the aquarium. It will be a “spook-tacular” time with candy station, activities games and more. Even try Halloween trivia. Wear your costume as you explore! Tickets are required. Children four and under get in free. Members tickets are 50% off.
On Saturday, Oct. 21 from 3-6 p.m. visit local pubs around the 31st St. region at the Oceanfront to support homeless animals. Bring your furry friends to this event. Guests are encouraged to plan costumes and get ready for day out for a cause. Start the afternoon at Aloha Snack at 3 p.m. Next move to Murphy’s Irish Pub. Finish the afternoon at Smartmouth Pilot House. The final stop will have the costume contest. Click here to register and get your ticket.