HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) – The weather is going to put a damper on some weekend plans, but there is still plenty to do around Hampton Roads this weekend.
Note: Upcoming weather has already started to impact events this weekend. Check with the event for updates and cancellations. As WAVY confirms additional impacted local events, we will update this growing list.
Here is a list of events already cancelled or postponed this weekend:
- 11th Annual 757 Battle of the Beers (Virginia Beach)
- Black Ink, Block Party & Lit Fest (Chesapeake)
- Bridge the Gap Fest, CommUnity Event (Virginia Beach)
- Elizabeth City Fire Safety Show Friday Canceled
- Hampton Cup Regatta (Hampton)
- Harvest Festival (James City County)
- Maker Fest (Portsmouth)
- Norfolk’s International Coastal Cleanup (postponed to October 7)
- R.E.S.E.T. Walk (Portsmouth)
- Sweet Beans pet adoption event in Hampton (rescheduled to October 1)
- VIMS research vessel public tours canceled (Nauticus in Norfolk)
- Virginia Aquarium’s E-Cycling Event (Virginia Beach)
- Virginia Zoo’s ZooGrooves (Norfolk)
Meanwhile here’s what’s still going on locally:
This. Is. Monster Jam™! is returning to the Hampton Coliseum Friday, Sept. 22 through Sunday, Sept. 24. According to event organizers, 12,000-pound monster trucks show off their crazy skills in fierce, wide-open competitions of speed and skill. Saturday and Sunday will feature a Monster JamPit Party where fans can see the monster trucks up close, meet drivers and more. It all starts at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 22. Click here to purchase tickets.
Put on your favorite 80s wear and get ready to dance to the best music of the decade! Waterside District hosts this 80s party on Saturday, Sept. 23. It begins at noon. Check out drink specials, silent disco, food deals, karaoke and more. Tickets start at $10. Click here to purchase tickets.
This 3-day Oktoberfest celebration kicks off at Maker’s Craft Brewery on Friday, Sept. 22 and continues through Sunday, Sept. 24. Enjoy music, activities, food, games, prizes and more.
Old Dominion’s homecoming
The ODU football game vs. Texas A&M-Commerce is still scheduled for 3:30 p.m. but the Alumni and Friends Homecoming Social and Fireworks has been canceled. Big Blue’s Boardwalk has been moved to Webb Center, North Café.
The homecoming parade scheduled for Saturday has also been canceled.
All other events will continue as planned, ODU says.
Here’s the full list of changes:
Friday, Sept. 22
Golden Pride/Class of 1973 50th Reunion Tour and Lunch, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., no changes (registration closed)
Monarchs Give Back, 3-4 p.m., no changes
Tours of ODU’s New Health Sciences Building, 3:30-4:30 p.m. and 4:30-5:30 p.m., no changes (registration closed and closed-toe shoes required)
Big Blue’s Boardwalk, 5-8 p.m., relocated to Webb Center, North Café
Alumni and Friends Homecoming Social & Fireworks, 6-8 p.m., CANCELED
Black Alumni Chapter Social at Baxter’s, 8-11 p.m., no changes
Saturday, Sept. 23
Athletics Hall of Fame Breakfast, 8:30 a.m., Priority Automotive Club
Homecoming Parade, 11 a.m., CANCELED
Parking lots open, 11:30 a.m., Tailgating in parking lots, garages and other areas will NOT be permitted due to the expected high winds and projected rainfall totals.
Kaufman Mall Monarch Fan Fest, 11:30 a.m., relocated to Webb Center
Homecoming Student Tailgate, noon-3 p.m., relocated to Webb Center, Center Café
Alumni Tailgate, 12:30-3 p.m., relocated to Webb Center, Hampton/Newport News Room
NPHC Homecoming Reunion, 1-5 p.m., relocated to Whitehurst Hall Legends Room (enter from Whitehurst Field)
Gates to S.B. Ballard Stadium open, 1:30 p.m., no changes
ODU vs. Texas A&M University-Commerce football game, 3:30 p.m., no changes
Black Alumni Chapter Midnight Cruise on Spirit of Mt. Vernon, 11:30 p.m.-2 a.m., no changes (registration closed)
Sunday, Sept. 24
Black Alumni Chapter Brunch, 10 a.m., CANCELED
University officials continue to monitor the latest weekend forecast information from the National Weather Service. Any updates to the University’s operating status due to weather will be communicated via ODU Alerts. For official forecast information, visit www.weather.gov. To register for ODU Alerts, visit www.odu.edu/alerts.
Smartmouth Beer hosts Indie Night at their Norfolk Warehouse. On Saturday, Sept 23 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. listen to live music, shop at a local vendor market and more. Here is the music lineup, below.
- 4 p.m. Second Child
- 5 p.m. Wallpaper
- 6 p.m. Captive Birds
- 7 p.m. Catie Lausten
- 8-10 p.m. Kill Devil Disco, Indie Dance Party DJ set
The event is free and open to all.
The Virginia Aquarium has a new exhibit, Amazing Pollinators. It starts Saturday, Sept. 23 for members, and Sunday, Sept. 24 for non-members. Minotaur Mazes created the exhibit. In this creative exhibit, use role-play adventures to learn more about the world of pollinator and plant relationships. Guests of any age can learn more from 48 survival missions within the unique maze. Within the exhibit, you can play classic games with a twist from bee mancala to invasive species shuffleboard to mutualism dominoes. It is bilingual for both English and Spanish. The exhibit is included with Aquarium admission.
Pleasure House Brewing is hosting a plant fair on Sunday, Sept. 24 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Check out this green pop-up market featuring plants, local vendors and beverages on the side! Proceeds from the event will go towards a local non-profit Samantha Makes It a Little Easier, Inc. (SMILE). It is free and open to the public. VIP tickets are available.
Note: Date rescheduled from Saturday, Sept. 23 to Sunday, Sept. 24 due to inclement weather.
On Sunday, Sept. 24 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. spend the day celebrating Oktoberfest at Back Bay Farmhouse. It’s the 5th Annual Oktoberfest. Enjoy live music form The Happy Dutchman and The Rhinelanders, a food truck rodeo, beverages and more.
On Sunday, Sept. 24 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. visit the Wallops Visitor Center, 175 Chincoteague Rd. Join the watch party for the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft drops a capsule back down to Earth with material from asteroid Bennu. At the event, hear from experts and have fun with hands-on asteroid activities.
It’s the first weekend of Halloween Spooktacular at Busch Gardens. Kick off spooky season by joining Count von Count at the park. There is an all-new Trick-or-Treat Trail, arts and crafts, a costume dance party and more.
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