Hurricane Dorian: Local event cancellations, postponements


This GOES-16 satellite image taken Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, at 17:00 UTC and provided by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), shows Hurricane Dorian, right, churning over the Atlantic Ocean. Hurricane Dorian struck the northern Bahamas on Sunday as a catastrophic Category 5 storm, its 185 mph winds ripping off roofs and tearing down power lines as hundreds hunkered in schools, churches and other shelters. (NOAA via AP)

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) – Here is a list of local events canceled or postponed due to Hurricane Dorian.


Barks and Brews at the Norfolk Botanical Garden scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 8 has been canceled. The Garden will also be closed on Friday, Sept. 6

First Fridays scheduled for Friday, Sept. 6 in Norfolk has been canceled.

Virginia Beach

  • Mid-Atlantic Shrine Association Parade scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 7 at the Resort Area has been cancelled.  
  • All activities, rentals, and events at Princess Anne Athletic Complex are cancelled through Sunday, Sept. 8.
  • GIGs event on Saturday, Sept. 7 at Williams Farm Park has been postponed.


The Neptune Festival Symphony by the Sea Concert scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 5 in Virginia Beach has been rescheduled for Sept. 19.

The Morning of Hope Walk at Mount Trashmore schedule for Saturday, Sept. 7 has been rescheduled for Sept. 28.

Opera in the Park scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 7 in Norfolk has been moved to the Edythe C. and Stanley L. Harrison Opera House for the same start time of 7 p.m. There will be limited availability, so an RSVP is required.

The Sandbridge Volunteer Rescue Squad Boosters annual Pig Pickin’ event at Little Island Park scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 7 has been rescheduled for Sept. 8.

In Newport News, the HAC Soccer Tournament & Resource Fair scheduled for Saturday is canceled and rescheduled for September 28. Also, the Southeast Community Day Parade and outdoor activities scheduled for Saturday are canceled and will be rescheduled for a later date. Indoor events associated with Southeast Community Day scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday are taking place as planned.



Nauticus and the Battleship Wisconsin in Norfolk will be closed Thursday, September 5, and Friday, September 6, due to Dorian.


  • The Adventure Park at Virginia Aquarium is closed until after the storm
  • The Virginia Aquarium boat programs are cancelled until Saturday, Sept. 7 at 2 p.m. 
  • The Virginia Beach Department of Public Health Immunization Clinic will be closed starting at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 5.

This list will be updated as we receive new information. If you know of a canceled event that is not listed, please send an email with information to

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