Hampton Roads Events

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Hampton Roads Area Events & Kid Fun

2012 Summer Fun for Kids


6th-8th  2012 Hampton Roads International Auto Show See website for tickets and times VIRGINIA BEACH

20th-22nd  The Virginia Flower and Garden Expo $10 per person Kids 12 and under free VIRGINIA BEACH

25th  Clifford the Big Red Dog-Live Price: $10 – $25 VB


3rd-4th 20th Annual Polar Plunge Festival VB

4TH  Annual Storytelling Festival 10:00 am The Mariners’ Museum Newport News

23rd  Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival 12:00p.m. Hampton Coliseum


16TH-18TH  Spring Craft ShowVB  Friday & Saturday 10:00 – 6:00, Sunday 10:00-5:00 $6 for adults (children    under 12 free) Receive 50¢ off admission by bringing a canned food donation for the Food Bank of Southeastern Virginia.


1st  Cherry Blossom Festival  Red Wing Park Virginia Beach

7th  Chesapeake Eggstravaganza  10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

12TH  Ringling Bros And Barnum & Bailey Circus  NORFOLK

17th-20th  Chesapeake Jubilee  Friday 5 PM – 11 PM, Saturday 10 AM – 11 PM, Sunday – 12 PM – 7 PM

21st  12th Annual International Children’s Festival  10:00a.m. Mill Point Park HAMPTON

19th  Ringling Bros. And Barnum & Bailey Circus  HAMPTON


4th Cinco De Mayo  Town Point Park Norfolk

5th  Childrens Festival of Friends 10:00 a.m. Newport News

11th-13th  Charles Barker Toyota Scion Monsters on the Beach  Virginia Beach

26th-28th Memorial Day Beach Volleyball Festival Buckroe Beach and Park Hampton

26th-27th  Pungo Strawberry Festival  Virginia Beach


1st 13th Annual Blackbeard Pirate Festival  HAMPTON

1st-3rd  Patriotic Festival VB   http://www.patrioticfestival.com/

1st-12   OpSail 2012 Virginia

2nd-3rd   16th Annual American Indian Festival  Chesapeake

8th-10th  36th Annual Norfolk Harborfest®

22nd-24th  23rd Annual AT&T Bayou Boogaloo & Cajun Food Festival


3rd  Independence Day Concert/Fireworks @ the Bagley  7:30 p.m. Chesapeake

4th  4th of July Celebration at Lakeside Park  Chesapeake 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

4th  30th Annual AT&T Fourth of July Great American Picnic  Norfolk Town Point Park

4th  Stars & Stripes Explosion  Virginia Beach

4th  Independence Day Fireworks Portsmouth

4th  Stars in the Sky Fireworks Celebration Newport News


10th  Crab Pickin’ at the Point TGIFNorfolk


Neptune Festival(Last weekend in September) Virginia Beach

22nd  Town Point Ribfest  Norfolk


3rd  Great American Food Fest  Chesapeake  3:00 PM – 7:15 PM

3rd-28th  Spooky Acres Haunted House  Chesapeake 7 PM – 10 PM

4th-7th  35th Annual Suffolk Peanut Fest  www.suffolkfest.org/

6th  24th Annual AT&T Virginia Children’s Festival  Norfolk

7th  Bark In The Park  Chesapeake 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

20th  4th Annual AutumnFest 2012 Chesapeake Noon – 4 PM


16th  Holiday Lights at the Beach VB  Nov16-Jan1

17th-18th Indian River Christmas Craft Show  Chesapeake Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm, Sunday 12:00pm-4:00pm

22nd  Celebration in Lights Newport News  Nov.22-Jan1

30th HollyDazzle Oyster Point, Newport News


1st  TowneBank Holiday Parade at the Beach  Virginia Beach

Lowe’s:   “Build and Grow” kid’s clinics at 10am every Saturday.  Bring the kids into any Lowe’s store and build a FREE wooden project. Each participant also receives a free apron, goggles, a project themed patch, and a certification of merit upon completion of their project.  Three simple steps to register.  Saturday, 1/14, the project is a castle.

Home Depot:  FREE Kids Workshop from 9am -12pm every Saturday designed for children ages 5 – 12.  All kids get to keep their craft and receive a FREE Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin and certificate of achievement.  Starting this coming Saturday, 1/7, they’ll build a Savings Shed.

 2012 Summer Fun for Kids


REGAL CINEMAS Summer Movie Express: TBA

Cinemark’s Summer Movie Clubhouse:  TBA

2011 Summer Fun for Kids

Kids Bowl Free – Select areas
Regal Summer Movie Express-Regal Cinema’s: 10am Tues and Wed starting in June
Cinemark’s Summer Movie Clubhouse– Cinemark Cinema’s: check your local schedule
Summer Reading Imaginations Destination Program-Barnes and Noble Book Store
Double-Dog Dare Reading Program-Border’s Book Store
H-E-Buddy 2011 Summer Reading Program – via mail from H-E-B Stores
Busch Gardens-Kids 5 and Under FREE – Register for the Sesame Street Forest of Fun Preschool Pass
Blue Star Museum Program – Free Admission for Active-Duty Military 05/30-09/05
Kraft Singles Tuesday Night Tickets Promotion – Norfolk Tides

 *Photo from MamaRucci


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