HRVA Happenings

Erin Ward
Erin Ward
Published on May 31, 2019

There is a lot happening in the 757 this weekend! Here are just a few of the local events that caught our eye! If you have an event coming up let us know! Our lists are seen by over 2k HRVA locals per week!

Friday, May 31st

Firefly Walk with Hoffler Creek Wildlife Foundation-Portsmouth
We’ll start our tour at 7:30 p.m. Enjoy the sunset and then the flashing display put on by the Lampyridae (which you probably know better as the firefly or lightning bug!)! Tag a long with a Hoffler Creek guide to learn more about these fascinating beetles and enjoy the show. We’ll return to our learning center afterwards to roast some s’mores.

Bikes, Brews & Baseball at Benchtop Brewing-Norfolk
What’s better than grabbing a beer after work and hitting the Trail to Harbor Park for a baseball game? The Elizabeth River Trail Foundation is partnering up with Benchtop Brewing Company and Norfolk Tides to bring you a fun spring evening to close out Norfolk Bike Month.

Teetotalers & Moonshiners Speakeasy at the Slover Library-Norfolk
Celebrate the Teetotalers & Moonshiners exhibit with a talk from Virginia Author Matt Bondurant and his book: The Wettest County in the World, plus live music from the JANKS and adult spirits 🍸 1920s dress recommended!

Spring Bodacious Bazaar-Hampton
The Bodacious Bazaar is an annual three-day shopping extravaganza at the Hampton Roads Convention Center featuring over 250 vendors, wineries and talented artists. This show has something for everyone in a beautiful indoor venue.

Friday Night Jump N’ Jam at Rebounderz-Newport News
Get ready for the deal of a lifetime and a night you won’t soon forget! 2 Slices of Pizza, 3 hours of All Access, Rebounderz Jump Sock, and 1 Fountain Drink for only $22! Plus, Live DJ with prizes, games, give aways, and more! Every Friday from 7 to 10! See you there

Saturday, June 1st

O’Connoroo Summer Carnival-Norfolk
Calling all lovers of craft beer, music, magic, art, fun, and games! Calling all carnies and gawkers alike! Come one, come all to the new O’Connoroo Summer Carnival! We are hosting our SIXTH annual O’Connoroo music, food, and beer festival on Saturday, June 1st! This year, we’ve added plenty of carnival games, prizes, live magic, fortune telling, axe throwing, fire dancing, and more to a lineup of SIX local food trucks and popups plus SIX live music performances!

Saturday Night Showdown Rodeo-Virginia Beach
We have another great Food Truck Rodeo coming up. Mark your calendar for the Saturday Night Showdown Rodeo. This Saturday – 6/1 4-8 PM. Come on by and enjoy fantastic food from our premium trucks. DJ Silver Bruce Silver Silverman will take care of the music!

NFK Street Museum ~ Mural Fest & Street Party
Everyone is welcome to come and take part in this FREE community celebration and exhibition of curated art in the public areas of Norfolk’s Railroad District. Everyone is welcome to come and take part in this FREE community celebration and exhibition of curated art in the public areas of Norfolk’s Railroad District.

Virginia Beach Patriotic Festival: Luke Combs
Virginia Beach Patriotic Festival
Saturday, June 1, 2019
Luke Combs
with Special Guest
Muscadine Bloodline
Faren Rachels

Monster Mash 2019-Virginia Beach
The UDT-SEAL Association brings you the Ultimate SEAL Challenge: The Monster Mash Race at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront as part of the USO’s Warrior Week & Patriotic Festival. Participants are encouraged to test their mettle to see if they have what it takes. This year’s 3.5 mile course will be updated and more challenging and will once again take you along the beautiful Virginia Beach Oceanfront and will feature plenty of challenges and obstacles for the “not so weak at heart.” Celebrate your finish knowing that for one day you were “A common man with an uncommon desire to succeed!”

Sunday, June 2nd

Adult Cake Smash Event-Newport News
Celebrate your birthday in style with a Cake Smash party! We handle everything from banners, balloons, cake, champagne, tiara, pearls and birthday tank tops to amazing tutu’s! Cake Smash Parties have always been a photographers dream to photograph, nothing is better than taking pictures of happy babies with cake smashed all over their face! Now let’s step it up a notch and replace the baby with you! Add in a champagne bottle, tiara, pearls and an amazing tutu and we really have some fun! Lock in your birthday for just a $75 deposit!

June Farmers Market-Portsmouth
Fabulous food and drink, pretty plants, woodcraft, marvellous music – and a circus class for all! A happy few hours on the green.

20th Annual Blackbeard Pirates Festival-Hampton Celebrating 20 years of one of the top-rated pirate festivals in the world!! Find out why pirate lovers come from all over the country to enjoy the sights and sounds of 18th century Hampton overrun by pirates each year. Hampton’s waterfront comes alive with dozens of pirate re-enactors, costumed in historically accurate garb, who transform today’s Hampton into the busy seaport of yesterday. Led by Blackbeard the Pirate himself, re-enactors help visitors step back in time and re-live the history and legends of 1718 Hampton. The Festival offers a variety of children’s activities, live musical entertainment, fireworks, period vendors, arts and crafts, and much more!

Air National Guard at Patriotic Festival-Virginia Beach
Join the Air National Guard in Virginia Beach, VA at the Patriotic Festival. Come encounter our interactive “Cyber Experience” which tests your mental toughness, the “Physical Challenge” which puts your physical fitness to the test on our obstacle course, and our “Flight Simulator” which allows you to experience what it feels like to be in the pilot’s seat. Let’s see if you have what it takes to take on these challenges.

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