Festivals galore! Here are our picks for the best events to attend this weekend!

It's the last couple weeks of summer, so you need to soak up your free time while you can! We've got you covered with plenty of fun activities to end your summer with a bang! Check out this compiled list of everything going on in Hampton Roads, Richmond, and Williamsburg this weekend, August 23–25! 

Hampton Roads

Norfolk Waterfront Jazz Festival | Town Point Park, Norfolk | Friday and Saturday

Celebrate the wonderful world of jazz at Hampton Roads' largest jazz festival. Here, you can enjoy a night filled with smooth jazz that will be performed by Grammy Award-winning bands at Norfolk's popular waterfront venue. Tickets are $30-$200. Learn more here!

Norfolk Waterfront Jazz Festival

Courtesy of the Norfolk Waterfront Jazz Festival 

Neptune's Coastal Craft Beer Festival | Virginia Beach Oceanfront | Saturday

The Neptune Festival! There will be over 30 local and regional craft brewers, 65 original craft beers and ciders, delicious food, live music, and so much more for a very reasonable price of just $35! If you want to see what's in store, check out this informative video! Check out the event on Neptune's Festival website


Courtesy of Neptune's Craft Beer Festival

Yorktown Market Days | Riverwalk Landing, Yorktown | Ongoing

Step on out to Riverwalk Landing to venture the most unique farmers' market in all of Hampton Roads (it even says so on their website!). They offer seasonal-themed events, chef demonstrations, live music, and a wide variety of vendors who sell locally grown and locally made foods, as well as plenty of homemade items. The Yorktown market also offers a breathtaking view of the York River. The event is free and open to the public; if you want to keep track of the events, check them out on their website

Yorktown Market

Courtesy of Yorktown Market Days

Virginia Beach Funkfest | 24th Street, Virginia Beach Oceanfront | Friday and Saturday

Bask in the past with funk-themed bands and homestyle food that will take you back to the good ol' days. Admission to the concert is free but a preferred viewing ticket is optional for $30 (available at the box office exclusively) and $50 for a two-day viewing ticket. Some of the featured bands will be Zapp, Midnight Star, and The Ohio Players. For more information, check it out here!

Zapp Band

Courtesy of Zapp 


End of Summer Family Fest | 2935 W Marshall St. | Sunday

Are you looking for a way to end summer with a bang? Well, the End of Summer Family Fest will feature, games, music, food, and many different items for sale such as vintage and home decor. Part of the proceeds will help plant trees in the Scott's Addition neighborhood! You get to enjoy a fun evening and donate to charity—now, that's how you end your summer! Best of all? Admission to the event is free and open to the public! Learn more about this hoppin' good time here!

Event Flyer

Courtesy of End of Summer Family Fest 

Yoga and Brunch Flow | Main Stage | Saturday

Yoga + delicious food—need we say more? For $20 you get a one-hour sweat yoga class that will include 40 minutes of power yoga and 20 minutes of meditation and then a complimentary prix fixe brunch. If you want to learn more, check it out here!


Courtesy of Yoga and Brunch Flow

The Upside Down RVA: A Stranger Things-Inspired '80s Dance Party | The Broadberry | Saturday

Who's ready to step into the Upside Down to fight off a Demogorgon with some rad dance moves? Well, The Broadberry is hosting a very special '80s dance party inspired by the hit Netflix show, Stranger Things! The Broadberry will be decked out in Stranger Things-inspired decorations with a photo booth and live performances by Film on Girls ('80s covers), Ships in the Night, and Synthetic Division! Tickets are $12–$14 each. Discover more on The Broadberry's website!

Billy Stranger Things

Courtesy of The Broadberry

The Thrift Crawl | Urban Hang Suite | Saturday

What could possibly be better than thrifting for your next few fabulous items? Discounted thrift store items! The Thrift Crawl will begin at 12 p.m., where you will collect your thrifting essentials before wandering the streets of Richmond and shopping at participating thrift stores. Get more info here!


Courtesy of The Thrift Crawl


Happy Hour | Brass Cannon | Friday

Join them every Friday for a special happy hour that will not only get you discounted drafts and food but also 10 percent off all their merchandise! Whether you wish to try a new beer or test out a new brewery, this is a happy hour you won't want to miss. Learn more on Visit Williamsburg's website!


Courtesy of Visit Williamsburg

Williamsburg Farmers' Market | Merchant's Square | Saturday

Gather around the Merchant's Square for a chance to purchase a variety of local products including produce, meats, fresh-cut flowers, hygiene products, and much more. Listen to live music, learn about locally grown and locally made products, and enjoy chef demonstrations! The event is free and open to the public—check it out here!

Farmers Market

Courtesy of TripAdvisor

What are you doing this weekend? Do any of these events look fun to you? Tag a friend you want to take in the comments!