It's Labor Day weekend, and we've got it all planned out for you!

Your kids go back to school on Tuesday, so we planned some last days of summer activities to soak up the last of the free family time you'll have for a while. Check out this compiled list of everything going on in Hampton Roads, Richmond, and Williamsburg this weekend, August 30–September 2! 

Hampton Roads

Downtown Hampton Block Party: Good Shot Judy | E Queens Way, Hampton | Saturday

Good Shot Judy is a blues band who will take you back to the swinging days! They cover popular artists such as Sinatra, Michael Bublé, and Ella Fitzgerald. The band will hit the stage at 7 p.m., and the kids' area will be open from 6 to 8 p.m.! The concert is free and open to the public, so just be sure to bring your dancing shoes here!

People in Costume

Courtesy of Visit Hampton

Seizing the Moment: Evolution of Action Photography | The Mariners Museum, Newport News | Ongoing

Witness the photography from the Horace Havemeyer III Collection and the incredible images he's captured of the most unimaginable moments. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Check it out here!  


Courtesy of Virginia is for Lovers

Roe by Generic Theater | Chrysler Hall, Norfolk | Friday, Saturday, Sunday

The Generic Theater puts together unique and enjoyable performances that involve local actors and actresses. Writer Sarah Weddington cuts through the rhetoric heard by others and tells the true story of a lawyer facing a hard decision during the time when abortion was first legalized. Check out the play on Seven Venues' website!

Roe Ticket

Courtesy of Seven Venues

Rock N' Roll Half Marathon | Virginia Beach Convention Center | Saturday and Sunday

Whether you are registered to race or just want a day filled with enjoyable entertainment, you won't want to miss this race! Racers will be participating in a half marathon, mile, or 5K. Racers earn free access to the concerts and will be able to participate in fitness expos that will have information packets and fitness demonstrations. Registration is currently still open for $62-$110 so if you still want to participate, sign up here! Learn more about the event here!

Rock N' Roll half marathon finish line

Courtesy of Rock N' Roll Half Marathon


Arts District Food Tour | River City Food Tours | Saturday

The Arts District Food Tour is the perfect event for art enthusiasts who love food! Local restaurants around the area will be serving samples for you to taste that will allow you to discover a new favorite, hear the chefs' stories, and meet the people behind delicious creations. Tickets are $60 each. Check it out here!

Ice Cream

Courtesy of Visit Richmond

Jazz in the Park | Dorey Park and Recreation Center | Saturday

Pack up the family and bring along a blanket, picnic, and your dancing moves to enjoy a free concert. The night will feature an entertaining lineup that will get you out of your seats and swinging around on the dance floor. Make sure to come hungry because there will be plenty of local food trucks for you to get some grub and chill out. Check it out here!

Trumpet Player

Courtesy of Visit Richmond

Pompeii: The Immortal City | Science Museum of Virginia | Daily

Witness the incredible and devastating events of the volcanic eruption at Pompeii that swept across the city killing thousands of people. Viewers will have a chance to see never before seen flora and fauna of the beautiful city and what was left of it. Tickets to the museum will get you entry to the exhibit. Learn more about the event here

Pompeii Painting

Courtesy of Visit Richmond


Bennett Wales & The Relief | Busch Gardens Williamsburg | Sunday

Do you love a unique sound? Do you love relatable lyrics? Then you will want to head to Busch Gardens this Sunday to see Bennett Wales & The Relief. They will have you jamming out in your seat after a long day of running around the park and riding rides. Admittance to the show is free with admission to the park! Hear them play before you go see them, here!


Courtesy of Bennett Wales and The Relief

Labor Day Weekend at Brass Cannon | Brass Cannon | Saturday-Monday

Spend your weekend chilling out at Brass Cannon for some live music, delicious food from local food trucks, and of course, delicious beer to taste. The event is free and open to the public, but the refreshments are not. Check out the event here or on their website!

Brass Cannon

Courtesy of Visit Williamsburg

Labor Day Weekend | Williamsburg KOA | Friday-Monday

Spend your long weekend camping in the outdoors and enjoy the last few days of freedom with your kids! The Williamsburg KOA has plenty of activities, including taking a dip in the pool, visiting the petting zoo, and watching a movie under the stars! Make your reservation here!

Kids Swimming

Courtesy of Williamsburg KOA

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!