Need something fun to do this weekend? Want to honor veterans for Veterans Day? Here are some of the best events happening this weekend.

Every week we compile the best weekend events happening in Hampton Roads, Richmond, and Williamsburg. Check out the list of our nine favorites for this weekend, November 8-11.  

Hampton Roads

Million Bulb Walk 2019

Norfolk Botanical Garden | Ongoing

De-stress yourself as you wander through a splendidly lit garden with over one million lights. The Million Bulb Walk allows you to spend time with the whole family while soaking up everything breathtaking about the holidays. The garden will be accessible to wheelchairs, strollers, and mobility assistance devices. Get your tickets here! Read more here!

Car driving through Christmas Lights

Courtesy of Norfolk Botanical Gardens

Navy Special Operations Memorial 5K

2nd Street Virginia Beach Oceanfront | Saturday

Race to the finish line in honor of the fallen heroes and the sacrifices that they have made since 9/11. There will be a post-race party that will include games, drinks, and delicious food! Registration is $25-$140—Sign up here! Read more about the schedule here!

Navy Special Operations Memorial 5K Banner

Courtesy of Navy Special Operations Memorial 5K

Fanfare to the Military and Democracy

Sandler Center for Performing Arts, Virginia Beach | Saturday

Gather at the Sandler Center for Performing Arts this Saturday to witness a free concert hosted and performed by several military groups! The concert will consist of marches, patriotic songs, film music, pop and country songs, and more. You won't want to miss this! The concert is free and open to the public. Read more about it here!

Concert members on stage

Screenshot Courtesy of Virginia is for Lovers

Virginia Glass Guild

Museum of Contemporary Art | Saturday

The Virginia Glass Guild is offering guests over the age of 5 an opportunity to create your own infused necklace pendant! Tickets are only $10! Check it out here!

Women with pieces of glass

Courtesy of the Museum of Contemporary Art


Veteran's Day Celebration

Hanover Wayside Park | Monday

Celebrate veterans in this local ceremony with guest speaker Taniki Richard, Sergeant of the United States Marine Corps. Honor the memory of the fallen and the sacrifices that all veterans have made. The ceremony will be from 2 to 3 p.m. and is free and open to the public! Check it out here!

Veterans in salute

Courtesy of Visit Richmond

Hops in the Park

Henricus Historical Park | Saturday

Celebrate Virginia's rich cultural agriculture and the history of brewing delicious beers! Henricus Historical Park will provide traditional food, delicious drinks, music, and more! The event is free and open to the public. See it here!

Costumed Actors

Sofar Sounds Campfire Show

Private Location, Southside | Friday

Gather around a warm fire with cozy blankets, nature, and a variety of sounds. Tickets are $15 each. Get them here

Ear Sonar Sound

Courtesy of Visit Richmond

Tin Can Fish Band

Castleburg Brewery and Taproom | Friday

Tin Can Fish Band combines sounds from bluegrass to zydeco to create a unique Americana sound. The event is free and open to the public! Read more about it here!


Courtesy of Visit Richmond


Chowderfest, Noktoberfest, and Second Sundays 

Heated Tent on The Lawn of the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg | Friday–Sunday

Are you ready for three nights of fantastic events? On Friday evening, enjoy tasting local chowders while listening to live music; then on Saturday, get into the spirit of German culture with Noktoberfest, featuring beer and authentic German wares. And Sunday's free arts and music festival will include 70 artists and four stages of music. Check out more here!

Wonderful Williamsburg Weekend Event Series Banner

Courtesy of Visit Williamsburg

Which of these events are you planning on attending? Did we leave a good one off our list? Tell us in the comments!