The weather is finally warming up, so take advantage of the sun at these events happening in Hampton Roads, Williamsburg, and Richmond this weekend!
CoVa Burger Battle | Military Aviation Museum, Virginia Beach | Sunday
Join Coastal Living Magazine as local restaurants battle it out to win the spot for Coastal Virginia's best burger. The event is 21-and-over, so no children, please. Tickets to the event are selling for $25 each. For more information, check out the event here!
Chesapeake Polish Festival | St. Mary Catholic Church, Chesapeake | Friday-Sunday
Enjoy a delicious and entertaining day in the sun at St. Mary Catholic Church. The event will include live music, food, Polish beer, craft vendors, tractor displays, local plant sales, kids' activities, silent auction, cash raffle, bake sale, and historic church tours. This event is free and open to the public so head on down. For more information, check out the event here!
Great Dismal Swamp Birding Festival | Great Dismal Swamp, Suffolk | Friday-Sunday
Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day with the Great Dismal Swamp, and enjoy a fun-filled day. The day is filled with plenty of fun activities including guided bird walks, narrated bus tours and boat tours, owl prowls, nature photography workshops, beginner birder workshop and walk for kids and adults, and more! Tickets are selling for $5 each. For more information, check out the event here!
Native Gardens | Wells Theater, Norfolk | Ongoing
Witness this hilarious comedy as neighbors learn to be neighborly. Watch as the characters give their take on race, affluence, and influence. When is a fence more than just a fence? Find out at this showing. The play is recommended for ages 14 and up. Tickets are selling for $20-$55 each -- get them here! For more information, check out the event here!
Pirates Invade Yorktown | Riverwalk Landing, Yorktown | Saturday–Sunday
Pirates will be invading Riverwalk Landing and Watermans Restaurant to teach you lessons of the scurvy life. There will be plenty of hands-on activities, including scavenger hunts, the opportunity to explore and sail in a pirate ship, and the chance to witness a pirate trial. Check out the event here!
Roarchestra | Virginia Zoo, Norfolk | Sunday
Admission to the concert is free with the purchase of a daily ticket to the Zoo. Enjoy a special concert by the Virginia Symphony Orchestra as they play among the animals. Songs will be animal-themed, including John Williams's Hedwig’s Theme from Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone, and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's Flight of the Bumblebee. Be sure to bring a blanket for comfortable seating. Check out the event here!
Sensational Spring Arts and Craft Show and Annual Herb Show | The Fred Heutte Center, Norfolk | Saturday–Sunday
Head on down to the heart of Ghent to shop the best jewelry, art, and clothes that money can buy! Everything will be hand-made and original so you will be supporting small businesses. For more information, check out the event here!
Virginia International Tattoo | Scope Arena, Hampton | Friday–Sunday
This event is more than just getting an exceptional tattoo -- there are plenty of activities to expect: Here, you will have the opportunity to have a tattoo done by one of 1,000 tattoo artists from all around. The event will also feature a fife and drum corps, bagpipers, military bands, precision drill teams, and performing ensembles ranging from step dancers to motorcycle stunt drivers. This is a military-themed tattoo event. Tickets are $20-$100 each -- for more information, check out the event here!
Animal Control | Firehouse Theatre | Friday
Animal Control focuses on what it's like to be bothered and treated differently by others. The play focuses on a stray pitbull roaming the streets looking for shelter. Tickets are selling for $15-$35 each -- check out the event here!
Art Works 4th Friday Art Shows in Manchester | Art Works Studios and Galleries, Richmond | Friday and Saturday
See exhibits on display by Janine Matthews, Carmen Bendersky, Sharon Denmark, and the VCU animation club. Artists can enter to be featured in this juried art show and to display their works to the world. Admission to the event is free! For more information, check out the event here!
Historic Garden Week | Various Locations | Saturday–Sunday
Visit one of over 250 gardens around Virginia and see over 2,300 flower arrangements. Celebrate the history of gardening in Virginia as you wander around a beautiful garden. Tickets are selling for $10-$60 per tour -- get them here! For more information, check it out here!
Colonial Williamsburg Escape Room: Escape the King | Public Gaol | Friday–Saturday
Join other visitors to help find clues and solve riddles to escape the king’s wrath while you are locked in a room together. Admission to the show is free with the purchase of a Colonial Williamsburg ticket. For more information, check out the event here!
Native American Culture Close Up | Indian Delegation | Sunday
Get the chance to see the Native American culture close-up. See how they cook and live and share specific aspects of their culture. Admission to the show is free with the purchase of a Colonial Williamsburg ticket. For more information, check out the event here!
Trial of a Patriot | Capitol General Court | Saturday
Get to know Colonial history up close and personal with this interactive trial. Question the witness, weigh the evidence, and determine the fate of the patriot. Admission to the show is free with the purchase of a Colonial Williamsburg ticket. For more information, check out the event here!
Did we miss your favorite event? What do you plan on doing this weekend? Tell us in the comments!