It's hot, hot, hot outside in the 757, so distract yourself from the heat with these fun summer activities!
Check out this compiled list of everything going on in Hampton Roads, Richmond, and Williamsburg this weekend, July 26-28!
Annual Norfolk Latino Music Festival | Town Point Park, Norfolk | Saturday
Salsa your way into Town Point Park for a festival of dancing, delicious food, and rich culture! There will be plenty of live performances to keep you entertained the whole night ,so be sure to check it out here!
Dino on the Loose | Virginia Living Museum, Newport News | Saturday
Admit it, you have always wanted to encounter a dinosaur! The Virginia Living Museum is putting on a special show where we'll get to witness 30 dinosaur replicas ranging from 1/3 to full size. Face your fear for $15-$20. Learn more here!
Eric Carle: Moonlit Nights and Other Illustrations | The Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk | Ongoing
Eric Carle's unique style of works uses handpainted tissue paper which highlights bugs and nighttime scenes. There are selections from The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Draw Me a Star, The Secret Birthday Message, and more! The event is free and open to the public – see it here!
Fuse Fest | Vivian Mason Center, Norfolk | Saturday
Cherish the wonderful world of art through live music, fun activities, food, and more! The Fuse Fest is intended to help you celebrate all that is beautiful in your community through the fun activities! The event is free and open to the public – learn more here!
Forgotten Soldier | American Revolution Museum, Yorktown | Ongoing
Are you curious about the American Revolution and how both free and enslaved African Americans played a part? If so, check out this historical event! Tickets to the event are $7.50-$15 each – learn more here!
Grooving by the Bay | Buckroe Beach, Hampton | Sunday
Every Sunday this summer, enjoy live music and dancing to the good ol' oldies! The event is free and open to the public – see it here!
Hunt Club's Summer Farm Camp | Hunt Club Farm, Virginia Beach | Ongoing
Have you ever wondered what it's like to be a farmer? Hunt Club wants to show you! Daily feeding routines, maintenance, and responsibility of what it means to be a farmer – all of it! After each session, you will participate in horse rides, fishing, water activities, arts and crafts, and much more! The camp is $300 for the entire day – learn more here!
Jolly July | Pembroke Mall, Virginia Beach | Sunday
Celebrate Christmas in July at Pembroke Mall with Santa who comes on vacation to help raise awareness for charities. This year, he's helping raise money for Virginia Beach School's Beach Bags Program! The program helps bring meals to hungry students over the summer so they won't go hungry while school is out! The event is free and open to the public, just make sure to bring your donations – check it out here!
Satellite Gallery: In Service | The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach | Ongoing
Venture over to the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) to see an exhibit created by veterans that will highlight what it means to be a member of the military. See each service member's experience in the military through their artwork, and witness some outstanding talent! Admission to the museum is only $7. Find out more 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 pit bull roaming the streets looking for shelter. Tickets are selling for $15-35 each. Check out the event here!
Heart and Soul Brewfest | Hardywood Park Craft Brewery | Saturday
The Hardywood Park Craft Brewery will be holding live music, craft brews, urban art, and delicious soul food for purchase. Jam out like the old days to music that speaks to your soul. The event is free and open to the public – check it out here!
La Belle Époque: French Design in Maymont's Gilded Age Mansion | Maymont | Ongoing
Celebrate the French art of the 19th century with chosen pieces from the Gilded Age Mansion of James and Sallie Dooley. You will see pieces chosen from clothing, tapestries (Don Quixote), decor, furniture, and more! Discover what the late 1800s had in store, including the dining experience! There is no ticket price, just a suggested $5 donation – discover more here!
The Basketball Tournament Richmond Regional | Virginia Commonwealth University Stuart C. Siegel Center | Friday-Sunday
Spend your weekend watching basketball players shoot three-pointers as they compete to be the ultimate champion. Tickets are $25 apiece – check out the tournament, here!
VCU Guitar and Other Strings Series: VCU Community Guitar Ensemble | Virginia Commonwealth University | Sunday
Enjoy an evening concert from 25 talented classical guitarists as they entertain your ears with their thunderous sound. The concert will also feature soprano Lisa Edwards-Burrs, classical banjoist John Bullard, and the Robinson Guitar Duo. Admission to the concert is free and open to the public – check it out here!
Waterplay in the Children's Garden | Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden | Ongoing
Cool off this summer by running through gentle water sprays. Tickets are between $8 and $13 each – Check out the event here!
Fifes and Drums March | Duke and Gloucester Street | Saturday
Halt your visit to Colonial Williamsburg to enjoy a march by the fifes and drums just like in the olden days. The march will feature the sounds of the Revolutionary War and a traditional military march. No tickets are required with admission to Colonial Williamsburg – check it out here!
Free Beer Garden Concert Series | The Virginia Beer Company | Friday
Sip on your favorite beer and jam out to some local live talent! Beer + music = everything you could ask for! The event is free and open to the public; just pay for the beers! Find it here!
Origins of American Democracy | Jamestown Settlement | Ongoing
Participate in a monthlong set of events honoring the 400th anniversary of the first representative legislative assembly from 1619. You will be able to participate in plenty of interactive events that will keep you and the kids occupied. Admission to Jamestown is $8.50-$26 each. Find out more here!
Pub Crawl | Shields Tavern Garden | Friday
Experience a pub crawl just like the forefathers as you wander around with an interpreter who guides you through a historical discussion and beer tasting-along Dog St. Tickets are $26 apiece – learn more here!
Princess Weekend | Williamsburg KOA | Friday-Sunday
The visiting royal princess is requesting your presence at the Williamsburg KOA to camp by the fire, spend time with family, and enjoy fun activities. There will even be a petting zoo onsite! The event is free and open to the public with a reservation – check it out here!
Summer Nights | Busch Gardens | Ongoing
When the sun goes down, the air is cooler, and Busch Gardens transforms into a playground for lasers, pyrotechnics, popular TV performers, fireworks, cool zones, super shakes, and tie-dyed crepes! The Summer Nights at Busch Gardens is included with an admission ticket. Find out more here!
The Deloreans | Jamestown Beach Event Park | Friday
Take it back to the 1980s with live music from the decade of big hair and crazy clothes. You are advised to bring food and non-alcoholic drinks but there will be alcoholic drinks available for purchase at the Williamsburg Winery! Admission is free and open to the public – check it out here!
Did we miss your favorite event? What do you plan on doing this weekend? Tell us in the comments!