Don’t Miss the Rides, Games and Fireworks at the Annual Chesapeake Jubilee!

May 15, 2016 12:00 pm

What's your favorite event of the summer? For many people in the Norfolk area, it's the Chesapeake Jubilee! This family-friendly community event kicks off this Thursday, May 19, 2016 at Chesapeake City Park, and it will again feature all of the old-fashioned fun that you know and love.

At this year's Chesapeake Jubilee, you'll find the Chesapeake Kiwanis Club Shrimp Feast and the BBQ Cook-off Competition hosted by the Kansas City Barbecue Society. Foodies will enjoy the excitement of these competitive events, as well as the incredible smells that always fill the park. Zambelli Fireworks will put on an incredible display during the Annual FIreworks Extravaganza, and Amusements of America will bring their high-flying thrill rides and carnival games for the little ones. Cap off the night with live music from all of your favorite local bands and make this Chesapeake Jubilee one that you'll never forget.

Chesapeake Jubilee
Thursday, May 19 – Sunday, May 22, 2016

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Celebrate the 409th Anniversary of America’s First English Colony on Jamestown Day

May 13, 2016 12:00 pm

Jamestown Day is a patriotic holiday that marks the anniversary of the founding of Jamestown, America's first English colony in 1607. This year, Saturday, May 14th marks the 409th anniversary of the Jamestown settlement, and there are a number of ways that you can celebrate right in nearby Williamsburg.

Historic Jamestowne and Jamestown Settlement will celebrate Jamestown Day at the site of the original settlement with military displays, family-friendly tours and other activities that detail the history behind this fascinating day. Archaeologists will discuss their ongoing efforts to uncover archaeological clues about life in Jamestown, and you'll even get to see one of Jamestown Settlement's re-created ships sailing on the James River.

Jamestown Day
Saturday, May 14, 2016
2110 Jamestown Road
Williamsburg, VA 23185

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Spend This Year’s Earth Day With the Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation Department at Mount Trashmore

April 20, 2016 12:04 pm

This year, the Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation department is planning something really special for Earth Day. Head over to Mount Trashmore on Saturday, April 23 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a fun and educational celebration with various exhibits and activities that will show you how to live a more green lifestyle.

At the Earth Day celebration, you'll find unique exhibits from non-profits, government organizations and more. The Dumpster Dive Demo from Project Green Teens offers a fascinating look at how much trash we create, or you can check out the Recycling Dumpster Painting exhibit from The Governor's School for the Arts to help make recycling more appealing to residents. Shop the Green Market Exhibit Area, or even take a yoga class or a tai chi lesson in the Zen Zone. There will be live music performances all day long, as well as food vendors offering affordable dishes for people of all ages.

Earth Day at Mount Trashmore
310 Edwin Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 385-2990

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