Pssst … Willoughby Youngsters: Here’s What to Tell Your Caregivers About This Weekend’s Virginia Children’s Festival!

October 1, 2015 1:00 pm

Hey, Willoughby youngsters: Be sure to let your parents and caregivers know that this weekend will see the return of the annual Virginia Children's Festival! Returning to Norfolk's Town Point Park for its 27th year, this festival promises loads of fun for you, your friends, and your whole family!

Here's what to tell your favorite grown-up: The festival takes place 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3. During the event, there will be more than 100 workshops and craft stations for you to explore, and each activity will offer something cool and different for you to try. Curious about science? Check out some hands-on (yet safe!) experiments in dry ice and electricity! Rather enjoy a spot of tea? Bring your favorite stuffed bear from home at Willoughby for a Teddy Bear Tea! Nature exhibits, cooking demos, and tons of make-and-take crafts will also be offered. Bring your little brothers and sisters, because the festival will have a special Toddler Town just for them!

Finally, tell your parents or caregivers that tickets are $5 and can be purchased online!

Virginia Children's Festival 2015
10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3
Town Point Park
Downtown Norfolk, VA

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Get Ready to Dance, Dine and Be Dazzled, Willoughby! The 42nd Annual Virginia Beach Neptune Festival Returns Sept. 25!

September 12, 2015 3:00 pm

It's almost time for Virginia Beach's favorite festival: the Virginia Beach Neptune Festival! Returning to the Virginia Beach Boardwalk for its 42nd year on Sept. 25, this three-day-long festival invigorates 35 blocks of the boardwalk with live music, food, arts and crafts, and the foot traffic of hundreds of thousands of eventgoers!

This year, the waterfront festival's three outdoor stages will feature performances by the Spin Doctors, Marshall Tucker Band, Eric Lindell, Eve 6, and Dumpstaphunk. As for food, expect carnival fare, like crab cakes, funnel cakes, fries, barbecue, and Italian ice. Don't depart without checking out Neptune’s International Sandsculpting Championship at the Neptune Sand Gallery. The largest of its kind in the U.S., the championship will showcase the unbelievable creations of sand sculptors from all over the world!

Stick around until 9 p.m. on Saturday night, when the night sky over 20th Street will come alive with the dazzling colors of a spectacular (and free!) fireworks display!

See you there, Willoughby!

Virginia Beach Neptune Festival 2015
Friday, Sept. 25-Sunday, 27
Second-36th sts on the Virginia Beach Oceanfront Boardwalk

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What to Do This Weekend Near Willoughby: Head to RIVERfest in Norfolk!

September 10, 2015 4:30 pm

If you head to the downtown Norfolk waterfront this Saturday and notice a lot of action behind Nauticus, that means you're in the right place for RIVERfest 2015! This annual, outdoor festival celebrates the restoration of the Elizabeth River with hundreds of activities for the whole family.

Highlights of this year's festival include free water taxi tours and yacht cruises of the Elizabeth River's eastern branch, a juried art show and sale, rain barrel demos, a doggie costume contest and parade, and a performance by Skye Zentz. Willoughby beer connoisseurs should sip and sample Smartmouth's brand-new brew, the Princess Brew, and seafood lovers shouldn't miss the "Oyster Oasis"!

RIVERfest 2015 is free to attend, and meter parking will be complimentary during the event.

RIVERfest 2015
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12
One Waterside Drive
Norfolk, VA 23510

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