Get Out and Celebrate the Norfolk Waterfront at the Annual Norfolk Harborfest

June 8, 2016 12:05 pm

Things are already heating up this summe in Norfolk, and that means that it's once again time for the Norfolk Harborfest. This annual festival celebrates the downtown waterfront that Norfolk is known for, and it transforms this scenic area into a fun-filled playground that people of all ages will enjoy.

The Norfolk Harborfest runs for three days from Friday, June 10th through Sunday, June 12th, with various types of entertainment and activities on each day. The Parade of Sail is one of the major highlights of the festival, and the fireworks display is the largest waterfront fireworks show on the entire East Coast. There will also be work boat races, a build-a-boat contest, a wide variety of food and drink vendors and much more, so you certainly don't want to miss this year's Norfolk Harborfest.

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Ahoy, Mateys! Set Sail for the Blackbeard Pirate Festival

June 3, 2016 1:01 pm

While there are a number of festivals all summer long in Norfolk, few are quite as unique as the Blackbeard Pirate Festival. If you're looking for the excitement of the pirate's life without actually hitting the open sea, attending this raucous festival is as close as you'll get!

The Blackbeard Pirate Festival takes place on Saturday, June 4th and Sunday, June 5th in downtown Hampton, and it is designed to celebrate Hampton's maritime heritage. The festival also highlight's the area's relationship with the menacing pirate, Blackbeard. There will be reenactments of Blackbeard's capture in early 1700s Hampton, as well as live entertainment, sea beattles, fireworks and much more.

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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
www.virginia.org/listings/Events/ChesapeakeJubilee/

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