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
www.virginia.org/listings/Events/EarthDayCelebrationatMountTrashmore/

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Celebrate With a Day of Multicultural Festivities at the Norfolk NATO Festival

April 20, 2016 12:04 pm

On Friday, April 22 and Saturday, April 23, 2016, Norfolk will celebrate the cooporation between NATO's 28 member nations during the Norfolk NATO Festival. This annual event was formerly Norfolk's International Azelea Festival, but today it is proudly the only festival in America that celebrates the NATO alliance.

At this year's Norfolk NATO Festival, the day will begin with a military-led flag raising ceremony that represents all of the 28 nations' flags. At 10 a.m. on Saturday morning there will be a Parade of Nations in downtown Norfolk, and immediately following the parade, guests can head over to Town Point Park for NATOFest. There will be t28 NATO Country Booths in the NATO Village, as well as international foods, a beer garden and European street fair entertainment. If you want to travel the world but can't spring for a transatlantic plane ticket at the moment, the next best thing is exploring various countries at the Norfolk NATO Festival.

Norfolk NATO Festival
April 22 and April 23, 2016
1 Waterside Drive
Norfolk, VA 23510
(757) 282-2801
www.virginia.org/listings/Events/NorfolkNATOFestival/

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It’s Almost St. Paddy’s Day, Willoughby! Have Some Family Fun at the Norfolk St. Patrick’s Day Parade

March 15, 2016 2:30 pm

This weekend, break out your finest green clothes and head over to the Norfolk St. Patrick's Day Parade. The annual event is a fun way for both families and singles at Willoughby to celebrate St. Patrick's Day just like the Irish do, and it will take place in downtown Norfolk on Saturday, March 19 beginning at 10 a.m.

At this year's 49th annual St. Patrick's Day Parade, a wide array of marching bands, floats and classic cars will take to the streets in downtown Norfolk to show their Irish pride. Traditional Irish musicians and some of the best local bands will provide live music for attendees, while Irish dancers will put on quite a show along the parade route. Once the parade is through, head over to the Columbian Club of Ocean View for an official after-party featuring even more music, food and fun. There will be a variety of food vendors from around the Norfolk area, and the 21-and-up event will also celebrate the holiday with lots of Irish beers for of-age guests.

Norfolk St. Patrick's Day Parade
Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 10 a.m.
Downtown Norfolk
www.norfolkparade.com

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