Celebrate Easter this weekend with kid-friendly activities, or bring the family to the circus! There’s a lot going on in Hampton Roads – check it out:
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Saturday, April 19:
-CHESAPEAKE: Enjoy some free Easter fun in Chesapeake this weekend at White’s Nursery and Greenhouses, located at 3133 Old Mill Rod. Check it out from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and enjoy candy and egg hunts with the Easter bunny.
-HAMPTON: The 14th Annual International Children’s Festival is free and open to the public Saturday. It’s at Mill Point Park in Hampton, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Organizers were on The Hampton Roads Show Friday to talk about the festival. Click here to watch the segment, and for more information.
-HAMPTON: Fans of the circus – check out Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents LEGENDS this weekend at the Hampton Coliseum. Tickets run from $15 to $50, and parking is free. This weekend is your last chance to catch the circus.
-NEWPORT NEWS: Is your garden in need of a boost? The Virginia Living Museum is holding an annual sale as a fundraiser, offering a wide array of plants. The Museum says the goal is to introduce folks to the variety of native plants. Admission to the sale is free, and it runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
-NORFOLK: Celebrate Earth Day at Norfolk Botanical Garden this weekend. The celebration is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and includes activities, crafts, and more. It’s a good chance for outdoor, educational and interactive fun.
-NORFOLK: The Way Church is hosting a community Easter egg hunt this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, and will include plenty of Easter-themed activities.
-NORFOLK: A charity bicycle ride heads through our area this weekend. The 2014 Freedom Ride is a charity event to combat human trafficking in Hampton Roads. All proceeds go to support the Virginia Beach Justice Initiative. Click here to learn more.
-VIRGINIA BEACH: Enjoy Easter weekend with special events at Hunt Club Farm! There are egg hunts all day, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Plus, kids have the chance to meet the Easter bunny, pet farm animals, or go on a hay ride. It’ll cost you $15 per child, and $8 per adult.
-VIRGINIA BEACH: Are you participating in the Color Me Rad 5K this weekend? It’s a color-filled race at the Virginia Beach Sportsplex. If you’re running, share your pictures with us by emailing ReportIt@WAVY.com.
Sunday, April 20:
-CHESAPEAKE: Enjoy some free Easter fun in Chesapeake this weekend at White’s Nursery and Greenhouses, located at 3133 Old Mill Road. Check it out from noon to 4 p.m., and enjoy candy and egg hunts with the Easter bunny.
-HAMPTON: Lions, tigers, and bears – oh my! It’s just the circus! Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents LEGENDS in Hampton, and Sunday is your last chance to see the show. Admission runs from $15 to $50 at the Hampton Coliseum.
-NORFOLK: Up for an afternoon of baseball? The Norfolk Tides are taking on Durham at 1:05 p.m. Click here for tickets and more information.
-NORFOLK: Visit the Chrysler Museum Glass Studio for a free demonstration at noon. The glass demonstrations start at noon every day, Wednesday through Sunday.
-NORFOLK: Work on your pottery skills with a clay workshop at Norfolk Botanical Garden. Learn new techniques from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
-VIRGINIA BEACH: Hunt Club Farm is hosting an Easter egg hunt this weekend, including a visit from the Easter bunny! Visitors can also enjoy hay rides, inflatable rides, music and more. Tickets are $15 per child, $8 per adult.
-VIRGINIA BEACH: It’s the “quest for the golden egg” Sunday at the Founders Inn in Virginia Beach. Three special eggs are hidden around the resort, which will lead to “sensational prizes.” Easter brunch at the Founders Inn is from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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