Are you wondering what’s going on this weekend? There’s a lot to enjoy in Hampton Roads, from the Chalk the Walk ARTsplosion and Rolling with the Bulls to the Hampton Arts Walk. Here’s your weekend event inspiration:
Saturday, July 12:
-HAMPTON: Have you ever been tempted to conquer Spain’s Running of the Bulls? If you’re looking for an adrenaline fix, head to Hampton this weekend for the Rolling of the Bulls. The event is part of the Downtown Hampton Block Party, and features Roller Derby girls rather than bulls. The event starts at 3 p.m. near the Marker 20 Restaurant.
-HAMPTON: If you need a dose of creativity, head to Downtown Hampton for the Arts Walk. The free, self-guided tour goes through the downtown area, featuring a variety of artists. There will also be other events along the way. Click here for more information.
-HAMPTON: Sandy Bottom Nature Park is the perfect place to give your family a hands-on encounter with native turtles. The park is hosting a turtle painting event from 11 a.m. to noon, where you’ll be able to help the turtles along with their projects. It costs $2. Call 825-4657 to register.
-NORFOLK: Did you catch The Fuzz Band on The Hampton Roads Show Friday? If you missed them, they’ll be at The NorVa Saturday as part of A Night of Rock’N’Soul. Tickets are available at the door for $12.50. The show starts at 8 p.m., and celebrates Revery’s new album, “Adora de Phonic.”
-NORFOLK: The first Bastille Days Celebration is underway Saturday at 2 p.m. in Ghent. Come by Colley Avenue (in front of Blair and Le Marche) and celebrate French culture. Saturday’s festivities include Can Can dancers and a wine and cheese tasting.
-VIRGINIA BEACH: Fans of Kevin Nealon will want to head to the Virginia Beach Funny Bone to see him this weekend! The legendary comedian was on The Hampton Roads Show Friday to talk about all things Kevin Nealon! His show wraps up with one final performance Saturday at 9:30 p.m. Click here to see his THRS segment and for more information.
-VIRGINIA BEACH: It’s Family Fun day at the Old Coast Guard Station at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. Stop by to meat the museum’s new mascot, and take part in activities for the whole family. It’s free and open to the public.
-VIRGINIA BEACH: If you’re looking for more fun at the Oceanfront, stop by the Boardwalk area to see the Chalk the Walk ARTsplosion. Artists and beginners come out to Virginia Beach to turn the walkway into a colorful scene. Check it out between 15th and 17th streets. This year’s theme is “Superhero Superstars.”
Sunday, July 13:
-HAMPTON: Get your heart moving this Sunday with the Young and Young at Heart Zumba-Thon in Hampton. The event benefits Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia, and runs from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at St. Mark’s Methodist Church.
-HAMPTON: Peninsula Town Center hosts a Kidzone Pirates and Princess Party. From 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. in Town Square, there will be plenty of games and activities for your children.
-HAMPTON: The Southeastern Guns & Knives Show is in Hampton this weekend, with hundreds of tables of merchandise. Admission is $10 for adults, and the show’s hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.
-NORFOLK: Enjoy live music while your weekend wraps up at Ocean View Beach Park in Norfolk with Big Bands on the Bay. There will be music and dancing beginning at 7 p.m.
-VIRGINIA BEACH: Has the World Cup given you a case of soccer fever? Thousands of soccer players from around the world are in town for the annual United State Soccer Association’s Veterans Cup. Round robin and playoff matches are happening through Saturday, with the championship matches on Sunday at the Hampton Roads Soccer Complex.
-VIRGINIA BEACH: Local food trucks will be in Virginia Beach Sunday for the Bonfire Magazine Food Truck Rodeo. It’s being held at the Whole Foods Market on Laskin Road. Stop by from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to get a taste of what Hampton Roads food trucks have to offer.
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