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What's happening in Hampton? If it's fun and exciting, you'll know all about it when you check our regularly updated events calendar. Get the details up to four months in advance and you'll have plenty of time to make your plans and have a good time in Hampton.
Events

April 2017 EVENTS


01 | National Park Service Garrison Days - American Civil War Encampment

National Park Service Garrison Days - American Civil War EncampmentAn American Civil War encampment depicting the active garrison of Fort Monroe by units such as the 3rd Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery preparing for the “Overland Campaign” of 1864.  The event will include:  Morning Colors, Infantry and Artillery drill, Black Powder firing demonstrations, Pay Call, a period Church Call and more. .  This event is free and open to the public. Public parking is available at Outlook Beach. Weather Permitting. Fort Monroe. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sunday.

Fort Monroe
Free Admission
757/637-7778
http://www.fmauthority.com/

01 | Downtown Hampton Kiwanis FUN HUNT!

Downtown Hampton Kiwanis FUN HUNT!Scavenger hunt, beer, wine and food tastings!  Enjoy tastings of food, beer and wine at ten different Downtown Hampton businesses.  Take advantage of shopping discounts at more than 12 retail and speciality shops, tour the Hampton History Museum and Virginia Air & Space Center.  Tickets  only $25.  Proceeds benefit local children's charities. Prizes worth over $1,000!  Wear an April Fools zany hat or costume for extra points toward prizes!

Downtown Hampton
$25 (in advance) per person to play; $35 VIP Ticket
757/244-5373
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/downtown-hampton-kiwanis-fun-hunt-tickets-31583859173

01 | Lovesick Blues: a Tribute to Hank Williams, Sr. & Patsy Cline

Lovesick Blues: a Tribute to Hank Williams, Sr. & Patsy ClineThis is no April Fools’ Day prank!  The American Theatre welcomes the incomparable Robbie Limon back to the stage with his guest, the very talented Tracey Wygal. Lovesick Blues brings together two powerful musical icons, Hank Williams, Sr. and Patsy Cline, in an unforgettable evening of music and memories. Together, these award-winning actors perform some of the greatest hits of both Country music legends, climaxing with a made in heaven duet of their respective hit Love Sick Blues. Robbie’s performances over the past two seasons have sold out, so get your tickets soon for this unique event.

The American Theatre
$45/$40
757/722-2787
https://www.hamptonarts.net/

02 | Little Heroes at Home

Little Heroes at HomeA super-hero inspired Celebration of the Military Child. As April is the official “month of the military child,”, the Little Heroes at Home celebration will honor our local military children who sere along with their families. This event honors their service, sacrifices, and strength of character. This fun for all ages event will include family activities, entertainment, face painting, games, giveaways and more! Kids ca come dressed as their favorite super heroes or create their own!

Hampton Roads Convention Center
Free Admission
757-222-5375
http://www.littleheroesathome.com

02 | 2017 Love Fest

2017 Love FestWe are celebrating the 5 Years of Health and Fitness at the 2017 LOVE Fest!!! With over 100 Zumba and MixxedFit instructors coming together to rock the stage and celebrate fitness, music, culture, and comradery!!! Last year we had over 1400 attendees and can't wait to dance with you all again! This years proceeds will be going to the Lupus Foundation of America and Susan G Komen Tidewater!

Hampton Roads Convention Center
$15 in advance, $20 at the door
757/739-5683

03 | Port Hampton Lecture Series: NASA Langley’s Centennial: The First 40 Years

In preparation for the 100th anniversary of NASA Langley, researcher Joe Chambers presents “NASA Langley’s Centennial: The First 40 Years” as part of the Hampton History Museum’s Port Hampton Lecture Series on Monday, April 3, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The NASA Langley Research Center will celebrate its 100th Anniversary on July 17, 2017. Chambers’ presentation draws from the book’s photographic materials, and will discuss the early days of Langley, when it was known as the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA).  He will discuss the birth of Langley, breakthroughs in wind-tunnels and accomplishments, shaping the airplane, impact of research on aircraft designers and the military, and contributions to national efforts in World War II. The discussion concludes with the beginning of the space race and the establishment of NASA.

Hampton History Museum
Free to museum members, $5.00 for non-members
757/727-1102
https://www.hamptonhistorymuseum.org

04 | Dinner with the Easter Bunny

Dinner with the Easter BunnyJoin us at The Greene Turtle for dinner with the Easter Bunny! Call 757.838.3854 to book your reservation today!

Peninsula Town Center - The Green Turtle

757/838-1505
http://peninsulatowncenter.com/

05 | 83rd Annual Club of Virginia Daffodil Show (Apr 5-6)

83rd Annual Club of Virginia Daffodil Show (Apr 5-6)The 83rd Garden Club of Virginia Annual Daffodil Show is back for the second year in a row at the Hampton Roads Convention Center April 5-6, 2017. Sponsored by local Garden Club of Virginia member Huntington Garden Club, daffodil growers and flower arrangers from around the state will compete and win ribbons in horticultural and artistic divisions. Sanctioned by the American Daffodil Society, the event is free and open to the public.

Hampton Roads Convention Center
Free and Open to Public
804/643-4137
http://www.gcvirginia.org/main/flower-show/1

08 | 14th Annual Child Identification Festival

14th Annual Child Identification FestivalLots of Fun and color as hundreds of kids and parents stroll around at beautiful Carousel Park next to VA Air and Space on Settlers Landing Rd. Child Identification, cotton candy, popcorn, snow cones and inflatable slides All in the name of safety for our children

Carousel Park
Free and Open to Public
757/926-2540

08 | Peninsula Town Center Easter Egg Hunt

Peninsula Town Center Easter Egg HuntJoin PTC at our FREE Hoppin’ Easter Egg Hunt in Marys Park Playground! Family friendly entertainment will include: face painting, strolling magician, a balloon artist, hop scotch and hula hoop contests, DJ and opportunities to take a picture with the Easter Bunny himself. An Easter Egg Hunt with over 4,000 candy filled eggs will be available to children (2-8). We will offer two separate hunts to allow more children to participate. Space is limited. First come, first serve.

Peninsula Town Center
Free
757/838-1505
http://peninsulatowncenter.com/

08 | The Wright Brothers – Those Daring Young Men & Their flying Machine

The Wright Brothers – Those Daring Young Men & Their flying MachineTwo brothers, Orville and Wilbur Wright, decide that it is indeed their destiny to make this dream real and begin in earnest to build a machine that can fly.  Starting with gliders they take their dreams and equipment to Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. After some success, but a lot more failure, they return to Dayton feeling despondent and at the end of their road. The brothers toss a coin to decide who be the very first human to experience sustained, powered flight? Who wins? Find out the answer, and witness the historic flight itself in this Wright Brothers musical guaranteed to send your imagination soaring!

The American Theatre
$10
757/722-2787
https://www.hamptonarts.net/

08 | 2017 Sea to the Stars Volleyball Classic (Apr 8-9)

Teams will play in mixed age group on Saturday. Results from Saturday's play will be used to seed teams into their age group challenge match (for example there will be a 13s Challenge that feeds into 13s brackets and there will be a 14s challenge that feeds into a 14s bracket. Seeding will rely primarily on results as found in AES. It is each teams responsibility to maintain their results in AES for seeding purposes.

Hampton Roads Convention Center
Admission Fee
757/637-7300
https://www.advancedeventsystems.com/events/10851/divisions

08 | SpinSheet Crew Listing Party – South

SpinSheet Crew Listing Party – SouthThe SpinSheet “Sock Burning” and “Crew Listing Party – South” is a FREE annual networking event to help southern bay sailors kick off the 2017 sailing season!!!! Gathered amongst the crowd you will find skippers looking for crew, sailors looking for boats to sail on, and sailing organizations hoping to point you in the direction of more sailing opportunities. The party is a great opportunity to meet skippers in need of your services or crew looking for a ride. And if own a sailboat and need crew, you will be king of the party and should come away with a long list of willing and qualified crew.

Marker 20 Downtown Hampton 21 E Queens Way
757-344-5292


13 | 5th Annual B2G Conference &Expo

5th Annual B2G Conference &ExpoThe event is free and features an outstanding Lecture Series with a focus on "Doing Business with the Government", veteran issues, new technology, best practices, and self-improvement seminars. Tour the spacious tradeshow floor packed with exhibitors from all across the country to bring you ExpoJBLE 2017!

Hampton Roads Convention Center
Admission Fee

http://ttexpojble2017.org/

13 | Tastefully Yours 2017

Tastefully Yours 2017The 24th Annual ‘Tastefully Yours’ fundraiser returns to the Hampton Roads Convention Center Thursday, April 13th. This premier food tasting event will feature craft beer, wine, food from over 36 of our top local restaurants, a fun photo booth, casino games, and live music. Funds raised from this event will be used to provide food to over 170 partner agencies which include food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and other emergency organizations in our community.

Hampton Roads Convention Center
$50 in advance, $60 at the door
757/315-1610
http://www.hrfoodbank.org/tastefully-yours/

15 | Hampton Heritage Day

Hampton Heritage DayJoin in commemorating the melding of the Native American, European and African cultures that have come together to shape our community. Enjoy presentations and performances that will take place on a stage throughout the day as well as other activities in and around Carousel Park in Downtown Hampton, such as hands-on family activities, cultural displays and demonstrations, traditional dance and music, food, heritage arts & crafts, and more to honor those who came before us.

Carousel Park
Free and open to the public
757-727-1610
http://www.hamptonhistorymuseum.org

15 | International Children’s Festival

International Children’s Festival     Travel around the world during the International Children's Festival. Enjoy the rich array of sights, sounds, and tastes of distant lands that will captivate the senses of children and adults alike. Experience the beauty and wonder of exotic places as over 35 countries and cultures showcase their unique heritages and again this year there will be animals from around the world with a chance to ride a camel. Free admission, food & beverages available for purchase. International and child themed vendors will be in attendance.

Downtown Hampton
Free Admission
757/727-8311
http://hampton.gov/1187/Parks-Recreation

20 | Chris Brown The Party Tour

Chris Brown The Party TourCelebrating some of the biggest names in music today, Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum-selling, singer-songwriter Chris Brown brings The Party Tour, an all-star set for a 2+ hour powerhouse show, to Hampton Coliseum with special guests 50 Cent, Fabolous, O.T. Genasis, and Kap G. Chris kicks off the party as his friends join him throughout the night – the party begins when the show begins!

Hampton Coliseum
Tickets start at $29.95
757/838-4203
https://www.hamptoncoliseum.org/

21 | Nike Invitational Boys 15U-17U Basketball Tournament & Exposure Showcase (Apr 21-23)

Boo Williams Sportsplex and Hampton Roads Convention Center
Admission Fee
757/637-7300
http://www.boowilliamsbball.org/

21 | Sing-A-Long Sound of Music

Sing-A-Long Sound of Music Well the Hills of Hampton Roads will be alive with the sounds of the Sing-a-Long Sound of Music! Yes, sing along to the most successful movie musical of all time! Sing along with Julie, wave your edelweiss, dance in the gazebo with Liesl, snuggle up with Gretel and join in earnest choruses of “My Favorite Things” and go home happier than you’ve been in weeks. The audience takes over as the star of this show and almost anything can happen – and usually does!

The American Theatre
$15
757/722-2787
https://www.hamptonarts.net/

22 | Booker Spring Hop & Shop

Booker Spring Hop & ShopBooker Elementary PTA are hosting their Annual Spring Event. Come browse/shop with our local vendors, grab some lunch or baked goods, get your $1 raffle ticket (or more!) and lots of fun for the kids.

Booker Elementary School
Free Admission

http://4eventplanning.com/springhopandshop2017.shtml

22 | Babies 'N More Expo 2017

Babies 'N More Expo 2017Join in on the festivities with the Babies 'N More Expo team for 2017! We are geared towards bringing families and communities together by offering companies a place to gain more exposure, and attendees a place to gain pertinent information about various things, from family to self and more. We have added quite a few new features to our event for next year, you don't want to miss it!

Crowne Plaza Hampton Marina Hotel
Free Admission

http://www.babiesnmoreexpo.com/

22 | Acquisitions from the New Millennium (Apr 22-Nov 18)

Since moving into the Huntington Building in 1997, the Hampton University Museum has added 1000s of new acquisitions through gift and purchase. Works ranging from artists like Henry O. Tanner, Meta Warrick Fuller, William Edward Scott, Lois Mailou Jones as well as contemporary artists like Chakia Booker, Teri Richardson and Ampofo-Anti will be included.

Hampton University Museum
Free Admission
757/727-5
http://museum.hamptonu.edu/

22 | Virginia Air & Space Center 25th Anniversary Celebration

Virginia Air & Space Center 25th Anniversary CelebrationJoin the Virginia Air & Space Center for the 25th Anniversary on April 22, 2017. An evening celebration featuring a culinary tour of local restaurants, live entertainment, and a variety of exciting auction packages. Join us as we reflect on the last 25 years and embark on the next 25 years.

Virginia Air & Space Center
Admission Fee
757/727-0900
http://www.vasc.org/

22 | Riddick Dance: Phoenix

Riddick Dance: PhoenixThe symbolism of the Phoenix, like the mystical bird itself, dies and is reborn across cultures and throughout time. Choreographer, David F. Riddick, imagines a more modern take on this ancient mythology. Phoenix is a story of a young boy who faces many trails in his life. Throughout his growing process the boy realizes how pain helps him become an anchor for others who grieve in silence. Therefore, like the mythical Phoenix, the boy bestows on each of them a crown of beauty as they rise from the ashes of their personal struggles.

The American Theatre
$35/30
757/722-2787
https://www.hamptonarts.net/

24 | Civic Dialogue: The Future of the Civil Rights Movement

Community input will help spell out how to sustain the movement through actions for positive social change, what strategies from the past can be adapted for the future, and what sort of education and outreach is needed to engage the next generation. The audience will be challenged to answer how the Civil Rights movement can be sustained.

Hampton History Museum

757/727-1102
http://www.hamptonhistorymuseum.org

28 | Nike Invitational Girls 13U-16U Basketball Tournament (Apr 28-30)

Boo Williams Sportsplex and Hampton Roads Convention Center
Admission Fee
757/637-7300
http://www.boowilliamsbball.org/

29 | Bark for Life

Bark for LifeBark for Life is an American Cancer Society Relay for Life fundraising event that honors the care giving qualities of canine companions and supports the ACS's mission to eliminate cancer as a major health problem. Bark for Life gives everyone who has been close to a cancer experience, and has a dog in their life, a chance to fight cancer in a very unique way. During the event, families and their dogs come together for a few hours during the day. There are canine demonstrations, vendors, ceremonies, entertainment, raffles, contests, and the warmhearted feelings of wagging tails at a gathering where the community can support the mission of the American Cancer Society.

Fort Monroe
Free Admission

http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?pg=entry&fr_id=83785

29 | The Bumper Jacksons

The Bumper JacksonsBoldly paying homage to the musical traditions of yesteryear, The Bumper Jacksons’ romp through musical history incorporates 1930s-style hot jazz, country swing, Americana hits, and big blues. Recognized as Washington D.C.’s “Best Traditional Folk Band”, several years running, this acclaimed group throws a party where everyone’s invited and the dance floor never sleeps!  If you’ve got lips, they’ll smile… if you’ve got feet, they’ll dance… if you’ve got a heartbeat, it’ll quicken… all when you hear the sounds of The Bumper Jacksons.

The American Theatre
$35/$30
757/722-2787
https://www.hamptonarts.net/