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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

June 2017 EVENTS


02 | The Bodacious Bazaar (Jun 2-4)

The Bodacious Bazaar (Jun 2-4)Over 200 vendors, artists, crafters, several of Virginia's finest wineries and a beer garden at the Hampton Roads Convention Center. RV's, Boats, Classic Cars, Live Music, Food Trucks, held both inside and outside. There is something for everyone! Adult $7.00 one day $10.00 two days Children $4.00 and Children in strollers Free Wine Tasting Ticket: $20.00 a day

Hampton Roads Convention Center
Admission Fee

http://bodaciousbazaar.com/spring/

02 | Steampunk: Visions of Futures Past Opening Celebration

Steampunk: Visions of Futures Past Opening CelebrationCelebrate in a fantastical style the sights and sounds of an alternative steam-powered past with music, side-show demonstrations, belly dancing and other exotic amusements on Friday, June 2, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Beer and wine is available for purchase from LaBodega Hampton.

Hampton History Museum
$5
757/727-1610
http://www.hamptonhistorymuseum.org

02 | Annual Blackbeard Grand Pirate Ball

Annual Blackbeard Grand Pirate BallPut on your best “period attire” and join us at the kick-off event for Blackbeard Festival! The celebration, a recreation of Blackbeard’s Party at Okracoke, features a bounty of food, adult beverages, live music, and more.

Crowne Plaza Hampton Marina
$35 in advance; $40 at door
757-727-8314
http://www.hampton.gov/parks

03 | Virginia Sand Soccer Championship (3-4)

Virginia Sand Soccer Championship (3-4)Buckroe Beach welcomes the Virginia Sand Soccer Championships June 3-4! The event is open to the public and expected to draw over 500 athletes and thousands of spectators from across the country. Other highlights include live music, food and merchandise vendors, and more.

Buckroe Beach (100 First South Street, Hampton VA 23663)
Free Admission for Spectators; cost to participate

http://www.vasandsoccer.com/

03 | 18th Annual Blackbeard Pirate Festival (June 3-4)

18th Annual Blackbeard Pirate Festival (June 3-4)Pillage and plunder your way through the coastal seaport city of Hampton when the annual Blackbeard Pirate Festival returns for another year of swashbuckling excitement! Celebrate Hampton’s rich maritime heritage by commemorating the demise of our most infamous visitor, Captain Edward Teach, aka Blackbeard the Pirate. Saturday night concludes with a dazzling fireworks display. Food and beverages available for purchase. Arts & craft vendors abound! Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Sunday:  12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Downtown Hampton
Free Admission
757-727-0900
http://www.blackbeardfestival.com

03 | Steampunk: Visions of Futures Past (3-4)

Steampunk: Visions of Futures Past (3-4)Experience the fantastical craftsmanship, conveyances and contraptions from an alternative Victorian era and Wild West frontier in “Steampunk: Visions of Futures Past” during Blackbeard Festival Weekend. Throughout the weekend marvel at the imagination and workmanship of artisans whose vehicles, weaponry, communication devices, musical reproduction gear and fashion, conjure up time when airships were commonplace and steam power ruled the world! Entry to the Hampton History Museum, Hampton History Galleries and Steampunk exposition, Saturday, June 3, 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., and Sunday, June 4, 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. is free..

Hampton History Museum
Free Admission
757-727-1610
http://www.hamptonhistorymuseum.org

10 | Life’s a Beach Triathlon

Life’s a Beach TriathlonLife’s A Beach encourages people to “catch the new wave of triathlon,” with its unique take on a sport most people often associate with grueling training regimes and expensive, high-tech equipment. The Life’s A Beach swim is 200 yards of “Almost Anything Goes,” with racers allowed to use boogie boards, swim fins, mask and snorkels, water wings, and almost anything else to help them feel comfortable and have fun. The bike portion of the race is only five miles and is for fat tire bikes only—beach cruisers and mountain bikes—as some courses may actually involve stretches of beach riding. The two-mile beach run is laid back and includes some of the Life’s A Beach challenges—obstacles to break up the run in a fun way. Awards will be given to the Top Dudes and Dudettes, Top Slackers, Most Bodacious Bike Decorating, and Coolest Costume. There will be an Awards Ceremony and Bodacious Beach Bash After-Party following the event.

Buckroe Beach
$55-$70 Registration Fee
727-422-1956
http://www.lifesabeachtriathlon.com

10 | International Day of Remembrance

Remembrance is part of a 28-year tradition which honors the millions of African men, women and children who perished during the Middle Passage of the Transatlantic Enslavement Trade, which has been documented as “the largest forced migration in history, and incontrovertibly one of the most inhumane” according to the United Nations. Join Sankofa as we educate and celebrate the richness and diversity of the African diaspora and bring awareness to this tragic chapter in American and global history. Attendees are asked to wear white clothing and to bring flowers.

Buckroe Beach
Free and open to the public
757-816-1579
http://thesankofaprojects.blogspot.com/

23 | 50th Annual Hampton Jazz Festival (23-25)

50th Annual Hampton Jazz Festival (23-25)Celebrating 50 years of music, the Hampton Jazz Festival attracts the nation's top blues, soul, pop, and jazz performers.

Hampton Coliseum
Admission Fee
757-838-4203
http://www.hamptonjazzfestival.com/

24 | Aberdeen Gardens Heritage Day

Aberdeen Gardens Heritage DayAberdeen Gardens Historic & Civic Association celebrates its unique heritage with tours, entertainment, food, and festivity.

Aberdeen Gardens Museum (55 and 57 N. Mary Peake Boulevard, Hampton VA 23666)
Free Admission
757-722-2345
http://aberdeengardens.org

24 | Downtown Hampton Drag Race

Downtown Hampton Drag RaceFive teams representing five different charities will compete in drag race style heats while dressed in, you guessed it, drag!!  Donations will be awarded to the first, second, and third place teams.

Queens Way, Downtown Hampton

757/727-1271
http://www.hamptonblockparty.com

29 | Div. III AAU Basketball Boys 10th & 11th Grade National Championships (June 29 - July 2)

Boo Williams Sportsplex


http://www.aauboysbasketball.org/