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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.

September 2017 EVENTS

20 | Lunch in Time: “One Thousand Miles: Following My Father’s WWII Footsteps”

Lunch in Time: “One Thousand Miles: Following My Father’s WWII Footsteps”Presbyterian minister and author Matt Matthews presents the story of his father’s World War II experiences in battle and as a POW in the book One Thousand Miles: Following My Father’s WWII Footsteps, the subject of his talk for the Hampton History Museum’s free Lunch in Time Series program on Wednesday, September 20, noon-1:00 p.m. In the summer of 2011, Matthews, his wife, and three boys traced his late father’s World War II footsteps the thousand or so miles from where he was captured in Germany during the Battle of the Bulge to the Clyde River in Glasgow, near where he and 10,000 other seasick American GIs arrived on the RMS Aquitania. Sixty-seven years after his father’s journey, Matthews unwraps spiritual insights about loss, fatherhood, and overlooked graces of daily life.

Hampton History Museum
Free Admission

20 | Front Porch Music Series: Quartet Narissa Bond and Company

Front Porch Music Series: Quartet Narissa Bond and CompanySinger Narissa Bond, known for her deeply moving songs crafted from life and family experiences, will perform with fellow musicians as Narissa Bond and Company for the Hampton History Museum’s monthly music series on Wednesday, September 20, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Noted for her warm soprano voice, Bond will preview new music from her upcoming CD, “False Gods.”  She will be joined by bassist David Mills, percussionist Charlton Phaneuf, and Gwen Frederick on guitar, ukulele and vocals.5

Hampton History Museum
Free to museum members, $5.00 for non-members

22 | Crabtown Cruises

Crabtown Cruises Crabtown Cruises launched to give folks a front row seat to the Hampton Roads Harbor and pair it with gourmet Fresh Steamed Seafood from Graham & Rollins Seafood Market in Hampton while enjoying light entertainment. Cruisers can choose from Fresh Steamer Pots &/or Ala Carte steamed options ordered in advance from Graham & Rollins or light fare (non-seafood) available for purchase on the boat. A full cash bar is available on every cruise!

Hampton Maritime Center

23 | Southeastern Guns & Knives Show (Sep 23-24)

Southeastern Guns & Knives Show (Sep 23-24)The gun show is an American tradition that traces its roots to the early days of our country's settlement, when hunters and trappers ended their season in a "rendezvous." Like those early meetings, the contemporary gun show is an event that allows participants to view, buy, sell, and trade a wide variety of shooting and sporting products.  Gun shows contain a mix of accessories and weaponry. Displays range from rare and collectible civil war weaponry to the most recent hunting and shooting products. General merchandise also found at the show include army surplus, shooting supplies, historical collectibles, and other forms of militaries. $10.00 Children 14 and younger are free and children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult 21 years or older

Hampton Roads Convention Center
Admission Fee

23 | 92nd Annual Hampton Cup Regatta (23-24)

92nd Annual Hampton Cup Regatta (23-24)Speed into aquatic action as the 92nd Annual Hampton Cup Regatta , the oldest continuously running hydroplane boat race in the country, returns to Mill Creek in Hampton, Virginia. Join over 30,000 spectators for a weekend of on-the-water thrills, chills, and racing excitement.Enjoy a children's area, food vendors, Bay Education, and environmental exhibits.

East Mercury Bridge at Fort Monroe (Mill Creek, Entrance to Fort Monroe in Hampton)
Free Admission

23 | Third Annual Bayshore at Buckroe Beach

Third Annual Bayshore at Buckroe BeachEvent organizer Reginald Robinson presents “Bayshore at Buckore Beach: A Ball of Confusion, the 1960s,” a special evening with a book signing, nostalgic displays and plenty of memories of Bayshore Beach, once the premier resort for African-Americans to relax on the Chesapeake Bay during Jim Crow segregation, at the Hampton History Museum on Saturday, September 23, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. Prior to 6:00 p.m., there will be a book signing by author Jeanette Britt from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Starting at 6:00 p.m., scheduled speakers will discuss their thoughts about Bayshore during the 1960s. The class of 2017 Bayshore at Buckroe Beach Hall Of Fame will be inducted, and the first Charles H. Williams award of leadership will be presented.  

Buckroe Beach
Free Admission

28 | Shag at the Foodbank

Shag at the FoodbankDance, dine, and donate at the Seventh Annual Shag at the Foodbank! Nixon Catering be serving delicious all-you-can-eat seafood, including crab cakes, fried fish filets, oysters on a half shell, steamed crabs, clam chowder, fried scallops, pulled pork barbeque, coleslaw, hushpuppies, and sweet potato fries. In addition to the great food, Bill Deal’s Original Rhondels will provide live music for a “shagadelic” good time!

Foodbank of the Virginia Peninsula (2401 Aluminum Avenue)
Advance cost is $40.00 per person and tickets can be purchased at or from Kiwanis members. Tickets are $50.00 at the door.

30 | Streetcar 390 Open House

Streetcar 390 Open HouseAfter 71 years the last Hampton streetcar #390 returned to Hampton in August for restoration. The public is invited to get an up close look at the 390 before she starts a multi-year restoration process at a special Open House at 57 Patch Road on Fort Monroe on Saturday, September 30 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. On hand will be members of the Streetcar 390 Project to answer questions about the history of the car, the restoration and the history of streetcars on the Peninsula. The event is free and open to the public. According the 390 Project committee head Greg Siegel, "This open house will give the public one last look at the 390 before undergoing restoration. We will be holding periodic open houses throughout the years giving the community a chance to see the progress we are making in bringing the 390 back to life." Siegel goes on to say "The speed of the restoration will depend on how fundraising goes. The more money that is raised the faster the project can get done."

Fort Monroe


30 | Hampton Arts 30th Birthday Gala headling Megan Hilty

Hampton Arts 30th Birthday Gala headling Megan HiltyYou will not want to miss Tony Award nominee Megan Hilty, as she performs a one-night only concert in celebration of the 30th Anniversary of Hampton Arts. Additionally Hampton Arts and Hampton Arts Foundation will honor Ross & Martha Mugler and POMOCO with the Coastal Virginia Renaissance Award — recognizing their long term commitment to the performing and visual arts in Hampton and Coastal Virginia. After the concert, you’ll enjoy dinner, drinks, dancing and birthday cake throughout  The American Theatre. $175 per person before September 1, 2017 $250 per person / $450 per couple after September 1, 2017

The American Theatre
Admission Fee