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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

October 2017 EVENTS


20 | Fort Monroe Ghost Walk (20-21)

Fort Monroe Ghost Walk (20-21)Come and discover where history meets mystery! Learn the hidden secrets of Fort Monroe’s rich 400-year history during our guided ghost walks. Tours begin every 20 minutes from 6:00 p.m. -9:30 p.m. and will last approximately 45 minutes. Tours are rain or shine. Please be advised that this is a walking tour and most of the areas of the tour are not handicapped accessible. This tour is not recommended for children under the age of 12. Children under the age of 17 must be accompanied by an adult.

Fort Monroe
Admission Fee
757/690-8061
http://www.fmauthority.com/calendar/

20 | Riddick Dance presents: The King Project

Riddick Dance presents: The King ProjectIn collaboration, choreographers David Riddick and Marshall Swiney are creating a full evening of multimedia dance theater collage. The performance is in commemoration of the rewriting of Dr. Martin Luther King’s I Have a Dream speech, Letter from Birmingham jail, and I’ve Been to the Mountain Top speech. By placing Dr. King’s very important writings in a performance setting, the two choreographers explore not just the meaning of the text, but create a fusion of contemporary movement with sounded oration, blurring the boundaries between the speech and dance performance.

The American Theatre
$25
757-722-2787
http://www.hamptonarts.net

21 | American Heart Association Heart Walk

American Heart Association Heart WalkHelp fight the #1 and #5 killers - heart disease and stroke. Join us for the Peninsula Heart Walk for fun activities, vendors, and an exciting program featuring survivors stories, zumba and much more! Walk for a healthy heart and raise funds to make Hampton Roads a heathier place. Start or join a team at hamptonroadsheartwalk.org! 8AM – Program begins 9AM – Walk kicks off Register for the walk here.

Peninsula Town Center
Registration Required

http://www2.heart.org/site/TR?fr_id=2438&pg=entry

21 | NASA Langley's Open House

 NASA Langley's Open HouseThe public will get a chance to examine world-class research facilities and see historic places connected to the early days of the nation’s space program during an Oct. 21 open house at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Langley’s founding in 1917, the center will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21. Admission will be free. Visitors will get up-close views of facilities including wind tunnels, laboratories and the center’s aircraft hangar. Several points of interest have been designated National Historic Landmarks. Children’s activities, food trucks and lectures will be part of the event.

NASA Langley
Free Admission

https://www.nasa.gov/langley

21 | Hampton Comicon

Hampton Comicon Hampton Comicon was a huge hit and is back for another year! Join us Oct. 21, 2017 Exhibitor Applications: https://goo.gl/forms/m3DDzxCmw6BJpfUm1 Adults only $10 in advance or $15 at the door Kids 12 and under FREE with a paid adult

Hampton Roads Convention Center
Admission Fee

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hampton-comicon-tickets-26577334523

21 | The Colors of India: A Bollywood Spectacular

The Colors of India: A Bollywood SpectacularHave you ever wanted to visit India? Here’s your direct flight! This world-renowned production features brilliant dancers, breathtaking aerialists and acrobats, live musicians, and opulent costumes. Known as one of the most authentic shows of its kind, Mystic India's colorful costumes and elaborate sets have been custom designed in India’s film capital by a team of 40 designers and workers. Expect an explosion of color and energy as the ensemble takes you on a celebratory journey through India and a progression of Bollywood films via a stunning display that fuses dance, theater, and spectacular special effects.

The American Theatre
$45/$35
757/722-2787
https://www.hamptonarts.net

23 | Hampton Horror Tours (23-31)

These 60-minute tours include eerie tales of Old Hampton and the Coastal Virginia area. The tour will encounter actors portraying the first witch recorded in America, ghosts of Civil War soldiers, pirates from Blackbeard's Crew, a speakeasy proprietor, escaped prisoners, yellow fever victims, and more characters from the city's tales of mystery and the macabre. Each tour will include the grisly side of Hampton history; special surprises and a spooky lantern tour of the St. John's Church graveyard, and other points of fright along Queen Street and around downtown Hampton.

Downtown Hampton
Admission Fee
757/727-1610
http://www.hamptonhistorymuseum.org

24 | Salty Dawg Rally (Oct. 24-Nov.1)

Salty Dawg Rally (Oct. 24-Nov.1)Departing from Hampton on the last day to sail to BVI or the Bahamas, the group will gather prior to the Rally, prepare their boats for the passage, and meet their fellow Dawgs!  Bluewater Yachting Center Pavilion will be the meeting center for daily weather briefings, various seminars, a pig roast, a chicken barbecue, a chili cook-off and potluck dinners.

Bluewater Yachting Center (15 Marina Road, Hampton, VA 23669)


http://www.saltydawgrally.org

26 | Phoebus Film Club Special Event- Rocky Horror Picture Show

Phoebus Film Club Special Event- Rocky Horror Picture ShowGrab your fishnets, and pelvic thrust your way to The American Theatre’s creature feature presentation of THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW!  Coming this October, audiences will TIME WARP back to the 1970s and shimmy the night away to the voices of Magenta, Frank-N-Furter & Riff Raff on The American Theatre’s silver screen. Dust off your gold sequin top hat, snap on your rubber gloves and lace up your corset for some harmless musical fun—a delightful spoof of Hollywood horror movies and Old Dark House melodramas! The American Theatre. 8:00 p.m. $8. 757/722-2787. www.hamptonarts.net (125 East Mellen Street, Hampton, VA 23663)

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

27 | Tony Danza: Standards and Stories

Tony Danza: Standards and StoriesStage and screen star Tony Danza pays tribute to the legendary Great American Songbook in a musical evening packed with wit, charm, storytelling, and a dash of soft shoe and ukulele! Known for his starring roles on two of television’s most cherished series, Taxi and Who’s the Boss?, Danza is also a terrific song and dance man and recently received rave reviews for his performance in the Broadway musical, Honeymoon in Vegas. Danza, accompanied by his four-piece band, will perform some of his favorite songs while interweaving stories about his life and personal connection to music. With a dazzling career that’s spanned nearly 40 years, Danza’s charm is sure to light up the stage in an unforgettable evening packed with star power.

The American Theatre
$55/$65
757/722-2787
https://www.hamptonarts.net

28 | Bluebird Gap Farm Festival

Bluebird Gap Farm FestivalOn Saturday, October 28, check out the return of the Blue Bird Gap Farm Festival! The event, held rain or shine, will include awesome activities and events like punkin’ chunkin’, live entertainment, happy hay rides, and more! There will also be craft beer and food available for purchase. Best of all, the event is free and open to the public.

Bluebird Gap Farm
Free

http://www.hampton.gov/bbgf

28 | Disney's The Lion King Experience

Disney's The Lion King ExperienceIt’s the circle of life, and it moves us all through despair and hope, through faith and love ‘till we find our place on the path, unwinding in the circle - the circle of life. Disney’s THE LION KING brings the African savanna to majestic life with Simba, Rafiki, Mufasa and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey to the jungle… and back again in this dazzling adventure celebrating the inescapable circle of life.  The world’s #1 musical is an awe-inspiring story of love, hope, and redemption for the entire family.

The American Theatre
$20/$15
757/722-2787
https://www.hamptonarts.net

28 | Crabtown Cruises - Kid Friendly Costume Cruise

Crabtown Cruises - Kid Friendly Costume CruiseMiss Hampton II and Graham & Rollins are happy to announce dates for their Crabtown Cruise series. Sunset Cruises will take place July through September! Each cruise, approximately two-hours in length, will offer fresh steamed seafood from Graham & Rollins (starting at $24.99), entertainment, a full cash bar, and more. For those non-seafood eaters, other light fare will be available for purchase on the boat. Each cruise is $35 per person, with seafood options available for purchase.

Miss Hampton II
$35
757/986-0599
https://www.grahamandrollins.com/pages/cruise

28 | Zombie Rush Hunt

Downtown Hampton will welcome the inaugural Zombie Rush Hunt. The event, benefitting the United States Air Force 17th Intelligence Squadron, and taking place 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., will offer an evening of Fun, Fitness, and Friendly Competition! During the event, there will be a “rush of zombies” at several site locations on the route. The job of the zombies is to eat you- really, take your life lines on your flag belt. YOUR job is avoid these zombies at all costs and keep your life lines safe while picking up five (5) different items at each zombie location. These items will be identified on the Zombie Rush Hunt sheet. To register, click here.

Downtown Hampton


https://www.allholidayruns.com/zombie-rush

28 | Downtown Hampton Halloween Block Party

Downtown Hampton Halloween Block PartyHampton takes to the streets on Halloween night for a fun-filled street fair including music by a Full Spectrum, cold refreshments and plenty of activities for the young and old.

Downtown Hampton
Free
757/727-1271
http://www.downtownhampton.com/

28 | Crabtown Cruises - Costume Cruise Adults Only

Crabtown Cruises - Costume Cruise Adults OnlyMiss Hampton II and Graham & Rollins are happy to announce dates for their Crabtown Cruise series. Sunset Cruises will take place July through September! Each cruise, approximately two-hours in length, will offer fresh steamed seafood from Graham & Rollins (starting at $24.99), entertainment, a full cash bar, and more. For those non-seafood eaters, other light fare will be available for purchase on the boat. Each cruise is $35 per person, with seafood options available for purchase.

Miss Hampton II
$35
757/986-0599
https://www.grahamandrollins.com/pages/cruise