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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


06 | Crawlin' Crab Half Marathon, 5K, Kids Kilometer & Shell Yeah Challenge (Oct. 6-8)

Crawlin' Crab Half Marathon, 5K, Kids Kilometer & Shell Yeah Challenge (Oct. 6-8)Presented by Bon Secours In Motion. All Half Marathon runners "crawl" past the beautiful waterfront in downtown Hampton making their way down the historic Chesapeake Ave. and back to the Hampton Roads Convention Center for a crawlin' fun time at the post-race party. The Crawlin’ Crab 5K starts and finishes in front of the Hampton Roads Convention Center.  The Shell Yeah Challenge is for participants who wish to run both the 5k and half marathon. All runners are invited to a post-race party with live music, food and a craft brew festival.

Hampton Roads Convention Center
Visit website for registration and participation costs
757/412-1056
http://www.crawlincrabhalf.com

06 | Annual Harvest Fest Gala

Annual Harvest Fest GalaPresented by the Historical Foundation of Aberdeen Gardens, this annual event celebrates its 12th year with dinner, a guest speaker, awards, door prizes, and music. This year’s emcee is Jay Lang of WHOV. Hampton Roads Convention Center. 6:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m. $60 per person. 757/722-2345. www.aberdeengardens.org 

Hampton Roads Convention Center
$60
757/722-2345
http://aberdeengardens.org

12 | Hampton Snowbird Rendezvous (12-15)

Hampton Snowbird Rendezvous (12-15)Cruisers from across the Eastern Seaboard will head to Hampton for the fourth annual Hampton Snowbird Rendezvous. Taking place at the Hampton Public Piers (located in the heart of the city’s downtown district) the event will feature cruising-related educational seminars, entertainment by local bands, tours of area attractions, food from Hampton’s finest restaurants, and more. Discounted dockage will be provided for seminar attendees.

Hampton Public Piers
Admission Fee
757-727-1276
http://www.hamptonrendezvous.com

14 | Phoebus Fall Festival

Phoebus Fall Festival Cruisers from across the Eastern Seaboard will once again head to Hampton! The event will feature cruising-related educational seminars, entertainment by local bands, tours of area attractions, food from Hampton’s finest restaurants, and more.

Phoebus (212 E Mellen Street)
Free Admission
757-727-0808
http://phoebusvaevents.com/

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/

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