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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.

March 2018 EVENTS

02 | 8th Annual Hampton Roads Tattoo Festival (Mar 2-4)

8th Annual Hampton Roads Tattoo Festival (Mar 2-4)Presented by Folk City Tattoo and Twisted Ink magazine, this is the largest tattoo event in Virginia. Hundreds of tattoo artists, vendors, and live music all weekend. Shows include The New Olde City Sideshow live human circus, Hooks & Halos body suspension team, and the Miss Hampton Roads Pin-up Girl Contest. There will also be a kids’ temporary tattoo contest on Sunday! During the event, interested attendees have the option of speaking with tattoo artists and having the work performed on-site. The cost of each tattoo is in addition to the entrance fee price and is negotiated between customer and artist. $25 daily, $45 Weekend Pass, $35 Military Weekend Pass. Friday: 2:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m. Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m. Sunday: 12:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

Hampton Roads Convention Center
Admission Fee

02 | Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

Laughter is "elementary my dear Watson."  Ken Ludwig's acclaimed adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic mystery, The Hound of the Baskervilles, is full of intrigue and laughs. The male heirs of the Baskerville family are being murdered one by one and the world famous Sherlock Holmes, along with his trusted sidekick, Dr. Watson, must work feverishly to crack the curse before it dooms the newest heir. Witness five talented actors playing 40 quirky characters, and venture deep into a world filled with disguises, silly accents and murderous deceit.  These intrepid detectives follow leads, unravel clues, hit dead-ends, and zigzag with the story until the shockingly funny conclusion. All is not what it seems. Do you know whodunit?

The American Theatre

03 | Hampton Roads Home Show (March 3-4)

With today's fast paced lifestyle, the opportunity for convenience is a sought-after luxury.  This event is focused on saving you time and money.  Shop, compare and save from experts in remodeling, landscaping, decorating and building.  Leisurely stroll through wall-to-wall displays showcasing the latest trends and unveiling the newest products.  Professionals are on hand to provide you with comparative information.  Enjoy the entertaining and interactive demonstrations to motivate you.  Let the Hampton Roads Home Show inspire you with countless ideas on enhancing your home's look, comfort and value. SATURDAY AND SUNDAY 10:00am-5:00pm

Hampton Roads Convention Center
Adults - $10.00; 18 and younger - free

03 | Professional Bull Riders

Professional Bull RidersThe Professional Bull Riders Real Time Pain Relief Velocity Tour is the top expansion series of the PBR featuring some of the best athletes of the sport going head to head with the fiercest bulls in the country. The PBR Real Time Pain Relief Velocity Tour will bring all the high-energy sound, lighting, special effects and edge of your seat action that fans have come to expect from the World leader in the sport of bull riding.

Hampton Coliseum

04 | Hampton Restaurant Week (March 4-10)

Hampton Restaurant Week is a week long celebration of culinary excellence. From March 6-13, participating restaurants throughout the city will offer special prix-fixe menus for lunch and dinner. This is a fantastic opportunity to try some of Hampton's best restaurants at a great price. Diners can enjoy two-course lunches for $10 or a three-course dinner for either $20 or $30 at participating restaurants*. *Subject to availability (because some of the restaurants are only offering lunch).


11 | Young Artist Competition Showcase Performance

Hampton Roads Philharmonic Mendelssohn's concert overture, The Hebrides, opens the program.  Inspired by the composer's trip to Fingals Cave off the coast of Scotland, this works' themes depict lonliness, solitude, and the power of the sea.   Next, the winner of the orchestra's 2nd Annual Young Artist Competition will be featured.  Held each fall, young soloists from the area compete in this competition for the opportunity to perform a concerto of their choice with the orchestra.  Finishing the concert, the orchestra will perform Haydn's festive "London" Symphony No. 104.

The American Theatre

17 | Southeastern Guns & Knives Show (Mar 17-18)

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. Children 14 and younger are free and children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult 21 years or older $80.00 per 8 foot table Show Hours: Saturday 9-5 Sunday 10-4

Hampton Roads Convention Center

17 | Artists Who Teach Juried Exhibition 2018 - March 17 - April 29, 2018

Artists currently teaching art in the four peninsula colleges and universities, as well as its public, private, and parochial schools are traditionally featured in this annual competition. The art departments from our six south-side colleges, universities, and art institutes: The Art Institute of Virginia Beach, Norfolk State University, Old Dominion University, Regent University, Virginia Wesleyan College, and The Visual Arts Center of TCC have also been invited to participate. Cash awards totaling $850, including $500 First Place, $250 Second Place, and $100 Third Place, five Awards of Merit and five Honorable Mentions will be selected by juror, Diana Blanchard Gross.  Blanchard Gross is an Independent Curator and Exhibition Consultant as well as Curator for the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum and the Peninsula Fine Arts Center.  She received her Bachelor of Art in History from OD U and her Master of Art in Art History and Museum Studies from VCU.

Charles H. Taylor Arts Center


17 | Barbara Stephenson: Wrapped, Stacked and Rooted - March 17 - April 29, 2018

Best in Show Winner in AWT 2017, Stephenson is featured in this one person show of drawings in a variety of media which she describes as “Visual metaphors that allow me to share very personal events, creating a portrait of myself. I have created drawings that are a glimpse of what are the important joys, heartaches, experiences, struggles and dreams that have shaped my life.”

Charles H. Taylor Arts Center


17 | The Revelers

Are you ready for some Swamp Pop?   Welcome to southwest Louisiana’s answer to R&B and Rock ’n’ Roll!   With origins that came out of New Orleans, Memphis and Detroit in the 1950s, The Revelers embrace this unstoppable sound and add their own special mix of Cajun, Country, Blues and Zydeco into a powerful tonic of Roots Music. As individuals, members of The Revelers have performed with some of the music industry’s best, including T-Bone Burnett, Natalie Merchant and Linda Ronstadt, to name a few, but together this super group plays with a sense of empathy and depth that can only be fostered after years of making music together.

The American Theatre

23 | 2018 Virginia Middle School Basketball Championships

The top teams in the state will meet in Hampton to battle it out for the inaugural Virginia Middle School Basketball Championship. After a long regular season playing against other teams in your area, the State Basketball Championship offers teams the shot to compete against fresh faces from all corners of the state. This is not your ordinary league tournament, but rather the chance of a lifetime for all kids... "Remember the time we went to State!?!"

Boo Williams Sportsplex, Kecoughtan High School, Phoebus High School

23 | MINDZ

Through the wails of the people our MINDZ become one this is a universal language that many  relate to through and with one glimpse there is conviction.  MINDZ has the power to send natural vibration through the earth which causes people to come from around the world come and join us and celebrate MINDZ.  This creation of movement belongs to all of us. This movement sends vibration through the earth and cause people from around the globe together.

The American Theatre

24 | 19th annual Country for Kids Concert

19th annual Country for Kids ConcertThis will be our 19th year of Country for Kids and we have featured some of the best country music stars, artists such as; Sara Evans, Keith Urban, Little Big Town, Gary Allan, Rodney Atkins, Phil Vassar, Jo Dee Messina, Craig Morgan are just a few. Join us at Country for Kids 2018 for an awesome night of country music all to support the programs and services of the Center for Child & Family Services. 100% of net proceeds benefit the Center for Child & Family Services.

Hampton Roads Convention Center

24 | An Evening with Molly Ringwald

Long before she was known as the Golden Globe-nominated actress for generation-defining performances in The Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink, and Sixteen Candles, Molly Ringwald was performing with her jazz pianist father and his band.  From that day on she never looked back. Ringwald gives a fresh spin on American Songbook standards and pops classics like nobody else, with a smile and charm that has illuminated hundreds of venues throughout the world. Appearing with her jazz quartet, Ringwald’s star-power vocals shine bright on “Sooner or Later” (from Dick Tracy), “Don’t You (Forget About Me),” and many more legendary songs.  You’ll come to see this iconic film start in a whole new light, onstage at The American Theatre.

The American Theatre

29 | Million Dollar Quartet

Imagine rock ‘n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins all in a recording session together. Well, that’s exactly what happened on December 4, 1956, when these four legendary musicians gathered at Sun Studios in Memphis for what is considered one of the greatest jam sessions of all time. This Tony Award-winning, hit Broadway musical is inspired by that true story and features hits including  “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “That’s All Right,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Walk the Line,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Who Do You Love?,” “Matchbox,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Hound Dog” and more. Million Dollar Quartet puts you inside the action for a not-to-be-missed tribute to some of the greatest musicians ever to grace the stage.

The American Theatre