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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.

August 2018 EVENTS

18 | Hampton Heat 200

Hampton Heat 200On Saturday, August 18, Larry King Law’s Langley Speedway will host the Hampton Heat 200. A Meet-and-Greet Session with the drivers will take place 6:15 p.m. – 6:50 p.m. Racing for the Badolero’s, Legends, Pro-Six, and Grand Stocks will begin at 7:00 p.m. Regular admission fees for the Hampton Heat 200 event are $12.00 Adults, $10.00 Military (Active or Retired) and Senior Citizens (60 & Over), $5 children ages 6-12, and free for children age 5 and under. Advance tickets can be purchased in the Larry King Law’s Langley Speedway office Monday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (at the gate) or at Hampton Heat is one of the speedway’s largest races, drawing more drivers and crowds than all others held at the historic track. While the event’s purse of $10,000 is a big draw, the chance to compete on the track where racing greats Darrell Waltrip, Dale Earnhardt Jr., and Denny Hamlin began their careers, lures drivers from throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast.

Larry King Law's Langley Speedway
Admission Fee

23 | Blue Skies Gallery Wine & Paint

Follow along with resident artist Margaret Jester to paint a beautiful picture on cavas while enjoying your choise of red or white wine. A perfect activity for a night out with friends. Call (757)727-0028 to register.

Blue Skies Gallery

24 | 7th annual Project 1619 African Diaspora Film Festival

7th annual Project 1619 African Diaspora Film FestivalScreening of the movie “I Am Not Your Negro,” a 2016 American documentary film directed by Raoul Peck, based on James Baldwin’s unfinished manuscript, Remember this House. Narrated by actor Samuel L. Jackson, the film explores the history of racism in the United States through Baldwin’s reminiscences of civil rights leader Medgar Evers, Malcom X, and Martin Luther King.

The American Theatre
Adults $10, Children under 16 $5

25 | 11th Annual African Landing Day Commemoration Festival

11th Annual African Landing Day Commemoration FestivalHonor the First Africans who arrived in English Occupied North America at Point Comfort (Fort Monroe) at the 11th annual African Landing Day Commemoration, a program being presented by Project 1619 in cooperation with the Hampton 2019 Commemorative Commission, the National Juneteenth Observance Foundation, and the National Park Service, August 24-25.

Continental Park, Fort Monroe, 4 Fenwick Road, Hampton, VA 23651

25 | Project 1619 -Traditional African Naming Ceremony

Project 1619 -Traditional African Naming Ceremony Experience the traditional African Naming Ceremony performed by an African spiritual leader based on the individual’s spirit and social consciousness of their ancestry. A name is one’s direct line to one’s history, culture, and thus to one’s psychological bearings and awareness

Continental Park, Fort Monroe, 4 Fenwick Road, Hampton, VA 23651

25 | African American Heritage Jazz Concert

Featuring a tribute to Reverend Ron Myers Sr. MD, jazz legends Todd Ledbetter and Herman Burney, Noble Jolley, Jr., Elmer Smith, Junie McDonald, and vocalist Karla Crump.

The American Theatre