5 Springtime Activities in Hampton

Warm weather and flowers blooming are not the only things you can enjoy in Hampton this spring. Check out these affordable, family-friendly activities to take advantage of: 

Attend a festival 

Festival season is upon us! Shop, appreciate culture, eat and drink at these festivals in April & May: 

Phoebus Spring Fling & Beer Fest – April 15

Local artisans, beer & cider tastings, food vendors, live music & more!

Hampton Mosaic Festival – April 22

Dance, music, visual art, storytelling, food, cultural crafts and vendors in our world market.

Dockside Seafood Feast – May 20

Celebrate the Hampton History Museum’s 20th Anniversary with a seafood feast.

Annual Commemoration of the 1861 Contraband Decision – May 24

Commemorate the first action by the U.S. Government to signal the beginning of the end of slavery.

Feed the animals at Bluebird Gap Farm

After a 3 year pause due to COVID-19, you can feed the animals at Bluebird Gap Farm once again! Bring your little ones to get up close and personal with goats, sheep, alpaca and cows. Bags of feed are $1.50. 

Take a refreshing stroll outside 

Enjoy the 2 ¼ mile Waterwalk Path through Coliseum Central, 11 different trail systems at Sandy Bottom Nature Park, or the 3.9 mile Fort Monroe Seawall, all of which offer scenic waterside views. 

Explore Fort Monroe

Take in the sea breeze as you behold sweeping views of the Chesapeake Bay, do some historic sightseeing, or relax on Outlook Beach.

Drink/dine Outdoors

Many Hampton restaurants, coffee shops, and breweries offer spacious outdoor seating. Dine al fresco and soak up some vitamin D while the weather is pleasant.