Hampton’s Guide to Labor Day Weekend 2022

Time off from work calls for activities you might not choose on a normal weekend. This year, take the extra time to make new memories!

Eat fresh seafood at the Crabtown Seafood Festival

What’s the perfect occasion for spending time outside, tasting delicious seafood on the coast? That’d be the annual Crabtown Seafood Festival at Mill Point Park on Sept. 3! The event is from 11 am‑7 pm, free entry. 

Enjoy Sunday brunch

No work on Monday? It’s the perfect time to enjoy libations with a delicious Sunday brunch and take it easy. Check out the Sunday brunch menus at Paradise Ocean Club, The Baker’s Wife, Brown Chicken Brown Cow, The Grey Goose, Venture Kitchen & Bar, The Vanguard Brewpub and Mango Mangeaux!

Take in history at Fort Monroe

At Fort Monroe, Visitors can walk around the largest stone fort in the U.S. and explore its 63 acres at their leisure. Learn about the fort’s history from completion in 1834 to deactivation as an active Army post in 2011. After, you can soak up the sun and cool off in the water right there at Outlook Beach!

Watch the sunset or sunrise 

Buckroe Beach, Fort Monroe, Sandy Bottom Nature Park, Downtown Hampton — you name it, they all have beautiful waterside views for appreciating a colorful sunrise or sunset. Remember, you’ll want to be there about 30 minutes before the actual sun up or sun down time to get the full effect! 

Visit the animals at Bluebird Gap Farm

Goats, horses, emus — oh my! The animals at the Bluebird Gap Farm are waiting to greet you. This scenic petting zoo is perfect for an outdoor family outing while the weather is still nice.

Explore Air Power Park

Walk around and marvel at vintage aircraft and experimental space launch vehicles from the 1950s and 60s at Air Power Park. Each aircraft is accompanied by an explanatory historical marker, and they’ve got an air‑conditioned museum open daily from 9am‑4:30 pm.

Toast the Coast

If you love craft beer, you won’t go thirsty in Hampton. Visit one of Hampton’s locations along the #toastthecoastva Beer, Wine and Shine Trail, including Oozlefinch Beers & Blending, who is throwing a celebration for their 6th anniversary all weekend long! (Sept 2‑4)

Hit the links

The Hamptons Golf Course and Woodlands Golf Course are both open for the public to “hit the links.” Grab your clubs and spend a quiet day among these fun courses.


Discover everything Hampton has to offer as you create lasting memories over Labor Day weekend.