​Celebrate Freedom

This event will be held on July 3rd, at 5pm in Chesapeake City Park in Chesapeake.

The U.S. Army TRADOC Command Band from Fort Monroe providing patriotic sounds for the event. Pyrotechnico will be responsible for fireworks for the night. For children there will be face painting, a 3 year and under play area, inflatables, lawn games, and more. Chesapeake Arts Alive and Fine Arts Commission wiwll be hosting an auction and raffle offering scholarships, gift baskets, unique items and more. Food trucks will be all around for concessions and it is recomendded you bring your own blanket or chair.

Celebrate Freedom

The Schedule of events are the following:
Event Parking Open – 5:00 pm

* Family Entertainment/Children’s Activities/Concessions – 5:00 pm

* Astro DJ Dance Party/Local Entertainment/Interactive Demos – 5:00 pm

* Presenting of the Colors – National Anthem – 7:50 pm

* TRADOC Concert – 8:00 pm

* Followed by Fireworks at approximately – 9:15 pm

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​Have you heard of Sketchmageddon?

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This event will be taking place Saturday July 2nd at 10pm at the Push Comedy Theater (763 Granby St) in Norfolk. It is said to be the ultimate sketch comedy showdown. Sketchmageddon  consists of 3 teams going against one another to be victorious.  The teams will have 15 minutes to deliver the funniest comedy sketch to. Members on teams can rehearse, add props, wear costumes, and even introduce special effects. The theater is limited to 99 seats, so it’s recommended that attendants get their tickets early. If you’re looking for something to kick off your weekend, this just may be it!

Stars and Stripes Explosions

The Stars and Stripes Explosions will be Monday July 4th from 8:00pm to 9:30pm on 20th street down on the beach in Virginia Beach.

Fireworks in Virginia BeachThere will be live musical performances and gorgeous fireworks right above the ocean. The four stages where there will be live music playing are “Dairy Queen Grill & Chill 17th Street Park, on the Beach at 20th Street, 24th Street Park, and 31st Street Park!”

Huge Swedish Retailer “Project Neptune” coming to Norfolk!

Great news for everyone!

Believe it or not, Ikea has decided to do business in Hampton Roads!
This is a huge announcement for the area and only makes Hampton Roads that much more prestigious. This announcement was made at the Slover Library in downtown Norfolk this morning. Ikea Spokesman Joseph Roth claimed “The location is perfect for us.” He said the company looks for highly visible locations near major highways in areas with at least 2 million people.

Ikea coming to Norfolk!
This is tremendous for everyone living in Hampton Roads, because soon everyone will be able to purchase premium furniture (and eat at a nice restaurant inside of IKEA). Ikea said construction can begin in Spring 2017, which is not that far away! It “will occupy 19 acres of a 24-acre wooded plot owned by the city just west of Interstate 64 and north of Northampton Boulevard.” We could be looking at the 2nd Ikea in Virginia by mid 2018.

For more information on the full story, click here.

Movies & More Series -“Home”

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Chesapeake Parks, Recreation and Tourism is hosting “Movies & More” Series at Chesapeake City Park 6/18. The movie begins at 8pm, but you can show up after 6pm and dance to family friendly music. There will be an information tent set up where you can sign up to win prizes. Some more events include:

Star Gazing

Large Inflatables for kids to bounce on in the “Waddler and Toddler” area

Face Painting

Lawn Games

Kids Craft Tent

Food Vendors

All activities are free. Concessions will be available for purchase and Chesapeake Parks, Recreation and Tourism asks if you bring your own blankets and lawn chairs. If you’re in Chesapeake tomorrow, go check it out! Your kids will love it!

 

Norfolk Tides Game

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If you’re newer to the area or have been in the area for a while and want to see something different, go to a baseball game. The Norfolk Tides play at Harbor Park in Norfolk. They are the Triple-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles and a member of the International League. Tickets are relatively inexpensive with prices around $15. The schedule for the next week (including this weekend) is the following.

Friday: June 17, 2016 – 7:05pm

Saturday: June 18, 2016 – 7:05pm

Sunday: June 19, 2016 – 1:05pm

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday: June 20-22, 2016 – 7:05pm

Thursday: June 23, 2016 – 12:05pm

For more information on Norfolk Tides games, click here.

5th Annual Pridefest Block Party/Pridefest

If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, look no further. Tonight from 7PM to midnight, Norfolk’s Scope Arena is hosting the Pride Block Party. There will be great music, craft cocktails, and much more. All ages are welcome (of course 21 and older can purchase drinks) and there’s a $10 donation at the door.

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Tomorrow, at Town Point Park in downtown Norfolk is Pridefest. There will be Musical Performances by Betty Who, Billy Gilman and much more! It’s free to everyone and includes:

Family Fun Area

The Nation’s Only Pride Boat Parade

Club Stage featuring local DJs and Drag Queens All Day Long

Hampton Roads’ LGBT History Exhibit

Beer  •  Wine  •  Cocktails  •  Food Vendors

Go check it out!