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  1. The Mystical Arts of Tibet

    July 29 - August 3 @ The American Theater

    The Drepung Loseling Monastery monks return to The American Theatre for a week of reflection and inspiration. The monks will create a sand-painted mandala. Millions of grains of sand will be laid into place on a flat platform. The mandala will be deconstructed during the closing ceremony, half the sand will be distributed to the audience, while the remainder is carried to a nearby body of water.

  2. Hampton Cup Regatta

    August 2 - August 3 @ East Mercury Bridge at Fort Monroe

    Hydroplane boat racing, a children's area, food vendors, bay education, and environmental exhibits. Weekend festivities include food and beverage vendors, souvenir programs, children's area, and racing-enthusiast clothing and collectibles. Lawn chairs are highly encouraged as bleacher seating is extremely limited. Attendees are also encouraged to bring pop-up tents or umbrellas for shade; however coolers, pets, bikes, and skateboards are not permitted. Pre-race party Friday, August 1, 6-10 p.m. at Paradise Ocean Club. Cover charge $5.

  3. Book 2 Film Classic: "The Godfather" - Main Library

    August 2, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Main Library Programming Room

    Read “The Godfather” by Mario Puzo, then join us to watch the 1972 movie. Enjoy light refreshments and lively discussion. Ages 18 and up.

  4. Downtown Block Party: Major And The Monbacks, The Southern Belles

    August 2, 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Located on Queens Way in between Wine Street and Kings Way.

    Major and the Monbacks are the newest torch bearers of the old “Norfolk Sound”, following a long line of musicians with a sound that bridges the gap between the R&B of Gary U.S. Bonds, the rockabilly of Gene Vincent, and the modern garage pop of Dr. Dog to create an exciting brew of rock n’ soul. With 4 vocalists, a hypeman, and a lively horn section, the Monbacks have revived the party! The Southern Belles are a group of extraordinary ladies. Who will bring excitement and entertainment to any venue and draw in the crowd! We dance, sing and all while making cocktails!

  5. Racing at Langley Speedway

    August 2, 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Langley Speedway

    Nearly every Saturday, satisfy your need for speed at this historic NASCAR home track. The only weekly racing series in Hampton Roads. Late model, Grand Stocks, Modifieds, Legends, Super Trucks, U-Cars, Super Street, Pro Wing Champ, Karts, Enduros, and Pro 6 racing.

  6. Peninsula Pilots home game

    August 2, 7:05 PM - 10:00 PM @ War Memorial Stadium

    College players with wooden bats in a hometown ballpark. Concessions for sale.

  7. Peninsula Town Center Farmer's Market

    August 3, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Peninsula Town Center

    Vendor's include fresh flowers, jams, breads, seafood, veggies, and more. Live music.

  8. Groovin' by the Bay: Rare Mixx

    August 3, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Buckroe Beach & Park

    With seasoned vocals and energetic authentic musicianship, the group plays songs from every era, including 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and today’s mega-hits! Whether your preference is soft jazz, standard dinner music or high-energy dance, the "Rare Mixx Band" is sure to please and has the repertoire to accommodate any setting.

  9. Back-to-school immunizations

    August 5, 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM @ Hampton Health Department immunization clinic

  10. The Family Movie Series: Epic

    August 5, 7:00 PM @ Mill Point Park

    Join us for our rescheduled showing of Epic! Transported to a magical world, a teenager is recruited by a nature spirit, Queen Tara, to help the “Leafmen” save their existence – and ours – from evil warriors. The whole family will love this fast-paced thrill-ride! This movie is rated PG.

  11. 2014 International Plastic Modelers Convention

    August 6 - August 9 @ Hampton Roads Convention Center

    Join over 800 plastic modelers and see over 2500 models on display. Models will include civilian and military aircraft, vehicles, ships, space craft and more. Vendors on site. Other highlights include model displays and photographs highlighting the last 50 years of the International Plastic Modelers Society.

  12. Back-to-school immunizations

    August 6, 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM @ Hampton Health Department immunization clinic

  13. World Class Wednesdays

    August 6, 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Peninsula Town Center

    A weekly world class celebration that brings Peninsula Town Center, Bonfire Magazine and Tysinger Auto Group together to feature European inspired live entertainment, food, wine, art, and luxury vehicles.

  14. Back-to-school immunizations

    August 7, 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM @ Hampton Health Department immunization clinic

  15. Back-to-school immunizations

    August 8, 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM @ Hampton Health Department immunization clinic

  16. Virginia Playwright’s Forum presents: Original One-Acts

    August 8, 8:00 PM @ The American Theater

    Three local playwrights examine the delicate and sometimes dangerous balancing acts people must perform as they make their way through life.

  17. 2nd Saturday Art Walk

    August 9, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ Downtown & Phoebus

    Explore the art scene in Downtown Hampton and Phoebus by browsing local businesses featuring specific artists throughout the day. Family events also available at the Hampton History Museum.

  18. 2nd Saturday Family Event - Wild Weather!

    August 9, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Hampton History Museum

    Wild Weather! Discover how major weather events from hurricanes and tornadoes to droughts have affected the people living in Hampton. Images of Hampton after hurricanes and tornadoes, make a tornado in a bottle, learn what goes in an emergency supply kit and see an example of one. Look at tree rings and learn how they tell us about rainfall patterns in the past

  19. Virginia Playwright’s Forum presents: Original One-Acts

    August 9, 12:00 PM @ The American Theater

    Three local playwrights examine the delicate and sometimes dangerous balancing acts people must perform as they make their way through life.

  20. Virginia Playwright’s Forum presents: Original One-Acts

    August 9, 12:00 PM @ The American Theater

    Three local playwrights examine the delicate and sometimes dangerous balancing acts people must perform as they make their way through life.

  21. Downtown Block Party: Jonathan Scales Fourchestra, Mark and Friends

    August 9, 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Located on Queens Way in between Wine Street and Kings Way.

    Jonathan Scales Fourchestra plays steel pan jazz fusion artistic complexities for the modern ear. You don't want to miss this! Mark & Friends is an elite force of local musicians and artists dedicated to saving the world - one party at a time, mixing comedy, rock music,and hip hop.

  22. Racing at Langley Speedway

    August 9, 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Langley Speedway

    Nearly every Saturday, satisfy your need for speed at this historic NASCAR home track. The only weekly racing series in Hampton Roads. Late model, Grand Stocks, Modifieds, Legends, Super Trucks, U-Cars, Super Street, Pro Wing Champ, Karts, Enduros, and Pro 6 racing.

  23. Bill Jenkins and The Virginia Mountain Boys

    August 9, 7:30 PM @ The American Theater

    ‘Bill and the Boys’ come back to The American Theatre stage for some mid-summer pickin’ and grinnin’. Singer, song-writer, and cross-picking guitar virtuoso Bill Jenkins and his string band, the Virginia Mountain Boys, bring to life the authentic ballads and early Bluegrass favorites of the Southern Appalachian Mountains, in a style that is uniquely their own. Jenkins, one of the best cross-picking guitarists in the country, has played on the White House Lawn among other prime venues. As one long time follower stated, “...the Virginia Mountain Boys don’t just put on a show, it’s an experience that I will come back for time after time.”

  24. Peninsula Town Center Farmer's Market

    August 10, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Peninsula Town Center

    Vendor's include fresh flowers, jams, breads, seafood, veggies, and more. Live music.

  25. Tennis Summer Camp

    August 11, 9:00 AM - August 15, 12:00 PM @ Hampton Tennis Center

    The Hampton Tennis Center summer camp gives kids between the ages of 6-16 an opportunity to become better tennis players in a fun, positive atmosphere. Campers learn from the best coaches in the sport and leave camp with confidence and a passion to enjoy the sport of a lifetime. Join us this summer at one of our day camps to sharpen your skills, make new friends, and have the best week of your summer!

  26. Back-to-school immunizations

    August 12, 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM @ Hampton Health Department immunization clinic

  27. Back-to-school immunizations

    August 13, 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM @ Hampton Health Department immunization clinic

  28. World Class Wednesdays

    August 13, 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Peninsula Town Center

    A weekly world class celebration that brings Peninsula Town Center, Bonfire Magazine and Tysinger Auto Group together to feature European inspired live entertainment, food, wine, art, and luxury vehicles.

  29. Back-to-school immunizations

    August 14, 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM @ Hampton Health Department immunization clinic

  30. 4th Annual African Landing Commemoration Day Festival

    August 15 - August 16 @ Hampton History Museum, The American Theatre, and Fort Monroe

    It was the latter part of August 1619 when the first ship bringing enslaved Africans came ashore at Point Comfort in Hampton. These first Africans to arrive in English North America would lead to the beginning of the institution of slavery in America. Come help us to remember the first arrival, and our ancestors who lost their lives through the Middle Passage, and endured 246 years of bondage. A commemoration of the first Africans who arrived in America on English occupied territory at Point Comfort, today’s Fort Monroe in Hampton.

  31. Back-to-school immunizations

    August 15, 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM @ Hampton Health Department immunization clinic

  32. Freaky Kon-Tiki

    August 16, 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ Mill Point Park

    Build your own river raft race and cornhole tournament. Plenty of spectator fun as well with vendors, music and food.

  33. Historical Aberdeen Gardens Annual Fish Fry

    August 16, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ The Historical Foundation of Aberdeen Gardens

    Come to this event and enjoy a delectable serving of fried fish battered in flour, using only the freshest herbs and spices. Dinners include fried fish, green beans, baked beans, a dinner roll, and a slice of cake for dessert.

  34. Downtown Block Party: Southern Culture on the Skids, Deke Dickerson

    August 16, 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Located on Queens Way in between Wine Street and Kings Way.

    A unique hybrid of Americana, surf, R&B, rockabilly, and swamp pop (the band describes their sound as "toe sucking geek rock - kinda weird, but it feels good when you're doing it").

  35. Racing at Langley Speedway

    August 16, 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Langley Speedway

    Nearly every Saturday, satisfy your need for speed at this historic NASCAR home track. The only weekly racing series in Hampton Roads. Late model, Grand Stocks, Modifieds, Legends, Super Trucks, U-Cars, Super Street, Pro Wing Champ, Karts, Enduros, and Pro 6 racing.

  36. 4th Annual Juneteenth Jazz Concert

    August 16, 7:30 PM @ The American Theater

    The National Juneteenth Observance Foundation will present the Virginia Juneteenth Jazz & Heritage Reconciliation & Healing Concert featuring Reverend Ron Myers Sr. MD, trumpeter and pianist; Todd Ledbetter, saxophonist; Herman Burney, bassist; Jacques Lesure, jazz guitarist, Bob Ransom Jr.; and Junie McDonald, in a benefit concert to raise funds for a First African Landing Monument at Fort Monroe.

  37. Peninsula Town Center Farmer's Market

    August 17, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Peninsula Town Center

    Vendor's include fresh flowers, jams, breads, seafood, veggies, and more. Live music.

  38. Back-to-school immunizations

    August 19, 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM @ Hampton Health Department immunization clinic

  39. Back-to-school immunizations

    August 20, 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM @ Hampton Health Department immunization clinic

  40. World Class Wednesdays

    August 20, 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Peninsula Town Center

    A weekly world class celebration that brings Peninsula Town Center, Bonfire Magazine and Tysinger Auto Group together to feature European inspired live entertainment, food, wine, art, and luxury vehicles.

  41. Back-to-school immunizations

    August 21, 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM @ Hampton Health Department immunization clinic

  42. Back-to-school immunizations

    August 22, 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM @ Hampton Health Department immunization clinic

  43. Virginia Hot Rod & Custom Car Show and BBQ Competition

    August 23, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ Hampton Coliseum

    After a very successful show in March, Live Wire Media is lighting the flame to an all new event on August 23-24 with 600+ Hot Rods, Customs, Classics, Motorcycles and 4x4's. For more information, visit: www.vacarshow.com Virginia BBQ Championships Who is ready for the first Annual Official Virginia BBQ Championships on August 23 at Hampton Coliseum? Think your recipes are the best? Then grab your grill, spatulas, gloves & barbecue rubs and sign up today. Competitor spaces in the professional and amateur divisions are filling up fast! To register, visit: www.regonline.com/virginiabbqchampionships

  44. Kidzone Fashion Block Party

    August 23, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Peninsula Town Center- Town Square

    This event is a fashion show that will feature many gifts and surprises for kids. Parents can find deals, discounts, kids menus, and more fun and exciting events all while exposing your child to the latest fashion trends. You and your family don't want to miss this event.

  45. Spencers: Theatre of Illusion

    August 23, 3:00 PM @ The American Theater

    After a week of teaching two magic camps at The American Theatre, Kevin Spencer and his talented team strut their stuff on stage. Using magic much like a storyteller uses words; Kevin fuses these two family-friendly productions with a gamut of emotions. With the skills of a master showman, he creates a world where nothing is impossible and anything can happen. Blending the theatrical elements of a Broadway-style production with the high energy of a rock concert, these artists take their audience on a journey to the brink of impossibility... and back again. The Spencers have been described as “Modern Day Houdinis” by the critics. You won’t believe your eyes!

  46. Downtown Block Party: Slapnation

    August 23, 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ East Queens Way between Wine and King Streets.

    Always a great time at the Block Party. Come early and bring a chair then make your way to one of the dining establishments along Queens Way for some dinner before the party starts. For the Hampton Block Party they close down East Queens Way between Wine & King Streets. Free parking can be found on the street and in multiple surface lots. There is a public parking garage at the corner of Settlers Landing Road & Old Hampton Lane.

  47. Racing at Langley Speedway

    August 23, 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Langley Speedway

    Nearly every Saturday, satisfy your need for speed at this historic NASCAR home track. The only weekly racing series in Hampton Roads. Late model, Grand Stocks, Modifieds, Legends, Super Trucks, U-Cars, Super Street, Pro Wing Champ, Karts, Enduros, and Pro 6 racing.

  48. Southern Fried Music Festival

    August 23, 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Hampton Coliseum

    Join us for the first annual Southern Fried Music Festival! Headlining the show will be the world renowned, chart topping stars, Big & Rich. Other main acts include the legendary Oak Ridge Boys and the rising country star, Amber Leigh!

  49. Spencers: Theatre of Illusion

    August 23, 7:30 PM @ The American Theater

    After a week of teaching two magic camps at The American Theatre, Kevin Spencer and his talented team strut their stuff on stage. Using magic much like a storyteller uses words; Kevin fuses these two family-friendly productions with a gamut of emotions. With the skills of a master showman, he creates a world where nothing is impossible and anything can happen. Blending the theatrical elements of a Broadway-style production with the high energy of a rock concert, these artists take their audience on a journey to the brink of impossibility... and back again. The Spencers have been described as “Modern Day Houdinis” by the critics. You won’t believe your eyes!

  50. Peninsula Town Center Farmer's Market

    August 24, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Peninsula Town Center

    Vendor's include fresh flowers, jams, breads, seafood, veggies, and more. Live music.

  51. Back-to-school immunizations

    August 26, 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM @ Hampton Health Department immunization clinic

  52. Back-to-school immunizations

    August 27, 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM @ Hampton Health Department immunization clinic

  53. World Class Wednesdays

    August 27, 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Peninsula Town Center

    A weekly world class celebration that brings Peninsula Town Center, Bonfire Magazine and Tysinger Auto Group together to feature European inspired live entertainment, food, wine, art, and luxury vehicles.

  54. Back-to-school immunizations

    August 28, 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM @ Hampton Health Department immunization clinic

  55. Back-to-school immunizations

    August 29, 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM @ Hampton Health Department immunization clinic

  56. Downtown Block Party: Chris Duarte, Anthony Rosano and The Conqueroos

    August 30, 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Located on Queens Way in between Wine Street and Kings Way.

    CHRIS DUARTE IS AN AMERICAN GUITARIST, SINGER, AND SONGWRITER. DUARTE PLAYS A STYLE OF TEXAS BLUES-ROCK THAT DRAWS ON ELEMENTS OF JAZZ, BLUES, AND ROCK AND ROLL. Anthony Rosano and the Conqueroos are a band that mixes its blues with heavy doses of funk, rock, and jamband influences. One song can feature stripped down traditional blues, while the next is a totally improvised mix of post war blues and Haight Ashbury Psychedelia. If modern blues with a no holds barred drive is your thing you must check this out! For the Hampton Block Party they close down East Queens Way between Wine & King Streets. Free parking can be found on the street and in multiple surface lots. There is a public parking garage at the corner of Settlers Landing Road & Old Hampton Lane.

  57. Racing at Langley Speedway

    August 30, 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Langley Speedway

    Nearly every Saturday, satisfy your need for speed at this historic NASCAR home track. The only weekly racing series in Hampton Roads. Late model, Grand Stocks, Modifieds, Legends, Super Trucks, U-Cars, Super Street, Pro Wing Champ, Karts, Enduros, and Pro 6 racing.

  58. Peninsula Town Center Farmer's Market

    August 31, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Peninsula Town Center

    Vendor's include fresh flowers, jams, breads, seafood, veggies, and more. Live music.