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Bay Days
Noted as the city's largest annual festival, Bay Days is a unique outlet to educate the public on the importance of the Chesapeake Bay in the Hampton Roads region, as well as the rest of Virginia and Maryland. The goal of the festival is to provide an entertaining atmosphere while ultimately serving the greater purpose of highlighting aspects of the bay and promoting its upkeep and conservation.

Blackbeard Festival
Once a year visitors from all over the country enjoy the sights and sounds of 18th century Hampton overrun by pirates. Hampton’s waterfront comes alive with dozens of pirate re-enactors, costumed in historically accurate garb, who transform today’s Hampton into the busy seaport of yesterday.

Groovin' by the Bay
Sunday evenings will be rocking at the beach this summer with a musical mix including everything from beach, pop, oldies, Motown and swing. Whether listening or dancing, you’ll enjoy this evening of music under the stars!

Holly Days
Peninsula’s largest annual illuminated holiday parade!

International Children's Festival
Discover the world during the 2015 International Children's Festival. Enjoy the rich array of sights, sounds, and tastes of distant lands that will captivate the senses of children and adults alike. Experience the beauty and wonder of exotic places as over thirty countries and cultures showcase their unique heritages.

Pomoco Family Movies Series
Bring your friends, family, folding chairs, and blankets to the park on Tuesday nights this summer to enjoy free movies. Entertainment begins at 7 PM, followed by our feature presentation at sunset.

Poochapalooza
Annual Halloween event dedicated to pets!

Santa's Attic
Whether shopping for that perfect holiday gift or picking up a little treasure for personal enjoyment, this annual arts and crafts show is not to be missed! It will bring lots of distinctive treasures for fun and low-cost gift-giving! Santa's Attic features the best talents of area crafters as they showcase an array of original, hand-made items.

Santa Calls
"Santa Calls" is a program that provides Hampton area children ages 4 through 9 years with the opportunity to speak directly to Santa Claus!

Storytelling in the Park
Experience the art of storytelling through magic, music, puppetry and prose. Come early and bring your picnic basket or stay after to greet the animals and enjoy the playground. Children ‘rock’ at Bluebird Gap Farm!

Special Events Permits
Where to find information on how to apply for a special event permit.