Locals: Fun and Frugal Weekend Activities

by Laura on July 1, 2011

Looking for something to do in Hampton Roads for Father’s Day Weekend? Charlotte at My Active Child has a lot of suggestions!

All Weekend:

  • 10am- 3pm (Friday-Monday) - We Love Sailors! – Support a Sailor Activity at Hampton Roads Naval Museum, 1 Waterside Dr., Norfolk, VA 757-322-3108 
  • 10am-5pm (Saturday), 1-5pm (Sunday)- Peninsula Fine Arts Center (Pfac) Free Admission Weekend (Kids activities from 10am-4pm Saturday only) at Peninsula Fine Arts Center 101 Museum Drive, Mariners’ Museum Park Newport News, VA (757) 596-8175
  • Friday

  • 10:30am- Summer Friday Films for Children – Peep in the Big, Wide World- Chirp Flies (Part1) at Chrysler Museum of Art 245 West Olney Road Norfolk, Virginia 23510 (757) 333-6239 
  • 11am- Storytelling In the Park – Sheila Arnold at Blue Bird Gap Farm 60 Pine Chapel Road Hampton, VA 23666 (757) 727-8314 
  • 3-11pm- Beach FamFest 2011 Summer Series at 17th Street Park, Virginia Beach Oceanfront 
  • 6-9:30pm- Shore Thing Concert and Fireworks Celebration at Ocean View Beach Park, Norfolk, VA 
  • Saturday

  • 10am-5pm- Annual Patriots Day at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum and Lightship PORTSMOUTH  2 High Street on the Portsmouth Waterfront 757-393-8591  
  • 10:30am- A Crazy Quilt: Amazing Tales from  Around the World – Puppet Show by Fischer Sundae Puppets at Pungo-Blackwater Library 916 Princess Anne Road Virginia Beach, VA 23457 (757) 385-7790 
  • 12pm- All About Snakes! (ages 5+) at Sandy Bottom Nature Park 1255 Big Bethel Rd Hampton, VA 23666 (757) 825-4657 
  • 2pm- Toot & Puddle Storytime at Janaf Branch Library 124 Janaf Shopping Center Norfolk, VA 23502  (757) 441-5660 
  • 7-9:30pm- Free Hayrides at Newport News Park 13560 Jefferson Avenue Newport News, VA 23603 757-886-7912 
  • Sunday

  • 6-10pm- Groovin’ by the Bay at Buckroe Beach & Park 100 1st Street South: Hampton, VA 23664 757 727-8314 
  • 7-9pm- Big Bands On The Bay at Ocean View Beach Park 111 West Ocean View Avenue Norfolk, VA 23503 
  • 7:30-10pm- Independence Day Concert at The Bagley - Chesapeake City Park 900 Greenbrier Parkway, Chesapeake, VA 23320 (757) 382-6411 
  • 8:30-10:30pm- Stargazing and Owl Hoot at False Cape State Park, Little Island City Park, Sandbridge (757) 426-7128    
  • Monday

  • 10am-4pm- 4th of July Celebration at Lakeside Park 1441 Bainbridge Boulevard Chesapeake, VA 23324 (757) 382-6411
  • 12-11pm- Stars & Stripes Explosion at 17th Street Park (Kids activities at 17th St from 12-3pm), 24th Street Park, 31st Street Park, On the beach at 20th Street    
  • 4-10pm- 4th of July Celebration at Mt. Trashmore Park 310 Edwin DriveVirginia Beach, VA 23462  (757) 473-5237  
  • 5-10pm- 4th of July Great American Picnic (Fireworks at 9pm) at Town Point Park, Downtown Norfolk  
  • 7-10pm- 4th of July Stars in the Sky at Victory Landing Park (end of 23rd St at James River), Newport News VA   
  • 9:30pm- Independence Day Fireworks - view from the Seawall or along Crawford Parkway, Portsmouth VA  757-393-5111  
  • To see the complete list of activities click here!

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