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Locals: Fun and Frugal Weekend Activities

Looking for something to do in Hampton Roads for Father’s Day Weekend? Charlotte at My Active Child [1] has a lot of suggestions!

All Weekend:

  • 10am- 3pm (Friday-Monday) – We Love Sailors! – Support a Sailor Activity at Hampton Roads Naval Museum [2], 1 Waterside Dr., Norfolk, VA 757-322-3108 
  • 10am-5pm (Saturday), 1-5pm (Sunday)- Peninsula Fine Arts Center (Pfac) Free Admission Weekend [3](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 [4] 245 West Olney Road Norfolk, Virginia 23510 (757) 333-6239 
  • 11am- Storytelling In the Park – Sheila Arnold at Blue Bird Gap Farm [5] 60 Pine Chapel Road Hampton, VA 23666 (757) 727-8314 
  • 3-11pm- Beach FamFest 2011 Summer Series at 17th Street Park [6], Virginia Beach Oceanfront 
  • 6-9:30pm- Shore Thing Concert and Fireworks Celebration at Ocean View Beach Park [7], Norfolk, VA 
  • Saturday

  • 10am-5pm- Annual Patriots Day at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum and Lightship PORTSMOUTH [8]  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 [9] 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 [10] 1255 Big Bethel Rd Hampton, VA 23666 (757) 825-4657 
  • 2pm- Toot & Puddle Storytime at Janaf Branch Library [11] 124 Janaf Shopping Center Norfolk, VA 23502  (757) 441-5660 
  • 7-9:30pm- Free Hayrides at Newport News Park [12] 13560 Jefferson Avenue Newport News, VA 23603 757-886-7912 
  • Sunday

  • 6-10pm- Groovin’ by the Bay at Buckroe Beach & Park [13] 100 1st Street South: Hampton, VA 23664 757 727-8314 
  • 7-9pm- Big Bands On The Bay at Ocean View Beach Park  [14]111 West Ocean View Avenue Norfolk, VA 23503 
  • 7:30-10pm- Independence Day Concert at The Bagley [15] – 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 [16], Little Island City Park, Sandbridge (757) 426-7128    
  • Monday

  • 10am-4pm- 4th of July Celebration at Lakeside Park [15] 1441 Bainbridge Boulevard Chesapeake, VA 23324 (757) 382-6411
  • 12-11pm- Stars & Stripes Explosion [17] 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 [18] 310 Edwin DriveVirginia Beach, VA 23462  (757) 473-5237  
  • 5-10pm- 4th of July Great American Picnic (Fireworks at 9pm) at Town Point Park [19], Downtown Norfolk  
  • 7-10pm- 4th of July Stars in the Sky at Victory Landing Park [20] (end of 23rd St at James River), Newport News VA   
  • 9:30pm- Independence Day Fireworks [21] view from the Seawall or along Crawford Parkway, Portsmouth VA  757-393-5111  
  • To see the complete list of activities click here [22]!