Locals: Fun and Frugal Weekend Activities

Each week Charlotte at My Active Child puts together a list of the best weekend activities in Hampton Roads. 

Here are the highlights:


10:30am- Summer Friday Films for Children at Chrysler Museum of Art 245 West Olney Road Norfolk, Virginia 23510 (757) 333-6239

11am- Storytelling In the Park- Merrillee Pallansch– NEW LOCATION: West Hampton Community Center 1638 Briarfield Road Hampton, Virginia 23661 (757) 896-4687

25pm- 757’s Got Talent! Youth Talent Show at Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center 2410 Wickham Avenue Newport News, VA 23607    (757) 247-8950  

3- 11pm- Beach FamFest 2011 Summer Series at 17th Street Park, Virginia Beach Oceanfront


10am- Wilderness Survival ages 8+ at Sandy Bottom Nature Park 1255 Big Bethel Road Hampton, VA 23666 (757) 825-4657

10:15-11am- Learn to Kayak at Hoffler Creek Wildlife Refuge (registration required) 4510 Twin Pines Rd. Portsmouth, VA 23703  757-686-8684  

2pm- FREE PERFORMANCE– Bucket of Monkeys presents “Around the World in Eighty Days at Mary D. Pretlow Anchor Branch Library 111 W. Ocean View Avenue Norfolk, VA 23503 (757) 441-1750

3-5pm- “Summer on Ice” at Scope Arena! at Norfolk Scope Arena 215 East Brambleton Avenue Norfolk, VA 23510 (757) 664-6464

5:30-7:30pm– Zoo Grooves Summer Concert at Virginia Zoo 3500 Granby St Norfolk, VA 23504 (757) 441-2374

6-8pm- Mix It Up! Strolling Musicians at 17th Street to 30th Street, Virginia Beach Oceanfront  


7:30-10:30pm- Blackbeard and Calico Jack Pirate Show (Shows at 7:30pm, 8:30pm, and 9:30pm) at 17th Street Park, Virginia Beach Oceanfront  (757) 425-3111   

10pm- Fireworks on the Beach at 20th Street on the Oceanfront, Virginia Beach VA

Check out the full list of activities!

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  1. Missy says

    The aquarium is NOT free…just the WW1 exhibit is free. We were just there today.

  2. Laura says

    I heard it was free to get into the aquarium all weekend. There is some WW1 exhibit and you can make a donation to that if you want.