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Locals: Fun and Frugal Weekend Activities

Each week Charlotte at My Active Child [1] puts together a list of the best fun frugal activities for you and the kids in Hampton Roads.  Here is what she found for this weekend:

All Weekend
Friday, Saturday & Sunday- Numerous child/family events at First Landing State Park [2] in Virginia Beach, VA

Friday & Saturday (11am-10pm), Sunday (12-6pm)- Newport News Greek Festival at Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church [3] 60 Traverse Rd. Newport News, VA 757-596-5599   

Friday (6pm), Saturday & Sunday (12pm)- Amusements of America Carnival at Hampton Coliseum [4]– Hampton Coliseum Parking Lot, 1000 Coliseum Drive, Hampton VA (757) 838-5650

Friday (6-11:30pm), Saturday (2-11:30pm), Sunday (2-11pm) Carnival at Mt. Trashmore Park [5]– 310 Edwin Drive Virginia Beach, VA 23462  (757) 473-5237 

Friday (7-9pm) & Saturday (3-5pm, 7-9pm) “Summer on Ice” at Scope Arena! [6] – Norfolk Scope Arena 215 East Brambleton Avenue Norfolk, VA 23510 (757) 664-6464

Saturday (10am-5pm), Sunday (1-5pm) Peninsula Fine Arts Center Free Admission Weekend! [7] (Art Activities Saturday only from 10am-4pm) at Peninsula Fine Arts Center 101 Museum Drive, Mariners’ Museum Park, Newport News, VA 23606 (757) 596-8175

Saturday & Sunday 9am-5pm (see link for events)- 4th Annual – 3D Sand Soccer Shootout at Buckroe Beach [8], North First Street, Hampton, VA 23664 (757) 850-5134

Saturday & Sunday 10am-6pm- 15th Annual American Indian Festival at Chesapeake City Park [9] 900 Greenbrier Parkway Chesapeake, VA 23320 (757) 382-6411

Saturday (10am-11pm), Sunday (12-6pm) Blackbeard Pirate Festival in Downtown Hampton, VA [10]  (See link for schedule!)

Friday & Saturday (5-9pm), Sunday (2-6pm) Virginia Beach Patriotic Festival [11] at 5th Street at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront, Virginia Beach VA


6-10pm- Family Great Adventure Series- Hang Ten Happening/Movie: “Surf’s Up” [12] on the beach at 27th Street, Virginia Beach VA


10am-5pm- Chalk the Walk ARTplosion “Around the World In A Day” [13] at 17th Street Park On the boardwalk between 16th and 18th Streets, Virginia Beach Oceanfront  

12-5pm- King-Lincoln Music Festival [14] at King-Lincoln Park, 600 Jefferson Avenue Newport News, VA   

12:30-2:15pm- Learn To Kayak [15] (Free!, registration required) at Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve 4510 Twin Pines Rd. Portsmouth, VA 23703 757-686-8684  


10am-1pm- Family Fishing Rodeo at Northwest River Park [16] 1733 Indian Creek Road City: Chesapeake, VA 23322 (757) 421-7151 

7-9pm- Big Bands On The Bay at Ocean View Beach Park [17] 111 West Ocean View Avenue Norfolk, VA 23503