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Locals: Fun and Frugal Weekend Activities 7/8

Each week Charlotte from My Active Child brings you the best in frugal local activities.


10am– Feature Reader Summer Reading Program [1], Ages 6-8 at Portsmouth City Park Amphitheatre, Portsmouth VA (757) 393-8481 x4125

10:30am- Watch the final Space Shuttle launch on the giant IMAX screen for FREE at the Virginia Air & Space Center [2] 600 Settlers Landing Road, Hampton, VA 23669 757-727-0900

11am- Storytelling In the Park- The Diggity Dudes at Blue Bird Gap Farm [3] 60 Pine Chapel Road Hampton, VA 23666 (757) 727-8314

3-11pm- Beach FamFest 2011 Summer Series [4] at 17th Street Park, Virginia Beach Oceanfront

6-9pm- Family Karaoke Night [5] at Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center 2410 Wickham Avenue Newport News, VA 23607 (757) 247-8950

8:30-10pm- Free Outdoor Movie- Surf’s Up [6]! at Red Mill Commons 2181 Upton Drive Virginia Beach, VA


10am- Lowe’s Build & Grow Workshop [7]– Tow Truck at All Lowe’s Locations

10am-12pm- Summer Tasting Tour [8] at Hoffler Creek Wildlife Foundation at 4510 Twin Pines Road, Portsmouth VA (757) 686-8684

12-3pm- Second Saturday Family Day- Transportation: From Here to There at The Chrysler Museum of Art [9], 245 W Olney Rd, Norfolk, Virginia 23510 (757) 664-6200

2pm- Cinderella visits Storytime! [10] at Barnes & Noble TCC at MacArthur Center Mall, 300 Monticello Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23510, (757) 625-3459

5:30-8:30pm- Hampton Heat 200 [11] (Free event for Hampton Residents!) at Langley Speedway, Hampton VA (757) 865-7223

6:30-10pm- Saturday Nights LIVE in the garden! [12] Virginia Living Museum, 524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601 (757) 595-1900


1pm- Sunday Nature Hike [13] at Sandy Bottom Nature Park 1255 Big Bethel Road Hampton, VA 23666 (757) 825-4657

7:30-10pm- Movie Night on the Green [14]– Wizard of Oz at Virginia Beach Town Center 222 Central Park Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23462 (757) 965-5452

Click here [15] to see the complete list!