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Locals: Fun and Frugal Weekend Activities 9/7 -9/9

Each week Charlotte at My Active Child [1] provides us with a list of the best fun and frugal activities in Hampton Roads. 

All Weekend

North American Sandsculpting Championship [2]– 4th-10th Streets, Virginia Beach Oceanfront, $3 fee is donated to charity with kids 12 and younger admitted free  

Suffolk Peanut Festival [3] – (Friday & Saturday 10am-11pm, Sunday 10am-7pm) Suffolk Executive Airport,1410 Airport Rd, Suffolk VA, Free Admission; Parking $10 per vehicle  


5-8pm- Party On The Plaza Concert Series at Norfolk Scope Arena Plaza [4] 201 E. Brambleton Avenue Norfolk, VA 23510, (757) 664-6464  (Free Event). 

5-9pm- Thank Goodness It’s Friday! [5] at TowneBank Fountain Park within Town Point Park Waterside Drive Norfolk, VA 23510 (757) 441-2345 (Free event) 

7-9pm- Princess and Pirates Party [6] at Hilltop YMCA 1536 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23451 (Free and open to the public) Call 422.3805 to register today    

8:30pm- Fantail Film Festival – The Goonies at Nauticus Pier [7], 1 Waterside Drive, Norfolk VA  (757) 664-1000  No reservations required. ($3 admission)  

Phoebus Days [8]– Ongoing Activities All Day Saturday in Multiple Locations 

10am-12pm- Lowe’s Build & Grow Workshop [9]– (Free Event) Monster Machine at all Lowe’s Store Locations

10am-4pm- VB Farmers Market Harvest Fair [10] (small fee for some activities) at Virginia Beach Farmer’s Market – corner of Dam Neck Rd and Princess Anne Rd, Virginia Beach VA 

10am-4:30pm- Naval Station Norfolk Fleet Fest [11] (Free, Open to Public) at Naval Station Norfolk, Norfolk VA (757) 322-2337 

10am-5pm- SK8R Bash [12] (Free, Open to Public) at Mount Trashmore Park 310 Edwin Drive, Virginia Beach, VA

11am- Saturday Morning Fun with Clifford [13] (Free Event) at Janaf Branch Library 124 Janaf Shopping Center Norfolk, VA 23502  (757) 441-5660  

12-3pm- Second Saturday Family Day [14]–  Chrysler Museum (Free Event) Chrysler Museum of Art, 245 W Olney Rd, Norfolk, Virginia 23510 (757) 664-6200 

1-3pm- The Crazy Pumpkin Event- Make It, Take It [15] – ages 3+ (with purchase of pumpkin) at All participating Michael’s Store locations – 

2-4pm- Apple Festival at Lafayette Library [13] – Lafayette Branch Library 1610 Cromwell Drive Norfolk, VA 23509 (757) 441-2842

7-9pm-  Observe the Moon Night – Night at the Museum [16] (Free Event) at Virginia Air & Space Center 600 Settlers Landing Rd Hampton, VA 23669 757.727.0900  


1-3pm Paper Bat Event- Make It, Take It [15] – ages 3+ (Free) at All participating Michael’s Store locations  

2:30-4:30pm- Fall Festival at MEO Central Library [17](Free)  4100 Virginia Beach Boulevard Virginia Beach, VA 23452  (757) 385-0150