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What's happening in Hampton? If it's fun and exciting, you'll know all about it when you check our regularly updated events calendar. Get the details up to four months in advance and you'll have plenty of time to make your plans and have a good time in Hampton.

February 2017 EVENTS

24 | Fly Dance Company

Fly Dance CompanyFLY is an all-male contemporary dance company from Houston, Texas known for its high-energy performances with clever staging to a variety of music, including classical, jazz, pop, hip-hop, experimental, drumming and live sound effects. Labeled an artistic phenomenon, FLY crosses street dance with classical choreographic principles. The American Theatre welcomes FLY for three days of community outreach in our local schools and even in our local jail, culminating in an innovative full performance onstage!

The American Theatre

25 | The Great Chocolate Race 10 Miler and 5K

The Great Chocolate Race 10 Miler and 5KWouldn’t you run for chocolate? Need a minute to think? If the idea of a scenic run followed by a box of Godiva and hot cocoa sounds like a winning combination, join us in historic downtown Hampton this February and kick off the racing season with chocolate! The Great Chocolate Race Hampton features 10 mile and 5k course options with scenic views of Downtown, the Iconic Virginia Air and Space Center and the Chesapeake Bay. While the route is fairly flat, there are some hilly spots, so be prepared! After you've enjoyed your run, enjoy our catered chocolate post-race party at Crowne Plaza with lots of fondue and hot chocolate! To sign up visit.

Downtown Hampton
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25 | NEW EXHIBIT OPENING! Give Me Liberty: Fugitive Slaves and the Long Revolution Against Slavery

NEW EXHIBIT OPENING! Give Me Liberty: Fugitive Slaves and the Long Revolution Against SlaveryThis exhibition will explore the stories of fugitive slaves from Hampton and put their experiences in the context of slave resistance between the Revolutionary War and the Civil War. Through their revolutionary actions, fugitives not only freed themselves but fought against enslavement, ultimately helping to end slavery permanently. The exhibit especially focuses on the Black Loyalists (American Revolution) and Refugees (War of 1812) in Hampton who achieved liberty by joining forces with the British Army and Navy.  Between these wartime events, enslaved people in Hampton continuously resisted by taking flight. The exhibition concludes with Hampton’s Contrabands and the role they and other fugitives played in slavery’s abolition. The exhibition shares the stories of over 30 individuals who made journeys to freedom or took up arms against their enslavers.  Through their stories, the exhibition explores three themes: The complex relationship between slavery and liberty; Resistance as a revolutionary act; Waterways as routes to freedom.

Hampton History Museum

25 | The Hampton 2019 Commemorative Commission presents: "An American Evolution"

The Hampton 2019 Commemorative Commission presents:  "An American Evolution"A spoken word exploration of African American culture and experience from 1619.

Fort Monroe Community Center


25 | Yesterday and Today: Interactive Beatles Tribute

Yesterday and Today: Interactive Beatles TributeYesterday and Today: The Interactive Beatles Experience is the nation’s most innovative and unique show utilizing the works of the Beatles. This amazing group, does away the worn out “tribute” format of bad wigs and fake accents. Instead, they perform as themselves and leave the song choices completely in the hands of the audience. As an added treat, the reasons that the audience members chose those songs make up the narrative of the evening. Yesterday & Today is a unique audience interactive concert experience, born out of the idea that everyone, like themselves, has a story or particular memory attached to the legendary music of The Beatles.

The American Theatre