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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.
Events

June 2018 EVENTS


01 | 2018 Southern Bay Race Week (1-3)

2018 Southern Bay Race Week (1-3)The signature event of southern Chesapeake Bay racing is hosted every year by Hampton Yacht Club.  The event happens the weekend following  the Memorial Day holiday and the weekend before Norfolk HarborFest.  Opening night, Skippers Meeting, and welcome party are planned for the Thursday of SBRW weekend and the racing, socializing, awards presentations, entertainment, food and drink, and friendship are continuous Friday through late Sunday afternoon. SBRW really does have something for everyone.  Keel boats race in the PHRF Class, One Design Classes, and Cruising Classes.  Courses feature drop mark courses and the SBRW trademark Saturday Distance Race.  Racers compete on three difference venues – in Hampton Roads harbor, in the Bay off Buckroe, and in the Bay off Ocean View.  Variety is the spice of life and of Southern Bay Race Week. There is complimentary rafting, trailer storage, launch and retrieval from HYC hoists, a special reduced rate at the local downtown, waterfront hotel, and an entry fee discount for SBRW returnees. More than 100 HYC volunteers come together to prepare for and carryout SBRW.  There are drink pourers, entertainment procurers, food planners and preparers, volunteer organizers, greeters, welcome bag stuffers, banner hangers, vendor site organizers, and the outstanding and experienced race committee members who make the racing format and administration the best on the southern Bay and beyond8

Hampton Roads harbor, in the Bay off Buckroe, Fort Monroe (viewing location)
Free Admission for spectators. Cost to participate

https://www.yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eID=4427

01 | The Bodacious Bazaar (Jun 1-3)

The Bodacious Bazaar (Jun 1-3)Over 200 vendors, artists, crafters, several of Virginia's finest wineries and a beer garden at the Hampton Roads Convention Center. RV's, Boats, Classic Cars, Live Music, Food Trucks, held both inside and outside. There is something for everyone! Adult $7.00 one day $10.00 two days Children $4.00 and Children in strollers Free Wine Tasting Ticket: $20.00 a day

Hampton Roads Convention Center
Admission Fee

http://bodaciousbazaar.com/spring/

01 | Peninsula Pilots vs. Fayetteville Swampdogs

Peninsula Pilots vs. Fayetteville SwampdogsClick the link to see the full schedule: http://peninsulapilots.com

War Memorial Stadium (1889 W Pembroke Ave)
Admission Fee
757-245-2222
http://www.peninsulapilots.com

01 | Grand Pirates’ Bash

Grand Pirates’ BashPut on your best “period attire” and join us at the kick-off event for Blackbeard Festival! The celebration, a recreation of Blackbeard’s Party at Okracoke, features a bounty of food, adult beverages, live music, and more.

Historic Post Office
$35 in advance; $40 at door
757-727-8314
http://www.hampton.gov/parks

02 | 19th Annual Blackbeard Pirate Festival (June 2-3)

19th Annual Blackbeard Pirate Festival (June 2-3)Pillage and plunder your way through the coastal seaport city of Hampton when the annual Blackbeard Pirate Festival returns for another year of swashbuckling excitement! Celebrate Hampton’s rich maritime heritage by commemorating the demise of our most infamous visitor, Captain Edward Teach, aka Blackbeard the Pirate. Saturday night concludes with a dazzling fireworks display. Food and beverages available for purchase. Arts & craft vendors abound! Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Sunday:  12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Downtown Hampton
Free Admission
757-727-0900
http://www.blackbeardfestival.com

02 | Steampunk: Visions of Futures Past (2-3)

Steampunk: Visions of Futures Past (2-3)Imagination and artistry conspire to present artifacts of alternative history in the 6th Annual “Steampunk: Visions of Futures Past” Exposition of Marvels and Evening Celebration at the Hampton History Museum. The weekend is organized by Aela Badiana and Michael Parodi of Hatton Cross Steampunk. Admission to the museum and exhibit is free and open to the public on Saturday, June 2, 10 am-5 pm, and Sunday, June 3, 1-5 pm. Tickets to the celebration on Saturday, June 2, 6-9 pm are $10. Advance purchase is recommended by calling 757-727-6824.

Hampton History Museum
Free Admission
757-727-1610
http://www.hamptonhistorymuseum.org

02 | Peninsula Pilots vs. Edenton Steamers

Peninsula Pilots vs. Edenton SteamersClick the link to see the full schedule: http://peninsulapilots.com

War Memorial Stadium (1889 W Pembroke Ave)
Admission Fee
757-245-2222
http://www.peninsulapilots.com

04 | Peninsula Pilots vs. Martinsville Mustangs

Peninsula Pilots vs. Martinsville MustangsFor the full schedule visit http://www.peninsulapilots.com

War Memorial Stadium (1889 W Pembroke Ave)
Admission Fee
757-245-2222
http://www.peninsulapilots.com

05 | Peninsula Pilots vs. Edenton Steamers

Peninsula Pilots vs. Edenton SteamersClick the link to see the full schedule: http://peninsulapilots.com

War Memorial Stadium (1889 W Pembroke Ave)
Admission Fee
757-245-2222
http://www.peninsulapilots.com

07 | Peninsula Pilots vs. Martinsville Mustangs

Peninsula Pilots vs. Martinsville MustangsFor the full schedule visit http://www.peninsulapilots.com

War Memorial Stadium (1889 W Pembroke Ave)
Admission Fee
757-245-2222
http://www.peninsulapilots.com

09 | Peninsula Pilots vs. Morehead City Marlins

Peninsula Pilots vs. Morehead City Marlins Click the link to see the full schedule: http://peninsulapilots.com

War Memorial Stadium (1889 W Pembroke Ave)
Admission Fee
757-245-2222
http://www.peninsulapilots.com

11 | Peninsula Pilots vs. Holly Springs Salamanders

Peninsula Pilots vs. Holly Springs Salamanders Click the link to see the full schedule: http://peninsulapilots.com

War Memorial Stadium (1889 W Pembroke Ave)
Admission Fee
757-245-2222
http://www.peninsulapilots.com

12 | Peninsula Pilots vs. Edenton Steamers

Peninsula Pilots vs. Edenton SteamersClick the link to see the full schedule: http://peninsulapilots.com

War Memorial Stadium (1889 W Pembroke Ave)
Admission Fee
757-245-2222
http://www.peninsulapilots.com

15 | Peninsula Pilots vs. Wilson Tobs

Peninsula Pilots vs. Wilson TobsClick the link to see the full schedule: http://peninsulapilots.com

War Memorial Stadium (1889 W Pembroke Ave)
Admission Fee
757-245-2222
http://www.peninsulapilots.com

21 | Peninsula Pilots vs. Martinsville Mustangs

Peninsula Pilots vs. Martinsville MustangsFor the full schedule visit http://www.peninsulapilots.com

War Memorial Stadium (1889 W Pembroke Ave)
Admission Fee
757-245-2222
http://www.peninsulapilots.com

22 | 51st Annual Hampton Jazz Festival (22-24)

51st Annual Hampton Jazz Festival (22-24)Celebrating 50 years of music, the Hampton Jazz Festival attracts the nation's top blues, soul, pop, and jazz performers.

Hampton Coliseum
Admission Fee
757-838-4203
http://www.hamptonjazzfestival.com/

23 | Graphic Design in Coastal Virginia - June 23 - August 12, 2018

Graphic design or communication design; is the art and practice of planning and projecting ideas and experiences with visual elements and / or text. The form of the communication can be physical or digital, and may include images, words, or graphic forms. Graphic designers create and combine symbols, images and text to form visual representations of ideas and messages. A few of the many categories of graphic design include advertising, cartooning, illustration, logos, package design, print design, signage, typography, video design and web design. Graphic designers in this exhibition include professionals and faculty members who teach graphic design in our Tidewater colleges and universities.

Charles H. Taylor Arts Center

757/727-1490
https://www.hamptonarts.net/

23 | Peninsula Pilots vs. Wilson Tobs

Peninsula Pilots vs. Wilson TobsClick the link to see the full schedule: http://peninsulapilots.co,

War Memorial Stadium (1889 W Pembroke Ave)
Admission Fee
757-245-2222
http://www.peninsulapilots.com

27 | Hampton Roads PrideFest Event

Hampton Roads PrideFest EventRain or shine, join us Wednesday, June 27, 2018 for the Fourth annual Pride Party on the Peninsula at Carousel Park in Downtown Hampton! A FREE EVENT including delicious hors d'oeuvres and complimentary drink tickets to the first 300 guests. Take a spin back in time on the historic 1920's Hampton Carousel by showing your Fourth annual Pride Party on the Peninsula wristband. Enjoy a Drag Cruise on the Hampton River. Highlights include drag queens, music, dancing, light hors d'oeuvres, and more. Check the website for more details and to purchase tickets!

Carousel Park
The event is free and open to the public.
757-728-5318
http://www.visithampton.com/prideparty/

28 | Peninsula Pilots vs. Edenton Steamers

Peninsula Pilots vs. Edenton SteamersClick the link to see the full schedule: http://peninsulapilots.com

War Memorial Stadium (1889 W Pembroke Ave)
Admission Fee
757-245-2222
http://www.peninsulapilots.com

30 | Chesapeake Bay Reggae Fest (June 30 - July 1)

The Chesapeake Bay Reggae Fest is in its 8th year of action - located in Hampton, Virginia, on the heart of the historic  Chesapeake Bay. The main goal of the organizers has always been to promote Unity in the Community. We have always worked to keep original Reggae music alive by reviving some of the forgotten artists from the golden era of Reggae music, with acts like Winston Jarrett , Keith Poppin, Carlton Livingston, Living Truth, and many more throughout the years. The festival is not only known for its good music but its huge line up of Craft and Food Vendors from all over the East Coast. This year promises to bring another irie time to all of its attendees, so don't miss out on the fun.

Mill Point Park

757/354-9443
http://www.cbreggaefest.com/

30 | Peninsula Pilots vs. Wilson Tobs

Peninsula Pilots vs. Wilson TobsClick the link to see the full schedule: http://peninsulapilots.com

War Memorial Stadium (1889 W Pembroke Ave)
Admission Fee
757-245-2222
http://www.peninsulapilots.com