Monday, September 25Hampton Roads Weekly

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Date: May 11, 12pm to 5pm

Name of event: Neptune’s Spring Wine and Food Festival

Location: 31st Street Park

Description:  With the Atlantic Ocean as your backdrop, let your palate do the traveling as you enjoy an afternoon of wine, live music, food and good company.  

Cost:  $40 in advance /$45 at the door if available; $450 Tables

For More Information: or the Calendar button for the “experience VB” mobile app

Date: May 10 thru 12

Name of event: Beach Music Cruise In

Location: 30th Street on the Beach and Boardwalk 

Description: Beach Music Cruise-In, combining bands on the beach and cars on the boardwalk, blends the best of the “oldies” with dancing under the stars in a jam-packed blast to the past! Bands include: Bill Deal’s Original Rhondels, Band of Oz, the Embers 

Cost: Free and open to the public

For more information: or the Calendar button for the “experience VB” mobile app

Date: May 11, 7 to 10pm

Name of event: Sail Nauticus Frisky on the Wisky

Location: Nauticus

Description: Enjoy assorted tastes by local restaurants, open bar, live entertainment, dancing and more aboard the Battleship Wisconsin in downtown Norfolk. Proceeds benefit the Sail Nauticus Academy

Cost: $85 for general admission; $110 for VIP 

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Date: May 12 

Name of event: Mother’s Day Brunch at Tempt 

Location: Tempt Restaurant and Lounge, Virginia Beach

Description: Enjoy a fabulous Mother’s Day at Tempt

Cost: varies

For more information: or the Calendar button fo the “experience VB” mobile app or call Tempt at (757) 437-8230

Date: May 16, 4:30 to 7:30pm

Name of event: Kiwanis Club of Chesapeake Shrimp Feast

Location: Chesapeake City Park-900 Greenbrier Pkwy, Chesapeake

Description: For more information:  All you can eat Steamed Shrimp and BBQ as well as hush puppies , baked beans and cole slaw. Soda, Beer and Wine are also included!  Live entertainment with the Tiki Bar Band..

Cost: $35 in advance and $45 at the door

For more information: or the Calendar button fo the “experience VB” mobile app

May 16, 7 to 10pm

Name of event: Sensible Seafood Fest

Location: Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, Virginia Beach

Description: Sample a variety of mouth-watering dishes featuring sustainable seafood. 

Cost: $55 to $75 (ages 21+ only)

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Date: May 17, 7 to 10pm

Name of event: Martini & Jazz Night sponsored by RPN

Location: Cavalier on the Hill 

Description: Join Republican Professionals Network and special guests Governor George & Susan Allen for an unforgettable evening of jazz, cocktails and comradery. Enjoy live music from The Copley Jazz Trio, gourmet eats, games and prizes, cigars outdoors on the hill. 

Cost: $100 per guest, $90 if purchased before May 1. Cash bar, complimentary valet

For more information: Contact Bruce Meyer (757) 717-5274 with questions

Date: May 18, 12 to 6pm

Name of event: Pungo Wine Fest benefits Connect With A Wish

Description: Please join Connect With a Wish at the beautiful Back Bay Farms in Virginia Beach for the 2019 Pungo Wine Festival benefiting Connect With a Wish. Come out and enjoy a fun-filled day of wine tasting from some of your favorite Virginia wineries. Plus there will be live music, craft beer, food trucks and local artist and vendors. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. Wristband and tasting glass will be provided for guests ages 21 and over. Bring a blanket or chair, invite your friends and come enjoy a great day for a great cause.

Cost: $30 in advance / $35 at the door

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Date: May 17 to 19

Name of event: Chesapeake Jubilee

Location:  Chesapeake City Park-900 Greenbriar Parkway, Chesapeake

Description: Family entertainment including music, carnival, arts and crafts, kids korner free activities and fireworks!  

Cost: Admission $3 and children 3 and under are free. Parking $10

For more information: or the Calendar button fo the “experience VB” mobile app

Date: May 18, 3 – 6pm

Name of event: VBSPCA Paw Crawl 

Location: Virginia Beach Oceanfront

Description: Come out and enjoy a few brews with the VBSPCA! The crawl will kick off at Smartmouth Pilot House and we will wrap up at Murphy’s Irish Pub. 

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Date: May 25 – 26

Name of Event: Pungo Strawberry Festival

Location:  Pungo area of Virginia Beach

Description:  Family oriented, alcohol-free event with live music and all the strawberries you can eat offered in over 50 different ways, continuous entertainment on 3 stages, one of the largest carnivals on the east coast. 

Cost: $5 per vehicle

For more information: or the Calendar button for the “experience VB” mobile app

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Date:  June 7, 7 to 11pm

Name of event: CASA’s Annual Fundraising Gala “CASABlanca”

Location: Cavalier Hotel, Virginia Beach Oceanfront

Description: Join us for the premier party of the summer season at the Cavalier Hotel. As the primary fundraiser for Virginia Beach CASA, this event helps raise funds to provide a vital voice for child victims of abuse and neglect in Virginia Beach.  Attendees will enjoy live music from the band “Breaking Brad,” heavy hors d’ oeuvres, complimentary beer and wine, and a silent auction and exclusive raffle. All proceeds will benefit Virginia Beach CASA. 

Cost: $150

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Date: June 7, 6 to 11pm

Name of event: Star Spangled Ball

Location: Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront

Description: The Virginia Beach Republican Women’s Clubs present their 30th annual gala. This spectacular star-studded black-tie event will feature cocktail hour, a seated dinner, a silent auction of luxury items, music and dancing, and a special tribute to our missing soldiers. Black tie or dress whites. 

Cost: $100 in advance ; $125 at the door

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Information on these events (and more) can be found on or the “Experience VB” mobile app. A limited number of discount tickets to some events listed are available on

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