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Busch Gardens Releases Summer Concert Lineup

JAMES CITY-National recording artists will take the stage this summer at Busch Gardens as part of the theme park’s popular Summer Nights programming. Busch Gardens unveiled its concert lineup on Wednesday, June 16. The concert series, which will take place...

Peninsula Locales Plan Juneteenth Celebrations

Peninsula localities are planning several programs and events to commemorate the Juneteenth holiday on June 19. Colonial Williamsburg is partnering with the city of Williamsburg, College of William & Mary, and the Let Freedom Ring Foundation on a series of...

Out And About In Colonial Williamsburg

WILLIAMSBURG-Whether you are interested in history, art, gardening, or animals, Colonial Williamsburg has you covered. Now that covid-19 restrictions have been lifted, Colonial Williamsburg is ramping up efforts to lure visitors back to the Historic Area and will reopen its...

Colonial Williamsburg Lifts Covid-19 Restrictions

WILLIAMSBURG-Following Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s lifting of nearly all covid-19 restrictions on May 28, including the need for social distancing, Colonial Williamsburg has also announced changes to its protocols. Colonial Williamsburg will begin to reopen all of its sites, return...

Colonial Williamsburg Offers Free Admission To Members Of The Military For Memorial Day Weekend

WILLIAMSBURG-Active-duty military, reservists, retirees, veterans, National Guard members, and their immediate families are invited to experience Colonial Williamsburg free of charge May 28-21. The free admission for members of the military includes attractions within Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area as well...

Historic Hampton Carousel Reopens

HAMPTON—After being closed for more than a year due to the pandemic, the Historic Hampton Carousel will reopen for the 2021 season on June 1 with covid protocols in place. The carousel will remain open until December 31, 2021....

Busch Gardens Brings Back Sesame Street Weekends For Kids

JAMES CITY-Sesame Street Kids’ Weekends returns to Busch Gardens, bringing back family fun for young children and their parents. On weekends starting June 4 and running through June 20, Busch Gardens will offer family entertainment in the Sesame Street Forest...

Yorktown’s Sounds of Summer Concert Series Returns June 3

YORK-Yorktown’s Sounds of Summer concert series will return this season at Riverwalk Landing. The concert series will run Thursday evenings from 7pm to 9:30pm June 3-Aug. 12. There will be no concert on July 1. Kicking off the Sounds of Summer...

First Pitch For The Peninsula Pilots Set For May 29

HAMPTON-The Peninsula Pilots will open their 2021 baseball season on Saturday, May 29. The Pilots will play a full regular season this year from the end of May through early August.  Their season will include 22 home games as well...

Dinosaurs Poised To Take Over VLM

NEWPORT NEWS—A high-flying Giganotosaurus made a spectacular entrance into the Virginia Living Museum the morning of May 18, courtesy of a lift from Hampton Roads Crane & Rigging headquartered in Newport News. The 13-foot-tall, 5,700-pound dinosaur was secured in...

Rare Lobster Donated To Virginia Living Museum

NEWPORT NEWS—A lobster that was potentially slated to be someone’s dinner at Red Lobster Seafood Restaurant in Manassas, Virginia is now the newest member of the Virginia Living Museum. Named “Freckles” by the restaurant members who saved the lobster’s life,...

Jamestown Day Celebrations Planned For May 8

JAMES CITY-Jamestown Settlement will honor the anniversary of the founding of the country’s first permanent English colony with a Jamestown Day celebration on Saturday, May 8. Jamestown Day will feature various family-friendly activities and programs including interpretive programs, military salutes,...

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Tradition Brewing Company Turns 5

NEWPORT NEWS-Tradition Brewing Company is celebrating a milestone anniversary in June, its fifth birthday. The brewery, located on Thimble Shoals Boulevard near City Center at Oyster Point, will host a three-day festival in honor of the anniversary June 25-27. The celebration...

Crumbl Cookies Chain Is Heading To The Peninsula

HAMPTON-The national cookie chain Crumbl Cookies is eyeing two locations on the Peninsula. Spencer Rowe recently relocated to the Hampton Roads area to open a Crumbl Cookies in Peninsula Town Center in Hampton. While an exact opening date has not...