Sunday, July 25, 2021

Hospitality & Tourism

Hampton Will Offer Free Rides And Commemorative Coins For National Carousel Day

HAMPTON—In celebration of National Carousel Day, the Hampton History Museum will offer free rides on the historic Hampton Carousel and complimentary Hampton Carousel One Hundredth Anniversary commemorative coins on Sunday, July 25 from 11am to 8pm. While supplies last, each...

Williamsburg Botanical Garden Turns 15

JAMES CITY-Williamsburg Botanical Garden at Freedom Park is celebrating its 15th anniversary this month. The garden was first dedicated on July 26, 2006. Williamsburg Botanical Garden is a demonstration garden that is home to plants native to Virginia’s Coastal Plain. Williamsburg...

Jamestown Jams Concert Series Returns

JAMES CITY-James City will host three monthly concerts this summer as part of the Jamestown Jams Concert Series at Jamestown Beach Event Park on Jamestown Road. The series kicks off Friday, July 30, with a live performance by the popular...

Live Performances Return to Chrysler Hall And Scope

NORFOLK—People craving live entertainment will be getting their wishes soon as Chrysler Hall and the Scope have announced their upcoming live performance schedules. Chrysler Hall will present its “Broadway in Norfolk” series for the 2021–2022 season starting November 19–21 with...

Dino Pajama Jam 2021 Planned At VLM

NEWPORT NEWS—The Virginia Living Museum has just the ticket for families looking for a fun night out. On Saturday, July 24 from 6–8pm family members can enjoy a live DJ on the dance floor, light snacks, and arts and...

Colonial Williamsburg Plans To Bring Back Grand Illumination

WILLIAMSBURG-Hot off the heels of its successful 4th of July fireworks celebration, Colonial Williamsburg released on July 15 the schedule for its popular Grand Illumination event that will kick off the holiday season locally in December. This year, Grand Illumination...

Tradition Brewing Company Creates New Beer In Honor Of Visually-Impaired Head Brewer

NEWPORT NEWS-Tradition Brewing Company will release a new beer this month in support of head brewer, Brian Martin, who was recently incapacitated while recovering from emergency eye surgery. The new beer, called Beer With a Vision, will be released on...

Historic Lee Hall Depot Is Finally Open Again

NEWPORT NEWS—It has been more than 40 years since the Lee Hall Depot has greeted railway passengers, but the historic train station is finally operational again and now accepting visitors as a museum. Passenger service ended in the late 1970s...

Langley Speedway Is Turning Up The Heat

HAMPTON—Racing fans are preparing for the biggest event of the season at Larry King Law’s Langley Speedway—the 13th Annual Hampton Heat, America’s Hottest Race. The event will be held on Saturday, July 24 at Langley Speedway—which is now known...

The Edge District Hosts Running With Scissors Ribbon-Cutting Event

YORK-As a way to promote the businesses in the recently established The Edge District, The Greater Williamsburg Business Council will host a Running With Scissors event, a series of back-to-back ribbon cuttings, on Thursday, July 29. The Edge District is...

Merchants Square Plans Christmas In July Celebration

WILLIAMSBURG-Merchants Square and Colonial Williamsburg are teaming up to provide some Christmas cheer in the middle of the summer heat. A Christmas In July celebration event with special entertainment and family activities is slated for Saturday, July 24, and Sunday,...

Public Invited To Aquaplex Groundbreaking Ceremony

HAMPTON—The groundbreaking ceremony for the Hampton Virginia Aquaplex will be held Wednesday, July 14 at 10am on-site at the new center, located at 1908 Coliseum Drive. Hampton Mayor Donnie Tuck, along with other Hampton stakeholders, will speak at the...

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Christmas In July Event Benefits Local Food Banks

YORKTOWN—The local organization known as Giving Hope in Hampton Roads is dedicated to raising awareness for the needy by holding a crafting event each month. The benefactors change with each event. For July, the Hampton Roads Crafting Event Coordinating Team—which...

Colonial Williamsburg Will Once Again Hold Popular “Ales Through The Ages” Conference

WILLIAMSBURG-Beer lovers are invited to learn more about the history of brews during Colonial Williamsburg’s popular “Ales Through the Ages” conference in November. The hybrid virtual or in-person weekend event is scheduled for November 12-14.  Some of the world’s...

Hampton University Unveils $18 Million Entrepreneur Program

HAMPTON—Hampton University established the Virginia Workforce Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center (VWIEC) in October 2020 thanks to a Department of Education Reimagine Workforce Preparation Grant. The grant provides VWIEC with the funding needed to expand the capability and capacity of...