Whether you celebrate Cinco de Mayo or you gear up and say “may the fourth be with you”, or even if you just want to enjoy your weekend another way – you’re set. Live it up, Hampton Roads.
All Weekend Long
Saturday and Sunday: Enjoy the ever-fun Atlantic Coast Kite Festival!
Saturday and Sunday: Shop one of my favorite weekends at the Chrysler Museum Glass Studio during the Glass Studio Sale. Mother’s Day is coming up, get Mom something unique!
Saturday and Sunday: You might think “ooooh, margaritas” this weekend, but perhaps you should think “ahhhh, wine!” The 13th Annual Spring Town Point Virginia Wine Festival will be happening in Town Point Park.
Saturday and Sunday: What’s going on at the Ted? Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Farewell Play Tour is what.
5pm: It is time for First Friday in Downtown Norfolk! This month, you can party on Granby Street with Kat Wright and Del Florida.
5-8pm: Attend the Offsite Gallery Opening Reception of Sheila Giolitti’s paintings in Norfolk.
6pm: It’s fiesta time in Hampton during the Downtown Hampton Block Party with Orquestra Tropikiimba.
7-10pm: Part at the Virginia MOCA during ARTini 2019.
7-10pm: Want to check out 757 Makerspace? This is the night to do it; it is Open Build Night, their monthly open house.
8pm: Grab your tickets to see Melissa Etheridge – The Medicine Show at the Sandler Center.
8pm: 106.9 The Fox Presents: Black Jacket Symphony at the Harrison Opera House.
9pm-1am: Hear music from The Cemetery Boys, Turncoate Syndicate, and RHOTS at Taphouse.
9-10am: Sorry, folks, it isn’t a BAR pop-up, but you can get ready for the evening festivities by attending the Pure Barre Pop Up at Selden Market.
10am-5pm: Take the fam to the Newport News Children’s Festival of Friends.
10am-5pm: “I’m on a boat!” and you can be, too! Check out the Marker 12 Boat Festival in Chesapeake.
10am-8pm: Stop by Local Heroes in Norfolk for Free Comic Book Day.
10:30am-4pm: Celebrate Free Comic Book Day at the Chesapeake Central Library.
11am-3pm: Don’t be crabby this weekend! Head to the Military Aviation Museum for the Crabcake Throwdown instead.
12-3pm: Grab your chalk and head to Chelsea for the May the 4th Be With You Sidewalk Art Contest.
12-6pm: Attend the Yorktown’s Blues, Brews, & BBQ event on the river.
12-10pm: Celebrate the Third Anniversary Party of Rip Rap Brewing, my favorite local brewery.
1-4pm: Did someone say TACOS?! Get your fill at the Virginia Beach Taco Festival.
2-3:30pm: Put on your walking shoes for Art of Death – Victorian Symbols and Statues of Elmwood Cemetery.
3-9pm: Grab your ticket for the Crawl Wars Bar Crawl. ***Warning – do not operate a light saber under the influence. It is an intergalactic offense.
4-8pm: Waterside is hosting its own May the 4th Be With You Bar Crawl.
5-10pm: Put on that epic hat for the Kentucky Derby at the Farmhouse at Back Bay’s Farmhouse Brewing Company.
7-11pm: Head to Charlie’s for Son Step, Opin, Manatree, and Alison Blue.
7-10pm: Calling all flappers! Grab your tickets for A Toast to the Twenties at the Hunter House Victorian Museum.
9pm-12am: The simply awesome The Fuzz Band will be playing at Stuft!
10-11:30pm: Laugh all of those calories away during Sketchmageddon! The Ultimate Sketch Comedy Competition at the Push.
Happy Cinco de Mayo! Want my picks for Mexican food (and drinks!) in Hampton Roads? Check out this article.
10-11am: Stretch that hangover during Cinco de Mayo – Yoga on Tap at Bearded Bird Brewing.
11am-2pm: Calling all fairy-tale lovers: Attend the Once Upon A Town Center event in Virginia Beach.
12-5pm: Don’t miss the Craft Beer Festival at the Mariners’ Museum and Park.
1-4pm: It’s all about bikes at Bikefest Chesapeake. This is a free, family-friendly event.
1-7pm: Prepare yourself for the Cinco de Mayo Colley Avenue Bar Crawl!
1-7pm: Enjoy the Cinco de Mayo Block Party at The Granby Theater.
3pm: Symphonicity Presents Destinations: Virginia at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts.
3-4:30pm: Head to the grounds of Norfolk Collegiate for the Revenge of the Fifth Lightsaber Battle.
4-8pm: Attend the Gallery Opening Reception at Studio Evolve in Virginia Beach.
6pm: Who’s lucky? You’re lucky! You get to hear the Deloreans at Neptune’s Park at the Oceanfront.
7-11:59pm: See Acid Dad, Ladada, and Deli Kings at Charlie’s.