Get Ready for Great (Big) Weekend May 16-18, 2014

Norfolk’s everything it’s quacked up to be!

In celebration of the grand re-opening of the Chrysler Museum of Art, come see Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman’s Rubber Duck project. It’s a 40-foot rubber duck floating in the waters just outside of the museum’s front door.

It’s way too big to miss, just like the big weekend of festival fun in Norfolk May 16-18.

Here’s what’s happening:

Virginia Beer Festival
Saturday, May 17, 2 - 6 pm 
Sunday May 18, 2 - 6 pm
Town Point Park, Norfolk
For your tasting pleasure, enjoy the finest beers from dozens of breweries from around the world—along with great food, live music, and fun in the sun during a two-day waterfront festival. 

Stockley Gardens Arts Festival
Saturday, May 17, 2014, 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday, May 18, 2014, noon to 5 pm
Stockley Gardens Park, in Norfolk's Ghent neighborhood
Twice a year people flock from across the region to Stockley Gardens in Norfolk’s historic Ghent to browse through jewelry, pottery, paintings, and other works of art by over 130 artists.  VISIT>>

Norfolk Greek Festival
Thursday, May 15: 11 am – 9:30 pm
Friday/Saturday, May 16-17:  11 am - 10 pm
Sunday, May 18: noon – 7 pm
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 7220 Granby Street, Norfolk
The region’s oldest and largest ethnic celebration, the Norfolk Greek Festival includes traditional Greek cuisine, entertainment, arts and crafts, and even a Drive-Thru. It’s great Greek hospitality, free and fun for the whole family. 

Dance Theatre of Harlem
May 17, 8 pm
May 18, 2:30 pm

Chrysler Hall, Norfolk
The fabled company, beloved around the world, has risen with a jubilant return engagement to present Robert Garland's new work, Gloria.  This tribute to the spiritual history of Harlem will be performed for the first time to live music with the full Virginia Symphony Orchestra and the Virginia Chorale. Part of the Virginia Arts Festival.  VISIT>>

Cirque Mechanics
May 14-18
Festival Green Space, Downtown
Witness feats of contortion, Chinese poles and trapeze all on a 22' high stage-like mechanical apparatus. This modern twist on the circus caravan is complete with original music, theatrical costumes and lighting. Part of the Virginia Arts Festival.  VISIT>>

Attucks Jazz Club Presents Houston Person 

May 17, 8 pm
Attucks Theatre
The legendary Houston Person carves a hard groove with his tenor sax, growling blues and soul in a style all his own. Part of the Virginia Arts Festival.  VISIT>>