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Now Through November

Kornblau Field at S.B. Ballard Stadium

Join us at ODU in cheering on the Monarchs every home game as they take on their opponents!

32nd Annual Virginia Children's Festival

October 2nd

Town Point Park

Childrens Fest

Hampton Roads’ most exciting family festival is filled with more than 100 fun, creative and interactive activities that include storytelling, hands-on workshops, educational displays, cultural experiences, arts and crafts, military demonstrations, costumed characters and more! This event is designed with children 10 and younger in mind, but the entire family is sure to have a great time as they share in the fun, food and festive celebrations that bring the whole family and coastal Virginia community together.

Chelsea West Fest

October 2nd

Chelsea Neighborhood 

Chelsea West Fest, hosted and benefiting Hope House Foundation, is FREE and open to the public! It will be a full-day celebrating what makes this region great: local crafters, talented local musicians, local beers and brews, and the unique eateries just steps away from the festival. Gates open at noon!

Town Point Virginia Wine Festival

October 16th and 17th

Town Point Park

Wine Fest, Fest Events - Their imagePhoto Credit: Norfolk Festevents, Ltd.

Experience Hampton Roads’ most anticipated Wine Festival of the fall season along the Downtown Norfolk Waterfront.  Wine Enthusiast Magazine has named Virginia one of the 10 best wine travel destinations in the world!  This year’s fall favorite will showcase more than 30 wineries with over 200 of the Commonwealth’s finest wine varieties. 

Festival guests can enjoy the company of friends and family along the Elizabeth River for a weekend-long harvest of Virginia wineries in Town Point Park.  Budding sommeliers and everyday enthusiasts can sample and purchase premier wine vintages and enjoy live musical performances, along with gourmet foods and specialty wares.

Stockley Gardens Arts Festival

October 16th and 17th

Town Point Park

Stockley Gardens

Nestled in the heart of Ghent, one of Norfolk’s most beloved neighborhoods lives Stockley Garden. This strip of land is home to the regionally famous Stockley Gardens Arts Festival. This festival is free to the public and occurs twice yearly, featuring all medians of art imaginable! This one of a kind arts festival showcases true masterpieces of local talented artists, offers two-dollar Cogan’s Pizza slices (arguably amongst the best pizza in town) and even encourages strollers and your furry best friend to tag along!  The money raised contributes directly to housing, transportation, and medical care for those with developmental disabilities. 

NEON Festival

October 21st and 22nd

Norfolk Neon District

Neon Fest

The NEON Festival is a free, two-day event where you can experience the NEON District through the folks who developed and continue to develop Norfolk’s booming art scene! Every Fall, you’ll experience art exhibitions, along with live music, and in-depth mural tours, where you’ll get to learn more about the artists and their inspirations. The NEON District is Norfolk’s first official arts district, with hopes of “Harnessing the new every of Norfolk by providing local and touring artists and musicians a place to burn light”. Check our events calendar for NEON Festival updates on all the performances, entertainment, food and beverage offerings, and public art that ignite the district. The NEON Festival is a fantastic environment for all ages!

Museum of the Moon

October 15th - 17th

Barry Art Museum 

Museum of the moon

This two-day exhibit is perfect all moon lovers! Located between the Barry Art Museum and the TED Center, enjoy a pop-up installation of Earth’s moon, as well as a 3-night festival celebrating and interpreting all things lunar. Enjoy live music, dance performances and art demonstrations along with food and drinks from October 15th - 17th. The Moon will be illuminated from Dusk to Dawn and the festivities are free and open to the public!

Norfolk Admirals Hockey Games

October 22nd

Scope Arena 

Cheer on the the Norfolk Admirals - a professional ice hockey team in the ECHL based in Norfolk, Virginia. The Admirals are affiliated with the Anaheim Ducks and play all home games at the Norfolk Scope in downtown Norfolk.