07 September 2022

15 Events You Can't Miss This September

Summer might be winding down, but that doesn’t stop the good times from happening in Norfolk. From foodie festivals and live performances to sporting events and more, Norfolk has plenty of fun events this September. Check out our roundup of the 15 events you can’t miss this month!

Weekly Wednesday Wind Down

Harrison Opera House
September 7, 14, 21, 28, 2022

Bring a chair or blanket and your favorite snack to relax on the lawn of Harrison Opera House for Wednesday Wind Down. Take a midweek break and get a sneak peek of what their artists can do ahead of their season opener.

Growlfest

Virginia Zoo
September 10, 2022

This fun-filled evening will feature beer and cider, food trucks and games, plus exclusive, after-hours access to the Zoo with select animals on exhibit late. This is a fun event for the whole family or a group of your wildest dreams. Drinking package includes six tasting tickets, a reusable tasting cup and a commemorative GrowlFest beer glass. The event benefits the Sunrise and Downtown Rotary Clubs of Norfolk and the Virginia Zoo.

Courtesy of Curtis Brown

Caribfest

Town Point Park
September 10, 2022

This vibrant festival fuses the food, colors, creativity, incredible art and live, authentic Caribbean music all along the waterside at Town Point Park. Watch the Parade of Bands full of stunning costumes with unique themes and music. You’ll also enjoy a full-blown concert of international artists on the main stage plus so much more.

CoVa Moves: Goat Yoga by Funwithgoats

COVA Brewing Company
September 10, 17, 24, 2022

Come out to COVA Brew Co. for goat yoga by FunWithGoats! This event is sure to bring tons of smiles, laughs, relaxation and fun. All ages are welcome. Goat yoga is taught in a way that’s perfect for everyone, from the beginner to the advanced yogi. Two class times (10 and 11 a.m.) will be available each Saturday.

Wicked

Chrysler Hall
September 14–25, 2022

WICKED, the Broadway sensation, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz … but from a different angle. From the first electrifying note to the final breathtaking moment, WICKED—the untold true story of the Witches of Oz— transfixes audiences with its wildly inventive story.

Courtesy of Norfolk Festevents, Ltd.

Nashfest 757

Town Point Park 
September 17, 2022

Nashville comes to Norfolk in this one-day festival celebrating the iconic culture and cuisine of Nashville along the Downtown Norfolk Waterfront. Fusing together all of the elements that make Nashville one of America’s most popular cities, NashFest 757 will offer an experience similar to an evening stroll down Broadway, featuring national and local recording artists, mouthwatering hot chicken, barbecue and biscuits, line dancing, craft beer and whiskey tastings, bull riding and much more.

Katt Williams

Scope Arena
September 17, 2022

Be sure to score tickets to the comedy legend and Emmy® Award-winning actor Katt Williams as his “2023 and Me” tour comes to Norfolk

Hermitage Handmade Festival

September 17, 2022

Head to the Hermitage Museum & Gardens from 11 a.m.–4 p.m. to shop for arts and crafts handmade by more than 85 artists! Plus, you’ll enjoy live music on the back patio by Peep the DJ, guided tours and scavenger hunts, food and dessert vendors, Fairy Hair by Chelsea and art activities for all ages!

Heart of Ghent 10K

Ghent
September 17, 2022

Presented by Decorum Furniture and Palace Shops, the Heart of Ghent 10K rings in the fall season with a fit, festive, charitable, family oriented run/walk through the Historic Ghent neighborhood. With a unique blend of restaurants, boutiques, cafes, shopping, professional services and quiet residential neighborhoods, Norfolk’s Ghent is an ideal location for this great event. Proceeds will benefit EVMS.

Oktoberfest at Maker’s Craft Brewery

Maker’s Craft Brewery
September 23–25, 2022

Maker’s is bringing Oktoberfest back in a big with three days of fun. Attendees can look forward to German food, music and prizes. Plus, Maker’s will have specialty Oktoberfest beers pouring for guests’ enjoyment.

Sailfest: Regatta and Pier Party

Nauticus Cruise Pier
September 24, 2022

Join Nauticus for this first annual SailFest, a celebration of their signature program, Sail Nauticus. The event is aimed at raising funds on and off the water in support of STEM and leadership development for local youth. The fundraiser includes a regatta open to all skill levels using Sail Nauticus’ fleet of Harbor 20 sailboats followed by an awards ceremony and Pier Party.

NFK Oktoberfest ’22

Benchtop Brewing Company
September 24, 2022

Dust off that lederhosen and get ready for an epic day of enjoying German beers. Benchtop will release Festbier (plus a few others), and guests can enjoy 10 percent off lagers all day. They’ll host a special costume competition with rewards for the winners, and a food truck will pair perfectly with the lager lineup. PC Duo will be playing live music from 6–9 p.m., so don’t miss out on the fun!

Elizabeth River Gospel Fest

Town Point Park
September 24, 2022

In its inaugural year, the Elizabeth River Gospel Fest will feature a star-studded cast of some of the biggest names in the international gospel scene. Attendees will enjoy the music of Tye Bribbett, Fred Hammond, Bishop Hezekiah Walker and Kierra Sheard in a beautiful setting along the Downtown Norfolk Waterfront.

The Valkyrie

Harrison Opera House
September 30–October 2, 2022

Immerse yourself in the drama as the saga of the Ring enters the mortal realm. Following the hit production of Das Rheingold last year, Virginia Opera continues the story with The Valkyrie! Adapted from the vivid landscape of Norse mythology (think Thor!), Valkyrie explores a hero’s destiny and a confrontation between gods that places human emotion at center stage. The journey of Wagner’s four-opera Ring cycle will continue, with Siegfried in 2023 and Twilight of the Gods in 2024.

The Lion King Experience, Jr.

The Hurrah Players
September 30–October 2, 2022

Based on the Broadway production directed by Julie Taymor with music and lyrics by Elton John and Tim Rice, Disney’s The Lion King Experience is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). Additional music and lyrics by Lebo M, Mark Mancina, Jay Rifkin and Hans Zimmer. Book by Roger Allers & Irene Mecchi.

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