Festivals in Portsmouth

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Marshmallows and hot dogs roast above the flickering flames of a bonfire. Children pet farm animals beneath a canopy of twinkling lights. Santa even makes a few appearances, greeting the crowds and granting kids' holiday wishes. This is the idyllic scene at Hunt Club Farm's Winter Wonderland?a holiday-themed celebration intended for merrymakers of every age. While touring 5,000 square feet of animated displays, families can view intricately staged scenes that feature lifelike reindeer pulling sleighs, penguins standing atop snowbanks, and elves crafting Christmas toys. Additionally, the Winter Wonderland includes a shopping area with a full-service Christmas tree market, as well as booths selling the wares of local bakers, artisans, and snowflake chiselers.

2400 London Bridge Rd
Virginia Beach,
VA
US

Hampton Roads magazine and the Virginian-Pilot have featured past Virginia Fashion Weeks. More than 2,600 Facebookers like the annual event.

333 Waterside Drive
Norfolk,
VA
US

The Mariners' Museum puts nautical adventure on display with a treasure chest of oceanic artifacts. With either deal, you'll get unlimited admission to the museum. Tickle your grey matter with its outstanding exhibition: artifacts from the USS Monitor, an ironclad ship that battled bravely and sunk during the Civil War’s Battle of Hampton Roads. Or, see exquisite sea-inspired art and thousands of meticulously crafted ship models, which were occasionally used in the Keebler Elves' royal navy. Visitors can also stroll through The Mariners’ Museum Park, which is one of the largest privately-owned and -maintained public parks in the country. Members also receive the following benefits:

100 Museum Dr
Newport News,
VA
US

An admission pass includes access to all live blues music shows, barbecue from local restaurants participating in the “Battle of the BBQ,” two drink tickets (does not include wine), and unlimited high fives at the petting zoo. Talented musical acts such as Jackie Scott & The Housewreckers, Bobby "BlackHat" Walters, and The Michael Clark Band will be jamming and jiving. All proceeds will be donated to Habitat for Humanity of South Hampton Roads and Natchel' Blues Network.

2388 London Bridge Road
Virginia Beach,
VA
US

The Great Bull Run brings the thrill of Pamplona's historic event to cities across the United States. Modeled after the Running of the Bulls, this one-day event enables participants to race live bulls, keeping one step ahead of the charging animals to finally prove that toes are better for running than hooves. While the historic Pamplona event has had few serious injuries in its 102 years of existence, The Great Bull Run staff takes even more precautions to ensure runners stay smiling from beginning to end. Additionally, the bulls are given the full respect they deserve, and are not antagonized or harmed before, during, or after the run.

Following the race, runners and newcomers can gather together for a good old-fashioned food fight. Tomato Royale arms entrants with juicy fruit that they can fling at each other. Additional post-run activities include an after-party, live entertainment, and games as well as food and beverages.

8018 Boydton Plank Rd
Petersburg,
VA
US

Disney's Daytime Emmy Award–winning Imagination Movers will perform their In a Big Warehouse concert in the grand interior of the Lisner Auditorium, playing their most popular songs and bringing the magic of their eponymous TV series to life. The popular New Orleans–based rock band bridges all generation gaps with fun and educational songs chock-full of memorable melodies and bounding rhythms that adults love as much as kids, fueling long van drives and kindergarten karaoke. With an extravagant set and ecstatic energy, the Imagination Movers give a performance that gets audiences dancing, clapping, and singing along, with guest appearances from Playhouse Disney favorites Choo Choo Soul, Nina, and Warehouse Mouse.

6 North Laurel Street
Richmond,
VA
US