Things to Do: May

Getting Patriotic in COVA

Memorial Day is almost here, and COVA has plenty of ways to celebrate. Parades, festivals, and special Military discounts! Here are 4 ways to get patriotic in COVA: Portsmouth   A Portsmouth tradition since 1884, the annual Memorial Day Parade salutes the service and sacrifices of the men and women of the United States Armed Forces and Portsmouth’s proud military heritage.  Enjoy floats, marching bands and lots of excitement.  The parade begins at 10:00

Cova’s Best Burger Joints

National Burger Day is May 28th, so sit back and sink your teeth into one of these delicious local burgers right here in COVA. Here are two mouth-watering spots to celebrate National Burger Day: Smithfield Of course the award-winning IBX (Inner Banks) Bar at the Smithfield Station (named the 2916 Best Dockside Bar & Grill by Chesapeake Bay Magazine) serves up an award-winning hamburger! Most of the items on the bar’s menu are under

Spring Farmers Markets

Spring is in the air and that means fresh produce, local cheese, eggs, and meat. Bring the whole family along to these Farmers Markets in COVA! Here are 5 Farmers Markets you have to check out this Spring: Williamsburg  Enjoy the heart of Williamsburg in Merchants Square while shopping in the Farmer’s Markets for spring produce, prepared food, fish, artisan cheeses, meats, pasta, cut flowers, and handmade soaps! The market includes live music and

Celebrating Arts & Music in COVA

Calling all art and music lovers! Check out all these fun events going on throughout May in COVA, and don’t forget the Virginia Arts Festival! Here are 5 ways to celebrate music and arts in COVA: Virginia Beach  The family-friendly Sonrise Music Festival, at Virginia Beach’s Oceanfront Resort Beach, will come alive with the sounds of Alternative music May 28-30. Held at the 31st Street Neptune Park, the event will feature Christian artists offering a

Handmade for Mom: Gifts for Mother’s Day

Smithfield Handmade article Victorias Rose Chalk Painting Class
Mother’s day is just around the corner! Celebrate by giving your mom something one-of-a-kind. Here are 5 ways to create a unique Mother’s Day gift in COVA: Smithfield Create a chalk paint masterpiece for Mom! The charming shop Victoria’s Rose, located in the heart of downtown Smithfield will offer a Dixie Belle Chalk Paint Class on Saturday, May 13 from 9 until 11 a.m. This will be an introductory class where attendees will learn

Easton Corbin comes to the Isle!

  Don’t miss the very first Isle Jam Concert featuring Country Superstar Easton Corbin this Satuday, May 21st! Billboard’s Top New Country Artist in 2010, and the only country male artist in 17 years to have TWO consecutive No. 1 singles – “A Little More Country Than That” & “Roll With It,” Florida-born Easton Corbin “sounds authentic and confident surrounded by fiddles and acoustic guitar at a time when young country artists typically offset their country roots with flashy rock guitar solos

Six Generations have read the book…this one will sing it!

Smithfield Little Theatre presents “Little Women” April 28 – May 15, 2016 Based on Louisa May Alcott’s life, “Little Women,” follows the adventures of sisters Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March. Jo is trying to sell her stories for publication, but the publishers are not interested – her friend Professor Bhaer tells her that she has to do better and write more from herself. Begrudgingly taking this advice, Jo weaves the story of herself

Turn the Page: Hi-Fructose Magazine Exhibit Comes to Virginia Beach!

When America’s top-ranked arts publication magazine joins forces with the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), an once-in-a-lifetime VB experience awaits.  MOCA’s newest exhibit, Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose, will be an unprecedented showcase highlighting the renowned art and artists from the San Francisco-based Hi-Fructose The New Contemporary Art Magazine’s first ten years in publication. The exhibit is the ultimate collaboration of two like-minded organizations, and will bring the works

Announcing a new category and more cash prizes for our photo contest!

BIG NEWS! Due to the wonderful response and the gorgeous photos we’ve received for this year’s photo contest, we are adding a new category and more cash prizes! CATEGORY #1 The Faces of Smithfield & Isle of Wight County Photos of people in Smithfield & Isle of Wight County  $150 Grand Prize NEW! $75 2nd Prize NEW! $50 3rd Prize CATEGORY #2 The Faces of our Parks & Recreation Photos of people enjoying our

Explore State Parks in Virginia Beach this Spring

Life moves quickly. With phone calls to answer, meetings to attend and emails to write, sometimes it seems impossible to put life on hold and get away from it all. The faster the train is moving, however, the more important it is to get off from time to time and explore the world outside the tracks. With over 4,000 acres of parks and national refuges, as well as 194 kilometers of waterways, Virginia Beach