Things to Do: October

Enjoy Ham-O-Ween in downtown Smithfield

        Genuine Smithfield is the HAM-O-WEEN Destinations in Coastal Virginia! Remember when You used to look forward all year to Trick or Treating on Halloween night?…Strolling the charming streets of a friendly small town with candy galore and enough tasty treats and terrifying tricks to thrill both the young – and the young at heart! Genuine Smithfield still hosts that quintessential Halloween experience! So come for the candy, the contests, the creepy characters

Soup’s On!

Come on out and support your community and enjoy some delicious homemade soup and desserts too!  Souper Saturday has been an important fundraising event for the Isle of Wight Christian Outreach Program for the past 25 years. All monies raised (100%) will be used to pay for heating costs for those in need during the winter months through the Isle of Wight Social Services Department’s Fuel Assistance Program. Come by Trinity United Methodist Church (201

Christmas in Smithfield 2016 tickets go on sale Saturday!

In some ways it seems as if time has stood still in Smithfield, Virginia. Known as the Ham Capital of the World and nestled along the Pagan River, Smithfield is just a half hour’s drive from both Norfolk and the Virginia Peninsula. The Town’s remarkable National Historic District and the adjacent Windsor Castle Park encompass more than 500 acres and feature almost 300 contributing buildings from 1730 through the early 20th century. The downtown

Fall for the Arts in COVA

In the mood for something quieter to do or a little more low key? Want to get in touch with your artsy side? Well, then here’s a list to help you fall for Cova in a whole new way. Explore some amazing galleries and discover a new appreciation for the creativity that is alive in Coastal Virginia. Here are seven ways to Fall for the Arts in COVA: Hampton The Hampton University Museum, the

Fall Festival Round-Up

Summer has come to an end and fall is blowing in. Now is the time to get outside and enjoy the weather and colors of fall. We’ve compiled a list of some of the must-do festivals in Coastal Virginia this October. With so many great options, you’ll certainly fill up your calendar quickly. Here are six ways to get festive this October in COVA: Norfolk Stockley Gardens, one of Norfolk’s many green spaces, transforms

Fall’s Hidden Haunted Gems

In the mood for some tricks and treats? We’ve gathered all the hot spots together for your Tour de Boo this October. Grab your friends and get ready to discover these spooky hidden gems. There’s even some not-so-spooky fun for your little pumpkins! Here are six ways to get ghouled in COVA: Norfolk Haunted Ship: Alien Terror. Aliens have crash landed in the Elizabeth River and invaded the Battleship Wisconsin – will you be

The Parade is coming to Carrollton!

Don’t miss the Peninsula Home Builders Association’s 2016 Parade of Homes at Founders Pointe in Carrollton beginning Saturday, Oct. 1 and running through October 16. Featuring eight exquisite fully-furnished homes on a beautiful cul-de-sac overlooking a park-like setting in Founders Pointe. Each home showcases the latest decorating ideas and designs, hot trends, and newest technology. Live music, food, and special events including a Taste of Coastal Virginia, a Wine and Dine Evening, Thirsty Thursdays, an Oyster

Party with The King of the Sea in VB this Fall!

As the summer winds down to a close, the party begins in Virginia Beach. It’s time to usher in the fall season in style with a host of festivals and events you won’t want to miss. Don’t get us wrong; we love the sun, sand and surf of the warmer months, but as the temperature lowers, the Resort Beach is just heating up! The preeminent party of the VB fall festival season pays homage

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

An Occasion for the Arts Williamsburg

An Occasion For The Arts, the art show and music festival, is being held on October 1st and 2nd 2016 in the Merchants Square Area of Colonial Williamsburg and on the streets of historic and downtown Williamsburg, Virginia. This event features fine artists from across the nation, a wide variety of entertainment, live demonstrations, wine tasting and other fun and exciting activities for the whole family. Each year’s show features an increasing number of  outstanding