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Genuine Smithfield’s Children’s Coloring and Activity Book (and Scavenger Hunt)

How about an activity that’s even better than free? Pick up our children’s activity book and play our scavenger hunt and you  can win a free donut or ice cream cone! Our favorite flying pig “PD” is hidden all over town in some of our stores, attractions and restaurants! Stop by our Visitor Center and pick up a FREE coloring & activity book (or download it by clicking on this link). Find P.D. in

2016 MEAC Basketball Tournament

Tickets are on sale for the 2016 MEAC Men’s & Women’s Basketball Tournament in Norfolk  March 7-12, 2016 Norfolk Scope The MEAC Basketball Tournament is a single elimination championship playoff featuring teams from Division I historically black colleges and universities located across the Atlantic coastline: Bethune-Cookman, Coppin State, Delaware State, Florida A&M, Hampton, Howard, Maryland Eastern Shore, Morgan State, Norfolk State, North Carolina A&T State, North Carolina Central, Savannah State, and South Carolina State.

LanternAsia coming to Norfolk Botanical Garden

LanternAsia Art by Day, Magic by Night. March 5 – April 30, 2016 Norfolk Botanical Garden In spring 2016, Norfolk Botanical Garden will transform the Garden’s landscape with colossal works of art that offer a different experience by day and night. An ancient tradition, which dates back to the Han Dynasty in China more than 2,000 years ago, LanternAsia has traveled to Beijing, Sydney, and Rotterdam. Now this magnificent lantern exhibit will leave guests

Virginia International Tattoo 2016

Virginia International Tattoo 2016 Thursday, April 21, 7:30 PM Friday, April 22, 7:30 PM Saturday, April 23, 7:30 PM Sunday, April 24, 2:30 PM Scope Arena The 2016 Virginia International Tattoo will celebrate the past 20 years with an extraordinary, once in a lifetime, cast of performers. Included are the Swiss drum corps Top Secret, a Dutch Band on Bicycles, world champion pipers from the Highlands of Scotland, a massed choir of EPIC proportions,

What Can You Do In Smithfield And Isle Of Wight County That’s Free Or Almost Free?

Kayaking at Windsor Castle Park
Everything! That’s right – all of our attractions are FREE or almost FREE. So a visit to Smithfield & Isle of Wight won’t stretch your pocketbook – but it will stretch your mind with our great museums – and your body with our fabulous outdoor recreational opportunities. FREE ATTRACTIONS: The Old Courthouse of 1750 130 Main Street, Smithfield. Originally modeled after the Capitol Building in Colonial Williamsburg, the building has been beautifully restored. The

2016 Norfolk Waterfront Jazz Festival

Brian Culbertson joins Gerald Albright, Jonathan Butler, Everette Harp, Jeff Lorber, and Chuck Loeb for the 34th Annual Norfolk Waterfront Jazz Festival July 15-16, 2016 5pm-11pm Town Point Park, Norfolk National Recording Artist Brian Culbertson joins Gerald Albright, Jonathan Butler, Everette Harp, Jeff Lorber, and Chuck Loeb for the 34th Annual Norfolk Waterfront Jazz Festival at Town Point Park along the Downtown Norfolk. Hampton Roads’ longest running outdoor jazz festival is celebrating its 34th

7 Ways to Get Up and Out in COVA

Warmer weather is right around the corner and with it comes many opportunities to enjoy the beauty of Spring outdoors in Coastal Virginia. Here are some of the best ideas to get you up and outside to see what’s happening in the coming months.

Celebrate Spring in COVA

Make plans to make your way to Coastal Virginia to Celebrate Spring at one of these great special events happening across the area. Once Spring has sprung, you are going to want to be here.

Why Not Wine in COVA this Spring

Said Benjamin Franklin, “The discovery of a wine is of greater moment than the discovery of a constellation. The universe is too full of stars.” And if you are ready to discover fine wine and great times, Coastal Virginia is the place to be.