What’s Happening in Hampton Roads and Beyond – The Virginian-Pilot


Our picks for what’s happening in Hampton Roads, the East Coast and North Carolina:

Grab a hat, sunscreen and some friends and head to the Virginia Reggae Music and Food Festival on Saturday. International bands and artists will entertain with reggae, afrobeats and soca music. Stock up on Caribbean dishes like jerk chicken, sweet plantains and meat pies. Walk around visiting vendor tables.

1 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday. Virginia Beach Sportsplex, 2044 Landstown Center Way, Virginia Beach. Tickets start at $10. Free parking. Visit tinyurl.com/vareggaemusicfoodfest.


Plan to attend the Chincoteague Blueberry Festival this weekend. Discover treats made with the antioxidant fruit like the ultimate blueberry pie, homemade blueberry ice cream and an old-fashioned blueberry shortcake. Select fine arts and crafts to take home.

9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday to Saturday. Chincoteague Center, 6155 Community Drive, Chincoteague Island. Visit chincoteagueblueberryfestival.com.


Take a trip to Elizabeth City on Saturday to catch the Crab Fest. Tickets include all-you-can-eat crab, barbecue pork, herb chicken, corn on the cob, cucumber and tomato salad, baked beans, coleslaw, tea, and lemonade. Listen to music. Relax with a craft beer.

5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday. Seven Sounds Brewing Company, 112 N. Water St., Elizabeth City. Tickets $30 plus fees. Visit tinyurl.com/sevensoundsbrewingcrabfest.


Los Angeles-based pop-up Vuture Food is making a stopover in Norfolk next week to serve plant-based junk food. Create a meal with the popular Crispy Chicken Sandwiches and Loaded Fries. Pre-orders are not available.

3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 27. Benchtop Brewing Company, 1129 Boissevain Ave., Norfolk. Visit tinyurl.com/plantbasedjunkfood.


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Let’s eat


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Food Truck by Nannie G (soul food). 4 p.m. Thursday. Nansemond Brewing Station, 212 E. Washington St., Suffolk. Visit tinyurl.com/nanniegsfoodtruck.

Downtown Farmer’s Market. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. from Thursday to September 1. 701 Mariners Row, Newport News. Visit citycenteratoysterpoint.com/events.

Wings and Warriors. Noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. Lendy’s Cafe, 1581 General Booth Blvd., Virginia Beach. Visit tinyurl.com/lendyswingsforwarriors.

Pitt County BBQ. Midday. Saturday. MoMac Brewing Company, 3228 Academy Ave., Portsmouth. Visit tinyurl.com/pitcountybbq.

Wine tasting. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. Hickory Trading Company, 357 Johnstown Road, Chesapeake. Tickets $20 plus fees. Visit tinyurl.com/hickorytradingwinetasting.

Beers, beats and bites. 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. from Saturday to October. The Virginia Beer Company, 401 Second St., Williamsburg. Visit tinyurl.com/beersbeatsbitesvabeerco.

Rekaya Gibson, 757-295-8809, [email protected]; on Twitter @gibsonrekaya

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