Hampton Festivals and Special Events

Hampton Festivals and Special Events

Upcoming Hampton Events

September 2, 2023 – Crabtown Seafood Festival – Held along the downtown waterfront from Mill Point Park to the downtown docks, this festival features seafood vendors, fishing boats, and educational exhibits about the Chesapeake Bay. 11:00 am to 7:00 pm. Hampton, VA.

September 23 & 24, 2023 – Hampton Cup Regatta – North America’s oldest continuously-run hydroplane boat race is back in Hampton for its 97th year! This event features high-speed hydroplane boat racing, food & beer vendors, and a car show. Spectating areas are on the Mercury Blvd Bridge that leads to Fort Monroe and the grassy area on Stilwell Drive. Hampton, VA.

October 7 & 8 , 2023 – Crawlin’ Crab Half Marathon & 5K – Featuring a flat, fast course and a fun celebration afterward. Starts at the Hampton Roads Convention Center. Hampton, VA.

November 18, 2023 – Coliseum Central Whimsical Winter Wonderland – Hampton Coliseum is transformed into a festive wonderland with fun for the whole family. This free event features stage shows by aerialists, jugglers and illusionists in addition to roaming entertainers and stilt walkers. There will be ample opportunities for photos in the various photo booths and holiday-themed areas. In addition, there will be face painting, balloon and glitter tattoo artists. Hampton, VA.

December 9, 2023 – Hampton Holly Days Illuminated Parade – The parade begins at 5:00pm and travels  along Settlers Landing and surrounding Downtown streets.