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Pig Pickin’ & Family Fun Day

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Expect a rollicking good time when you attend Pig Pickin’ & Family Fun Day on June 2. Pleasures that you can anticipate include listening to live music by the Beachnuts Band, participating in a cornhole tournament andeating scrumptious barbeque. Children will enjoy an array of activities and amenities such as the Bounce House, the Crime Solver’s Hunt and Caricature Drawing.

Admission is $40 for adults and $10 for children. Proceeds go to rewards that lead to the arrest of fugitives.
Hours are from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The location is the Military Aviation Museum at 1341 Princess Anne Road.
Black Jacket Symphony Presents the Eagles
Have you ever heard music that was popular in the ‘60s and ‘70s played by a symphony orchestra? It’s beautiful to hear the majestic sounds of symphonic instruments play the songs you grew up with. On June 15, the Black Jacket Symphony will recreate the Eagles Hotel California album at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts.
Tickets range from $25 to $35. Show…

Patriotic Festival 2018

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Certain perks are associated with living in a military town like Virginia Beach. Some of the assets most cherished by area residents are the wonderful events hosted by the city that remind us of how blessed we are to be Americans. One of these is the upcoming Patriotic Festival scheduled for June 1 to 3. The three-day celebration of our armed forces will include concerts by national touring artists and military displays, as well as entertainment by a USO Show Troup and military bands.

Admission is free. Hours are from noon to 11 p.m. The location is the 5th Street Beach Stage at 500 Atlantic Avenue.
Also, be sure and stop at the USO Military Expo Village, which is on the oceanfront at 17th Street, to see exhibits from the Navy, Army, Marines, Coast Guard and Marines.
Free Hiking Presentation
On May 29, the Smartmouth Brewing Pilot House will present a free hiking class. It will include safety and preparation tips, along with gear recommendations. Experts will also talk about their favori…

Salute to Summer

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By the time the last weekend in May rolls around, many kids are out of school and families are gearing up for vacation. Join the locals at Salute to Summer on May 25 to 27 as they welcome the season of warm temperatures and fun. It will feature free concerts by local and regional bands at three stages on the Virginia Beach Boardwalk.

What makes the event extra special is the touching tribute to the brave men and women who serve in the U.S. armed forces. This will come in the form of the Heroes Walk, which is a display of essays written by area high school students that are reproduced on banners for passersby to read. It will be a wonderful reminder of how grateful we are for the military’s sacrifices on our behalf.
The stages are located at the Dairy Queen Grill & Chill at 17th Street Park, 24th Street Park and 31st Street Park. Hours are from 8 p.m. to 10:45 p.m.
Murder Mystery Dinner Show
When you’re looking for entertainment that is somewhat different, take in a murder mystery dinn…

Family Fun in Late Spring

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The weekend following Mothers’ Day offers three wonderful family events – the Strawberry Jamboree, the Beach Music Cruise-In Weekend and Pirate Weekend. All the galas are free.
Strawberry Jamboree
On May 19, the Virginia Beach Farmers’ Market will host the Strawberry Jamboree. Live music from Dallas Band will entertain while attendees participate in an old-fashioned pie-eating contest and browse craft vendors. The celebration will have activities for children, too. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The address is 3640 Dam Neck Road.
Beach Music Cruise-In Weekend
A nostalgic salute to the past, Beach Music Cruise-In Weekend, May 18 to 20, will feature live tunes from yesteryear, dancing under the stars and a display of classic cars. Food vendors and a giant jukebox will add to the fun.
Festivities start at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, 12:30 p.m. on Saturday and noon on Sunday. The location is on the beach at 30th Street.
Pirate Weekend
Pirate Party on the Beach returns to the oceanfront for two days …