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Arts & Culture Events

  1. NORFOLK SOCIETY FOR CEMETERY CONSERVATION (NSCC) VOLUNTEER WORKDAYS

    April 1 - November 30 @ Elmwood Cemetery

    NORFOLK SOCIETY FOR CEMETERY CONSERVATION (NSCC) VOLUNTEER WORKDAYS: Tasks include landscape maintenance, beautification projects, and monument restoration and cleaning. Check calendar for more info: http://www.norfolksocietyforcemeteryconservation.org/

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  2. May Membership Swap

    May 1, 9:00 AM - May 31, 5:00 PM

    The Virginia Zoo and The Mariners’ Museum and Park are swapping members for the month of May. Please visit the Zoo's website for more details.

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  3. Hope House Foundation Hosts the 35th Annual Stockley Gardens Spring Arts Festival

    May 18 - May 19 @ Takes place in Stockley Gardens Park at the corner of Stockley Gardens and Olney Road

    – Hope House Foundation hosts the 35th Stockley Gardens Spring Arts Festival, a free two-day community event featuring 125+ artists, musicians and food vendors. The Stockley Gardens Spring Arts Festival, presented by Union Bank & Trust, takes place in Stockley Gardens Park at the corner of Stockley Gardens and Olney Road in Norfolk on May 18 and 19. Festival hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Stockley Gardens Arts Festival has been named as one of the top two outdoor art festivals in Eastern Virginia by Virginia Living Magazine readers for six years

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  4. VIRGINIA ARTS FESTIVAL PRESENTS THE HANDLEBARDS A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

    May 18, 12:00 PM @ Ocean View Beach Park

    May is National Bike Month and the Virginia Arts Festival is celebrating big with The HandleBards in their U.S. debut! This lively troupe crisscrosses Britain on bikes, taking Shakespeare’s classics to farmers’ fields and village greens—and now brings them to an unexpected spot near you, May 15 – 22. All shows are free and open to the public; additional information including the full schedule below can be found at vafest.org or Virginia Arts Festival facebook page @VaArtsFest. This event is supported in part by Pedego Electric Bikes Norfolk.

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  5. ORDEAL BY INNOCENCE – BEING A CHILD IN THE VICTORIAN ERA CEMETERY TOUR

    May 18, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Elmwood Cemetery

    Join tour guide Shannon Stafford as he explains what childhood was like during the Victorian Period.

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  6. NEON District Art Tours

    May 18, 7:00 PM @ d’Art Center

    Downtown Norfolk Council has partnered with Norfolk Tour Company to offer free monthly walking tours of the NEON District April through October. The tours explore the District that now has more than 87 pieces of public art and a multitude of local businesses that make up the neighborhood fabric. Each tour also highlights a NEON District business or partner, which provides tour attendees with a special experience or promotional offer.

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  7. Shakespeare's Antony & Cleopatra

    May 18, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Chrysler Hall

    Rediscover a Shakespeare classic, enhanced by a long-lost musical score—in the East Coast premiere of a lavish production that has made headlines! With costumed actors and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra conducted by JoAnn Falletta, you’ll hear Shakespeare’s lush language in a new way as you discover music that stirs the pulse.

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Community/Neighborhood Event

  1. Battleship Wisconsin 75th Anniversary Celebration

    May 18 - May 19 @ Nauticus & Battleship Wisconsin

    A weekend of special activities and the opening of new spaces below decks, including “Broadway,” the hospital and laundry (line cutting at 11 a.m. on Saturday). Both days enjoy entertainment, free refreshments, hands-on activities and a sneak peek at Hurrah Players’ Dames at Sea performance. Enjoy a special anniversary rate of only $7.50 both days.

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  2. Plant sale at Stockley Gardens Arts Festival

    May 18 - May 19 @ Stockley Gardens Park, in Norfolk's Ghent neighborhood

    Presented by Norfolk Master Gardens

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  3. TARRALLTON BIKE RODEO

    May 18, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Tarrallton Recreation Center

    Come join the Tarrallton bike rodeo apart of the 2019 Norfolk bike month. DON'T MISS YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A FREE BIKE! ARE YOU READY TO RIDE? Norfolk.gov/bike

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