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Arts & Culture Events

  1. Vik Muniz: Photography and the Rebirth of Wonder

    July 13, 10:00 AM - October 14, 5:00 PM @ Chrysler Museum of Art

    Vik Muniz: Photography and the Rebirth of Wonder examines the full breadth of the imaginative artist’s career and features more than 100 photographs, including many of Muniz’s most recent works.

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  2. MacArthur Memorial 3rd Annual Military History Film Festival

    August 9, 7:00 PM - October 31, 9:00 PM @ The MacArthur Memorial Visitors Center

    The MacArthur Memorial is hosting its third annual Military History Film Festival August – October 2018. To commemorate the World War I Centennial, the 2018 films will focus on the courage and sacrifice of American troops in World War I. The film festival will kick off on August 9, 2018. In partnership with the Military Aviation Museum of Virginia Beach, the MacArthur Memorial will screen The Millionaires' Unit (2015) (120 mins).The festival will continue with screenings of The Fighting 69th (1940) on September 13, 2018 and Sergeant York (1941) on October 4, 2018. All screenings will take place in the MacArthur Memorial Visitors Center Theatre at 7:00 PM. Admission is FREE but registration is requested. Visit for more information or to register.

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  3. Norfolk Visual Arts Month

    October 1 - October 31, 12:00 PM @ Norfolk Virginia

    Visual Arts are all around you in Norfolk, Virginia. We’ve identified over 100 ways to experience visual arts during the month of October. Not only will you find art in galleries and museums, you’ll find that many establishments are bringing visual arts to the forefront every day all year long. It is with good reason Norfolk is called the Cultural Capital of Virginia.

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  4. 1918: Americans in Battle

    October 6, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ MacArthur Memorial

    The MacArthur's Memorial's upcoming World War I symposium will evaluate the performance of American troops on the battlefield during the critical year 1918 and examine how their performance forever shaped the American perception of the War. Free event but registration is asked please call 757-441-2965

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  5. 30th Annual Virginia Children's Festival

    October 6, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Town Point Park

    Guests of all ages will enjoy high-energy, imaginative play games as family audiences are journeyed into a whimsical, educational world with dancing robots, a fire stomping rhino, live drawing, huge balloons, full scale puppets, and even a costume party! This highly interactive show unfolds, propelled by award-winning music and dance beats that will catapult both young and old out of their seats! This exciting family festival is filled with more than 100 fun, creative and interactive activities that include storytelling, hands-on workshops, educational displays, cultural experiences, arts and crafts, military demonstrations, costumed characters and more!

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  6. Virginia Children's Festival

    October 6, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Town Point Park - Downtown Norfolk Waterfront

    Hampton Roads’ most exciting family festival is filled with more than 100 fun, creative and interactive activities that include storytelling, hands-on workshops, educational displays, cultural experiences, arts and crafts, military demonstrations, costumed characters and more! This event is designed with children 10 and younger in mind.

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  7. Croctober

    October 6, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Virginia Zoological Park

    It’s Croctober! We’re talking all things crocodilian at this all new EdZOOcation Day! From 11 am to 2 pm on October 6, join us at the crocodile exhibit in the new World of Reptiles to explore animals and their habitats through hands-on activities, crafts, stories, Keeper Chats, and close-up encounters with our program animal ambassadors. Contribute directly to conservation efforts around the world and learn about what you can do every day to protect the species you love! Free with admission.

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Community/Neighborhood Event

  1. Home Horticulture Education: Lawn and Garden Basics for the Successful Grower

    October 6, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Virginia Cooperative Extension

    Virginia Cooperative Extension, the Norfolk Master Gardeners and Eggleston Garden Center are proud to bring you Home Horticulture Education, a five part crash course in the fundamentals of home lawn and garden care for the budding gardener. This class is designed as an abbreviated alternative to Master Gardener training, tailored to those who are interested in learning the basics of the curriculum but cannot commit to the requirements of full Master Gardener training. Each class will run from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM and will include coffee and light snacks. This series will be exclusively a classroom event, and will not include hands-on exercises in these topics.

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  2. Norfolk Arbor Day

    October 6, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Lafayette Park

    Plant trees today, for tomorrow. Fun for all ages: Tree trail trek, free tree adoptions, food trucks, exhibits and more!

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  3. Neighborhood Expo 2018

    October 6, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Military Circle Mall

    Join us for Norfolk's annual Neighborhood Expo featuring entertainment, neighborhood related exhibitors, free food, and opportunities to network with other neighborhoods. This year's Expo will cap off Summer of the Service Member. We encourage you to wear clothing that supports the military.

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  4. 5th Annual Chelsea West Fest

    October 6, 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Chelsea Business District

    The FREE Festival, organized by Hope House Foundation, celebrates the energy of local offerings with a wide variety of hand-made items from local crafters, talented local musicians, local beers, local pop-up food vendors and local products.

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  5. Series of Unfortunate Deaths Cemetery Tour

    October 6, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Cedar Grove Cemetery

    Norfolk Society for Cemetery Conservation (NSCC) & the Norfolk Bureau of Cemeteries present the Series of Unfortunate Deaths Cemetery Tour What enigmas lay at rest amidst the grounds of Cedar Grove, Virginia's oldest public cemetery? Tales of bizarre deaths that lay deep within span the last 200 years. Join tour guide, Shannon Stafford and spend an autumn afternoon exploring these long-lost stories.

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