See Shakespeare in a Whole New Light During ‘Light Seeking Light,’ a Mid-Summer Fantasy Festival Taking Place This Weekend Near Norfolk Crossing

July 23, 2015 2:30 pm

You've probably never experienced Shakespeare quite like this before, Norfolk Crossing! This weekend, Norfolk Festevents will merge forces with the Virginia Stage Company to present "Light Seeking Light," a Mid-Summer Fantasy Festival.

Transforming Town Point Park into an "enchanted forest," this three-day-long interactive art event will explore Shakespearean themes through pop-up performances, large-scale art installations, live music, and other out-of-the-ordinary, imaginative forms of entertainment. Kid-friendly activities are on the agenda, while of-age guests can partake in the festival's craft brews and wines. Costumes are encouraged, and be sure to bring your own lawn chairs or blankets for taking in the performances.

An all-ages event, Mid-Summer Fantasy Festival is free to enter and will take place 7:30–10p.m. Friday through Sunday.

Mid-Summer Fantasy Festival 2015
July 24–July 26
Town Point Park
Waterside Drive
Norfolk, VA 23510
festevents.org/events/2015-season-events/mid-summer-fantasy-fest

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Where to Catch July Fourth Fireworks Near Norfolk Crossing: Celebrate Freedom Concert at Chesapeake City Park

July 2, 2015 2:45 pm

If you arrive at Chesapeake City Park around 9:15 p.m. this Friday, July 3, you're sure to encounter countless Americans with their eyes turned toward the sky. The reason? The 90-acre park will host a spectacular fireworks show, the capstone event of Celebrate Freedom, a festival in honor of our nation's birthday.

Before the fireworks light up the night sky, however, event-goers will take in the patriotic tunes of the U.S. Army TRADOC Command Band during a special concert performance at 7:45 p.m. And before that, there's family fun to be had, from face painting to bounce houses. If you and your brood arrive hungry, there'll be plenty of concessions for sale from the festival's on-site food trucks. Don't forget your picnic blankets and lawn chairs!

Celebrate Freedom is free to attend. On-site parking costs $5 and opens at 5 p.m. See you there, Norfolk Crossing!

Celebrate Freedom Concert and Fireworks 2015
5 p.m. Fri., July 3
Chesapeake City Park
900 City Park Drive
Chesapeake, VA 23320
www.cityofchesapeake.net/Government/City-Departments/Departments/parks-recreation-tourism/events/special_events/CelebrateFreedom.htm

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What to Do This Weekend Near Norfolk Crossing: Explore the Culture and Cuisine of Louisiana During the 26th Annual Bayou Boogaloo and Cajun Food Festival

June 18, 2015 2:30 pm

The countdown is officially on for the Bayou Boogaloo Music and Cajun Food Festival, returning for its 26th season tomorrow, Friday, June 19! A celebration of the cuisines and culture of New Orleans, this three-day event promises to please the palate with Creole and Cajun fare while also offering live music, a marketplace featuring Gulf Coast artists and groceries, and Bayou-themed activities.

Of course, the real draw here is the food, so if you're a fan of gumbo, jambalaya, etouffee, or po'boys, be sure to arrive hungry. You'll even be able to introduce your palate to alligator sausage and turtle soup! And did we mention that the festival will feature 8,000 pounds of fresh Louisiana crawfish? Be sure to conclude your visit with a 30-minute cruise on the Carrie B, a replica of a 19th-century Mississippi paddle wheeler!

The Bayou Boogaloo Music and Cajun Food Festival takes place noon to 10 p.m. Friday, June 19; noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 20; and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 21. Arrive between noon and 4 p.m. on opening day (Friday) to score complimentary admission. Tickets can be purchased online.

Hope to see you there, Norfolk Crossing!

2015 Bayou Boogaloo Music and Cajun Food Festival
June 19 through June 21
Town Point Park
Downtown Norfolk, Virginia
festevents.org/events/2015-season-events/bayou-boogaloo-cajun-festival

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