Special Events

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  1. Eggspedition 125x125EGGspedition

    March 16 and 23, 2024 - Peter Cottontail and Chessie have been busy along the Chesapeake Bunny Trail! Find out how you can participate in this interactive, family-friendly event and earn a Prize Pack!.

  2. Paddle for the Border 125x125Paddle for the Border

    May 4, 2024 - The 19th annual Paddle for the Border event takes paddlers along the Dismal Swamp Canal from South Mills, North Carolina 7.5 miles north to Chesapeake Virginia.

  3. BikeFest 125x125BikeFest

    May 5, 2024 - Bring your bike and enjoy 12+ miles of paved trails and great family-friendly bike activities!

  4. Jubilee 125x125Chesapeake Jubilee

    May 16-19, 2024 - Visit the official website for the Chesapeake Jubilee.

  5. KayaXpedition ThumbnailKayaXpedition

    June 8-9, 2024 - The annual KayaXpedition, a kayaking and canoeing event, is back in Chesapeake this year! There's something for everyone including music, food trucks, kayaks, and canoes.

  6. Celebrate Freedom 125x125Celebrate Freedom

    July 3, 2024 - Celebrate America's birthday with band concerts providing stirring patriotic sounds. Following the concerts, fireworks by Pyrotecnico will illuminate the dark sky after sunset.

  7. SONO Parade and Picnic 125x125South Norfolk July 4 Parade & Picnic in the Park

    July 4, 2024 - The South Norfolk Civic League and the Chesapeake Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department will present this anual patriotic event in South Norfolk at Lakeside Park, 1441 Bainbridge Boulevard in Chesapeake.

  8. Paddle Your Way 125x125Paddle Your Way

    July 13, August 10, and September 14, 2024 - Calling all paddlers! Bring your own kayak/canoe/stand-up paddleboard and join us this summer for Weekends on the Lake at Oak Grove Lake Park.

  9. Criterium 125x125Chesapeake Criterium Bike Race & Teeuwen Memorial Time Trial

    August 3-4, 2024 - This is a great opportunity for families to experience top level bike racing in Chesapeake!

  10. Symphony Stars 125x125Symphony Under the Stars

    September 1, 2024 - Enjoy classic, pop and jazz music live from the Virginia Symphony Orchestra on the Bagley Stage at Chesapeake City Park.

  11. 911 Ceremony 125x1259/11 Ceremony of Remembrance

    September 11, 2024 - On September 11, 2001, nearly 3,000 people in New York City, at the Pentagon, and near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, lost their lives during the terrorist attacks which changed our lives forever. Join us as we remember those who perished, to honor those who rose in service to assist in the search and recovery efforts, and to pay tribute to those who protect and defend our country in the ongoing war against terrorism by attending this Ceremony of Remembrance.

  12. Holiday Craft Show 125x125Holiday Craft Show

    November 23-24, 2024 - Get your holiday shopping started early. Talented artisans display and sell their crafts at this traditional opening of the holiday shopping season in Chesapeake.

  13. Deck the Hall 125x125Deck the Hall & Fa La La Land

    November & December, 2023 - Enjoy this outdoor wonderland of holiday lights from your car during Deck the Hall, and then for two special Saturday nights it's Fa La La Land where you can bring the family, park the car and enjoy carolers, face painting, holiday-themed food trucks, and more! Deck the Hall: November 23, 2023 - January 2, 2024 drive through from 6-9 p.m. nightly except on Fa La La Land nights. Fa La La Land: December 9 and 16 from 5-9 p.m.

  14. Battle of GB 125x125Battle of Great Bridge

    December 2-3, 2023 - Step back in time with us and experience life as it was during this weekend of commemorative events. There are re-enactments of the Battle of Great Bridge on both days, Revolutionary War encampments, demonstrations, character portrayals, camp life, historical displays and lectures, skilled artisans demonstrating American trades, and children's crafts and activities.

  15. Holiday Brass 125x125Holiday Brass Concert - Virginia Symphony Orchestra

    December 14, 2023 - The bold sounds of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra brass section will help you ring in the holidays in a bright new way!.