Pause, Reflect, and Enjoy Memorial Day Weekend in Hampton Roads


“I came to visit you today

To place this flag next to your grave.

The sacrifices you have made

Will forever be indebted this day.


Pause, Reflect, and Enjoy Memorial Day Weekend in Hampton Roads.

The official start of Summer is here, and there are some great things to do this weekend in Hampton Roads, Southeastern Virginia, and Northeastern North Carolina. Our COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted in Virginia, and a lot of venues are opening up to more people. 

HONOR & REMEMBER at the City of Chesapeake’s annual Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 31st at 11AM in front of City Hall. The ceremony will also be live-streamed on Cox Cable 48, Verizon 43, Chesapeake TV's livestream, and the City's Facebook page

COMMEMORATE Memorial Day (virtually) on Monday, May 31st from 11AM to 12PM with the National D-Day Memorial Ceremony. It was recorded on location at the memorial in Bedford, Virginia and premieres on Monday! 

FREE Admission for the military this Memorial Day weekend at Colonial Williamsburg. Active-duty Military, Reservists, National Guard Personnel, Retired military and veterans receive complimentary admission once annually for themselves and up to three direct dependents on either Memorial Day weekend or Veterans Day weekend.

GO Strawberry Pickin’ at Hickory Ridge Farm in Chesapeake. Check their Facebook Page for updates on food trucks, and special activities for this weekend! The weather should be good on Sunday for their Pony Rides, Hayrides, and the Barrel Train. 

CATCH a family movie on Saturday, May 29th, under the stars at the Atlantic Union Bank Pavilion in Old Town Portsmouth. It’s FREE! Gates open at 7PM, and the movie ONWARD (PG) starts at 8PM. Seating is unreserved, and will be set up to comply with social distancing guidelines. 

TAKE IN nature on a Spring Tram Tour on Saturday or Sunday at False Cape State Park in Virginia Beach. Reservations are required. Tours are from 9AM to 1PM and include a guided hike. 

ENJOY America’s favorite pastime at Harbor Park in Norfolk. The Tides will be taking on the Charlotte Knights Saturday and Sunday. There will be a fireworks extravaganza after Saturday night’s game! 

VISIT the Graveyard of The Atlantic Museum on North Carolina’s Hatteras Island to learn about the more than 1,500 ships that line the Outer Banks seafloor. The museum offers programming year round for those of all ages. Other Outer Banks adventures include the Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kitty Hawk, and Wild Horse Tours in Corolla.  

BRING your bike to Norfolk Botanical Garden for Bike Nights from 4-7PM, both Saturday and Sunday. Enjoy the landscape and the garden’s 7 miles of paved pathways. 

Whatever you choose to do this weekend, we hope you take a moment to pause and reflect on those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country. We ask that you share any additional ideas in the comments below. Happy Memorial Day weekend everyone!


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