In Chesapeake, there’s no shortage of ways to rejuvenate, reconnect and relax. From the great outdoors, to festivals, parks, waterways and more, Chesapeake is in the center of it all! That’s why Napolitano Homes has two active communities of new homes in Chesapeake (Hanbury Manor and Western Branch Reserve), and one on the way (Fieldstone on Elbow Road). We build where you love to live!
September 2016 has an exciting lineup for things to do in the city of Chesapeake. Clear your schedule and check out this calendar of events from www.visitchesapeake.com.
FOOD TRUCK HUMP DAYS ON THE GREAT BRIDGE WATERWAYS
Times: First and Third Wednesday – 4:00 PM – Dusk
Location: Battlefield Park
Recurrence: Recurring every 2 weeks on Wednesday
Address: 1775 Historic Way, Chesapeake, VA 23320
Join Eat The Streets 757 at Battlefield Park on the first and third Wednesday of the month starting April 6 and ending October 19. A huge variety of food truck gourmet dishes will be offered along with children’s activities and live entertainment by the Great Bridge Battlefield & Waterways History Foundation, the City of Chesapeake, and friends!
WESTERN BRANCH FRIDAY FARMERS MARKET
Times: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: Western Branch Community Center
Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Friday
Address: 4437 Portsmouth Boulevard, Chesapeake, VA 23321
New this year, Western Branch adds a Friday night Farmers Market. This market will include all things homegrown and homemade, food trucks and live music. It will be a place that people can gather on Friday nights and make connections! Grab some dinner, pick up some fresh veggies and fruit, fresh-cut flowers, bakery items and homemade products, while listening to live music.
CHESAPEAKE PLANETARIUM PRESENTS “LIGHT SPEED JOURNEY”
09/01/2016 – 09/29/2016
Times: 8:00 PM
Location: Chesapeake Planetarium
Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Thursday
Address: 310 Shea Drive, Chesapeake, VA 23322
Phone: (757) 547-0153
Admission: Free and Open to the Public
Explore the universe at the fastest speed known… the speed of light. Imagine traveling so fast that you could circle the Earth faster than a blink of the eye. Our imaginary trip will create a time shift that will change our home planet when we return. Our voyage will take us from Earth to the farthest region of space and back.
Times: Main Event – 8:00 AM; Kids Run – 10:00 AM
Location: Dismal Swamp Canal Trail
Address: 1200 Dismal Swamp Canal Trail, Chesapeake, VA 23322
Phone: (757) 382-8244
The Freedom Run is held in memory of those who lost their lives in the events of September 11, 2001. We also honor our members of the United States Military and public safety who made the ultimate sacrifice that day, as well as those who have served or are currently serving in the military and public safety profession.
The proceeds from this event will benefit Chesapeake Sheriff’s Office Charities, Inc., which offers aid to elderly and indigent victims of crime in Chesapeake. You can find more information about Charities, Inc. by visiting our website at www.chesapeakesheriff.com.
A portion of the proceeds will also benefit Fisher House, which provides a “home away from home” for families of patients receiving care at a major military or VA medical center. To learn more visit www.fisherhouse.org.
Register online by visiting https://register.chronotrack.com/r/20861 or call (757) 382-8244.
Times: 2:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Location: Izaak Walton Park
Address: Shipyard Road, Chesapeake, VA 23323
Phone: (757) 487-9614
Admission: $25 in Advance; $30 at the Gate; Ages 13 – 17 Half Price; Kids 12 and under Free
Join the Deep Creek Ruritans for the annual BeefFest 2016. Featuring Texas-style BBQ beef, baked beans, cole slaw, rolls, special sauce & your favorite liquid refreshments. Music by “This Time Around”.
CHESAPEAKE VIRGINIA DOG FANCIERS AKC ALL BREED DOG SHOW
09/24/2016 – 09/25/2016
Times: 8:00 AM
Location: Chesapeake City Park
Address: 900 City Park Drive, Chesapeake, VA 23320
This AKC event gives dogs and their owners the ability to have fun and show off their training, team work, and breeding. It features judging of breeds according to their written standards by AKC judges to the BEST IN SHOW each day.
Vendors will feature items from food to collars to leashes to toys that can be used to reward your best friend with upon returning home. Admission is free. Parking is $5 per day. Concessions will be available for purchase
NORTHWEST RIVER PARK FAMILY FUN DAY
Times: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: Northwest River Park & Campground
Address: 1733 Indian Creek Road, Chesapeake, VA 23322
Phone: (757) 421-7151
Admission: Free and open to the public
Come out Saturday, September 24, 2016, to Chesapeake Parks, Recreation and Tourism’s Family Fun Day at Northwest River Park. From 12 – 6 pm.
All park activities are FREE and include:
• canoe rentals
• paddleboat rentals
• bicycle rentals
• miniature golf
• wagon rides
• fishing (license required)
• Over 7-miles of hiking trails, picnic areas, playgrounds and other amenities
Learn more about the park at: www.CityofChesapeake.net/NWRP
For this special day, in addition to Northwest River Park’s activities, Family Fun Day will offer inflatables, pony rides, children’s crafts, face painting, Chessie’s Waddler and Toddler zone, AllStar’s zany photo booth, lawn games, and more! Remember, ALL activities are FREE! Food vendors will be on-site.
Immediately following Family Fun Day, Northwest River Park will be the host of Chesapeake Parks, Recreation and Tourism’s “Movie & More” series featuring Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. Activities start at 6 pm and movie will begin approximately at 7:30 pm Please bring your blankets or lawn chairs. No tents permitted.