Recreation Center Events

​​​​​There’s more to explore at our recreation centers than just our gyms, pools and fitness rooms! We also offer a wide variety of exciting events and programs for all ages. Registration is required for some events, so sign up early to ensure you don’t miss out! Most events require a recreation center membership or day pass, unless otherwise noted.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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 August

Modern Line Dancing

Wednesday, August 21 • 7:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. | Williams Farm Recreation Center
A funky fresh take on the classic party dances and a blend of new custom line dances. Comfortable shoes required. No experience necessary. Register Online ​​• $5

​​ ​Parent's Night Out 

Friday, August 23 •​ 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. | Princess Anne Recreation Center​

Parents are you in need of a date night or just some time of relaxation? Well, Parent's Night Out is the perfect program for you. Enjoy a night out on the town, while your children enjoy a night of fun at the rec center. No time to figure out dinner? No worries, we have you covered. Pizza and drinks are included. Also, feel free to dress children in pajamas to make the transition to bedtime 10 times easier. All children must wear closed-toe shoes and socks in order to participate in all activities. Register​ Online • $15; $10 for drop-in childcare monthly pass holders.​​​

Movie Night in the Pool

Friday,  August 23 • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. | Great Neck Recreation Center
Enjoy a special feature while floating in the pool. No additional cost. Recreation Center Membership or day pass required.​ Movie TBD. To learn more contact Great Neck Recreation Center​

Adult Summer Trips: Knotts Island Day Trip

Saturday, August 24 • 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Princess Anne Recreation Center
Enjoy a beautiful ride to Knotts Island where we will stop by the Martin Farm and Winery for tastings and then we will go out for a late lunch at Pearls Bay Villa Restaurant.  Register Online ​​• $15 covers transportation only. Participant is responsible for any other cost (Martins Farm and Lunch).

​​Adult Summer Trips: 8 Shires Distillery Trip

Saturday, August 24 • 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. | Bow Creek Recreation Center
8 Shires Distillery is a small craft distillery in the Historic Triangle of Williamsburg Virginia. Their mission is to research, preserve, teach, and present the history of distillation from the Colonial American Period, the years 1600-1775. We will tour the distillery with a small tasting of their product at the end. Lunch will be on your own at a local restaurant. 21 years of age and older only. No recreation center membership required. Transportation provided! Meet us at Bow Creek Recreation Center. Register Online ​​• $15 ​

 September

​​Parent’s Night Out

Friday,  September 6 • 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. | Kempsville Recreation Center
Ages 3 - 13 | Parents are you in need of a date night, or just some time of relaxation? Well, Parent's Night Out is the perfect program for you. Enjoy a night out on the town, while your children enjoy a night of fun at the rec center. No time to figure out dinner? No worries, we have you covered. Pizza and drinks are included. Also, feel free to dress children in pajamas to make the transition to bedtime 10 times easier. Children registered for the Drop-In Child Care program will receive a $5 discount. All children must wear closed-toe shoes and socks in order to participate in all activities. Register Online • $10 drop-in child care members | $15 without drop-in child care​​

​​Dog Day on the Spray Ground

Saturday,  September 7 • noon - 4 p.m. | Williams Farm Recreation Center
Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation welcomes our 4-legged friends to enjoy the outdoor sprayground at Williams Farm Recreation Center. A recreation membership is NOT required to attend this event, however, registration for the event IS required. Registration is in-person only at Williams Farm. Proof of license and vaccinations will be required at the time of registration and remember space is limited. The registration form is available here​ or for more information please contact Williams Farm Recreation Center​

Nerf Turf Battle

Wednesday,  September 11 • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. | Kempsville Recreation Center
Spend the evening defending your turf in this 2 hour Nerf battle. Register Online​​​​ • $10

​​​​Trip to Rosie's Gaming Emporium

Saturday,  September 21 • 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Bow Creek Recreation Center
Ages 18+ | Register Online • $15

​​DIY Wood Door Sign Workshop

Wednesday,  September 25 • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. | Kempsville Recreation Center
Ages 18+ | Looking for a fun night? Join our DIY Wood Door Sign Workshop. We provide all the materials and instruct you step by step to create a beautiful piece to take home and hang on your house door. Cost includes all materials and light snacks. Register Online • $30​ ​

 October

​​Little Artist & Adventure 

Tuesday,  October 1 • 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. | Great Neck Recreation​ Center
All ages are welcome to come along and explore as we read a book and decorate arts and crafts to take home after. This event is free with a rec center membership. Register Online​

​​Parent’s Night Out

Friday,  October 4 • 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. | Kempsville Recreation​ Center
Ages 3 - 13 | Parents are you in need of a date night, or just some time of relaxation? Well, Parent's Night Out is the perfect program for you. Enjoy a night out on the town, while your children enjoy a night of fun at the rec center. No time to figure out dinner? No worries, we have you covered. Pizza and drinks are included. Also, feel free to dress children in pajamas to make the transition to bedtime 10 times easier. Children registered for the Drop-In Child Care program will receive a $5 discount. All children must wear closed-toe shoes and socks in order to participate in all activities. Register Online​​ • $10 drop-in childcare members | $15 without drop-in childcare​​

​​Axe Throwing Fieldtrip 

Saturday,  October 5 • 2 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. | Kempsville Recreation​ Center
Axe throwing is all the rage right now and it's fun for everyone! Enjoy a Saturday afternoon learning to throw an axe. Registration includes transportation, 1.5 axe throwing with instruction and axe throwing tips. This is an 18 and up, adults-only trip. Closed-toed shoes are required. A membership or day pass is not required for this activity. Register Online​ • $40.00 

​​Nerf Turf Battle

Wednesday,  October 9 • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. | Kempsville Recreation Center
Spend the evening defending your turf in this 2 hour Nerf battle. Register Online​​​​​ • $10

​​Pumpkin Painting Party

Tuesday,  October 15 • 10 a.m. - noon | Great Neck Recreation Center
Ages 2-6 are invited to join in the fun at Great Neck Rec center. We will supply the pumpkin, paint and snacks. Wear your costume for a fun Halloween picture to take home. Register Online​ • $5.00

​​Builders Bash

Thursday,  October 17 • 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. | Great Neck Recreation Center
A night to take your imagination on a wild ride with Lego's! There will be tons of building templates to choose from and kits will be provided. Ages 5-10 bring your creativity and prepare for fun. Pizza and drinks included. Register Online​ • $15

​​Friday Free Movie Night

Friday,  October 18 • 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. | Great Neck Recreation Center
Enjoy a night of laughs and fun with a monthly themed movie, games, craft, and POPCORN! All ages are welcome. This event is FREE to recreation center members. Register Online  • No Additional Fee

​​Blue Goose Wildlife Tram

Friday,  October 18 • 9 a.m. - 1​:30 p.m. | Great Neck Recreation Center
Let your adventurous spirit soar, or pedal, with a False Cape Bike Tour! This is a guided tour and last roughly 2-hours. Participants are encouraged to bring water or something to drink. Cost includes individual bikes and transportation. The bike tours are designed for individuals with a moderate level of physical fitness. Please consider your physical conditioning before reserving a spot. This event is 21+. Register Online​ • $8

​​Calling Singles

Friday,  October 18 • 6:30 p.m. -  8:30 p.m. | Bayside Recreation Center
Come out and meet a community of dynamic singles as everyone gets together for our social event at Bayside Recreation Center. We are looking for active, fun-loving singles who are 45 and older and love socializing. We will be playing games, listening to music, dancing and enjoying delicious food. Register Online​ • $15

​​Date Night Paint Night

Friday,  October 18 • 6:30 p.m. -  8:30 p.m. | Bow Creek Recreation Center
Date Night Paint Night is all about having a great time while getting creative and trying your hand at painting a piece of art. Our instructor will guide you every step of the way, so NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. This is an 18 and up event. Registration includes paint supplies, light refreshments and childcare. Register Online​ • $19

​​Float-A-Rama

Sunday,  October 20 • 1 p.m. -  4 p.m. | Bayside Recreation Center
It's a day of huge, fun floats that are so big the pool is devoted just to them! Enjoy shallow and deep end floats like Submarine, Sky Totter or Space Mountain. Recreation Center Membership or day pass is required​. Must register at Bayside Recreation Center • No Additional Fee

​​DIY Tile Coaster Workshop

Wednesday,  October 23 • 6 p.m. -  8 p.m. | Kempsville Recreation Center
Looking for a fun night? Join our DIY Tile Cup Coaster Workshop. We provide all the materials and instruct you step by step to create 4 table coasters to take home. Cost for the workshop includes all materials and light snacks. This is an 18 and up event. Register Online​ • $30

​​Friday Night Fright

Friday,  October 25 • 6 p.m. -  8 p.m. | Princess Anne Recreation Center
Fun fall activities. Games, costumes, crafts, spooky music. Children under 6 must participate with a parent. Event is FREE with one or more can food donations. Membership is required. Register Online​ • No Additional Fee

​​Spooktacular Fun & Movie Night

Wednesday,  October 30 • 6 p.m. -  8:30 p.m. | Williams Farm Recreation Center
It's the night before Halloween and time to show off your wonderful costumes before the big day reveal. Stop by Williams Farm for some spooktackular fun and games then we will enjoy a movie and munch down on some delightful treat. See you there...boo!Register Online​ • $5​

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