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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 September

Parent's Night Out​​

Friday,  September 21​ • 5:30 - 8:30​ pm | Williams Farm Rec 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 child care monthly pass holders​​​​​

Let's Go Hiking and Kayaking  

Saturday's,  September 22 & 29​​ • 9 - 10:30​ am | Bayside Rec Center
Ages 14 & up • ​A low-impact educational hiking and kayaking program offering leisurely-paced day trips for teens and adults. Bring snacks, water, good hiking shoes and proper clothing. You need to be in good physical condition to participate. No membership or day pass required.​ Register online​ • $35​

​​​​​Parent's Night Out​​

Friday,  September 28​ • 5:30 - 8:30​ pm | Princess Anne Rec 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 child care monthly pass holders​​​​​​

Bow Creek Block Party  

Saturday,  September 29​​ • 11 am - 2​ pm | Bow Creek Rec Center
All Ages​ • ​Come out to Bow Creek for this fun, free, family-friendly block party! A DJ will keep the party going while you play games, check out vendors and exhibitors, enjoy face-painting, and snack on yummy treats from local food trucks (food available for purchase.) • Free and open to the public​

Archery Demo Day 

Saturday,  September 29​​ • 1 - 3​ pm | Bayside Rec Center
Age 6 & up​ • ​Ever wonder if you could shoot a bow and arrow and actually hit the target? Join us for our archery demo day! All equipment is provided. ​(A​ges 6 to 16 must have a parent or guardian present) Questions? Email outdoors@vbgov.com or call 757-385-2990.​ • Free and open to the public​​


 October

How to Master Couponing

Monday's,  October 1 - 22​ • 6 - 7:30​ p​m | Bow Creek Rec Center
Ages 14 & up • ​This 4 week series will teach you the ins and outs of using coupons to help you keep more green in your wallet. You will get your own coupon binder with your registration. Register online​ • $​5​

A Trip to the Mermaid Factory

Thursday,  October 4 • 12 - 3​​ p​m | Great Neck Rec Center
Ages 18 & up • ​Come create a unique mermaid tabletop statue, where the only limitation is your imagination. Dozens of paint colors, glitter, ribbons, tulle and more help your ideas come to life. Go for a standard beach or underwater theme, or consider something more abstract and unexpected. Register online​ • $​25​

Little Artist Halloween

Friday,  October 5 • 5 - 6:30​​ p​m | Bayside​ Rec Center​
Ages 3 - 5 • ​Get creative in the fun holiday craft program. Children will have the opportunity to create fun holiday crafts. These will make great gifts to someone you love for the holiday season​. Register online​ • $​8​

Parent's Night Out​​

Friday,  October 5​ • 5:30 - 8:30​ pm | Kempsville Rec 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 child care monthly pass holders​​​​​​

Teen Trip to Frightmare

Friday,  October 12​ • 5 - 8​ p​m | Williams Farm Rec Center
Ages 13 - 17​ • ​Come out and join us for a trip out to a haunting good time at the newest Halloween attraction. Register online​ • $​28

​​​​Dine and Paint Night

Friday,  October 12​ • 6 - 8​ pm | ​Great Neck Rec Center
Ages 3 & up with a parent • Come enjoy the evening sipping on hot cocoa and painting an awesome creation on a canvas. There will be an instructor showing you step by step directions on painting the perfect picture while kids can choose to follow or create their own art piece. We supply pizza and refreshments. You will get to take your art work home with you at the end of the program. Register online • $10​​​

Nerf Battle Extreme

Friday,  October 12 • 6 - 8​ pm | Bow Creek Rec Center
Ages 8 - 15 • In this extreme Nerf competition you will find giant inflatables and missions to complete to become the next Nerf champion. Test your accuracy while dodging the competition. Pizza and drinks will be served after the competition. Register online • $10​​

Date Night Paint Night

Friday,  October 12​ • 6:30 - 8:30​ pm | ​Bow Creek Rec Center
Ages 18 & up • Parents! Here's an opportunity to drop the kids off and spend some time together, diving into your creative sides. Our staff will entertain the little ones while our instructor guides you in the night's painting. We'll provide all the supplies along with some light refreshments. All you need to bring is a smile. NO experience necessary!​ Register online • $19​​​

Preschool Picnic at the Park​

Wednesday,  October 17 • 10 am - 12 pm | ​Great Neck Park
Enjoy some fall festivities at the park. Kids will have a picnic at the park, decorate sugar cookies, play outdoor games, and paint pumpkins. The kids will get to bring home goodie bags.​ Registe​r online • $10​​​​​​

Culinary Creations

Thursday,  October 18​ • 6 - 8 pm | ​Great Neck Rec Center
All Ages • Put your chef hats on for this fun, inclusive, and creative cooking class. Children and adults will be making their own appetizers, dinners, and desserts. The appetizer will be a dip/ spread for chips or crackers, the dinner will be a pizza party where you can create your own perfect pizza with toppings and sauce of your choice, and lastly for dessert you?ll create your big cookie dessert with candies and fruits to put on top.​ Register online • $10​​​​

​​​​Parent's Night Out​​

Friday,  October 19​ • 5:30 - 8:30​ pm | Williams Farm Rec 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 child care monthly pass holders​​​​​

​​​​​Parent's Night Out​​

Friday,  October 19​​ • 5:30 - 8:30​ pm | Princess Anne Rec 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 child care monthly pass holders​​​​​​

Seatack Fall Festival

Friday,  October 19​ • 5:30 - 7:30​​​ pm | ​Seatack Rec Center
Up to Age 12 • ​ Register online • $5​​

Punt, Pass, Kick

Saturday,  October 20 • 10 am - 1​ pm | Kempsville Rec Center​​​
Ages 6 - 14 • Punt, Pass & Kick is back in Virginia Beach for another great competition! This event allows children ages 5-15 to experience the fun of learning football fundamentals in an engaging and supportive non-contact environment and to showcase their skills of throwing, kicking and punting a football.​ Register online • $5​

Friday Free Family Movie​ Night

Friday,  October 26​​ • 6:30 - 8​:30​​ pm | Great Neck Rec Center
All Ages • Enjoy a night of laughter and fun with a monthly themed movie, games, crafts, and POPCORN! No additional cost. Showing: The Haunted Mansion Register online • Free with rec center membership or day pass.​​​​​​​​​

Ghoula Palooza

Saturday,  October 27​​ • 10 am - 1​​ pm | Great Neck Park
Bring your little ghouls and goblins for a ghostly good time Trick-or-Treating through Great Neck Park. Frighteningly fun family fitness activities, crafts, inflatables, and more will ensure the entire family enjoys a beautiful - but spooky - day at the park!​

Fall Printing

Monday,  October 29 • 5 - 6​ pm | Williams Farm Rec Center​​​
Ages 6 - 12 • Fun class making fall impressions-seeds, leaves, pumpkins and more!​ Register online • $6


 November

Walk Across America Challenge

Thursday's,  November 1 - December 27​ • 6:30 - 10:30​ am | Seatack Rec Center
All Ages • ​Register online​ • Free with rec center membership or day pass.​​​​​​​​​​​

Parent's Night Out​​

Friday,  November 2​ • 5:30 - 8:30​ pm | Kempsville Rec 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 child care monthly pass holders​​​​​​

Float-A-Rama

Sunday,  November 4 • 1 - 4​ pm | Great Neck Rec Center
All Ages • ​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. No Additional cost. Recreation Center Membership or day pass is required • Free with rec center membership or day pass.​​​​​​​​​​​

Parent's Night Out​​

Friday,  November 9 • 5:30 - 8:30​ pm | Princess Anne Rec 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 child care monthly pass holders​​​​​​​

Dine and Paint Night

Friday,  November 9​ • 6 - 7:30​ pm | ​Great Neck Rec Center
Ages 3 & up with a parent • Come enjoy the evening sipping on hot cocoa and painting an awesome creation on a canvas. There will be an instructor showing you step by step directions on painting the perfect picture while kids can choose to follow or create their own art piece. We supply pizza and refreshments. You will get to take your art work home with you at the end of the program. Register online • $15

Table Tennis Tournament

Saturday,  November 10 • 9 am - 4:30​ pm | Bayside Rec Center​​
Ages 14 & up • Bayside Table Tennis Tournament using a Giant Round Robin format. Ages 14 & up. No Cash prizes. Register online • $30 members; $39 non-members

Parent's Night Out​​

Friday,  November 16 • 5:30 - 8:30​ pm | Princess Anne Rec 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 child care monthly pass holders​​​​​​​​

Parent's Night Out​​

Friday,  November 16 • 5:30 - 8:30​ pm | Williams Farm Rec 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 child care monthly pass holders​​​​​​​​​

Friday Free Family Movie​ Night

Friday,  November 16​​ • 6:30 - 8​:30​​ pm | Great Neck Rec Center
All Ages • Enjoy a night of laughter and fun with a monthly themed movie, games, crafts, and POPCORN! No additional cost. Showing: The Polar Express in 3D Register online • Free with rec center membership or day pass.​​​​​​​​​

Date Night Paint Night

Friday,  November 16​ • 6:30 - 8:30​ pm | ​Bow Creek Rec Center
Ages 18 & up • Parents! Here's an opportunity to drop the kids off and spend some time together, diving into your creative sides. Our staff will entertain the little ones while our instructor guides you in the night's painting. We'll provide all the supplies along with some light refreshments. All you need to bring is a smile. NO experience necessary!​ Register online • $19​​​​

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