Special Events

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​​​​​​​​Movie NightsMovie Night

October 20
Mount Trashmore Park
Enjoy a movie under the stars at Mount Trashmore Park! Bring blankets and beach chairs to get comfortable as you watch a family-favorite on our giant screen. Enjoy delicious treats available for purchase from various food trucks.​​



Ghoula PaloozaGhoula 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!​


Santa's Stocking Old Fashion Craft BazaarSanta's Stocking Old Fashioned ​Craft Bazaar​

Saturday & Sunday, November 3 & 4 | Princess Anne Rec Center
Saturday & Sunday, November 17 & 18 | Kempsville Rec Center
​9 am - 5 pm on Saturday​s; 10 am - 4 pm on Sundays

Now in its 40th year, this event features over 100 craft vendors each weekend. Crafters will be selling unique handmade items, everything from stocking stuffers to fine works of art, all at budget-friendly prices. This event is free for shoppers! Interested in being a vendor? Apply today​​​

Doll & Teddy Bear ShowDoll & Teddy Bear Show

Saturday, December 8 | 9 am - 3 pm
Bayside Rec Center

New this year! The Doll and Teddy Bear Show showcases beautiful antique dolls, classic and vintage dolls, compositions, modern dolls, original art dolls, handcrafted dolls, teddy bears, miniatures, doll furniture, accessories and much, much more. Exhibitor/seller applications are now being accepted. The public is invited to come and browse and shop to add to personal collections. It's sure to be a family friendly and fun-filled event for collectors and non-collectors alike!​ Interested in being a vendor? Apply today


Winter Wildlife FestivalWinter Wildlife Festival 

January 25 - 27, 2019
Princess Anne Rec Center 

Witness winter wildlife all around Virginia Beach; whether it’s following fascinating bird activity, exploring the natural areas of our community or the musings of harbor seals​. Learn what it takes to properly observe and identify wildlife in their natural settings​​.​​
2019 Festival Registration begins November 15

For more ​events, check out what's happening in our recreation centers​!​

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