Special Events

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​​​Movie NightsMovie Nights​​

Mount Trashmore Park | Activities begin at 5:30 pm; Movie begins at dusk
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.​

August 18 • September 15 • October 20 

Party at the Pier ImageParty at the Pier presented by Siebert Realty

Friday, August 24 (Rain Date: August 25) 7 - 10 pm
Little Island Park
Kick off your shoes and join us for a beach concert in the sand with live music from The Rhondels! Enjoy food trucks and plenty of dancing. New this year, there will be onsite beer and wine sales to benefit the Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation Foundation. A valid ID must be presented to purchase adult beverages. Please drink responsibly and have a designated driver to ensure everyone's safety. Personal coolers are not permitted in the event area. Beer/wine ticket sales will take place from 6 to 9 pm. Last pour will be at 9:30 pm. ​Onsite parking is available and free after 5 pm. Parking is limited, so please carpool or rideshare if possible.​

Back to School FestivalBack to School Festival

Saturday, August 25​ | 10 am - 1 pm
Williams Farm Rec Center
Join us for the 4th annual block party-style day of games, competitions, face painting, bounce houses, and refreshments. This event is free and open to the public. Arrive early for door prize drawings and our school supply giveaway (while supplies last). Leading up to the event, we'll be conducting a school supply drive, so consider donating today at Williams Farm.

Bow Creek Block PartyBow Creek Block Party

Saturday, September 29​ | 11 am - 2 pm
Bow Creek Rec Center
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.)

Family Fishing ClinicFamily Fishing Clinic

Saturday, October 6 | 8:30 am - 1 pm
Munden Point Park

Age 5-14 with parent or guardian | Help your child(ren)​ tackle the basics of angling Virginia's waters by attending this free family fishing clinic. Team up with experienced fishermen for guided instruction and beginning fishing skills. Fishing poles, tackle, and bait provided if needed. Lunch will be provided. Limited to the first 125 registered participants. Advance registration required and will be available beginning ​Thursday, September 6.​


Saturday, October 13 | 12 - 3 pm
Williams Farm Park and Rec Center

Calling kids of all ages! Experience the thrill of sitting behind the wheel of fascinating community vehicles including the Fire Department's Monster Truck, a police car, street sweeper, dump truck and more! Face painting, children's crafts and our DJ spinning tunes guarantees the fun! NEW THIS YEAR - we are doing a "Low Sensory Hour" for the first hour of the event. This is an opportunity for families with children who are anxious by loud sounds and blinking lights to attend the event without those effects.​​

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​​​

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

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