Special Events

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​​​Movie Night: Trolls

Friday, August 25 (Rain Date: Sunday, August 27) | Activities begin at 6 pm​; movie begins at dusk
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. Concessions will be available for purchase.


Party at the Pier​ presented by Siebert Realty​

Friday, September 1 (Rain Date: Saturday, September 2) | 7 - 10 pm​
Little Island Park
​Kick off your shoes and join us for a rockin' country ​concert in the sand with live music from Buckshot​​, food trucks and plenty of dancing! ​For the first time, we'll also have​ beer sales to benefit the Parks & Recreation Foundation. If you love awesome live music and the beach, then this party is for you. Onsite parking is available and free after 5 pm. ​Note: personal coolers will not be allowed at this event.​

Movie Night: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Friday, September 29 (Rain Date: Sunday, October 1) | Activities begin at 6 pm​; movie begins at dusk
Mount Trashmore Park
Enjoy a movie under the stars at Mount Trashmore Park! Bring blankets and beach chairs to get comfortable as you watch the latest in the Star Wars ​​film series​ on our giant screen. Concessions will be available for purchase.


Family Fishing Clinic

Saturday, October 7 | 8:30 am -  1 pm
Munden Point Park
Help your child 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. Hot dog lunch included. Registration is limited to the first 125 participants. Advance registration required; Register online​​

Movie Night: Ghostbusters (1984 Orig​inal)

Friday, October 27 (Rain Date: Sunday, October 29) | Activities begin at 6 pm​; movie begins at dusk
Mount Trashmore Park
Enjoy a movie under the stars at Mount Trashmore Park! Bring blankets and beach chairs to get comfortable as you watch the original Ghostbusters film on our giant screen. Concessions will be available for purchase.


Trick or TreatGhoula Palooza

Saturday,  October 28 | 10​ am - 1​​ pm
Great Neck Park
Dress up your kids and pets to have a ghoulishly 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 Fashioned Craft Bazaar

Saturday & Sunday, November 4 & 5 | Princess Anne Recreation Center
Saturday & Sunday, November 18 & 19 | Kempsville Recreation Center
Now in its 39th year, this event features over 100 different 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.​ ​The bazaar offers free admission and free on-​site parking to shoppers. Find out more

Interested in selling at this event?
Become a vendor and sell your hand-crafted items. An average of 5,000 shoppers attend ​each weekend! Applications accepted through October 6, 2017​ or when spaces fill. | Download a vendor application​


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

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