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Top 6 things to do in Hampton Roads in March

Things to do in hampton roads

The weather is heating up and so are the activities around Hampton Roads. Looking for new things to do to rediscover the place you currently call home? Or maybe you just want to explore a neighboring city you’re unfamiliar with. Here are our top 6 activities in the 757 you might enjoy.

1. Suffolk Restaurant Week 2020

It’s time to visit Suffolk for their restaurant week! Some local favorites have put together a menu you are sure to love. Try something new or enjoy an old favorite.


Date: The Week of March 14-21
Location: Suffolk

2. 48th Annual Yuengling Shamrock Marathon

Join in on one of the oldest running road races in Virginia Beach! Test your endurance by running the marathon, half marathon, or 8k while enjoying the beautiful sites of Coastal Virginia. Breaking a sweat and burning calories has never been more fun. When you’re done, celebrate conquering the course with a beach party, Yuengling beer, and Irish stew.

Shamrock Marathon

Date: Sunday, March 22 * This event has been cancelled
Location: Virginia Beach

3. Annual Hampton Roads Tattoo Arts Festival

Maybe you’re looking for a more permanent expression of your adventurous side. The 10th Annual Hampton Roads Tattoo Festival is a great opportunity for you to view the work of artists from around the globe. While you’re getting some new ink, enjoy live music and entertainment, tattoo contests, and door prizes.

Tattoo Arts Festival

Date: Sunday, March 22, 12 PM – 8 PM
Location: Hampton Roads Convention Center

4. Big Flea Antique Market

Antique lovers from far and wide have traveled for years to attend this local event. Do you love finding hidden treasures you can repurpose in your own home? Visit the largest antique flea market in the Mid-Atlantic and find a new item to add a little charm to a room in your home.


Date: Sunday, March 22, 7 AM – 1 PM
Location: Hampton Roads Convention Center

5. Divine Eats & Cocktails Festival

Do you love discovering new foods and indulging in local cuisine? Check out the City of Newport News’ Divine Eats & Cocktails Festival at the end of the month. Local chefs are putting their culinary talents to the test. While you enjoy delicious gourmet food, you can also enjoy the sounds of live entertainment.


Date: Saturday, March 28, 11 AM – 5 PM
Location: 2600 Washington Avenue, 23rd Street, 2601 Washington Avenue, Newport News

6. Chesapeake Shrine Clube Oyster Roast

Love oysters? Check out the 43rdAnnual Oyster Roast in Chesapeake. Oysters of all kinds will be overflowing along with various other delicious seafood options. Did we mention this was an all you can eat event?! Get your forks and your bellies ready.


Date: Saturday, March 28, 1-4 PM
Location: Khedive Shrine Center, Chesapeake

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