Get out and get festive: Spring and summer festivals in Hampton Roads

Where: Virginia Aquarium, 717 General Booth Blvd., Virginia Beach.

Details: This annual event highlights fresh, regionally-sourced, sustainable samplings from more than 15 restaurant partners. Local beer and wines will be featured. Guests can learn about regional efforts focused on restoration, sustainability and environmental stewardship at educational booths provided by participants such as Buy Fresh Buy Local Hampton Roads, Lynnhaven River NOW, the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, and Virginia Marine Products Board.

Tickets: $40 aquarium members, $45 non-members, online or at the door.

Information: 757-385-0262 or


When: Saturday-Sunday, May 25-26, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Pungo community of Virginia Beach, 1776 Princess Anne Road

Details: Taste strawberries prepared 50 different ways, enjoy entertainment on three stages and see a parade on Saturday. Also featured: a carnival, livestock show, arts and crafts. No pets allowed. Organizers expect a crowd of up to 120,000.

Admission: Free, but a $5-per-day parking charge will be collected.

Information: 757-721-6001 or


When: Thursday-Sunday, May 30-June 2. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Where: Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 60 Traverse Road, Newport News

Details: Authentic Greek food, a large arts, craft and jewelry marketplace, pastries, and Greek music and dance make this one of the largest and most popular ethnic celebrations in the region.

Admission: Free

Information: 596-6151 or


When: Friday-Sunday, May 31-June 2. 6-9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday

Where: Hampton History Museum, 120 Old Hampton Lane, Hampton

Details: A weekend of steampunk-related art and music. The Friday opening ceremony will feature music from Uglyography and The Framers as well as dance from Wicked Hips Bellydance.