Guess what’s just around the corner. It’s something we are all looking forward to. SPRING! Buds are on the trees and birds have been singing. They are anxious, too. Are you looking for some fun things to do to celebrate the coming of spring? .
Norfolk is always a sea of activity. The coming of spring signals weekend fun events and festivals of all kinds for the whole family to enjoy. So why not come to Norfolk,VA and celebrate spring by having fun at the up-coming attractions?
Now here’s a real treat! Are you a true chocolate lover? If you are, you will love celebrating spring at the Chocolate Festival.
Treat your taste buds to a variety of decadent chocolate in every form from places all around the world. There will be plenty of chocolate samplings, sales, cooking demonstrations, entertainment and -----ready for this? You can taste chocolate beer and wine. Does the chocolate lover in you see a real chocolate holiday?
Tickets: $20 adults and $10 children under 12 Additional fees may apply. No discounts at the door.
Day and Time: Saturday, March 23 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 24, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Phone: 757-282-2822 Location: 201 East Brambleton Ave., Norfolk, VA 23510
On Wednesday, March 6, 2013 the Royal Swedish Navy sail training schooner “HMS Falken” will arrive in downtown Norfolk, docking at Otter Berth next to Waterside at 11 a.m. It will depart on Sunday March 10, 2013.
The public is invited to tour the schooner on Thursday, March 7 through Saturday, March 9 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The tours are free and open to the public.
The ship’s crew consists of 9 officers, 19 midshipmen and 5 crew members. This 132 foot vessel is part of a Schooner Squadron that helps train cadets of the Royal Swedish Navy. Their training at sea focuses on practical seamanship and navigation. Cadets learn practical and theoretical lessons that are demanding both physically and mentally. Their training helps prepare them with leadership and teambuilding skills while they are at sea.
For more information on events, including hours, park regulations and parking please go to www.festevents.org or call 757-441-2345.
From March 7 to March 10, 2013 the Governor’s School for the Arts presents the 10th regional High School Dance Festival.
This is a great weekend of high school dance with over 800 school dancers attending with their teachers. Although most students come from the East Coast, some of them come from as far south as Florida, as far north as Maine and as far west as Michigan.
For more information, you can call 757-451-4711
There is something else just around the corner beside spring. What else? Of course, St. Patrick’s Day and the wearin’ of the green. You might enjoy Shamrockin’ in Ghent; an event presented by Hope House Foundation at Colley Avenue. This event will be held on Friday, March 15, 2013 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. It is in conjunction with 93.7 BOB FM, 96X and US106.1 in the historic Ghent district between Shirley and Gates Avenues. It is free and open to the public and is wheelchair accessible.
For more information you can call 757-625-6161
Virginia Arts Festival Spring 2013 presents St. Patrick’s Day with the Chieftains at the Harrison Opera House on March 17, 2013. This is a great way to celebrate the wearin’of the green with the legendary music group of Paddy Maloney and the Chieftains. They have been singing Celtic music for 50 years bringing the beauty and joy of Irish music to audiences world-wide.
You can also join in the fun at the St. Patty’s Day Party on the Green at the Harrison Opera House on Sunday, March 17 at 5 p.m. It is free.
Tickets to hear the Chieftain’s Celtic musical performance on Sunday, March 17 at 7 p.m. cost $20 - $65.
For more information you can call 757-282-2822.
No matter what time of year, Norfolk and the surrounding area always have something fun going on, so come, visit, and have some springtime fun.
Most of these events are downtown and there are a lot of restaurants from the casual family style to the finer restaurant that offer some great cuisine and plenty of parking, so come, enjoy.