Moms should be celebrated every day of the year, but especially so on Mother’s Day, which falls on Sunday, May 14th this year. There are many special events and dining options in Hampton Roads during Mother’s Day weekend. Here are a few top spots around Hampton Roads to take the special mother in your life for a most memorable Mother’s Day celebration. Have fun and remember – Rutter Mills is available 24-7 if you need us. Simply call or text us at 757-622-5000, or click here to email us

 

Virginia Beach:

Virginia International Panfest

Friday, May 12, 2017 from 6:00 PM until 10:00 PM and Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 10:00 AM until 10:00 PM.

Located at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront at 24th Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23451.

Highlights: Join world-class performers for a spectacular celebration of Caribbean music on the waterfront in beautiful Virginia Beach! At Virginia Arts Festival’s 15th Annual Virginia International PANFest, you will have the opportunity to learn from Steelpan virtuosos, compete with up and coming U.S. and international steel bands, and bask in the sun and ocean breezes. Friday evening features a concert in the 24th Street Park. On Saturday, bands compete for ratings and the coveted Grand Champion Award. Saturday evening, steel drum headliners play on the main stage. This VA Beach event is open to the public. Everyone can enjoy these tunes to get you in the mood for the start of summer!

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Monsters on the Beach

Friday, May 12, 2017 until Sunday, May 14, 2017. Times can be found using the link below!

Located at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront, on the beach between 5th and 7th Streets, Virginia Beach, VA 23451.

Highlights: Monsters are taking over the beach at 4 Wheel Parts Monsters on the Beach, presented by Pungo Off Road! This wildly-popular event brings thrills and chills to the Virginia Beach oceanfront as monster trucks battle for ultimate sand domination! This family-targeted event is loud, fast, and exciting. A course is built right on the beach at 6th Street, with bleachers overlooking from the boardwalk. Sand dunes and junk cars combine to make the race course fast and fun for drivers and spectators alike. This is a ticketed event, with prices designed to fit the family budget. Each of the four shows is approximately two hours in length.

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Bike Rodeo

Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM.

Located at the Princess Anne Recreation Center at 1400 Nimmo Parkway, Virginia Beach, VA 23456.

Highlights: May is National Bike Month, so to celebrate, the Bike Rodeo is the event to come to for a good time! Come to the Princess Anne Recreational Center for the day to learn about bike safety and to participate in bike games and decorating. Kids can decorate their own bikes in cool get up for a bike parade! This is guaranteed a fun time for the whole family! Children who participate in this fun Virginia Beach event can also enjoy interactive games and learn about different skills while on the bike. Remember to bring your own helmet and bike!

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13th Annual International Spring Wine Fest

Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 12:00 PM until 5:00 PM.

Located at Neptune Park, Virginia Beach Oceanfront on 31st Street and Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451.

Highlights: Take the opportunity to taste wines from New Zealand, Argentina, Chile, France, Italy, Australia, and more! There will be over 70 featured wines. There will even be local wines from The Mermaid Winery from Norfolk, Virginia, Byrd Cellars from Goochland, Virginia AND Peaks of Otter Winery from Bedford, Virginia. There will also be food available from Pino’s Meatballs and Bro’s Fish Tacos. Enjoy live music here as well!

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Dido and Aeneas

Saturday, May 13, 2017 beginning at 8:00 PM.

Located at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts at 201 Market Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23462.

Highlights: When this masterwork premiered 27 years ago, critics hailed the provocative work as “a tour de force of artistic storytelling…that smashes and rewrites boundaries” (Los Angeles Times). In revival, Morris’s Dido and Aeneas still entices the eye and raises the pulse, with Morris conducting the orchestra, choral ensemble and soloists in the 17th-century score. “Delight defines Mark Morris’ Dido and Aeneas. Music lovers will revel in the live music, as legendary opera star Stephanie Blythe sings the roles of the love-dazed Dido and the evil Sorceress. “That astonishing voice — dark, vehement, burning…to hear Ms. Blythe sing…is to hear the roles anew” (The New York Times).

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Mother’s Day Gala 2K17

Sunday, May 14, 2017 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM.

Located at Crown Plaza at 4453 Bonney Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23462.

Highlights: Enjoy dinner and a fashion show presented by G&G Production! Bring your significant others and the kids. Lots of laughter, gifts, vendors and entertainment. Special Guest MC.

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Sensory Friendly Movie: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM.

Located at AMC Lynnhaven at 1001 Lynnhaven Mall Loop, Virginia Beach, VA 23452.

Highlights: AMC is proud to partner with the Autism Society to bring you unique movie showings where you can feel free to be you! We turn the lights up, and turn the sound down, so you can get up, dance, walk, shout or sing!

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Norfolk:

Norfolk CASA’s Annual Mother’s Day Luncheon & Silent Auction

Friday, May 12, 2017 from 11:30 AM until 1:00 PM.

Located at Norfolk Yacht & Country Club at 7001 Hampton Boulevard, Norfolk, VA 23505.

Highlights: Welcome to the best kick-off to Mother’s Day weekend in Hampton Roads! Gather your family, friends & coworkers and join Norfolk CASA as we celebrate the moms and mom-figures in all our lives. Silent auction begins at 11:30 AM, lunch is served at 12:00 PM and the event ends promptly at 1:00 PM. There will be a special recognition of the extraordinary life of the late Dr. Karen Polonko as she is posthumously awarded the Betty Wade Coyle Lifetime Achievement Award in Child Advocacy.

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Yacht Rock Deck Party

Friday, May 12, 2017 from 5:00 PM until 8:30 PM.

Located at the Blue Moon Concert Stage Norfolk Yacht & Country Club at 7001 Hampton Boulevard, Norfolk, VA 23505.

Highlights: Welcome to the best kick-off to Mother’s Day weekend in Hampton Roads! Gather your family, friends & coworkers and join Norfolk CASA as we celebrate the moms and mom-figures in all our lives. Silent auction begins at 11:30 AM, lunch is served at 12:00 PM and the event ends promptly at 1:00 PM. There will be a special recognition of the extraordinary life of the late Dr. Karen Polonko as she is posthumously awarded the Betty Wade Coyle Lifetime Achievement Award in Child Advocacy.

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Endangered Species Day at The Virginia Zoo

Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 11:00 AM until 2:00 PM.

Located at The Virginia Zoo at 3500 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA 23504.

Highlights: May 19, 2017 is Endangered Species Day! AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums fund over 2650 conservation projects in over 130 countries and spend upwards of $160 million dollars annually on conservation initiatives and education to give animals the helping hand they desperately need. This event will take place at the Animal Wellness Campus. There will be discovery carts, crafts, keeper chats, buttons and more!

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Arboria Luminarium

Sunday, May 14, 2017 from 10:00 AM until 7:00 PM.

Located at Town Point Park, Norfolk, VA 23510.

Highlights: In celebration of downtown Norfolk and Waterside District’s Grand Opening, Architects of the Air will bring their massive Luminarium, Arboria to Town Point Park.

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Bacon Truffles & Beer Pairing

Sunday, May 14, 2017 from 12:00 PM until 4:00 PM.

Located at Wasserhund Brewing Co. at 1805 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23454.

Highlights: Wasserhund Brewing Co. and Full Belly Delights will be partnering up to make this year’s Mother’s Day porkfect! Featuring a flight of beer with each of the four brews being paired with a delightful Stuffed Bacon Truffle Delight. The following will be included: Give Me S’more Bacon Truffle paired with a Haagen Dog Ice Cream Stout, Berry Delightful Bacon Truffle paired with a Blood Orange Locals Lager, Choconut Bacon Truffle paired with a Haywire Husky, and The King Bacon Truffle paired with a German Shepheweizen.

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Newport News:

Mother’s Day Celebration

Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM.

Located at Mariners Row City Center at Oyster Point at 701 Town Center Dr, Newport News, VA 23606.

Highlights: Enjoy vendors with a variety of art, crafts, fresh local produce, spring plants, and much more. Live music by The Joe Gosman Band from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Free children’s activities and trackless train rides. The first 250 women will receive a special gift of love that grows: a free flowering plant to add a touch of spring to her yard.

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Hampton:

Downtown Hampton Block Party

Saturday, May 1, 2017 from 6:00 PM until 11:00 PM.

Located on Queens Way in Downtown Hampton, VA 23669.

Highlights: Enjoy a fun-filled street fair including live musical entertainment, cold refreshments and plenty of activities for the young and old.

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Mother’s Day Comedy Jam

Sunday, May 14, 2017 from 7:00 PM until 10:00 PM.

Located at Mercury Entertainment Center at 227 East Mercury Boulevard, Hampton, VA 23669.

Highlights: This comedy show features food, drinks, live music, meet and greets, prize giveaways, and more!

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4th Annual We Are One Mother’s Day Celebration

Sunday, May 14, 2017 beginning at 7:00 PM.

Located at the Hampton Coliseum at 1000 Coliseum Drive, Hampton, VA 23666.

Highlights: We Are One Mother’s Day Celebration is back and this year it promises to be even bigger! The star studded line-up for the celebration features Shirley Caesar, Tim Rogers & The Fellas, William Murphy, Tim Bowman, Jr., Ricky Dillard, and Casey J.

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Portsmouth:

Kayak Tours of Paradise Creek

Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM.

Located at Paradise Creek Nature Park at 1141 Victory Blvd, Portsmouth, VA 23702.

Highlights: Enjoy a guided tour of Paradise Creek Nature Park’s 11-acre wetland and Paradise Creek during a guided tour led by local outfitter Adventure Kayak Tours. Learn about the history of the park and river, wildlife supported by this vulnerable habitat, and more. First paddler to sign up earns a spot in our unique clear bottom kayaks. All ages welcome with parent permission and assistance. Limited spots available, please call 757-399-7484 for details and reservations. Registration for this event closes 3 days prior to the event date.

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4 Arts Festival

Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM.

Located at High Street from Middle to Green and Court Street to King to Queen in Portsmouth, VA.

Highlights: Celebrate the visual arts, literary arts and performing arts and music. This event is sponsored by the Olde Towne Business Association.  For more information please call 757-405-3500.

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Market Music and Art

Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 10:00 AM until 1:30 PM.

Located at the Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center at 400 High Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704.

Highlights: Local band Who We Are Not will perform live in the courtyard. Who We Are Not is headed by husband-and-wife singer songwriters Pamela Jo Sward and Joe Talley who mix a surprising combination of folk, jazz and pop into their music style. This band has played on local radio and television such as the Hampton Roads Show for WAVY TV, and NPR’s Out of the Box hosted by Paul Shugrue. They recently took Veer Magazine’s 2015 Best Emerging Artist Award. Along with music, glass artist Emily Williams, featured in the Embracing Narrative exhibit will demonstrate her lamp-work techniques working in glass. The music and demonstrations are free and open to the public. For more information, please call 757-393-8543.

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Mother’s Day Tea in the Gardens

Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 2:00 PM.

Located at the Hill House Museum at 221 North Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704.

Highlights: Enjoy a hot or cold cup/glass of tea, scones, tea sandwiches, and desserts, with tours of the gardens and the historic Hill House. $25 for PHA members and $30 for non-members, all proceeds go toward the continued restoration. For more information or to RSVP please call 757-714-3223 or email frog609@cox.net.

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The Temptations and The Four Tops

Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 7:30 PM. Doors open at 6:30 PM.

Located at the Portsmouth Pavilion at 16 Crawford Circle, Portsmouth, VA 23704.

Highlights: The Temptations and The Four Tops come to Portsmouth Pavilion on Sunday, May 14. The show starts at 7:30 PM and doors open at 6:30 PM. This show takes place on Mother’s Day so treat her to a special show!

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Williamsburg & Jamestowne:

Jamestown Day

Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM.

Located at Historic Jamestowne & Jamestown Settlement at 2110 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185.

Highlights: Historic Jamestowne and Jamestown Settlement will mark the 410th anniversary of the founding of America’s first permanent English settlement on Saturday, May 14, 2017 with interpretive programs on Powhatan and English interactions, military and maritime displays, family-friendly tours and activities, and traditional music and entertainment. The annual commemorative event features Historic Jamestowne’s ongoing archaeological discoveries of the 1607 fort and one of Jamestown Settlement’s re-created ships sailing in the James River.

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Williamsburg Second Sundays Art & Music Festival

Sunday, May 14, 2017 from 11:00 AM until 5:00 PM.

Located at 433 Prince George Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185.

Highlights: Stroll the streets of Colonial Williamsburg and take in unique arts, handcrafts and live music in a fun and family friendly atmosphere. From face painting & crafts projects for kids & adults to fine folk & contemporary artwork, local authors with books appropriate for all ages, and live music & performances for all musical palates, there’s something to be enjoyed by all.

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Suffolk:

9th Annual Shake, Rattle & Roll Spring Car Show

Saturday, May 13, 2017. Open to spectators from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM.

Located at Main Street in Historic Downtown Suffolk, VA 23434.

Highlights: This festive Main Street event honors the racers, records and fans of the ol’ quarter-mile concrete track at Suffolk Airport. Live music, food, vendors, all in the historic Main Street corridor of Downtown Suffolk.

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Mother’s Day Weekend Menus & Specials

Virginia Beach:

Yard House

Located at Town Center of Virginia Beach, 4549 Commerce Street #100, Virginia Beach, VA 23462.

Offering a complimentary dessert in celebration of Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 14, 2017.

 

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Located at Town Center of Virginia Beach, 4549 Commerce Street #100, Virginia Beach, VA 23462.

Offering a complimentary dessert in celebration of Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 14, 2017.

 

McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood

Located at 211 Market Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23462.

Offering a complimentary Chocolate Dipped Strawberry in celebration of Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 14, 2017.

 

Founder’s Inn

Located at 5641 Indian River Road, Virginia Beach, VA, 23464.

Featuring brunch, live music, face painting, balloon artist and a petting zoo Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 14, 2017.

 

Spoon Dessert Cafe

Located at 2129 General Booth Boulevard #115, Virginia Beach, VA 23454.

Celebrate Mom with a formal tea service! Spoon Dessert Cafe is having special Mother’s Day tea services throughout the day Saturday, May 13, 2017 and Sunday, May 14, 2017.

 

Sage Kitchen

Located at 1925 Fisher Arch, Virginia Beach, VA 23456.

Bring Mom to Sage Kitchen for a Mother’s Day breakfast with special menu items, plus you get a free photo with Mom!

 

Norfolk:

Waterside District

Located at Norfolk’s Waterside District at 333 Waterside Drive, Norfolk, VA 23510.

Treat Mom to a special day on the Elizabeth River at Waterside District; Norfolk’s only waterfront experience. All Mom’s will receive a special gift from Waterside District on Sunday, May 14, 2017. Reservations are encouraged.

 

Freemason Abbey

Located at 209 W. Freemason Street, Norfolk, VA 23510.

Mother’s Day Chef Additions will be offered at 11:00 AM along with the regular menu. Every mom will be able to enter our drawing for a gift basket ($100 value).

 

Newport News:

Sage Kitchen

Located at 1925 Fisher Arch, Virginia Beach, VA 23456.

Bring Mom to Sage Kitchen for a Mother’s Day breakfast with special menu items, plus you get a free photo with Mom!

 

Tucanos Brazilian Grill

Located at 11820 Fountain Way, Newport News, VA 23606.

A perfect way to thank Mom for her care and thoughtful ness, impressing her with Tucanos service and dining tables covered in fine linen with fresh flowers. Special Mother’s Day Selections added to the menu.

 

*We’re updating this list all the time, so check back often!

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