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September 6, 2019, 10:00 AM - October 18, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Suffolk Art Gallery
This invitational exhibit highlights the art of functionality and will be on display through October 18. From handmade textile works, to hanging ceramic birdfeeders and turned wooden vessels, all works on display serve a functional purpose. Artists include Tom Wessells, Sam Warren, Ed Francis, Phil Guilfoyle, Linda Bunch, Beth Netts, and Angelia Armstrong.
September 12, 2019, 10:00 AM - October 25, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts
Tidewater Turners is a non-profit organization, a local chapter of the American Association of Woodturners, located in Norfolk. The purpose of the organization is to promote the advancement of woodturning skills for members and other interested persons through an open exchange of knowledge, ideas and information. They also strive to increase public awareness of woodturning as a popular craft and as an art form. Exhibit sponsored by Davenport & Company.
October 15, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Morgan Memorial Library
Join Suffolk Public Library as we host the Virginia Opera's presentation of Goldie B. Locks and the Three Singing Bears. A related craft will follow the performance.
October 16, 2019, 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM @ Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
The Great Dismal Swamp is anything but dismal. The narrated Swamp Safari, one of Suffolk’s most popular attractions, fills up quickly. This four-hour tour is led by a biologist specializing is the unique habitat of the Great Dismal. Learn about the history, lore, vegetation and wildlife with this adventure that includes a brief walk to Lake Drummond. Sunscreen, insect repellent, comfortable clothes and shoes are recommended. A small snack and beverage is provided. This tour is not recommended for very small children. Reservations are required and cancellations are expected no less than 48 hours prior to scheduled tour. Call the Suffolk Visitor Center at 757.514.4130 to reserve your spot.
October 16, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ North Suffolk Library
October 17, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Departs from Suffolk Visitor Center
See Suffolk through the eyes of years gone by.
Suffolk’s rich heritage dates back to the early 17th century, when Captain John Smith first encountered the Nansemond Indians on the Nansemond River. Even now, you can trace Suffolk’s legacy through our historic homes and neighborhoods, churches and Virginia Civil War Trails. Guided by a Suffolk historian, you meet the people and places that made Suffolk the city it is today. Highlights of this windshield tour include Cedar Hill Cemetery, Riddick’s Folly House Museum, Constant’s Wharf, College Court and Suffolk’s Historic Lakeside neighborhood.
October 17, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ Departs from Suffolk Visitor Center
An official Virginia Civil War Trail site, Cedar Hill Cemetery has long been an attraction for history buffs and even walking groups. The Suffolk Division of Tourism offers a guided stroll through the pleasant 32-acre cemetery, rich in history and natural beauty. The 90-minute daytime tour will offer unique insights into Suffolk’s heritage as tour goers traverse the cedar-lined terrain dotted with timeworn headstones. Reservations are required and cancellations are expected no less than 48 hours prior to scheduled tour. Call the Suffolk Visitor Center at 757.514.4130 to reserve your spot. Special rates are available for groups of 12 or more.
October 18, 2019, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts
The Suffolk Division of Tourism wants to give you the fright of your life as they present a series of classic horror films at the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts. On Friday, October 18, 2019, join us for The Amityville Horror, based on the "true story" of a Long Island house that terrorizes a family. The show begins at 8pm and admission is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts box office at 757.923.2900.
October 19, 2019, 10:00 AM - October 20, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Driver Village (Kings Highway)
Come on out to the village of Driver for our 26th Annual Fall Festival. Lots of activities for the kids, good food, parade of bikes, car shopping, knockerball, a pet costume contest, pumpkin painting, magic show, pie eating contest, cornhole tournament, children's amusement area, and crafters & vendors! Entertainment by Sheryl Warner & The Homewreckers, Later That Night, The Rhondels, Fox & The Bear, HL Wilson, Runnin Shine, Travis Meadows, and Hampton Roads Championship Wrestling.
October 19, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge (off White Marsh Road)
"Swamped and Loving It!"
Meet the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge in a new way—up close and personal! Enjoy a biologist-led nature walk as you learn about the flora, fauna, wildlife and history that abound in the 111,000-acre wilderness. Reservations are required and cancellations are expected no less than 48 hours prior to scheduled tour. Call the Suffolk Visitor Center to reserve your spot.
October 19, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Departs from Suffolk Visitor Center
October 19, 2019, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts
The Hurrah Players, Virginia's leading family theatre company, presents Disney's The Little Mermaid under the direction of Hugh R. Copeland, the founder and artistic director of the Hurrah Player's Family Theater Company and performing arts academy. The Little Mermaid is a 1989 American animated musical romantic fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and Walt Disney Pictures and loosely based on the Danish fairy tale of the same name by Hans Christen Andersen. A stage adaptation of the film, in which a mermaid princess named Ariel dreams of becoming human after falling in love with a human prince named Eric (with a book by Doug Wright and additional songs by Alan Menken and new lyricist Glenn Slater) opened in Denver in July 2007 and began performances on Broadway January 10th 2008.
October 19, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ Departs from Suffolk Visitor Center
October 19, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Suffolk Visitor Center
Calling all adults who enjoy strange things and ghostly happenings! This month, the group discussion for Adventure Book Club will revolve around "The Haunting of Hill House" and the adventure will be Suffolk Tourism's popular Legends of Main Street: A Suffolk Ghost Walk, where you'll have a "hair-raising encounter with the spirited side of Suffolk." Register online and pick up your copy of the book beginning 9/24/19.
October 19, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Bennett's Creek Park
Throw it back to the days of the Drive In! Bennett's Creek will transform for a family fun night of children's activities and two larger-than-life movie screens to watch the 1988 cult classic, Beetlejuice, from the comfort of your front seat! Two full concession areas will be available with food and treats. No coolers or outside food in lawn movie area. Pets are welcome and must be on a leash when outside of your vehicle. The park will open at 5pm for parking and fun activities for the children, to include games, crafts, and bounce houses, while you wait for the movie to begin. The movie will begin at approximately 7pm.
October 19, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Departs from the Suffolk Visitor Center
A hair-raising encounter with the spirited side of Suffolk. Follow a costumed guide through the shadows of historic Main Street discovering stories, legends and "unexplained occurrences" by lantern light. Tales of unsolved mysteries and unresolved affairs abound throughout Suffolk's historically hip Ghost Walk. Reservations required.
October 20, 2019, 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM @ Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
October 20, 2019, 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM @ Kings Highway, Driver Village
This Driver Village tradition is a TAMA-sponsored ride benefiting the Sherri Parker Memorial Fund and the Driver Volunteer Fire Department. A $20 donation per person includes a complimentary t-shirt for the first 150 registrants. Poker Run registration is from 9:30am until 11am at Bayside Harley Davidson in Portsmouth. Parade of bikes will stage at Sleepy Hole Park in Suffolk at 12:30pm prior to ride into Driver at 1pm. Bike Show Registration 12pm-2pm in Driver Village. Door prizes and vendors.
October 24, 2019, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ The Pinner House
As sunsets lower earlier in the evening, and the warm shades of autumn bring the smell of crisp leaves, the fall harvest prepares us for months dining together--with friends and family. Join The Pinner House for an autumn Harvest Dinner under the stars! Chef Harper Bradshaw will be preparing a sumptuous multi-course meal with perfectly paired wines. As live music lulls you into the season, enjoy cigars by the fire with Bond’s Cigars, or a Virginia whiskey tasting under the grape arbor.
October 25, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ Departs from Suffolk Visitor Center
October 25, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Nansemond Brewing Station
Think you know your myths and legends? Want to show off your knowledge of cryptids and monsters? Join Suffolk Public Library for another Pub Trivia Night to have fun, learn something new, and compete to win a prize!
October 25, 2019, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts
The Suffolk Division of Tourism wants to give you the fright of your life as they present a series of classic horror films at the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts. Scare yourself silly with The Exorcist, the 1973 film that some call the "scariest movie ever." The show begins at 8pm and admission is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts box office at 757.923.2900.
October 26, 2019, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Constant's Wharf Park and Marina
Help clean up the Nansemond River! Volunteer on land or by kayak, canoe, or smallboat. Hosted by Keep Suffolk Beautiful.
October 26, 2019, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Nansemond River High School
Get started on your Christmas shopping at the Nansemond River Pilot Club's 14th Annual Fall Fair. We will have craft vendors with items such as handmade jams and jellies, jewelry, artisan soaps, clothing, glassware, purses, home décor and more! Plus, there will be direct sales vendors, baked goods, Brunswick stew, and door prize raffles! Free admission.
This is a fundraising event. All proceeds benefit organizations in our community.
October 26, 2019, 10:00 AM - December 6, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Suffolk Art Gallery
This Juried Exhibition is open to all visual artists working in any medium. The exhibition typically features approximately 100 works of art by artists from the Hampton Roads region and beyond. Over $2,400 in awards will be given, including a $500 First Prize and the opportunity for a one-person exhibit at the Suffolk Art Gallery in 2020.
October 26, 2019, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Seaboard Station Railroad Museum
Bring your little goblins and ghouls to the Seaboard Station Railroad Museum on Saturday, October 26, 2019, for Touch a Truck, Train & Trick or Treat! The event begins at 11am and ends at 2pm, rain or shine. Enjoy food, candy, games, trucks, trains and more! Children can see, touch, and explore their favorite big trucks and vehicles. It is a one-day interactive event that also gives children the opportunity to meet the men and women that serve, protect and build our community. Vehicles on display include construction trucks, emergency vehicles, tractor trailers, and utility trucks. BE SURE TO WEAR YOUR COSTUMES AND BRING YOUR OWN TRICK-OR-TREAT BAGS! Tickets are $5 each or 4 for $15.
October 26, 2019, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Morgan Memorial Library
Dress up as a ZOMBIE and join us at Morgan Memorial Library to receive litter equipment and instructions. ZOMBIES will be cleaning up the downtown area around the library. PRIZES will be given to the best ZOMBIE dress!
October 26, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ Departs from Suffolk Visitor Center
October 26, 2019, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Chuckatuck Library
It's the Second Annual Haunted House at the Chuckatuck Library! Kids of all ages are welcome to join us, starting at 5pm, for a magical potion craft, fortune telling, and tour of the Halloween decorations. But be warned! At 6:30pm, the sun goes down, the lights go off, and we will do our best to scare you for real! Stick around after sunset for spooky ghost stories around a campfire. You do not need to be a library member to attend.
October 26, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Creekside Recreation Center
Trunk of treat at the recreation center. All trunks should be parked and ready no later than 5:30pm. A Haunted House will be set in the Joint-Use Center.
October 26, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Departs from the Suffolk Visitor Center
October 28, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Departs from Suffolk Visitor Center
October 29, 2019, 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM @ Hilton Garden Inn Suffolk Riverfront
Please join the Nansemond River Garden Club for "Southern Seasonal Sensations: Floral Designs by Buffy Hargett," for a demonstration of outstanding floral designs with Birmingham, Alabama, native Buffy Hargett on Tuesday, October 29, 2019, at the Hilton Garden Inn Suffolk Riverfront. The event begins at 9:30am with coffee and fabulous vendor shopping, followed at 11:00am with the demonstration and lunch.
October 31, 2019, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Whaleyville Recreation Center
Join Suffolk Parks & Recreation for a hair-raising experience of fun and excitement at our Chills & Thrills Halloween party! Come out and enjoy music, candy, food, crafts, bounce houses, face painting, games, a haunted house for ages 10+, and so much more. Add to the thrills by wearing your best costume! You don’t want to miss out on this enjoyable event!
October 31, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ East Suffolk Recreation Center
There will be crafts, fun games, and music! Oh my! Don't lose your brains! Bring your family and friends to take part is this fun-filled event. Costumes are encouraged (no masks please). RSVP at East Suffolk Recreation Center.