Hampton Roads festivals and markets to enjoy this weekend and beyond – The Virginian-Pilot

Kick back on the weekend and May with our picks for what’s happening in Hampton Roads.

To celebrate Historic Garden Week, the Suffolk Farmers’ Market is hosting a spring tea tasting and plant sale on April 30. Have some tea. Enjoy the beautiful views of the flowers. Listen to the sounds of live music. Afterward, he spends the afternoon napping.

The event is held from 10 am to 1 pm at the Suffolk Visitors Center Pavilion, 524 N. Main St. Tea, plants, seedlings and other gifts are available for purchase. Visit suffolkvafarmersmarket.com for more details.

The Mini Hampton Roads VegFest will celebrate cultural diversity among vegan foods on May 2. Bring together some of the community’s favorite vendors for a night of fun. Interactive family activities, live art, dance performances and much more. Get prepared.

This free event takes place from 5 to 9:30 pm at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, 2200 Parks Ave., Virginia Beach. For more details, visit the Facebook event page, tinyurl.com/vegfest22.

The first Saturday in May is reserved for the annual Chincoteague Seafood Festival. It features just about everything imaginable: little neck clams, individual fried oysters, shrimp cocktail, clam chowder, calloused dogs. All you can eat. Ouch dammit!

The event is May 7, 10 am to 4 pm, Tom’s Cove Park, 8128 Beebe Road. Tickets: $55 per person (free for children under 5). Visit chincoteaguechamber.com for more details.

Yes! The Virginia Beach Taco Festival is back at The Shack on May 7 and 8. Select tacos from more than 10 restaurants and food trucks in the area. Pair them with a margarita or tequila. Then watch the taco and chili eating contest. It’s going to be a hot one.

There will be two open sessions, noon to 3 pm and 5 to 8 pm, at 712 Atlantic Ave. Tickets start at $9.99. Children under 10 years enter free. Visit virginiabeachtacofest.com for more details.

Kings Grant Farmers Market: 4 to 7 p.m. on May 5. It continues until September 15 on the first and third Thursday of each month. 873 Little Neck Road, Virginia Beach. Free to attend. kingsgrantfarmersmarket.com

Olde Towne Spring Market: May 7 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Middle Street Mall, 221 High St., Portsmouth. Free to attend. tinyurl.com/OTmarket

May Party: a Cinco de Mayo party for people 21 and older. 7 p.m. May 7. Waterside District, 333 Waterside Drive, Norfolk. Tickets start at $10. districtwaterside.com

Rekaya Gibson, rekaya.gibson@virginiamedia.com

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