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Hampton is celebrating its 400th anniversary with numerous events, including beefed-up versions of several of its annual festivals. including special occasions yet to come:

Hampton Bay Days — More than a quarter-million festival goers are expected for the music and fireworks at this annual celebration of the Chesapeake Bay and the environment. Sept. 10-12. Free. Downtown Hampton.

Thunder on the Bay — An authentic Native American festival featuring dancing and singing, educational displays and exhibits, arts and crafts and food. Sept. 18. Free. Buckroe Beach Park.

Hampton Holly Days Parade — This downtown tradition features fireworks after the parade. Dec. 11. Free. Settlers Landing Road.

Exhibits

"The City of Hampton Through the Lens of Reuben V. Burrell and James Van Der Zee" — Two African-American photographers recall 1900s Hampton. Through Nov. 27. Hampton University Museum, 11 Frissell Ave.

"South King: Hampton's Waterfront through the Ages" — A look back at the center of Hampton commerce, from modern times to 10,000 B.C. Closes Fall 2010. $5 adults, $4 children 4-12. Hampton History Museum, 100 Old Hampton Lane.

"A Place Very Pleasant to Inhabit" — Art, archaeological objects, photographs and other works. Through May 16. Free. Charles H. Taylor Arts Center, 4205 Victoria Boulevard.

Cheyne Photo exhibit — Dozens of late 19th and early 20th-century photographs from the most prominent studio of the era. Fall 2010. $5 adults, $4 children 4-12. Hampton History Museum, 100 Old Hampton Lane.

• For more details, dial the Hampton Information Call Center: 727-8311.

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