Calendar of events

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


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.


Beach Park.

Hampton Holly Days Parade

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



"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.