Hardly a summer weekend goes by without a festival to celebrate in Hampton Roads. Here's a look at this season's lineup.
Cruisin' Virginia Beach Auto & Motorcycle Super Show. 10 a.m. April 26. Virginia Beach Oceanfront. 425-3111.
Crabtown Seafest & Downtown Hampton In-Water Boat Show. 10 a.m. April 26, noon April 27. Downtown Hampton. 727-0900.
Atlantic Coast Kite Festival. 10 a.m. May 3. Virginia Beach Oceanfront. 10 a.m. May 4. Portsmouth City Park, 140 City Park Ave., Portsmouth. 425-3111.
Hampton Roads Israel Festival. 11 a.m. May 4. Music, dance, games and food celebrate Israel's 60th anniversary as a nation. Mill Point Park, Hampton. 874-3303.
Caribbean Music Fest. 8 p.m. May 9, 10 a.m. May 10-11. 24th Street Park, Virginia Beach Oceanfront. 425-3111.
Town Point Virginia Wine Festival. 11 a.m. May 10. Town Point Park, Waterside Drive, Norfolk. 441-2345.
Beach Music Weekend. 7 p.m. May 14, 7:30 p.m. May 15-16, noon May 17, 1 p.m. May 18. 29th Street Stage, Virginia Beach Oceanfront. 425-3111.
Colonial Craftsman's Faire. May 17-18. Artisans demonstrate and sell their wares. Also includes costumed participants, re-enactors and firing demonstrations. Endview Plantation, 362 Yorktown Road, Newport News. 887-1862.
Romance on the River: Wine, Art and Jazz Festival. 11 a.m. May 17. Features Virginia wineries, jazz musicians and art. Mill Point Park, 100 Eaton St., Hampton. 727-8311.
Virginia Beer Festival. 2 p.m. May 17. Featuring beer, music and food. Town Point Park, Waterside Drive, Norfolk. 441-2345.
Remember the Music, Remember the Heroes. May 23-25. Live music by national and local bands pay tribute to the military. Virginia Beach Oceanfront. 425-3111.
Civil War Weekend. May 24-25. Tactical demonstrations and encampments interpret Yorktown's role in the Civil War. Yorktown Battlefield, Route 17, Yorktown. 898-2410.
Afr'Am Fest. May 24-26. Highlights African American culture with music, art, food and talent performances. Town Point Park, 333 Waterside Drive, Norfolk. 216-7518.
Newport News Greek Festival. May 29-June 1. Featuring authentic food, music, dancing and vendors. Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 60 Traverse Road, Newport News. 596-5599.
Hampton Blackbeard Pirate Festival. 10 a.m. May 31-June 1. Features pirate camp, children's activities, sea battles and fireworks. Downtown Hampton. 727-8311.
Latin Fest. June 6-7. Features Latin music, food, and arts and crafts. 24th Street Park, 24th Street and Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach. 425-3111.
Harborfest. Noon June 6-8. Features boats and ships, food and several stages of live music. Town Point Park, 333 Waterside Drive, Norfolk. 441-2345.
American Indian Festival. June 7-8. Features American Indian storytelling, traditional dancing, demonstrations, jewelry, crafts and food. Chesapeake City Park, 500 Greenbrier Parkway, Chesapeake. 382-6411.
Summer Celebration Wine Festival. June 14. Includes wines from Virginia wineries, food and musical entertainment. Lee Hall Mansion, 163 Yorktown Road, Newport News. 888-3371.
Sankofa Festival Celebrating African American Heritage. June 14. Featuring visual and performing arts, crafts and ethnic food. Constant's Wharf, 100 E. Constance Way, Hilton Garden Inn, Suffolk. 514-7250.
Viva Elvis and the Legends of Rock and Roll. June 19-21. Elvis-themed activities include impersonators, concerts, games and sky diving demonstration. Virginia Beach Oceanfront. 425-3111.
James City County Fair. June 19-21. Includes crafters, exhibits, entertainment and food. Chickahominy Riverfront Park, John Tyler Highway, Williamsburg. 564-2170.
Bayou Boogaloo & Cajun Food Festival. 5 p.m. June 20, noon June 21-22. Featuring Cajun and Creole style food, music and art. Town Point Park, 333 Waterside Drive, Norfolk. 441-2345.
Juneteenth Freedom Festival. June 21. Event celebrating the traditional African-American holiday that commemorates Texas slaves learning of the Emancipation Proclamation in 1865 with period music, vendors, music and food. The Newsome House Museum and Cultural Center, 2803 Oak Ave., Newport News. 247-2360.
Olden Days. June 27-29. Features antique cars, arts and crafts, kid and pet parade and a Pagan River raft race. Downtown Smithfield. 357-5182.
Hampton Jazz Festival. June 27-29. Features jazz, blues, soul and pop musicians. Hampton Coliseum. 838-4203.
Afrikan American Festival. June 27-29. A nonalcoholic, family-oriented event that features entertainment, art and food. Mill Point Park, 100 Eaton St., Hampton. 727-8311.
Norfolk Latino Festival. 5 p.m. July 12. Latin music, food and dance. Town Point Park, 333 Waterside Drive, Norfolk. 441-2345.
Watermen's Heritage Celebration. July 13. A work boat parade, races and entertainment celebrate area watermen. Watermen's Museum, 309 Water St., Yorktown. 887-2641.
Norfolk Jazz Festival. 5 p.m. July 25-26. Featuring various jazz musicians. Town Point Park, 333 Waterside Drive, Norfolk. 441-2345.
King-Lincoln Music Festival. Aug. 16. Features a variety of music styles including R&B and jazz. King-Lincoln Park, 600 Jefferson Ave., Newport News. 926-1400.
Nansemond Indian's Tribal Pow Wow. Aug. 16-17. Featuring Native American dances, food and crafts. Lone Star Lake Park, Bob House Parkway, Suffolk. 514-7250.
Soul Music Beachfest. Aug. 22-23. Music including soft rock, jazz, Latin and R&B. 24th Street Park, 24th Street and Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach. 425-3111.
American Music Festival. Aug. 29-31. Featuring rock, R&B, country, pop and blues music. Virginia Beach Oceanfront. 425-3111.
Hampton Bay Days. Sept. 5-7. Including entertainment, children's rides, interactive and educational booths, food, arts and crafts, and a specialty car show. Downtown Hampton. 727-1641.
Southeast Community Day Parade and Festival. Sept. 6. Featuring urban contemporary music, children's stages, parades, gospel and food. Moton Community House, 2101 Jefferson Ave., Newport News. 877-0792.
Taste of Suffolk. Sept. 13. The street festival celebrates the 400th birthday of the city with food, music and historical displays. Downtown Suffolk. 514-7250.
Festa Italiana. Sept. 19-20. Features Italian food, arts and crafts and entertainment. 17th Street Park, Virginia Beach Oceanfront. 425-3111.
Mid-Autumn Moon Festival. Noon Sept. 27. Event includes traditional Asian food and dance. Town Point Park, 333 Waterside Drive, Norfolk. 441-2345.
The Neptune Festival Boardwalk Weekend Celebration. Sept. 26-28. Sand sculpting contest, live music, arts and crafts, and food. Virginia Beach Oceanfront. 498-0215.
Sunrise to Sunset Acoustic Music Festival. Sept. 28. Acoustic music, wine, gourmet beverages and food. Town Point Park, 333 Waterside Drive, Norfolk. 441-2345.Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times