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September 14, 2017, 11:00 AM - October 21, 2017, 4:00 PM @ Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts
The work of renowned sculptors William and David Turner of the Eastern Shore of Virginia will be on exhibit at the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts September 14th (opening reception) until October 21st. Both the BB&T and Norfolk Foundation galleries will house the amazing Turner creations in bronze as well as some of William Turner’s paintings. William Turner’s four published books will be available for purchase during the exhibit. The Turners, father and son, share a talent of capturing the beauty and motion of wildlife in bronze. To date the Turners have created more than 700 different limited edition bronzes and more than 100 large public commissions found throughout the U.S.
October 20, 2017, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Sleepy Hole Golf Course
Join area business leaders and local residents as they tee-off to support Suffolk Public Schools with a day of fun at the beautiful Sleepy Hole Golf Course. Cost for a foursome is $350; cost for an individual is $125. Your registration includes 18-holes on an award-winning course, a boxed lunch, a fried chicken and BBQ Dinner Buffet, beverages, and networking with area leaders. Rain Date: October 27.
Format: 4-person teams, Florida Best Ball, Shot Gun Start.
Great prizes awarded for: Hole-In-One, Closest to Pin, and Longest Drive.
October 20, 2017, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ East Suffolk Recreation Center
Come join Suffolk Parks and Recreation for a little bit of insanity on Friday, October 20, 2017, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., when they present the Mystery Menu Dinner at East Suffolk Recreation Center! They will serve a kid-friendly mystery meal. Only thing is...it will be written in code! They will provide a menu with food and drinks all given in code names. The code names will provide hints to what the food is. Each coded meal will have a great surprise for everyone at the table! Join in and see if you can decipher the code!
The program is open to the public. There is a $7.00 registration fee. Registration is available online or stop by East Suffolk Recreation Center.
October 21, 2017, 10:00 AM - October 22, 2017, 5:00 PM @ Driver Village (Kings Highway)
Two days of free family fun, including: Parade, Strongwill 1 Mile & 5K Run, Crafters & Food Vendors, Cornhole Tournament, Car Show, Sherri Parker Memorial Poker Run & Bike Show, Pony & Train Rides, Children's Amusement Area, Knocker Ball, Pet Costume Contest, and a Free Rock Painting Tent! Entertainment by Hanks Martin: "Waylin' On Waylon", Tailgate Down, River Boyz, Daughters of the King, and Colonel Cobb, Ventriloquist.
Free parking is available at Titan Contractors on Nansemond Parkway. $5 parking is available at the Suffolk Humane Society and Berea Christian Church.
October 21, 2017, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Chuckatuck Library
Fall into the season with a day of family fun! There will be a Pumpkin Decorating Contest (Bring your own decorated pumpkin,) Candy Apple Making, Costume Contest, Trunk or Treat, Live Music, Outdoor Movie, Cornhole Tournament, and a Fall Crawl Obstacle Course.
This event is free to attend and open to all ages. Follow event updates through the Suffolk Harvest Fest Facebook event page or through the library's online calendar.
October 21, 2017, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts
The world’s # 1 musical – Disney’s THE LION KING EXPERIENCE! The African savanna comes to life with Simba, Rafiki, and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey to the jungle…and back again in this awe-inspiring celebration of life!
Disney’s “THE LION KING Experience” is the only version of “THE LION KING” authorized by Disney for productions utilizing non-professional cast members. Hakuna matata – there are no significant differences in production content or caliber!
DISNEY’S THE LION KING EXPERIENCE is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
October 21, 2017, 5:00 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 fun animated film, Hotel Transylvania, 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 5 p.m. 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 7 p.m.
October 21, 2017, 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 22, 2017, 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 22, 2017, 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 22, 2017, 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 27, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Departs from Suffolk Visitor Center
October 27, 2017, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Lake Meade Dog Park
Dress up with your pup and come out to Lake Meade Dog Park for our annual Yappy Hour and Doggy Howl-oween Costume Contest! Join Suffolk Parks and Recreation on Friday, October 27, 2017, from 5-7 p.m. for a laid back evening of fun and socializing in the autumn air. Enjoy drinks and music while you and your dog meet new friends. Come with a creative costume idea, and the best dressed dogs will go home with a prize! This event is free and open to all dog park members. Dog park membership can be acquired at the Parks and Recreation Administrative Building (located at 134 S. 6th St.) or during office hours at the Lake Meade Park office (located at 201 Holly Lawn Parkway). All dogs must be on a leash and up to date on all vaccines to attend.
October 27, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Creekside Recreation Center
Join Suffolk Parks and Recreation on Friday, October 27, 2017, for Nightmare at Creekside, a Trunk or Treat event. All trunks should be parked and ready no later than 5:30 p.m. - bring lots of candy! There will be a costume contest, games, crafts, popcorn, and more!
October 28, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Constant's Wharf Park & Marina
The Nansemond River Cleanup event is being hosted by the City of Suffolk Public Works - Litter Control Division as part of the Keep Suffolk Beautiful Campaign. Kayaks, canoes, and smallboats are welcome! To signup, call 757.514.7604 or email email@example.com.
October 28, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ 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 28, 2017, 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 28, 2017, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Hilton Garden Inn Suffolk Riverfront
Get started on your Christmas shopping at the Nansemond River Pilot Club's 12th 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 28, 2017, 10:00 AM - December 8, 2017, 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.
October 28, 2017, 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 28, 2017, for Touch a Truck, Train & Trick or Treat! The event begins at 11 a.m. and ends at 2 p.m., 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 28, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Pavilion at the Suffolk Visitor Center
Join us for a FREE Family Movie Night, as we show the delightful animated film, Sing! Popcorn, snacks and drinks will be available for purchase, in support of The United Way. There will also be crafts for the children, beginning at 6 p.m. Seating is also available, but chairs, blankets and jackets are also encouraged as to make it an even more comfortable evening under the stars!
October 28, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Departs from the Suffolk Visitor Center
October 30, 2017, 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM @ Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
October 30, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Departs from Suffolk Visitor Center
October 31, 2017, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Whaleyville Community Center
Join Suffolk Parks & Recreation for a hair-raising experience of fun and excitement at our Chills & Thrills family night, held at Whaleyville Community Center on Tuesday, October 31, 2017, from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Come out and enjoy free candy, games, a bounce house, crafts, and so much more. Add to the thrills by wearing your best costume! Pizza, drinks, and chips will be served. You don’t want to miss out on the fun! To participate in this event, you must be between the ages of 3 to 17 years old, but parents are definitely welcome to attend.