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  1. Exhibit: In Plein Site

    May 10, 2018, 11:00 AM - June 30, 2018, 4:00 PM @ Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts

    In Plein Site is a must-see exhibit that embraces the spontaneity of plein air painting and ability of artists to capture the essence of downtown Suffolk on canvas. The works featured in this exhibit are the result of a day-long plein air painting adventure on Saturday, May 5, 2018, throughout Downtown Suffolk. The day of painting will culminate in a Crititique and Wet Paint Sale reception from 4:30-6:30pm at the Suffolk Center. The "People's Choice Award" will be presented at that time. Special Thanks to Event/Exhibit Co-Chairs, Sandy Waters and Barbara Harris

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  2. Suffolk Art League's Annual Open Members Show

    June 19, 2018, 10:00 AM - July 20, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Suffolk Art Gallery

    This open show features works by current members of the Suffolk Art League. These artists work in a wide variety of art mediums and styles and represent most of the Hampton Roads area. The Opening Reception is Tuesday, June 19, from 5:30-7:30pm. The reception is free and open to the public.

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  3. T.G.I.F. Summer Concert Series: Tidewater Drive Band

    June 22, 2018, 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM @ Constant's Wharf Park & Marina

    Join your neighbors at Constant's Wharf Park & Marina for the first half of the TGIF Summer Concert Series in Suffolk. Enjoy this free and family-friendly event in the park, as Tidewater Drive Band plays a variety of hits guaranteed to make you move, and kids enjoy the children's area. Our aim is to get you out of your seat and enjoying your Friday night!

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  4. Storytime at the Seaboard Station Railroad Museum: Shark vs. Train

    June 23, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Seaboard Station Railroad Museum

    Suffolk Tourism is partnering with the Suffolk Public Library for a summertime "Storytime at the Station" series. This fun interactive storytelling program is geared toward children ages three to seven. Storytime will be conducted on the porch of Seaboard Station Railroad Museum beginning at 10:30am on Saturdays, June 23, July 21, and August 18. Blankets or beach towels for comfortable seating are welcome. Each month a different book will be read followed by a themed craft and the opportunity to explore the museum (children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian). The featured book on June 23 will be Shark vs. Train by Chris Barton. Storytime at the Station is free and open to the public. Space is limited and reservations are encouraged.

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  5. Tech a Palooza

    June 23, 2018, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ North Suffolk Library

    Join the Suffolk Public Library for a fun day of exploring technology and maker activities. Take a trip down memory lane with retro video games, get up close to new tech with a 3D printing demonstration, test your wits with tech trivia, get hands on with crafts, and more.

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  6. Historic Suffolk Narrated Bus Tour

    June 23, 2018, 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.

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  7. Cedar Hill Cemetery Stroll

    June 23, 2018, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ 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.

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  8. Legends of Main Street: A Suffolk Ghost Walk

    June 23, 2018, 8:00 PM - 9:30 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.

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  9. Cedar Hill Cemetery Stroll

    June 25, 2018, 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.

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  10. Great Dismal Swamp Safari

    June 27, 2018, 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.

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  11. Historic Suffolk Narrated Bus Tour

    June 28, 2018, 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. *Please note that this tour includes a stop and brief tour of the Philips-Dawson House (Suffolk Nansemond Historical Society Headquarters)

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  12. T.G.I.F. Summer Concert Series: Affirmative Groove

    June 29, 2018, 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM @ Constant's Wharf Park & Marina

    Join your neighbors at Constant's Wharf Park & Marina for the first half of the TGIF Summer Concert Series in Suffolk. Enjoy this free and family-friendly event in the park, as Affirmative Groove plays a variety of hits guaranteed to make you move, and kids enjoy the children's area. Our aim is to get you out of your seat and enjoying your Friday night!

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  13. Great Dismal Swamp Safari

    June 30, 2018, 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.

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  14. Pre-4th of July Cookout

    June 30, 2018, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Morgan Memorial Library

    Celebrate your 4th of July early with Suffolk Public Library! Bring your friends and family out to this FREE event for food, fun, and festivities. **Food is first come first served and a meal ticket will be distributed upon arrival. Additional parking can be found across the street behind City Hall. We're also collecting donations at this event to support ForKids, a local organization. Suggested donations include nonperishable food, hand sanitizer and feminine hygiene products.

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  15. Voices in the Dark

    June 30, 2018, 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Lone Star Lakes - Butler Lake

    Join Suffolk Parks & Recreation for an evening night hike through Lone Star Lakes to listen for those mysterious sounds you may hear in the evenings. From the Great Horned Owl to the elusive Bob Cat, there are many local animals that can make some frightening sounds in the dark. We will meet at Lone Star Lakes' Butler Lake, which is just inside the park (making a right at the fork) at 7:00pm. Call Christian Prohaska if you have any questions. Ages 8+.

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