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July & August Events & Festivals

  • Visit the weekly Suffolk Farmers Market at the Suffolk Visitor Center Pavilion. Shop from local vendors, artisans and farmers for fresh produce, farm fresh meats, jams, plants, candles, home décor, and more. The regular market hours take place every Saturday from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. through Saturday, Nov. 16, 2024.
  • A new art exhibit is now on view at the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts. Now through July 13, the ‘Variety: The Spice of Life’ Art Exhibit features artwork by the talented artists from the Elizabeth River Artists Association. The exhibition is free and open to the public Tuesday – Saturdays 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Celebrate Suffolk’s 50th Anniversary and the Grand Opening of Downtown Festival Park during 50 Fest July 13. Dress in your 70s best and groove to live music from 70s cover band, “Inside Out.” Be sure to stick around for the costume contest and the screening of the classic movie, Superman (PG 1978)! Enjoy kids-activities, food trucks, and more.
  • Bring the family to Saturday Cinema to enjoy kid-friendly movies at various outdoor venues in Suffolk. Don’t forget to pack your blankets and lawn chairs for an unforgettable movie night under the stars. Food and vendor items will be available for purchase.

July/August Saturday Cinema:
July 27 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem at Holland Ballfield (6720 Ruritan Blvd.)
August 24 Wonka at Downtown Festival Park (215 W. Washington St.)

  • Take a break from the heat and enjoy an indoor movie screening of three blockbuster movies during the Summer Film Series at the Center taking place at the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts. Admission is $2 per person and movies begins at 2 p.m.

July/August Summer Film Series at the Center:
July 14:  Where the Crawdads Sing
August 11: Elvis

  • Suffolk Sweets Week is back from July 13-20, 2024. Treat yourself to a variety of freshly made desserts, from delicious cakes to mouth-watering ice cream. There’s something for everyone to enjoy during Suffolk Sweets Week.
  • The American Girl Program, starring Corrine Tan, is back at Riddick’s Folly House Museum on July 27. The event includes a doll giveaway with two sessions at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Each session is limited to 20 girls, and reservations are necessary. To reserve your spot, please contact 757-934-0822 or email
  • 36th Annual Nansemond Indian Pow Wow returns August 17-18 at the Pow Wow Grounds (1001 Pembroke Lane, Suffolk). This two-day Native American event is a true cultural celebration featuring Native American foods, music, dance, artisan vendors, social dances, and educational displays.

This is just a sampling of local events and festivals in Suffolk, Virginia. Check out our Calendar of Events for more information.

​Live Music & Local Entertainment in Suffolk, Virginia

Hear live performances from local and regional bands during the TGIF Summer Concert Series. July and August concerts will take place at Constant’s Wharf Park & Marina located at 110 E Constance Rd and Bennett’s Creek Park located at 3000 Bennetts Creek Park Rd. Before the show, visit local eateries and shops or stop by the Nansemond Brewing Station for a craft beverage.

July’s TGIF Summer Concert Series Lineup:
July 12 The Original Rhondels (Constant Wharf Park & Marina)
July 26 The Deloreans (Bennett’s Creek Park)

August’s TGIF Summer Concert Series Lineup:
August 2 Roberta Lea (Bennett’s Creek Park)
August 9 Slap Nation (Bennett’s Creek Park)
August 16 Anthony Rosano & The Conqueroos (Bennett’s Creek Park)

Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts is now offering a new Summer Music Series at Outdoors @The CENTER. Enjoy live music from local artists every Thursday from 6-8 p.m. until August 29. A cash bar and outdoor dining choices are available. Remember to bring your chairs!

Groove to live tunes during Westside at the Silos Summer Concert Series every Friday and Saturday through August 31 beginning at 6 p.m. Before the show, sink your teeth into a juicy burger paired with hot fries from Westside Burgers or indulge in Italian fare at Amedeo’s Ristorante.

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