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October 23, 2018, 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM @ Hilton Garden Inn Suffolk Riverfront
Please join the Nansemond River Garden Club for "Celebrating Autumn and Winter: Exquisite Decorating for the Season," a lecture, demonstration and lunch with floral designer and author John Grady Burns on Tuesday, October 23, 2018, at the Hilton Garden Inn Suffolk Riverfront. The event begins at 9:30am with coffee and vendor shopping, followed at 11:00am with a demonstration, lunch and book signing. Several of Burns' books will be available for sale.
October 25, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Suffolk Art Gallery
Come join the Suffolk Art League to kick off Halloween week and take a look back at hose the movie industry used Egyptian art. Ancient Egypt and specifically mummies have offered highly creative inspiration for feature movies. This presentation by Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Speaker Trent Nicholas will provide film history background on the art and characteristics of this sub-genre and attitudes regarding "exotic" views of Ancient Egyptian culture. Excerpts from movies will be shown. Free and open to the public.
October 26, 2018, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Lake Meade Dog Park
Dress up with your pup and come out to Lake Meade Dog Park for the Suffolk Parks & Recreation Annual Yappy Hour and Doggy Howl-oween Costume Contest! Join us Friday, October 26, 2018, 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.
October 26, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Brick & Mortar Brewing Co.
Suffolk Tourism and Brick & Mortar Brewing Co. present the Downtown Suffolk "Boos & Brews Tour," on Friday, October 26, 2018, from 6-8:30pm. Tour includes a flight of four craft beers (Brewer's Choice!) and a 90-minute "Legends of Main Street: A Suffolk Ghost Walk." Cost is $15 per person. Ages 21 and up only. Space is limited; reservations required.
October 26, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Chuckatuck Library
Gather around the fire on the Chuckatuck Library lawn for ghost stories, frightening encounters, and other legends and lore. Hear from local storytellers and paranormal enthusiasts such as 7 Cities Paranormal. Got a ghastly story of your own? Chime in to the fireside storytelling or record your tale with Suffolk Speaks, the library's oral history project. This event is geared towards adults and teens. Free s'mores while supplies last. Bring a lawn chair or blanket.
October 27, 2018, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Constant's Wharf Park and Marina
Join us for a fun morning on the river cleaning up the wetlands. We will be removing litter and debris from the downtown part of the Nansemond River. Must supply own watercraft, but litter grabbers and bags will be provided. Don't have a boat? No worries -- you can help on land, cleaning up litter before it makes it to the river. Hope you can make it!
October 27, 2018, 10:00 AM - December 7, 2018, 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. Over $2,400 in awards will be given, including a $500 First Prize and the opportunity for a one-person exhibit at the Suffolk Art Gallery in 2019. The juror will be Dr. Cole Welter, Graduate Program Director, Professor of Art, Painting and Drawing, at James Madison University.
October 27, 2018, 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 27, 2018, for Touch a Truck, Train & Trick or Treat! The event begins at 11am and ends at 2pm, 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 27, 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.
October 27, 2018, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Morgan Memorial Library
Dress up as a ZOMBIE and join us at Morgan Memorial Library to receive litter equipment. We will be cleaning up the downtown area around the library dressed as ZOMBIES. It will be a lot of fun and we will be giving out prizes for best ZOMBIE dress.
October 27, 2018, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Pavilion at the Suffolk Visitor Center
Join Suffolk Tourism for a FREE Family Movie Night, as we show the hilarious animated film, Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation. Popcorn, snacks and drinks will be available for purchase. 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 27, 2018, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Creekside Recreation Center
A night of scares and fun! Come dressed in costume and enjoy a fun-filled night that includes a haunted house, arts & crafts, trunk or treat, costume contest, games, popcorn, music, and more!
October 27, 2018, 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 28, 2018, 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 29, 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.
October 29, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Departs from Suffolk Visitor Center
October 31, 2018, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Departs from Suffolk Visitor Center
October 31, 2018, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Whaleyville Community Center
If you're looking for a family event filled with a lot of fun on Halloween night, Chills & Thrills at Whaleyville Community Center is the place to be. There will be candy, candy, and more candy, bounce houses, face painting, and more! Put on your best costume and have a chilling, thrilling good time!
October 31, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ East Suffolk Recreation Center
Proceed to East Suffolk Recreation Center's Gymnasium on Halloween! There will be crafts, fun games, and music! Oh My! Don't Lose Your Brains! Bring your family friends to take part in a worthy cause and raise food for the Southeastern Food Bank of VA. This is a free event; however, canned good donations are accepted. Costumes are encouraged (no masks, please). Canned goods are being accepted now until Oct. 31.