Signature Events

There is always a fun event to discover in Suffolk, including festivals, markets, and more!


Suffolk Farmers’ Market

The 2024 Suffolk Farmers’ Market is now offered year-round at the Suffolk Visitor Center Pavilion! The market takes place every Saturday from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. through November 23, 2024. The Suffolk Farmers’ Market is a hometown favorite, and features fresh locally grown fruits and vegetables, baked goods, meats and eggs, jams and jellies, honey, pickles, and handmade artisan crafts. Live music, food trucks, and more.


Taste of Suffolk

Taste of Suffolk attracts attendees from across the region. The event site stretches down Main Street from Finney Avenue to Washington Street, and along West Washington Street to Saratoga Street. Main Street is lined with Suffolk’s independent restaurants presenting their signature menu items. Eateries offer smaller portions at nominal prices, allowing event attendees to sample an assortment of culinary creations. Merchants sell a variety of goods and services, and Suffolk’s automotive dealerships present a New Vehicle Exhibition. Festival-goers enjoy all-day entertainment with live music and contests, a Children’s Fun Area, and a Beer Garden showcasing local craft brews.

Taste of Suffolk is scheduled for Saturday, September 14, 2024.

Suffolk Plein Air Festival

Suffolk Plein Air Festival

The City of Suffolk, Virginia is gearing up for the fourth annual Suffolk Plein Air Festival, September 10-14, 2024. Plein Air Artists from the around the country are participating in 2024. The 2024 acclaimed judge is Gavin Glakas. Juried Plein Air Artists will enjoy capturing the beauty of Suffolk Virginia’s waterways, landscapes, and cityscapes, compete for prizes, and sell their artwork. Seeing the city through the eyes and talents of others is a highlight of this week-long outdoor painting event. 

The event will take place September 10-14, 2024.


Suffolk Peanut Fest

Known for its fun family activities, Suffolk Peanut Fest offers concerts, amusement rides, contests and competitions, ​a demolition derby, peanut cup race, motorcycle rally, fireworks and much more. Combine all of these great activities with local and national entertainment and you have a weekend full of good times!

Suffolk Peanut Fest is scheduled for October 10-13, 2024. 

Suffolk Mystery Authors Festival 2024

Suffolk Authors Festival

Join the Suffolk Division of Tourism as they present the Annual Suffolk Authors Festival. Whether you are an avid or casual reader, aspiring writer or published author, you will find something entertaining and intriguing at the Suffolk Authors Festival. This one-day FREE festival showcases 40+ best-selling authors from all featured genres. Highlights of the event include author meet & greets, book signings, and sales. 

The event will take place at the Hilton Garden Inn Suffolk Riverfront March 15, 2025.

Suffolk Earth and Arts Festival

Keep Suffolk Beautiful and the Suffolk Art League join forces once again to present the highly anticipated Suffolk Earth & Arts Festival, co-sponsored by Suffolk Tourism and Downtown Suffolk.

The festival will showcase over 130 vendors ranging from local artisans and authors to animal rescues and environmental outreach organizations. Discover unique creations and support local talent. This is a family-friendly event, including face painting, a caricaturist, live music, and dance performances.

This event usually takes place in April.

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