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Posted on: August 7, 2017

What’s Happening in Suffolk This Week

Tuesday, August 13
Ask LaSandra!
If you have questions about local history facts, genealogy, or anything else, come to the Morgan Memorial Library, 443 West Washington Street, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. LaSandra, Local History and Genealogy Librarian, will help you find the answers. For more information, visit

Wednesday, August 14
Afternoon Conversations: Experiences of Tsuruju Miyazaki
Local business owner, Tsuruju Miyazaki, was once the well-loved owner of the thriving “Horseshoe Café” restaurant. Miyazaki was one of only two Japanese residents in Suffolk during the 1940’s. After the Pearl Harbor attack, many Japanese people, including Miyazaki, were arrested and sent to internment camps. However, he was never heard from again. Tsuruju Miyazaki’s granddaughter, Regina Boone, recounts her grandfather’s story as well as her own journey trying to find the man that seemed to simply disappear; a journey that took her to Japan. Learn what she discovered there! This program will take place from 2 p.m. to 3 pm. at the Phillips-Dawson House located at 137 Bank Street. For more information, call 757.514.7323. 

Thursday, August 15 and Saturday, August 17
Historic Suffolk Narrated Bus Tour
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. 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. This tour departs from the Suffolk Visitor Center, conveniently located at 524 North Main Street, and is scheduled from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets for each tour are $8 for adults and $6 for seniors (60+), military and children ages 9 to 12.  For more information, call 757.514.4130.

Thursday, August 15
Movies at the Center: Mission: Impossible – Fallout
The Suffolk Division of Tourism is pleased to present Mission: Impossible – Fallout at the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts on Thursday, August 15th, beginning at 7 p.m. This exciting thriller was a huge box office hit and received critical praise. Admission is free and open to the public; however, donations of new school supplies are gladly accepted. For more information, contact the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts Box Office at 757.923.2900.

Friday, August 16
Rock Out! Pub Trivia: Music Edition
Get ready to rock and join the Suffolk Public Library for Pub Trivia from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Brighter Day Café located at 118 North Main Street. Test your knowledge of rock music through the ages from Hendrix to Metallica. Come as you are or bring your motley crew. Just be prepared to answer some radical questions and hear some awesome jams! Top scoring team will walk away with a cool prize pack!  You do not need to be a library member to attend this event. Visit

Friday, August 16
T.G.I.F. Summer Concert Series: Tidewater Drive Band
Join your neighbors at Bennett’s Creek Park, 3000 Bennetts Creek Park Road, for the second half of the T.G.I.F. Summer Concert Series. From 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., enjoy this free and family-friendly event in the park as the Tidewater Drive Band plays a variety of hits guaranteed to make you move! Kids will enjoy the children’s area. Our aim is to get you out of your lounge chair and enjoying your Friday night! This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 757.514.7267.

Saturday, August 17
Suffolk Farmers’ Market
The Suffolk Farmers’ Market, now in its 14th season in the open air special event pavilion, is conveniently located behind the Suffolk Visitor Center at the corner of Main Street and East Constance Road. Enjoy the best in locally-grown fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, organically raised poultry, fresh eggs and milk, honey, and a variety of artisan-crafted goods.
 The first Saturday of each month will feature live music, activities and a petting zoo. Other themed days are scheduled throughout the season and will include entertainment and exhibits. The Suffolk Farmers’ Market will be open on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through November 23, 2019. For more information, contact the Suffolk Visitor Center at 757.514.4130, or

Saturday, August 17
Great Dismal Swamp Safari
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, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., is led by a biologist specializing in 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. Call the Suffolk Visitor Center at 757.514.4130 to reserve your spot.  Cost is $10 adults; $8 seniors (60+), military, and children ages 3 to 12. 

There are more interesting and exciting events happening in the City of Suffolk!

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