Entertainer & Vendor Information
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Eggstravaganza - April 9, 2022
Join Suffolk Parks & Recreation for our Annual Spring Eggstravaganza. This event will have your kids hopping for joy at Bennett’s Creek Park from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Our event, filled with games, pony rides, crafts, music and more, is geared towards families with children 10 years old and under. Kids can decorate bags to stash the eggs they collect throughout the scavenger hunt. Peter Cottontail will arrive to this egg-citing event at 11:15 a.m. and will be available all morning to meet with the children. Bring your camera to capture a day full of memories!
This event is free and open to the public. Food and vendor items will be available for purchase in the park. Bennett’s Creek Park is located at 3000 Bennett’s Creek Park Road
Twice a year, a movie is conducted on the lawn of our beautiful Bennett’s Creek Park at 3000 Bennett’s Creek Park Road. This event is usually held in May and October. Bennett’s Creek Park will transform into a Drive-In Movie Theater with two screens. Stay comfy in your car, or Bike-In and bring your lawn chairs and blankets. Arrive early to get the best seat in the park! A concessions areas will be available with food and treats. Pets are welcomed on a leash. This event is free and open to the public. The movie will begin at approximately 8:15 PM.
Carpool Cinema - October 15, 2022
Featuring The Addams Family (2019). For more information, call 757-514-7267.
TGIF Summer Concert Series - 2022
Enjoy live music on Friday's in Suffolk at two of our parks this summer! All concerts are free and open to the public. Each event is 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM. Beer and wine are available for purchase for those 21 and older.
Constant's Wharf Park
Bennett's Creek Park
Stars & Stripes Spectacular - July 4, 2022
Enjoy the Stars and Stripes Spectacular on July 4th as the skies of Suffolk light up with a fireworks show over the beautiful Nansemond River at Constant’s Wharf Park and Marina. The park will open at 5:30 p.m. with entertainment, children’s activities, merchandise vendors and a variety of food choices. The Fuzz Band will take the stage at 6:00 p.m. The fireworks show will begin at 9:00 p.m. for the entire family to enjoy.
There is no on-site parking for this event. Shuttle parking will begin at 5:15 p.m. from the following sites:
• First Baptist Church located at 237 N Main Street
• Suffolk Municipal Building parking lot located at 440 Market Street
• Mills Godwin Courthouse Building located at 150 N Main St
The last shuttle run before the fireworks begin is at 8:20 pm. Shuttles will resume after the fireworks have concluded.
Taste of Suffolk - September 10, 2022
Want to find great food, fabulous entertainment, and plenty of children’s activities all within walking distance of each other? Take a bite out of the annual Taste of Suffolk street festival. It is usually held on the second Saturday in September from 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM. The event site will stretch down Main Street starting on Finney Avenue and cover Washington Street from Commerce to Saratoga Street. Main Street will be lined with restaurants from all over Suffolk presenting some of their specialty food items, merchandise vendors displaying a variety of goods and services, all day entertainment with live music and contests that are sure to get everyone on their feet.
This event will require road closures on Main Street and Washington Street in September. Parking in the downtown area will be effected on Friday, September 10 and Saturday, September 11.
Grand Illumination - November 18, 2022
The Suffolk Holiday Season begins with a hometown kickoff. The Grand Illumination Ceremony at Market Park in downtown Suffolk will ring in the holidays for families in our community with the park opening at 6 p.m.
Watch the 32 foot tree light up when the switch is flipped to illuminate Suffolk for the season. Be there as Santa arrives in style, enjoy seasonal music, take a tour of the Suffolk Seaboard Railroad Museum and purchase your own horse-drawn carriage ride. Youngsters will also be able to participate in various holiday themed craft activities in specially-heated tents. Be sure to bring along your camera to capture your children’s smiling faces as they whisper their Christmas wishes to Santa Claus.
Festival of Lights at Sleepy Hole Park
November 25 - December 30, 2022
Good things come in little packages! Enjoy a sprinkle of holiday cheer at the inaugural Suffolk Festival of Lights at Sleepy Hole Park. This drive-through light display will be open beginning November 26th, through December 30th, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The display will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.
View an exhibit of five holiday light themes from the warmth and comfort of your car at the quaint Festival of Lights drive-through display at Suffolk's Sleepy Hole Park, located at 4616 Sleepy Hole Road. Additional light theme displays will be added each year moving forward to further enhance the festive experience.
Holiday Parade - December 10, 2022
Join in the lights and sounds of the Suffolk Holiday Parade. The parade starts at 7:00 p.m. Find the best spot to watch the floats, equestrian units, marching bands and festive vehicles stroll down West Washington Street and take a turn up North Main Street with the parade route ending at Finney Avenue.
This year’s Grandstand will be in front of the Suntrust Building in the 100 block of North Main Street. Be there to catch the performances of the local bands and performance groups. Free parking for the event is available in all City public lots including the Godwin Courthouse parking lot, Saratoga Street lot, Commerce Street Lot and Market Park parking lot.
This event will require road closures on Main Street, Washington Street and Prentis Street. Parking in the downtown area will be effected.
If you have any questions about the events hosted by Suffolk Parks & Recreation, you can contact our Administrative office at 757-514-7250 or contact the Special Events Coordinator, Chelsea Morgan at firstname.lastname@example.org