Our Special Events Team is committed to provided entertainment and fun for the whole family throughout the course of the year. You wouldn't believe all of the fun that we have here in Suffolk. Our family friendly events provide recreation for the entire family regardless of community or lifestyle.
* All events are subject to the current Governor's guidelines. Check our Facebook page or call 757-514-7250 for more information.
Eggstravaganza - March 27, 2021
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!
The Eggstravaganza is free event 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
Carpool Cinema - May 8, 2021
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. The movie will begin at approximately 8:15 PM. Registration is required.
Stars and Stripes Spectacular - July 4, 2021
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. A large area with bounce houses and games will be available for children 12 and under for a $5.00 entry fee. A LIVE band will take the stage at 6:00 p.m. with a repertoire of songs in a variety of styles. An evening with this band could range in a musical variety from soft dinner music to Motown, Beach Music, Disco and all of your favorite music. 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.
TGIF Summer Concert Series - June-August, 2021
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Taste of Suffolk - September, 2021
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.
Carpool Cinema - October, 2021
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 Drive-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. The movie will begin at approximately 7:15 PM. Registration is required.
Home of the Brave 5K|10K - November, 2021
Join us for a race around Suffolk. This virtual 5K & 10K event is hosted by Road Rage. This is open to all ages. For more information or to register visit Suffolk5k.com
Grand Illumination - November, 2021
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
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 19th, 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.
Stay up to date by following Suffolk Parks & Recreation on Facebook for virtual activities and events @SuffolkParksandRec, or call 757-514-7250 for more information.