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Posted on: August 7, 2017

What’s Happening in Suffolk This Week


Monday, July 16

Just Duet: Karaoke with Friends

Start your week off on a high note with karaoke at the North Suffolk Library, 2000 Bennetts Creek Park Road, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Come prepared to belt out your favorite tunes and cheer on your friends while they serenade you. Light refreshments will be provided. This program is for adults. For more information, call 757.514.7323.


Friday, July 20

T.G.I.F. Summer Concert Series: The Deloreans

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 p.m., enjoy this free and family-friendly event in the park as The Deloreans play 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 seat and enjoying your Friday night! This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 757.514.7267.


Friday, July 20

National Night Out Duck Pluck

A Friday night of free fun for the entire family! Unwind at Bennett’s Creek Park, 3000 Bennetts Creek Park Road, beginning at 6 p.m. for music, food, and great company! Shake your tail feathers to the sounds of the Deloreans who will play for the Suffolk Parks & Recreation T.G.I.F. Concert. The National Night Out Duck Pluck replaces the Annual Duck Race and will take place during the band’s first break. Fantastic prizes will be awarded! Stop by the National Night Out tent for treats for the kiddos and to find out where the parties will be.  For more information about Suffolk’s national award winning National Night Out events, call Diana Klink at 757.514.4104, or visit www.SuffolkNNO.com.


Saturday, July 21

Suffolk Farmers’ Market

The Suffolk Farmers’ Market, conveniently located in the Suffolk Visitor Center Pavilion at 524 North Main Street, boasts the best in locally-grown fresh fruits and vegetables, along with eggs, honey, homemade jams and jellies, baked goods, fresh cut flowers, plants and handmade jewelry and crafts.

The Suffolk Farmers’ Market will be open on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through November 17, 2018. The first Saturday market 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. For more information or to become a vendor, contact the Suffolk Visitor Center at 757.514.4130 or [email protected].


Saturday, July 21

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.

 

Saturday, July 21

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.


Saturday, July 21

Cedar Hill Cemetery Stroll

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 serene 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. The tour departs from the Suffolk Visitor Center and is scheduled from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Reservations are required. Call the Suffolk Visitor Center at 757.514.4130 to reserve your spot. Special rates are available for groups of 12 or more. Cost is $7 adults; $5 seniors (60+), military. Not recommended for children under 12.

 

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

See what Suffolk Parks & Recreation has to offer!  Visit www.SuffolkVa.us/parks.

For a complete listing of Suffolk Public Library events, visit www.SuffolkPublicLibrary.com.

For a complete listing of Suffolk Tourism events, visit www.VisitSuffolkva.com.

To view other City events, visit www.SuffolkVa.us/calendar.aspx.

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