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Browse Fine Art at Artisans in the Park

Saturday & Sunday, September 7 & 8 | Great Neck Park 

AIPExplore the works of over 75 artists and craftsmen during the 38th annual Artisans in the Park, Art and Craft Festival - all in the serenely secluded backdrop of Great Neck Park.


This two-day event, now in September, offers you the opportunity to get outdoors and enjoy Virginia Beach's late summer weather while browsing the local and regional artists displaying, demonstrating and selling original works of art.

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A variety of art and fine craft styles are represented, including pottery, metal and glass work, photography, jewelry, drawing and paintings, and sculpture. All work is of original design.


Stop by the Main Stage for live music throughout the weekend. Children will have an opportunity to have a free picture ID Card made on site, compliments of the Virginia Beach Mason Lodge, District 56 at Shelter #1. 

A variety of food concessionaires will be selling delicious items including, BBQ, hot dogs, hamburgers, sausage, pitas and more!  Smoothies, lemonade, kettle corn and ice cream will be available too. 


Artisans in the Park has free admission and parking at Cox High School with a free shuttle to the park. #VBArtisans  


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Boat Slips Available at Lynnhaven Marina


MarinaDoes your boat need a new home? We've got one large and several small slips available at the Lynnhaven Marina. Located off Shore Drive, just before the Lesner Bridge, the marina offers easy access to the Lynnhaven Inlet and Chesapeake Bay. Small slips accomodate boats 25' or less and the large slip handles vessels up to 36'. Slips are leased on an annual basis. Fresh water & 30 amp electric hookups are provided along with private restroom access.


For more information and to lease a slip at the marina, please call Sharon Godfrey at (757) 385-1126, or email sgodfrey@vbgov.com.

Join the Community Yard Sale at Mount Trashmore!

Application Deadline: September 3 | Event: September 28, 9 am - 1 pm 


Treasures at TrashmoreOne man's trash is another man's treasure! Treasures at Trashmore is an old-fashioned community yard sale and we're accepting applications for sellers through September 3. Clean out your closets, free up some space in the garage, and make some money in the process! A single space is just $35, or you can get a double space for $70.


With free admission and on-site parking for shoppers, we're expecting a buying crowd!


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Competitors Wanted for SK8R Bash!

Application Deadline: October 4 | Competition: October 19, 10 am - 5:30 pm 


sk8r bashShow your skills and compete for WRV prize packs at our annual SK8R Bash competition! This year's event will be held at the city's newest skate park - Williams Farm Skate Park! The 25,000 square foot, concrete skate park features a tiered bowl, flow park and urban skate plaza.
Competition includes beginner, intermediate and advanced heats in flow, street and bowl. Beginner competition is restricted to youth who are fairly new to skateboard competitions and/or under the age of 14; the intermediate and advanced levels are open to all ages. Prizes are awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in each category.


Sign up early! Deadline to submit competitor applications is October 4, as long as space allows. Registration cost is $25 and includes contest t-shirt.


Our 2013 SK8R Bash is free to attend and will include live music, interactive activities and an open street course for non-competitors. Check-in and registration for those competing will begin at 8 am, competition starts at 10 am and runs until 5:30 pm on Saturday, October 19. With a brand new location, this event is sure to bring out some of the best local talent! Check out the action in this video from last year's event!



Crafters, Apply to Sell Your Wares at Santa's Stocking

Application Deadline: October 16 | Event: November 2-3 & 16-17 


Santa's StockingWe're looking for talented crafters to participate in the 35th Annual Santa's Stocking Old Fashioned Craft Bazaar at Kempsville Recreation Center. This event takes place over two weekends: November 2 & 3 and November 16 & 17 from 9-5 on Saturdays and 10-4 on Sundays. Vendors may exhibit during one weekend only to provide a unique shopping experience each weekend. Complete an application today! Space is limited; application deadline is October 16, as long as space allows.  


With free admission and free on-site parking to shoppers, Santa's Stocking Old Fashioned Craft Bazaar will feature over 100 different vendors each weekend selling unique handcrafted items - everything from stocking stuffers to works of fine art, all at budget-friendly prices. Food concessions will also be available for purchase both weekends.



Please Note Our Upcoming Facility Closures

Bow Creek Recreation Center is closed for a long-term modernization project


All Virginia Beach Recreation Centers, Owl Creek Tennis Center and administrative offices will be closed on Monday, September 2 for Labor Day. Parks will be open.
Bayside Recreation Center will be closed on Monday, September 9 through Sunday, September 15 for annual maintenance. The pool will remain closed through Sunday, September 22.
Williams Farm Recreation Center will be closed on Monday, September 23 through Sunday, September 29 for annual maintenance. The pool will remain closed through Sunday, October 6.


Don't forget that your membership is good at all Virginia Beach Recreation Centers! If your usual center is closed for maintenance, take the opportunity to visit another center. Use this locator to help you find one!

Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation believes all of our diverse citizens have a right to participate in community recreation and we are committed to creating equal access for everyone who may have a challenge or barrier. If you or your child requires additional support, we can help. Learn more about our accommodation and inclusion services.
We welcome your comments and questions. Feel free to email us at fun@VBgov.com.
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the certifying agency of the National Recreation and Park Association.