Event page

May Events

Franklin Farmer’s Market

Enjoy the best local vendors selling fresh produce, crafts, and more each week from spring through fall!

Date: Saturdays

Time: 9am – Noon

Location:  210 S. Main Street | Franklin, Va 

Doggie Fashion Show

The Emporia-Greensville Humane Society is sponsoring this Doggie Fashion Show at Golden Leaf Commons to celebrate it’s 20th anniversary. Entries for small, medium and large dogs plus cash prizes, door prizes and more.

Date: May 18, 2024

Time: 12pm  – 3pm  

Location:  Golden Leaf Commons | 1781 Greensville County Circle | Emporia, Va

The Hit Men of Country

The Hit Men of Country

The Hit Men of Country are made up of Nashville’s most talented singers and musicians who have toured with and played on recording for some of country music’s greatest artists – hit-makers like: Wynonna Judd, Keith Urban, Trace Adkins, Lee Greenwood, Travis Tritt, Jason Aldean, and more! You are in for a real treat! Purchase your tickets today at https://suffolkcenter.org/performances_events/the-hit-men-of-country/

Date: May 18, 2024

Time: 8pm  

Location:  Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts | 110 W. Finney Ave. | Suffolk, Va 23434

Spring Artmobile at Rawls Museum

Don’t miss the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Artmobile gallery on wheels at Rawls Museum Arts, plus the student show, scavenger hunt, chalk art, face painting and more.

Date: May 18, 2024

Time: 10am – 2pm   

Location:  Rawls Museum Arts| 22376 Linden St. | Courtland, Va

Captain Bob’s Dinner

Ivor Community Events is sponsoring this Captain Bob’s plate dinner with proceeds to help keep the Ivor July 4th event free everyone to enjoy. Plates will be sold for $12 and include Chicken, BBQ, Cole Slaw and Potatoes. For ticket information, call 757-859-6397 or message the Ivor Events Facebook page www.facebook.com/IvorEvents

Date: May 23, 2024

Time: 4pm – 7pm    

Location:  Ivor Municipal Building | 8430 Bell Ave| Ivor, Va 

Tidewater Academy Golf  Tournament

Grab those clubs and get ready for a fun afternoon of golf at the Country Club of Petersburg to benefit Tidewater Academy. Registration fee is $150 per golfer or $600 per team, which includes green fees, snacks, cart, dinner and more. For more info, contact Gail Ford-Westbrook at 757-899-5401 or by email: [email protected]

Date: May 31, 2024

Time: 1pm    

Location:  Country Club of Petersburg | 1250 Flank Rd.| Petersburg, Va 

June Events

Bark in the Park

Fundraiser to benefit the Isle of Wight County Animal Shelter will be held at Nike Park in Carrollton. There will be on-site pet adoptions, agility course, cat yoga, games, contests and more!

Date: June 1, 2024

Time: 4pm -7pm

Location: 13036 Nike Park Rd | Carrollton, VA

First Responders Appreciation Event

The Sussex VA Chamber and LibertyOVE, we will be hosting a First Responders Appreciation Event at the Miles B. Carpenter Museum. Please bring your favorite first responder, military member, or veteran and enjoy a free concert! Check the event flyer for additional details. We look forward to a wonderful event honoring our heroes.

Date: June 1, 2024

Time: 5pm – 9pm

Location: 201 Hunter Street | Waverly, VA

BNB Shrimp Feast

This is annual joint fundraiser to benefit the Boykins, Newsoms and Branchville Volunteer Fire Departments. Come enjoy all-you-can-eat shrimp and fried fish, live music with Hickory Knoll & Silver Street and adult beverages. Take out plates will be available too.

Date: June 1, 2024

Time: 4pm -8pm

Location: Draper’s Pond | Boykins, VA

Pork Fest

The Murfreesboro Volunteer Fire Department is sponsoring this brand-new event featuring authentic North Carolina Barbecue, vendor fair, car/tractor show and live music by DJ Jesse Skosh & RT Johnson! Find out more information and purchase tickets at https://murfreesboroncvfd.com/PorkFest

Date: June 1, 2024

Time: 11am – until

Location: Murfree Center | 201 E. Broad Street | Murfreesboro, NC

Millfield Baptist Community Day

Community Day will feature something for all ages, including a FREE barbecue lunch! Enjoy live music, kids’ activities, kickball, cornhole tournament, silent auction, Fire-EMS-Police department personnel, community booths and more!

Date: June 1, 2024

Time: Noon – 4pm

Location: 31389 Millfield Road | Wakefield, Va

Bobby Marks Classic Golf Tournament

The Southampton Academy Athletic Association presents this 30th annual tournament at Cypress Cove Country Club in Franklin. Morning & Afternoon flights. Various sponsorships available. Cart Sponsor $500, Tee sponsor $250 and Friend of the Raiders $100. To register email Rebecca Fretz at [email protected]

Date: June 3, 2024

Time: Morning Flight: 8:30am / Afternoon Flight: 1:30pm

Location: Cypress Cove Country Club | Franklin, VA

Wakefield Ruritan BBQ Bash

The Wakefield Ruritan Club is now selling tickets to pre-order for their June BBQ Bash fundraiser. Tickets are $10 per pound and available at Wakefield Farm Service, Haywood Financial Services, and Ivor Furniture Company. This is the club’s premier fundraiser of the year with proceeds used to support fire/rescue services and youth athletics in the area.

Date: June 6, 2024

Time: 3:30pm – 6pm 

Location: Wakefield Sportsmans Club | 12205 Brittle’s Mill Rd. | Wakefield, VA

South Quay Baptist Church VBS

Prepare to swing into fun at the Great Jungle Journey Vacation Bible School at South Quay Baptist Church. Kids will enjoy crafts, snacks, games and music each night.  Open to children in grades K-6th

Date: June 17 – 21, 2024

Time: 6pm – 8:30pm

Location: South Quay Baptist Church | 9617 South Quay Rd | Suffolk, Va 

Millfield Baptist Church VBS

Enjoy Vacation Bible School at Millfield Baptist Church. Camp Firelight will offer two options each day. Morning bible school for children preschool to 6th grade and evening for children 6th grade to 12th grade. For more info visit https://www.millfieldlife.org/

Date: June 17 – 21, 2024

Time: 9am – 12:30pm and 6:30pm – 9pm

Location: 31389 Millfield Rd | Wakefield, Va

 Summer Art Classes at the Carpenter Museum

The Miles B. Carpenter Folk Art Museum is sponsoring summer art camp for kids ages 6 to 12.  Children will enjoy drawing, painting, 3D Art, chalk pastels and more during the 4-day camp.  Lunch and snacks will be provided. For more info and to sign up, contact Waverly Town Hall at 804-834-2330.

Date: June 17 – 20, 2024

Time: 10am – 2pm

Location: 201 Hunter Street | Waverly, Va

Third Thursday Concert Series

The City of Franklin kicks of the summer concert series with live music from The Delorean’s!  Barrett’s Landing Park will be filled with the sounds of good music and good times, so gather your friends, family, and dancing shoes for an unforgettable night under the stars.

Date: June 20, 2024

Time: 6pm – 10pm

Location: Barrett’s Landing Park | Downtown Franklin, Va

Precision Ag Expo

The Virginia Tech Tidewater AREC is sponsoring a Precision Ag Technology Expo. Growers, ranchers, extension agents, researchers, companies, and government agencies are invited to interact with some of the latest technological advancements in agriculture!  Equipment displays and demonstrations, Panel discussion with Q & A, Research presentations, Student poster competition.  Register here: https://bit.ly/precisionagexpo

For more info:  Dr. Abhilash Chandel, Precision Ag Specialist | (757) 807 -6542.

Date: June 28, 2024

Time: 9am – 5pm

Location: Tidewater AREC | 6321 Holland Rd | Suffolk, Va 23437

July Events

IOW County Independence Day Celebration

Celebrate American’s birthday at Isle of Wight’s Independence Day event at Heritage Park in Windsor. Enjoy food vendors, the new kids zone, games, activities, live concert from Chase Payne and fireworks!

Date: July 3, 2024

Time: 6:30pm

Location: 21311 Courthouse Hwy. | Windsor, Va

Third Thursdays Concert Series

The City of Franklin will host the summer concert series with live music from Glen Shelton!  Barrett’s Landing Park will be filled with the sounds of good music and good times, so gather your friends, family, and dancing shoes for an unforgettable night under the stars.

Date: July 18, 2024

Time: 6:30pm – 10pm

Location: Barrett’s Landing Park | Downtown Franklin, Va

Shrimp Feed

Joint fundraiser between the Drewryville Vol. Fire Department and Joyner-Gray-Yale Ruritan Club. Enjoy shrimp, cole slaw, beans and beverage plus live music from 58 East.  Gates open at 3pm | meal served at 4pm. The event is held at the Joyner-Gray-Yale Ruritan Clubhouse. Advance Only tickets are $30.

Date: July 20, 2024

Time: 3:30pm -7pm

Location: 24210 Courthouse Road | Yale, Va 23897

August Events

Sussex National Night Out

The Sussex County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting NNO events in two locations again this year: The Wakefield Ballpark and Stony Creek Park. More details to come!

Date: August 6, 2024

Time: 5pm – 8pm

Location: Wakefield & Stony Creek

Third Thursdays Concert Series

The City of Franklin will host the summer concert series with live music from Silver Street Band!  Barrett’s Landing Park will be filled with the sounds of good music and good times, so gather your friends, family, and dancing shoes for an unforgettable night under the stars!

Date: August 15, 2024

Time: 6:30pm – 10pm

Location: Barrett’s Landing Park | Downtown Franklin, Va

September Events

Down on the Farm Car Show

Countryboyz Hotrodz and H&R Farms presents this 3rd annual event featuring cars, trucks, motorcycles and tractors. Bring the whole family and enjoy music, a 50/50 raffle, food, kids’ area, fire truck and more.  

Date: September 14, 2024

Time: 10am – 3pm

Location: 211 Frank Harris Road| Pendleton, NC

Franklin Fall Festival

Crafts – Vendors – Food – Live Music – Fun! More info to come as we get closer to the event.  

Date: September 28, 2024

Time: 9am – 3pm

Location: Downtown, Franklin

October Events

Trick or Trot 5K & Pumpkin Dash

Join the City of Franklin and Franklin-Southampton United Way for a spooktacular time in Downtown Franklin for the Trick or Trot 5K & Pumpkin Dash. Visit  https://www.franklintrickortrot5k.org/  for event details, registration links and volunteer/sponsorship opportunities.

Time: 8am (check-In) | 9am 5K | 10:30am Dash

Location: Barrett’s Landing Park | Downtown Franklin, Va