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July Events

Suffolk Sweets Week

Suffolk Sweets Week showcases the tastiest desserts Suffolk has to offer. From simply sweet to deliciously decadent, Suffolk Sweets Week highlights our best local culinary temptations. No coupons, vouchers or tickets are needed – simply order from the Suffolk Sweets Week menu at each participating eatery. See the full list of participating business here: https://www.visitsuffolkva.com/signature-events/signature-foodie-events/

Date: July 13 – 20, 2024

Location:  Participating Suffolk Eateries

Holland Athletic – Fall Ball Signups

Fall will be here before you know it! Sign-Ups are underway to play for Holland Athletic Association. Join the excitement, improve your skills and be a part of a fun and completive season. Registration is runs from July 9th – August 18th. 

Use this link to sign up.  https://leagues.bluesombrero.com/hollandaa

 

 

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 

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

Franklin Baptist Church VBS

Registration is underway for Vacation Bible School at Franklin Baptist Church. Children will enjoy an exciting journey where they learn to trust God no matter what situation life brings, know God is always with them, and feel confident in sharing the good news of God’s love through Jesus Christ. There are a limited number of spaces so please pre-register today at https://franklinbaptist.org/vbs-registration-2023/!

Date: July 21-25, 2024

Time: 5:30pm – 7:15pm

Location: 208 N. High Street | Franklin, VA

Basketball Skills Camp

Registration is underway for the Summer Basketball Skills Camps at Windsor High School. The camp will focus on ball handling, passing, and shooting drills. Also, special guest speakers. 

Date: July 22-25, 2024

Time: 9am – 3pm

Location: Windsor High | 24 Church Street | Windsor, VA

Public Safety Kids Camp

Registration is underway for the Franklin Police Department’s summer safety kid’s camp. Activities include 911 Communications, Crime Scene Processing, Bicycle Safety, Fire Safety, and more. Register by calling Sgt. Halverson at 757-562-8664 or [email protected] 

Date: July 22-26, 2024

Time: 9am – Noon

Location: Franklin Police Dept.| 1018 Pretlow Street | Franklin, VA

Newsoms VFD Catfish Dinner

Support the Newsoms VFD and enjoy a catfish plate dinner catered by Captain Bob’s. Tickets are $12. Available from any Newsoms VFD member. More info at https://www.facebook.com/Newsomsfire/

Date: July 25, 2024

Time: 4pm – 7pm

Location: Newsoms Fire Station | 22146 General Thomas Hwy. | Newsoms, VA

Murfreesboro Chamber Shrimp Dinner

The annual streamed shrimp dinner during the NC Watermelon Festival will include NC Shrimp, Hushpuppies, cole slaw, and beverage for $16. Eat in or take out. Advance purchase only. Contact the Murfreesboro Chamber for details tickets. 

Date: July 31, 2024

Time: 4:30pm – 7pm

Location: 135 Event on Main | 135 E. Main Street | Murfreesboro, NC

August Events

Bethlehem Ruritan JAM

“The Route 17 Band” will perform at this free event on Friday August 2nd.  You don’t have to be a Ruritan member to attend. Donations to the Band go to the tip jar, please give generously. Come early doors open at 5:30 p.m. BBQ, Hot Dogs, Homemade Desserts, Pop Corn, and Soft Drinks. Also 2 lb. containers of Hardison’s BBQ will be available to purchase. For more information, call George Fowler 757-617-5955

Date: August 2, 2024

Time: 5:30 – 9:30

Location: 140 Manning Rd | Suffolk, VA 

Paint Night at VFW Post

The VFW Post 4411 will host this fun paint night with Madison. 

Date: August 3, 2024

Time: 7pm

Location: 3385 Beaver Dam Rd | Franklin, VA

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

Adult Diabetes Education Session

Come learn about Diabetes prevention and management at this FREE education event! Topics will include:

  • Understanding Diabetes: Type 1, Type 2
  • Treatment of diabetes
  • Acute complications of diabetes
  • High blood sugar can cause chronic (long term) complications
  • Monitoring diabetes (targets for fasting blood sugar), and what is A1c?
  • Managing diabetes during illness

 

Date: August 8, 2024

Time: 5:30pm 

Location: Southampton Medica Center | 100 Fairview Ave | Franklin, VA

Author Meet N’ Greet

As the Page Turns in Soco Book Club welcomes popular local author, Charles Qualls, to discuss his latest book, Time Well Spent at Bubba-Doo’s. He is a native of the Atlanta area and along with his, love travel as well as culinary adventuring. This is his tenth title with Smyth & Helwys. They never run out of fascinating tales that need to be told.

Date: August 8, 2024

Time: 6pm

Location: Courtland Library| 2511 Main Street | Courtland, VA

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

Bethlehem Ruritan JAM

“Band It Band” will perform at this free event on Friday August 15th.  You don’t have to be a Ruritan member to attend. Donations to the Band go to the tip jar, please give generously. Come early doors open at 5:30 p.m. BBQ, Hot Dogs, Homemade Desserts, Pop Corn, and Soft Drinks. Also 2 lb. containers of Hardison’s BBQ will be available to purchase. For more information, call George Fowler 757-617-5955

Date: August 16, 2024

Time: 5:30 – 9:30

Location: 140 Manning Rd | Suffolk, VA 

Army Band Woodwind Quintet

The 208th Army Band Woodwind Quintet will perform live at Hertford County Library! This is an afternoon you don’t want to miss. For adults 18+.

Date: August 17, 2024

Time: 11:30am- 1pm

Location: 303 W. Tryon Steet | Winton, NC

Courtland VFD Golf Tournament

Get your teams together and support the Courtland VFD annual Golf Tournament at Valley Pine Country Club. Cold beverages, lunch and dinner included. Registration begins at 11:00am. Shot Gun start at 1pm. 

Date: August 23, 2024

Time: 1:00pm

Location: Valley Pine Country Club | 901 Lasker Golf Course Rd. | Lasker, NC  27945

Cancer Survivor’s Picnic

The Hertford-Gates Relay for Life will hold a picnic to celebrate and honor cancer survivors. The event will include a picnic lunch, games and prizes.

Date: August 24, 2024

Time: 11am – 2pm

Location: 135 Event on Main | Murfreesboro, NC

Cornhole Tournament

Get your teams together and support Southampton-Sussex Baseball. Cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.  Two Tier Tournament (pro/advanced and competitive/novice).  Sign-up begins at 10:30 a.m. 

Date: August 24, 2024

Time: 12:00pm

Location: Southampton County Fairgrounds | 25374 New Market Rd | Courtland, VA

Saturday Cinema

Get ready for an unforgettable night under the stars! Suffolk’s Saturday Cinema event is back and better than ever! Join us for a magical evening of outdoor cinema at Downtown Festival Park, where we’ll be screening WONKA against the backdrop of nature. 

Date: August 24, 2024

Time: 5:45pm

Location: 215 W. Washington St | Downtown Suffolk, Va

TopHand Golf Tournament

TopHand Foundation will host its annual Golf Tournament fundraiser at the Emporia Country Club. You can support TopHand by entering a team or through hole and lunch sponsorships. Register now at https://www.tophandfoundation.org/

Date: August 30, 2024

Time: 12 Noon

Location: Emporia Country Club | 578 Country Club Rd | Emporia, VA

September Events

VFW Post 4411 Poker Run

First annual Poker Run.  Music, door prizes, cash prizes. Event will be held rain or shine. Registration deadline is August 1st. For more: [email protected]

Date: September 7, 2024

Time: Registration (8am – 11am)

Location: 3385 Beaverdam Road| Franklin, VA

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

Relay for Life Survivor Dinner

Are you a cancer survivor? Do you know someone who is? Are you currently or have you been a cancer patient caregiver? /The Franklin-Southampton Relay for Life is celebrating you with a special Survivor Dinner in September.   RSVP deadline September 7th.

Date: September 19, 2024

Time: 6pm

Location: Franklin Baptist Church| Franklin, Va

Suffolk Art League Party

Cool It Down Party at the Suffolk Art League is a celebration of art and community.  Complimentary cocktails, delicious hors d’ oeuvres and more. Reservation deadline is September 2oth. Reserve your glass at https://www.suffolkartleague.com/

Date: September 27, 2024

Time: 6pm – 8pm

Location: 118 Bosley Ave| Suffolk Va

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

Charity Car Show

The Suffolk Rods & Muscle Cars 11th annual charity car show will be held at Nansemond-Suffolk Academy. Open to all makes and models. Come check out the custom designs and one-0f-kinds, DJ, 50/50 raffle, door prizes, food and more. 

Date: September 28, 2024

Time: 8am – 2pm

Location: 3733 Pruden Blvd. | Suffolk, Va

October Events

Franklin National Night Out

The Franklin Police Department will host the city’s annual National Night Out event at Armory Park, featuring fellowship, food and beverages, local organizations and neighbors. 

Date: October 1, 2024

Time: 5pm – 8pm

Location: Armory Park | 910 Armory Drive | Franklin, VA 

Emporia National Night Out

The Emporia Police Department will host the city’s annual National Night Out featuring food trucks, games, raffle, face painting, fellowship, the Greensville High Marching Band and neighbors. 

Date: October 1, 2024

Time: 6pm – 8pm

Location: 1001 Meherrin Park Rd| Emporia, VA 

Suffolk Ruritan Club Shrimp Feast

Kick off the 2024 at the annual Shrimp Feast, featuring all-you-can-eat shrimp, barbecue, cole slaw, ice tea and adult beverages. Music from Island Boy. Tickets are $40 in advance only at Suffolk Truck Center, Ricky & Roy’s Catering, Mike Duman Auto Sales, Suffolk BBQ Company, Citizens National Bank Windsor, Ricky’s Carts, Major Signs, Suffolk Visitors Center and Grafik Trenz.

Date: October 11, 2024

Time: 3pm – 7pm

Location: Suffolk Executive Airport | 1410 Airport Rd | Suffolk, VA

Suffolk Peanut Festival

Fun for the whole family featuring live music, arts & crafts, commercial exhibits, touch-a-truck, carnival & amusement rides, and more!  Headlining this year’s festival will be Easton Corbin! Additional entertainment will include The Deloreans, Celeste Kellogg, Luke Willette Band, Island Boy and others.   

Tickets will be available for purchase online starting August 1, 2024, at www.suffolkpeanutfest.com

Date: October 10-13, 2024

Location: Suffolk Executive Airport | 1410 Airport Rd | Suffolk, Va

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.

Date: October 12, 2024

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

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

Wakefield Community Day

Check back here for updates!

Date: October 12, 2024

Time: 9am – 8pm

Location: The Wakefield Foundation | 100 Wilson Ave | Wakefield, Va

Peanut Festival Cornhole Tournament

Love to play Cornhole? Claim your bragging rights during this year’s Peanut Festival Cornhole Tournament. Registration day off.  $20 blind draw.

Date: October 13, 2024

Time: 10:30am (registration) | 11am (tournament)

Location: Suffolk Executive Airports |1410 Airport Rd | Suffolk, Va