Suffolk Events for September 2018

Want to know what is happening in the great town of Suffolk Virginia? While we know you are busy getting back to school this week, there is plenty to do in the month of September around town! Enjoy great Suffolk history, a night under the stars, fun with our local city servants, and of course, the Peanut Festival! And if any time this month you need car service, inspections, or even just an update on local happenings downtown, call Barton Ford Suffolk!

Historic Suffolk Narrated Bus Tour

September 6, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Departs from Suffolk Visitor Center

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. Even now, you can trace Suffolk’s legacy through our historic homes and neighborhoods, churches and Virginia Civil War Trails. 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. *Please note that this tour includes a stop and brief tour of the Philips-Dawson House (Suffolk Nansemond Historical Society Headquarters)

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"A Night Under The Stars" Paint Party

September 15, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Suffolk Visitor Center Pavilion

Spend an evening with Suffolk Tourism and Paint Me Purple Studios on Saturday, September 15, 2018, for "A Night Under The Stars" Paint Party. THe fun will take place starting at 7pm at the Suffolk Visitor Center Pavilion (located at 524 N. Main Street in downtown Suffolk). Participants will have the opportunity to get creative and paint their own version of Van Gogh's famous painting, "Starry Night." The cost is $25 for adults and $20 for children ages 5-17, which includes all the supplies to create your masterpiece. Space is limited and advance reservations are required. Purchase online at Event Brite (see link) or by calling Paint Me Purple Studios at 757.773.4175.

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Mighty Machine Day / ESRC Family Fall Fest

September 22, 2018, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ East Suffolk Recreation Center

Come out and have fun bringing the fall season in during our Mighty Machine and Family Fall Fest Day! Families and children will enjoy exploring and learning about our city's professional firefighters, police, sanitation engineers, and emergency medical team, and their MIGHTY MACHINES! Participants will have a wonderful time enjoying music, food, crafts, bingo, vendors, glow-in-the-dark activities and so much more! This community event is free and open to the public.

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Suffolk Peanut Fest Queen's Banquet

September 27, 2018, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Hilton Garden Inn Suffolk Riverfront

Today's Peanut Festival queen is selected from among rising high school seniors that are evaluated by a panel based on four criteria: a creative writing essay; school activities; awards and achievements; and community involvement. The Queen and her Court will be recognized at a Banquet produced by the Pilot Club of Suffolk. General Seating only. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Ticket outlets include: The Suffolk Visitor Center (524 North Main Street) and Bennett's Creek Pharmacy (3219 Bridge Road).

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Suffolk Peanut Fest Parade

September 29, 2018, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Historic Downtown Suffolk

Kick off the Annual Suffolk Peanut Fest with a festive parade through downtown historic Suffolk. The parade stages in the Lakeside neighborhood and proceeds down Washington Street, turning left onto North Main Street and concludes at Finney Avenue. Sponsored by Lidl. Free and open to the public!

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