Who is Boo? Documentary

The “Who Is Boo?”: The Legend Behind the Name Documentary will premiere at the American Theater (125 East Mellen St.) on September 9 at 7:30PM. Attendees will be treated to a first look at this film that explores the life of Hampton Roads basketball legend, Marcellus “Boo” Williams. The documentary includes interviews with Boo Williams Summer League alumni and college and professional coaches, including Dawn Staley, Sonny Vaccaro, and Howard White.

In addition to the unique viewing opportunity, the event includes a cocktail hour mixer, silent auction, networking, Q&A with Boo Williams, and an after party at Noir Simply A Panache Lounge.

Tickets are on sale now and prices start at $45. To purchase tickets, click here. For more information about the documentary click here.

All-America City Celebrations

The City of Hampton has events planned throughout the year to celebrate its All-America City award. The community is invited to join in the celebration events for this community award.

The next event takes place Sunday August 27 at Mill Point Park (100 Eaton St.) The final concert of the Groovin’ by the Bay series will have an All-America theme featuring carnival games, prizes and treats. Following the concert performance by Soul Intent, attendees will be treated to an All-America fireworks show over the Hampton River. Visit https://news.coliseumcentral.com/all-america for more information about this and other planned events.

Events & Entertainment

Monster Jam

Monster Jam returns to the Hampton Coliseum (1000 Coliseum Drive) September 22-24. Fan favorites Grave Digger, Max-D and Megalodon will provide excitement with massive stunts and head-to-head battles for the Event Championship. Upgrade your experience with passes to the Pit Party where you can see the trucks up close, meet your favorite drivers, and take pictures.

Click here for more information or to purchase tickets.

Hampton Wine & Spirit Expo

Sample some of the best wines produced in Virginia at the Hampton Wine & Spirit Expo September 16-17 at the Hampton Roads Convention Center (1610 Coliseum Drive.) Wineries from all over the state will bring their unique wines for tasting and for purchase. From beginner to expert, there is something for everyone! For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.

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Bryant & Stratton College Rapid Registration

Bryant & Stratton College Hampton Campus will host a Rapid Registration Open House event on August 19th from 10AM-1PM. This event kicks off enrollment for the Fall Semester, which starts September 6. Attendees will have an opportunity to speak with instructors, admissions, and financial aid staff, tour the campus and learn about the degree programs that are available.

For more information about this event, visit https://news.coliseumcentral.com/fall23. For more information about Bryant & Stratton College Hampton Campus, click here.

Back to School Guide

It’s that time of year! Whether they’re going Back-to-School or Back-to-College, Coliseum Central is your one-stop for all your shopping needs! Find everything you need to make this school year a success in our Back to School Guide. Click here.

Small Business Summer Cafe Series

Hampton Economic Development Department is hosting a series of events this summer to support small business owners. The series will cover a range of topics and will provide valuable insights, practical tips and networking opportunities. August events include:

  • August 15 Marketing 11:00AM-1:00PM at Canvas Social Cuisine (3110 Allainby Way) Special guest from Divinity Marketing Solutions.
  • August 29 Reverse Vendor Fair 9:00AM-12:00PM at Sandy Bottom Nature Park, Nature Center Conference Room (1255 Big Bethel Rd.) Hampton Economic Development and Procurement Departments will provide information about vendor registration and procurement opportunities.

Click here for information on upcoming events and to register.

Upcoming Blood Drives

August 18
YMCA Health & Wellness Center
4001 Coliseum Drive

Development Updates

Now Open

Coliseum Crossing
2155 Coliseum Drive

McAlister’s Deli
Peninsula Town Center
2862 Kilgore Ave.

Coming Soon

Foot Locker
Coliseum Crossing
17 Coliseum Crossing

Spirit Halloween
Peninsula Town Center
3440 Von Schilling Drive

Neighborhood Night Out Recap

Coliseum Central would like to thank everyone who participated in our 20th Annual Neighborhood Night Out Health & Safety Fair August 1 at the Hampton Roads Convention Center. Over 40 first responders, community partners, and District businesses were in attendance, providing information, entertainment and community engagement. Dignitaries including Governor Glenn Youngkin, Mayor Donnie Tuck, Police Chief Jimmie Wideman and City Council Members Steven Brown and Chris Bowman were in attendance.

Save the Date

If you are a District business or community partner interested in participating in next year’s event on August 6, 2024, please contact Angie Ewton at aewton@coliseumcentral.com to be added to the mailing list.


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