Coliseum Central Annual Meeting

The Coliseum Central Annual Meeting will take place Tuesday, February 28 at 8:00AM at the Hampton Roads Convention Center. The meeting will provide a review of the previous year, status reports from key constituents, and a look at the year ahead.

RSVP By February 14

If you work, conduct business, own property or have other vested interest in Coliseum Central, we encourage you to attend! This event is free and open to all members of the BID. Click here to RSVP no later than February 14.

Featured Presentation

The Economy in 2023

How will economic trends influence the business environment in 2023? This presentation will explore the effects of:

  • Rising interest rates
  • Supply chain disruptions
  • Persistent inflation
  • Changing consumer expectations

About the Speaker

Professor Robert M. McNab currently serves as the Chair of the Department of Economics and Director of the Dragas Center for Economic Analysis and Policy at Old Dominion University. He edits the annual State of the Region: Hampton Roads and State of the Commonwealth reports. Professor McNab has appeared in the Associated Press, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post, among others.

Events & Entertainment

Mid Atlantic Quilt Festival

The 34th Annual Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival comes to the Hampton Roads Convention Center (1610 Coliseum Drive) February 23-26. Attendees will have the opportunity to shop in the Merchants Mall, attend workshops, lectures and demonstrations, and view quilt, garment, and fiber art exhibitions at largest quilt festival on the Eastern Seaboard.

For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.

Country For Kids Concert

Country for Kids presented by Old Point National Bank will take place on Sunday, March 26, 2023 at Hampton Roads Convention Center (1610 Coliseum Drive). This annual charity concert benefits the Center for Child & Family Services, which has been serving the community since 1943.

Multi-platinum entertainer Sara Evans will return to headline Country for Kids 2023. Sara has five No. 1 singles, including “A Real Fine Place to Start” and “Born to Fly,” and was named Top Female Vocalist by the Academy of Country Music in 2006.

For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.


Participate in Hampton Restaurant Week

Hampton Restaurant Week, sponsored by the Hampton Convention & Visitor Bureau, is back March 5-19, 2023. This year’s theme is “Sip, Savor and Stroll.” Participating restaurants may offer any combination of $10 and/or $15 lunches and $25 and/or $35 dinner specials. Patrons will be encouraged to visit a variety of restaurants during the two-week period.

Sign up today and be a part of the action:

  • Free publicity
  • Encourage future visits
  • Attract new customers
  • Your restaurant featured on social media and press releases
  • Digital and print advertising

The first ten restaurants to sign up will receive a special social media promotion. Click here for more information. Email to receive a link to the online application. Deadline to register is February 8.

Sentara CarePlex Hospital 20th Anniversary

In December 2022, Sentara CarePlex Hospital celebrated 20 years serving the Hampton community. Since its opening, Sentara CarePlex Hospital has become home to the region’s first dedicated orthopedic hospital, has a newly opened Family Maternity Center, and has achieved Magnet Recognition for nursing excellence.

Bryant & Sratton College Financial Aid Information Summit

In honor of Financial Aid Awareness Month, Bryant & Stratton College (5030 Kilgore Avenue) will be hosting a special event for college degree seekers (traditional HS graduates & adult learners). The 2023 Financial Aid Information Summit will take place Thursday, February 16th from 6 – 8 PM.

Attendees will have the opportunity to:

  • Meet with Financial Aid experts to understand the funding process
  • Get FAFSA application assistance during the open lab session
  • Take a special accompanied tour around the campus
  • Be entered in raffles to win awesome prizes

Special information sessions will address scholarships, loans, and military educational benefits.

For more information and to reserve your space, please call 757-896-6001. This event is free and open to the public.

Upcoming Blood Drive

February 9
YMCA Health & Wellness Center
4001 Coliseum Drive

There are no Board or Committee meetings in the month of February.

Private Development Updates

Now Open

Colony Square
Collaborative Health
304 Marcella Rd., Ste. A
(757) 872-3800

Coliseum Crossing
15 Coliseum Crossing

Coming Soon

Coliseum Specialty Shops
2400 Cunningham Drive
Ste. 900

Peninsula Town Center
Crown Jewelers
2360 McMenamin St.


Peninsula Town Center
Kay Jewelers
2854 Kilgore Ave.
(757) 262-0490

Under Construction

Coliseum Marketplace
Onelife Fitness
2170 Coliseum Drive