Hampton Flea Market

Power Plant Hampton Roads (1976 Power Plant Pkwy) announced the debut of the Hampton Flea Market, taking place on the last Saturday of every month from 12-6PM, beginning July 27. The Market, with more than 80 vendors set up indoors and outdoors, will be a hub for vintage enthusiasts, crafters, artists, and families. In addition to vendors, there will be family-friendly activities, food and a community atmosphere.

For more information, click here and follow them on Instagram and Facebook (@HamptonFleaMarket). Interested vendors may apply on the website.

Neighborhood Night Out

The 21st Annual Neighborhood Night Out Health & Safety Fair takes place at the Hampton Roads Convention Center (1610 Coliseum Drive) on Tuesday, August 13 from 4-7PM. This free, family-oriented event focuses on crime prevention, wellness, safety, neighborhood unity and family fun. There will be local Police, Fire and Sheriff department representatives as well as kid-friendly entertainment and activities.

District businesses related to health, safety or crime prevention are invited to participate at no cost. This is a great opportunity to promote your business, show your community support, and network with other District businesses. Click here to register.

Events & Entertainment

Missy Elliott

Four-time Grammy Award winner Missy Elliott will be performing at the Hampton Coliseum (1000 Coliseum Dr.) on August 2. The “Out of this World: The Experience”, features Ciara and Busta Rhymes, with special guest Timbaland. Click here for more information or to purchase tickets.

Beast in the East 7

Hampton Road’s largest gaming festival, Beast in the East (BITE), returns to the Hampton Roads Convention Center (1610 Coliseum Dr.) from August 9-11. Guests can enjoy their favorite games and discover new ones, shop for gaming merchandise, listen to live music, compete in tournaments, and more! For more information or to purchase tickets click here.


Maxwell is bringing “The Serenade Tour” to the Hampton Coliseum (1000 Coliseum Dr.) on September 20. Joining him on tour are special guests Jazmine Sullivan and October London. For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.


Local Podcasts

Podcasts are very popular and can be a great way to learn from experts. Here are a few local organizations that have started their own podcasts:

Dominion Physical Therapy & Associates recently launched their podcast, “The Community Connection.” Director of Marketing & Business Development, Lindsay Lopez, talks with community leaders and addresses topics that are relevant to Hampton Roads. You can find this podcast on their YouTube channel here.

Hampton Police Division’s podcast, “Unveiled: with Chief Jimmie Wideman”, gives insight into the world of policing and the men and women who protect and serve. New episodes drop every Thursday on Spotify and Amazon Music. Click here to listen on one of these platforms.

Hampton City Schools (HCS) just completed the first season of “HCS Talks” with Dr. Raymond Haynes, HCS Superintendent. This podcast discusses all aspects of education, including programs and initiatives, community partnerships and more. “HCS Talks” is available on most podcast apps, including Apple, Spotify and Pandora. Click here to listen on your favorite platform.

Community Health & Resource Fair

Bryant & Stratton College (5030 Kilgore Ave.) will host a Community Health & Resource Fair Wednesday July 24 from 10AM-6:30PM. The Chesapeake Regional Healthcare 3D Mobile Mammography Unit will be onsite from 10AM-2PM providing free breast cancer screenings. The Red Cross will be conducting a blood drive from 11AM-3PM. Other activities include massage therapy, mental health awareness, local community resources, vendor giveaways, and more.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information call 757-896-6001 or email Kim Holman at kdholman@bryantstratton.edu.

Summer Guide

Summer is officially here and there’s lots to do and see in Coliseum Central! Beat the heat with some indoor fun, do a little shopping for that summer vacation or grab a bite to eat at one of our more than 90 restaurants! You’ll find everything you need here.

Upcoming Blood Drives

July 24
Bryant & Stratton College
5030 Kilgore Ave.

Development Updates

Now Open

Riverpointe Shopping Center
Velvet Wax & Beauty
1110 W. Mercury Blvd.

Peninsula Town Center
Teriyaki Madness
2033 Coliseum Dr.


Peninsula Town Center
Arisa Medical
4410 E. Claiborne Sq., Ste. 208

Coming Soon

Peninsula Town Center
Day & Night Cereal Bar
1260 Merchant Lane

Small Business Spotlight

Coastal Bath & Shower (2714 Build America Dr.) is a local, trusted resource for bathing safety and aging in place. They can replace conventional fixtures with low-barrier showers and walk-in tubs or install grab bars and safety steps in existing bathtubs, giving older adults affordable and stylish bathing safety options.

Janice Powell is a Certified Aging in Place Specialist, an active participant with the Peninsula Task Force on Aging, and an advocate for empowering older adults to age safely and independently in their homes of choice. For more information about Coastal Bath & Shower, click here.