The 21st Annual Neighborhood Night Out Health & Safety Fair will take place at the Hampton Roads Convention Center (1610 Coliseum Drive) on 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.

Register Now

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. Deadline to register is July 12.

Advertise Your Business Via Billboard

Coliseum Central is showcasing District businesses as part of our seasonal billboard campaigns. Each campaign will have a theme and will highlight businesses using fun taglines. There is no cost to participate. Adams Outdoor Advertising will create the ad and businesses will have final approval before it runs. Billboard campaigns will run for up to two weeks.

Our next campaign is Summer events, activities and leisure. If your business pertains to those categories, is located in Coliseum Central and you would like to participate, please visit

Deadline to submit materials for summer campaign is May 31. If you have any questions, please contact Angie Ewton at

Events & Entertainment

Mother’s Day Celebration

The Mother’s Day Celebration returns to the Hampton Coliseum (1000 Coliseum Drive) on May 11. This annual event features music from today’s biggest gospel artists including Donnie McClurkin, Tasha Cobs-Leonard, Clark Sisters and Ricky Dillard. Tickets are available at and the Hampton Coliseum Box Office. For more information click here.

The Bodacious Bazaar

The Bodacious Bazaar Spring Show comes to the Hampton Roads Convention Center (1610 Coliseum Drive) May 24-26. Over 250 vendors, artists and crafters along with several of Virginia’s finest wineries will be on site for this 3-day shopping extravaganza. Tickets may be purchased online or at the door. For more information click here.

Brick Fest Live

Brick Fest Live is coming to the Hampton Roads Convention Center (1610 Coliseum Drive) June 8-9. Brick fans will enjoy life-sized models, hands-on activities, shopping for hard-to-find items and more! Enhance your experience with a VIP Ticket which includes an event exclusive build, VIP badge and collectible event pin. For more information or to purchase tickets click here.


Celebrating Our Small Businesses

There are many small businesses that call Coliseum Central home. We understand that they are an important part of the success of the District and would like to recognize them in our Small Business Spotlight. Each month we want to shine the spotlight on a District business to learn who they are, what they do, and where you can find them.

If you are a small business owner in the District and would like to be featured in an upcoming newsletter, please click here to submit your business information, logo and headshot.

Spring Guide

Spring is in the air and Coliseum Central is the place to be! We have 14 shopping centers where you’re sure to find all the spring essentials, dozens of salons and spas to pamper yourself, 70+ eateries when you need a break, and lots of entertainment venues for a day of fun. Find all there is to do in Coliseum Central this spring here.

The Spring Festival

Parklawn – Wood Funeral Home and Memorial Park (2551 N. Armistead Ave.) is hosting The Spring Festival May 10-11. The Parklawn-Wood Social on Friday, May 10 provides guests with an opportunity to meet the staff and tour the facility from 10AM-3PM. Saturday events include a Mother’s Day Celebration and Paws for Pride pet expo from 10AM-2PM. Guests can enjoy music, food, 80+ vendors, giveaways, pony rides, goat yoga and pet rescues. For more information click here.

Swim Lessons at HVA

Get ready for water fun this summer with swim lessons at the Hampton Virginia Aquaplex (1908 Coliseum Drive.) They offer lessons for all ages and skill levels. Parent and child classes introduce children 6 months – 3 years to the water and teach parents water safety. Separate classes are available for preschool and school-aged children as well as those with special needs. Adult classes, dive instruction, and intro to competitive swim round out the offerings. Click here for more information or to register.

Upcoming Blood Drives

May 23
Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home
2551 N. Armistead Ave.

Development Updates

Under Construction

Peninsula Town Center
Chase Bank
1700 W. Mercury Blvd.

Peninsula Town Center
Luna Estelle
1246 Merchant Lane

Onelife Fitness Grand Opening

Onelife Fitness (2190 Coliseum Drive) held a ribbon-cutting ceremony April 8 to open their new 60,000 square foot club. Amenities at the facility include state-of-the-art cardio and strength equipment, indoor saltwater pool & whirlpool, boutique studio classes, cycle studio, strike boxing, cardio cinema, kid’s club, and more! In addition to these amenities, members also have access to 9 area locations. Click here to take a virtual tour of the facility, join online, or claim a free trial pass.

sweetFrog Grand Opening

Many city dignitaries and community members were on-hand as sweetFrog (97 Coliseum Crossing) held a grand opening celebration on April 17. sweetFrog features a variety of flavors of soft-serve premium frozen yogurt and a large toppings bar, allowing customers to create their own dessert. This location also features a party room perfect for birthdays or other celebrations. For more information, click here.