Neighborhood Night Out

Coliseum Central’s annual Neighborhood Night Out Health & Safety Fair will take place at the Hampton Roads Convention Center (1610 Coliseum Drive) on August 1st from 4-7PM. This free, family event takes place in conjunction with National Night Out to promote safety, wellness, crime prevention neighborhood unity, and, of course fun!

Local Police, Fire and Sheriff’s departments will be on-hand to demonstrate safety vehicles and equipment. Kid-friendly activities include face-painting, balloon animals, games, music, and more!

In addition, Neighborhood Night Out is partnering with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive from 3-7PM. Help us reach our goal of 20 donors by registering today. Schedule your donation appointment here.

Register Today

If your organization is located in Coliseum Central, you are encouraged to participate. Registration is free and all participation forms must be received by July 12. To register click here.

FREE Customer Service Training

Two FREE Customer Service Training Sessions will be held on June 21st at the Hampton Virginia Aquaplex (1908 Coliseum Drive). Join Allison Moore, corporate comedian, human resources expert, and communications executive as she discusses:

  • Highlighting strengths, talents, and authenticity
  • Finding commonality and belonging in comedy/humor
  • Diversity appreciation
  • Customer service reset

Register here for Session 1 – 9:30-11:30AM

Register here for Session 2 – 1:30-3:30PM

For questions or registration issues contact Rita Bond at 757-826-3327. This event is sponsored by Hampton Convention & Visitor Bureau, Newport News Hospitality Association, Newport News Tourism and Hampton Roads Workforce Council.

Events & Entertainment

Graduation Ceremonies

Congratulations to the Class of 2023! It’s going to be a busy graduation season for the Hampton Coliseum. High school students from Hampton to Williamsburg will walk across the Coliseum stage to receive their diplomas this month.

  • June 3-4 Newport News Public Schools
  • June 9 Williamsburg-James City County Schools
  • June 10 York County Schools
  • June 15-17 Hampton City Schools

Hampton Jazz Festival

Tickets are still available for the 53rd Annual Hampton Jazz Festival presented by Coliseum Central at the Hampton Coliseum (1000 Coliseum Drive) from June 23-25.

Artists scheduled to appear include Stephanie Mills, Charlie Wilson, The Chuck Brown Band, Babyface, Kenny G and Fantasia.

Tickets may be purchased at or at the Hampton Coliseum Box Office. For more information, click here.

757 Experience & Marketplace

Keep the festival atmosphere going at The 757 Experience & Marketplace at the Hampton Roads Convention Center (1610 Coliseum Drive). The retail and after party experience includes local artisans and musicians as well as a Gospel Brunch and Wine Down Jam Session on Sunday.

Click here for more information, or to purchase tickets.


Splashdown Park Now Open

The Splashdown Park at the Hampton Virginia Aquaplex officially opened for the season on May 27. The 26,000 sq. ft. water park features two waterslides, a lazy river, a play pool with a zero-depth entry, a play structure, and in-water basketball hoops, as well as tables, chairs, and poolside food and beverage service.

The park is open from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, Monday-Saturday 11AM-7PM and Sunday 12PM-6PM. Season memberships are available for youth, adults, and families, with resident and non-resident rates. Individual day passes are also available. For more information or to purchase passes, click here.

Bluebird Gap Farm

Renovations are currently underway at Bluebird Gap Farm which will enhance the visitor experience. Contractors will be renovating the silo near the goat and donkey habitats, creating a photo op spot for visitors. In addition, a new pathway between the goat and donkey habitats is under construction. Once open, the pathway will provide guests more access to the animals.

Dads & Grads Gift Guide

Finding the perfect gift for Father’s Day or graduation can be hard. Coliseum Central’s got you covered! With 14 shopping centers and hundreds of retailers, you’re sure to find just what you’re looking for. Check out our gift guide here.

Upcoming Blood Drives

June 16
YMCA Health & Wellness Center
4001 Coliseum Drive

June 30
Bass Pro Shop
1972 Power Plant Pkwy

July 5
Embassy Suites
1700 Coliseum Drive

Business Information

One-on-One Merchant Visits

Coliseum Central staff will be out in the District once a week, meeting one-on-one with our business owners and managers. We want to understand the issues and concerns of our businesses and provide resources to assist them. If you would like to schedule a visit, please email Angie Ewton at or call 757-826-6351.

Retail & Hospitality Security Meetings

Coliseum Central and the Hampton Police Division’s Business Improvement District (BID) Unit will be hosting security meetings for District businesses in the retail and hospitality sectors. At these meetings BID officers will discuss their current initiatives and provide an opportunity for businesses to address issues and concerns.

The meeting for businesses in the Hospitality and Tourism industry will take place on June 8th at 2PM. The Retail security meeting is scheduled for July 15 at 2PM. Both meetings will be in the Coliseum Central office.

Please note, these meetings are in addition to our monthly Security Committee Meetings. If you are interested in attending one of these meetings or joining our Security Committee, please contact Angie Ewton at or call 757-826-6351.

Member Benefits

Businesses located in the Coliseum Central Business Improvement District (BID) have access to programs (many of them free!) that can assist with marketing, security, and physical improvements. As a BID member you can claim your business page on our website, promote your events in our newsletter, and participate in BID events. To learn about all the programs available to BID members, scan the QR code or click here.

Networking Opportunities

Mark your calendar for these networking opportunities taking place this month:

  • June 2 9AM-2PM – Virginia Peninsula Chamber’s Open House, 11850 Merchants Walk, Suite 110- Stop by and see the Chamber’s new office and conference center in City Center at Oyster Point. RSVP here
  • June 13 8-9AM – Coffee Connection hosted by The Chamberlin, 2 Fenwick Road – Connect with other business professionals and learn about Peninsula businesses. Free for Chamber members/ $5 for non-members. Registration is required. Click here to register.