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  1. TGIF Summer Concert Series: Rocky 7

    August 19, 2022, 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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    Bennett's Creek Park

    Suffolk Parks & Recreation wants you to kick off your weekend right with the TGIF Summer Concert Series of 2022, so join them at Bennett's Creek Park! The park will open at 6pm and the bands will take the stage at 6:30pm. The music will have you jamming in your seat until 9:30pm. Lots of family fun, with food vendors, bounce houses, adult beverages, and merchant vendors.

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  2. Hometown Heroes Tour of Cedar Hill Cemetery

    August 20, 2022, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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    Departs from Seaboard Station Railroad Museum porch

    Suffolk’s citizens, like in most other American localities, have served and sacrificed in the name of freedom. The 60-minute walking tour highlights and honors the graves and memorials of soldiers from Suffolk and old Nansemond County who died in combat during the two World Wars, Korean War and Vietnam War. Advance reservations required. Participants will meet at the porch of the Seaboard Station Railroad Museum.

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  3. Summer of Adventure at the Center: Jumanji - Welcome to the Jungle

    August 21, 2022, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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    Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts

    Join Suffolk Tourism, in partnership with the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts, as they proudly present Summer of Adventure at the Center, a series of three blockbuster adventure films. The series concludes on Friday, August 21, 2022, when Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle comes to the big screen. Admission is $2 per person, and the movie will begin at 2pm. To purchase tickets, contact the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts box office at 757.923.2900 or visit SuffolkCenter.org.

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  4. Sip and Spell: Adult Spelling Bee

    August 25, 2022, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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    Nansemond Brewing Station

    Join the Suffolk Public Library and Nansemond Brewing Station for a fun-filled adult spelling bee! There will be something for everyone to enjoy from learning new words to enjoying spelling flubs with friends.

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  5. Great Dismal Swamp Safari

    August 27, 2022, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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    Departs from the Suffolk Visitor Center

    The Great Dismal Swamp is anything but dismal. The narrated Swamp Safari, one of Suffolk’s most popular attractions, fills up quickly. This three-hour tour is led by a biologist specializing is the unique habitat of the Great Dismal. Learn about the history, lore, vegetation and wildlife with this adventure that includes a brief walk to Lake Drummond. Sunscreen, insect repellent, comfortable clothes and shoes are recommended. A small snack and beverage is provided. This tour is not recommended for very small children. Reservations are required and cancellations are expected no less than 48 hours prior to scheduled tour. Call the Suffolk Visitor Center at 757.514.4130 to reserve your spot.

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  6. Historic Suffolk Narrated Bus Tour

    August 27, 2022, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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    Departs from Suffolk Visitor Center

    See Suffolk through the eyes of years gone by! Suffolk’s rich heritage dates back to the early 17th century, when Captain John Smith first encountered the Nansemond Indians on the Nansemond River. Even now, you can trace Suffolk’s legacy through our historic homes and neighborhoods, churches and Virginia Civil War Trails. Guided by a Suffolk historian, you meet the people and places that made Suffolk the city it is today. Highlights of this windshield tour include Cedar Hill Cemetery, Riddick’s Folly House Museum, Constant’s Wharf, College Court and Suffolk’s Historic Lakeside neighborhood.

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  7. Cedar Hill Cemetery Stroll

    August 27, 2022, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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    Departs from Suffolk Visitor Center Pavilion

    An official Virginia Civil War Trail site, Cedar Hill Cemetery has long been an attraction for history buffs and even walking groups. The Suffolk Division of Tourism offers a guided stroll through the pleasant 32-acre cemetery, rich in history and natural beauty. The 75-minute daytime tour will offer unique insights into Suffolk’s heritage as tour goers traverse the cedar-lined terrain dotted with timeworn headstones. Reservations are required and cancellations are expected no less than 48 hours prior to scheduled tour. Call the Suffolk Visitor Center at 757.514.4130 to reserve your spot. Participants will meet under the Suffolk Visitor Center Pavilion.

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  8. Kayak Excursion of the Great Dismal Swamp's Lake Drummond

    August 28, 2022, 9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
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    Departs from the Suffolk Visitor Center 

    Experience the unusual and breathtaking Lake Drummond, a 3,108-acre bowl-shaped lake located near the center of the Great Dismal Swamp. Guided kayak excursions are facilitated by a water adventures outfitter with years of experience. All equipment is included with registration fee. Sunscreen, insect repellent, and comfortable clothing recommended. Participants must be at least 10 years of age or older; anyone 17 and younger must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. You are encouraged to bring a snack and bottled water.

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