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Weather prompting changes to weekend events in Hampton Roads

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Posted at 8:28 AM, Sep 25, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-25 11:35:56-04

Many local events scheduled for this weekend (September 26-27) here in Hampton Roads have been canceled or rescheduled due to the forecasted weather conditions.

Here’s what we know so far:

NEPTUNE FESTIVAL

The Neptune Festival is the largest event scheduled to occur this weekend in Virginia Beach, featuring seafood, arts & crafts, and tons of events. Unfortunately, the high winds and rough surf at the Oceanfront this week made it difficult for crews to even set up for the weekend’s events. Planners have made quite a few changes to the schedule for the weekend. While some events have been moved or changed, others have been cancelled altogether. Click the link below for the latest information the Neptune Festival’s changes:

VIRGINIA AQUARIUM E-CYCLING EVENT

The fall E-cycling event planned for Saturday, September 26, has been cancelled due to inclement weather. There is no rain date scheduled, and the next E-cycling event is planned for January 2016.

RIBTOBERFEST
Due to adverse weather that is expected to severely impact the Downtown Norfolk area Friday through Sunday, the 3rd Annual Ribtoberfest in Town Point Park, along the Downtown Norfolk Waterfront has been postponed.

HEART OF GHENT 10K

Due to forecasted weather conditions on Saturday, September 26, 2015, which will contribute to a high risk of flooding along the race route and throughout the City, the event stakeholders including the City of Norfolk, Mettle Events, Ghent Business Association, and Monarch Bank have decided to reschedule the Heart of Ghent 10k race to Saturday, October 10th.

MAGNOLIA CIRCLE DRAGON BOAT RACE

The Magnolia Circle Dragon Boat Race scheduled for this Saturday at Nauticus in downtown Norfolk has been postponed due to inclement weather forecasts expected to affect the area.

Paddles Up Welcome and Wake the Dragon Ceremony at the Pagoda Restaurant scheduled for this Friday has also been postponed.

Both events will be rescheduled to a later date and all teams will be notified.

SUFFOLK TREASURER’S UNITED WAY GOLF TOURNAMENT

Due to the threat of inclement weather, the 20th Annual Suffolk Treasurer’s United Way Golf Tournament scheduled for Friday, September 25, 2015 has been postponed to the scheduled rainout makeup date of Friday, October 9, 2015.

4TH ANNUAL GORDON BIERSCH ARTS & DRAFTS CRAFT BEER EVENT

Due to inclement weather, the 4th Annual Gordon Biersch Arts & Drafts Craft Beer Event at the Sandler Center scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 26 at 2 p.m. will be postponed. All current ticket holders are encouraged to hold onto their tickets as they will be honored at the rescheduled date, Saturday, Oct. 24.

NORFOLK PUBLIC HEALTH RABIES CLINIC 

Due to the impending weather, the Rabies Clinic for Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Norfolk Department of Public Health will be rescheduled and held on Saturday, October 10th from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 pm at the main Norfolk Health Center, 830 Southampton Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23510.

NORFOLK VIN ETCHING EVENT

Due to the pending rain, the VIN Etching event has been rescheduled to October 13, 2015.