Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Suffolk: The Chesapeake Jubilee: May 14 - 17

The Chesapeake Jubilee: May 14 - 17

                                                             Virginia Chesapeake Jubilee, Arial photo Chesapeaeke Jubilee,crowd   Once again is time for the Virginia Chesapeake Jubilee.  In it’s 26th year, this local festival is one that my  Hampton Roads family and neighbors look forward to.  The Jubilee celebrates Chesapeake’s birthday.  Chesapeake was born in 1963 when, Norfolk Virginia, county and the city of South Norfolk merged to create Chesapeake.

The events are held thanks to the help of volunteers, city staff, community groups, and police, fire and sheriff’s departments.

Flag dedication at the Virginia Chesapeake Jubilee

The Chesapeake Jubilee is held at one of the parks in Chesapeake Virginia:  The Chesapeake City Park, located in Greenbrier Chesapeake.

500 Greenbrier Parkway.


The Chesapeake Jubilee is a favorite for locals as it has Music,  entertainment, rides,  fireworks, country fair, (that was my kids favorite when they were little) Crafts, Shrimp Feast, Corn hole and Food, barbecue competition and much more.  Here are a few high lights.


This year we can expect great music: 


On Friday at 8:00 p.m.   “The Wailers”  Jamaican reggae

Saturday at 7:30 p.m.     “The Smithereens”  Pop music

Sunday at 4:00 p.m.       “Little Big Town”

For a full music schedule click here

The Wailers, The Smithereens, Little Big Town, music groups


The Chesapeake Jubilee Fireworks are known through out the region.

 Saturday at 9:00PM


Carnival rides are provided by Amusements of America and other private individual vendors like the mechanical bull.

Llama,clown,cornhole, amusement ride

The Chesapeake Jubilee BBQ Cook-off is Friday and Saturday.

 Man cutting barbecue,prices for cook-off,participants cook-off

The 4-H Country Fair starts on Thursday and goes all the way through Sunday. For full music Schedule Click here


The Kiwanis Club of Chesapeake Shrimp Feast is Thursday 4:30 – 7:00 p.m.


Lots of Crafts at the Craft tent.

Corn hole. Open play is available all day on Saturday, May 16, and also before and after the tournament on Sunday. No cost to compete in tournament! For more info and to compete click here


Finally The Jubilee is steel looking for volunteers.  Click here for more information.

The Chesapeake Jubilee at the city park website



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Comment balloon 4 commentsTere Rottink • May 13 2009 05:12PM


Sounds like a good time, see you there!

Posted by Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055 (Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA) over 10 years ago

Wow! Barbecue, shrimp feast and fireworks is what I would enjoy. Very nice post Tere!

Posted by Barb Szabo, CRS, E-pro Realtor, Cleveland Ohio Homes (RE/MAX Trinity Brecksville Ohio) over 10 years ago

All the good events are happening the weekend I am gone.  Not fair!

Posted by Naoma Doriguzzi, New Media Director (Virginia Beach) over 10 years ago

Thanks for allowing us to look over your shoulder at this Blog, learned a lot yesterday in class, now I got to implement.

Posted by Ed Powers, Real Estate, Fort Collins CO Homes For Sale (Ed Powers Real Estate) over 10 years ago

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