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Best Places to Catch Fireworks this 4th of July

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Fri, Jun 29, 2018 @ 11:49 AM

stephanie-mccabe-24620-unsplashFrom the Virginia Beach to Richmond, we are lucky to have so many great options for catching those 4th of July fireworks this holiday!

Hampton
Spend the day on Outlook Beach and check out the Casemate Museum with free admission. Enjoy music from the U.S. Fleet Forces Four Star Edition Ensemble (7:30 p.m.) and then watch the fireworks over Fort Monroe starting at 9:15 p.m. Food and drinks will be for sale onsite. Event is free. Fort Monroe, Hampton.  757-637-7778

Newport News
Spend the evening on the James River with a free concert and fireworks display at Victory Landing Park. Enjoy food and drinks for sale, plus rides and crafts for kids. Free. Victory Landing Park, Newport News. 757-962-1400

Suffolk
See the fireworks in Suffolk at Constant’s Wharf Park! Event starts at 5:30 p.m. and the fireworks display begins at 9 p.m. Hear music by Affirmative Groove and enjoy food and drinks for sale onsite. Event is free. Constant’s Wharf Park, Suffolk.  757-514-7250

Virginia Beach
After your barbecue, head over to Mount Trashmore from 4–10 p.m. for food, live music and fireworks. There is a $5 parking fee to park onsite. Event is free. Mount Trashmore Park, Virginia Beach.  757-385-2990

Watch fireworks on the beach at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. Enjoy live music by the Virginia Beach Chorale, Chester B’s Motown Tribute Show, the Doorway Singers, Symphonicity, and a tribute to Billy Joel. A fireworks show over the Atlantic starts at 9:30 p.m. Free. Virginia Beach Boardwalk, Virginia Beach.  757-491-7866

Williamsburg
Celebrate Independence Day in historic Colonial Williamsburg. Start the day with a salute to the states at 10 a.m. and stay to hear the reading of the Declaration of Independence. Enjoy colonial-themed activities throughout the day, such as three-legged-races, crafts and tomahawk throwing. Hear performances by the Colonial Williamsburg Fifes and Drums and The Jangling Reinharts. There will be sumptuous food as guests feast on a come-and-go as you please buffet dinner at the Williamsburg Lodge. Fireworks start at 9:20 p.m., and reserved seating is included. Tickets available online, $85 for adults and $55 for children ages 6–12. Free parking available. Colonial Williamsburg.  888-965-7254

Yorktown
Come salute America along the Yorktown Waterfront with a patriotic parade on Water Street at 9 a.m. Evening activities feature a bell-ringing ceremony at 7 p.m., live musical entertainment at 8 p.m. and spectacular fireworks on the York River at 9:15 p.m. Free. Riverwalk Landing, Yorktown. 757-890-3500. YorkCounty.gov

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RICHMOND FLYING SQUIRRELS GAME & INDEPENDENCE DAY DUELING FIREWORKS CELEBRATION
What’s better than watching baseball while eating peanuts and cracker jacks? How about all of that AND fireworks! Come out and root, root, root for the home team as the Richmond Flying Squirrels take on the Akron RubberDucks at The Diamond at 6:35 p.m. It's a perfect way to celebrate Independence Day in RVA with your family or friends while enjoying America's favorite pastime! This game usually sells out, so we recommend ordering your tickets in advance. 


DOGWOOD DELL (BYRD PARK)
Pack a picnic, grab a blanket, and head over to Dogwood Dell to celebrate our nation’s independence with a free night of music and fireworks! The Richmond Jazz Band kicks things off with a pre-concert at 6:30 p.m. Then the main concert begins at 7:30 p.m. featuring the Richmond Concert Band and fireworks at dusk. Arrive early to get a seat within the Dell. Free. 

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS
Celebrate the festive occasion with a spectacular firework display at dark! This event, held at the Chesterfield County Fairgrounds (across from L.C. Bird High School), includes an activity area for children, food vendors and special entertainment. Gates open at 5 p.m. and the fireworks begin at dark. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs and enjoy an evening that’s fun for everyone! Admission is free, but children's wristbands will be available for $5.00 for access to children's amusements and inflatables.

DOREY PARK
Head to Henrico County for a spectacular evening celebrating independence and honoring America’s veterans. Wear your red, white and blue and enjoy the holiday at the park with live entertainment, food trucks, children’s activities in the Family Fun Zone, and a concert by the Richmond Symphony, accompanied by fireworks and a laser light show finale! Guests are encouraged to arrive early and bring a blanket or chair to enjoy the entertainment. Gates open at 5:00 p.m. Free admission.

LEWIS GINTER BOTANICAL GARDEN
Celebrate your Fourth of July with FREE admission to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, thanks to the generosity of CarMax! Show off your red, white, and blue pride and decorate your wagons and strollers for a parade in the Children’s Garden. Enjoy the beautiful gardens, Butterflies LIVE! and Origami in the Garden exhibits. Listen to live music by the Happy Lucky Combo. The kids can cool off in WaterPlay. There will be water stations at key locations, food for purchase at the Garden Café, and the library will be open from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. as a place to take a break from the fun and sun! Rain or shine.

Local fireworks...just another reason why we love where we live!

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Third Annual Funhouse Fest

Posted by Grayson Moore on Tue, Jun 19, 2018 @ 08:53 AM

Are you looking for a weekend full of amazing music, delicious food, and thirst-quenching craft beer? Look no further than Funhouse Fest in Williamsburg this Friday and Saturday, June 22nd and 23rd. Enjoy music from Alison Krauss, Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers, the Virginia Symphony Orchestra String Quartet, Amos Lee and more. Taste delicious creations from food trucks including Bodacious Pizza, Capt’n Crabby and Cast Iron Catering Company. Take a break from the heat and sample thirst-quenching craft beers from Alewerks, Billsburg Brewery and Devil’s Backbone. Funhouse Fest will be held on the lawn of the Arts Museums of ColonialIMG_2213-750x500 Williamsburg, located at 326 Francis Street W, Williamsburg VA  23185. Tickets may be purchased online, at the Virginia Arts Festival Box Office (440 Bank Street Norfolk, VA) or by calling 757-282-2822. Tickets may also be purchased at the Williamsburg Municipal Building, located at 401 Lafayette Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185 (open Monday through Friday from 8AM to 4:30 PM).  For more information about the event, consult the Frequently Asked Questions section.

 

 

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Merchants Square Summer Breeze Concert Series

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Thu, May 31, 2018 @ 03:45 PM

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The Summer Breeze outdoor concert series in Merchants Square is back!  Concerts will take place every Wednesday from June 6th - September 19th from 6-9pm.

Bring your lawn chair and spend the evening listing to the sounds of local music.  All concerts are free and will be on the Lawn of the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum in Colonial Williamsburg.

Click here for a list of bands and dates.

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Busch Gardens Food and Wine Festical

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Thu, May 31, 2018 @ 03:04 PM

kelsey-chance-575541-unsplashFrom corks to coasters & craft beers to concerts...the Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival is open every Fri., Sat. & Sun. May 25 - July 1. A short drive from even the Peninsula and Richmond, we are lucky to have them in our backyard!

Unleash your inner foodie with over 60 specialty food items, 30 different wines, 25 craft beers and 20 unique cocktails not normally served at the park. Plus, catch big-name concerts on select Saturday nights and additional entertainment throughout the event. 

For more information, visit https://buschgardens.com/williamsburg/events/food-festival/ .

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Attention House Hunters: The Liz Moore Summer Open House Extravaganza is Back!

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Fri, May 18, 2018 @ 12:51 PM

Calling all house hunters!  Visit a Liz Moore open house between May 19th and September 1st, 2018 and you'll be entered into a drawing to win some amazing prizes.  

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House hunters can register for the drawing at every Liz Moore open house.  The more you visit, the better your chances are of winning!
 
Click below for a list of open houses and to view complete contest rules.
 
Summer Open House Extravaganza Participating Properties

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Spring Tour of Homes in Patriots Landing

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Tue, May 15, 2018 @ 02:31 PM

Join us for a Spring Tour of Homes in Patriots Landing May 19th & 20th from 12-5!  Meet Kevin McNulty from LifeStyle Builders on Sunday and enjoy our free ice cream truck.

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At Patriots Landing in New Kent County, experience the serenity of living in a rural environment and the convenience of being only fifteen minutes from downtown Richmond. A planned, new home community of custom and waterfront homes located near Interstates 64 and 295, Patriots Landing is close to shopping, dining and entertainment, both in the Richmond and Williamsburg areas. With private, wooded homesites and plentiful amenities, Patriots Landing has so much to offer!

Interested in a brand new home in Patriots Landing?  Download the price list below.

Download the Patriots Landing Price List

 

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LPGA Kingsmill Championship: May 14th–20th

Posted by Grayson Moore on Mon, May 14, 2018 @ 11:06 AM

Come out to Kingsmill Resort this week to enjoy LPGA Golf on the beautiful River Course. The LPGA Kingsmill Championship is a must for golf enthusiasts and the resort has proudly hosted over 30 professional golf events in the past. The 6,326 yard Par 71 course designed by Pete Dye proves to be an enticing challenge to even the ak-n-cakiner-651430-unsplashmost skilled players. All overnight guests of Kingsmill Resort receive complimentary clubhouse tickets during their visit. To purchase tickets visit http://www.thekingsmillchampionship.com/  

 

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National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington D.C.

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Thu, Apr 05, 2018 @ 03:14 PM

dcEvery year, mother nature puts on a vibrant display of beauty in Washington, D.C. when the cherry blossom trees bloom and line the Tidal Basin with delicate pale pink and white flowers for a few weeks every spring. This event draws thousands of tourists from around the world but luckily for us this spectacular site is only a short drive away.

This year, the National Cherry Blossom Festival runs from March 20th to April 15th. The peak bloom period will almost certainly be during the festival but will officially be predicted by the National Park Service on
March 1st.

The National Cherry Blossom Festival is a tradition that showcases the beautiful gift of 3,000 cherry trees that the city of Tokyo gave to our nation’s capital in 1912. The annual festival is a three-week, city-wide event featuring more than 200 cultural performances and special events. From arts and exhibits to cuisine and sports, there is something for everyone to enjoy!

Getting around the city during this popular event can be challenging, especially on the weekends. Parking is limited in the city, so the best way to get to the Tidal Basin and the National Mall is by public transportation.

Once you’ve arrived, the simplest way to enjoy the day is to take a stroll along the Basin and enjoy the breathtaking views of the trees and the city’s most iconic landmarks. The beautiful trees make a great background for photos so be sure to bring your camera along. The best time to walk around and avoid
the crowds is early morning or early evening. You can expect more people on weekends and when the blooms are peaking. The east side of the Tidal Basin (between the National Mall and the Jefferson Memorial) tends to get the most congested.

Aside from walking, there are so many fun ways to enjoy the beautiful blossoms and celebrate the season.

Many guided tours are offered during the Festival and offer more information and details about the trees, Festival, monuments, and area. You can see the sights on a guided trolley tour, walking tour, by bicycle, by
Segway, by DC Duck, and more. You can take a free walking tour with a National Park Service Ranger and learn about the history of the cherry blossom trees and more. Tours such as Cherry Talks/Walks, Junior Ranger
Programs, and Lantern Tours are available. You can also enjoy the beautiful views from a boat cruise. Cruises range from a 45-minute sightseeing tour to a 2.5-hour dinner. Advance reservations are recommended for all of
these activities.

While viewing the blossoms you can mix in a little bit of history and culture. You can visit the monuments in sight of the cherry blossoms like the Jefferson Memorial, the National Mall, the White House, the FDR Memorial, and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. All of the memorials have National Park Service programs that provide insight and history about 5 the historic sites.

For a different view of the blossoms, you can go paddle boating on the Tidal Basin. You can rent a
paddle boat for two to four passengers and enjoy the spectacular views of the cherry trees and monuments from the water. It’s also a great way for the entire family to get some exercise together. Advance reservations are recommended during the festival.

You’ll undoubtedly work up an appetite touring and paddling, and “Cherry Picks” restaurants are ready to
welcome you and continue the cherry blossom fun with special dishes featuring cherries. Cherry Picks
highlights participating metro area restaurants with creative spring menus throughout the Festival. You can try cherry dishes like pork belly confit with cherry sauce, sherry cherry crispy goat cheese salad, brie and prosciutto crostini with cherry chutney, and many more! You can also enjoy special cherry themed cocktails like black cherry punch featuring cherry infused bourbon and cherry liqueur.

The National Cherry Blossom Festival is not only a celebration of spring and the beautiful blooms, but also a cultural event that honors Japanese culture. Over 200 special events and performances are held throughout the duration of the festival and showcase traditional contemporary music, dance, song and martial arts demonstrations. The stage is located at the Festival Welcome Center near the paddle boats. Daily performances will run from noon to 6 p.m. The line-up will include a wide variety of cultural offerings including vocalists, bands, dancers, drum performances, exhibitions, and more.

If you decide to make your day trip an overnight trip, many area hotels offer special cherry blossom-themed
packages which may include discounts, a free bloominspired cocktail, chocolates, meals, or more.

For more information, call the festival hotline at (877) 44-BLOOM or visit the official website at
www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org.

 

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Cupcake Wars for CHKD and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society!

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Fri, Jan 05, 2018 @ 09:18 AM

Mark your calendars – our Annual Cupcake Wars fundraiser will be held on Friday, February 9th from 11am – 2pm (or until we run out of cupcakes) in ALL THREE Liz Moore offices! Get creative and donate your prize winning treats, or stop by and pick up some baked goods for your sweet tooth. All proceeds will go to CHKD and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

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For more information on how you can contribute to this event, email Lynnette at lynnettetully@lizmoore.com.
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Pictures with Santa at Yankee Candle Factory- Saturday, December 16th

Posted by Grayson Moore on Thu, Dec 14, 2017 @ 09:59 AM

Do your kids still need a picture with Santa or do they still need to let him know what they want for Christmas? You’re in luck! Stop by the Yankee Candle Factory on Saturday, December 16th between 9:00 AM and 8:30 PM or during select hours during the holiday season (see link to calendar below). Santa will be there ready to greet your children, listen to gift requests and take pictures. The store will have a mike-arney-174173.jpgprofessional photographer available at select times during the holiday season. A calendar with the photographer’s hours and Santa visitation times can be found here 

 

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