This weekend, get out and celebrate the unique flavors of Caribbean cuisine at the Virginia Jerk Fest. On Saturday, July 30, one of the largest Caribbean food festivals in the country takes over the Virginia Beach Sportsplex, bringing along all kinds of authentic dishes, visual arts, live entertainment, and more.
The Virginia Jerk Fest features mainly features different varieties of jerked chicken, which is prepared over an open flame using a mixture of peppers, pimento seeds, scallion and thyme. Aside from its flavorful chicken, you'll also get a chance to try authentic Caribbean sides like roti with curry potatoes, stewed fish, oxtail and more. This is an all-ages event, so if you have kids, be sure to bring them along.
This summer, set out on an adventure without leaving the Virginia Beach area at the Family Great Adventure Series. This summer-long series takes place on certain dates throughout the months of June, July and August, and each new date has a theme based around a popular movie.
The next Family Great Adventure Series date takes place on July 21, and the theme is "Monster Olympics." Interactive family adventures are based around the popular R.L. Stine film Goosebumps, and they feature a number of games and challenges battling the monsters in the film. Once the games are complete, families can relax on the beach and watch Goosebumps on a large outdoor movie screen.