The Community Recreation Department hosts a variety of events throughout the calendar year that are designed to be family friendly and engaging for our community.

If you  or your group wishes to host a community event, a fundraiser,  a 5k Running Race, a Parade, a block party, or other special event that closes streets, utilizes park facilities, sidewalks etc, please complete a Special Event Application Form. Civic and community groups, as well as individuals  must utilize the Special Event Application form (PDF). The form needs to be submitted to the Community Recreation Office at least 8 weeks in advance of your event.

Earth Day Celebration at the Point
Saturday, April 22, 2017

at Messick Point at the Aquatic Resource Center
413 Messick Road  10am-1pm  presents by Vector 27 Financial Services
Activities for kids, exhibits, entertainment & more
to celebrate life and living by the Sea!
Presented by Vector 27 Financial Group
Don’t Miss the Fun at Messick Point.
All activities are Free!

Spring Yard Sale in Park

   Saturday, May 20, 2017

This annual event held each spring allows sellers to turn trash into cash! at  Municipal Park, near the pool parking lot. The event typically will hosts nearly 30-35 sellers. May 20, 2017

Clean the Bay-Save the Bay Day   Saturday,  June 3, 2017

Volunteers are needed June 3, 2017 as part of the Chesapeake Bay Statewide Clean the Bay Day. We need your help at Messick Point to preserve our City’s coastline.
Time: 9:00am. Bring boots, gloves, and bug spray as we’ll have lots to do to help protect and beautify our waterfront area. Your help is appreciated. To serve as a volunteer call
Mel Insley at 868-3580.

Fairies and Friends Day in the Garden
Saturday, June 10, 2017

Poquoson Museum Garden 968 Poquoson Ave
10am-1pm Free
Children & their Families ages 10 and under
Wear your wings and costumes.
Experience the fun of the Poquoson Museum Learning Garden and the role fairies played in blessing the crops for an abundant growing season.
Enjoy magical garden activities, face-painting, fairy fun with wand making & other crafts, and fairy learning activities in partnership with the
Virginia Cooperative Extension York-Poquoson Master Gardeners &
the City of Poquoson Community Recreation

Hook a Kid on Fishing-Kid’s Fishing Day

Saturday, June 24
8am-11am Ages 5-12
Messick Point, Poquoson
Presented by Vector 27 Financial Group
Enjoy educational activities and learn how to fish. Loaner equipment provided.
Parents encouraged to help assist! We will be fishing from the waterfront. Dress accordingly. No experience needed. Program is free.

Poquoson Seafood Festival

Celebrate the bounty of the Chesapeake Bay, with Poquoson's Annual salute to the working water men and life along the bay in our coastal City. This three day festival in Mid-October features over 150 artisans, 2 stages of live entertainment, local exhibitors and businesses, as well as a variety of local and specialty seafood in our renowned Food Court. 
The Poquoson Seafood Festival supports kick-off events leading up to the event.
 Visit the Poquoson Seafood Festival website for full details.
The Festival will be held in 2017 as follows:
Friday, October 20
Saturday, October 21
Sunday, October 22

Annual Poquoson Holiday Parade

Friday, December 1, 2017 7pm

  • Held Annually in Early December
  • Wythe Creek Road will close at 6:45 to prepare for the parade. Poquoson Avenue from Champs to Tidewater Z Shop will become 1 way beginning at 5:45pm.
  • Parade Begins at 7pm
  • Judges Stand at Dominion Village; Awards and Refreshments following at Dominion Village approx. 8:30pm
  • Special Thanks to the 2016 Sponsors: Pomoco Nissan of Hampton; Poquoson Fire Co. & Rescue Squads; Dominion Village; City of Poquoson

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