Parade Of Homes Events


Parade of Homes Preview Gala
Friday, September 30, 2016; 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
Join us for this preview night and grand opening celebration of the 2016 Parade of Homes with live music by The Heather Edwards Band, heavy hors d’ouevres by Smithfield Station, open bar, and champagne toast by Pagan River Wine Merchants. Be one of the first to see the designer showcase homes that will be open for tour. Doors open at 5:00 and the ceremony begins at 5:30. Music, food, bar, and home tours to begin immediately after the ceremony. Attendees must be at least 21 years of age to attend. A limited number of tickets will be sold. Tickets for the Parade of Homes Preview Gala are $60 each and must be purchased in advance at

Family Fun Days
Saturday and Sunday, October 1 and 2; 11:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Music, face painting, children’s activities, characters, and more.

Parade of Homes REALTOR® Day
Wednesday, October 5, 2016; 9:00 am to 11:00 am.
Free event for REALTORS® only that provide a business card at the gate.

International Wine & Food Pairings
Tuesday October 4; event special extended hours 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
Wine tastings from France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Argentina, California, Virginia, Australia will be available at the homes. Come early to tour the homes and stay for the evening with your one entry fee good from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm.

Thirsty Thursdays Concert Series
Thursdays, October 6 and October 13, will have extended hours from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm and feature live music with wine, beer, and food for sale. The Parade of Homes entry fee is your ticket to tour the homes and enjoy an evening in this coastal community. Come early to tour the homes and stay for the concert series. Your one entry fee is good all day – 11:00 am to 8:00 pm.
• Thursday, October 6: Music by The Ben Phelps Project
• Thursday, October 13: Music by Jesse Chong Band

A Taste of Coastal Virginia
Tuesday October 11; event special extended hours 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
Delicious food tastings by local restaurants from across Hampton Roads–all for the $10 admission charge. Wine and beer will be sold. The showcase homes will be open for tour. Featured restaurants include:
Bubba & Franks
Captain Chuck-a-mucks
River Stone ChopHouse
Smithfield Station
The Broken Egg
Vintage Tavern
Wharf Hill Brewery

Public Service Day
Saturday October 15; 11:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Live music, food, beer, wine, and recognition of local firefighters, EMTs, police officers, and others who serve our community.

Parade of Homes Oyster Roast
Hosted by the Professional Women in Building Council (PWBC)
Friday, October 14; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
Enjoy an evening of oysters, beer and wine. Tickets are $45 if purchased by September 26, tickets will be $55 after September 26. Tickets can be purchased HERE. Sponsored by the Professional Women In Building Council. 

Parade of Homes 5k Run
Hosted by the Professional Women in Building Council (PWBC)

Sunday, October 16; 9:00 am registration, 10:00 am start.
The race will kick off at 10:00 am with a FREE Kids Fun Run to follow. The 5k race is sponsored by the PWBC – Professional Women In Building Council. The $28 entrance fee will benefit Roc Solid. Click HERE to learn more and to enter this fun race.