Here’s what’s happening in Suffolk this weekend

Published 11:51 am Thursday, April 28, 2022

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Friday, April 29 through Friday, June 3

Spring Exhibit: “Threaded: An Invitational Exhibit Showcasing Fiber and Textile Art”

The Suffolk Art Gallery and Suffolk Art League are hosting the invitational exhibit “Threaded: An Invitational Exhibit Showcasing Fiber and Textile Art.” Fiber techniques including hook rugs, yarn-bombing, natural dyes and embroidery will be on display from an eclectic group of artists, including Cheri Babler, Emily Badalamente, Kelsey Brown, Maizelle Brown, Peggy Earl, Asa Jackson, Tanya Rich and Katherine Wassink. Showcasing times are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. and Sundays 1 p.m.- 5 p.m. The Suffolk Art Gallery is located at 118 Bosley Ave. This is a free event and is open to the public. Call 757-514-7284 for more information.

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Saturday, April 30

Tea Tasting and Spring Plant Sale

Join the Suffolk Farmers’ Market for a Tea Tasting and Spring Plant Sale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Suffolk Visitor Center Pavilion. The plant sale will feature gorgeous cut flowers, vegetable seedlings, herbs, potted flowers, shrubs, and even sapling trees — all locally grown. There will be tea tastings and pastries available for purchase, along with teapots, teacups, and packaged teas. Enjoy live music. Free and open to the public. Call the Suffolk Visitor Center at 757-514-4130 for more information.

Saturday, April 30

IconiCon 2022

Suffolk Public Library’s sixth annual, multi-fandom event IconiCon is back in person from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at North Suffolk Library for the biggest free gathering of sci-fi, fantasy, comic, and anime fans in the area. The event features a gaming tournament, cosplay contest, fan art contest, local vendors and more. This event is free and for all ages. No registration required. Call 757-514-7323 for more information.


Saturday, April 30

Arbor Day

Join at 9 a.m. at East Suffolk Recreation, 138 S. 6th St., to celebrate the fourth Annual Arbor Day, including a tree planting and reading of an Arbor Day proclamation. For more information, contact Nakiesha Bridgers at 757-514-4518 or email at

Saturday, April 30

Historic Suffolk Narrated Bus Tour

See Suffolk through the eyes of years gone by. Suffolk’s rich heritage dates back to the early 17th century, when Capt. John Smith first encountered the Nansemond Indians on the Nansemond River. Guided by a Suffolk historian, meet the people and places that made Suffolk the city it is today. Highlights of this windshield tour include Cedar Hill Cemetery, Riddick’s Folly House Museum, Constant’s Wharf, College Court and Suffolk’s Historic Lakeside neighborhood.  Event will be 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Transportation via Suffolk Tourism’s bus, which boards at 1:55 p.m. from the Suffolk Visitor Center.  Masks must be worn while on bus. Cost is $8 adults; $6 seniors (60+), military and children 9-12. Call 757-514-4130 for more information.