Things To Do in Suffolk Virginia
You have decided to move to Suffolk Virginia. So what is there to do once you get settled in?
Bennett’s Creek Park is a 50 acre park that provides something for the entire family to enjoy. It includes two free boat ramps, a fishing and crabbing pier, a play ground for the kids, tennis courts, covered shelters, a nature trail for the hikers or anyone who wants to get close to nature and open fields where you can enjoy a picnic in the beautiful Virginia sunshine.
The Suffolk Golf Course is definitely family fun. It is an 18 hole, par 72 public course that include a driving range, practice green, practice bunker, and club rentals. Don’t forget to visit the snack bar or the restaurant.
The Suffolk Ruritan Club Shrimp Feast happens every October at the Suffolk Executive Airport. This event features all-you-can-eat steamed shrimp and Old Bay seasoned shrimp. But, that’s not all. Enjoy fried chicken, North Carolina bar-b-que with all the fixins – potato salad, coleslaw, and rolls. This event has live musical entertainment. Fun for the entire family, so come out and spend the day with us rhubarb candle.
Sleepy Hole Park overlooks the breathtaking Nanesemond River. It include a number of natural area, twelve picnic shelters, a playground for the children, nature trails for the nature lovers and a beautiful lake.
The Sleepy Hole Golf Course is a legendary 18 hole, par 72 championship public golf course that is located at the Sleepy Hole Park on the Nansemond River. It has been host to eight LPGA Tour events as well as served as a venue for many prestigious amateur tournaments. The course features large greens and tree lined fairways. It includes a practice bunker, driving range, chipping area and practice green. Don’t forget to stop by the pro shop and the snack bar.
The Old Nansemond County Courthouse was build in 1840 to replace the former courthouse which burned down in 1837. The building was built in the tradition of the earlier Jeffersonian-style public building. It is an example of beautiful Roman Revival architecture. It was first used by Nansemond County and then by the City of Suffolk until 1998.
Late October sees the Driver Days Festival. This two day festival features down-home hospitality complete with music, home cooking, a parade and unique shopping. The return of spring is the time for the Outdoor Spring Fling in Suffolk. This weekend festival includes a craft market, delicious food, live entertainment, children’s games including pony rides, and competition between the local shop owner for the best or most original spring displays.