Chesapeake, Virginia is a nature-rich city located along the Intracoastal Waterway in Hampton Roads. With 22 miles of fresh salt waterways, Chesapeake is a nature lover’s dream. The city offers lots of outdoor adventures including paddling through the Dismal Swamp Canal, bird watching, camping and fishing along with outdoor events and diverse dining options. The real estate in Chesapeake offers a range of homes from affordable to luxury to farm land. Find Chesapeake homes for sale below:
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Chesapeake Virginia – Something for Everyone
There was a time when the city of Chesapeake didn’t exist. The area was actually a part of South Norfolk. All of that changed in 1963 when it became obvious that it simply didn’t make sense for South Norfolk to be so big. Creating a smaller town made sense. With a population hovering at about a quarter million people the city is an interesting mixture of small town charm and big city pleasures. The city has put together all sorts of interesting festivals you’ll want to check out.
757 Wine Festival
If you like wine and are going to be in the Chesapeake area you’ll want to check out the 757 wine festival. You won’t be disappointed. The nice thing about this festival is that it’s indoors so weather and insects won’t dampen your ability to enjoy the good local wine you’ll be sampling. In addition to being able to enjoy some of the best wine in the world, you can also attend some very interesting and educational seminars.
The American Indian Festival
The City of Chesapeake has always taken a great deal of pride in their heritage. Not only do they honor the events that made the area famous, but they also pay homage to the cultures that have shaped the town. The American Indian Festival provides local tribes with the perfect opportunity to not just celebrate their own heritage and honor their ancestors, but it also serves as an educational tool for the rest of the community. The event takes place in early June, lasts for two days, and is family friendly.
Some parts of the world might try to hide the events that shaped them, but the City of Chesapeake isn’t one of them. They created the annual Heritage Days as a way to remind visitors and residents about how much times have changed, and how far the area has come since it was settled by the early colonist. Heritage Days provides the entire family with the perfect opportunity to take a step backwards and appreciate their roots.
If you like food, and you like to have fun and hate having to decide between the two, you need to make your way to the Chesapeake Jubilee. You’re guaranteed to have the time of your life. You won’t believe the feast you can enjoy during this long event. In addition to some of the best food you’ve ever had you will also be able take part in all sorts of fun events. The jubilee lasts for four days and is the most popular event the city offers. Residents and visitors of all ages look forward to the event.
Symphony Under the Stars
Next fall if you’re looking for a romantic evening, you and your love should make arrangements to go to the Chesapeake Symphony Under the Stars. Music will be provided by the Virginia Symphony. The only thing you have to do is sit back, listen to the music, and enjoy the sensation of being in love. Symphony under the stars is an affordable and special date night.
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