Fun to Do: Cajun festival, monster trucks at the Oceanfront, ‘Romeo and Juliet’ and more

Looking for something to do during the next week? Here are just a few happenings in Hampton Roads.

Bayou Bon Vivant, a Cajun music, food and art festival, kicks off at noon Friday with free admission till 2 p.m. Tickets required from 2 to 10 p.m. Friday, noon to 10 Saturday and noon to 6 Sunday. At Town Point Park, Waterside Drive, Norfolk. Single-day tickets start at $10. For more information or festival schedule, visit

Virginia Symphony Orchestra presents “Romeo and Juliet” with JoAnn Falletta. Friday at Ferguson Center for the Arts, 1 Avenue of the Arts, Newport News; and Saturday at Wilder Performing Arts Center, 700 Park Ave., Norfolk. Both performances start at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $10. For information on pre-concert ticket benefits, visit

Pungo Offroad Monsters on the Beach is back, as the annual event roars onto the sand this weekend. 7:30 p.m. Friday, noon and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday between 4th and 8th streets at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. Tickets start at $23. To buy online, visit For Monster Experience ticket options and event lineup, visit

The Little Theatre of Virginia Beach presents “The Outsider,” a comedy that pokes fun at politics and celebrates democracy. Various dates through June 9 at 550 Barberton Drive. Tickets start at $20. To buy online or check availability, visit

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Grammy Award winner Tye Tribbett will bring his friends to Norfolk. The artist won 2024’s Best Gospel Album for “All Things New (Live in Orlando)” this year. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, at Chrysler Hall, 215 St. Paul’s Blvd. Tickets start at $25.50. To buy online, visit

The 32nd annual Umoja Festival, a festival of unity, will feature live music, international foods and more. 6:15 p.m. next Friday, May 24; 1 p.m. next Saturday, May 25; and 2 p.m. next Sunday, May 26, at Festival Park, 16 Crawford Circle, Portsmouth. Admission to most shows is free except for the R&B Money tour, featuring Tank with Keri Hilson and Carl Thomas (8 p.m. next Saturday, May 25). For ticket information or festival lineup, visit

Events may change. Check before attending.

Patty Jenkins,