Blackbeard Pirate Festival

Day Trip

Day trip

Hampton, Virginia, celebrates 400th anniversary

What: Hampton, Va., is celebrating its 400th anniversary with a weekend of festivities, including the 11th Annual Blackbeard Pirate Festival, complete with a Grand Pirates Ball. Also on tap is the Hampton Heat 200, a NASCAR event, at Langley Speedway. Enjoy a piece of Baltimore when an anniversary cake resembling the historic St. John's Church — the oldest English-speaking parish in the America — and prepared by Duff Goldman of Charm City's Ace of Cakes, is unveiled at the Virginia Air & Space Center.

Where: Downtown Hampton.

When: The pirates ball is Thursday, but most...