I love that we have so many terrific festivals here in Hampton Roads in fall. Although the temps today felt more like a return to summer … but still. The boys and I headed down to the waterside at Towne Point Park today for the ETC Indie Music & Arts Festival. We have had a great time the last couple years!
I adore that we we have such a gorgeous waterfront venue – green space, water views, multiple stages, and wonderfully thought out seating areas to make it feel more like outdoor living space. It’s colorful and inviting and I always love spending time there. Today was no exception.
We caught music from some great bands – The Dahus, KOA, and local singer-songwriter Skye Zentz. The music was terrific, the crowd was having fun. I only wish more people realized what a great scene and festival it was … there was plenty of room for more people. Hopefully the turnout will be good this evening for the featured band – The Mowglis. Sorry to miss them but schedules just weren’t going to work for that.
We LOVED the game area that they setup for the festival. Justin settled in and went from being ready to leave quickly to having a great time and not being in any hurry to leave. Ping pong, giant Jenga set, foosball, checkers. Classic games that had kids meeting and playing with other kids, challenging their parents, and basically just hanging out. My kind of setting! And there were some great artists too – found a piece of pallet art that I loved and brought home … nice Welcome sign for our entryway.
And the sky was AMAZING – gorgeous blue with cloud formations sprinkled across the sky. We sat along the deck and had lunch, watching the sailboats and enjoying the beautiful view.
Kudos on a great job with this festival! Our family had a great time and it will definitely be back on the calendar next year.