2017 Upcoming Featured Events

From food and wine, live music, water sports and more, the Tides has all the makings of great memories! 


Wednesday –  September 20th, 2017 at 6 p.m.

The Tides Inn is proud to announce a celebration of Irvington’s own William (Bill) Westbrook’s inaugural novel, “The Bermuda Privateer”.

We welcome you to attend one of the most important literary events of 2017 in the River Realm and Chesapeake region. Attend the first public release of the novel "The Bermuda Privateer", listen to extracts from the novel read on stage by author Bill Westbrook, and have your copy signed by the author himself.

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Saturday, October 7th, 11 p.m to 3 p.m

The Tides Harvest Festival promises fun for all ages! Our Activities team will make sure the kids have fun with various seasonal crafts, and invite all to participate in a bee “Wiggle Dance” for prizes! 

Join in the fun as we host the first Tides Build-a-Scarecrow – we provide you with a frame and various items of clothing, decorations, etc., or you can bring your own! Prizes will be awarded - including tickets to Taste by the Bay at the Tides Inn on November 18th!

Beginning at 12 p.m, everyone will relax and enjoy food, games and entertainment on the Croquet Lawn, and at 2 p.m bee enthusiasts are welcome to join our beekeepers for a brief introduction to beekeeping; those who are interested can arrange for a tour of our apiaries.


Saturday, November 18th

This highly anticipated fifth-year event will include samplings from Virginia wineries, Virginia craft brews, tastings from local restaurants, live music, maritime attractions, and just in time for the holiday shopping season- a variety of artisan vendors. Wineries and restaurants alike will be offering tastings, as well as the option to purchase some of our local favorites! 11 am – 5 pm.


Offering a Bay-to-Table experience through a morning excursion with an authentic, working Virginia waterman, lunch and a culinary demonstration by an experienced, gourmet, seafood chef.


Saturday, December 9th

With over 30 vendors all carrying great gift ideas for anyone on your shopping list – bring your friends and make a day of it! The Chesapeake Restaurant will feature live music, specialty drinks and blue plate specials that are sure to whet your appetite. The kids will enjoy cooking, decorating and ornament painting, hosted by Mrs. Claus herself! 

Please contact our Activities Department at (804) 438-4489 for further information or questions.