Breaking the Summer Doldrums: Christmas in July Returns to Reaver Beach

July 19, 2023

Calling all whimsical weekend warriors! You just got plans for this Saturday.

Once Juneteenth and July 4th pass, the summer is a bit empty with no real holidays. It’s a deep 2-month drought of fun when the heat of the summer is at its peak.  And sure some people make going to the beach practically its own holiday but for most of us it’s not quite the same.

Reaver Beach Brewing Company is back for a second year to break our festive dry spell. This Saturday, they’re hosting their Christmas in July Night Market to bring us a lot of cheer and a little beer.

I think they are clever enough to realize we’re all yearning for those crispy cold Winds of December, so they’re bringing Santa Claus back from Margaritaville early. The elves, though, they’re still on vacation. The gifts, toys, and treats will be supplied by a jam-packed lineup of over 50 vendors.

A ragtag team of local makers, crafters, artists, and generally creative folks are putting their best works on display and on the market. Weaving through the lines of tents, special creations will be at every table. Crochet, paintings, beadwork, jewelry, wood crafts, and candles are just the tip of the iceberg.

Whether you want to treat yourself, surprise a friend with a gift, or get six months ahead of your holiday shopping, there’s sure to be something that you can’t leave without.

Nate Sacks will be gracing the crowds with his guitar mastery, while food will be supplied by Krazy Trompos and Flippin’ Hangry. Reaver Beach is serving up its crowd-pleasing drafts and dropping a new one. Camp Zama, a Japanese rice lager, debuts this weekend.

Don’t miss your chance to grab homemade treasures, culinary delights, and magical music at Reaver Beach’s Christmas in July Night Market.

The Lineup:
23 Beans
99 Refined
Against the Grain Woodcraft
Bad Panda
Beach Bum Coffee
Blair Family Woodcraft
Broken Yeoman
Brys Crochets
Busy Bee Botanical Candles
Cactus Moon Trading
Cray House Works
Creative Celiac
Ginger Sweets Macarons
Graphx Dock
Huckleberry Handmade
Leo and June
Lizzie B Crafts
M and D Crafts
Make Light Art
Malia Nakai Designs
Neptune City Beads
Norfolk Wood Shop
Of Great Value
Organamama Apothecary
Pit Posh Canine Designs
Recykel Handmade
RockN’Crafts by Kelly
SOY Designs
Stained Glass by Alli
Subzero Candies
Sue Bee Pottery LLC
Sugar Bird Jewels
Teeny Planet Creations
That Hippie Painter
That’s What She Said Art
The Intuitive Rock
The Jade Tokki
The Messie Artist LLC
The Seaside Bird
Three Little Birds Embroidery
Touch Of Twinkle – Fairy Hair
Trotting Fox Creations
Tumbeezy Cookies
Wow Just Wow Candle Co.
Wuby’s Wings

Saturday, July 22nd
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Reaver Beach Brewing
3800 Colley Ave Norfolk, VA

Original article from Norfolk Currents can be found here:

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