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NORFOLK -- If you're not planning to leave town for the Labor Day weekend, AltDaily says these are some events you shouldn't miss.

VIRGINIA BEACH -- American Music Festival
The 21st annual American Music Festival, presented by Chevrolet is Friday, Saturday and Sunday. It features four major headline bands on the 5th Street Main Stage: Train, Hunter Hayes, Creedence Clearwater Revisited and Blues Traveler. But it's all music, all the time at the Oceanfront.

VIRGINIA BEACH - Also at the Oceanfront is the Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon
The annual event features the Health and Fitness Expo at the Convention Center on 19th Street; the half marathon with live rock bands every mile along the course and more.

NORFOLK -- Virginia Zoo Watermelon Challenge-Keepers vs. Elephants.
Who can eat the most watermelons in five minutes. Watch them chow down at 1 p.m. Saturday, August 30, at the Virginia Zoo, 3500 Granby St.

NORFOLK -- 5th Annual National Poetry Awards
The National Poetry Awards is a community-oriented award ceremony recognizing poets and spoken word artists for their talent, humanity, leadership and their passion.
August 29-31 at Marriott Waterside Hotel in Norfolk
Tickets: $25.00

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